Show Us Your Life – Beauty Picks

Kelly’s Korner is doing SUYL on favorite beauty products, and I love me some beauty products so I decided to play this week.
First things first, I’m no hair or makeup guru. I love trying new products, but I have a pretty simple beauty routine.

I’m definitely much more daring and experimental when it comes to hair. I figure it’s just hair and it will always grow back, so I don’t get too attached to anything. But I do know that taking good care of it it important. When I was working in the salons, you would have NEVER caught be buying something off a Walmart or Target shelf. But I also got a salon discount. Now I am using the Organix products and I bought them at TARGET. Man, I love that place. I change up shampoo and conditioner a lot, but this is what I’m using currently

But when I find a product that I love, I am fiercely loyal. And right now I am loving the Organix Light Moroccan Argan Oil. I’ve never tried the “official” Moroccan oil that is all the rage, but I’m thinking about it. If it is better than this stuff then I will have shampoo commercial hair. LOL

For makeup, I had the same makeup routine since 2006 or 2007 until just a few months ago. I was using the Bare Minerals and it was working for me. But I felt like it was so messy. I couldn’t get dressed before I put on makeup and I would have to wipe down the counter when I was done. Then this whole BB Cream rage came about and I was intrigued. So I did some research and visited Ulta and came across Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm.

One of the main reasons I chose this one over so many other brands was that it comes in different shades. Everything else just seemed WAY too dark for my skin tone. But the Vanilla Glow was perfect. And I swear it changes as your skin color changes. I bought it in the Spring and I was white. Then I was outside a lot this Summer, so I was concerned it would be too light. But it has seemed to adjust to my skin tone. Another thing I love about it is how light it is. I put on a super thin layer and it gives me the coverage I want. Nothing heavy or dark, but enough to even things out. I just dust some loose mineral powder over it and I’m good to go.
My other new discovery, beauty wise, is my new lip gloss. I read a beauty blog post about teeth whitening because who doesn’t want their teeth to be white. Of course, they talked about white strips and toothpastes and all that stuff. But she mentioned lipsticks and lip glosses that make your teeth appear whiter. Apparently, if they have a blue undertone they will make your teeth appear whiter. One of the suggested ones was L’oreal Colour Riche Nude Touch Gloss. I couldn’t pass up something that was a couple of bucks and that I could pick up at the grocery store.

And I love it. It has enough to color to make me feel pretty, but not enough to look “done up”. Just shiny and natural.

Those are the beauty picks I am loving currently. What are your newest favorites?



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3 responses to “Show Us Your Life – Beauty Picks

  1. Mara

    I’ve heard amaizing things about that shampoo & cond!!!

  2. Is that two faced thing a foundation? or just a tinted moisturizer? I’ve heard of a two faced primer that’s awesome but never knew where it was from. I’m liking the Loreal face primer I recently tried. It goes on before foundation to even things out and minimize pores. And helps hold makeup on better since my skins oily. So that’s my one love right now.

    • Courtney

      It’s somewhere in between a tinted moisturizer. It goes on super light like a tinted moisturizer. But the coverage ends up being similar to a foundation. It’s like the best of both worlds. And I believe it has some primer built in, so you could even skip that step. All I do is put on a little moisturizer and then the Beauty Balm. Some people don’t wear powder with it, but I prefer a more matte finish to a dewey one, so I dust a light mineral powder on top. So simple and easy. I love it

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