Beauty Buys

From lips to skincare – I’m sharing four of my favorite beauty buys that I’ve been using as of late…

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Oribe has expanded from hair to beauty and all my fellow Oribe-obessors are rejoicing. While I haven’t gotten my hands on their color products (give me some time and a few more paychecks), I recently ordered their Balmessence Lip Treatment. It was love at first sight because their packaging is perfection. (Working on the manufacturing side of cosmetics gives you a deep appreciation for even the smallest packaging details, y’all.) The formula is a little stiff at first, but it is deeply moisturizing and I feel like my lips immediately absorbed the balm. For someone who’s lips are perma-chapped, I’ve noticed a definite difference with just over 2 weeks of using it.   

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It’s no secret that Anastasia Beverly Hills knows all there is to know about strong brows. I recently picked up their Brow Definer (the cooler sister of the Brow Wiz) and instantly felt like a professional brow groomer. The pencil formula is buildable and forgiving. The triangular tip is seriously genius.  I always like my brows look different every day. Sometimes I can pencil the perfect shape, other times my arch may be on point but my inner brow looks like a caterpillar’s head. So while I know that your brows don’t have to match exactly (they’re sisters, not twins!) I would like to work on my consistency so the ABH Brow Definer has become my new best friend.

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Confession – I fell in love with a lip color from a Snapchat filter. Ugh, I cannot believe I’m saying that. Next confession, I actually went into Nordstrom and had someone help me find the closest match to said Snapchat filter lip color. And because Nordstrom is staffed with the most helpful angels on the planet, Analise didn’t judge me for whipping out my cell phone and asking her to help me match a screenshot. Naturally, MAC had the shade – Fast Play Amplified. MAC’s lipsticks are the best. Between the creamy coverage and strong staying power, I’ve been sporting this color almost everyday. It’s the perfect shade to transition into fall (before I start donning the dark winey hues).    

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I’ve bragged on Little Barn Apothecary before and now that they have a brick & mortar, it’s easier than ever to try their line. I picked up the Sea Vegetable & Green Clay Recovery Mask from their shop at Westside Provisions recently… I’m hooked. I always try to start my week with a good mask to detox my skin from the weekend’s damage and this earthy green powder works wonders. Nothing beats a post-mask glow and when it lasts for days you know you’re working with the good stuff.

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Check out Beauty Buys volumes 1 | 2 | 4 | 5

xo Bree

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