Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Five: Beauty Faves

Happy Friday!
This week has been a whirlwind after coming back from the Florida Sunshine to the Snowy Northeast.  We've been cooped up mostly just watching the snow fall, and catching up on American Idol.  Is it snowing where you are?  I feel like it's snowing everywhere now!

After a week of traveling, I began to realize what my most used and most loved items are within my beauty bag.  You know, those items you just reach for over and over, because you know they look pretty darn good, and you know they get the job done.
Your comfort pieces.  Easy, and fool-proof.  Like that perfect pair of skinny jeans, or little black dress.

Well I thought I'd share just a few of my go-to beauty bag essentials with you.
These are my top 5 as of lately!  :-)

1. Nails

Essie Polish- "Bikini So Teeny"
This color has been on repeat all month, and I seriously get compliments on my nails every day when I'm wearing this color.  It's a milky periwinkle blue, ideal for spring and summer, paired with a white eyelet sundress and sunkissed skin.  BUT  it even works during these drab winter days.  It provides a perfect pop of color with my all black/gray/neutral outfits, giving that little ray of hope that the sun will shine again someday.

2. Lips

Tarte Power Pigment- "Exposed"
You know you've found a favorite lippie, when you move it around to every purse or handbag that you carry around.  I am never without this lipstick, and it's the perfect every-day, neutral color.  A great "your lips but better" shade, smooth and creamy, lasts awhile, and gives that subtle minty scent which I really enjoy.

3. Bronzer

St. Tropez Tanning Mousse
This has saved me all winter.  It's by far my favorite bronzing/tanning product I've ever tried. and a little goes a long way.  It's easy to apply, pretty darn fool-proof, and provides a natural but glowy tan.  Will repurchase this guy over and over.

4. Blush

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush- "Exposed"
Again with the Tarte, and the "Exposed" color, but this time we're talking cheeks.  This is a color that might not grab your attention while you're perusing the makeup counter, but trust me, it's a good one.  It's a natural looking dusty rose, with a hint of shimmer, but just enough to give you a natural glow.  And you can even skip the powder bronzer if you want, because this gives off a beautiful warmth to the cheeks as well.  The best part - it lasts all day.

5. Skincare

Clarisonic Brush and First Aid Beauty Cleanser
This dynamic duo has been my favorite all winter.  The Clarisonic is a cult favorite, and for good reason.  It cleans deeply, but gently, and there is never a trace of makeup left over which I love.  My skin never looks better when I'm using this brush to cleanse.  And the First Aid Beauty line is a dream - the cleanser is so mild, but effective, and I love the way it works with the Clarisonic. I don't see myself changing up this routine any time soon - such a great team!  

What standouts are in your beauty bag?
What can you not leave home without?

linking up with Liz!

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Eloquently Emily said...

I need to try out that bronzer- this girl is pale as a ghost! Tarte is actually on Hautelook today, they have great makeup! Have a great weekend love!

BLovedBoston said...

Im all about that blush - so good and I still need to try that self tanner - I love the pump that it comes with now!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

Christina Sotherden said...

I love bikini so tiny! That looks like a fabulous color, I need to try it out!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I'm totally with ya on the pastel polish. I'm loving that right now!

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