Full disclosure. I do not have long and pretty nails. I used to bite my nails when I was younger. Now, I pick at them when I’m stressed or nervous. I can stop myself from time to time when I make a conscientious effort to do so and implement a strict nail care regimen. Below are a few products and treatments that help me attain relatively decent nails as well
If your skin is dry as a desert as is mine, you may want to check out a few of my after shower body care heroes. I’m on about my fifth can of Vaseline Spray Moisturizer. I’ve used all three varieties; cocoa butter, total moisture, and this aloe version. They are easy to use, super moisturizing, and very affordable. Available at drugstores. Goe Oil by Jao is pure luxury. It’s on the
Below are my current favorite eyeliner formulations and shades. All of them meet my criteria: creamy and richly pigmented, apply very smoothly, don’t tug on the eyes, and last all day. Quality eyeliners will last quite some while others dry up rapidly. If you have an eyeliner that you haven’t used in a while, do err on the side of caution and sharpen it before you apply it to your
Mascara. My favorite, cannot live without, beauty product. Here is a rundown of my most loved, and most often repurchased brands and formulas. All are available at the drugstore, Ulta or Sephora. L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise – A kind of drugstore dupe for Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. Gives you thick, fluffy lashes. Essence Lash Princess – My favorite beauty discovery in 2018 is this rock solid mascara.
My all-time favorite lip balms and treatments. I’ve been using Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream for years. Some don’t care for the smell but I love it. This can be used anywhere on the body to treat dry, cracked skin but I use it mostly as a lip treatment. Available at most department stores. It’s a real hero product. Lanolips is a recent discovery that I will repurchase. The Lemonaid
Matrixyl is a peptide combination invented and trademarked in France. Its development was a breakthrough in anti-aging technology and it’s found in hundreds of skincare products. There are three types, or generations: Matrixyl™, Matrixyl™ 3000, and Matrixyl™ synthe’6. One is not necessarily better than the other. My skin benefits greatly from any or all combinations which is why I include it regularly into my regimen. Matrixyl signals your body to
Where were these back in the day when I was younger? I’ve suffered my share of bad eye looks from creasing between the time I left the house in the morning to walking into work. Using a primer under shadow helps your eye makeup last all day and/or night ensuring that your makeup looks more polished and professional. I’ll never be without one. Below are my fail-safe favorites. Urban Decay
The eye creams I’ve included here in my Hall of Fame focus on anti-aging meaning that they deliver some form or forms of active, anti-aging ingredients aside from mere hydration. I’ve been testing more affordable eye creams as of late and will include some of them in an upcoming post but none to date deliver the results of the following eye creams that come at a higher price. I will
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and when used in skincare offers a multitude of benefits. It brightens and boosts the production of collagen. It also fights free radicals caused by UV exposure and pollution. Incorporating Vitamin C into your daily skincare routine works to prevent hyperpigmentation leaving skin brighter, and firmer with a more even skin tone. I use a Vitamin C serum nearly every day. These are
One of the quickest and easiest ways to wake up the face and pull a look together, regardless of what you’re wearing, is to put on a red lip. That and the fact that red lipstick never goes out of style. These are my Top 6 favorite red lipsticks in no particular order. All of them have a few things in common. All have a satin finish, none are matte.