Tuesday Treasures: Best Beauty Buys #2


I’m back with another installment of my favorite beauty buys! These are items I’ve purchased time and again because they have proven their staying power with me. It’s not to say I have never tried new products since or will never try new products again, but I’ve come back to these time and again and with good reason. How about you? What are some of your favorite tried-and-true beauty products?

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Psssst Instant Dry Shampoo – Years ago, I saw a bottle of this sticking out of my sister’s BFF’s bag and she has the BEST. HAIR. EVER. Of course, I couldn’t resist trying it out for myself and I’m so glad I did! I don’t like to wash my hair every day, but it tends to get oily and I definitely need some help keeping it looking fresh. This does the job.


Dove Body Wash with Pump – I’ve already included this in my first list, but I had to add it to this because now it comes in a pump! I’ve never been so excited to see a product in my life (ok–maybe I’m exaggerating a little bit), but how cool is that? I’d often wondered when they would get around to it. And now it’s finally here!


Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 – So I took a trip to Sin City with my friend and she pulled this out while we were getting ready one morning. She is an expert makeup artist and I am always fascinated by how well she does her eye makeup. After a swipe here and there, VOILÁ!, she was done. She swore with her heart that this eye makeup palette was the One and Only I would ever need in my life. I have been loving it since I got my own case.


Benefit Brow Zings – Having nice eyebrows can make a world of difference in your appearance. I have a usual lady that I go to for threading, but when I can’t make it to her, I (hesitantly) will try someone new. Sometimes I get lucky, but most times not and I end up having to “grow out” my eyebrow hairs until I can get to my lady to fix it (she is kind of out of the way). In between those times and for everyday, I love using this to fill in any loose spots. (I should mention I have a teeny-tiny bald spot on my eyebrows due to a miscalculated jump on my parents’ bed. Ooops. I was a wild child.)


Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit – I’ve been using this For. Like. Ever and I always go back to it. It does the job well and is pretty light enough that I don’t feel like I have cakey layers on.

Tuesday Treasures | Best Beauty Buys #1

As I’ve mentioned before, while I like trying new things, I also have my favorite beauty products that I repeatedly stock up on. Here are a few of them.

1. Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Castille Liquid Soap

I have been using this liquid soap for years now. It has been one of my go-to favorites. While it has a multitude of uses, I primarily use it for hand soap and occasionally as a body wash (but, you could use it to clean everything). It is very potent, so I usually do a 50/50 mixture with water. It comes in a variety of scents, but I tend to sway towards the peppermint.


2. Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste

I’m not really sure how I got hooked on this toothpaste, but it is my favorite. The flavors are great and it does not “sting” my small and sensitive teeth like some toothpastes do. {Although, I’ve read so much about oil-pulling and am curious to try it.}

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3. Dove Body Wash

While I may veer off-course sometimes and try something new, this has been my favorite body wash of all-time. I always feel really clean after a good scrub-down with this (as one should, so I’m not sure why I wrote that).