Friday Favorites: Beauty Edition

Favorite ThingsBeauty Edition


This Works: Deep Sleep Pillow Spray – Available for $30 this aromatherapy product has helped me to fall asleep faster at night. While the product states it helps you to stay asleep, as well, that hasn’t been my experience. I do, however, love that I’m able to get to sleep faster. Only use one spray per pillow. It’s overpowering otherwise!

Yogi Tea: Healthy Fasting This tea is promoted as a detox aid for liver functions and circulation. For less than $5, you can get a box of 16 bags. This blend is delicious, and perfect for any cold day pick-me-up.

Ahava Mineral Hand Cream – This hand cream is my new favorite. It contains both Witch Hazel and Allantoin; both of which are known for helping with skin cell repair. This lotion goes on thick; but soaks into your skin, quickly, without leaving behind an oily residue. You can get their value size of 5.1 oz for $33.


Great Lakes Gelatin: Collagen Hydrolysate – I added this supplement to my regimen about 3 months ago; and it has made a HUGE difference in my hair and nails! My individual hair strands have pretty much doubled in thickness since adding this to my daily routine. I add about 1 tablespoon of this flavorless powder to my coffee every morning. It dissolves fairly seamlessly, and has zero flavor. For less than $25, you can order a canister that will last about 3 months!

R+Co: Tinsel Smoothing Oil – I personally have very fine hair, and live in a humid climate; where frizz and fly aways are plentiful! Needless to say, after blow drying and styling my hair, there is always a mixture of both going on. This serum has definitely been a lifesaver. For all my oily scalped gals out there, a word of caution, however! I also tend to have an oily scalp; and a little goes a LOOOONG way with this stuff. One to two pumps (depending on the thickness and length of your hair), is all that you will need. It wont look like a lot; but just trust me on this one. A 2oz bottle will run you $24; but will also last FOREVER!

R+Co: High Dive Moisture Cream – This stuff is magic! While not necessarily marketed for this purpose, I love using this product as a leave in conditioner, after washes. Added benefits, of course are added moisture (which means less frizz) and more shine! A 5oz tube is $27.


Keihl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate – At $46, for a 1oz bottle, this product is the most expensive on the list. It is, however, completely worth the price. Used nightly, the small bottle should still last at least a full month. The bottle comes with a dropper lid. One dropperful, per night is all that’s needed. Apply to a clean face, just before bed. Even for my oily faced girls (I am too) this product is fantastic. I’ve noticed on nights I remember to use this, my face tends to be LESS oily when I wake up, than on those I don’t! It made me nervous the first time I tried it. Just the idea of placing oil on my already oil-prone skin. I’ve loved the results I’ve seen while using it though! It contains:

-Evening Primrose – which helps with elasticity (fights wrinkles) and healing (blemishes)

-Lavender – Which helps with inflammation and healing

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes – The most economical buy on this list, a month supply of these wipes (25) will only set you back $8!!!! I’ve been using these things for probably close to 5 years now. It happens more than we want to admit. It’s time for bed and we’re soooo tired to skip cleaning our face. Keeping a pack of these, by the bed, give you NO excuse to skip that step ever again.

Fresh: Rose: Deep Hydration Face Cream – This is my new favorite morning moisturizer! Admittedly, finding the perfect moisturizer for your skin can be quite frustrating. I don’t know how many different brands and variations I have tried over the last 15-20 years! And it always seemed to happen that when I DID find a formula, that worked with my skin, a full-size container had some astonishing price tag of $100+ to go with it. Thanks to the team at Sephora last month, I came across this moisturizer! Not only does it have a more reasonable price tag of $40 for a 1.6oz jar; but it’s been great for my skin. While it seems heavy at first (for my combination skin), it soaks in quickly leaving zero residue. I bought my first jar about 5-6 weeks ago, and have barely made a dent in it; so I expect my $40 will go a good ways!

*None of the products or stores reflected in this post are sponsored. All opinions are strictly my own.*

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