NARS Sheer Glow Foundation GOBI
I am not a big fan of foundation -- I just can't stand the feeling of makeup on my face -- and I almost always only wore tinted moisturizer, until I found this foundation. Wow! This is such a sheer feeling foundation but with very good coverage -- not full coverage but I would say a medium coverage. Your skin is just left with a beautiful, healthy glow and it evens out the skin tone. I absolutely adore this product and can't imagine ever living without it.
Origins VitaZing(TM) SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer with Mangosteen 1.7 oz
When I don't wear foundation or am in a hurry and just want to even out my skin tone and look really healthy and awake, this is my go-to product. I love everything by Origins, but this has to be one of the best products they have. It's a wonderful moisturizer, but when you put it on there is a slight tint to it that evens out your skin tone and gives it a healthy glow, and you're getting your SPF at the same time! Who doesn't love that?! I don't know what it is about this moisturizer, but it just makes my skin look great and I love the way it feels on my skin.
It's A 10 Miracle Leave In Product, 4-Ounces
This one slipped in under the radar right at the end of 2010. I had asked someone what they put in their hair to make it so shiny and beautiful, and they told me "It's A Ten". I couldn't believe that's all it was, but now I do. This is an amazing product and basically replaces a ton of other hair products that I had and was putting in my hair each time I had to do it. Now I just need this one bottle!
It's A 10 does 10 things instantly: 1. Repairs dry damaged hair. 2. Adds shine. 3. Smoothes and controls frizz. 4. Seals and protects hair color. 5. Detangles. 6. Prevents split ends. 7. Stops hair breakage. 8. Creates silkiness. 9. Enhances natural body. 10. Flat iron spray and thermal protector.
This product really does do all that it claims to and I can't live without it now.
Brushlab Fresh Ceramic Thermal Nylon Bristle Large Hair Brush
I had to include this brush in my top ten because it was a huge breakthrough for me in 2010. I have thick hair and it takes forever to dry, and when I'm finished I feel like my arm is going to fall off. This brush glides through my hair effortlessly, and dries it in half the time, seriously. I don't know how a brush can do that, but it does. I ♥ this brush!
MAC Blending brush 217
If I could only have one eye shadow brush to do everything, this would be it. This is simply an eye shadow brush that no one should be without. It's super soft but also quite dense, and it blends eye shadow perfectly. I really don't know what else to say about it. You know how at Coldstone they have "like it", "love it" or "gotta have it"? Well this is definitely a "gotta have it"!
ORIGINS INCREDIBLE SPREADABLE SCRUB GINGER 8OZ
I am big on exfoliating... BIG! I have tried so many body scrubs and nothing, I mean nothing, compares to this. This scrub isn't harsh, it gently exfoliates your skin and leaves it soooo soft and silky, vibrant, and smelling incredible. The scent is so invigorating.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Lash
There are several good mascaras out there, but this one takes first place for me. It only takes one coat to get thick, dark lashes. I'd have to say I haven't found a mascara that can get my lashes darker than this one; it is an intense black pigment. I love it!
Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat 0.6 oz
My nails tend to peel and break no matter what I try to do to prevent it. This gel coat really helps get and keep my nails healthy while making them look beautiful. There's a brightener in this gel that makes your nails look really white and healthy, and at the same time giving them the nutrients they need. Definitely a can't live without product.
MAC Eye Shadow Frost Satin Taupe
I could literally wear only this color for the rest of my life and be perfectly fine with that. This color suits all skin tones and eye colors and is very flattering. It's a very pretty taupey brown. You can wear it alone on the lid or as a crease color... it's just gorgeous. I don't know what I'd do without this eye shadow.
Korres Lip Butter Glaze Jasmine
This really does feel like butter -- it just melts into your lips when you put it on, and it has a lot of staying power. This lip butter comes in different shades, but my favorite is Jasmine (a sheer pink). It just gives the perfect light pink tint with a bit of shine. And I also love that they're all natural. A must have, especially for dry winter lips.
I'd love to know of any products that you can't live without, so please do share.
Until next time...
Lady by the Bay