If you are anything like me, you are completely loyal to your everyday eyeshadow palette. Like everyone else, I jumped on the Urban Decay Naked Palette bandwagon years ago. However, recently I decided to change it up with Laura Mercier: Extreme Neutrals Eye Palette and it changed my entire makeup routine. When shopping for a new palette, I was on the hunt for a set that included neutral shades. As a brown eyed girl, most colors work well. Although, light-colored shades like salmon, bronzy gold, and brown really accentuates my eyes. When using this awesome palette, I blended a dash of black shadow to add a touch of intensity! So, I am here to tell you that you can wear neutral color shadows absolutely EVERYWHERE. From your everyday office look to running errands, and lastly, test out your smokey eye skills to top off your going out look.
My sister Marie noticed my obsession for contouring last Christmas. So, she surprised me with the KKW Beauty: Powder Contour & Highlight Palette and ever since, I have been obsessed! While I loved my M.A.C. clay contouring products, I had to test out my girl Kim K’s kit and see what the fuss was all about for myself. The kit consists of soft and subtle powders, that leaves my cheekbones flawless and looking defined. The hot sand powder can be used as a highlighter and adds an awesome touch if you are feeling extra saucy. Personally, I believe my KKW beauty kit slims down my face and leaves me with a refreshing look all day.
Every night before bed, I call my mom to say goodnight, and she concludes the phone call with “don’t forget to put cream under your eyes.” She has been telling my sister and I to apply anti-aging cream under our eyes for years, so we don’t end up with wrinkles in the long run. So, when I found Hello Light Anti-Aging Crèmer Illuminizer, I felt like I hit the jackpot. Now, I can prevent wrinkles all day long with a touch of shimmer and illumination. The formula is infused with hydrating ingredients that will hydrate, condition, and nourish your skin. If you want to look 20 when you’re 30, take my advice!
Before Santa gifted me with the DryBar Wrap Party Styling Wand, I was using a curling iron from CVS, and it was burning my hair off each and every day. So, once I started using this DryBar beauty product, my hair has been looking healthier with less split ends. While his beauty product is expensive, the luscious beach waves will be worth every penny.
5. Ardell: Lash Natural #105 Multipack $11.99
Anyone who truly knows me will tell you that I will NEVER leave the house without my false eyelashes on! Many believe I’m crazy, but once you use Ardell’s lashes, you will never go back to your naked and natural look. The multipack consists of five pairs of false lashes that will dramatically enhance your eyes. Personally, I don’t reuse my lashes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t. False lashes are a trending hot topic right now in the beauty industry. So, I highly recommend not breaking the bank with false eyelash extensions, when you can get a beautiful look at your local CVS or Walgreens.
6. DryBar: Detox Dry Shampoo $23
Let’s get real, absolutely no girl washes her hair every single day. Personally, I can go two or three days until I have to wash my hair. So, my DryBar Detox Dry Shampoo is my saving grace when my third day approaches. This product absorbs oils, adds body, and enhances my blowout. According to beauty experts, washing your hair every day is not healthy. So, kick off your new year with healthy hair with DryBar’s best-seller!
Of course and a bold lip is always great during the holiday season. However, you don’t always want to wear a statement lip out and about. So, I resort to my M.A.C. Retro Matte Liquid nude lip color. This liquid matte stick can be worn for eight hours, and it doesn’t feather nor bleed.
8. Chanel: Coco Mademoiselle $110
Thanks to my mom, I have grown up always wearing Coco Mademoiselle. My friends say it’s my families scent and trademark. While the timeless fragrance can be pricey, the bottle can last up to a year and has a long lasting scent. Coco Mademoiselle adds a luxurious depth to any look, and it will allow you to make a statement no matter where you go. If you aren’t a big perfume gal, the fragrance also comes in body cream and body wash.
To be completely honest, I have never been a big face mask girl. I always thought they were a waste of time. However, I finally cracked and gave Origins Improvement Active Charcoal mask a try. After the first time, I immediately saw a difference in my skin. This charcoal ultra-purifying mask is made to deep clean your pores and reduce the toxins in your skin. If you are looking for a face mask to wear before you head out on NYE, I highly recommend Origins Improvement Active Charcoal mask for instant results.
You have probably seen Neutrogena’s makeup removing wipes at your local market or CVS. Don’t let the cheap press turn you away. These magical makeup wipes will hydrate your skin and remove dirt, makeup, and reduce toxins in your pores, in a matter of seconds. Whether you are traveling or washing your face before bed, these makeup wipes will come in clutch and are easy to use!
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