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Spring Beauty Must Haves

Venice, CA

I had the chance to test out a ton of new beauty products this spring and wanted to share the ones I LOVED with you!  I’ve never really considered myself a makeup junkie – I have said it before, but I have the philosophy with makeup – “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” I like to stick to my tried and true products that I know work for me and don’t irritate my skin.

Ironically enough though – I get sent hundreds of products to try a month!!!  Usually, I’ll give my sister, neighbors, friends, or mom products that get sent to me, but recently I’ve been more open and curious to try new things.  I’m really glad I have been because I’ve discovered some game changing products.  And now of course I’m kicking myself for being so stubborn for so long because I can’t help but think what I was missing out on haha!  Without further ado, here are 10 products I loved this spring…

  1. Indie Lee Face Oil
    I’ve said it before, but I love this face oil because it goes on light, doesn’t feel sticky or thick, and gives my makeup a nice base.  It’s also incredibly affordable.  I also love The MARA Beauty face oil which is ultra hydrating and great if you’re looking for an oil to relieve super dry skin and double as a moisturizer.
  2. RMS Beauty Probiotic
    I’ve tried my fair share of probiotics and am really liking this one from RMS.  It sold out on Net-a-Porter (which you know is a good sign) and is vegan and gluten free.  RMS also created digestive enzymes which are miracle workers to take when you’re consuming a large or heavy meal.  Enzymes help break down the food in your stomach and prevent bloat.  Oh and FYI with probiotics – I like to rotate or switch mine up every few weeks to constantly rebalance my gut!
  3. Sisley Face Mask
    Ok, I realize this face mask is quite pricey, but I try my fair share of face masks and nothing soaks in like this one.  Your skin feels so plump, hydrated, soft, and silky after.  Just read the reviews on Nordstrom.com and see why I’m obsessed (and have been for 2+ years.)
  4. Sephora Collection Lipstick in Tan Lines and Love Love
    I am not a big lipstick person and have been wearing the same lipgloss (Mac in C-Thru) since high school!!!  But, this Sephora lipstick makes me want to wear lipstick.  It doesn’t have a weird smell/taste, basically feels like you’re wearing nothing, and these two colors combined (Tan Lines and Love Love) are the dreamiest shade of pink/nude!!!
  5. Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Palette in Desert Dusk
    My friend Louise turned me on to using burnt orange and light brown eyeshadows.  She always does the prettiest natural makeup look and inspired me to swap out my darker browns and grey shadows for this palette!
  6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer
    I’ve been using a brow brush with Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Mahogany to fill my brows in for years, but if I don’t do a lot of eye makeup my brows often end up looking too strong.  This brow definer is easy to use and great for when you want that “no makeup – makeup look.”
  7. Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
    I added this product into my routine last summer when I was in a wedding and noticed all of the other bridesmaids were using it.  It was AMAZING and completely got rid of my forehead shine so that my skin looked flawless in photos.  This past weekend I took it with me to Seattle and not only used it on my face – but actually used it as a dry shampoo since I didn’t want to wash/redo my hair at Derek’s parent’s house!  It completely got rid of my oily roots and made my loose waves last all weekend – talk about a versatile product!!!
  8. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
    OMG – this blowdryer dries my hair SO FREAKING fast.  My hair usually takes FOREVER to dry.  1000% worth the investment – end of story.
  9. Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen
    Silky, soft, smooth – and clear sunscreen!  I love this because it doesn’t show up on my skin, or under my makeup and has the best texture.  The only complaint I have is the scent – but I’ll take it since it doesn’t contain synthetic fragrance or oxybenzone.
  10. Fresh Coconut Lip Balm
    Mmmmm this smells so good!  And I love the packaging and results!  I also love their SPF lip balm for hikes and long walks on the beach.

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