Welcome to my first product post! In this post, I wanted to share all of my favorite beauty products, excluding makeup and bath products (for other posts). Here, you can find all of my favorite-of-all-time hair, face, body, and home scented and functional products! These are not all, but my personal top-rated amazing products I have used long term. I would also love to hear your personal recommendations for products in these categories!
Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray
Infused with natural dead sea salt and sea kelp, this is my go-to spritzer in my hair. Summer or not, this sea salt spray keeps my hair feeling light, loose, and flowy. I use before I dry my hair, or in the summer after swimming!
Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray
I was first introduced to Oribe products when I started going to BloGo Blow Dry Bar and Salon. I can confidently say I am obsessed with the way these products smell. When I started getting regular blowouts, the girls primed my hair with this product to keep it heat-protected and I am hooked.
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Again, this is one of the products I was introduced to by having my hair styled at BloGo. This texturizing spray keeps super-silky hair like mine texturized whenever I am getting my hair styled for an event that I need my curls or waves to hold all night. This product is perfect for naturally-straight hair like mine that tends to lose curl quickly if not primed properly!
Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray
This Oribe product is my favorite because I love the smell so much. I truly wish I had a candle in this scent! This product seriously makes everyone who is around you tell you that your hair smells amazing! This product is the last step for a blowout that is the cherry on top!
Redken Frizz Dismiss Shampoo & Conditioner
Honesty Hour- I do not use brand-name shampoo/conditioner 24/7 and am super happy to use drug store shampoo and conditioner! I wash and dry my hair every single day, so I run out of shampoo and conditioner quickly. I have naturally straight hair which actually does not tend to be frizzy much at all, but I love using this Frizz Dismiss shampoo/conditioner pair. I think that this particular Redken pairing smells heavenly, but I can’t use it year-round because it tends to thicken up my hair which is naturally more on the thick side to begin with.
Bumble and Bumble BB All Style Blow Dry
If you blow dry your hair often, or everyday (like me), this one is a must!! This one makes your hair dry feeling refreshed instead of fried, and leaves you with little-to-zero frizz!
Kristin Ess Weightless Shine Leave In Conditioner
If you, too, are a conditioner LOVER, I recommend this leave in conditioner! After a fresh wash and a light towel dry, I spray this one evenly throughout my hair then comb and dry! My hair feels so smooth and fresh after use!
OGX Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Hydration Oil
This spritzer is another one that I use everyday before I dry my hair. This one is more on the detangler side for me, but I think it definitely adds a natural sleeky and shiny look to my hair and smells amazing, of course, because it’s coconut scented!
Mario Badescu Skin Care Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea
This facial spray is probably my most favorite product of ALL. I could bathe in this spray, not even kidding. This one is good to use before putting on makeup everyday, and after taking off makeup everyday. This spray keeps my face hydrated and feeling/looking cleaner than ever. If I am having a bad breakout, I swear by this facial spray to eliminate it, as well as blackheads. In the summer, I use this spray probably 5 times a day because it’s so good for sunburnt skin and feels so refreshing on sunburnt skin because of it’s aloe content. Even after applying makeup, this spray makes your face feel clean again. There are three different scents to this spray, but this one’s my favorite!
Mario Badescu Facial Spray Trio
Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater
Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea
Aloe, Chamomile, and Lavender
Like I mentioned above, these are the three scents to the same facial spray as above! All smell good and serve small differences in purposes. I recommend all, so this trio is a great deal to buy.
Estée Lauder DayWear Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant 24H-Moisture Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 15
This Estée Lauder DayWear is one of my favorite products to wear when I’m not wearing makeup at all. A little bit more on the perfumed side, this product smells great but can be slightly strong. I like to believe this one keeps my no-makeup look refreshed and clean.
SkinCeuticals Simply Clean Gel
Being an ALL TIME “makeup wipe” girl for taking off my makeup every night, I have recently tossed the makeup wipes for this substitutional facial cleanser. This facial cleanser takes up makeup easier and more effectively than any makeup wipe I have ever used, and makes my face feel so amazing afterwards. It does not burn my eyes at all, so it’s great for my entire face and keeps my face so much less broken out than makeup wipes did, because it’s a much deeper cleaner. I prefer a dry facial feel rather than dewy, so if you don’t like a dry face at all, maybe use this product every-other-night, or on a substitutional schedule.
SkinCeuticals LHA Cleansing Gel
Almost the same as the product above, this product is also an amazing makeup remover and cleanser. I think that this one is a little bit “stronger” than the one above, meaning it makes my face EXTRA shiny after using, and probably leaves even more of a dry feeling to the face. If you use this product daily, I would recommend for sure using a hydrating lotion afterwards, because if not, your face may end up being more dried out than you prefer.
LUSH Rosy Cheeks Face Mask
I love this refrigerator-kept face mask by Lush! Not going to lie, this one does burn at use. Once washed off, though, your face feels so smooth and incredible. This one has a light rose scent to it, which I love! I would recommend for use once-to-twice a week.
Chanel Hydra Beauty Crème Hydration Protection Radiance
Definitely a splurge purchase on this one, but it lasts around 2-4 months! I love this one because of the tiny beads in the mixture, which help exfoliate dry skin and moisturize on top!
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
This one is a great alternative to the Chanel listed above! This gel version is perfect for younger skin because it’s so light and airy and is perfect for on-the-go no-makeup days!
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
This product is an amazing everyday moisturizer! I use moisturizers the most on days I want to create a makeup “no makeup” look for being on-the-go and going to class! This one is tinted so it covers enough to not have to wear actual foundation, and you can’t beat a product with SPF!
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
I discovered this Bare Minerals product while on the search for products to complete a makeup “no makeup” look and love it! I am most definitely in need of a “complexion rescue” on days I don’t want to wear any makeup at all, and this one does the trick!
Boscia Detoxifying Black Charcoal Cleanser
If you’re in the market for a good charcoal cleanser, I definitely recommend this one! You can get over two months use with this one, and it gets warm as you use!
LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub
This product is the most fun of them all! This lip scrub, to begin, tastes amazing :) I like to use this one for more pamper-use than functional, but it also makes a really great and creative gift for a friend!
Ponds Hydrating Dry Skin Cream
Going back to the classics, but this lotion is great for my face, and especially after a summer sunburn! Any time my skin of any area feels extra dry or rough, this lotion always does the trick.
Lollia Wish Sugared Pastille Handcream & Lotion
This Lollia fragrance smells SO amazing!! A spring/summer smelling classic, I highly recommend checking into this brand next time you need a great, unique gift! I have this “Wish” scent in small purse hand lotion, large hand lotion, bubble bath, and small luxe perfume!
Lollia Relax Shea Butter Handcream | Lavender and Honey
I have this purse sized (shown here) lotion in Lollia scent “relax” and wish I had every product it comes in! I like to put it on my wrists and tops of my hands before bed! Would make a great sympathy gift or “pick-me-up” at any time!
LUSH Sleepy Body Lotion
Another product on the relax spectrum, I love this “sleepy” lavender scented lotion! I like to put this one on my hands and a few little dabs on my cheeks before bed and it is so relaxing!
Capri Blue Aloha Orchid Hand Cream
I love this Aloha Orchid scented hand cream, which is a mixture of orchid, jasmine, and gardenia smells! I think ALL Capri Blue products smell amazing and also make fantastic gifts.
Tyler Candles Glamorous Wash Fragrance Diva – 4 oz
In the name for this product I included the “4 oz” size preference because as great as this laundry detergent may smell, it’s very pricey for laundry detergent! A good splurge a few times in the year, but I can’t justify using it 24/7! I like to buy the small 4 oz bottles and reserve them for when I wash my bedding!! After washing my bedding in Diva, my entire room smells floral scented and my bedding looks bright and clean! This one is a great gift as well!
Tyler Candles Chambre Parfum Fragrance Limelight– 4 oz Room Spray
I personally love the Tyler Candle Co. scent “Limelight,” which is the fragrance I have in this room spray! If you’re looking for a great room spray to freshen up your home or for use when hosting, I highly recommend checking out the Limelight!
Capri Blue Volcano Candle
My favorite candle in existence is most definitely Volcano, a medley of tropical fruits and sugared citrus scents! This candle is so great for all year long but especially spring/summer! This would be the best gift ever to receive!
Want to try:
Capri Blue Volcano Body Scrub
I love the Volcano scent so much, so I’m eager to try this sugar scrub by Capri Blue! I think this one would be great to use in a pampering bath :)
Mario Badescu Drying Cream
The description for this product is: “unique spot treatment. Helps shrink small bumps and surface blemishes. Re-balances troubled areas. Ideal for small surface blemishes and under-the-skin bumps,” so, of course, I’m really wanting to try this one asap!
Bali Body BB Cream with SPF 15
I definitely want to try this Bali Body BB Cream because the photos of usage are incredible! I am not a tanning-bed user at ALL, and don’t really like the self-tanner look either. I think this cream will fit in the middle of the two for usage on my face, for a more natural but toned and tanned look!