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Favorite Beauty Products of 2019

If there is one thing that gets me all kinds of excited and makes me want to remortgage my house for, it’s beauty products! Since making an allowance as a 12 yr old girl, I would save up for two things: $0.05 sours (enough to make my tongue bleed of course) and beauty products from the local drug store.

I had elated pride that my bedroom shelves and drawers mimicked that of my very own Shoppers Drug Mart and that every Seventeen Magazine “must-have” beauty product was at my fingertips.

Fast Forward to life as an adult and being the one in charge of everything down to the toilet paper we use...and you’ll find that the need to own every beauty product resides pretty low on the totem pole. Nonetheless, I still prioritize the fractional amount of products that I do invest in and use as my go-to’s!

To put these products into some kind of context, here are my basic morning and evening facial routines.


Cleanse with a moisturizing cleanser


Antioxidant / Vitamin C Serum

Eye cream

Spot Treatment (if needed)

Lite Moisturizer



Oil cleanser (good for getting all the makeup off)

Gentle Exfoliating cleanser

Eye cream

Treatment serum / facial oil

Night moisturizer (heavier than my daily one)

Lip sleeping mask


Deep exfoliation 2x a week

Face Masks 1-2x week

Here is the LONG list of the products that I had on repeat over 2019 and am still using today.


Makeup remover

Garnier - 4-in-1 Micellar Water


Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser

Oil Face Wash

KOPARI Coconut Cleansing Oil


Glossier - Exfoliating Skin Perfector


Rodan & Fields - MicroDermabrasion

Face Mask

Focus Care Youth+ By Environ

Face Mist

Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater By Mario Badescu (or anything Rosewater or Tea Tree)


Day - Balancing Act By Saturday Skin

Night - D.N.A Time Defying Cream By Dr. Brandt


Vitamin C Hyaluronic Serum By Derma E, Revitalift Pure Vitamin C By L’Oreal

Spot Treatment

Acne - Drying lotion By Mario Badescu ( the best acne spot treatment EVER)

Fine Lines - Wrinkle Warrior By Kate Somerville

Rosacea - Rozatrol By Zo’ Skin Health


Triple Peptide Eye Cream By Dr. Brandt, Needles No More, No More Baggage By Dr. Brandt


Lip Sleeping Mask By Laneige


Natural Deodorant

Native Deodorant

Body Wash

Native Body Wash


Vanilla Woods By The 7 Virtues ( all clean at Sephora and so much better for you!)


VitaTree - Hair Skin & Nails Vitamins

Self Tanner

Colour Me Dark By Sunnatan

Body Moisturizer

Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (daily)

Eucerin Advanced Repair (advance repair for super dry)



Perfecting Primer By Nude By Nature & Futuredew by Glossier

Tinted Moisturizer

Dream BB Fresh by Maybelline

Unisex Healthy Glow By Charlotte Tilbury


Liquid - It Cosmetics CC Cream & M. Asam Magic Finish

Powder - Radiant Loose Powder Foundation in N5 Champagne

Concealer - Shape Tape By Tarte

Setting Powder

WOWDER by Glossier


CC+ Radiance Ombre Blush By It Cosmetics, Nars Orgasm & Cloud Paint in PUFF from Glossier


LAURA MERCIER Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact

Liquid Eyeliner

Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner By Stila & The Feline Flick By Charlotte Tilbury


Roller Lash Mascara By Benefit


Brow Powder Duo in Medium Brown By Anastasia


Anything from Tarte or M.A.C (my fav base color that I apply first is ORB from M.A.C)


Butter Gloss in Creme Brûlée By NYX, Liquid Lipstick in Tidal By Burt’s Bees,

Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom By Burt’s Bees, Pillow Talk Lipstick By Charlotte Tilbury

Setting Spray

Blur Spray By Milk, Matte Magic Mist & Set Spray By Elf


Primer / Blow Out Cream By Monat

Treatment / NeuReapir Argan Oil By Neuma

Dry Shampoo / The Champ by Monat

Hair Spray / Refinish Control By Monat

Leave-In Conditioner By Ouai

I hope this is super helpful!!

FYI - In 2020 I will be sharing more CLEAN products (stated testing NATURAL brand already) as I continue to find ones I love using. I am working towards building a safer more streamline set of beauty products that are certificate clean and more multi-use as I want to cut down on the number of products I have to buy and store in my home.

Shine on sweet friend,



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