beauty products i'm loving || fall 2016 edition

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fall... put away the bright pinks for this lady because I've moved onto darker nails, lips, and such and today I am sharing five of my favorite beauty products for this season!

First up, the new Rouge Dior Matte Lipstick. My friends at Dior were kind enough to send a few samples my way to play with and I've been hooked ever since. They stay on for hours without fading, feel great on, and the high pigmentation colors are even more stunning in person. I've been using Shades 414 [Saint Germain], 772 [Classic Matte], 787 [Exuberant Matte], and 964 [Ambitious Matte] and am loving these pretty shades for fall! 

Beautycounter Enrich Body Butter. Life is short, use the body butter! My skin has a tendency to get extremely dry during the colder months [ewww right?!/1], so this thick formula moisturizer keeps my skin hydrated and looking smooth, even when I might forget to shave my legs ;). It lasts forever and smells clean, yet still fragrant, and you only need a bit to do the trick.

It took me working with MUA Mandy Davis to realize I needed to invest in a proper makeup setting spray. This MAC Prep + Prime Spray does the trick seamlessly and it definitely helps my makeup last throughout the day, without feeling like it's rubbing off or fading. Again, it's a pricier makeup purchase than some other options out there, BUT it takes 1-2 sprays so it is something you won't have to purchase very often.

I've heard incredible review about Rose Oils from friends, so I finally got some of my own. The variety I've been testing out is the PIXI Beauty Rose Oil Blend and I can already tell a difference in the way my skin feels AND looks. It helps keeps my face super smooth and I have been adding a few drops to my face moisturizer for a little "glow".

Essie Winter Shades Nail Polish. I'm ALL for fall and winter colors on the nails, so much so that I started choosing darker shades back in August because I was ready and willing... Essie just released new shades for the holiday season and three favorites I brought home are Party on a Platform, Getting Groovy [oh yes that's gold] and Satin Sister.

I have also been testing out some new options in medical grade products and I'm really liking this Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Eye Recovery Gel. Anti-aging, with nourishing peptides that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines around the eyes AND diminishes dark under eye circles. What sold me was the pricetag at under $30 and I've been pleased with it so far!

Finally, I was introduced to Junetics a few months ago from my friend Keisha and I couldn't wait to test out some of their beauty products. I started off with the Pure Energy Day Serum, which works to hydrate your skin throughout the day AND it improves the application of your makeup.. yes, a two-in-one, so you KNOW I love that. Plus, it's lightweight and helps combat aging, a cause near and dear to all of us.

SOOOO, tell me... what's in your beauty bag of tricks as of late??? Tell me all about your favs! 


  1. I love love love the MAC Prep + Prime! I got the travel size a few years ago during my Bachelorette party and the smaller size lasted me a really long time. This past time, I bought the bigger size and just refill my smaller bottle because its small and I can easily throw it in my makeup bag when I'm traveling. It's the only setting spray that I'll use!

    1. OK i am totally going to have to steal that idea for when i travel... genius!!!!

  2. Have you heard of or tried any of the MHD Beauty products? It's a local business here in Nashville. Madison (owner/founder) did the hair & makeup for the wedding I was in this past weekend and used her products and I was sold; they're natural, long-lasting, pretty colors and great textures -- I'm totally going to set up a makeup lesson with her to learn some more techniques (it's just a minimum product purchase to do so!) in the coming weeks to get ready for holiday parties.

    1. ohhh i haven't... i'm going to have to look into these!!!! let me know how it goes...thanks Kelly :)