Video Review | Best Spring Beauty Buys

I’ve spent a lot of time at Sephora lately trying to find once and for all my holy grail skin care and makeup products, and I think I might have done it. For skincare, Caudalie is my go-to now, after many years of using only Kiehl’s; I appreciate that Caudalie is natural, and it seems to work very well for my dry, red skin. My newfound makeup love is HALO by Smashbox – watch the video for why – and thankfully, I’ve switched back to Nars Orgasm blush, which I think is perfect for my skin. Oh, and one thing I did learn that I DID NOT KNOW is that I should apply my blush AFTER the HALO, or after any powder for that matter. Also, I should use my YSL Touche Eclat AFTER HALO. Who knew? Probably most of you did, but I didn’t, and it has made ALL the difference!!

On to the video – I hope you enjoy!!

(I really tried to make it shorter, but I talk too much ;))

Products mentioned in the video:
Shiseido ultimate sun protection lotion | $39 at Sephora
Bliss fuzz-off | $24 at Sephora
Smashbox HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder | $59 at Sephora (I use FAIR)
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine (no9) | $34 at Sephora
Bumble & Bumble surf spray | $25 at Sephora
Living Proof Amp texturizer | $24 at Sephora
Nars orgasm blush | $29 at Sephora
Butter London nail foundation | $19 at Sephora
Caudalie Pulpe Vitaminée Eye and Lip Cream | $49 at Sephora
Caudalie vinosource intense rescue moisture cream | $39 at Sephora
Bobbi Brown hydrating eye cream | $49 at Sephora
Chanel Emprise nail color | $27 at Nordstrom

*see my Beauty Essentials post for products not linked here

**For Caudalie products, use code FRF2013 through 4/24 for 20% off

***I’m wearing a tunic from H&M

Do you use any of these products? What do you think? What are your favorite beauty products?

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    • says

      i had used it forever, until i tried the bobbi brown cream blush. i don’t know why i changed, but i’m glad i’m back to nars – i think it suits me better. and i was tired of using my fingers to put EVERYTHING on!!

  1. Mamavalveeta03 says

    I loved what you said about the Caudalie face products. I recently tried a serum that was made with resveratrol (which is what I think Caudalie contains, from the grape vines or peels or something), and it was GREAT. It was by “PrimaVera”. I’m also thinking more natural is better. Too many people I know have cancer, and I want to prevent all of that stuff, if it’s even possible, through a healthier life.

    Well, you know I love my Bobbi Brown, but I won’t hold it against you that you switched and don’t love my favorite eye cream. 😉 I think everyone has preferences, for whatever reason. And I love NARS, too! I’m so happy that you’re loving HALO. It actually DOES increase moisture-retention in skin. And it has anti-oxidants, so it works on all of that aging stuff we don’t like about our skin.

    I’ve GOT to get my hands on a YSL Rouge Volupte!! Everyone seems to love those!

    And yay to videos!! Periodicallly. Cuz, truth be told, I don’t always take the time to sit and watch. I’m all about quick, quick, quick!!

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