Trial of Rodan + Fields Redefine

Hi ladies!

As you may have noticed, I am a product junkie. I love buying and trying new things so that I can share them with you. I also love when people give me stuff to try! In the last few months, I’ve noticed that no fewer than THREE people who I have respect for as professionals and as fellow beauty lovers have begun working with Rodan +Fields (remember Pro-Activ?) and selling their skincare. When my good friend Erika asked me if I would try some of their products, I said yes, because I’ve actually been wanting some new skincare, AND because I trust her opinion.

NOW. Let me just say that, I will always give you my honest opinion on products. Even if I get famous one day (HAHAHAHHAHA) and companies send me boatloads of goodies (my dream!) I will still give you my 100% true feedback so that you can make your own decisions about what you spend your money on AND what you put on your face.

Now that I’ve made myself clear, I agreed to do a mini-trial of Rodan + Fields products. Erika sent me the Redefine regimen, including the cleanser, toner,  AM & PM creams, an exfoliating paste and two capsules, one a lip serum and one a skin smoothing serum. Because it was a mini-trial, it was not enough for me to see HUGE results, but my interest was definitely piqued and I can give you all a preview of what to expect from this line!

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My favorite products were the Microdermabrasion paste and the Overnight Restorative Cream. The paste is a combo sugar/salt scrub that was not too abrasive but really helped give my skin a healthy glow. After this winter, I needed it! The Overnight Restorative Cream was rich but not gloppy, and absorbed quickly into my skin. It’s formulated with loads of peptides, which help plump up the skin and give you back a more youthful look. During my trial, I actually would layer this over the day cream as well, since my skin is drier since I am still nursing my little guy!

The daytime cream, or Triple Defense Treatment, is actually a great lightweight lotion that has SPF in it–and I think I would reach for this more in the summer, when my skin needs a bit less moisture during the day.

The Daily Cleansing Mask is a great cleanser–got my makeup off but didn’t leave my skin feeling dry or tight. It has a pleasant, fresh smell that’s not overly perfume-y. I spilled the toner after only one use, so I didn’t really get to give that one a fair go! 🙁

As for the serums, luckily, my lips are in pretty good shape, so I didn’t notice a huge difference when I used the lip serum. However, the night renewing serum did really improve the smoothness of my skin when I applied it–I would be interested to use this for a longer period of time to really see the full benefits.

It was fun to see what the hype is all about with Rodan + Fields. I had pretty high expectations because, like I said, I respect the women I know who are involved with the company now. Having had my mini-trial, I will be ordering the night cream for sure and probably the cleanser and microderm paste as well!

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IF you have a Rodan + Fields rep in your life who has been asking you to try their products–give it a whirl. I know it seems like everyone is working some kind of side business, but like I said, when 3 people who I trust starting doing the same thing, I figured it was worth it!

IF you don’t know any R+F people–my friend Erika is offering my readers a special deal if you are interested–including 10% off and free shipping! Contact her at emaechtle@yahoo.com She also wanted me to let you know they offer a 60-day empty bottle guarantee, so you have nothing to lose.

Let me know if you have any questions! And let me know if you try anything, I LOVE discussing great finds with you.

Thanks for reading! March/April Empties post coming soon!

xoxo,

Tricia

 

New Drugstore Faves and Haul Previews!

Hi Ladies!

Is it Spring yet? I am grateful for the sun today, that’s for sure, but I am ready for some 40+ temps, aren’t you? Thanks for sticking with me through this winter! I wanted to show you some of my recent drugstore favorites, and then tease you with some haul pictures. I will have reviews of my haul goodies coming soon, I had a great class at MAC yesterday, and last week I popped into Benefit for some new products, and I am having so much fun playing with everything.

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Ok–this L’Oreal Volume Filler Thickening shampoo and conditioner are so far the best I’ve seen for volume, and they run about $5 each–sweet, huh? They are made with Filloxane–which I have never heard of, and might be a made-up word, but the products deliver on their promises of full, bouncy hair.

The blue bottle is called Miracle Leave In by It’s a 10. My sister got it as a freebie at ULTA, and I am hoping it helps strengthen all the baby hairs I have on my hairline–something my stylist said she sees on almost all new mommies. Did any of you have these? I never had clumps of hair fall out after my son was born, which I have heard women complain of, so I’m grateful for that, but these wispy baby hairs are bizarre. Remember Katie Holmes after Suri–when it looked like she had funky bangs? That’s me, but at least they’re growing. Hopefully this keratin treatment helps.

I’m also trying Suave’s version of Moroccan Oil (since I ran out of the real deal!) and for a cheapie, it’s ok. I don’t think it delivers on the shine as well, and I don’t love the fragrance. It helps make my hair a bit silkier and at about 1/8 the cost, I can live with it for now. It’s made with coconut and Sweet Almond oil, but also a bunch of other ingredients ending in “-cone” so it’s pretty synthetic and when I replenish my Moroccan Oil I will be comparing ingredients. Usually, you pay for what you get!

Now for the previews—first up, Benefit!

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I am loving the Big Easy Bigger Than BB Cream for casual, everyday coverage. Lollitint MAY unseat Cha-Cha tint from my list of Top 5 products—we will have to see! And I of course had to stock up on the Porefessional and They’re Real–duh.

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You could almost do your whole face (minus brows) with just these products!

Okay, here’s my MAC haul:

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I took a Master Class at MAC PRO yesterday–WOW. Romero Jennings taught the class on mature skin and he was great. I learned a lot about technique, in particular in regards to foundation, concealing, and eye sculpting. Can’t wait to get my hands on some “mature” ladies. I have an upcoming Makeup and Martinis night, and those women will be the first to benefit from all my new skills. He also used brushes in ways I’ve never considered, so of course I had to get 6, and wanted at least 10 more.

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I’ve got lots more in store for you ladies, something BIG is coming this Friday–make sure you don’t miss any updates. Follow me on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/TriciaClarkeMakeup where we talk about everything beauty and I dole out advice.

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Thanks ladies, stay pretty!

February Empties!

Hi ladies!

It is already March 8th so it is time for my February Empties post! Here it is! (or here they are)!

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This month’s round up features a lot of hair conditioner–funny I ran out of so many all at once. Not surprising though, considering the length and severity of this winter, I’ve been slathering my body, face and hair with moisture at every opportunity.  I’ll start with those.

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Multi-tone Revealing Moisturising Conditioner: This is one of my all-time favorite drugstore hair buys, it works well and hydrates and detangles without weighing my hair down. It is also what I was using when I started dating my now-husband, and because scents are so evocative, whenever I use it I am immediately taken back to those pre-date showers when I would be getting ready and so excited to see him again! Will I re-purchase? Absolutely!

Bed Head by Tigi Urban AntiDotes Damage Level 2 Conditioner: I found this massive bottle at TJ Maxx in early November, having used it previously on my stylist’s recommendation. I truly love this conditioner but I don’t know if it is still made! It smells so freaking good my husband started using it on his curly, coarse (read: grey) hair and so we went through it pretty quickly. I hope I can find some more! Will I re-purchase? Totally, if I can!

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deeeep Conditioner: This was hanging out in the shower for a looooong time. It is decent thick, rich conditioner, found in most drugstores, but Aussie reformulated their products a few years ago, and I just don’t love the smell of the new ones. I think the old formulas are still available in Europe so I will be looking next time I am in Ireland! Will I re-purchase? Yes, because it is a good, basic deep conditioner, but I will try other brands for fun first.

Moving right along, out of the shower now!

No. 7 Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion Exfoliator: My enthusiasm for this scrub waned as I continued using it. It feels a bit too much like a micro-derm treatment to be enjoyable for twice weekly use. Read my full review with edits hereWill I re-purchase? Probably not, but I will try other No. 7 products.

Lumene CC Cream in Light: This CC cream was my second favorite makeup discovery of 2013 and I have recommended it to scores of people. I wore it so much this summer, it is lightweight, but gives good coverage and made my skin look bright and healthy. It has an SPF of 20 and is like a tinted moisturizer on steroids. The only drawback is the slightly strong fragrance which I don’t really mind but which might be a problem for those with sensitivities. Will I re-purchase? Totally.

Lumene Pure Radiance Night Cream: Lumene actually sent this to me to try after my review was chosen for a feature on their Facebook page. It is a totally satisfactory night cream and left my skin comfortably hydrated, and absorbed quickly. Read by first thoughts on it here. I can’t really tell if it helped brighten my skin, then again, this never-ending winter has been rough so I don’t really know what could have helped! As with the CC Cream, there is a stronger fragrance than I usually enjoy in my skincare, but it is a good drugstore option for a richer, quick-absorbing night cream. Will I re-purchase? Maybe, but not right away. I want to try the new Reviva line I keep hearing about first.

Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Youth Regenerating Cream: I remembered I had a sample of this when I was starting to get bored with my Lumene cream. The side effect of being a beauty addict is one frequently becomes bored and is always looking for a new favorite! As you know, I love Kiehl’s and this is no exception. I actually had a full size tub of it at one point, but that was pre-pregnancy and my skin was different, so I gave it away! BOO! Now I love this and want a big jar again! Will I repurchase? Yup! Add it to my wishlist of Kiehl’s products!

Make Up Forever High Definition Foundation: Hands down, best thing I discovered last year, this foundation is great! Full coverage, but feels really lightweight on the skin. It’s very easy to blend. The pigmentation is also such that it is easy to build–making modern foundations light years better than their predecessors. I wore it almost every day since I purchased it in early December, and just ran out of it this week. It comes in a wide range of shades and is worth the price–read my full review here. Will I re-purchase? Yes!

Thanks for reading ladies! Have you used any of these products? Have I piqued your interest to try any of them? Let me know!

 

Stay pretty, girls! xoxo

Review: CoverGirl Bombshell Mascara

Ladies, you know I love me some mascara. It is my number one, cannot live without, must have beauty item. I wear mascara every single day unless I am super sick (like last week)! It makes a huge difference on my face, and pretty much everyone else’s, for that matter!

My favorite mascara is CoverGirl LashBlast, and I have tried every version…for example, see my thoughts on LashBlast fusion here. I swear by the original in the orange tube. So when CoverGirl launched Bombshell, how could I NOT try it? It’s pink! The CoverGirl is Sofia Vergara! It’s called Bombshell, Hell-OH! Of course I NEEDED it. And I really wanted to LOVE IT.

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Turns out, I hate it.

Hate is a strong word, but I was so bummed with this mascara! The idea is great, a double ended mascara to give both volume and a shiny, super black topcoat for lustrous, thick lashes. And when I first saw the brushes themselves, I was excited.

Side one looks like regular LashBlast, with teeny, rubbery bristles that grab every lash.

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Side two looks more like old-school mascara wands–the spiral of synthetic fiber bristles.

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Great concept–but it didn’t live up to my expectations. It is hard to use and not significantly better than other mascaras. Both wands themselves are short, and the rest of the tube is massive and hard to hold.  I find myself trying to delicately get my inner lashes without jabbing myself, and doing the outer corners is hard too, without getting mascara on my orbital bone! I feel so clumsy whenever I use this.

I will admit the mascaras layer well without flaking. Sometimes I’ve tried layering two different mascaras with disastrous results. This doesn’t happen with Bombshell, but I also didn’t notice that much of a difference between Bombshell and good old regular LashBlast! And Bombshell costs a few dollars more, and to me it’s just not worth it.

Here’s me with mascara on my right eye only.

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Here’s both lashes with mascara

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No big wow here, right?!?!?! BUMMER.

And here’s my face of the day. Very minimal, as I am still home bound with a sick baby! I think sometimes when the weather is dark and stormy I compensate with a brighter cheek and lip. I will do a separate post on other products I used if I get requests. Leave a comment!

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So, bottom line on Bombshell–big hype, little results. I will stick to my other favorites. 

Have you tried Bombshell or any CoverGirl mascaras? What did you think?

Stay pretty, ladies!

Review: L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner

Good morning, ladies!

Thanks to my friend  (and fellow product junkie and bookworm) Em’s suggestion, I picked up a L’Oreal eyeliner last week at Target. Oh Target…how come I never spend less than $100 when I visit you? I only needed kleenex and dish soap! But, I digress…   🙂

Em said L’Oreal’s Infallible is her fave drugstore eye liner, and I was pleased to see the range of shades available, from black to brown to gray to combinations of shades. I wound up getting Black/Brown because they were out the Dark Brown. There probably isn’t much difference between the two!

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While I was there I got a compliment on my lipstick! I had chosen it because I needed a shot of something bright and cheerful in this never-ending winter we’re having. (Insert Game of Thrones joke here.) I love talking makeup with anyone and everyone so I was excited to tell my fellow shopper it was NARS Carthage , which I bought because I read in InStyle that Ginnifer Goodwin wears it on days she needs to perk up and look pulled together. Mission accomplished, don’t you think?

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Like my little buddy clinging to my shoulder, trying to get into the picture? He is a ham already!

Ok so back to the eyeliner. I have to say, it is pretty good. Not as budge-proof  as my trusty Benefit Waterproof eyeliner, but half the price, and it self-sharpens so I am not constantly having to whip out a sharpener, which is great because I usually make a mess. I was impressed at the different thicknesses I could accomplish with this pencil too.

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I chose the Black/Brown shade because I will wear it the most. It stays put fairly well–I notice a bit collecting in the corners of my eyes when I apply it to my waterline, but it doesn’t get sloppy.

I’m pleased so far! I’ve worn it 4 times, and will wear it again today. We’re getting over massive sickness in our house–so I just went FIVE WHOLE DAYS without mascara, can you believe it? I can’t!

Here’s to sunshine, bright lipstick, and spending too much at Target!

Stay pretty ladies!

Review: Clear Scalp and Hair Beauty Therapy

It’s official!

I have a new drugstore favorite shampoo and conditioner!

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Thanks to all who voiced their opinions on my facebook page last month…I love hearing from you and it is one of my favorite ways to find new products to love. For the last few days I have really been enjoying the Clear Scalp and Hair Beauty Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner.

I bought the set created for Damage and Color Repair, which won out just slightly over Volumizing Root Boost. I was please to find quite the range of options, in addition to the ones that I was torn between, there was also Frizz Control, Total Care, Strong Lengths, Dandruff Control or Ultra Shea. Each bottle retailed for $4.99 and I got mine at Target.

The selling point of this line is that it nourishes the scalp, and the products I chose contain a number of beneficial oils: sunflower, sweet almond, and coconut, along with aloe vera and lysine. There are no claims that the products is paraben-free, although I don’t see any parabens listed.

Some of the first ingredients listed are Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (a sudsing agent) and Fragrance–not surprising considering the price point. As I’ve said before, you do pay for what you get, and when looking for drugstore bargains, I don’t expect to get $30 quality for $5–what I am expecting is good basic cleansing from the shampoo and detangling from the conditioner, that’s all! So far, I’ve enjoyed that the shampoo cleans all my product residue from my hair and I don’t usually need to lather twice. Also, I don’t have to use gobs of conditioner in my long hair to get a comb through it. I don’t notice a film on my hair and it blow dries nice and bouncy–just like I like it. It also air dries smoothly if I skip the blow dryer. (Just ask my stylist, I usually ask for Mermaid or Victoria’s Secret model hair. I can’t help it.)

I look forward to trying some of the other recommendations you all raved about! With 5 people swearing by the Clear Scalp and Hair Beauty Therapy though, I had to try these first! For a readily available, affordable brand, I think these are pretty sweet!

What do you think–have you tried any Clear products? What’s your fave drugstore shampoo and conditioner?

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Stay Pretty ladies!

January 2014 Favorites-Skin Care

Hello, ladies! Welcome to Part 2 of my January favorites–Skin Care!

The picture of skin care and makeup was just too crowded for this month’s faves, so I decided to write two posts. Skin care has been CRUCIAL this month as I just feel like I am really noticing the lack of fresh air and sunshine and exercise! I am holding onto hope for a ridiculously lovely spring, aren’t you?

Here is the round-up of skin care favorites:

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Masks

Since I’ve been stuck indoors with plenty of time to ponder how lackluster my complexion is, I’ve used a lot of masks to combat the effects of winter: dry air, lack of sunlight, less exercise, snow snacking (it’s real, and it’s a problem!!). I’ve alternated the following depending on needs.

Dermalogica Multi-Vitamin Recovery Masque: Great for super-dull skin that is showing signs of aging. Promotes healthy tissue regeneration and loaded with vitamins A, C, E and F–all the good skin vitamins.

Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask: I use this when my skin needs a quick boost. Helps hydrate and reduce the look of wrinkles, thanks to collagen boosting lychee. Smells comforting and delicate and you can use a thin layer as an overnight mask. Fresh is available at Sephora now and they will create samples of the products for you to take home.

Fresh Rose Face Mask: My favorite when I just want to indulge in some pampering–super hydrating and calming. Smells like real roses, not fake or perfumey.

Moisturizers

Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream: My daily moisturizer for this arid, indoor apartment climate. Really quenches my skin but absorbs quickly. My go-to Simple face lotion was not cutting it once January hit. Dermalogica is sold in salons click here for their store locator.

Kiehl’s Rosa Artica Cream: I’m using this as my night cream. It was too rich when I picked it up in early Summer, but for this time of year, it’s a godsend.

Fresh Lotus Eye Gel: Have I mentioned I have a teething 11 month old? This means I don’t sleep as much as I’d like. This eye gel keeps me looking presentable. Helps de-puff and prevent dark circles. A new mommy must!

Oils

Josie Maran Argan Oil: I pat this all over before I apply makeup. Absorbs easily and doubling up on hydration during the day is keeping me from looking like a hot mess. I am loving the Josie Maran products I’ve used so far…check out a full review on more of her line here.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate: I use this oil at night to seal in my Rosa Artica cream and add another level of moisture. It’s a wonderful concoction of oils and I wake up looking much better when I use this. Kiehl’s is really lovely with samples and if you stop by a stand-alone store or department store counter, they will hook you up so you can try a variety of products before purchasing.

So those are my skin saviors–I love hearing what you used last month and continue to love! We’ll survive this winter ladies, just wait and see!
Stay pretty, and thanks for reading!

January 2014 Favorites-Makeup

Hello ladies! Well, it’s February 8th, and high time I posted my January favorites! I’ll make this post strictly about the makeup I’ve been loving, and post tomorrow about skincare I’ve used the most.

The absolutely freezing and super snowy winter we’re having here in Chicago means I have been stuck inside with my little guy since the end of November. My complexion is looking so dull and gross! My goal for the last two months has been to give my skin a glow, and not look so washed out and lifeless. I am hoping I only have to do this for a few more weeks! I think I’ve accomplished this pretty well by focusing on strategic brighteners and highlighters. These are the products I’ve found myself reaching for on a daily basis.

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Face Basics:

I start with Benefit’s That Gal, a brightening primer. It was one of the first Benefit products I ever bought and have replaced it faithfully over the last 5 years. It is a good primer for casual everyday wear, and works on a variety of skin types. I even out my skin with my Make Up Forever High Definition Foundation. I blogged about this here, it is seriously one of the best foundations I’ve come across for regular wear. LOVE IT. Once that’s done, I perk up my under-eyes and cover any blemishes with Chanel’s Correcteur Perfection Concealer. It was too pale when I first bought it, but it matches my ultra pale skin perfectly now! The wand applicator is super convenient.

Color and Contour:

There is no shame in doubling up on blushes, you can combine formulas for extra-long wear, add a pop of color or play around with different fun combos. I apply Benefit’s Cha Cha Tint on my lips and cheeks, this is a color that looks great year round. Definitely in my top 10 fave products of all time. Looks shockingly orange but really brightens my skin. I highlight my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose with Josie Maran’s Cream Highlighter Compact. Easy to blend, and a highlighter gives me back some radiance that is sorely lacking.

To finish restoring some glow, I apply Smashbox’s Fusion Soft Lights Bronzer in Baked Starburst along my hairline, under my cheekbones, and blending onto my jawline and down to my neck. It is a great bronzer for fair-skinned girls and gives me just enough warmth without looking over done. I layer a touch of MAC’s Sheer Tone Shimmer Blush in Springsheen on the apples of my cheeks, the light-reflecting particles in it perk up my complexion and I love the look of it over the Cha Cha Tint.

In December I picked up a Shiseido lash curler at Sephora. It’s great. My trusty Cover Girl one bit the dust–I decided the Cover Girl one is a good drugstore option, but you can’t expect to get more than a few months out of it before it loses it’s power. It kinda stretched out and just stopped working as well. The Shiseido one is $20 and well worth it. I also didn’t include a mascara in this post because I have been trying a few different ones and don’t have a favorite.

For every day I don’t normally wear eyeshadow or liner. I spend about 5 minutes on my makeup if I am just staying home or running general errands, and I see bigger results by focusing on my skin (covering and concealing) and cheek color and highlighter.

What about you? What is helping you survive this never-ending winter and look cute while doing it?

Stay pretty ladies!

Rusk Thermal Flat-Iron Spray

Good morning ladies!

I am in the process of writing a post about my January favorites, which I briefly mentioned on Facebook the other day. If you haven’t seen my page yet, stop by!

In the meantime, although I don’t straighten or curl my hair every day (my at-home mommy style is pretty wash and go!) when I do style my hair, this spray has become a go-to product! I wanted to make sure you knew about it!

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I was introduced to Rusk Thermal Flat Iron spray by another makeup artist who I really respect, and now we both use it in our kits, it is great for bridal and bridesmaid hair! I use it on myself and my clients.

Like most thermal sprays, it is misted on the hair prior to using a heated styling tool, either a curling iron or straightener. It is not meant for use prior to blow-drying. I love that the mist is very fine and controlled, so it dries almost instantly and you can style your hair quickly. I used to be a big fan of Redken HotSets but you really have to let that dry after spraying and it can be super crunchy.

This Rusk spray protects your hair during heat styling, and it also helps your style last much longer. Just as I advocate the use of a face primer to ensure your makeup lasts after being carefully applied, if you are going to take the time to heat-style your hair, you may as well get great, long-lasting results!

As you may realize by now, I cannot use products that don’t smell good, and I enjoy the smell of this spray! I picked mine up at ULTA.

Have you used this spray? Do you use other thermal styling sprays you swear by? Let me know!

Stay pretty ladies!

 

 

January Empties–aka, Would I Re-Purchase?

Hi ladies! This is my very first empties post!

I have been sitting on a couple of these empty bottles for a while now, and I’ve amassed quite a pile! So I will keep each description pretty short and sweet. As you can see in the picture, there is quite the mix of products: skincare, makeup, hair care, and also high-end and drugstore items.

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  • Moroccan Oil Light: I cannot LIVE without Moroccan Oil! I use it every single day. It is the #1 reason why my hair is shiny and healthy (and was that way even when I heat-styled it EVERY DAY).
  • Simple Skincare Moisturizing Face Wash: I’ve been using this wash for a couple months–great basic cleanser. Doesn’t dry my skin out, and a bargain too.
  • Fresh Soy Face Cleanser: My favorite high-end facial cleanser. Totally non-drying, smells lovely but not perfume-y. Lasts for ages. I had this and forgot I’d set it aside to blog about! I also found a back-up this week and squealed with excitement! Bonus in my closet!
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer: This stuff is legit! In my first few months of motherhood, I was able to fake a few more hours sleep by dabbing this under my eyes, and the formulation actually works well on blemishes too. Lasts ALL DAY and comes in tons of shades. It is a fave I mention in my video 5-Minute Face you can check out here.
  • Benefit Waterproof Eyeliner, Espresso: Yes, those 2 little nubbins are eyeliners. I love the Benefit pencils, they glide on smoothly and last all day. My only beef is I go through them so quickly! But the pencil is so convenient and looks natural.
  • Bumble & bumble Thickening Shampoo: B&b are some of my high-end luxuries, I haven’t splurged on them in awhile. I made this bottle last for eons by alternating drugstore shampoos and using this when I wanted big ‘ole Southern belle hair. Smells divine, and really works to give your hair sexy oomph.
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Primer in Light: I use this ALL THE TIME in my pro kit, it is great on most skin types (I use the regular version on more mature or really dry skin). I love it for myself as well. A little goes a long way.
  • Benefit POREfessional: I use this as a primer when my pores are really driving me nuts. The mattifying aspect tends to wear off if it is super hot or my skin is acting really oily, but I swear, a dab of this on my t-zone and cheeks before my foundation makes me look airbrushed. And if someone sits in my chair when I am doing a wedding and their skin is not the smoothest, this is the first thing I reach for.

So, will I re-purchase any of these?

Yes! To be honest, if I don’t love a product, I usually don’t use it up! I give it away to someone I think it will work better for.  That being said, I am always trying new stuff, so just because I will buy these again, doesn’t mean I won’t try others in the meantime. So, while I can’t live without the Moroccan Oil, I might let other primers, concealers, face washes and shampoos go for test drive.

What do you think? Have you used any of these products? Love? Hate?

Tell me what you think about my first empties post!

Stay pretty ladies!

love, Tricia