Products that made it to 2015: On my beauty tray


Happy New Year beauties!

Out with the Old and In with the New! Hold up, we have some keepers.
On my vanity, still standing, these beauty products are so wonderful, they have made it to my 2015 beauty tray.

You may know by now, it takes a lot of time for me to ‘love’ a product, because I have to put it through some personal testing first before sharing it with you all.

I switch up between a lot of products, but I have essential basics that I go back to. I usually place my favorites on a beauty tray, which I consider as my “essentials” for a time period, and I alternate products every while.

There is a plethora of products out there and I want to get the awesomeness of all of them and that is why I alternate between products.

Avene Eau Thermale

On days where I do not wear makeup, I carry this spray water with me in my purse and I spray it on my face for some refreshment. This soothes your skin, if you have sensitive skin, this is very soothing.

Clean & Clear – morning burst Facial Scrub

I am a big believer of multiple cleanses, and this oil-free morning burst facial scrub has been my favorite for many years now. This has been a stable product on my beauty tray for years because I have combination skin and I feel this scrub is a great exfoliator and it has vitamin c and ginseng, a big plus!

So if you have oily/combination skin, this product is like gold!

Glam Glow Hollywood

Supermud learing Treatment and Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment

This is my secret weapon you guys!

Before major photoshoots, I pull out these two babies and I give my face a mini facial with them. First with the super mud clearing treatment which draws out the impurities from the skin, and next with the thirsty mud hydrating treatment, which fortifies the skin and puts back all the hydration it needs.

Perfect skin guaranteed!

The Balm – Mary Lou Manizer

The highlighter of the century!!!!! By far THE BEST I have ever laid my hands on, I swear by this highlighter.

Mineral Fusion Mineral SPF (from Ulta)

For days when I want to go light on my face (which is most of the time), I apply a bb cream and I skip on powder and resort to this mineral SPF. You gotta take care of your skin my loves.

Mac 224 Blending Brush

I can do a complete makeup look with this brush. This is a key, must-have brush, perfect for blending, perfect for spot highlighting, and even eyeshadow application using tapping movements.

Mac’s fast response eye cream

A great eye cream to hydrate your eyes before applying makeup. It has caffeine so it basically wakens up your eyes.


Amazing new makeup products by the brand Sophisticat, and I use these for a natural no-makeup makeup look, they are gorgeous!

All of these products can be found at

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Berry sexy lipstick:

A very pretty fall/winter lipstick color

Pink parfait lipgloss 

A gloss for the perfect nude lip (in the middle)

eye lights in moon gold

This one reminds me of one from Makeup Forever that I used during my academy days there, and I fell in love with the gold reflection it gives. This is also a beautiful highlighter for a night look.

Super silky shadow in tremor  

A beautiful bronze shade

super silky shadow in stealth

Gorgeous for a smokey eye and beautiful as a light eyeliner when used with a brush and for those days where you don’t want to wear a black eyeliner.

bold effect shadow bahama mama

This is one of my favorite pink transition shade that I use in the crease of my eyes, and sometimes I even use it as a blush

powder blush in allure

This blush has antioxidants in it!!! And this is a beautiful color for a natural blushing face look

cream blush in peace 

I use this as a base before applying the powder blush allure, and it makes my blush stay in place all day long!!

bobbi brown vitamin enriched face base 

A great face base that is basically food for your skin. I use this product under my foundation for my daily looks.

mac fix plus

This is my baby! I carry it in my purse and I am thankful MAC finally made it in purse size. I spray this onto my makeup during the day when I feel like I need some hydration, and this also is perfect at setting foundation in place. It has tons of minerals and vitamins.

And last but not least, my favorite perfume, stable on my tray, J’adore Dior!

Accessories from Home Goods.

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