new beauty faves

As much as I love trying new products, I definitely hesitate to when I think I’ve found my favorite of any one thing. That could be a cleanser, a mascara or even lip balm. But a few weeks ago I ventured out of my comfort zone and scored some new great products that I knew I had to share with you.



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I love High Beam by Benefit, but slowly but surely I’ve been replacing all my cosmetics with natural ones and I love this highlighter by BareMinerals. If you’re planning to use it as I do, a general highlighter, I don’t recommend using the brush for application but using your fingertip.

It was really hard for me to venture out of my current nightly routine, but this face oil by Tarte is the best I’ve tried. It’s amazing. I could not recommend it more. Could not.

Sometimes I’m lazy. Those same times I don’t feel like washing my face and these wipes don’t dry my skin and leave it squeaky clean. I love them .

I’m not a big lipstick gal, but I went out on a limb and picked up this Tarte lip tint and I’m so glad I did. I tried the one by Smashbox but the one by Tarte is so amazing. It’s hydrating and leaves my lips the perfect shade of pink! I also love that it’s more like a lip balm than gloss.

Have you all tried any amazing products lately?


  1. RachelFebruary 21, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I love High Beam as well, so maybe I should check out that highlighter instead!

  2. JaneFebruary 21, 2013 at 9:18 am

    I’m definitely going to have to try that lip tint. I’ve never been big on lipstick (it just feels too heavy) or lipgloss (yuck, my hair gets stuck to my lips) but a little lip color really helps pull a look together. So lip tint might be the perfect solution!

  3. SarahFebruary 21, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I’ve been so obsessed with the Tarte line recently (specifically the bb cream), and I just love how their packaging includes bamboo tops!

  4. Grace - Stripes & SequinsFebruary 21, 2013 at 9:48 am

    ooooh – very intrigued by the tarte face oil! I love well rested too – is it weird that I have been using it under my eyes?!

  5. LaurenFebruary 21, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Do you just use face oil like you would a lotion? I am so clueless when it comes to beauty products. Also… do you have a fave primer and foundation or concealer?

  6. AlyssaFebruary 21, 2013 at 10:35 am

    I swear by that Tarte lip stick–and the color options are so great! Lipstick is a hard commitment for me, and this straddles the line between a lipstick and a balm. Also, I love Josie Maran products, so I’m going to have to pick up those wipes!

  7. ritaFebruary 21, 2013 at 11:12 am

    i need to try those face wash wipes! in the market for a new cleanser but these seem great for travel. also – glad to know you like tarte! i’ve been struggling with natural lipstick – all of the ones i’ve tried smear all over, so it doesn’t really feel worth it!

  8. AlexFebruary 21, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Sandy gave me a bunch of Tarte lip tints randomly and life hasn’t been the same since.

  9. Drew @ Catfish & CaviarFebruary 21, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    When I worked for Benefit I stacked up on all the high beam I could get! I will def need to give this new product a chance!
    Wipes that don’t dry out your skin are hard to find…can’t wait to try these!

  10. Gaby [The Vault Files]February 21, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Ok keeping this in mind ;)

  11. AlexaFebruary 21, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I have the Benefit High Beam…so you think the Bare Minerals is a good stand in?

  12. elle [wonderfelle world]February 21, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Ooo intrigued by that highlighter! i’ve heard really great things about that face oil too – I’m currently obsessed with a Boscia one but want to check that one out now!

  13. Chelsea (A Bit of Sass)February 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Those wipes are amazing, they are really a life saver for tired nights.

  14. daisyFebruary 21, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    i’ve been looking for new makeup wipes! will have to try this one! x

    & Pretty Things

  15. madeleineFebruary 21, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I have been wanting to try the well-rested highlighter. I have been using the stroke of light eye brightener and it is the best thing that has ever happen to my raccoon eyes

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