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Five items to add to your beauty regimen this month.

Five items to add to your beauty regimen this month.

Photo courtesy of BeautyHabit.

Clayspray H20spray ‘Hydrate’ Natural Spring Water $23.95

Whether it’s running around NoVA or the simple rush hour commute, I spend a lot of time in the car. Hours in front of the vents turned to maximum heat can leave my skin really tight and dry. This spray is a great way to refresh and add moisture. Also, since I am not a morning person, a spritz in the am is a great way for me to get an added boost of energy.


Photo courtesy of Sephora.

Benefit Girl Meets Pearl $30

My cousin introduced this face brightener to me during a Thanksgiving dinner conversation, and it’s been at the top of my list ever since. Many highlighters can come off too shimmery, but this has a sheer finish that delivers a natural dewy glow. The rose gold shade is perfect for all complexions and is a good balance between pearlescent highlighters and golden bronzers.


Photo courtesy of Sephora.

Sephora Collection Instant Moisturizer $22

I have worn the same drugstore brand lotion on and off for my entire life, and I was satisfied until I happened upon a sample of this gem. The jar boasts ‘if you only try one’ and it’s true, if you never try another brand of moisturizer at least try this first. It delivers intense moisture, while still being lightweight without a greasy finish, making it perfectly suited for all skin types.


Photo courtesy of Juice Beauty.

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Cleanser $22 

I never was particularly breakout prone, but frequently testing products confused my skin and caused blemishes that I thought had been left behind in middle school. When my regular face wash stopped working, I turned to this cleanser to get my skin back on track. The organic formula heals skin with lemon, cherry and aloe while still leaving it hydrated.



Courtesy of Haughty.

Haughty Cosmetics Perfect Finish Lip Gloss in Speak Up $18

I have been on the hunt for the perfect nude lip gloss and this one has just the right mix of pink and brown to create a beautiful rose color. It pairs perfectly with a smoky eye for a sultry makeup look or brightens a bare face when you are feeling like less is more. Warning: the vanilla and mint scent is so delicious that you might be tempted to eat it. -Angela Bobo

(February 2014)