This amazing bronzer/highlighter from MAKE is a just is time combat sallow winter skin, having you look like you spent a weekend in your favorite balmy clime. I love the universally flattering Moon Stick in Charon. Made in the USA and free from fragrance, parabens, and alcohol, its also formulated with vitamins C and E to protect your skin from the vagaries of changing weather.
M+G Weekender Carry On Kit is perfect for holiday travel. Designed to meet TSA travel regulations (thank you!!!) This kit is complete with all the body and skin care essentials you for a get away including a gorgeous smelling eucalyptus deodorant (thank you again!!). M+G products use amino acid technology that purifies and hydrates without stripping or drying was founded on the principle simple and effective skin care for all skin types for all people.
This gorgeous lipstick from Kosas is the most wearable romantic plum stain and is my new go to lipstick. I must admit, the name of the color attracted me at first, but I really fell for this beauty when I learned that the name Kosas comes from the philosophy of the five interconnected layers, or “kosas” of the self: the physical, energetic, mental, intellectual, and soul. It’s our purpose to cultivate beauty on every level.
Since I first used my bubble gum flavored Kissing Potion Lip Gloss in 8th grade, I have been a committed low fi beauty routine gal. It all begins with a good face cream (I love Yonka) and then a bit of cheek and lip color, a swipe of mascara and then I am out of the door. So naturally I would swoon over products that do more than one things, like lilah b.’s creamy, matte lip and cheek duo - a long-wearing and moisturizing formula provides that provides blendable and buildable color. Made in Italy, this routine game changer is formulated with coconut oil to smooth and moisturize; aloe to soothe and moisturize; and agar to leave skin hydrated and glowing. Best of all it is vegan and cruelty-free.
This morning as I sat to write the blog post for this week, I was thinking about my basic, tried and true, life long beauty staples. Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour for my lips in the winter, Nivea Creme in the beautiful small blue tin for my travels, and Cetaphil bar soap, delicate in every way, at every sink, shower and tub in my house. I usually write of new product lines that I love, trends in beauty, etc., but today, I thought I would give a shout out to the best tried and true product that has protected my skin for decades. It is perfect for any and all skin types and conditions, gentle and effective, super affordable and the choice of dermatologists the world over. I buy mine by the case.
Mermaid Luxury Lip Oil from the eponymous line by Linda Rodin is so light weight and flattering that you will wonder how you have done without it for so long. Formulated with vitamin E along with a plethora of other nourishing good-for-you oils I wear this on its own for a pick my up, or over lipstick for the perfect shimmer that makes any color better.