Red in Doubt

LIP SMACKERS

I’ve never been able to handle the maintenance required for a high-precision bold red lip. So in order to experiment with color in a easy peasy way, I play around with texture. Creamier lip products with built in moisture and shine are usually fuss-free ways to swipe on a gorgeous bright without thinking about it looking all too perfect. Below are my favorites!

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine (Nordstrom.com) Gabrielle and Romance are my go-to shades

                                                              

Dior Addict (Nordstrom.com) So chic, so smooth

                                                      

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (NYX.comWins the most innovative award! Like whipped cream in a tube.

                                       soft matte lip cream NYX                        

In an effort to stay hydrated I’m chugging liters of water from my hot pink CamelBak all day long. As a result, I have to take a bathroom trip every 5 minutes. All those bathroom trips + hand washes + drying office soap = angry hands + dozens of tubes of hand lotion. Here are just five of my favorite skin-saving hand creams for five luciously moisturized fingers.
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream (Drugstore.com); Aveda Hand Relief (Amazon.com); L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream (Loccitane.com); Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme (Burtsbees.com); Soap & Glory Hand Food (Sephora.com)

In an effort to stay hydrated I’m chugging liters of water from my hot pink CamelBak all day long. As a result, I have to take a bathroom trip every 5 minutes. All those bathroom trips + hand washes + drying office soap = angry hands + dozens of tubes of hand lotion. Here are just five of my favorite skin-saving hand creams for five luciously moisturized fingers.

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream (Drugstore.com); Aveda Hand Relief (Amazon.com); L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream (Loccitane.com); Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme (Burtsbees.com); Soap & Glory Hand Food (Sephora.com)

Summer All-Stars

As summer winds down, a shout-out to these all-star products that quell my beauty anxiety as I get ready to go out in 105 degree heat. No melty sun-damaged faces here! 

Kiehl’s Super Fluid (available at Nordstrom.com)          

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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 (available at Nordstrom.com  

                                         

Benefit Benetint (available at Sephora.com)

                                       Benefit Cosmetics - Benetint

Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in Riviera (available at Nordstrom.com)

                                       

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist (available at Sephora.com)

                                      Jurlique - Rosewater Balancing Mist

I’ve never had a reaction this strong (in the best possible way) to a facial cleanser. I’m obsessed. I talked all day about it to my coworkers. I’m in love. A beauty stylist at my local Nordstrom gave me a sample of Arcona’s Toner Tea Bar to remedy some zits that have taken residence on my forehead lately. It transformed into a velvety lather when I rubbed it into my face (I used it with my Clarisonic). After I rinsed it off, my face felt buttery soft and hydrated, not stripped and thirsty for moisturizer like I feel after using most cleansers. Throughout my day, I could feel it’s lasting effects. My skin was supple, glowing and quenched from the solid foundation of this magical cleanser.
I’m planning on getting the full bar ASAP. I can already tell this love is built to last.

I’ve never had a reaction this strong (in the best possible way) to a facial cleanser. I’m obsessed. I talked all day about it to my coworkers. I’m in love. A beauty stylist at my local Nordstrom gave me a sample of Arcona’s Toner Tea Bar to remedy some zits that have taken residence on my forehead lately. It transformed into a velvety lather when I rubbed it into my face (I used it with my Clarisonic). After I rinsed it off, my face felt buttery soft and hydrated, not stripped and thirsty for moisturizer like I feel after using most cleansers. Throughout my day, I could feel it’s lasting effects. My skin was supple, glowing and quenched from the solid foundation of this magical cleanser.

I’m planning on getting the full bar ASAP. I can already tell this love is built to last.