Beauty Products I Love + a Giveaway (CLOSED)!

Women supporting women who support women. At my core, I love supporting women in business which is why I was super excited when one of my sorority sisters reached out to collaborate on a beauty blog post! Natasha sells Beauty Counter products and offered to give one of you guys the chance at winning a Beauty Counter “Jet Pack” inclusive of $119 in products!

I tried out some of their products and I’m hooked! It’s high quality stuff that leaves your skin feeling super soft and hydrated. The best part? They are 100% safe of any ingredient proven to cause hormone disruption and other issues. That’s what really sets them apart from other beauty companies. Which got me thinking … what beauty products do you use every day that you love? I have a few items that I can’t live without (hello, eyebrow filler!) so I thought I’d introduce you to my favs. You’ll find the giveaway details at the end of the post.


In no particular order, I love Stowaway’s Lip & Cheek Rouge (Peony color). It’s a tint that goes onto your cheeks to add a nice color. I only use a tad (a little goes a long way) and it makes a huge impact. It’s only $16 and I can’t function without it.

One of my clients, Cake Skincare, introduced me to Hannes Dottir’s Mineral of Mist spray. I shake the bottle to mix up the minerals and then spray a little onto my face. I swear my face is better because of it.

Nighttime is the best time for your face to repair and relax. I live in a really dry climate so lotion of some kind is imperative. Natasha gave me Beauty Counter Restorative Night Cream and it’s become my go-to cream before bedtime.

I have to admit, I’m a lipstick loser. I average about three days of owning a lipstick before I lose it. When it finally shows up again, I have already replaced it with another. Hence why I have a ton of lipsticks lying around my house. My favorite is Maybelline’s matte colors – you can find bright pink, purples and great natural shades. My lip color de jour is Lust for Blush by Maybelline.


I also started using NeuLash and I can actually see a difference! My lashes are looking fuller after three weeks of use. They say it takes 30 days to notice anything, so I’ll loop back around once my 30 days are up. It’s a super easy application that you put on (kind of like liquid eyeliner) at night and voila! Fuller lashes in just a few weeks. I bought mine for $95 at Nordstrom but when I was looking up reviews on the stuff, I found it much cheaper on Amazon.


Beauty Counter has a Charcoal Mask that looks a little off putting (it’s like real charcoal) but works wonders! They have a charcoal cleansing bar too that I was thinking of getting. Your face will thank you for this one.

Okay, this is hands down my favorite must-have. Anastasia has changed the way I see my brows. I get my eyebrows waxed at the Anastasia brow bar, located inside Nordstrom Fashion Square in Scottsdale. My brow girl (hi, Erin!) is phenomenal and introduced me to their Brow Definer. My face just doesn’t feel complete without using this product. Get it!



That’s it for me. What are you favorite products? I need a good mascara. Any brands you like best? Do tell! In fact, if you leave a comment sharing your favorite beauty must-have, you’ll be entered to win a Beauty Counter “Jet Pack” inclusive of Natasha’s favorite things. PLUS, if you follow Natasha on Instagram (here) you’ll get another entry!

– Body Wash in Citrus Mimosa
– Hydrating Body Lotion in Citrus Mimosa
– Daily Shampoo and Conditioner
– Charcoal Cleansing Bar
– Travel Bag
– Plus, the all-new Dessert Sunrise Palette!BEAUTYCOUNTERGIVEAWAY

Good luck! Winner will be notified by email by Saturday, February 18th. Thanks for playing along.

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7 Tips for Teaching Young Girls about Beauty

The girls at Stellar Day Magazine asked if I would write an article on ways I’m teaching my young daughter about beauty. This is an ongoing process and my approach will change with each passing year, but I had a lot of fun writing this article and reflecting on ways I’m encouraging Kelsey to feel her best.

I hope some of the tips shared in the magazine, inspire other parents with young daughters as they navigate this challenge.  Click here to read the April issue of Stellar Day Magazine. A huge thank you to Jessica Williams for putting this magazine together and for always inspiring women. If I know anything, it is that women lifting other women up is a beautiful thing. No matter how old you are.

tips for teaching little girls about beauty

tips for teaching little girls about beauty

The Fashion Hat: Swimsuit Shopping

I took the day off of work and went swimsuit shopping. And while I was hoping it would feel like this.

swim season

It actually felt like this.

I’m not sure how all of my friends seem to get their body’s back so fast after baby, but for me … well, I’m just really grateful that one piece retro-looking swimsuits are in this year.

The Beauty Hat: Hair Essentials

My hair stylist, Saskia, recently gifted me a bag of hair essentials. In that bag was a dynamic duo of shampoo and conditioners. I must say, I’m hooked! If someone called me from Moroccanoil®, and said, “Endorse us!” – I would! I seriously love this stuff. She also gave me Kevin Murphy Rinse and Wash. I’ve been alternating between the two and I swear my hair has never (ever, ever, ever) felt better.

hair essentials