current beauty faves

by jessica on July 30, 2015

I view my beauty product obsession as a hobby. It takes up a lot of my time and I enjoy it. That qualifies as a hobby, yes?


Here are some of my current favorites:

Glossier priming moisturizer and tint – My sister started using Glossier awhile ago and I was always curious. During the week I am both in a hurry and also lazy. I work long hours and don't really feel the need for full on makeup. This combo plus a little blush and mascara has been perfect. It's very light coverage which is what I try to have in the summer. Wisconsin humidity…ugh.

Boscia cleansing stick – Awesome for traveling. It doesn't lather much, but it gets the job done and adds more room to my TSA baggie since it's a solid.

Living Proof Night Cap Overnight Perfector – I have been using this for two months now whenever I shower at night, and I can see a difference in my hair. My ends are softer and my hair is more manageable overall.

Diorshow Mascara – worth every penny. I received a sample from Sephora and fell in love with this. My lashes look luscious. Yes, luscious.

Essie Gel Setter – I would not go as far to say that this is comparable to a salon gel manicure. However I think those are terrible. They destroy your nails. I will say that this new top coat from Essie lengthens the life of my manicures. I can now go three days 100% chip free and 5 days with nails that look perfect at first glance. I always end up with tiny chips from typing all day but those usually aren't noticeable. I'm happy with this top coat. I also love that it dries fairly quickly.

Yes to Cucumber Wipes – They are cheap, natural, and effective. Enough said.




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