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My Top 10 Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without

Anybody who knows me knows that I’ve been obsessed with beauty products since before the age of even knowing what they were. I kid you not, I have tried just about every brand and every product out there. It’s funny because over time of trying basically everything, there are certain products that I just can’t live without now. I test out new products less and less because once you find the perfect product that works for you, it’s hard to stray away from it! Here is a snippet of my TOP 10 staple products that I have totally fallen in love with and think you should try …

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1. Caudalie Face Elixir
This product is always and will always be my number one. Both girls and guys love it and it leaves you feeling fresh and clean. It’s perfect for a groggy morning or travel day, the mist of essential oils acts as a toner and wakes you up leaving your skin nice and dewy. All in all, it smooths the skin, tightens the pores, and provides an instant burst of radiance, as it stimulates microcirculation.


2. Aqua Brow
My makeup artist Kaitlin uses this on me and I became addicted to it. The reason why I love it is you simply use a brush to define your eyebrows … it fills them in perfect and is not only fool proof but also water proof!!! It is smudge-proof and long-lasting which is perfect for those hot and sweaty summer months. Aqua Brow’s creamy gel texture gives an even, natural result that will last all day.


3. Dior Primer 4. & Mascara
I started using an eyelash primer to help even out the mascara base while promoting long-term lash growth and to help strengthen them. I bought the Dior primer and mascara as a pair and highly recommend using them together. After the primer, I then use the mascara. I have tried SO many mascara’s and for me it’s tied between this Dior mascara and the better than sex mascara. Both are great and both are worth trying!!!


5. Sephora Liquid Eyeliner
This liquid eyeliner has just recently become my go to and I have tried SO many. It stays put all day and looks like professionals have smoothly put it on. It is incredibly easy to use, allowing you to draw a line of color that’s precise, consistent, and intense – all in a single step. I also just recently tried Sephora’s waterproof eyeliner when I was in Hawaii and can’t get over how well it stayed on after being covered in water and sweat … definitely recommend if you’re going on a warm vacay this winter!!

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6. Clarisonic
My dermatologist tells me to use my clarisonic a few times a week. Some of the reasons why I use it … it removes make up 6 times better than traditional methods. It clears and reduces your pore size allowing products to absorb better. The vibrations create noticeably cleaner and healthier looking skin. I swear by it and swear that it’s my skin saviour.


7. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
Advanced Night Repair is proven to dramatically reduce all key signs of visible aging. It maximizes the power of skin’s natural nighttime renewal with the exclusive technology. It reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, leaving skin feeling smoother, hydrated, and stronger, and looking younger, radiant, and more even toned. What’s better than waking up to more beautiful skin every day!?


8. Fat Girl Slim Packs
I don’t know if it’s the placebo effect or not … but I’m always buying the Fat Girl Slim products and I seem to always see results. I use the scrub the lotion the toner … and the lotion for whatever area needs a little bit of extra help. Even if it is the placebo effect, it does reduce those unwanted little ripples and cellulite. I think when you’re applying it, you naturally eat better and work out more because you’re so focused on those areas looking good, so whenever I’m using it I’m in the best shape ever and love the product that much more!!!


9. Erase Paste
This stuff not only conceals, but it also brightens! If you haven’t already tried it you must!!! It’s easy to slip in your purse or pocket for those long days that turn into night and you need a quick touch up.s1686542-main-zoom

10. First Aid To Go Kit

With the amount I travel and am on the go … I have fallen in love with cleansing pads, in other words known as face wipes. I love my face feeling refreshed and clean after a long day and these First Aid ones are my go to. While you’re at it you might as well try their repair cream and cleanser to leave you feeling fresh and clean!

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1. Caudalie Face Elixir | 2. Aqua Brow | 3. Dior Primer | 4. Dior Mascara | 5. Liquid Eyeliner | 6. Clarisonic | 7. Estee Lauder Night Repair | 8. Fat Girl Slim | 9. Erase Paste | 10. First Aid To Go Kit

My list of reviews could go on forever but I don’t want to bore you. These are the main must try’s if you haven’t already and the only products that I CAN’T live without. Have you tried online beauty shopping on the new Canadian Sephora site? I can’t believe how easy it is … with free shipping over $50, free returns and no duties … I think I’ll be saving A LOT of shopping time in the future!!!

What will you try first???


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  1. Erase Paste sounds awesome, I am going to try it!
    Would you also tell us where you got your pjs you’re wearing? They are really cute!

    1. The PJs are Wildfox Couture. The top is the Bright Roses Merrow Edge Cami and the pants are the Bright Roses Lazy Sunday Lounge Pants.

  2. LOVE reading your blog. Just wanted to throw out a few suggestions…Urban Decay Perversion primer/mascara is hands down THE best! Girl, I’ve tried them ALL!!!! I actually JUST tried Dior while in NYC because Urban Decay was sold out – which happens frequently – and I reallllllly didn’t like the results. Also, Marc Jacobs has an awesome liquid liner and Bobby Brown’s gel liner both stay put FOREVER.

    Just thought I’d chime in…I’m always looking for the next best products and I’lll be trying a few of your suggestions so thanks!!!

  3. Thank you for sharing. My sister also recommended the clairsonic. I’ve been debating but now I feel like I definitely need to get one. Been looking for a good liquid eyeliner, so I’m going to go buy the Sephora one you recommended. Thx! Also, I love the nude color lipstick/gloss you had on today’s (9/30) periscope. What brand and name of color is it?

  4. You could have 100 items on this list and I wouldn’t be bored! I admire your style and trust your recommendations, so I LOVE seeing your favorite beauty picks!

  5. Jillian–You are my spirit animal! I swear by about 80% of these. I will now have to jump on the bandwagon for the fatgirlslim and Estee Lauder Night Repair. I have been using the Caudalie serum too and love the feel of it. cant live without my Clarisonic, best purchase ever. Also, a great mask: Kiehls rare earth mud mask– kills it on Monday Mask Nights!

  6. Great products to try! I have the Estée Lauder serum I got in a kit but haven’t used it yet. I wasn’t sure if you are supposed to use all over your face or do you just target problem areas?!

  7. What about Skinceuticals? I thought I might find it on your list. 🙂 Did you find that the ce ferulic made a noticeable difference for your skin?
    Thanks in advance!

  8. Hi Jillian! Thanks for the Beauty product suggestions… I have already picked up a couple :D. Do you have any go to hair products that you would suggest for every day?

  9. I love seeing what products you use. I am also addicted to trying everything out there. Just wondering what facial night cream (if any) that you use?

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