Most of the week you’ll see me around town or teaching bootcamp in workout clothes and my hair in a top knot and if you see me…you may be wondering why I don’t use MORE beauty products (haha). But, believe it or not – I can actually clean up quite nicely. I don’t have a lot of free time – but when I do, I like to read up on the latest beauty trends and I follow many fashion and beauty bloggers online and on Instagram. On the weekends I usually get dressed up for date night or sometimes for drinks with friends. Here are a few of the products I love when it’s time for me to up the ante:
Body Moisturizers & Face
I’ve jumped on the coconut oil bandwagon and I like to use it as a moisturizer. I love the smell of coconut – but not for a daily moisturizer so I do the unscented one. I also really like the Honest brand and love their face and body lotion for a lightweight moisturizer. The only problem I’ve found with it is that it seems like it doesn’t have a very long shelf life because after a couple of months the scent starts to change.
I really like this Vitamin C serum by Ole Hendrickson (I actually like all the products in his line – they are very simple). Vitamin C is supposed to reduce lines and discoloration similar to retnoids but it’s naturally derived from vitamin c.
I prefer makeup wipes at night since washing my face still doesn’t get rid of eye makeup. I like these wipes by Simple because they are not greasy and unscented and do a great job.
I love the brand Tarte because they also use simple ingredients, cruelty free and are great for people with sensitive skin. But, best of all they look and work great. My favorites are their tinted moisturizer for during the day and “lights, camera lashes” mascara.
I love this bronzer cream by Stila. It stays on for a long time and can be worn under makeup or over. I got the mini size in a trio of their beauty balms at the Sephora store in JC Penney. For self-tanners…my favorite is still the Kate Somerville tan towelettes. They are pricey but the tan lasts almost a week and is the most natural I’ve found. It is only one shade – but I like my tan dark and this does the job.
I love dry shampoos and have tried a ton of them. My 2 favorites are Suave (I get mine at Target) and “Detox” dry shampoo from Dry Bar (love the scent!). I also really like beachy waves. I like to put my damp hair in a loose bun or top knot and spray with this beach spray by John Frieda. Then a few hours later I let it down and have instant waves.
I know summer is almost over – but I’m not quite into dark polish yet. I still love OPI polish in “Cozu Melted in the Sun” because it goes great with a tan but yet can transition into fall.
*I used all of these products while pregnant and/or breastfeeding. But, please check with your doctor first to make sure they are safe for you.