Archive | July, 2014

Beauty products I can’t live without…and you shouldn’t!

6 Jul

These products are a must have for any girl who wants to keep herself looking and feeling pretty and polished:

  • Sunscreen: The most important product you will ever need.  Helps fight UV rays which can cause skin damage, wrinkles, and cancer.  Use it! I like Alba Botanica’s Hawaiian collection- smells yummy and is all natural.
  • Coconut oil: (If you don’t already know the MANY benefits of coconut oil, check out my post under PRODUCTS on Coconut oil).  I like to use it especially for moisturizing benefits, and to help keep my lips from chapping.
  • Deep Steep Argan oil sugar scrub: I use this in the shower every single day, and sometimes again because I looove the smell and the smoothness of my skin afterwards.  Apply it all over from shoulders to toes and on legs after shaving for a silky finish. Gets rid of dead skin cells and dirt that can dull your glow and clog pores and makes you feel like a goddess! And it’s all natural of course.
  • Clarisonic Mia 2: I use this on my face every day.  It cleans your face like ten times better than washing by hand and gets rid of makeup/pollutants, and makes your facial products apply and soak in so much better.  It has helped make my pores look amazing, and my skin feel fresh.  Worth every penny.
  • Naked 2 palette by Urban Decay: who hasn’t heard of these by now?  The best palette ever- compliments all skin tones, is super pigmented and long lasting, shades are beautiful, and lasts forever!
  • Urban Decay primer potion: makes eye shadow stay on until you are ready to take it off! Really makes a difference in how the shadow applies, looks soo much better combined. And best of all, Urban Decay products are Cruelty free (including their makeup brushes which are also a-maz-ing!!)
  • They also have the best eyeliner for those of you who like a liner that stays put and glides on: 24/7 liner. My fave: perversion. Blackest black I’ve found.
  • Beauty Blender and Blender Cleanser:  This little miracle sponge blends makeup effortlessly and is contoured to reach in tiny corners and lines on your face. Always always blend your makeup…trust me. Take a drop of cleanser and rinse and squeeze and its fresh and ready to use again.
  • Last but not least, UD Makeup setting spray in All-nighter: literally sprays on and saves you from melt-down, super important especially in the hotter months 😉  It’s gotten a lot of rave reviews from all over for a reason. 

There are many more, but these are my favorites!  What products are a must-have for you? 

A long awaited return!

6 Jul

Hello lovelies!

It has been a looong time since I last wrote to you, in that time I have experienced the most beautiful moment of my entire life- the birth of my baby girl Mila Rose.  After devoting every second of the day to her, she has finally decided to give me a little time to write (when she naps) 🙂 . Though I should be napping too, I can’t help but to blog, I miss it too much! So, thank you for your patience, and be prepared for some different kinds of posts in the future…

Love,

Pretty Polished Mama 😉

 I left a few photos of my beauty for you all to see!