Other Beauty Products I'm Loving
Posted by JQ on Mar 25th 2023
Before we get started, I want you to know that I don't get paid by these brands to mention them and if I ever do accept a paid partnership with anyone else I'll let you know!
Like you, I'm super busy and that's not going to change, so if a product doesn't make my life easier I won't use it and I know you won't either!
When we had our brick and mortar, in-person presence was everything. I always wanted to stay groomed and professional, which included getting my nails done regularly. As you may already know though, when you get your nails professionally done it often leaves them compromised and takes many months or longer to repair.
I'm currently using Nailtiques, Formula 2 to help restore my nail strength, along with using my natural Nail Cuticle Oil multiple times a day. What most people don't tell you is the reason your nails seem dry and ridged is because of the skin underneath the nail so that's why nail oils and occlusives are so helpful - they help lock in moisture.
Here's a nail cuticle hack: If your cuticles are ever severely dry or cracked sleep with Aquaphor healing ointment on them at night and use your nail oil on them during the day! It makes such a big difference!
And if you missed my recent post where I mentioned dry heels, here's the link for the Urea Cream 20% I use at night - it's the best price I've found and it works wonders to soften dry cracked heels!
I'm truly loving my newly restored smoother feeling heels that won't scratch Alex anymore when we're lying in bed!
As a bonus, it comes with cute little socks to help seal in the moisture!
In addition, I've recently started supplementing my heals with Lactic Acid from the Ordinary. I use this on my heels because it has gentle carriers and is another inexpensive way to exfoliate away dry rough skin.
As a bonus tip, you can also use it on other dry rough patches on your body, such as elbows.
On a different note, I believe we all can agree that the eyes are everything!
One of my favorite eye area hacks includes using an eyelash curler.
Earlier on in my freelance makeup career I decided I didn't want to take the risk of pulling at my client's lashes just to give them a lift. While the old school eye lash curlers do work, I noticed that it wasn't the most comfortable for the bride and I didn't want her to be teary-eyed before the ceremony, so I decided to try a heated eye lash curler. Problem solved, and that's what I've been using for the past 20+ years.
While the original one I purchased isn't available, here's a look-a-like one on Amazon with great reviews that I think you'll like!
After I apply my luxurious Whipped Body Butter, I wanted something that felt lightweight to alternate with during the summer months when it's so humid here in Texas. That's when I stumbled upon this delightful gel-based body cream on Amazon by Nivea. I recommend this to my clients with acne-prone skin because it doesn't contain oil.
I'm also in love with this Korean sunscreen by Joseon. It's more hydrating and great for mature skin because it can be used on top of your favorite moisturizer without weighing your skin down if you have dry or dehydrated skin.
Speaking of summer and more lightweight skincare, while its blue color does look a little like something out of a sci-fi movie, I'm loving the lightweight consistency of Nivea gel-cream (Skin Firming & Toning) and the over-all hydration it's offering my skin at an affordable price. While I'm unsure about its claim to "tone and firm" it does make my skin feel a little tighter which I'm enjoying!
And here's a little secret about body cream -- most of what makes your skin look better is hydration, not some sort of miracle ingredient that's often marketed to you!
This next fave is one my dermatologist actually recommended! If you suffer from unwanted veins, too, she recommends using compression socks.
When I started my search I found they were pretty pricey. After searching a while and reading reviews I decided to try these compression socks from Amazon. They come in a 3-pack and get the job done! Best part is they were under $20.
I'll be sharing a lot more of my 'other faves' moving forward because my goal is to always make your life easier, whether it's with my restorative products or other ones I love!
When I have more to add I simply update this same post so when you see it at the top of my feed you know it has new featured products I'm loving!
If it helps me, maybe it'll help you, too!
Remember, the more you know the more you glow!
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Products mentioned in video:
Use This Oil For Your Cuticles
*blog updated 8/23/22