This Year’s Beauty Must Haves With The Chalkboard Mag

If you haven’t realized by now I am OB-sessed with everything beauty. There’s always a new favorite in my book. Over at The Chalkboard Mag, I shared my recent picks and what I’ll never live without:

Can’t Travel Without: Vitamins and water. When traveling, it’s super easy to get worn down and unfortunately, sick. Well, no one has time for that so I stay proactive. Lots and lots of water also keep me hydrated in the air. Flying can do a serious number on your skin!

In A Pinch I: Use dry shampoo. I’m serious—it’s a lifesaver. A little spritz of that and my hair is full and voluminous once again. My two favorites are Bumble & Bumble Dryspun Finish and Dry Bar Detox.

Always In My Evening Clutch: A great lip color. Recently, I’ve been carrying Raven by Hourglass Cosmetics with me everywhere. Tom Ford lipcolor in Bruised Plum is a great one, too.

Obsession Of The Moment: Detox drinks with activated charcoal. I love to drink them after a long weekend or a night out! Dirty Lemon Raw Detox are my favorites!

Beautifying Snack/Meal: I’ve recently been getting into eating according to my blood type. I need protein and I actually crave it all the time (for a reason!) So I eat a lot of almonds and lean meats. Eating beautifully means eating what your body needs. It’s specific for each person.

Beautifying Drink: I love drinking a green juice and warm water with lemon right when I wake up. It jumpstarts my system and can be more energizing than a cup of coffee!

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Gia Canali Photography

For Ultra-Glamorous Effect:False lashes. A great lash can take a look to the next level. The brand, Velour Lashes, have great natural looking lashes.

Perfect Pout: I love, love, love a great red lip especially for special events. Raven by Hourglass Cosmetics is my new favorite. For my day-to-day, I stick to By Terry Baume de Rose. It’s super sheer and hydrating so it’s always in my purse.

Beauty Tool: A dry brush. It helps exfoliate my skin and makes me feel super smooth. It’s truly the key to beautiful skin. I’ll do it before I get in the shower and my skin will look and feel amazing!

Weirdest Beauty Habit: I rarely wash my hair. If I can make it up to three days I will. I can notice the difference in my hair if I end up washing it every day. It’s dry and not as manageable. A great dry shampoo can do wonders!

In The Shower I Keep: Leonor Greyl Masque Quintessence. It’s one of my favorite deep conditioners. It makes my hair feel and smell amazing! I try to deep condition at least once every couple weeks.


On My Bedside Table: Calming aromatherapy oils and a glass of water.

Once A Month I: do a quick little detox to jumpstart my system. I can always tell when my body needs it when I start feeling sluggish and tired.

After A Long Night Or Rough Weekend: I rely on my favorite brightening eye cream. I’m OB-sessed with Natura Bisse “The Cure” Sheer Eye. It’s pricy but a little goes a long way. It can also double as your concealer. It’s that good!

On Little Sleep I Rely On: Talika Eye Therapy Patches and lots and lots of water!

The Product That Changed My Skin: Natura Bisse “The Cure” line. I love the eye cream and the sheer cream. It’s the perfect base for a healthy glow.

Most Treasured Beauty Tip: Don’t underestimate the power of changing up your look from time to time. When I chopped my hair, I was ready for the change and it gave me a boost of confidence.

For Glowing Skin: Eve Lom Tinted Moisturizer. It’s so sheer but also gives great coverage. I rarely wear powder unless I’m going to an event. I prefer the natural, dewy look because it’s not so drastic. Chantecaille “Just Skin” tinted moisturizer and “Liquid Lumiere” is great, too.

My Go-To DIY Recipe Or Smoothie Recipe: I love making my own lip scrub. I’ve been doing it for years. Mix ½ cup raw or brown sugar + 3 tbsp. grapeseed oil + 1 tbsp. raw honey for a yummy DIY treatment. It’s absolutely perfect for prepping your lips for a great lip color.

Here are some other great links with The Chalkboard Mag to check out now:

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