Things have been pretty hectic lately. Apparently finishing school, working and starting your own business is kind of time consuming. Who knew? These days, it gets pretty easy for me to feel blah about my appearance. I definitely do not consider myself a beauty guru, but I’ve rounded up a few of my favourite products that give me an instant confidence boost on my down days. Oh the wonder of beauty products.
First up is my favourite trio of all time: Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day shampoo, conditioner and styling treatment. It might sound cheesy given the product’s name, but I really do feel like my hair looks perfect when I use these products. They eliminate frizz, produce shine and definitely add volume. Say goodbye to bad hair days and hello fresh feeling hair that you will love.
Next is Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+. I have been using this since I was like 14 and it is literally the only facial moisturizer I will use. Winter wreaks havoc on my skin (I live in a place where its cold 70% of the time), but this instantly adds moisture that lasts all day. All of the women in my family swear by this product!
I am terrible at doing my own makeup. I watch tutorial after tutorial and still can’t make it look anything like the person I am trying to copy. Pathetic. However, there is one makeup feature I always get complimented on, which is my eye lashes. My lashes are actually blonde, so what makes them look so long and full is Clinique’s High Impact Mascara. It does exactly what it says it does: lengthens and thickens lashes. What more could you ask for? I have tried dozens of different mascaras and this is by far my favourite.
Like I mentioned above, I don’t know much about applying make up. I do know that I am obsessed with Laura Mercier’s Radiance Foundation Primer. This makes your skin look dewy and radiant (hence the name). When I am having a particular good skin day, I will sometimes just apply a little bit of this on my face and nothing else. I don’t know what they put in this stuff, but it is magic.
To round out this list, I’ll share a product I use to feel extra pretty or put together on days that I feel less appealing. I didn’t discover these little beauties until my birthday gift from Sephora in December, but now I am hooked. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil lasts forever and doesn’t dry out your lips or flake. It also feels really light, so sometimes I forget I even have it on. All of the shades are so beautiful, but my favourite two are Sex Machine and Bahama. Cruella is also the perfect shade of red for when you’re feeling like you want to be a little fun and flirty. This won an award from Allure, so you know it has to be good.
That wraps up my first Friday Favourites. Hopefully these products will be able to make you feel as beautiful as they make me feel! As always, thanks for stopping by.