Beauty Must Haves You’ll Use Forever

It’s my job to try out new products to bring you the latest and greatest in the beauty sphere which means I switch up my beauty regimen a lot. That being said, there are some products that I come back to time and time again. You’ll almost always find them on my bathroom counter or in my makeup bag. I love them so darn much I just can’t seem to quit them. Haha! And those products are what I call beauty must haves that you’ll use forever. I thought I would share a few of them with you today. Add just one of them to your beauty stock pile and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

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The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain…This is the BEST lip stain ever you guys. It leaves a gorgeous wash of color on your lips that lasts for ages. AND you can use it on your cheeks too. So, if you’re out and about and need to freshen up your makeup quickly, this double duty stain is just what you need! And that’s why it lands at the top of my beauty must haves list.

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Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray…As the temps warm up, our skin tends to get shinier and shinier…Am I right? Get ready for for beautiful matte skin and that’s not the only benefit of this makeup setting spray. It helps keep your makeup in place too which means less touch ups! That makes it totally worthy of being part of my beauty must haves, don’t you think?

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Trilogy Rosehip Oil…I’m forever trying to achieve the perfect the dewy look. I’m not talking about shine. My love for makeup setting spray proves that shine isn’t my thing. I’m talking about a lovely natural glow. That’s just what facial oil does for your skin! It makes it glow. This particular facial oil is made with natural products, which is fabulous, considering how much I apply it. Bwah! Plus it has antioxidents and that’s never a bad thing.

Shop the post: The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain / Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray / Trilogy Rosehip Oil

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Now that you’ve seen my forever favorite beauty must haves, I’d love to know if you give one a try!

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The Best Facial Oils for Younger Looking Skin

If there is one beauty product that I’m happy to have discovered recently, it’s facial oil. I’ve been using the basics like moisturizer, serum, eye cream and whatnot forever, it feels like, but I only added facial oil in the past few years. As soon as I applied it for the first time, I knew facial oils would be a permanent addition to my beauty routine. I have yet to find another product that matches their ability to give instant, and I mean instant, results. Facial oils give me an immediate rosy glow… and after a very long, pale winter, my skin could use it. Haha! Now there are a lot of facial oils out there, and I’ve tried several myself, so I thought I would round up some that I love for you. Don’t you want younger looking skin? Don’t we all? Bwah!

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Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil…This was actually the very first facial oil that I tried and it remains a forever favorite. It’s lightweight formula absorbs practically instantly and allows this girl to leave the house with little makeup thanks to the glow it gives me!

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Trilogy Rosehip Oil…This facial oil is not only hydrating, but it also has antioxidants in it, so you get some anti-aging action too when you use it! And did I mention that it’s organic?! I know I’m not the only one always looking for more natural beauty products!

Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate…If you need a little pick me up in the morning, this is the facial oil for you. Not only does it give you a fresh, dewy look, but the crisp citrusy scent is downright invigorating. Bye bye fatigue! Hello refreshed face!

So, if you’ve been wondering if you really need facial oils in your life, the answer is YES if you want younger looking skin!

Shop the facial oils: Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil /  Trilogy Rosehip Oil / Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate

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Winter is here and it’s time to switch up the beauty routine. I’m swearing by the new beauty cleansing oil I found from Kiehls. It’s called the Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil.

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Putting oil on your face seems counterintuitive doesn’t it? But Kiehl’s new botanical product will have you rethinking what oil can do for your face. Your skin won’t feel greasy at all. I promise.

In the past year, I added a brightening facial oil to my skincare routine, making me think this cleanser might just for me.

Three Things I Love About Kiehl’s Cleansing Oil

1. The smell
2. It gets eye makeup off easily
3. It leaves your face feeling refreshed, not dry

You won’t get a big sudsy wash, as the cleanser emulsifies, it’ll get whiter and milky looking. I start with three pumps on dry skin. I blend the oil in my hands and then apply to my face. After a bit of cleansing, I wet my hands and add some water–things get a little sudsier then.

For my everyday eye makeup, this gets EVERYTHING off! When I did a dramatic evening eye (charcoal shadow and black liner), I did have to go back with an eye makeup remover to get the eye makeup off.

With the drier, colder air, switching to a gentler cleanser just makes sense for my beauty routine. Do you switch things up for winter? I am also on the hunt for a GREAT winter moisturizer to use after skiing. Any ideas? Any great moisturizing masks? Friends, I want to test them. Please let us know!

It definitely smells like a garden–there’s nothing harsh or chemically about the scent. I was happy to see evening primrose oil (which is rich in omega-6 fatty acids)–I’ve been hearing so much about primrose is face products. Plus it has my favorite essential oil, lavender, which just makes everything smell like the fields of France.  It’s also soap-free, sulfate-free, and mineral oil free. But it’s not free. Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil is $32.  Shop for it here:

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The Best Facial Oil Ever

Facial oil has been a part of my beauty routine for a while now and I don’t see that changing any time soon. While I definitely have had my favorites, I’ve been on a mission to add more natural products to my life too, so I was thrilled when I came across Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+.

It’s amazing how much the things we apply to our skin end up in our body, so the more natural I can go with my regimen, the better. Hence, me giving, what I’m now calling, the best facial oil ever a coveted place on my bathroom counter.

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And this facial oil isn’t just your ordinary facial oil. It has a little something extra. They all are great for hydrating your skin and giving it a beautiful flush, but this particular oil contains antioxidants that fight the free radials that your environment can throw at you. Score! My favorite products are always multi-taskers, so Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ can officially count itself among my favorites!

You can get all the details on this powerhouse product in my latest video. If you’re a busy mom without a lot of extra time on your hands, you’re going to want to try this facial oil out for yourself. Trust me! You’ll get that youthful glow we’re all after instantly, while fighting anti-aging damage and moisturizing your skin all at the same time!

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The Beauty Benefits of Argan Oil

I’m sure you’ve heard about the plethora of Argan Oil products out there, but what exactly are they all for? That is the question…Well, I’m here to break it down for you today. I’ve chosen a few of my favorite Argan Oil containing beauty products to share with you…They each serve a different purpose, but they all contain my favorite powerhouse ingredient and loads of beauty benefits!


1.  Argan Oil Serum: Looking to seriously step up your hydration game? Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk is where it’s at. Now if you have super oily skin, extra moisturization is probably not your best friend…But if you’re anything like me and have slightly dry skin, especially when the weather cools down, your skin could really benefit from some intense hydration. And that’s where this serum comes into play. Get ready for more moisturized, softer, smoother skin!


2. Argan Oil Spray: Your skin isn’t the only thing that can benefit from Argan Oil use. It’s great for your hair too! GG Gatsby Ocean Kissed Waves Spray is a killer texturizing spray that can help give you the beachy waves look we all love so much. Frankly, I don’t limit that style to the summertime. I have naturally wavy hair AND I’m a busy working mama, so I’m all about minimal effort hairstyles. And this argan oil spray helps me achieve just that!


3. Argan Skin, Hair and Nail Oil: Argan Oil is the ultimate multi-tasker and here’s why…It can be used on your skin, hair AND nails. derma e Skin, Hair and Nail Oil is my go to travel product. I can moisturize my cuticles, give my skin a healthy glow and smoothe down hair frizzies all with one little bottle of oil. Score!


So, have you tried Argan Oil yet lovelies? What’s your favorite product?

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Beauty Favorite: Facial Oil

One of our popular beauty posts was our Forever Young Beauty Routine. In it I talked about how much I was loving using facial oil. Well, we’re just a couple months shy of it being a year later and I’m STILL using Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil and STILL loving it. I highly recommend you add this product to your own beauty routine.


Check out our latest beauty video to see why I can walk out of the house with little more than a bit of concealer and lipstick as long as I made my face glow with facial oil. Say goodbye to dehydrated skin and hello to a nice, healthy glow. And don’t you worry about feeling greasy. My skin absorbs the oil beautifully! And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for our favorite tips and tricks!

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My Forever Young Beauty Routine

Now that I’m in my thirties, I’ve definitely begun focusing on anti-aging products and practices more. This mama wants to maintain her youthful glow as long as possible, so I’ve become devoted to some tried and true methods along the way that I think have helped keep my skin looking like its on the younger side. Who wants to know what my top 5 tips are? I knew you would. Haha! My forever young routine consists of these five easy steps.

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1. Eat clean: I really try to pay attention to what goes into my body because I truly believe that a poor diet shows up in your skin. That means I drink lots of water and eat as many nutrient rich fruits and veggies that I can. That includes green smoothies…Hi, my name is Kristin and I’m a green smoothie addict. My favorite recipe consists of spinach, almond milk, Greek yogurt, banana and mango. Mmmmmm, so tasty!


2. Stay fit: I’ve found that the key to staying active is doing something you really enjoy. Whether it’s pilates, yoga, barre classes, running or kickboxing…Do whatever keeps you motivated. Just get out there and move! You’ll feel better, have more energy and be happier when you’re fit…at least that’s been my experience. And I’m certain that happiness is reflected in your face.


3. Have fun: Kids keep you young, of this I am sure. It doesn’t get much more fun than playing with my little ones. Having a blast with them makes ME feel like a kid again!

4. Sleep on your back when you can: Basically, try to avoid smooshing your face into your pillow. You’re bound to have less lines crisscrossing your face. Haha!

5. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate…This is a step you never want to skip. I’ve been moisturizing my skin without fail since I was a teenager and I really think it’s made a difference. And lately I’ve been loving facial oil. Products like Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil keep your skin nice and hydrated, which I’ve always thought has a more youthful appearance than dry skin. I love how this particular facial oil isn’t greasy, yet it helps protect your skin against moisture loss all day long. Travel tip…Take this product with you on the airplane when you fly! Air travel can be so rough on your skin.


So, there you have it. Those are my favorite tips for staying forever young, including one of my many Olay product crushes. Olay has been a part of my beauty regimen for years…and there is a very good reason for that. They are products a girl can depend on! Just sayin’.



Olay is a worldwide leader in skin care and has been trusted by women for over 60 years, maintaining its founding philosophy: to maintain a deep understanding of women’s changing needs and to combine products that fit their needs with the latest advances in skin care technology. Regenerist was created along those lines to address women’s anti-aging needs, and millions of women have tried it and loved it, making Regenerist the #1 anti-aging moisturizer.* *Based on Nielsen data week ending 2/1/14.

So, how do you stay forever young lovelies? Inquiring minds want to know!

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