WHW: Fav Products

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Today I want to share some of my favorite products that I use on a daily basis and some also that I like to splurge on (and by splurge I usually mean, finding it a tad cheaper than retail via Ebay) I'm all about saving and trying new products and these types of posts tend to be my favorites so I want to join in and share. Lets dive right in shall we?

Mascara: Daily I usually use Covergirl Lashblast just because it is light and buildable without being thick and cakey. It washes off nicely and gives great volume. I have longer lashes anyway so a little goes a long way for me.

Splurge Mascara: I ADORE Bare Minerals flawless definition mascara ($19) and Buxom Mascara which is also around $20. I keep these mostly for bigger events and nights out, etc. I can't say enough good things about both of these!

Eye Shadow: Ya'll for $3 I adore my little Wet-n-Wild 3 palette and I use it daily, no joke! It comes in tons of colors and I just love it. No shame!

Splurge Eye-shadow: Ok this one is a no-brainer, the Naked Palette of course. I scored mine for about $40 and I just adore it on nights out or when you need a darker smokey look!
Concealer: Daily I use my Covergirl Age Rewind roll on concealer. It is so affordable and lasts a long time! It's like $6 tops. Its great to use under eyes and then bring down further into a triangle shape and you barely have to use primer.

Splurge Concealer: Recently I received a sample of this creaseless concealer by Tarte and I'm in love. It's a tad heavier but literally lasts all day and blends super well! I love it! Also, a little goes a long way with this one too! Definitely worth it! ($25)

Primer: Ya'll, I use to splurge on primer because I love Benefit products (and still love Benefit products) but the Elf tinted green primer is so fabulous and silky smooth. My makeup doesn't move with this stuff and you cannot beat the price of Elf products! Its 3 bucks!

Foundation: Daily I use Bare Minerals original in medium beige and this is definitely my go-to. I use to be a liquid only foundation girl until I came across this. I have oily skin so the powder really helps. This runs about $28 I believe and lasts a couple months depending on how much I use.

Splurge Foundation: When I did wear a lot of liquid, I splurged on Lancome Teint Idole foundation. It gives a flawless look and isn't SUPER heavy but does have strong coverage. I still have a ton of this in darker summer shades so I need to revisit and see if I still like it. ($48)

Blush: Daily I use Covergirl Cheekers in a deep pink and ya'll I have faithfully used this since like the 8th grade! It is $3 or $4 and I just love it.

Splurge Blush: In the summer time I love this coral-like shade from NARS called Torrid I believe and it is around $30.

Lips: Other than being a chapstick fanatic, I love L'oreal Infallible lip glosses - they rock! I believe I wear #705 Sangria the most but I also have a red one for fun nights out! (about $8) I'm also getting ready to order one by Tarte - their Lipsurgence in Escape. My friend Rad was wearing it all night for the NYE wedding we had and it was gorgeous! I can't wait to try it!

Hair: There's really only two products I use faithfully and that is It's a 10 Miracle Leave in product ($16) or Garnier Miracle Oil ($6). I LOVE trying new hair products since mine is finally growing and I have to alternate shampoos and conditioners because my hair is on the oilier side so any recommendations are welcome!

Favorite Scent: Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey is my MUST have but I also love their bluebell and red roses. You literally cannot go wrong with any from Jo Malone! I also love my 1990's throwback - ya'll ready? Cool Waters!

Two new products I've recently tried: My friend Tiff gifted me the Rodan and Fields Foaming Sunless tan and I just used it for the last wedding I attended. Its not messy at all and the foam is white so it doesn't stain clothing, etc. However, its hard to see the area you've covered so work diligently and thoroughly. I did mess up my feet and hands (amature) so be sure to wash immediately! The smell isn't so bad and the color is awesome - develops in a few hours so it doesn't overnight.

She also gave me the Rodan & Fields Lash Boost and since I'm just starting this, I'll report back with reviews and results! Again, my lashes are already pretty long but she says that this product helps to darken them as well!

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  1. I have been in the market for good foundation that last all day!! Thanks

  2. I use that lancome foundation and LOVE it! I'm always looking for a cover up to fall in love with so I'll have to splurge on this one. R+F self tanner is my favorite...I love that it doesn't smell gross.

  3. So many fabulous products! I can't rave enough about the Naked palettes <3
    Green Fashionista

  4. I love my Naked palette, but I barely wear makeup on a daily basis. My go-to mascara is definitely Revlon's Dramatic Definition :)

  5. i'm thinking about getting into wearing make up (Right now Burts Bees is the only thing i do). I'll start with that mascara you recommend! Trish - tales from trish

  6. I wear that exact same mascara and I also wear that same CG Cheekers, but in Rose Silk. I've been wearing that same exact shade since I was probably in 8th or 9th grade, too! haha.

  7. Does the Garnier Miracle Oil work like the it's a 10? I want to try it's a 10 but I can't justify the price

  8. I need to try that ELF primer! And the Garnier oil! Fun post!

  9. I use the Wet n Wild Walking on Eggshells trio every single day! I also love the elf primers ;)

  10. Love this! I love my NARS blush, but I also love my $8 Revlon eyeliner! :) I need to try the Jo Malone fragrances; I've heard they all smell heavenly!

  11. I'm so going to be on the lookout for that $3 eye shadow! What a fab find!! Thanks for sharing your faves, Jessi! xo - Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

  12. Love this! I definitely have some "special occasion" makeup, but stick with the same everyday makeup!

  13. I'm looking for a new blush and this time I want to try a cheaper version than my usual Lancome. Thanks for recommending Covergirl!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams 

  14. Love all these picks! I will have to give some a try! Primer may just be my favorite thing ever. I love the coconut Primer by Marc Jacobs.