Best of Beauty: February

I wanted to start a new monthly series where I highlight some of my favorite beauty products. I try SO many products for my blog and wanted to share the ones that really stand out. Feel free to leave me any questions you have about them below!

Best of Beauty: February

Dae Shampoo + Conditioner

Amber sent me her latest hair product; Dae a few weeks ago and I was blown away by the results. My hair is beyond silky smooth and it stays clean for days so I’ve barely had to use dry shampoo. Usually I have to use dry shampoo 1 day after washing it, but with this I can go 3+ days. It smells amazing and I love that it’s vegan + cruelty free.

Necessaire body lotion

This body lotion is basically like a face grade moisturizer but for your body. It’s the only body cream that has really been helping my extremely dry skin this winter. I get the unscented one!

Dazzle Dry nail polish

I’ve been getting gel manicures nonstop for years, without taking a break – eeeek I know! I LOVE having perfectly manicured nails and my hands are in photos 24/7. My nails finally gave out on me last year and became extremely sensitive, thin, broken, and brittle. I think it was a combination of certain nail technicians not properly taking the gels off, harsh chemicals, UV lights, and never letting my nail beds breath. Given all of that, I knew I had to find a better solution so I ordered Dazzle Dry non toxic polish after so many of you recommended it. I love it and am so impressed at how long it lasts!

T3 Curling Iron

I was using a Hot Tools iron for nearly a decade, and while I still love that iron, my hair stylist recommended I switch to a T3 ceramic iron because it’s less damaging. This iron heats up in seconds and also creates a lasting curl in seconds! I love that it’s interchangeable and sleek.

Hourglass Powder Brush

This dual brush is such amazing quality – I’ve had it for over 2 years and it looks brand new. I use the smaller bristle for powdering my face, and the thicker side for bronzer or blush when I travel.

UBeauty Resurfacing Compoud

Speaking of travel, if there’s one serum you’re going to take with you on a trip it should be UBeauty. Tina Craig developed this because she was tired of taking a million skincare products with her on trips (I can totally relate – the struggle is real!!!) and wanted 1 product to pretty much do it all. I noticed an immediate difference within 2 days of applying this morning and night. My skin was more hydrated and glowy. I travel with this and use it in the AM before applying moisturizer + SPF.

Estee Lauder Lipstick

I’ve spoken about this Reel Rose lipstick several times and honestly can’t get enough of it! And I don’t even usually wear or even like lipstick! It goes on soooo creamy and smooth, and is the prettiest light pink shade. The key when you’re applying it is to gently/lightly glide it over your lips because a little color goes a long way. My lips are naturally on the darker side so this counterbalances that color and gives me a gorgeous pink sheen.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm

I first found out about Elemis through one of my favorite bloggers; Helena from Brooklyn Blonde. She’s an amazing resource for all things beauty + skincare and absolutely raved about this cleanser. I tried it and immediately understood what the hype was about. It’s very gently, but effectively removes all makeup. It almost feels like melted butter on your skin – and smells so subtle and nice. It’s WAY better for your skin than a makeup wipe, and I now use it exclusively!

Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Pollution Drops

This hydrating serum is a bit of splurge, but if you feel like you need a little extra boost in your skincare routine, I recommend it. It blocks out harsh pollutants and blue light – which are both so damaging to your skin. Living in NYC and constantly being on my phone + computer – it’s a necessity for me. It feels very light and refreshing when you apply it. I have sensitive skin and have never had a problem with this. I just rub a few drops over my entire face and neck as the last step of my skincare routine and head out the door!

Shop all of my beauty favorites below, and let me know if you love/use any of these as well! Would love to hear your thoughts! xx

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10 Comments

  • Joyce says:

    I’m so excited about this new series idea! The best products I try are usually the ones referred by friends. I love the Ubeauty serum and I’ll definitely be trying the Reel Rose lipstick and Neccessaire body Lotion. Thanks for the recommendations!

    February 28, 2020 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      So glad to hear! Yay!!! ;) You won’t be disappointed!

      February 28, 2020 | Reply
  • Lisa Autumn says:

    The EL lipsticks looks gorgeous!

    Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    March 1, 2020 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      It’s gorgeous on ;)

      March 2, 2020 | Reply
  • Jennifer says:

    I’ve heard so many great things about UBeauty & dae! Thanks for sharing! :)

    https://mochapolaroid.blogspot.com

    March 1, 2020 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Yes both products are amazing!!!

      March 2, 2020 | Reply
  • Gina M Checchia says:

    I love series like these, especially because I am always on the hunt for new products to try out. I need to try out the Dae conditioner ASAP. Love it!

    XoXo,
    Gina Checchia
    https://www.a-girl-in-la.com/

    March 1, 2020 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Yay! Yes you will love it ;)

      March 2, 2020 | Reply
  • Arlene Won says:

    Hi Kat! You’re one of my favourite bloggers! Keep doing what you’re doing. I had a question. You had posted in your stories of your favourite lip balm from image skin care. I cant find it. The tube you held was green, but online on their website all the lip balms tubes were different. Can you help me find the one you used? Thanks so much!

    Sincerely,
    Arlene

    March 27, 2020 | Reply