January 2014 Beauty Favorites!

Hello Gorgeous!

I discovered so many amazing beauty products over the last month. I know January isn’t over yet, but I couldn’t wait to share all my new favorites with you… They’re all amazing, I promise!


– Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo

This is a sulfate-free shampoo that is for color treated hair and it is pretty new to the Redken haircare line. It is really gentle and does not weigh hair down or build up after time. Plus, it smells amazing! I highly recommend it to anyone with color treated hair.


Redken’s Description: Our sulfate-free hair color protecting shampoo is a lightweight, gentle, conditioning & cleansing shampoo that uses Redken’s IPN technology and amino-ions to leave your color treated hair 3x more fortified.

Product Benefits:

  • Sulfate-Free
  • Preserves hair-color, lightweight, gentle, conditioning cleanser
  • Rich lather
  • Amino-ions help seal in color
  • Contains Redken’s signature IPN technology

Price: $19

Where to Buy: Ulta or hair salon

– Redken Diamond Oil Conditioner

LOVE LOVE LOVE this conditioner! My hair is always soft, supple, and shiny after using this product. The conditioner detangles my hair beautifully and allows me to brush my hair smoothly on the first pass without adding additional products to my routine.

Redken Conditioner

Redken’s Description: Hair oil Conditioner for dry & damaged hair by Redken contains essential oils like: coriander oil, camelina oil and apricot oils that moisturize, protect & detangle hair while reducing hair breakage.

Product Benefits:

  • Replenishing hair oils infuse hair with moisture
  • Instantly detangles and improves manageability
  • Protects hair from breakage
  • Restores sparkling, multi-faceted shine

Price: $19

Where to Buy: Ulta or hair salon

– Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque

If you have read any of my previous blog posts, you know I love hair masks! This hair mask is my new favorite and hands down the best I have tried. To be honest, I am not a fan of Macadamia Natural Oil’s haircare line, but this Deep Repair Masque is just amazing. My hair is shiny, smooth, and silky after using this product. I just adore it. You can test out this mask for only $4 at Ulta when you buy the travel/sample size.


Macadamia Natural Oil Description: Macadamia Deep Repair Masque is a revitalizing hair reconstructor for dry, damaged hair. A combination of macadamia oil and argon oil along with tea tree oil, chamomile oil, aloe and algae extracts rejuvenate and rebuild the hair, leaving the hair deeply nourished for improved elasticity and shine with long-lasting conditioning benefits.

  • Combines Macadamia & Argan oils with Tea tree oil, chamomile oil, aloe and algae extract
  • Deep nourishment & long-lasting conditioning
  • Ultra-conditioning hair reconstruction

Price: $33

Where to Buy: Ulta

– Batiste Dry Shampoo

This dry shampoo takes away any hair oil and adds amazing volume to your hair. A little bit goes a long way so use it sparingly when spraying it on your roots. This will freshen up your hair in less than a minute and really is a lifesaver when you’re running low on time.


Batiste Description: Batiste Dry Shampoo is the quick and convenient way to get soft, clean and fresh smelling hair, without water. Batiste offers an instant fix by revitalizing greasy, dull and lifeless hair. Batiste thickens thin fly-away hair and adds texture and body for that easy style solution. Simply spray it on and comb it out.

Price: $7.99

Where to Buy: Ulta

– One ‘N Only Argan Oil Spray Treatment

Having fine/thin hair, I always have to be careful not to use too much product in my hair especially hair oils. Because this is a spray oil, it is much lighter than oils in a jar. This always adds amazing shine to my locks without looking greasy or weighed down. I am on my 3rd bottle of this stuff because I love it so much and the price is perfect!

Oil Spray

One ‘n Only Description: Enhanced by the benefits of pure Moroccan Argan Oil, One ‘n Only Oil Spray Treatment is a lightweight, alcohol-free, non-greasy formula delivering instant shine without leaving any residue – sealing in moisture, conditioning and eliminating frizz. Repairs dry, damaged hair and delivers thermal protection while reducing drying time. Protects hair color.

Price: $11.99

Where to Buy: Ulta or Sally Beauty


– Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil

This winter in Michigan has been so horrible and cold (20 degrees below zero temperatures), my skin has been suffering like never before. I wanted to add a face oil into my routine before I add my makeup (not just at night), but I was reluctant to try face oils because I have normal to oily skin to begin with. I read online that adding oil to your skin can actually fight oil with oil. Who knew? So I tried the beauty oils below and I am obsessed! I only add two drops of oil on my clean face and then I add my normal face cream on top before doing my makeup and the results are flawless.


Tarte Description:

What it is:
A 100 percent pure organic maracuja oil.

What it does:
This undiluted organic and moisturizing maracuja oil quickly absorbs for firmer, brighter, smoother skin. Pure maracuja oil is rich in vitamin C, so skin appears instantly brighter and more radiant. The oil is also a source of essential fatty acids (EFAs), a requirement for healthy skin cells that the body cannot produce on its own. EFA deficiency can result in the breakdown of essential skin cells which causes skin to appear dry and aged. By supplementing skin with pure maracuja oil, you are infusing life back into dull skin and replenishing EFAs to rapidly rebuild and repair. This potent anti-aging elixir that has anti-inflammatory benefits promotes active skin recovery and delivers maximum hydration without any greasy or filmy feel.

Price: $17 – $75

Where to Buy: Sephora

– Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil


Boscia Description:

What it is:
An anti-aging botanical blend that works to provide serious hydration and protection against free radical damage for all skin types.

What it does:
Tsubaki Beauty Oil hydrates and replenishes, leaving skin smoother, softer, and more supple. An excellent source of fatty and omega 3 acids, this soothing oil prevents premature signs of aging by defending the skin against free radical damage. Wakame (Japanese sea kelp) repairs past damage by replenishing protein and helps support natural collagen production. Rice bran oil restores the look of skin for a glowing, gorgeous complexion with its lightweight, non-greasy texture.

– Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil

Just like the beauty oils, I was reluctant to try this product because of my normal to oily skin tone. I usually gently exfoliate my face everyday, but I received this in a gift set from Sephora as a Christmas gift so I decided to try it out. WOW! I was pleasantly surprised. This takes off ALL my makeup in a flash and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and clean without feeling stripped. This product does exactly what it claims to do and effectively breaks up all makeup, dissolves impurities, and washes away all residue. My skin tone has even started to look better since using this product. Follow the directions and you cannot go wrong (you do not add water when using this product).

Boscia cleanser

Boscia Description:

What it is:
A deep-cleansing blend of botanical oils that dissolves makeup and impurities while refreshing congested skin.

What it is formulated to do:
Discover this decidedly different and extremely gentle way to thoroughly purify your complexion. This preservative-free solution effectively breaks up all makeup, dissolves impurities, and washes away all residue.


– Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional

I bought the mini POREfessional for $8 from Benefit’s website as I wasn’t sure if I really needed this product since I do not have large pores. All of my favorite beauty bloggers were raving about it so I had to at least try it and I adore it! This product really filled in my pores and fine lines giving me a flawless look after applying my makeup like no other primers have. Unfortunately, I still have to use another face primer with this because it doesn’t help keep my face matte throughout the day. I add this product to my cheeks and any problem areas and my other primer (below) lightly to all other areas of my face and the results are stunning.


Benefit Description:

What it is:
A professional balm that minimizes the appearance of pores.

What it does:
Quickly minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines and help makeup stay put with this priming phenomenon. The silky and lightweight formula can be worn under makeup to create a smoother-than-smooth canvas or used throughout the day to mattify shine and touch up problem areas. It’s so translucent, no one will know you’re wearing anything!

Price: $30

Where to Buy: Sephora and Ulta

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Radiance Bronze

I love the sheer warmth this primer adds to my face. It really gives a healthy glow (never oily) and keeps my makeup in place all day. You can even wear this without makeup for a hint of color. I also love that this is enriched with jojoba oil and vitamins A, C, and E!

Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier Description:

What it is:
A new Foundation Primer with a touch of sheer, sunlit warmth.

What it does:
This hydrating, water-based gel preps skin with for healthy glow and creates the perfect canvas for makeup. Enriched with jojoba oil and vitamins A, C, and E, it kisses skin with a golden pearlescent tint, creating a soft focus and a fresh-from-the-sun finish.

Price: $33

Where to Buy: Sephora and Ulta


– NARS Blush in Madly (seashell pink)

This blush looks so natural yet gives the perfect hint of color on your cheeks. It is flawless and I think it will compliment any skin tone.


NARS Description:

What it is:
A soft, sheer pressed powder blush.

What it does:
NARS Blush offers a range of translucent, natural shades, each with a subtle pink for natural blush undertone, created to highlight the complexion.

Price: $29

Where to Buy: Sephora


– e.l.f. Kabuki Brush

This kabuki brush is the perfect bronzer brush. It doesn’t shed and is so soft and affordable.


e.l.f. Description:

This anti bacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brush is softer and more absorbent and can be used with wet or dry products. Be a professional makeup artist and create a flawless look with this brush! Our handy and easy to use Kabuki Brushes provide a light to full coverage on your face or body to ensure a flawless finish. The compact brush is perfectly sized to allow for precise and controlled application of bronzer, powder, or a highlighter on your skin.
*Vegan Friendly

Price: $6

Where to Buy: Target or e.l.f. online


– Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette

I use this brow biz everyday to outline my brows and then I use the brow powder duo (below) to fill in my brows for a natural look.

Brow Biz

Anastasia Description:

What it is:
An ultra-slim mechanical pencil to shape, define, and fill in your brows for a natural, polished look.

What it does:
Sometimes brows need a little magic. This must-have pencil features an ultra-fine, retractable tip to easily fill in gaps and mimic brow hair. Perfect for spot checking areas that may be sparse or over-tweezed, the smear-proof formula wears all day for a natural, fresh look.

Price: $21

Where to buy: Sephora and Ulta

– Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo – Brunette/Dark Brown – dark warm brown

Brow Powder

Anastasia Description:

What it is:
A two-shade compact that creates a natural brow.

What it does:
Create beautiful and natural brow effects with Anastasia’s bestselling Brow Powder Duo. This lightweight, sheer to medium coverage formula was designed to be smudge-proof and comes with two shades per compact to ensure the perfect brow color.

Price: $23

Where to Buy: Sephora and Ulta


– Million Dollar Tan Cabana Tan EXTREME Face & Body Lotion

I am a self tanning addict! I love self tanners and I like to try them all. Usually I like liquids and mousses, but I wanted to try something less messy and colorless so I came across Million Dollar Tan Cabana Tan EXTREME lotion and it quickly became my new favorite. I use the face lotion everyday and it never irritates my skin. This self tanner gives the most natural color without ever looking orange and it is a clear/white color so it will not ruin your sheets or clothing. I love the results I get from this tanner and recommend it to everyone — even beginners.

Million Dollar Tan

Million Dollar Tan Description:

Cabana Tan Extreme is the same great color combination as our original Cabana Tan but in Extreme form. It still goes on clear for ease of use, but packs a punch when it comes to color. Your color will develop over the next few hours and will last at least a week. Make sure you wait 6-8 hours before you shower and keep your skin well moisturized.

Recommended for those with a naturally darker skin tone or those that like to be ultra tan. Our regular Cabana Tan formulation can also be used as a gradual sunless tanner but Cabana Tan Extreme is too dark to be used this way.

Cabana Tan Extreme Face is your newest essential beauty product. It’s Million Dollar Tan‘s famous bronzed tan color with an extra boost in a lotion that’s made just for the face. It provides a natural glow that evens out skin tone and makes your skin radiate. This incredibly versatile lotion works on all skin types and colors. Cabana Tan Extreme Face is just like our original formula, but with a higher percentage of DHA for an even deeper bronzed color. We’ve also incorporated the latest in anti-aging technology to keep your skin firmer and younger looking.

Price: $66

Where to Buy: Million Dollar Tan Online

Your beauty addict,