Top 5 Beauty Products

Hi friends!

I hope you're all doing well and had a great New Year's! Welcome to 2017!😸

I hope 2017 is treating you all well already and if not then I hope you turn it around into something special. Let's make 2017 a year full of self love! Do more things that make you happy whether that's blogging, hiking, shopping, watching novelas 👀, or going to the spa. Try new things this year and pay attention to yourself because you deserve it! I have some cool things already planned for 2017 that I can't wait to share on the blog.😸

For the first blog post of the year I thought I would talk about some of my favorite beauty products, most of them that I discovered in 2016. If you're in the market for any new beauty products I highly recommend any of these.

1. Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
Hands down, my favorite moisturizer EVER. I'm a fan of Clinique products in general and my mom sent this to me back in the spring after my face suffered from its first real winter. I'd wash my face and my cheeks would immediately make me look like I was an extra from an alien movie. I have extremely oily, acne prone skin and I was curious as to whether this would make my skin even oilier due to its claims of being so moisturizing. It did the complete opposite. It's a gel moisturizer so it helped to control my oil while still moisturizing my face. I used every last bit of it and it lasted me awhile as you don't need much.

2. Chanel Chance
I was just a little baby junior in high school when I first stumbled upon Chanel's Inside Chanel series on YouTube. I was enthralled by the videos and they sparked my interest in the fashion world. Fast forward a few months and I was gifted with Chanel's Chance. Described as "floral, spicy, sensual and rich" on their website, this has become one of my signature scents. You could always pick up a coat of mine in high school and expect your nose to be filled with the delicious scent of Chance. I always spray "a little Chanel for good luck" before any big or important event.

3. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita II
This was a gift from my best friend and I honestly don't know how I lived for so long without it. Kat makes the best liquid lipsticks in my opinion. They're so comfortable that I literally forget I'm wearing anything on my lips. They don't crumble on my lips, aren't drying at all, don't transfer, and smell like heaven. Lolita II is the perfect everyday color for me, it's not too cool and not too warm on my skin tone. I've worn it with a full face of makeup and I've worn it by itself as well. It's the lipstick I always find myself grabbing if I'm running out the door or just need something simple that still stands out.

4. Shea Moisture African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask
I am 100% positive I am the only person on planet Earth who African Black Soap doesn't work for. Seriously. I've tried the Shea Moisture one and I've tried actual ABS and it does NOTHING for me. Absolutely nothing. However, the toner and the Clarifying Mud Mask from Shea Moisture's ABS collection work wonderfully for me. I just apply a thin layer of the mask at night and keep it on for 10 minutes or so and when I wake up my acne is smaller and some of it is completely gone.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar
This one may (or may not) come as a surprise to some people. If you've never heard or used Apple Cider Vinegar, it's fantastic to use on the inside and outside of your body. In high school when I would run out of toner I would mix equal parts ACV and water and use that instead. I use ACV to help clarify my hair and also as a spot treatment for acne. When using one of my other favorite face masks, I mix ACV with the clay to form the mask. I even add a splash to my water and green tea as well.

For all my hair favorites, check out the post I did on my hair.

What are your favorite beauty products? If you try any of these or have any suggestions for me let me know!

Ciao for now,