After sharing ten of my most beauty-savvy blogger friends' holy grail beauty products yesterday and Monday, today I am sharing mine with you. I know I talk a lot about products I love on here, but I filled out the same questionnaire as the girls from Part I and Part II to share my absolute must haves. I'm also going a little more in depth and telling why these are my holy grail beauty products that you need to try!
K R I S T I N
Age: 24 | Blog: The Blush Blonde | Instagram: @theblushblonde
Nude Skincare Progenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil- I have talked about this a lot on here since I started using it a few months ago and to say I'm obsessed is an understatement. This oil absorbs very quickly and really does it all, it refines texture, clarifies, moisturizes, protects against free radicals, and more. It has seriously transformed my cranky winter skin and I use it every day.
Neosporin Lip Health Overnight Renewal Therapy- I have the driest lips ever and no matter how much lip balm I put on during the day if I do not use this every night my lips get the deepest splits in them. This is the only thing that I've found that helps to heal and protect my lips and I can't live without it.
Clarisonic Mia 3- I got this a year ago and it's amazing how it has changed my skin! Since I started using it 2-4 times a week my pores have shrunk, I no longer have flaky patches, and my skin is the clearest it's ever been.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser- This is a holy grail product in my house that my Mom & I cannot get enough of. I turn to this if my skin is dry or irritated and it never fails to gently clean my skin. I also use it as a body wash if the skin on my body needs a little extra TLC.
Raw Honey- If you try one thing on this list, you must try this! Raw honey helps to clear up breakouts and moisturize skin. This is my "secret weapon" for flawless skin. Learn a few ways to use this on your skin here.
Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Concealer- This industrial strength concealer covers everything from dark circles to redness to blemishes.
Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray- I have dark circles under my eyes and I apply this under my concealer to make it last longer.
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder- This brightens my under eye area and sets my concealer so it stays in place. I also sometimes lightly dust this over my entire face to set my makeup.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion- I have been using this for as long as I can remember and it is hands down the best eyeshadow primer on the market. This will prevent creases and keep your eyeshadow in place until you take it off with an oil based makeup remover.
Diorshow Mascara- This mascara makes your lashes super dark, full, and long, and never flakes.
Tresemmé Platinum Strength Heat Protection Spray- I've been using this forever to protect my hair from heat styling; I spray it on once before I dry my hair and once before I straighten or curl it.
Living Proof Prime Style Extender- This helps to extend your style so you can go longer between shampoos.
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Tropical Coconut- I like to go a few days between shampoos and use this for touch ups, it soaks up any oil and makes my hair smell amazing.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5 in 1 Styling Treatment- This silicone free styler provides smoothness, volume, strength, conditioning, and polish to your hair.
Pink Sugar Eau de Toilette- This is my favorite perfume and I always get a million compliments whenever I wear it.
Secret Clinical Strength Smooth Solid- I have a little sweating problem and this is the only thing that keeps me fresh.
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion- This lotion is my go to to soothe and hydrate seriously dry skin.
Lush Cosmetics Dreamwash Shower Smoothie- This in shower body treatment contains calamine, aloe, lavender, rose, tea tree oil, and chamomile to cleanse and soothe the driest of skin.
Humidifier- Using a humidifier is like drinking water for your skin while you sleep and a must have for the drying winter heat.
Aquaphor Healing Ointment- This is my go to for any skin issues, especially when I have a cold and my nose gets super dry.
Gel Manicures- I have the worst luck with regular manicures so now I stick to only gel manicures. They usually last me two weeks and help me to look put together and polished.
Jojoba Oil- I've recently started using this and I love how moisturizing it is without clogging my pores.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray- This is amazing to give skin a hydration boost throughout the day.
GlamGlow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment- I tried a sample of this from Sephora and am hooked! It smells amazing and helped to really hydrate my skin.
Drink lots of water - it will definitely show up on your face if you're not staying hydrated.
*Bonus The best beauty advice I've ever received...
Wear sunscreen and stay out of the sun! My parents were always adamant about sun protection for my sister and me; I'm so thankful for that and that it rubbed off on me.
What are your holy grail beauty products and beauty tips?
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