Beauty Buys


I’ve shared a few beauty posts in the past (like these must-haves and some seasonal finds), but I want to start sharing a few items each month that make a prominent appearance in my makeup, skin or hair care routine. There are so many products out there and I rely on reviews from other bloggers or the product’s website to gage whether or not I want to give it a try. Hopefully you’ll find these helpful, too! I would love to hear about your favorite products, so let me know in the comments :)


When it comes to foundation I usually stick with my bareMinerals powder, but this winter I wanted to try a moisturizing one with more coverage and color. A friend suggested this Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation, which I found at Target for only $6! I wear the classic ivory, which blends well with my pale skin. It creates an even skin tone and gives me a nice glow. I usually top it off with some powder since I prefer a more matte look rather than too shiny/dewy.


Deep conditioners are a must, especially when you live in the desert! I’ve tried a few and always come back to this Neutrogena Deep Recovery Hair Mask, which is under $10. My hair is so smooth, untangled and moisturized after using it. Having used it once a week for over a year my hair has become much healthier.


I love trying new mascaras because they are all so different, especially the size and shape of the wand. I really like that this bareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara gives you volume without being clumpy or spidery. The spiral brush curves perfectly around your lashes to get an even coating.

What are some products you can’t live without?