1.  No. BRIGHTENING COLLECTION // This new collection is my favorite by far.  The older I get, the more I find my skin to be dull and gray looking.  I often won’t leave the house with makeup on because of it.  That all changed for me after I started using the Brightening Collection.  It’s packed with antioxidant Vitamin C Complex.  If trying the entire collection all at once isn’t in your budget, then I suggest starting with the oil.  It’s truly amazing and something I can’t live without.
  2. DEW SKIN TINTED MOISTURIZER //  This product also changed my life.  It gives me the perfect glow, has SPF 20, is perfectly lightweight (great for summer) and is just an added layer of hydration.  I love the Dewey, hydrated look it gives my skin.
  3. COLOR CONTOUR MATTE BRONZER // If you’re looking for a great matte bronzer, look no further.  It gives me the perfect coverage for day or night and it’s $39!!  Not to mention completely safe.
  4. COLOR SHADE EYE DUO // Out of all of my shadows (Beautycounter and other brands) this duo is my favorite by far.  When I’m going for a natural look with a pretty glow, I use the PEARL/CHAMPAGNE compact.
  5. COLOR PINCH CREAM BLUSHER // I love a good blush stick.  For the days when you don’t feel like wearing makeup, you can just use this cream blusher stick and it gives you the perfect rosy look.
  6. GLOW SHIMMER OIL // By far one of my favorite BC products.  I throw this oil on almost every day.  It’s great for a glowing natural day look but also gives you a sexy shimmer for night.  And the best part about this oil is you can apply it from head to toe.  So feel free to use it on your face!
  7. LUMINOUS NUDES GIFT SET // Lip gloss is by far something I can’t live without.  I find myself applying lipgloss even when I’m home doing nothing.  Beautycounter’s Lip Gloss moisturizes your lips just as well as any chap stick.  A nude color lip is one of the biggest beauty trends right now.  So I went crazy when the shade Bare Shimmer was launched.  It’s natural looking with a hint of shimmer.  This pairing because Twig is my favorite lip stick shade, and it compliments Bare Shimmer perfectly.

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This isn’t the first time I’ve raved about the beauty products I use.  And before you mumble horrible things about me under your breath because you can’t believe I spend so much money on these things, hear me out.  First, ladies, this is our skin.  We only get one shot with it.  And take it from me, one day you’re 24 and baking in the sun without a care in the world, and the next thing you know, you wake up and you’re 30 and your skin isn’t as plump and healthy as it was the last time you checked!  I can’t stress it enough to take care of your skin and use good products.

Second, I may sink $170 in my daily moisturizer, but I buy it twice a year.  The beauty (no pun intended) with a lot of these high priced products is, a little goes a long way.  It’s taken me years to find products that work for my skin and actually show results.  And believe me, every time I run out of one of these bad boys, I cringe thinking about spending the money on them.  And I’ll admit, some times I’ll even try to get by with serum or cream from the grocery store.  But after just a few days, I’m reminded of why I spend my kids college funds on beauty products.


CAUDALIE beauty elixir // LA MER soft cream // KATE SOMERVILLE quench // COCOCARE coconut oil // GLOSSIER balm dot com // LA MER skin tint with SPF // CHANEL mascara // LAURA MERCIER concealer // NARS makeup stick // AERIN lip conditioner // KATE SOMERVILLE eye cream


The holiday season is a great excuse to change up your makeup look and add a little sparkle.  While I love an embellished dress or top for a holiday party, I also love to throw on a great cashmere sweater, some wool trousers, and a sparkly brooch and just let my makeup complete my look.  Adding a little sheen or sparkle to your makeup look is so fun.  Here are some of my favorite holiday makeup products.