I’m not going to claim to be a beauty expert – not even close – but every girl has to admit there’s certain beauty products that make them feel pretty and maybe even dolled-up a bit. I even have a few that once I run out, I feel lost and my routine tends to get out of whack.

Here’s five of my must-have beauty products that I always have on hand (I don’t use all of them every single day but close). ūüôā

Dark Kiss Lotion – Bath & Body WorkspBBW1-10458146v275

A few years back, a friend of mine bought this lotion for me as a gift.¬†It’s usually¬†a tad bit¬†scary to buy someone scented lotion (anything scented, actually) since you can’t always be sure what their¬†personal preference will be but she nailed it with this one. Seriously, this has become my all-time favorite lotion from Bath & Body Works. It’s described as¬†“a seductive blend of dark berries with a kiss of vanilla unleash your most primal passions.” ¬†The perfect blend¬†of sweet but not too sweet.

Back in the day, you could buy it in-store but they’ve since discontinued it. It was a sad day, for sure, when I discovered this. Luckily though, they still offer it online. I usually wait for their “Buy 3, Get 3 Free” sale and then I stock up! I’m not sure how long they will offer it online – I have a feeling they’ll eventually stop carrying it – so make sure to go check it out and stock up too.

Confetti In Her Hair Nail Polish – Charming Charlie


This has got to be one of the funniest nail polishes I have ever bought! I’m not joking. And at only $6, it’s totally worth it. It’s a bunch of multi-colored hex dots. What could be more fun than that?

I bought this right before the hubby and I took a trip to Florida. We spent 10 days there and also went on a cruise so I wanted something that would last the entire trip and be fun and beachy. This nail polish didn’t disappoint. I put it on a few days before we left and not only did it last the entire trip, it stayed on for more than a week after we came back. I was hooked after that!

Stilife Paint – MAC Cosmetics


This stuff is AWESOME!! I don’t splurge very often on cosmetics but this is one item I do because it’s that awesome. It’s the perfect eyelid base coat, lasts 24 hours (if not longer), and doesn’t crease. I love the Stilife color because it goes with all my other eyeshadow colors. I usually just use my finger to apply it on but you can use a brush. Whatever suits your fancy. It comes out as a cream but goes on as a powder. It’s pretty cool stuff and really fun to use. If I don’t put this stuff on, I feel like I’m not quite put together for the day.¬†It is my go-to eyeshadow.

Lilac Petal Facial Whip – E.L.F.


I just recently discovered this product and have quickly fallen in love. It can be used on your cheeks, lips, eyelids or anywhere you want to add a little more shimmer. I mainly use it on my cheeks but have used it on my lips on those days I want to feel more dressed up. I have noticed a little goes a long way though. Don’t be fooled by the small container. I haven’t had it for very long but I’m sure it’ll last me a long time.

Dust It Mattifying Powder –¬†Schwarzkopf OSiS


This is one of my favorite hair products. EVER! I use to have long, thick hair but as I’ve gotten older (ugh!) my hair texture and thickness has changed significantly. I always wanted to find something that would give my hair body and would last all day. This is that product! It’s a powder that you shake on, close to your roots. Rub it in a bit and then tease with a comb (not too much teasing though). I have an A-line haircut right now and it’s perfect for adding body and giving my hair that added cuteness. On the days I don’t use it my hair looks blah and lifeless. Dust It does everything I need it to and then some. My hair tends to get oily by the end of the day but when I use this product it keeps the oils at bay and I usually don’t have to wash my hair the next day. Do you see why I like it so much?

Well, that’s a pretty good list, if I do say so myself. Let me know if you try any of the products. I’d love to hear if you love them as much as I do.