Monday, September 25, 2017

Beauty Secrets: On Repeat

I love finding new beauty must-haves, but at the same time, I rely on my "old trusties." I see so many products I want to try that it's so often tempting to want to purchase the newest cream or foundation. I have learned, though, that sometimes it's worth sticking with what works for you and your skin on some things, so today, I'm sharing a few items that I not only love but that I buy time again and again. 

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish | When it comes to a lip gloss, it's rare that I find one that I'm committed to. I'll be the first to admit that I'll buy one and then somewhere along the way I misplace it. That is not the case, however, with this Buxom gloss. I first purchased one of these back in late May, and now I'm already on my third tube! I use it like crazy as it has a tingling lip plumper that makes my lips feel fresh and cool for awhile. I am trying a slightly darker shade this time around, but it offers a sheer look that works great over your favorite lipstick or on its own. 
Bobby Brown Bronzer | I started using this bronzer years ago - maybe my freshman year of college? I've tried others along the way but always come back go this one as it goes on lightly and can easily be layered. During the summer, I'll often just use a moisturizer and then dash on bronzer while in the winter, I use it to bring some life to my pale skin.
Dolce & Gabanna The One | This perfume has a bit of sentimental value. Back in high school, my grandmother gave me DG perfume, and ever since, it has been a favorite. When I get ready every day, not only do I love the scent but I'm reminded of my sweet Nonny.
Estee Lauder Double Wear | This one is my tried and true. I've tried a variety of foundations, but I've always come back to Double Wear. Especially now that I'm at the store for 10+ hours, I want my foundation to last throughout the whole day and this one does that for me. I've gotten into a routine that I bounce between two different shades - one for summer and one for winter and in the transitional seasons, I'll often mix the two as I'm putting my makeup on for a more perfect match. You can also layer this one as well - I'll put more on for a full work day or event where as I go minimally on the weekends.
Smith's Rosebud Salve | My friend Cameron first introduced me to this great stuff! I first used it in the tin but I love the mess-free version of this tube! I use it on its own quite a bit but it works well under gloss or lipstick as well. 
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream | I first tried this night cream as a sample and when it was out, I rushed back to Ulta to get the full-sized version. I was looking for a moisturizer with Vitamin A but wasn't really in the market to spend 100+ on a tiny container of moisturizer. I opted to try this on recommendation from a salesperson, and I've used it most every night since. My skin still feels moisturized when I wake up the next day - and I sometimes use it again in the morning. 
First Aid Beauty Oil-Free Matifying Gel | I first tried this when I received a trial with my purchase of the sleeping cream. I honestly don't have oily skin so I'm not really sure why I like this product, but I love how my makeup goes on over it. It feels smooth and clean and my makeup seems to sit well on it, so when I ran out of the trial, I decided to purchase this FAB product as well. 

Have you tried any of these? What are your go-to favorites? I'm always open to suggestions!


  1. LOVE rosebud salve - such a classic beauty staple! I'll definitely need to try a few other products that you shared.

  2. I love EL Double Wear. I go between in and Lance tiente de idole. I'll definitely give a few of your other recommendations a try, too!

  3. I might have to try the EL foundation! I'm in the market for a new foundation and haven't found one I love yet. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I've heard so many people rave about the Double Wear & the Buxom gloss...guess I'm going to have to pick them up the next time I'm out and about shopping!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

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