5 Beauty Products I Love, & You Should Too

I’ve struggled to find the right beauty products for a while now, and yes, I’m *still* learning what works for my skin and hair and what doesn’t. Being in quarantine made me realize that some of the products I was using were either making my hair dull, causing irritation on my skin, or had some other kind of issue. I curated a list of some beauty products I’ve learned to love, and hope that you can too! 

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Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream - $68

Okay, I know what you’re thinking, and yes this product is expensive. However, I haven’t found a moisturizer that I loved more than this one. It’s super lightweight and scent-free. As someone with dry skin, this moisturizer has been good through all the seasons. It’s super hydrating and will leave your skin feeling glowy, even hours later. 

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Saie Mascara 101 - $24 

Let me tell you, this is the best mascara I’ve ever used. And yes, I’ve even tried Better Than Sex and think this one beats it. It’s also a lightweight formula, so it makes your eyelashes look longer and fuller. (I wish I was getting paid to say this, but I’m not. It’s just THAT good.) You can also buy it once to try it or get a subscription. 

Saie Really Great Gloss - $20

Again, I love this company. I ordered this lip gloss a few weeks ago and it’s just the right fit. It’s creamy, shiny, and the perfect nude color. It comes in many other shades too, no matter what your go-to lip color is. 

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Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Shampoo - $11

IMO having curly hair can be difficult. It took me a long time to find the right products, and I’m still learning. I used Pantene Curl Shampoo for a while and found it to be damaging to my hair in more ways than one, so I don’t recommend it. I’ve also tried using every kind of Deva Curl product out there until I heard about the lawsuit it was facing in quarantine. After over five years of using their products, I gave them up. This product, though, has made my curly hair softer and curl so much better on its own. 

Argan Oil of Morocco Healing Dry Oil - $9  

I’ve been a fan of this product for so many years. It’s good for any hair type, dry or damp, because it makes it less frizzy and leaves a better shine. It also smells amazing, so there’s really nothing bad about it. 

Person in a bathtub with lemons and herbs reading Photo by Taryn Elliot from Pexels I hope that you’re able to look into these products more! They’ve definitely been life-changing for me in quarantine and all.