Current Beauty Favorites

Last week I was featured on Total Beauty sharing what's currently on my beauty shelf, so I thought I'd share those favorites here because really these are all things every girl needs in her supply kit.  Some of these are new items that just hit the shelves and I am loving, and some have been around for awhile and are tried and true.  Let me know what you think. 

must-have beauty items

-BARE MINERALS FAUX TAN BODY [now that spring is here and beach season has started, we are all getting ready for lighter layers and swimsuits so it's a perfect time to help get that summer tan started with a great self-tanner.  But I think you have to be careful with a self-tanner because you want to look as natural as possible with a nice base tan not an orange glow.  I love this one from Bare Minerals because it matches my skin tone great and gives a pretty color that looks more natural.  I am a lot more careful about staying protected in the sun as I get older so that's why I love this product.]

-BARE MINERALS POP OF PASSION LIP OIL BALM [these fun lip colors have become my new favorite thing lately because it's like putting on a great chapstick that moisturizes your lips but it gives you some pretty color that is a little less strong than a lipstick which I love sometimes when I'm just running errands and not totally done up.  I think these pretty shades of pinks and oranges are a must have for the season.]

-SALLY HANSEN MIRACLE GEL NEL POLISH [this nail polish is a total game changer and worth every penny.  I really want it in every color.  As a busy mom I don't have time to go out and get a manicure all the time, but I love to have my nails freshly painted always and this miracle gel nail polish lasts so much longer than any other regular nail polish.  You just paint two coats of the colored polish and then finish with the miracle gel top coat and it's like magic - no gel lamp is needed to get that gel nail look.  Your nails will stay looking great for weeks.  Best at-home manicure you'll ever have.]

-SMASHBOX PHOTO FINISH PRIMER [if you don't use a primer on your face before you put your makeup on then you might want to re-think things because it will make such a difference with your makeup.  It really helps to smooth out any uneven areas or discoloration on your face and helps create a perfect base for your makeup to go onto.  I love this photo finish one because of the glow it gives my skin and I think it works well on all skin types.]

-BOBBI BROWN RICH LIP COLOR [I wear lipstick a lot so I really know a good lipstick when I see one and this lipstick is really amazing.  Not only does Bobbi Brown make the best colors of lipsticks, but I love the way it goes on my lips and stays there like a lipliner.  This Cosmic Raspberry shade is so perfect for spring and whenever I wear it I get asked so many times what color it is.]

-BARE MINERALS COMPLEXION RESCUE [this new product that just came out is so good, I love it.  It's like a tinted moisturizer, concealer, and BB cream all into one that is perfect for everyday and those times when you are in a hurry and don't have time for anything else.  This is a total lifesaver for me because you don't have to deal with lots of other powders and creams - just put this on and leave your face looking covered but natural all at the same time.]

-BOBBI BROWN SHIMMER BRICK COMPACT BLUSH [I think that some peach tones make the perfect shades of blush for your face this time of year and one of my current favorites is this shimmer brick because it blends the perfect tones all together and gives your face a glow that's hard to get with any other blush.  Once you try it you'll know why it's a favorite.]