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Life is hard enough these days. When it comes to my makeup and beauty routine, I like to keeps things as easy as possible.
I like to use effective beauty tools, products, and devices to save myself precious time. I need products that simply get the job done.
As Caci and I test products and tools, many make it into our daily lives because they work so well. If they work and make our lives easier, they are an A+ in our book and we wind up repurchasing over and over.
These products are our latest beauty discoveries that have seriously made our lives easier. Take a look, try them out and get back some much need needed time in your daily routine.
1. Sara Happ PerfectPout in a Box
When lips need more than just a little bit of love Sara Happ has created the perfect one-two-three punch. This three piece set is the ultimate as it has everything you need for the softest, precious pout. The set includes The Lip Scrub™ Brown Sugar Lip Exfoliator, The Lip Slip® Lip Balm, and The Sweet Clay Lip Mask. I don’t think my lips have ever been in better shape since I started using these three regularly. Buy it at Nordstrom for $62.
2. Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
These are not your average blotting papers; these portable blotting papers were made to absorb every trace of excess oil from your skin without smudging makeup. These Oil Absorbing Sheets are a must have for your backpack, handbag and desk. Caci uses them before applying makeup to oily areas of her skin and then uses them throughout the day when oil shows up. Buy it at Target for under $5.
3. Pureology Style & Protect Lock It Down Hairspray
If you struggle with finding an all-in-one hair finishing product, this one is for you. Style & Protect Lock It Down Hairspray is made with Olive Oil to help protect hair from dryness and add shine as it locks in your style with maximum hold without stiffness. Buy it and be amazed.
4. The Body Shop Coco Calming Face Mist
I love face mists for prepping my skin and using throughout the day when my skin is tight or needed refreshing. The Body Shop has the cutest mini face mists and the Coco Calming Face Mist is my favorite as it instantly helps to soothe my dry, sensitive skin. It’s made with coconut water from Brazil, as well as calming aloe vera and bisabolol. My skin feels instantly hydrated and refreshed and it doesn’t mess up my makeup — so easy! Buy it from The Body Shop for $10.
5. MODA SPA Face Mask Application Kit
Face masks can be messy to apply; I hate wasting products all over my hands. These soft silicone brushes were designed to help you easily apply thick or messy facial masks with minimal waste. The set includes a large round spatula for the face and a smaller pointed brush for using around crevices like the nose and eyes. It’s a game-changer that I can’t stop using. Buy it here for under $8.
6. Ouidad Vitalcurl + Tress Effects Styling Gel
Holding curls in place is no easy task so when I tried this lightweight styling gel to hold my normally wavy hair in place longer and better than ever, I had to share. This styling gel helps to defines curls with strong hold for consistent, well-formed spirals (waves, for me) that last. It uses Memory Interlock Technology that forms a lightweight lattice to shape and hold the curl pattern. You can actually see the curl define when hair is wet. If I only use my fingers to style, I get the prettiest, natural beachy waves without having to style my entire head with a wand. It makes my life so much easier! Buy it from Ulta for $26.
7. bliss Pore Patrol Daily Warming Scrub with Black Volcanic Sand
If you deal with large pores and just don’t have time to deal with them on the daily, this warming scrub is for. Yes, it’s warming and feels AMAZING. Use it every morning and watch those pores shrink in size as your skin is gently exfoliated with black volcanic sand. My skin is dry, so I only use it a few times a week in addition to my normal cleansing routine, but Caci swears by this cleanser. Buy it here for $12.
8. Derma-E Very Clear Acne Spot Treatment
If you are looking for an easy and effective natural acne spot treatment to use, this is it! This formula delivers natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties to help clear not only pimples, it is easy to use all over the complexion and prevent blemishes while reducing redness and sensitivity when a spot pops up. Buy it here for under $10.
9. Neutrogena SkinClearing Blemish Concealer
If you do have a pesky pimple that needs clearing AND covering up, the easiest thing to use is this SkinClearing Blemish Concealer. Neutrogena hit it out of the park with this one-two punch product that conceals and treats blemishes at the same time. YASSS! This concealer contains salicylic acid so that you can conceal the spot and treat it at the same time. Easy! Buy it from Ulta for under $10.
10. MODA PRISMATIC Precision Powder Kit
Searching for the right powder brush will never been easier once you have these two oval shaped powder brushes on hand. I am addicted to oval shaped brushes; once you try them you will make the switch! These brushes use synthetic fibers and a dramatic, angled edge that has never been seen before in oval brushes! The "tipped back" neck is sturdy and rigid to help apply makeup with precision. Use a circular motion to blend out powder and achieve a natural finish that leaves skin soft with a blurred look. Buy the set here for $24.99.
Let me know! Do you have any beauty products that you use regularly that really make you life easier?