As a blogger, I often receive packages from brands filled with goodies. In most cases these products are gifted to bloggers with no strings attached meaning, I am not required to post about it. I do love to share when I receive the packages though and to thank the company that sent them so I usually do unboxings on Instagram stories.
I am so grateful for all the products that I get to test (and I know my husband is too lol) but not all of the products make it into my everyday routine so I thought I would make a post about the products that have. These are all products that I used and loved. These are gifted products I’d buy once they run out!
Let’s dive in…
When it comes to makeup, most days I keep it pretty minimal. My Bye Bye Under Eye by ItCosmetics has been in my routine for a longgg time now. I hate my under eye circles and this product makes me look wide awake. I used to use it in the tube but the concealing pot has been such an upgrade.
Next is my Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer. I did do a blog about it this summer but I don’t think I will ever buy a different bronzer than this one ever again. I practically bathe in it on the daily 😂. Plus it smells amazing and isn’t too dark. I like to bathe in bronzer without looking like an oompa loompa.
Then on days where I am feeling fancy (meeting, photoshoot, etc), I love to wear Your Skin But Better CC Cream by itCosmetics. It makes my skin look and feel amazing and I love that it has 50 SPF in it.
Up next on the list of gifted products I’d buy is skincare…
Skin care has become so important to me in the last year. I have been investing in a lot of products outside of these but that is a post for another day 😉
Not too long ago, I did a beauty post with my local Whole Foods. Of the items in that post, I have really come to love this Acure brightening facial scrub and this Thayers Witch Hazel toner. The toner is alcohol free (SO IMPORTANT) and has refreshing aloe vera. Your toner should hydrate your skin, not strip it like toners with alcohol do. I actually will be purchasing more toner this week because mine is almost empty!
At TBSCON, I met Cosmedix and they taught us so much about wrinkles. They also have us this cleanser that has become my favorite. It is gentle and makes my face feel great. They also give us this Vitamin C powder! I have been a Vit C advocate for a while now but this took it to a whole new level! I used to use a serum but I like this better because it saves me a step in the morning because you dump it into your moisturizer rather than patting it on and waiting for it to dry. It is also much higher quality than I was using.
Not to mention this itCosmetics moisturizer…I use it everyday!
I received this shampoo and conditioner by Juice Organics and love it! Its great because they don’t use water as a filler and it makes my hair feel great. Still working on my terrible split ends though…
And that’s it! Stay tuned for a post on products I purchased without trying them via a gift prior!