It almost seemed as if summer would never end; busy schedules, festival fun and market weeks. At last, the first day of fall sprang up on us and collectively we embraced it.
While the digital requests of beauty tutorials continue to flood my DMs and inbox, I thought I’d appease the masses by sharing how I will beautify this fall.
Here is a list of my top 5 beauty must-haves.
1. Hourglass Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
I’ve been using this foundation for over a year at the sugguestion of a sales rep at Nigel’s Beauty in LA. For years I swore by all things MAC Cosmetics, but this is a welcomed change. Retailing at $46, a hefty price to pay for glam but the finish on my skin is well worth the investment. I also suggest purchasing the foundation brush from Hourglass for a truly “seamless” application.
2. FLESH Thickstick Foundation
Note: I use this as my under-eye concealer.
I wanted to know what all the internet fuss was about and was pleasantly surprised by this product. Now, for my gals that like a HEAVY beat, this product is for you! Flesh Firm Flesh Thickstick Foundation is a super-portable, multi-purpose foundation stick in shades that deliver a creamy, buildable pay-off. Thickstick is face makeup that lets you cover, conceal, contour and highlight on your own terms. Best of all, it's formulated to look like your skin. It’s exclusively available at Ulta for $18.
3. KISS Ready-to-wear Nails
soooo this is a must-have product and a beauty life hack. When I moved to LA I could not find a nail salon that I liked or loved. Total bummer! That is until I stumbled upon these beauties in my neighborhood CVS. Better than the “Lee Press On Nails” of yesteryear, these Kiss nail sets are literally a beauty life saver. They are quick, easy, and on-trend. I’m able to use and reuse a single set several times over with about a week of extended wear. If you’re in between nail techs, this may be the perfect beauty remedy.
4. SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Body Wash
AH- MAZING. The best way to describe it. I’ve use SheaMoisture body products more than their hair products but rarely saw this formulation in the stores I shopped. I typically use their Hibiscus and Superfruit body washes but I was pretty geeked to find this gem in one of my NYFW gift bags thanks to designer Korto Momolu.
This body wash will leave your skin feeling like silk. I couldn’t believe how soft my skin felt after just one use of it. With the changing of seasons and the brutal winter to come, this is the perfect product to add to your beauty regimen to keep you skin hydrated, soft and beautiful.
5. Crest 3-D Whitening Strips
Honestly, you have no excuse for your teeth being anything less than pearly white. I often get questions about how I get my teeth “so white”, the answer: Crest Whitestrips.
For around $30, you can have a pure white smile after just one application depending on your succedaneous condition. I whiten with Crest strips about once every year and a half or so, sometimes even longer. Believe me, people notice! Smile!
While beauty is in the eye of the Beholder, there are a few things here on earth we can do to make glam a little bit easier. Happy shopping.
xo - Janelle