Archive of ‘Product Junkies’ category

Product Junkies: Chapin


Juice Beauty – Tinted Moisturizer
When I know I am going to be in the sun all day either playing golf, spending time at the lake or at a festival, this is my go-to. It is the perfect lightweight tinted bronzer but doubles as a sunscreen with SPF 30. Great travel size, too!

Intelligent Nutrients – Shampoo & Conditioner
As I have mentioned in previous posts, I am slowly shifting to all clean products. I read a blog post about this company and decided to give it a try. I purchased the shampoo and conditioner and love both! They smell so good and are both clean products. Fun fact: The brand shares the same founder as Aveda!

Bug Soother – Bug Spray
Although this is not a product that I use daily, I do use it when I go up to the lake and want to spend time outside by the fire. I am not one to like or use bug spray, but with the influx of bugs this summer up at the lake, I took my aunt’s advice and sprayed this stuff on. It has natural ingredients and doesn’t have a potent smell!

Acure – Facial Toner Balancing Rose + Red Tea
I have posted about this company before and I keep adding its products to my daily routine. I purchased this facial toner because of reviews I had read online. It is the perfect pick-me-up when I wake up in the morning and smells amazing!

Jouer – Lip Gloss in “Peony”
I am normally pretty plain when it comes to lip color, but I was influenced to try something with a little bit of punch. I love the color pink so I thought why not give it a try on my lips. I love the color paired with a shirt in a darker shade so that it really pops!

What products have you been loving this summer?


Product Junkies: Dana


As opposed to my out-of-the-box fashion choices (and taste in men), I tend to stick to the classics when it comes to my beauty routine. I am a long-term subscriber to Birchbox, which allows me to try fun trends without committing to them, but these five essentials are my go-to for daily life. As I always (read: once) say, nothing makes a girl feel better than the perfect cat eye!

MAC False Lashes Mascara in “Extreme Black”
I get overwhelmed whenever I hear about a new “must-have” mascara, so I stay with my classic standby that extends, lengthens, and does all those amazing, unique things that mascara is supposed to do.

Balenciaga Eau De Parfum
When I finally moved out of my parents’ house, my big act of rebellion was treating myself to perfume. My mom’s allergies had always prevented this splurge, so imagine my confusion when I was approached my several desperate salesladies at Saks. I finally chose this feminine, offbeat scent with a pretty bottle (obviously, the most important part).

Tom Ford Lipstick in “True Coral”
I know a few things about red lipstick, and trust me when I say this lipstick is THE BEST. Not too red, not too matte, it’s the perfect pick-me-up on a Monday afternoon or a Friday night. Tom Ford, you are my world.

NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner in “Via Veneto”
Black eyeliner, like hoop earrings and red lipstick, is something I pride myself on being able to “rock.” The perfect swipe in the waterline, or a classic cateye can completely change your look so I love to wield the pencil like a power tool to help decide my daily look. Bonus: no sharpener required. Because who has time for that?!

Mason Pearson Comb
I know what you’re thinking, “A comb is a comb.” And ordinarily I would agree, but this CELEBRITY-APPROVED tool is about all I use in my hair on a daily basis. It helps my locks stay shiny, manageable, and untangled.

What products can you not live without?


Product Junkies: Emily’s Essentials


There’s just something about a new beauty product that makes me so happy. I’m notorious for keeping new products in their packaging for far too long, and am always up for trying the latest beauty fad whether it’s a bold lip, smoky eye, or dewy skin – I love it all! Peeking into my makeup bag right now, I definitely have more than four products, but I narrowed it down to my absolute favorites at the moment.

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in “Neutralizer”
I LOVE this concealer for highlighting under my eyes and making me look more awake! It blends seamlessly and melts right into the skin, so your complexion looks better and brighter. The best part is, it’s so affordable and you can get it anywhere.

Dior Fluid Stick in “Kiss Me”
This is my latest obsession, as I’ve only owned it for about two weeks now. This baby pink color feels cooling on the lips, is super moisturizing and stays on forever. Even once the gloss is gone, your lips are left with a soft kiss of color that I adore.

FRESH “Fresh Life” perfume
This is the ultimate summer scent. It’s so refreshing, light and crisp. It isn’t overly powerful either, making it perfect for day, night and the summer heat.

It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Hydrating Gloss Stain in “Je Ne Sais Quoi”
It Cosmetics is a pretty new company that I’m really into lately. While I love the Dior Fluid Stick for a more “done” makeup look, this gloss/stain hybrid is absolutely perfect for every day, even on those no-makeup days. This sheer pink gloss transforms into the perfect healthy flush of rosy pink, and is extremely hydrating thanks to ingredients such as cherry oil, plum oil, argan oil and vitamins A, C and E. I’m finding myself applying this constantly.

What’s your favorite summer beauty product?


Product Junkies: Casey’s Must-Haves


Despite the fact that my mother’s cosmetic collection growing up consisted of Guerlain Terracotta bronzer and an Estee Lauder eye kohl, I developed an obsession with makeup at a young age. My collection has quickly surpassed my mom’s and my Sephora shopping cart always runneth over. That said, these are a few beauty products I always have on hand and consistently re-purchase.

LUSH Cosmetics Blousey Shampoo
Going…going…blonde! After years of dying my naturally dirty blonde hair, I started slowly lightening my locks about six months ago. Because this is both time-consuming and fairly expensive, I’m very selective about my hair products these days. This all-natural shampoo from LUSH has been my savior. It keeps my blonde bright and vibrant and is one of the only products I’ve used that allows me to skip a wash.

Chanel Glossimer in 178 “Sonate”
Thanks to this rich, coral-y red shade, my lip gloss is poppin’. The formula of Chanel Glossimers is perfection (it better be at $30, am I right?) and the classic sponge-tip applicator is my favorite. If you’re in the market for a lux gloss, I also recommend 03 “Glaze” – it’s a faintly pink gloss that every girl should have in her collection.

MAC Paint Pot in “Painterly”
This little guy is my partner in crime and an essential in my makeup bag. During the day, I’ll swipe a bit on and pair with just mascara or use it as a base when things get funky at night. I also like the shade “Bare Study” – it has a slight hint of shimmer whereas “Painterly” is completely matte.

Jouer Crème Eyeshadow Crayon in “Avant Garde”
Let me just get this off my chest: I’m obsessed with Jouer. Their moisture tints are heaven, and their glosses are a handbag staple. The product I most recently fell in love with is their crème eye shadow in a navy, charcoal color. I use this along my waterline and it makes my eyes pop while remaining soft enough for daytime.

Tangle Teezer Detangle Brush
My straight, layered hair can be a real drama queen sometimes. This is the only hairbrush that gets through the tangles without inducing tears. The hot pink color is just an added bonus!

Makeup Forever Mat Velvet + Foundation
If I knew her name, I would send the Sephora salesgirl who introduced me to this foundation an Edible Arrangement. This foundation matches my skin perfectly and has the two things I love most in a makeup product: The packaging is user-friendly and just a little bit goes a long way.

What beauty products are staples in your collection?


Product Junkies: Isabella’s Favorites


Like any gal, I’m a huge fan of any and all make-up! From cat eyes, to red lips, and even a little glitter, I like to try out different looks and never discriminate. That being said, I do have my absolute favorites that I just simply could not live without. Narrowing it down to five is anything but easy, but here are my top picks:

Jouer Matte Tinted Moisturizer in “Chamomile”
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it a million times: This is the best tinted moisturizer out there. Providing smooth and even coverage, this tint doesn’t clog your pores and keeps you glowing all day long!

NARS Blush in “Desire”
Don’t be scared by the shocking pink color; this blush looks beautiful and natural when applied to the apples of your cheeks. With a matte finish, this blush is great for day and night.

Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen
Winged liner is my go-to look for every day. Whether I want thin and demure or thick and dramatic, this marker-like pen is literally fool-proof.

L’Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
This is hands-down the best mascara I’ve ever tried (and I have tested my fair share!). Rich, dark, and flake-free, this budget buy makes my lashes look full and fluttery.

Chloé Eau de Parfum
I can’t even describe how amazing this perfume smells. From the moment I got my first whiff, I was in love! The fresh, floral scent is so chic and works well for any occasion.

What are some of your tried & true makeup products?