Total Basset Case: Current Favorites

Jun 25, 2014

Current Favorites

I thought it was high time I did a product round up.
It's been awhile since I've done one and I have found some products lately that I am really loving.

Almay Smart Shade Concealer : I've never been much of a concealer girl because I feel like it always gets cakey, doesn't blend well or doesn't actually conceal anything.   This stuff is a whole different story.  Whatever the 'smart shade' technology is in it, works wonders.  It blends right into my skin tone and actually does it job of concealing.  I also like to use it under my eye for a little eye brightening. 
Maybelline Baby Skin : This 'baby' is the perfect primer.  I used to use Monistat Anti Chafing cream for my primer (100% dupe for Smashbox's Photo Finish) and this stuff is better, cheaper and slightly less embarrassing to buy.  Win win. 
Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation : Recently I ran out of my ELF mineral foundation and after hearing great reviews from Jayme and Mendi and Katie about this foundation I was sold.  Generally it pains me to spend this much on makeup but this foundation is definitely worth it.  I love the way it covers and it is so easy to build with.  I also picked up this brush to apply it with. 
L'oreal Color Vibrancy Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner : I take my hair care pretty seriously and want to keep my highlights looking as good as they can for as long as they can.  I am pretty confident this shampoo and conditioner are helping prolong the life of my highlights.  
And a note on conditioner : I recently stopped using it and I have noticed such a change in my hair, for the better.  It's thicker, fuller and stays clean longer.  However, my hair dresser says I should still be using it at least one a week so I am trying to do that for it's general health. 
Boots No 7 Skin Melting Gel Cleanser : I'm a bit nutso and use 3 different face washes.  I use a Boots No 7 moisturizer which is what led me to this face wash.  I use this one every other day in the shower for a gentle wash.  This wash is, as it says, a gel and very, very smooth.  I'm a fan.
Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser : The face wash was recommended to me by my dermatologist and I love it.  I use this every other day and when I feel like I'm starting to break out.  I really love this face wash but be warned it's strong.  It is tingly when you put it on and there is a chance it will discolor your wash clothes, just fyi.  To me that just means it's working extra hard. 
Neutrogena Visibly Clean Foaming Cleanser : This is my 'in the morning' and in between face wash.  It's a very mild, middle of the road face wash.  I don't know if it's actually make my skin more even but I do feel like it does a good job of cleansing. 

And that's what I've been using. 
What have you been reaching for lately?


Ashley said...

I keep seeing the Baby Face product pop up! Looks like I need to give it a shot. I love Boots products!

Anne said...

I just saw a recommendation for that Baby Face stuff when I was paging through a magazine during a pedicure :) Now I definitely want to try it - and I'm always looking for something for under eye brightening, so will have to check into the concealer too. Ulta coupon time!

Erin LFF said...

I LOVE that Almay concealer, it's what I use too. Definitely the best one out there, I agree! :)

Kait said...

OHHH I need to stock up on that concealer! I've been looking for one :)

Katie said...

No way! I would have never thought to skip that. Good to know!!

The Southern Thing said...

I'm a fan of the Baby Skin too! I;m glad you mentioned the face wash, I've been looking to try something new.

Because of Jackie said...

Oh my gosh, I had NO IDEA about the Monistat chafing cream! Ha;) I need a primer, my makeup soaks in sometimes and I ave no idea where it goes. Also, I LOVE Tarte cosmetics, they are awesome.

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Such great products! I love the Tarte foundation!

Jodi said...

I had not seen the baby face primer yet so glad you blogged about it. I love baby lips so I'm excited to try this. I've heard great things about that powder too so I might have to break down and spend the money on it.

Heather @ No Bologna Blog said...

Hey Sarah! I just stumbled upon your blog and saw your favorites post! Another blogger and I host a favorite things link up every month called "Bliss" and if you're ever interested in joining, we'd love to have you link-up! It's the last Wed. of every month and can range from products to moments to bloggers! You can read more about it here:

Whether or not you decide to link up, I'm glad I found you and I look forward to reading your blog! :)