My Holy Grail Makeup, Skincare & Bodycare Picks

You girls know I had fun putting this one together! As I’ve mentioned, I had to do some major purging when I moved over and into John’s smaller flat, which actually helped me to focus in on the products I love [not like]. It was quite an awakening when I went to go through my beauty cabinets back in Florida as I had a little hoarding situation going on when it came to beauty products. I mean … I just can’t resist sometimes and it was a problem that was VERY apparent! All that to say, I narrowed down to my holy grail makeup, skincare and body care items, and though I’d share them with you today as the Sephora sale is now open to all member levels and it’s PAY DAY!

These are the products I’ve either used for years or recently picked up and have become attached to. From the eyeshadow palette that covers a wide array of high-pigmented and blendable colors to the only tanning body lotion I trust to the skincare tools I’ve become reliant on, I hope you guys like the list! If you ever have a question about a product I’m using on Stories or whatever, it’s likely in this post so I’ll be sure to share it often 🙂

I highlighted why I love this concealer the other day on stories. The coverage is amazing and the formula is creamy and hydrating! This lipstick in the shade ‘Nude Kate’ is one of the nude lip colors that I wear all the time as you saw in last weeks’ nude lip color blog post! Pair it with the lip liner pictured in ‘Iconic Nude’ and you’re set! This Smashbox lip color shade I love is called ‘Sexpot’. I’ve worn it since, like, 2016. A tried and true fave! It’s super creamy! And, I have talked about this eyeshadow palette a million times! I absolutely love it!

Facial massage is something I am really passionate about and I find that guashas and jade rollers are great tools for it. I also love an ice roller to help with puffiness and defining your faces natural contour. Lots of you asked what to use for puffiness under your eyes and, additionally, you can use the no more baggage cream. It’s not something I personally struggle with so I can’t attest to how well it works but I have a few friends who swear by it! I have raved about this squalane oil before. It’s incredible for your skin, especially if you struggle with redness or dryness. This lip balm is ultra hydrating and cruelty free, unlike Laneige. I wish they were a cruelty free company but I have always found Tatcha products to be super high quality and effective. And, this facial cleanser tool is actually one on my lust list! I want to try it so badly!

Truth is, I picked out far too many for this particular style board and my favorite tanning mousse wouldn’t fit. I shared how well it develops over time on stories yesterday so be sure to check that out! If I don’t have as much time and want a tan QUICK, I use this one. More on my tanning routine in THIS post.

Now that I shared mine, I’d love to hear what you ladies consider your ‘holy grail’ products! Are we both into any of the same items? Any I need to try ASAP? Let me know! xo.


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  1. Ashley wrote:

    Love seeing all your picks! Here are the items I order repeatedly.

    1. Peace Out Acne Healing Dots – These work for spot treatment like NOTHING I’ve ever tried before! Sometimes my husband steals them, lol.

    2. Sunday Riley Good Genes – Worth every penny. Makes my face look 10 years younger!

    3. Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask – I am typically low-maintenance as far as skincare, but I use this the day before a special occasion. It smells great and leaves your skin looking renewed.

    4. Ren Micro Polish Cleanser – This is an easy way to exfoliate in the shower. Also, I would buy every Ren product if I could.

    5. Nars Orgasm

    6. Tarte Pearly Girl Vegan Teeth Whitening Pen – Works great, and lower maintenance than typical whitening strips.

    7. OleHenriksen Banana Bright Eye Cream – I apply to the inner eye, and it makes my eyes look awake and luminous!

    Published 4.25.20 · Reply
  2. Tuyen Kamo wrote:

    I’m 33 with 5 kids and haven’t taken care of my skin in the past decade! I seriously need to start or else I’ll look 30 years older than I am. Are these products safe to use? I’m conscious about toxic chemicals these days and I know a lot of products have them.

    Published 6.18.20 · Reply