5 Spring Beauty Essentials

28 April 2015

Spring is in the air which means it's time to finally shave those legs and start showing a little more skin, hooray! I don't know about you but I am seriously excited for Sunshine and shorts, who's with me? Anyhow, Over the last few weeks I've been stepping up my beauty game to kick off things right, so I've narrowed it down to my 5 favorite finds...

Check them out...



Sloughing off dead winter skin is always first on my list, so, when I heard about this glycolic {professional grade} exfoliant, I had to at least try it. It's a little pricier than my other beauty finds and I can only use it once or twice a week due to my sensitive skin, but the results are worth it. It goes on gentle, and doesn't feel coarse or rough on my skin. It's just the right combination of Glycolic Acid, Papaya Enzyme, Professional Grade Crystals, Lactobionic Acid, leaving my skin looking less than dull and a little more inspired for the new season a head of time. I've been using it after my shower at night and am pretty happy with the results. Hello soft skin! The 2.6oz may not seem like a whole lot but a little bit goes a long way so when ever you're looking for an at home facial or treatment this is right up your alley...


This goes on and feels like butter, it's heavy yet super soft. I've been a SheaMoisture fan for a couple of years now but this one has become a favorite. I love that I put it on before going to bed and my skin still feels smooth and soft after sleeping in my sheets all night. Also, this particular blend of Mango Butter and Green Coffee Bean Extract helps get my legs Summer ready (Firm and Smooth baby!).

When it comes to my natural waves texture is everything, whether I'm going au natural or using a wand to shape things ups. I've used a lot of "texture" sprays but this one feels the least like hairspray but gives me shape and a little more texture to my waves.

Ok, I've been wanting to try this forever but it's been sold out just about everywhere, until I found it over the weekend in Ulta. Of course I ran home and tried it. End Result: It's amazing, I love how simple it makes highlighting and contouring. As someone who is make up challenged, that's saying a lot. Plus it's Paraben Free which means no breakout after the make up goes off!

I'll be the first to say that mascara and I have have a somewhat trying relationship at times. My 'fine' lashes, like my hair love to clump together and end up looking sparse when the mascara goes on. So a swipe of the mascara and a dash of the extensions give me a full looking lash, without the clumps and  tangling. I will say it took me a minute to get used to applying the extensions because it's easy to get little black {feather like} residue all over the face. Make sure you tap off all the excess before applying, lesson learned!


What are you current essentials?