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The 25 Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without

In conjunction with my introductory post, “Get to Know Me“, I’d like to share some of my favorite products. This list includes old standbys, products I’m utterly faithful to, and new obsessions. Some are always in my stash, and some are an occasional splurge. But they are all items that I have purchased, used (or currently use), and love. Hope you find a new favorite!


  • Nars Sheer Lipstick in Flamenco 1 of 25
    Nars Sheer Lipstick in Flamenco
    This is my go-to lipstick. It's sheer enough that it's totally wearable yet still pigmented enough to look like a true red.
    Find it at Nars Cosmetics.
  • Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash 2 of 25
    Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash
    This creamy cleanser is great for my combination skin.
    Order yours at Origins.
  • Arbonne Ginger Citrus Body Butter 3 of 25
    Arbonne Ginger Citrus Body Butter
    You can only get this awesome body butter at Christmas time. I always stock up.
    Put it on your wish list at Arbonne.
  • Glo Pure Hydration 4 of 25
    Glo Pure Hydration
    Between the weather here in Chicago and my ample coffee consumption, my skin needs the immediate plumping I get from this miracle gel.
    Snatch it up at Glo Professional.
  • Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat 5 of 25
    Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat
    My absolute favorite for concealing my eye bags.
    Find it at Yves Saint Laurent.
  • Paul Mitchell HyrdroCream Whip 6 of 25
    Paul Mitchell HyrdroCream Whip
    I love a product that multi-tasks and this one really does. It contains protein to strengthen hair and anti-frizz ingredients that make it ideal for both blowouts and air drying.
    Find it at any Paul Mitchell Focus Salon or online at Paul Mitchell.
  • Nars Orgasm Blush 7 of 25
    Nars Orgasm Blush
    An industry staple for a reason. This blush looks great on everyone.
    Shop Nars Cosmetics to have your own Orgasm. (tee hee)
  • BeNatural Dry Heel Eliminator 8 of 25
    BeNatural Dry Heel Eliminator
    I have tried every foot lotion on the market and this one is a miracle for my rough feet.
    Find it at Amazon.
  • Redken Hair Cleansing Cream 9 of 25
    Redken Hair Cleansing Cream
    It's really important to use a clarifying shampoo occasionally to remove product and hard water buildup. This one is my favorite.
    Pick one up at Redken.
  • EltaMD UV Sport 10 of 25
    EltaMD UV Sport
    This product absorbs quickly and feels light while providing maximum sun protection.
    Check it out at EltaMD.
  • Rimmel Lash Accelerator 11 of 25
    Rimmel Lash Accelerator
    I've been using this mascara for few months and I swear my lashes are longer.
    Read all about it at Rimmel London.
  • Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray 12 of 25
    Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray
    This spray creates body, provides thermal protection, and smells AMAZING.
    Find it at Oribe.
  • RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream 13 of 25
    RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream
    Well reviewed retinols I can pick up at the drugstore on the cheap? Yes, please.
    Learn more at Roc Skincare.
  • Lush Dream Cream 14 of 25
    Lush Dream Cream
    My other favorite body cream (along with Arbonne Ginger Citrus.) I dare you to smell this calming lotion and NOT buy it. Look for it at Lush.
  • Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15 15 of 25
    Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15
    This foundation blends beautifully and it contains ingredients that work to fade spots over time.
    Get it at Clinique.
  • Origins No Puffery 16 of 25
    Origins No Puffery
    I'm tired and my eyes show it. This cooling eye mask helps.
    Available at Origins.
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner 17 of 25
    Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner
    This eyeliner does. not. budge. For realz.
    Shop for it at Stila.
  • L’Oreal Professionnel Vitamino Color Masque 18 of 25
    L'Oreal Professionnel Vitamino Color Masque
    All of the masques from the Serie Expert line will make your hair feel like butter.
    Find it at L'Oreal Professionnel.
  • Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener 19 of 25
    Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
    I wear this under concealer to give my tired eyes an extra lift.
    Available at Smashbox.
  • Clinique Superbalm 20 of 25
    Clinique Superbalm
    This lip treatment is heavy duty and it stays put.
    Pick one up at Clinique.
  • Glo Therapeutics Retinol CS 21 of 25
    Glo Therapeutics Retinol CS
    I picked up this serum after watching a segment on aging skin and I'm in love.
    Read more about it at Glo Professional.
  • Smashbox Limitless Lip Stain & Color Seal Balm 22 of 25
    Smashbox Limitless Lip Stain & Color Seal Balm
    Who has time to re-apply? This lip stain has great lasting power and comes with a built in balm to keep your lips moisturized.
    Find it at Smashbox.
  • RE9 Advanced Night Repair Creme 23 of 25
    RE9 Advanced Night Repair Creme
    I've tried many night creams in my day and I keep coming back to this one. It's rich and moisturizing without being heavy or greasy.
    Visit Arbonne to order or to find and independent consultant near you.
  • Aquage Transforming Paste 24 of 25
    Aquage Transforming Paste
    This finishing product adds massive texture,
    Watch the video to see how it works at Aquage.
  • Origins Brighter by Nature 25 of 25
    Origins Brighter by Nature
    This "High potency brightening peel with fruit acids" instantly makes my face glow.
    Find it at Origins.

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