We are halfway through the week and almost totally done with January. Is this how 2016 is going to be? Because I totally lost track of this month and it flew…
Anyway, today I’m talking about the products I use every day. Everyone else talks about this stuff and I really love their recommendations. I am 110% lazy and I don’t spend much time taking care of my face/skin/hair… but these products have made the prepping process more enjoyable. Lately I’ve been putting serious effort into my morning/night routine and these are my staples, so if you’re anything like me and you’re looking for easy-to-use products check these out 🙂
Bonus! Everything on this list is cruelty-free because I like my rabbits fully-furred and my dogs un-caged ❤︎
Also, no one asked me to say these nice things- all opinions and selections are mine.
Lush Cosmetic Lad | This weekend is the first time I allowed myself to get sucked into the Lush world. My only purchase prior to my Saturday morning splurge was a canvas bag that proudly displays their anti-animal testing logo. This weekend I let a very nice girl named Amanda cleanse and hydrate my hand with an array of products. Her pitch worked because I bought this creamy moisturizer and I’m loving it so far.
Lush Ultrabland | Obviously Amanda was super convincing because I went in for an herbal scrub and walked out with the aforementioned cream and this cleanser. It’s a little waxy, but winter does a number on my sensitive skin so I’m all about sealing in the moisture. Additionally, my face breaks out if I just touch it, so when I find a product that’s gentle (and effective) on my pale cheeks I stick with it!
e.l.f. Tone Adjusting Mineral Infused Face Primer | After reading all the expert beauty blogs I decided that I needed some primer in my life. I love how satin-y and light this stuff is. I can’t even tell it’s on my face but I really do believe it keeps my scars and acne at bay under the make-up. Also, it doesn’t make me breakout which is huge. I love all my e.l.f. cosmetics.
Yes to Coconut Curl Defining Hair Smoother | When we ran out of shine spray (which we loved, but was a gift and an alleged animal-testing brand) I went on the hunt for some cruelty-free frizzy control. While most of the “Say Yes to…” face products irritate my skin, this hair smoother is such a light, effective, greasy-free life saver! I use it all the time; it doesn’t matter if I’m gelling my hair, curling it, or straightening it. It’s also affordable- score!
Big Sexy Blow Dry Volumizing Gel |Up to this point all my picks have only been used by me… but in our house we tend to share products (mousse, shampoo, some face wash, etc.) and this is one product that K and I both love! Similar to the primer and curl smoother, this stuff is weightless once it’s in your hair. After I towel dry my locks I just put a nickel-size dab on my finger tips and comb it through my roots. I add my smoother, some gel, and then blow everything into place. This stuff doesn’t hold your hair in place, it just give you great body and volume!
[* Big Sexy is a European brand and, therefore, doesn’t test on animals; however, the company was bought by Henkel which owns a variety of other companies, including Dial, which have been known to test their products on animals. Just an FYI.]
Admittedly this is my second beauty-centric post (see my first attempt here), but it’s the first time I’ve gone into great detail on tried & true products that I really, really love.
What brands or products would you suggest? I’m always in the market to try something new!