5 Must-Try Beauty Products


I'm a product girl.  I'm always trying out new makeup and skincare products, and I rarely stick with the same brand for more than a few months.  However, there are a few products that have won my heart and that I will use FOREVER.  Yep, forever.  They're really that good!

1.  Moroccan Oil Treatment  -  Argan oil is all the rage these days, but this is the product that started it all.  I've been using this for years, and it just makes my hair plain old awesome.  Shiny, manageable, healthy-looking, full ... check, check, check, check.  After showering, I apply a quarter-sized amount on damp hair before blow drying.  I also use this volumizing mousse on my roots.  I've tried other products, and for me, nothing even comes close to the Moroccan Oil treatment.  Yes, it's a bit pricey, but it lasts a VERY long time.  I go through about two bottles per year (and I use it every single day).

2.  IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF50+  - This, my friends, is the face cream of all face creams.  If I could only use one product, this would be it - hands down.  If you aren't familiar with CC creams, they do everything.  Deliver anti-aging benefits, moisturize, provide SPF, and provide foundation-like coverage.  In the morning I use this serum on my face, followed by my CC cream and a light dusting of powder.  That's it.  And this is coming from a girl who used to layer on the moisturizer, SPF, primer, concealer, foundation, and powder.  Seriously, just try it.

3.  Dr. Denese Advanced Firming Facial Pads  -  This is the product that changed my skin forever.  For real.  Whenever anyone asks me about my skincare routine or wants advice on products, I always steer them to these glycolic acid pads.  I swipe one over my face every night after using my favorite cleanser to help exfoliate all those dead skin cells that clog your pores.  Yes, it stings.  Yes, it makes my face red.  Yes, it smells bad.  But it works.  Just read the reviews and you'll see I'm not alone in my love for these face pads.  My skin glows for the first time in my life.  Exfoliation really is the key to great looking skin.  Ok, I'm jumping off my soap box now...

4.  Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk  -  I've tried about 37 different dry shampoos (ok, maybe not quite that many but a lot) and this is my favorite by far.  I received a sample in my Birchbox and have used it faithfully ever since.  They also have a tinted version for those dark haired gals who don't want that white residue dry shampoo always seems to leave behind.  This helps me get an extra day out of my wash and doesn't leave my hair feeling like it has a film on it, like so many other dry shampoos do.  My hair looks just as good, if not better, than it did the day I washed it.  Talk about efficiency.

5.  Stila HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara  -  I have a love/hate relationship with my eyelashes.  I just can't seem to get my eyelashes to look thick, full, and dark no matter how hard I try.  I've had my eyelashes permed (yes, you can actually have this done), tried Younique fiber lashes, and looked into getting eyelash extensions (which are crazy expesive, by the way).  I also went through a phase where I applied falsies every single day.  And then I found this mascara.  It's not perfect, but it's my favorite.  My lashes are full and dark with just one coat.  I still apply this under my Younique fiber lashes when I'm going out, but for running to the grocery store or swimming lessons with the kids, this is my go-to. 

So that was rather long-winded, but I'm really passionate about these products.  I hope next time you're looking for a new product to try you'll give them a shot.  And definitely let me know what you think!  What are your favorite products?  Let me know in the comments!  And as always, thanks for stopping by!