We have been back from Hawaii for a week now and I have to say I really miss the sun and the palm trees. It was beautiful there and was so wonderful to spend the days lounging at the beaches and pools. We had such a nice time relaxing and exploring the big island. The picture above was from a short little hike my husband and I took to these lava cliffs that look out over the Pacific Ocean. There was really high surf that day as well so we got to see lots of waves crashing up onto the lava rocks.
Being on vacation had me missing some of my favorite beauty products. I had to be selective with my packing this trip, as I was sharing my suitcase with my six month old :). So I had to leave a few things behind. I always love reading what products and items other bloggers love so I thought that I would share a few of my current favorites. I’m hoping to continue this on as a series, but for this first time I’m going to share a few of my top beauty products and how they have been working for me.
Coconut Oil – Up until the past few months I used all sorts of random face cleansers and serums to wash my face at night. I never really had a favorite and kept switching to different products because I couldn’t settle on one that I love. But now all I use is coconut oil and it literally is the best change I have ever made! I am so serious, my skin is clearer that it has even been before and I love how natural the oil is. All I do is splash water on my face (even with a full face of makeup), rub about a teaspoon of coconut oil all over my face and wash it off with a wash cloth. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Dr. Jart+ BB Cream – A few years ago I received a sample of the Dr. Jart+ BB cream in a Birchbox and fell in love with it! It’s the best BB cream I have used and is a great alternative to foundation if I’m looking for lighter coverage. Also, it is SPF 45 which is a nice bonus.
– Until recently I really haven’t worn much in regards to lipstick, but after I received some Burt’s Bees Lipstick for Christmas from my husband I have been converted. I’ve used their chapstick for years and was excited to try out their lipstick. I like how the color goes on smoothly and isn’t too bright and showy. The lipsticks are natural so if you like natural products these are a great option. The only downside I would say is that the lipstick does need to be reapplied after a couple of hours for me. Although their website touts eight hour moisture so for some maybe the coverage lasts longer.
Sonia Kashuk Nail Polish– I love nail polish and have too many bottles of it to count. However, after trying all sorts of brands from OPI to Essie to Covergirl I have found that Sonia Kashuk Nail Polish is the best. I love the thickness of the polish and how it’s not on the higher end of pricing for nail polishes. It also lasts on my nails for several days. It’s sold at Target and comes in tons of trendy and classic colors.
What are your favorite beauty products? I’d love to hear about them, please share in the comments below!