Five Favorite Beauty Buys – December 2015

December 16

Eyeshadow palette: Tom Ford Quad in Golden Mink

Tom Ford beauty products are always a treat. I’m all for warm brown smokey eyes at the moment – and this palette is the perfect combination of the right shades when I want to go for some shimmer. The palette includes copper with glitter and some colder shades of browns. The pigment is great, can really work as a day smokey,  and can be built into one for night as well. Fun fact: Rosie Huntington Whitely loves this palette!

Body: Jao Brand Goe Oil all over Body Oil

A cult product created by a Pennsylvanian chemist, Goe Oil is a natural and multi-purpose product – you can use it on dry skin, as a hair mask or even remove make up. I tend to use it when my skin is extremely dehydrated, as well as on my knees and elbows.

Hair: Rahua Defining hairspray

Recently, I’ve been meeting a lot more people that are picky about what goes in their beauty products and since then, I’m always looking at all natural and products that are effective, yet have less chemicals than mainstream and mass ones. Rahua is the king of natural products for hair, so I was a little excited when I heard they were introducing a hairspray and dry shampoo to their collection. 90% natural (you need chemicals for that hold), vegan and gluten-free, the spray, which is non-aerosol really does hold the hair and is made out of ingredients like sugar cane, leaf extract and herbal infusions.

Fragrance: Dior J’adore Touche de Parfum

Fragrance is such a big part of my routine – I layer, and I wear my fragrances on my pulse points to keep it on me for the day. I love the dry oil by Dior, which is made for your pulse points. This floral oil not only looks good on the dressing table, it’s super long lasting and I end up dabbing right before I go out and layer up my fragrances. Smells very similar to the original one (Jasmine and rose), but this one is a little heavier with Sandalwood.

Moisturizer: Ilamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel

I have combination skin and struggle with adding heavy moisturizers so I really do love gel bases. This one by Illamasqua is a new favorite. A jelly based gel, ingredients include Microalgae, Vitamin B3 and C to hydrate as well as work as a primer. The texture also has a cooling effect, so it does feel quite nice and refreshing on the skin!