Truth be told, I don't usually wear eyeliner. But I made an exception for my Halloween costume this year ...
|Pretty sure this was my greatest Halloween costume ever.|
$18 at beauty.com
So I am a diehard fan (read: addicted) of Seche Vite. But on my most recent trip to Ulta, IT WAS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND. The intense panic set in, and then I realized that multiple manicurists have preached the incredibleness of Speedey to me over the years. So I calmed down, picked up a bottle and decided I'd see how it stacked up. Well, here's the thing -- I LIKE IT MORE. It keeps my nails glossy, they chip less quickly, and -- the best part -- it doesn't get thick if you don't use it up right away like Seche Vite tends to. The consistency almost feels like drying drops, and nails are completely dry within 5 minutes.
$8.50 at ulta.com
Okay, so I'm going to tell you something. Since I have a small tub of this, I totally thought it was an eye cream. I forgot that I got it as a free Sephora VIB perk awhile back and just assumed it was an eye cream due to its smaller size. But the good thing is, my under-eye area has been looking remarkably plumped and refreshed as of late, due to my applying this there! I love the formula -- it's rich and lush, and it sinks into skin immediately upon contact. And now that I've finally realized it's a moisturizer, you'd better believe I'm going to start applying it all over my face instead of just under my eyes.
$52.50 at sephora.com
I've been fairly obsessed with the original version of this moisturizer since 2013. And now I have a new version to love, thanks to the inclusion of SPF 30! The formula is just as lovely and lush as the original, and my skin feels unbelievably hydrated after every single use. I've been suffering from drier skin since moving to LA, and applying this every morning has definitely made a huge difference in returning it to its normal baby soft texture.
$82 at kiehls.com
Ever since I went blonde, my hair is pretty much dead. Even though my stylist and I tried to color it as safely as possible -- we never bleached, we waited a long time in between treatments -- the texture still changed and a lot of my hair broke off into (thankfully even) layers. I've been trying everything I can think of to bring life back to it, so I'm glad I discovered this miracle worker. Even a couple nights working it into my tresses made a HUGE difference in making it healthy and happy. 3-4 pumps are enough to cover my hair from root to tip, and I'm impressed that it doesn't leave my strands looking or feeling greasy. Plus, the light floral scent is delightful.
$28 at sephora.com
This. Palette. Is. EVERYTHING. I am so in love with every single color (although I've only used a couple of them so far). Urban Decay eyeshadows are just so wonderfully pigmented, and come on -- there's nothing wrong with a little sparkle every now and then.
$54 at beauty.com