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The Beauty Products We Swear By

I am not a total beauty product addict but I’m also not a wash my face with a bar of ivory soap and walk out the door girl either. Call me a moderate beauty junkie. I like products that offer good results and if I am being honest, I’m a little vain. Meaning, I like to look good and I put effort into trying to look my best. Not my best to one-up someone else but my best so I feel good about me. I like it when my skin is smooth and clear, I like it when the concealer I use covers my dark circles and I looooove it when my hair products stop my hair from frizzing out. Extra points if it’s quick, fairly priced and eco-friendly too.

Elana and I have been swapping beauty product reccos with each other, and with our clients for a while now – it’s one of the many fun parts of spending 3 hours in a closet together. And we thought it was time to get you guys in on the action too… so we’re sharing some of our most loved beauty and hair products with you and in return, we hope you’ll comment below and let us all know some of your favorites too.

Our If I Was Stranded On An Island I’d Take…

We used the “If I was stranded on a desert island” method to narrow down which products to recommend – but what surprised me…

My Honest Thoughts On Beautycounter
Besides feeling like a total dork taking these before and after selfies – I have to tell you, I’ve been pretty impressed with the Beautycounter Make up – Flawless in Five.

Beautycounter’s a brand that has been getting a ton of hoopla, because they have a great mission, one that’s a no brainer to align with – To get safer (beauty and skin) products into the hands of everyone. Who wouldn’t want that??.

But, and I had a big BUT, what if it didn’t perform well? An altruistic mission is great, but when it comes to a product, performance is pretty important too. What if  this make up was like the all natural under arm deodorant that left me kind of stinky? Good in theory, but not in reality. Then sadly, it’s a no go.

A Movement for Better Beauty
This summer I was invited to a Beautycounter event at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens but, walked out before the presentation even started ( I know, not nice of me).  I left because it felt too “salesy”…