Updated Skincare + Hair Products + Makeup Favorites

Monday, January 22, 2018

In case you're interested, these are the products that I've been loving recently. I mixed up a TON of skincare and I've loved it so much. I've really seen incredible differences. And as you'll see, there are several makeup products I'm really wanting to try soon! I'd love to hear y'alls recommendations too! :) 

Cleanser: Tula Purifying Cleanser
This cleanser totally fixed my adult acne issue, even during pregnancy. I love it and will never change using it now that I've seen how amazing it is. What I love too, is that I consistently read the same thing on big and small blogs, on Facebook from random people, etc. Everyone loves this!

Exfoliator: Beauty Counter Nourishing Cream Exfoliator
I use this about three times a week, and feel like it always perks up my skin.

Mask #1: Tula Exfoliating Mask 
This is basically gold in my humble opinion. It always clears up a breakout and if you don't have it in you to do the full mask, it works great for spot treatment as well.

Mask #2: Clinique Moisture Surge 
This winter my skin has been so dry that I feel like I've been lathering this stuff on constantly. It's so nice because it's an overnight mask so I can just put it on and go to sleep and feel like I'm being productive.

Moisturizer: Tula Hydrating Day & Night Cream

Eye Makeup Remover: Cheapy von Cheap 
Target brand + a cotton pad gets the job done!

Lip Balm: Sara Happ
I heard about this on one of my favorite youtube channels, and it's worth the price tag for sure.

Lip Exfoliator: Fresh
Ben got me this for Christmas and it's completely solved my chapped lips problem. I love it.

Oil: Brightening Facial Oil
In a crazy sale I got one of these free and now I'm addicted. It's so incredibly luxurious and honestly has made all the difference with my skin over the past few months.

Things I'd like to try: 
  • Tula Cleansing Oil 
  • A New Eye Cream: A lot of eye creams have goodies in them that aren't pregnancy safe so I haven't used one while pregnant. I'd love your recommendations for when I'm on the other side of pregnancy! 
  • Lip Sleeping Mask: A longtime blog reader recommended this to me and I've been dying to try it.
  • Fresh Rose Face Mask: I've heard this is amazing!

Liquid Eyeliner: Revlon
Simple and gets the job done! Also, looks like there's an Amazon coupon for this right now at the link.

Foundation: Urban Decay

Foundation Application: Beauty Blender 

Concealer: Beauty Counter 

Blush: Bobbi Brown in "Rose" or Nars in "Orgasm"

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay in "Sin" and "Buck" and "Naked"

Mascara: Too Faced

Eyebrow Pencil: Anastasia

Eyeshadow Primer: MAC in "Painterly"

Things I'd like to try: 
  • Taste Shape Tape Concealer:This stuff is cult favorite, people love it! It's on my wishlist for when I run out of concealer! I also discovered this is only available through Tarte + Ulta so just fyi! 
  • Becca Soft Light Blurring Powder: Lindsey Regan Thorne is absolutely one of my favorite people to follow. She's super down to earth, has incredible style, and is a phenomenal makeup artist. She swears by this and my current powder is about to run out and so this is what I'll be ordering! 
  • Too Faced Neutral Eyeshadow Palette: This is another Lindsey recommendation and ironically I had this exact thing in high school, haha. I do remember loving it, and I think now it'd be perfect for me as an all in one. 
  • Buxom Lip Polish: My last recommendation grabbed from Lindsey's insta stories.. haha. She had the color "Kanani". I feel like a little lip gloss always makes me feel extra polished so I've thought about treating myself to this before my baby shower in early March (I'm so excited!) 
  • Charlotte Tilbury "Magic" Foundation: I can't remember where I saw this recommended. I really have no business trying a new foundation because I like mine just fine but I was intrigued by what I read.. whatever it was. Haha!

Shampoo: Joico 
Conditioner: Joico
After I had Beau my hair was like straw. My friend/hairstylist Rachel recommended this and it completely changed the game for me! Never turning back! 

Dry Shampoo: Drybar
Full disclosure I almost never use dry shampoo but when I do I reach for this one.

Brush: Aveda and WetBrush

Styling: Chi
I have only been using a Chi straightener for years and years and it gets it all done for me! Mine is an ugly color because that's what was cheapest, haha! 


  1. So interesting! I took a makeup class yesterday by my hairstylist/dear friend and she recommended a lot of the same things! Like the Tarte concealer, the eyebrow pencil, and the blushes. I love hearing what people use on a daily basis. I've been loving Rodan + Fields face cleanser, and am about to branch out to some more products. I recently started using Fresh seaberry oil and really loved that. I'm curious about the beauty counter one as its a little higher price point and wondering if it brightens noticeably.

    Oh you should do one of those, whats in my bag posts. I'd really love to see how you break down your purse for when traveling abroad! :)

  2. Beautycounter facial oil is definitely my favorite product I’ve tried from them and I feel like it has transformed my skin. Smells amazing too! I use the number 3!

  3. I too would love to to try the blurring setting powder! Currently I am using Urban Decay naked foundation, but I recently had a sample of IT cosmetics CC cream and I was blown away, so that's my next big makeup purchase!

  4. I've heard so many good things about Tula -- I definitely want to check out their line of products. I'm turning 30 in March so I feel like I need to step up my skincare game!

  5. Lots of things I'd like to try here! I'm curious: are you looking to move toward more "clean" beauty/makeup, or just happen to like those products? No judgment whatsoever - it's something I think about but haven't taken much action on yet and was just curious :)

  6. I recently tried a sample of the lip sleeping mask and it's amazing and has helped my chapped lips so much... plus it smells and tastes like laffy taffy :)

  7. I love the BC face oil! I use no.3 but it’s my favorite product I have tried from them.

  8. Thanks for sharing! Lots of new things I want to try!

  9. That Tula moisturizer is amazing! I tried it out a while back & now I'm trying to use up a few other things I have on hand...but when I need to buy a new one, that will be the one I turn to!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style


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