Hello, hope you are having a good week. About a year or so ago, I had done a few posts on “Beauty files” about favorite products that I feel are so good that they are worth sharing. Some things, that are tried and true that I have used religiously for years and others that are new and must haves, new discoveries! I thought one is overdue as we all love dabbling with new products, I know I do. So thought it was a great time with it being a new year for me to share some of my personal faves. I also love to hear from you about what you have used that you too recommend, knowledge is power and the beauty of the internet is the ability to openly share with so many. So here are some of mine, can’t wait to hear about yours too! SKINCARE- I guess my approach is kind of high/low. My cleansers are under $5.00 but my creams are let’s just say “more”:) However I could never give up using La Prairie I just love their products and they are so good for me skin. I get a lot of compliments on my skin and while obviously some of it is genetics, I firmly believe La Prairie has plenty to do with it. It is the first line of skin care that actually motivated me to want to really take good care of my skin. I also found a great new mask which I love. I have found in taking good care of my skin, that I don’t need as much makeup as my skin is really holding its own. I do use it sometimes of course but many times I don’t and just put on a bronzer.So here are my skin care must haves- ____________________________________ To clean I use Oil of Olay cleansing wipes which can be found almost everywhere, they are so reasonable and do the job! For removing any eye make up I use these Almay oil free makeup removed pads, very inexpensive and does the trick perfectly! For moisturizing these La Prairie products are my must haves, would rather go without new clothes then without these products!!I use the caviar cream morning and night, it feels so luxurious and glides right on, it leaves me skin feeling soft and velvety but not at all sticky or oily. My skin just drinks it right up. Click here to find out more And this eye cream is fabulous, feels so luxurious but does not leave a heavy sticky residue like some I use it in the morning and liberally at night, click here I was introduced to this serum from a small sample and it glides on like virtual silk…made my skin feel so incredibly soft. Then I use the caviar cream on top. This is a fantastic product and a little goes a long way, this bottle has lasted me about 5-6 months, click here This magic in a tube for under eye puffiness/bags is a literal miracle and its so reasonable! I recommended it and several wrote me raving and thank me, see told you! Its less than Plexaderm (which does the same thing) but does not leave a white residue. Just be sure to use only a little, just a bit goes a long way. I can’t recommend this enough, bought mine on Amazon. And once a week or two I like to give myself a little facial via a mask. I was recommended to this one and am obsessed with it. Loaded with antioxidants, your face and skin feels very cool and tingly in a good way, when applying. It really freshens your skin and makes you look like you had a great night of sleep. A definite yes for me, click here MAKEUP- ________________________________________ Bronzer- when I don’t want to apply much make up but need some color its my Tarte bronzer to the rescue. I am forever devoted to this product because it has never once cracked despite many falls, gives a really natural looking glow and lasts forever! I swear my last one I think lasted over 2 years and I use it almost everyday!! Definitely the best bronzer I have used period. Click here Glow- when you need a little glow/extra shine this literally cannot be beat. I have tried many and I am telling you this stuff is simply incredible, I use it on just a few spots where you want to highlight and it instantly gives your face such a great glow. This is hands down my favorite highlighting product, Click here Tanner-There is a reason this bronzer has won awards for many many years..its the best! Especially in the winter when you feel pasty white and just want a little color/glow, this product more than delivers. It offers such a natural soft golden glow, NOT orange. It is subtle but yo definitely see that you have a soft color. You can use this easily with no makeup at all and I love that it’s luxuriously creamy. Gets my vote and this is a product that I always have on hand. Click here Lipstick- as many of you know I use Mac’s Angel lip color religiously….but I have also found another one I really like a lot too. From Bobbi Brown (another favorite product brand) I really like this color, its a little richer in color than Angel which I like, but its soft enough to be a good daytime alternative too. Color is called Pink Nude and I really like it. Click here GADGETS AND GIZMOS- _____________________________________ For facial hair removal, this little lifesaver is amazing with a capital A, I can’t believe how well it works and no it does no hurt! I think its only around $20.00 and perfect to even carry in your purse:) I am kind of addicted to this, who doesn’t love soft feet!! This is like giving yourself a mini pedicure every day, it works incredibly well. I use it every few days then slather on a good rich foot cream and put my cozy socks and off to bed I go. I wake up the next morning with feet that could rival those of a baby! Sold in almost all drug stores and on amazon (of course)! Bought this at CVS and this stuff is good, I slather it on then put socks on and go to sleep, feet wake up soft as a babies:) ON MY WISH LIST- This will be the next things buy that I would like to try, various items on my radar and wish list:) This sounds amazing plus who wouldn’t want Trophy skin 🙂 I need to look into the reviews and see what people are saying as its a newer item. I like buying things at Neiman Marcus because if something does not live up the hype or your expectations, they are great about returns. Anyone try this yet? The price is less than one service at a dermatologists office so it has my attention! Click here to find out more Love masks and peels, just makes your skin feel like you are giving a second and renewed chance. I had gone to a day spa and they sold this product, while I did not use it while there I remember wanting to try it. So I am going to give this a go when I am almost out of my current mask to see how it compares, click here Love a mask and an exfoliating mask sounds really nice, makes your skin feel so good. This one is reasonable and I like this product line, so probably will give htis a while one day soon, click here _________________________________ OK your turn! I want to hear what you love using and what is tried and true in your beauty treasure chest:) Everything here I love and stand 100% behind. I love trying new things but admittedly it is very daunting to walk into a place like Sephora or any makeup dept for that matter….I mean, where to begin! That is just one reason I feel comfortable buying from a store like Neiman Marcus (click here to see their entire beauty dept), they stand behind every single item they sell:) OK , now its your turn to weigh in and tell me what your top picks are, those products you just can’t live without. I am all ears! Thanks for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful day. Until next time……..