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I think that we can all agree that you don’t have to be a beauty guru to have a beauty routine or have a select few beauty products that you love and could never part with. These products become so ingrained into your day to day that using them feel like second nature.
I personally love makeup, I enjoy the different techniques used to create a different look, I also really enjoy learning and trying new makeup trends. Lately, my makeup game is dependent on my mood and how much time I have in the mornings. Sometimes I want a full face, sometimes I just want mascara and lipgloss. Rarely am I seen without mascara and you will see why in just a few scrolls!
This list is a compilation of my absolute favorite beauty products that I have used in the past and continue to use in my present, and others that are products that I have just discovered and have become a hardcore fan. See my top 5 beauty picks that I absolutely could not live without below, in no particular order:
Nivia Smoothness Lip Balm
I have an obsession with keeping my lips moisturized, this is not a joke, on any given day I will have several of these in very specific places so that I am never without. I have one in my tote bag that I carry every day when I go to work. I will also have another one in my smaller crossbody for when I am out and about. When I change handbags, my lip balm naturally comes with me but I designate two for my two most used bags.
I like this lip balm because it is so smooth, just as the name implies. I put this on and any dryness or chapped feeling disappears and actually heals up. This lip balm not only has SPF to protect my lips from any harmful rays but is also super moisturizing and has saved my life during the colder winter months.
I also carry spares in my car, office desk and in my bathroom at home so I am never without. I told you. This is not a game!
Nivia Extended Moisture Body Lotion
The only other thing that burns my biscuits more than dry chapped lips is being ashy! I hate it, so much so that my obsession with being moisturized at all times have led me to have some sort of moisturizer with me at all times and if I don’t have it, I’m completely paranoid for the rest of the day.
The Nivea brand, specifically the extended moisture formula is my morning go to, right out of the shower I rub it over my entire body. I love this body lotion because it moisturizes without feeling greasy. It also leaves my skin really smooth and I like the smell, not that it’s scented, but it just smells very clean and I love that.
Marc Jacobs Beauty, Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in “Allow Me”
I am obsessed! This is by far the best lip gloss that I have ever had and I’ve had Dior, Chanel, and Fenty! I think the thing that won me over with this gloss is how pigmented it is. Allow Me’s color is a shimmery rose and is incredible but on me, the color is the perfect pink, which I have been looking for for my entire life!
I also love how thick the lipgloss is, it’s a perfect consistency, not too thick and not runny at all. The applicator is soft but also firm and the size and shape are perfect to apply on every curve of my lips. I could easily apply this without the use of a mirror.
I’m so serious guys, this lipgloss will probably be buried with me.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
2018 was the year that I discovered Marc Jacobs Beauty and I can no longer remain ignorant to its splendor. This mascara is that damn good! On those days when I really don’t feel like wearing makeup, you can guarantee that I will have this mascara and also the above lipgloss on and I will feel like money!
I like this mascara because it gives your lashes an explosion of length and volume in just the first swipe. I was so overcome with happiness the first time I tried it that I almost wept. I am generally this dramatic, but I’m not kidding here.
I was a diehard fan favorite of Chanel’s Le Volume Mascara and I just felt like I wanted something more and also a little less expensive. I then switched to Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara and I loved how it looked on my lashes but hated how messy the product was, it got too clumpy and was a disaster when I needed to insert the wand back into the container or take it out for that matter. This experience brought me back into Sephora and the associate I was venting to quickly whisked me to the Marc Jacobs section and he physically put this mascara into my hands and looked me in my eyes and said: “trust me”. Chanel who? I don’t know her. Fluffs afro and walks away.
Sephora Collection Crystal Nail File
If you are using one of those sandpaper nail files, I’m going to have to ask you to stop, put it down, right into the trash can.
There are a few reasons why you should make the switch to a crystal nail file. The first reason is that they are safer for your nails, they don’t rip your nails apart like the other nail files do. They are much cleaner and can be cleaned easily, and they last forever.
This is one of those beauty tools that goes with me everywhere because you never know when you are going to break or chip a nail and this little tool will keep your nails manicured to perfection each and every time!
There you have my top 5 beauty products that I can not live without! Do you have any faves that you swear by? If so, let me know below, I’m always looking for new beauty products or tools to try out!
Before we part, I just wanted to take some time to celebrate a small win for The Post-It Note! A few days ago I reached my first 1000 followers on Instagram and I am completely blown away at all of the love and support that I have received across all platforms! Thank you all for subscribing, reading, liking and following me! You all continue to inspire me to be my best so I can continue giving you all my best!
To show a small token of my appreciation I am hosting a contest on my Instagram page @thepostitnoteblog. One lucky winner will receive the two book set of Jen Sincero’s You Are A Bad Ass… collection. I love these books and love her energy and I can’t think of a better way to help set you up on your self-love journey then by reading two excellent books that will inspire you to be the badass that you are always meant to be.
Check out my Instagram story for a short video from me to you and also more information on how to win. The contest will run from this Monday the 4th to Wednesday the 6th and the winner will be chosen and announced on Friday the 8th. Thank you all again and good luck!!