Thursday, November 20, 2014

Featured Guest Blogger: Lisa of Beautysha

Thank you to Alex for inviting me to guest post on her blog. I'm Sarah and I blog over at  Beautysha  I love sharing my daily life, personal style, and everything in between.  I am passionate about fitness, fashion, beauty, and wholesome foods.  I'm currently living in sunny Florida with my family and expecting another princess this year! Some of my favorite things are the sun and ocean.  You can call me a "beach bum"! And I love laughing and enjoying time with friends/family. 

I love dressing up whenever I can.  One thing I always remind ladies is:

When we were little girls, we played dress up. 

          Why not continue to have fun with what you wear!  Express yourself and have fun with it.

I'm here today to share a few of my "Must Have" beauty products.  We all have those products we can't live without, and I thought it would be fun to share some of my holy grail items. Do you have any products that you absolutely LOVE?  Please share!  I love learning about new products.  I'm still on the look out for the perfect eyeliner!

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

I am a "little" crazy about this primer!  Ladies, if you don't wear a primer under your foundation/tinted moisturizer, get a sample and try it out today!   Feels like silk on the skin.  It's not heavy or greasy like some I have used in the past and goes on smoothly. Helps my tinted moisturizer stay on longer and look so natural.  Most people don't even realize I'm wearing anything, which is what we all want. 

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

After years of wearing traditional foundations that feel heavy on the skin, I was introduced to this amazing tinted moisturizer and I am hooked! Not only does it make my skin look flawless, but it gives just enough coverage without that "cakey" look.  I use the Laura Mercier Pressed Setting Powder over it to set it and voila! I'm ready for the day. 

Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara

I know, there is a trend going here.  I am such a huge fan of theirs (and no I don't get sponsored by them!) Before this mascara I have tried many others, but after I tried this one, Let's just say, I don't need to continue searching for that "perfect" mascara.  It has a large easy to use brush that gives volume and length without much effort.   If you are a fan of Dior Show or Shocking YSL, try this one and see what you think! It looks like I am wearing fake eyelashes but more of a natural look.  People ask me all the time if my lashes are "real"!

Shiseido Eyelash Curler

Some people are blessed with naturally curled eyelashes...Let's just say I need a special little tool to achieve that.  I have straight, long eyelashes.  It gives my lashes the perfect shape without pinching.  I love how it covers ALL my lashes and really opens up my eyes.  Definitely a great investment!

Laura Mercier Ambre Vanillé Soufflé Body Crème

I received this as a gift from my lovely MIL and let me just say, I am totally repurchasing this after I am finished.  I might try another scent for fun; the Crème Brulee is divine.  Don't let the price scare you away, this will last you for a long time! A little goes a long way.  I use it right after I get out of the shower and it smells heavenly.  My hubs absolutely adores the scent! I am thrilled at how moisturizing it is, and honestly even if you forget to put on perfume, no worries, this will make people stop and ask what you are wearing!  This is seriously heaven in a tube. 

Badgers Organic Sunscreen Base with Zinc Oxide

I live in Florida and I constantly go to the beach with my little one.  Badgers is my favorite brand of sunscreens!  Read more here about their natural ingredients and how they protect with minerals and not chemicals.  It has a white thick consistency and takes a little bit of getting use to, however I have been using this product for a few years and have not burned once!  I also buy the baby version for my toddler. 

Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo with Pure Coconut Oil

I have a long history with my hair.  Let's just say I didn't have any for a very long time.  Read a small part here.  When I finally had hair again, I was on a search for an amazing shampoo/conditioner and this one really stood out to me.  I wash my hair twice a week, and I've tried different hair care products but this one is the best by far. The light coconut scent is natural and soothing. It lathers very well, and leaves my hair luxuriously soft and clean after each wash.  I use it with the Kiehl's Amino Acid Conditioner. I remember when I was using another shampoo, my scalp would get a flaky by the third day, and with this one, I don't have that problem! Definitely a worthwhile purchase.

Croc Greenion Hair Dryer

Where do I start?! Since starting to use this incredible hair dryer, I have cut my drying time in half!
My Stylist friend uses this on her clients at a high end salon in Seattle, WA, so there was my recommendation! I am in love! No more frizzy hair and long drying time!  I don't have the luxury of spending an hour getting that voluminous blow out (my hair is super long!) But with this hair dryer, when I section of my hair, it is dry in 15 minutes and I have the smooth shiny hair.  I recommend it to everyone!

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick - Rose

OMG! Best product ever.  It does everything a girl dreams of.  I was first introduced this product when I was 17 vacationing in Seattle, WA and happened to stop by Nordstrom.  The lovely sales lady put a few sweeps over my cheeks and honestly, I felt like a million bucks!  I couldn't afford it at the time, but I kept regretting not purchasing it.  Several months later, I did just that! And I have been buying it since. It gives me that rosy glow and sheen, and looks natural! I use it as my eye shadow too! This one will never leave my side.

Elemis Japanese Camellia Oil Blend
Ladies, this product is heaven sent! I am currently pregnant with my second child, and I use this religiously.  Many people say you "can't" prevent stretch marks, but it is definitely worth trying! This product leaves my baby bump smooth and moisturized and has a refreshing light scent.  I actually use it all over my body especially areas that I prone to stretching during pregnancy.  Even if your not pregnant, this can help smooth out your skin texture and leave you feeling Oh So Lovely!  This is a must have in my world!

Thanks again for having me Alex! I am a huge fan of your blog and I'm honored to be a part of it today.

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! XOXO!