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Here’s a little list of things I love and use every day that I’ve discovered over the years. Not sponsored, just things I love and wanted to share with you guys. Hope you find something in this list that’ll make your life better in some way 🙂

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1. Moroccanoil Shampoo, Conditioner, & Hair Oil

I’m all for trying different hair products and I actually think it’s good to switch your products up every once in a while so your hair can experience different benefits from different products. I like to alternate between drugstore and salon products because I run through A LOT of shampoo and conditioner and don’t always want to splurge on the fancy stuff.

I’ve tried so many shampoo & conditioners over the years, but the brand I always come back to is Moroccanoil. Aside from the fact that these products smell so good, they’re also great for all hair types and daily use. I use the ‘hydrating’ shampoo and conditioner (linked below) with argan oil that makes my hair look and feel healthier. These smooth, adds shine, are color-safe, and sulfate-free. The ‘volume’ shampoo & conditioner are also great if your hair is feeling flat and dry.

The hair oil is my all time favorite all-in-one leave in product that conditions and smooths. I’ve been using this for SO many years. Their hydration hair mask is also one of my favorites.

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2. Exfoliating Shower Gloves

The first time I saw these in Alicia’s shower I made fun of her… 5 months later they’re my favorite thing in my shower, haha. So as a very frequent self tanner/spray tanner, these are CRUCIAL. My spray tans usually last for about a week, but at the end of that week my skin looks like a patchy when the tan fades unevenly. These exfoliating gloves are the solution to left over spray-tan color. They’re also just great for exfoliating your skin in the shower in general, which you should be doing at least once a week. I bought these at the link below and get a fresh new pair every 5 months.

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3. Billie Razor and Shaving Cream

This is one of those random blogger gifts I got in the mail once that I ended up loving so much I adopted it into my daily beauty routine. I’ve used a Venus razor ever since I started shaving in middle school and never really tried anything else. When I came across Billie, I loved the whole idea of a subscription service with razors that are sharper, smoother, and more affordable.

I think you’ll love what they offer and if you want to just try it out, they’ll send you the razor, magnetic shower holder (my favorite part, haha!), and two 5-blade cartridges for $9. After that, they’ll deliver four new blade cartridges for $9 as often as you want. Click here if you wanna sign up!

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4. La Mer Face Cream & Face Oil

I’ve said it a hundred times, but I’m not really one to splurge on beauty products. I’m a drugstore beauty girl and always have been. But for this, I’m making an exception! Now that I’m 27, I’m learning this is the time when you really have to start getting serious about how you take care of your skin. Every single day, twice a day (morning and night), I use this La Mer face oil and the cool gel face cream. The gel cream is amazing. It absorbs into my skin and doesn’t leave an oily cast that other gel lotions due. It’s great for combination skin and is a really good thin moisturizing layer for underneath makeup.

The oil is my favorite part. It’s a dual-phase elixir that infuses your skin with nutrients and gives you a dewy glow. I love how my skin looks at night after I was my face and put this on with the cream – so fresh and bright. It improves collagen production, softens the look of emerging lines and wrinkles, and firms skin and improves resiliency. I use 3–5 drops on my face and neck morning and evening before applying the moisturizer. Love the smell of these products!

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5. Erborian CC Red Correct

I’ve never been much of a foundation girl, it’s always felt too heavy/cakey for me and I hate that feeling. I’ve tried a few tinted moisturizers in the past (and still occasionally use IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour Perfecting Beauty Fluid with a beauty blender), but lately I’ve only been using the La Mer products above and then blending this Erborian CC Red Correct cream into the moisturizer. My skin has been really red lately for some reason so this stuff has been amazing. Plus, it feels like I’m barely wearing makeup. I’ll put my usual powder makeup (Anastasia Contour Kit – light to medium) over this if I have shoots or events I need to get dressed up for that day. I love this stuff and highly recommend it if you don’t like heavy makeup and deal with redness at all.

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6. Charlotte Tillbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner, Color: Love Trap

I have 200+ lipsticks in my collection, but this is my go-to color for my every day natural look. I’ve recently started wearing more natural looking colors like this one and pinky/nude. This pencil is so unique because it’s a rich, velvety liner that basically reshapes, resizes and balances your lips. I have pretty small lips (and don’t mind that because I think natural lips are still beautiful!), but this is just a simple way to make them look a little fuller with a natural looking color. Love this pencil and always carry it with me in my purse. I use it with chapstick or I like how it looks with this Winky Lux light pink shade balm.

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7. Bronzing Water Face Mist & Body Blur

I’ll be doing a more in depth post about my self tanning regimen, but here’s a quick preview! I feel like self tanning mousse can get a little messy when you try to use the mitt to apply it on your face, so this facial mist is the answer! It only takes a few squirts (I apply it at night before bed – it has a tropical smell that’s not bad at all) and then I wake up in the morning with a really even and natural looking glow. Second product – body blur. This is basically really life photoshop for your legs/body. I’ve used this for big events (the Victoria’s Secret fashion show) where I’ve worn a dress that shows a lot of leg. It smooths, hides scars and imperfections, and adds a really pretty shine.

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8. Portable Charger

This thing is a life saver and I have it with me at all times! The myCharge portable charger is the best because it plugs directly into the wall, has a built-in USB port, iPhone and Samsung Galaxy plug. It’s ideal for providing power boosts and additional extra charges. The charger displays the power level so you can easily see when you need to plug it back into the wall to recharge. It’s small (4 in x 2.5 in x 0.9 in_ and compatible with iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, X, 8, 7, 6, SE, 5, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, LG, Motorola, HTC, Nokia, Blackberry and any other standard USB Device).

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9. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones

My new favorite thing – Conner got me hooked on these. I usually like actually reading books myself, but lately I’ve been getting into audio books for when I’m working out, walking to meetings, getting ready, etc (the ultimate multi-tasker lol). These really do eliminate noise almost completely and the sound is so clear. Love these!

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10. Nadri Hoop Earrings

These are my go to pair of earrings. These ultraslim ’Medium Inside Out Hoop Earrings’ are covered in clear pavé-set crystals and come in both silver and gold (I have the gold). I found these at Nordstrom and they’re so beautiful and well made everyone thinks they’re really diamond hoops! But NOPE, only $60. They go with everything!

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11. Hammitt Card Holder

Lately I haven’t been carrying a purse around town – just my phone, keys, and this little leather cardholder from Hammitt! It’s so simple but I love and use it every single day. It’s great for easy access to your metro card if you frequently take the subway. It’s a gift you receive when you purchase a Hammitt handbag. But here’s a similar one!


That’s it! Hope you found a few things you want to try out. Let me know if you order anything and what you end up loving!

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  • Shannon Martin
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    This was so helpful, thank you! I’m most excited about trying the tanning face mist. I had no idea this existed!

  • Brianna
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    Lots of amazing products!
    Brianna | http://briannamarielifestyle.com/

  • Natalie
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    Hi! I’m really interested in trying the Erborian CC Red Correct. I constantly struggle with overly red or flushed skin, and in addition to your rec, it has great reviews on Sephora’s website. You say you put on with your moisturizer. Does this mean that you mix the two, or put the red correct on and then moisturizer over? My skin gets really dry in the winter, so I most likely won’t be able to do without moisturizer in addition to the red correct.

    Let me know! Thanks!

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