I think this is the first time I’ve EVER written about beauty/skincare products on my actual blog. GROUNDBREAKING MOMENT, PEOPLE!
I’ve never written about this topic because I never considered myself an expert in this field. And I still don’t. Which is why I decided to write about it now. I’m legitimately clueless about beauty and skincare products. CLUELESS. Thankfully, I’ve had some amazing brands reach out to me and send me products to try.
As I get older, I’m trying to take my skin into consideration more often than not. Especially during the winter. Extreme temps (cold and hot) are dangerous for my skin, and I’ve finally found some products that I really enjoy using — so I wanted to share some of these skincare and beauty essentials with you today!
MY 7 BEAUTY ESSENTIALS
Drybar Dry Shampoo
I’ve sworn by Drybar Dry Shampoo for about 5 years. I’ve tried plenty of others because of the $24 price tag, but nothing comes close to this dry shampoo for me. To give a little background, I barely wash my hair. There’s nothing I loathe more than washing my own hair. That’s why I’m frequently at Drybar to get blowouts, and then I don’t wash my hair for at least 4-5 days. Some say it’s disgusting (like my friend, Erica), but I swear by it. My hair has never been healthier because of the limit of heat, and it’s SO much less oily. When I would wash my hair every night after track practice, my hair would dry oily. It was the strangest thing. So I went a few days without washing it, and my life has changed. This is why I swear by my Drybar Dry Shampoo!
Okay this is one of those brands that I’ve never heard of, but after a collaboration, fell in love with them: Patchology! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen me talk about them on my Instagram Stories. They have some of my favorite products EVER. And you want to know why? They’re so easy to use and don’t take too much time to do. I’ve tried almost every single one of their products, and haven’t had any complaints about them all. I definitely use two more often than not: The 5 minute lip patch and eye gels. They are such a quick fix. I’m actually wearing my eye gels now!
Wet Skin Moisturizer
THIS WAS A LIFE CHANGER. I’ve tried two wet skin moisturizers, Curel and Jergens, and I’m IN LOVE. I used to never moisturize because I was just too lazy to do it after my shower and I also hated how it made my skin feel once I put fresh clothes on. Both of the ones I’ve tried have been amazing. I recently just ran out of my Jergens, so I was happy to start using the Curel one. All you do is take a shower, and before you towel off, just put moisturizer on as normal (except you’re still wet). Pat to dry and your skin instantly feels smoother/more hydrated!
First Aid Beauty
Thanks to my BFF ELLE, I was introduced to this moisturizer. Let me tell you, some of the best money I’ve ever spent! I LOVE feeling moisturized, especially on my face, so I keep this with me in my back at all times. I also got the lip balm and keep it with me too. These New York City winters will get ya!
Invisibobble Hair Ties
These are seriously life changing. I don’t have super thick hair, but I have a lot of fine hair, so my hair still hurts when I have it up all day. These hair ties help with that immensely. A major plus is that my hair doesn’t get dented — aka my blowout lasts another day or two;)
Sugar Lip Polish
My lips are horrible in the winter. They’re almost never soft. So I picked up this lip scrub and have been exfoliating twice a week, sometimes three times (if I’m wearing lipstick). It works really well, so I’m really happy I got it! Bonus: It tastes good too;)
Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk
I recently received this from a PR agency and knew I would love it. It’s 100% natural, which is a great feature, and it’s very lightweight. My skin instantly felt better and EVEN better after 24 hours! It also has a hint of argan oil, so your skin gets some extra nourishing!
As you can see, I’m V. INTERESTED in products that keep my skin hydrated. To me, that’s what’s most important right now for my skin. And to me, there’s nothing that feels better than smooth, hydrated skin. If you have any of your own skincare or beauty essentials, pleeeease send them my way – I’d love to hear more!
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