ALBA BOTANICA – NATURAL HAWAIIAN KUKUI NUT BODY OIL- $10.50
I first discovered this magical oil during a trip to Whole Foods Body in NYC. I have always been a fan of Alba Botanica for their natural, organic, and cruelty-free product lines; this particular body oil quickly became my all time favorite. The smell is out of this world- $11 later you’ll feel like you’re on a luxury tropical vacation every time you use it! I usually mix the Kukui nut oil with a fragrance free lotion – Kiehls Creme de Corps or CeraVe. I find that the oil absorbs quickly and the powerful ingredients give my skin an extra boost of moisture!
HOURGLASS – VEIL MINERAL PRIMER – $52.00
Makeup primer is not always a staple in everyone’s beauty arsenal, but it sure is in mine! Primers help form a barrier between makeup and skin, smoothing the skin’s surface for even and long lasting makeup application. I admit to splurging on this Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, but it’s worth it to me because it does all of the above and has the extra bonus of SPF 15 sun protection. My t-zone is no longer a 30 min. oil time bomb and I’m not frightened to look in a mirror after a night out dancing with my friends. What more could a girl ask for?!
TIP: Hourglass makes an $18 travel size version, so you can see for yourself if it’s worth it!
A more affordable option that I have used and liked is Smashbox’s Primer in Photo Finish Light.