8 Beauty Products I Swear By


No matter how early I wake up, between the blog, ILY, and being a mom and wife there’s always something to do that trumps time to get ready, so more days than not you’ll catch me with pretty minimal makeup, if any. I’ve gotten my 5 minute beauty routine down pat and wanted to share some of the beauty products I swear by – here are 8:

1. Roll-on Eye Cream: Β I swear by this eye gel! I get a lot of work for the blog done late at night or early in the morning while the kids are asleep and sunglasses can only fake a good night’s sleep for so long. πŸ˜‰ This product is seriously a miracle worker for those under-eye bags.

2. Vitamin C Serum: This stuff is definitely an investment, but it’s worth every penny – and if you are going to invest in anything, it should be your skin!

3. Tinted Moisturizer: A tinted moisturizer is a must for any 5 minute makeup routine. I love this one – it’s great coverage and so hydrating!

4. Concealer: If there’s one product every girl should be picky about, it’s concealer. I get really loyal to concealers and stick to one I love, but I just tried this one and I’m obsessed! It has great coverage but the consistency is really smooth and easy to blend.

5. Face Masks: Any morning I have a few minutes to spare (although the best part of a mask is the ability to multitask, right?) and feel like my skin needs a little more TLC, I start with a mask. A friend sold me on these masks and I’m so glad she did! They leave my skin feeling so hydrated and gives you that fresh glow afterwards. It’s perfect for a little R&R or a great fix when you want to give your skin a break from makeup but still need a little boost.

6. Lipgloss: Obsessed with this gloss! It’s a great nude and it gives your lips an instant plump (no injections needed ;).

7. Hair volumizer: I have been using this stuff for my hair for years. I love the full volume and texture it gives your hair, which is a must for everything from beachy waves to my go-to messy bun.

8. Perfume: This one is my signature fragrance that I’ve been using for years! Flowerbomb is another one I’ve been using for years. Sometimes a touch of perfume is the best accessory.

Let me know what you guys think of my list!


XX, Christine

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  1. Caitlin

    i want to try them all!! hahahaha. I do love a good vitamin C serum. I use one too, and it’s amazing how much of a difference it makes on your skin πŸ™‚

    1. Is it too clichΓ© to say I don’t think I can live without them?! haha I know the vitamin C serum is such a life changer!!

  2. Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Definitely interested in the roll on eye cream and vitamin c serum. They sound great!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  3. Julia

    love this post! one of my new favorites is this stuff called Lash Boost! Have you heard of it? Creates amazing long lashes in 4-12 weeks! It’s a def must have! I even swipe it on my eyebrows for quicker growth πŸ™‚

    1. Whoa thanks Julia! I will have to look into that product, I am currently an eye lash extension girl but It would be nice to grow out my natural eye lashes for a change πŸ™‚

  4. Leticia Gil

    Great post. I will definitely will be checking out a few of the products. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Michelle Johnson

    Love your list! I have many Buxom lip glosses–they are def a fave of mine and I have the Bumble & Bumble hair powder and love it! It’s the only one that works on my hair!

    1. Thanks Michelle! I seriously want to buy every color, I’m totally obsessed haha

  6. Ally

    What color buxom do you use?! Love all your posts!

  7. SG

    I love love love your style all around and always trust your recommendations! Now if you could do a post on how to use most of the products I’d be most grateful! I’m kinda beauty product impaired for sure! πŸ™‚

    1. Aw thank you!! That means so much! I will for sure share more on how to use these πŸ™‚ Have a great day!!

  8. maria

    I just ordered the vitamin c serum this week. Glad to hear you love it. Can’t wait to get mine!

  9. Katie

    Thanks for the tips! Finding the right concealer is SO tricky. Have you tried the naked skin one from Urban Decay that everyone is loving? I need to test this one out! xo

    1. It really is! There are so many different skin types so I feel like everyone has to really test out a few great ones before finding their match πŸ™‚

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