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Heyyyyy! So I’m doing something a little different for ToL this week and kind of, sort of, maybe turning it into a monthly favourites post… mostly because I miss doing them and it’s already February so I didn’t know when else to stick one in. I’ll plan better for next month, but for now, here’s some of the things I’ve been loving
this last month.
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So I know this one isn’t technically out just yet, but I’ve already got a copy of my cookbook and I’m definitely smitten. You can find all the details and pre-order info >> here << if you’re interested in picking one up. Thank you. Love you ❤️
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Supermud Clearing Treatment from GlamGlow.
What it is: A charcoal-based face mask made with a blend of six acids meant to brighten and soften the complexion while removing skin congestions. Used to treat blemishes, redness, texture, clogged pores, and tired looking skin.
Why I love it: Because it makes my skin look and feel amazing. No joke. I’ve been using it for about a month now, and not only does my skin feel a lot smoother/clearer, but my skin tone evened out and I don’t notice as much random redness. And the best part is that you can actually see it pulling gunk out of your pores – like there’ll be stuff sitting on top of the mask when you go to wash it off. Oh, and it also washes off super easy and doesn’t leave you feeling like you have any residue left on your skin. The only downside is that it’s a bit pricey, BUT if you only use it on your trouble zones or as a spot treatment for breakouts, then it goes a long way. I was hesitant to try it, but now I’m kind of hooked… and investing in your skin definitely isn’t a terrible thing.
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Drops of Youth Concentrate from The Body Shop.
What it is: A quick-absorbing, non-sticky serum that uses plant stem cells to boost surface skin cell renewal for a softer and more moisturized feel. Perfect for anyone looking for tighter pores and smoother, plumper skin.
Why I love it: Because it’s $6 compared to the $24 of a Beautyblender and, in my opinion, does a way better job at blending makeup… possibly because it’s bigger and has that perfect flat edge to really buff the product in. If you’ve never tried applying your foundation with a damp makeup sponge, you should definitely give it a shot because it gives you an absolutely flawless finish and removes any extra product that could end up making you cakey throughout the day. Plus the whole patting motion just feels strangely soothing…
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Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner from The Body Shop.
What it is: A tea tree-based toner that removes the last traces of make-up, dirt and oil, and helps combat the shine of oily skin to make it look more matte.
Why I love it: Because it makes my skin feel nice and fresh and seriously reduces how oily I get in my T-zone without making my skin feel dry. It’s also really great at clearing up minor breakouts and prepping skin for moisturizer. Oh, and don’t worry – the tea tree smell isn’t overwhelming.
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Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo from Dove.
What it is: A lightweight dry shampoo that refreshes hair between washes by absorbing excess oils. Perfect for fine hair as it helps add volume and fullness.
Why I love it: Because I don’t like washing my hair too often, and dry shampoo is what keeps people from realizing that I don’t like washing my hair too often 😝 Also, I’ve started liking this one from Dove a little more than the one from Batiste that I used to use because it doesn’t feel as heavy or grimy, doesn’t leave so much white residue, and smells nice and fresh.
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The Colossal Big Shot mascara byMaybelline.
What it is: Uhm… insanely good volumizing mascara?
Why I love it: Because it makes my lashes look ah.maze.ing. We’re talking a full blown falsies over here. It lengthens, separates, thickens… and lasts all day without flaking or fading. Seriously, I can’t say enough good things about this mascara. You need it in your life.
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wait…whats the product that is $6 and better than the beautyblender? It’s coming up under the drops of youth…maybe its my computer?? super interested though because i’m looking for something new to blend my makeup!!
Yaaay! A cookbook!!! Congrats. It looks beautiful.
I should probably start by washing my face at night. I’m lucky if I can manage to get my retainers in. Oops. 🙂
Heather @ Polyglot Jot
So exciting to see your cookbook cover in action!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 I’ve been loving Coconut milk in my coffee, maternal acne wash, and Cozy Nights soy candle from Target!
Montana @ Pretty Lil Mudder
I’d be interested in trying that mud mask thing. I need something to help clear my pores- they usually get really clogged and I get blackheads a lot.
Lauren @ Lauren Runs
I’ve been loving BeautyCounter’s charcoal cleansing bar. I don’t have time for a mask regularly, but I can use this bar of “charcoal soap” to wash my face each morning. And then I have been loving face oils that I never thought I could use!
I NEED that clay mask. Been looking for a good one. Thank you for the recommendation!
And congrats on the book!!!! It looks fantastic! omg You must be so proud!
Thanks for these! I love the charcoal mask too 🙂 And I’m definitely going to try out this mascara.
Naomi @ Naomi Why: Roots
Your cookbook cover is ahhhh-mazing! It’s on my wish list fo shizzle. Can’t wait to get my hands on it!
Ange // Cowgirl Runs
I’m going to need to put that mascara on my list – I’ve been trying to find a replacement for my $30 Lancome one.
The cover of your cook book looks simply awesome! How beautiful! I love tea-tree oil too! I use it on my feet so my toenails don’t get icky from all of my nail polish!
If I haven’t said it already, CONGRATS on the cookbook. Exciting times to get your hand on the physical copy of something you made. Savor every moment of the experience.
That charcoal mask sounds like it works wonders, and I love tea tree anything for my skin, because it always seems to clean it really well.
Patricia @Sweet and Strong
Ok I haven’t tried any of these and literally want the ALL! Might invest in the mask first, do you use it everyday? I have heard such great things about charcoal.
Jennifer @ Fit Nana
I am so unskilled at dry shampoo. I finally decided to try it and, I don’t know, maybe I need to buy a better brand? Or maybe I just don’t know what I’m doing. I pretty much had to jump in the shower and wash my hair after I used it. Ugh. LOVE tea tree products for my face, too!
You have some great recommendations here – esp the skin products.
Catherine @ A Cup of Catherine
Dove was actually the first dry shampoo I tried and right now I’m using Not Your Mothers. I think I actually liked Dove better, though!
Jess @ Keeping It Real Food
Congrats on the book. It looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing these beauty favorites. I’ve been thinking of trying a new mascara (been doing Maybelline Great Lash on and off for, like, 20 years) and that one sounds awesome!
My Favorite dry shampoo is Not Your Mothers- love the smell and never leaves any whiteness. I’m really interested in the supermud treatment but I’m always afraid to try something new on my skin because its so sensitive. BTW Love the cookbook cover!
Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Your book cover is gorgeous! Congrats!! I’m a dry shampoo junkie toooooo! Thanks for hosting.
Sarah @ BucketListTummy
I still have never tried dry shampoo! Ahh so many congrats about your cookbook!!
heather @Lunging Through Life
I just bought that dry shampoo and used it this morning! I loved it!
Susie @ Suzlyfe
Congrats on the book! It looks beautiful and I’m sure is filled with deliciousness. I’m pretty sure last week I said that I was thankful for dry shampoo. I’m going to have to try out this one!
I’ve been using batiste but will have to try dove, plus my bottle is almost out. In fact you caught me on a good day because I’m out of SO many beauty products and have been putting off restocking!
It would be cool to showcase more of your favorites in the favorites post. You cookbook is going to be awesome. I’m looking forward to it!
So stinking excited for your cookbook!!!!!!!
meredith @ cookie chrunicles
I still haven’t tried glam glow stuff but I always think of you when I see it. maybe I will check it out! I really like kerastase products the best for my hair and any time I deviate, I see the difference so I’m trying not to switch too often.
Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy
The book looks amaing! Yay! It’s finally here! I can’t wait.
I really haven’t been good about taking care of my skin at all (unless you count trying to eat healthy).
Lisa @ Mile by Mile
Ive never tried dry shampoo but I was thinking it could be helpful to use once a week or so. I was my hair every day otherwise it looks really greasy!