Being a beauty junkie means that you have favourites that might not make sense unless you're a certified beauty junkie as well. I've been spending a lot of time at Sephora these days in hopes to problem solving a few things (hello dry, dull winter skin and dark circles) and these are the five items I just can't do without these days.
BITE BEAUTY AGAVE LIP MASK
I'm obsessed with matte lipsticks but not that dry lips that comes with the territory. After reading the reviews online, I finally decided to take the plunge and shell out $30 for this lip mask. It's ultra moisturizing like no lip balm can deliver and a little goes a long way. I apply it in the morning as I'm doing my makeup to prep my lips for matte lipstick, and at night before I go to bed to restore moisture. Pucker up bitches!
KAIA NATURALS BAMBOO TAPIOCA BEADS
Sugars and crushed nut shells can be too abrasive for exfoliating the face because they cause micro tears. Micro beads are gentler for your face but they're bad for the environment. That really narrows down the amount of good quality natural exfoliator on the market. I love this one from Kaia because it leaves my skin silky without harming my skin or the planet. Just mix 1/4 teaspoon with a drop or two of water and exfoliator your way to baby butt soft face.
SHISEIDO BENEFIANCE WRINKLERESIST24 INTENSIVE EYE COUNTOUR CREAM
I got a trial of this in my Quench Your Skin Sephora Favorites and loved it so much that I bought the full sized jar for $68! I've been experimenting with eye creams a lot these days because my under eyes are so dry. I don't know if it's the winter weather or that I'm in my 30's, but regardless dry under eyes are the worst. This stuff is creamy and and hydrating and almost makes me feel 20 again. The theme of this post seems to be "a little goes a long way", but it does, making the price worth it.
MAKE UP FOR EVER ULTRA HD CONCEALER
Let the heavens part because this is the new holy grail of concealers!!! These concealers are a little pricey since they're meant to work together and cost $32 each. First apply your corrector to cancel out the blue under your eyes. (The corrector will begin with an R. For example, My medium olive skin is shade R30.) Then apply the concealer for flawless skin. (This shade will start with a Y. I'm Y31). I have dark under eyes and have always used a corrector so I like that these two work together so well. They're creamy, full coverage, buildable and they're not drying. Again, a little goes a long way so should last a long time.
SEPHORA INSTANT NAIL POLISH REMOVER FOR GLITTER
I love doing my nails but I hate, I mean HATE, taking my nail polish off. This little jar is easy, peasy for lazy bums like me. Just dip your finger in and your nails come out clean. I got the one for glitter since glitter polish is such a pain to get off and this stuff does work. ;)