I Need Product Recommendations!


I’m running low on a few make up and skin and hair bits, and I’m just not sure where to head next. These are all categories I just haven’t found a winner in yet! I read a lot of blog posts and watch a lot of YouTube videos, but I guess I just haven’t read a review yet that stood out to me! I’ve listed a few of the items I’m looking for, so if you’ve got a recommendation, let me know!


In the hairspray department I have a few rules. No scent. No aerosol. Must fit in my medicine cabinet! My current hairspray from Aubrey Organics doesn’t have enough hold, which I really need for days when my hair is in a bun or I’ve used a curling iron. I feel like a lot of hairsprays come in tall bottles, but my medicine cabinet isn’t very big!

Hair Mask

I really liked what the Macadamia Oil mask did for my hair, but I wasn’t a big fan of the scent. I found it overly perfumey. I’m looking for something to use once or twice a month, mostly on the ends of my hair to keep it from drying out. I find it hard to find unscented hair masks, but it’s really what I’d prefer!

Pore Shrinking Products

The StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner has been helping a lot in the appearance of my pores, but it’s EXPENSIVE. Have you tried anything that noticeably reduced your pore size that isn’t $100?

Exfoliating Serums or Toners

I love exfoliating, both chemically and physically. I’ve found the perfect scrub, but I’m looking for a toner or serum that can exfoliate chemically. I heard about one from Pixi, but I don’t know where to buy it. I want my skin to glow!

BB/CC Cream

I’m pretty sure I’m going to buy the It Cosmetics CC Cream, but before I do, I thought I’d see if anyone had any other recommendation to through my way. I want to get in the habit of wearing less make up on the weekends, so I’d like a CC Cream, tinted moisturizer, whatever, to use instead of foundation. Preferably something from Ulta or Sephora so I can color match!


I’m running low on the NARS Creamy Concealer, and I’m not sure if I should repurchase or not. Is there something even better out there? Or something just as good at a cheaper price? I love that I can use it on my face and isn’t too heavy for under my eyes. Think multi-use!

Alright, it’s in your hands now! I’m going to start a document with recommendations you guys give, and then I’ll do some further research to see what I want to try!


18 thoughts on “I Need Product Recommendations!

  1. For CC cream, I love the Lumene CC Cream that I pick up at CVS or occasionally at Ocean State Job Lot tremendously. It doesn’t have as high an spf as IT CC Cream, but I find it easy to apply, long wearing and less expensive. I’m finishing up my 3rd tube.

  2. The tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer with SPF 30 is amazing! It feels like a primer but covers like a foundation. Its makes my skin look gorgeous! I highly recommend it. If you just want to try it instead of commiting to a full size, they offer a travel size version for $14!

    For concealers my two favorites are the NYX HD Concealer and the LA Girl Pro HD Concealer. Neither of them cake on me and do a beautiful job masking blemishes as well as dark undereyes. Both are under $10!

  3. I wish I could be helpful here but I don’t use most of these things 😦 I agree with you on the hair mask, though. It’s good, but very perfumy. The scent will last in my hair ALL day and right now with being pregnant it kinda makes me sick too so if you do find something with no scent I’d LOVE to hear about it! As far as the Pixi product you mentioned, I think I’ve seen it in Target, but not all Targets carry it. Oh! Just checked the Target website and you can order it here: http://www.target.com/p/pixi-glow-tonic-3-4-fl-oz/-/A-17408487#prodSlot=medium_1_1 I hope that’s the one you were referring too!

  4. Have you tried anything from Paula’s Choice? They have great liquid exfoliants available! They are also excellent for enlarged pores!! Also, I LOVE the Nuance hair mask from CVS. The Raw Honey one. It’s fantastic!! As far as BB/CC Creams, I really enjoy the NARS and Smashbox ones. However, I do love the it Cosmetics one! I have a giant version of that one to make sure it lasts me a while because i use it all of the time!

  5. For pore size, I can’t recommend Paula’s Choice’s salicylic acid products enough. I use her Liquid 2% BHA Exfoliant and my pores have never been better. It also makes my skin super soft! Also if you like the NARS concealer, you might want to try Maybelline Fit Me. I have it and really like it, and many people say the two are very similar. Good luck!

  6. For the concealer try out the urban decay naked skin. Its soooo good. It looks like your skin when you put it on and its really full coverage. I havent put it down for almost two months.

  7. My favorite hair masques are from Shea Moisture but I think they are all scented. My favorite concealer is the L’Oreal Visible Lift but the lightest one is still a bit too dark for my winter complexion. They next best one I’ve found is by Amazing Cosmetics but it’s also fairly pricey. Good luck! 🙂

  8. For concealer, I definitely recommend the Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum, it’s full coverage, lightweight & creamy (not as creamy as NARS but close). I’ve been reaching for them on the regular.

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