Well, that went by fast, didn’t it?? Goodbye 2018! You were lots of fun and I found tons of great beauty items that I just can’t live without now. Here are my favorites that I’ll keep using into 2019 and beyond.samples
TOP BODY PRODUCT FINDS
Rahua Body Care – the most incredible shower gel and body oil infused with rahua oil…the scent is amazing and I swear this is the most transformative self-care ever.
Farmhouse Fresh Vanilla Bourbon Body Oil – I love body oils and this one is extraordinary. Sultry, delicious, and decadent. Yum.
Golden Door Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub and Yuzu Body Oil – this lovely combination from the famed Golden Door spa instantly transport me and make me feel pampered and happy. Just lovely!!
TOP SKIN CARE FINDS
Goldfaden MD Sunvisor – a SPF 30 sunscreen misting spray that is designed for use on your face, neck, and decolletage. It’s oil-free, PABA-free, and fragrance free, and it’s a setting spray for your makeup – a fabulous multitasker!
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser – this actually made me rethink double cleansing. This is a fantastic cleanser that does it all – one of the best cleansers I have ever used.
Paula’s Choice 1% Retinol Booster and HA Booster – they are both excellent ways to boost your skin care routine. The 1% Retinol even out skin tone, reduce wrinkles, and make skin feel smoother, while the HA Booster is a fantastic moisturizer that really plumps up skin.
Paula’s Choice Perfect Cleansing Oil – this is another excellent cleanser find. I leave this one in my shower and the sunflower and coconut oils make this a great cleanser that eliminates the need for a separate makeup remover.
TOP HAIR CARE FINDS
Voloom Very Airy Styling Products – these styling products have impressed the heck out of me this year. My hair is very fine, so styling products often weigh it down. These have low residue, so they give my hair tons of volume and leave it light as air. Winner!
Monat Hair Care – this line is really fabulous for not only giving you a great hair day, but also giving you even better hair days in the future. My hair only got better as I used the Renew Shampoo and Conditioner.
TOP COSMETICS FINDS
Kryolan Micro Primer – a fabulous primer that minimizes pores and keeps my makeup vibrant and in place for 12+ hours. Love love love. Primer heaven.
Kryolan HD Micro Foundation Smoothing Fluid – this is a fabulous foundation with a creamy texture that goes on like silk. The foundation has a soft radiance to it that is wonderful – very natural and it gives skin a glowy boost. It stays on forever too. Awesome.
IT Cosmetics CC+ Oil-Free Matte Foundation – I found my ‘soul matte’ with this foundation. With my oily t-zone I’m always looking for a great matte foundation that doesn’t look super flat, and this one fits the bill. Plus it does everything else on the earth – it has SPF 40 UVA/UVB. It has lots of other ingredients that skin loves, like an anti-aging serum, peptides, niacinamide and hydrolyzed collagen. What makes it different from the regular CC+ foundation is charcoal, which detoxes the skin, colloidal clay and Moroccan lava clay, which absorb oil, and tea tree extract, which fights breakouts.
Decorte Eye Glow Eye Gem Glossy – how gorgeous are these?? The most beautiful cream eyeshadows ever, I swear, that have a 3D effect and don’t get dull or crease throughout the day. Gorgeous.
Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pens – these have been around a while but I just discovered them this year. I love these eye pens because they glide on easily and give vibrant color, and they do not budge once applied – no smudging, not even after a good cry!
Buxom Top Coats – I love these top coats. I wear them alone or over a lipstick shade to alter the color. The possibilities are endless, and I love how they plump up my lips. They have great lasting power too.
Makeup Geek Foiled Lip Gloss – the texture is incredible – soft with great slip, yet they last for about six hours. The pigment is fantastic, with tons of reflective metallic shine. This is the most comfy lip gloss ever and I just can’t believe the finish…anything else I’ve worn with a mirror gloss is somewhat uncomfortable, but this is sooo nice. Amazing!
TOP HOME PRODUCT FINDS
Gamma+ Italia Aria Ultra-Light Hairdryer – The Aria is probably the coolest looking hairdryer I have ever had. It has an awesome art deco retro design that is not only wonderful to look at, it’s also such a pleasure to use. the Aria may be a lightweight, but it’s no sissy! This is one powerful dryer, drying my hair super fast. It’s also impressively quiet for such a powerful hair dryer. This gorgeous hairdryer is fashionable, functional, and fantastic!
Lay-n-Go® COSMO Plus Cosmetics Bag – I can’t even tell you how much I have used this genius product. It’s a perfect travel cosmetics bag cosmetics bag that lays flat but it has a lip around the edge so nothing will roll off and into the sink. It holds an incredible amount of stuff as you can see. It has spaces for brushes as well as zippered storage for items you want separated – you can even put your jewelry in there. Laid flat, it keeps all of your items in a wonderfully safe on a clean area that is washable and can be wiped down. Then you just pull the drawstring to close up the mat into a storage bag with handles!
2018 was a wonderful year for discoveries – I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store! Happy New Year everyone! – Lisa