Thursday, April 22, 2010

spring things.

sorry for the silence yesterday, guys--it's been an insane week! i really feel like something is shifting, though; i'm crazy busy but it's all extremely positive. there's a centering, or something, happening.

this post has nothing to do with that. nope, tonight i'm going to talk about one of my favorite things: beauty products! i haven't done a makeup-related post in awhile, and even though i have a fairly simple daily routine (foundation, blush, mascara, lipgloss), i love talking about this stuff. so here are the items i'm swearing by right now:

{ aveeno positively radiant foaming cleanser. gentle enough for my sensitive skin, but cleans thoroughly. }

{ aveeno positively radiant daily moisturizer, spf 15. moisturizing without being greasy, and again--perfect for my sensitive skin. }

{ bare minerals foundation. i'm the palest person known to man, so i wear the lightest shade, but this is like miracle makeup for me. it covers without drying me out, and it doesn't feel like i'm ever wearing makeup. }

{ bare minerals blush in lovely. a perfect pop of color for the cheeks. }

{ maybelline define-a-lash mascara. i'm not a mascara fanatic, but i do like this one. and the green packaging is nice and cheerful. }

{ neutrogena moistureshine lipgloss. i use a shade called "hooked on pink" that i think has been discontinued, but i love the brand--great, saturated color that's a little thicker than your average gloss but still shiny. and of course, i'll always love my cherry chapstick. }

{ organix coconut milk shampoo and conditioner. you guys, i am obsessed with coconut. i love the smell, i love the flavor--and this stuff smells like the real deal, not that plastic-y, faux-coconut scent. yum. }

{ moroccan oil, a.k.a. miracle serum. i first discovered this stuff via emily's blog, and then went home to visit my parents and found a bottle in my mom's medicine cabinet. it's fabulous--it smooths my wavy, humidity-loving hair instantly and it smells fabulous, especially on top of the coconut shampoo. }

so, those are my top beauty picks right now. what are yours? please share--you seriously have no idea how much i love this stuff!


  1. Well hello...what a nice little collection! I am not even sure I could get any of these here in the UK - boo. When they started the travel restrictions with taking liquids onto aeroplanes, we were flying back from France and they took my entire make-up bag as I had forgotten to take it out of hand luggage! arrghhhh! So my daily beauty routine went down the pan and I had to buy all new. I never forgave that French guard! But it made me realise how faithful I am to my products as I literally bought the whole lot all over again! LB x

  2. Oooh - I just bought the Moroccan Oil when I got my hair cut yesterday. She (my stylist) swears by it and used it yesterday. I'm really excited about it. I'm especially glad to hear you say it helps with the humidity, because we're going to S Carolina next week and my hair hates it there (though my dry skin loves it).