Beauty Products I'm Loving Right Now

by - June 15, 2021


Happy Tuesday, friends! If you've been around the blog for awhile, then you know that my beauty routine is pretty simple. The last year and COVID helped to simplify it even more as I spent weeks at a time not leaving my house other than for the backyard. That simplification has also helped allow me to be more picky in the products I use. Most notably, I've started reaching for more natural products lately in an effort to be kinder to my skin and hair. So today I'd like to share 11 of my favorite things right now, in no particular order.

St. Ives Green Tea + Bamboo Blackhead Clearing Scrub - I usually use the apricot scrub but couldn't find it in any of my local stores so decided to try this one instead since I trust St. Ives. The difference is that the scrub is gentler while still being effective. It smells nice, too.

Saie Beauty Rounds (similar) - I got a pack of three of these in my FabFitFun spring box and absolutely LOVE them. They're much softer than any wash cloths I own and easy to clean. I just use antibacterial soap, the same soap I use to clean my makeup brushes actually. I use them mostly for cleansing and applying my rose water toner. Speaking of...

Rose Water Toner - This is one of the newer tools in my arsenal. I've always avoided toner because it's generally too harsh for my overly sensitive skin and ends up doing more harm than good. But I decided to give this a try, and it's wonderful. I've seen a marked improvement in my skin tone and it doesn't irritate my skin.

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector - Combine spring allergies with the fact I haven't been sleeping well the last few weeks, and I have absolutely needed some help in the eye area. This is my go-to because it blends with my other Neutrogena make-up products. My only complaint is that even the lightest shade is a tad too dark, so I can't use this without a little foundation to blend it. But otherwise, it's a great way to make my eyes look less tired.

Mellow Blush/Bronzer - I've talked about this blush/bronzer before, but it deserves another post. This is the perfect natural color for my skin tone. Even when I accidentally apply too much, it doesn't look clown-ish.

Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo - This is my go-to clarifying shampoo. You can get a giant bottle for around $2. The smell isn't medicinal, which is nice, and it leaves my hair feeling nice and clean without overdrying.

OGX Tea Tree + Mint Shampoo & Conditioner - The last few months of school, we struggled with lice. I never actually got it, but Alexis kept coming home with it. So we swapped out her shampoo and conditioner for this because it's supposed to help prevent it. She likes that it smells like peppermint. I like that it's not harsh.

Shampoo Brush - This is by far one of the best things I have ever bought for myself. I use it when I clarify my hair. It's like giving my scalp a massage.

Phone Cord Hair Ties - I watched a video not too long ago that said these are only good to wear like a bracelet because they hurt, and I'm here to tell you that is FALSE. These have become the only hair ties I use on my hair. They don't get tangled in my curls so I don't have to worry about breakage.

Puff Cuff - This is another recent find. I use it to help keep my hair from being crushed while I sleep or to keep it off my neck when I take a bath. I will admit that I ordered the wrong size, so it doesn't work exactly like I need, but it's still a very useful tool for curly/wavy hair.

Nivea Nourishing Care Body Wash - This is like showering with lotion. That's all you need to know.

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