Friday Finds: Beauty

Cuyana Makeup Bags

My friend just sent me these lovely Cuyana leather travel bags set. They are no nicely lined and monogrammed. Travel Chic!

I’ve been planning to share my favorite beauty buys Today, and lucky for you, there happens to be a huge Sephora sale starting today. As you know, beauty products rarely go on sale. Today, if you are a Rouge member (the highest member of Sephora) you can get 15% off and the rest of the sale opens on the 20th to all Sephora Beauty Insiders (easy to sign up and become one). Not all of the products below are from Sephora!

I must tell you, I am a big fan of clean beauty. Some of the products I buy aren’t 100% free of all chemicals, but they are pretty close! I have seen one too many documentaries to be okay with lathering myself in sulphates, parabens, and synthetic fragrances. Here below is a list of some of my absolute favorite products. I am also sharing products that I have heard amazing things about from friends and will quickly end up in my cart.
Products are aways helpful, but facials are key for great looking skin. If you are in Dallas be sure to see Alison at Eleven Wellness Spa. You won’t regret it!

Amika Mini Hair Dryer

If you purchase one thing on my beauty guide, make sure it is this mini travel hair dryer and styler (think the size of a remote). I don’t remember how I traveled before this…Oh wait, I was depending on awful hotel hair dryers and rusty 80’s dryers found in guest bathrooms across America. This is a game changer!

Ogee lip oil

OGEE sculpted lip oil is a MUST. I can’t leave the house without it!

Piper Wai

I have been using natural deodorant for awhile now and have tried and tested most all out there! Piper Wai Charcoal Deodorant Stick is one of the most powerful out there.

Beautycounter Makup Remover Wipes

Beautycounter just came out with these makeup remover wipes. They are great for travel, and I love how they give you a lot of wipes (totally worth their value). Make sure you put Christina Dandar as a consultant if you order!

Drunk Elephant Baby Facial

When I can’t get to my facial appointment, this Babyfacial Mask from Drunken Elephant is my second best solution. It gives a slight tingle at first, but then settles in perfectly. Your skin will literally feel like a baby!

Revision Vitamin C Cream

I use this every morning. It is the most potent form of Vitamin C that is on the market. Once you use this Vitamin C treatment, it will be hard to use others. Available at Eleven Wellness in Dallas.

CEO Vitamin C

If the above Vitamin C treatment is a little pricey, this Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Brightening Serum  is a fabulous alternative.

Glo Pro

There is a reason the Glo Pro by Beauty Bioscience always sells out and the brand reached $100 million in sales- it works. Small tiny needles allow products to truly absorb in your skin. There are also other heads of adjustment for your lips and body.

Native Deodorant

I also use Native Deodorant. Another excellent effective natural deodorant. I adore their scents. Lavender & Rose is my favorite.

Beautycounter Eye Makeup Remover

Love this eye makeup remover. Easy and gentle!

Hourglass Gel Eye Liner

Hourglass Gel Eyeliner is my favorite. I use it obsessively. My only complaint is that it doesn’t last long enough…yet I still buy it!

Hourglass Bronzer

My go-to bronzer by Hourglass, if gives a subtle glow and isn’t too sparkly!

Monat Volume Shampoo and Conditioner

I have finally found my forever shampoo with MONAT’s volume line of hair products. I have naturally pretty thin hair, and I am now on my third bottle and can see such a big difference! It feels so much thicker. My dad uses their shampoo to promote hair growth and is also seeing great results (apparently men and balding is quite a sensitive topic..)

Contact Jen if you have any questions about which line is best for you:

Coola Sunscreen

My favorite spray sunscreen. Safe, clean, and comes in a small travel size and a large size for summer!

Purifying Cleansiing Gel

Purifying Cleansing Gel is small enough to travel and use at home. Cleans skin very well! Available at Eleven Wellness in Dallas.

Squeeze Pod

These are the best bags and easiest for carry-on travel. Very reasonable!

Olio E Osso

This balm has the perfect hint of color and moisture from cheeks to lips!

Hourglass Brush

Hourglass makes the best makeup brushes. I have yet to find one better.  Vegan and PETA approved too!

Hourglass Foundation Stick

So technically this is foundation, but technically I use it as concealer. It is the ultimate camouflage. The fact that it is in a stick form makes it so easy to just keep in my purse.

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask via Instagram

I have heard nothing but praise for this Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask. It is definitely going in the cart! My face can definitely feel jet lagged sometimes… ha!

Charcoal Cleansing Bar

If you workout at all, I highly recommend BeautyCounter’s Charcoal Cleansing Bar. I use it on my body as well as my face (especially the shoulder area). You can type in Christina Dandar as your consultant if you care to purchase!

Dyson red hair dryer

Every time I am forced to use a different hair dryer, I start longing for my Dyson. It now comes in this glamorous limited edition red for Mother’s Day.

Vitner's Daughter

There is a reason everyone says that Vitner’s Daughter is the most amazing serum, because it is. I just can’t give it up!


I recently got a sample of this Neck Firming Cream from my aesthetician and it worked wonders. I remember being told that you may not be able to tell the age of a woman by her face, but the neck gives it all away! I am starting to be moe cautious! Available at Eleven Wellness in Dallas.

Coola Sun Silk Drops SPF 30

Coola Sun Silk Drops SPF 30 is new and amazing for wrinkles. Going in the basket!

Mali Mali

I am completely obsessed with this Mali Mali lotion. I bought it at Eleven Wellness in Dallas where I get amazing facials from Alison. This lotion instantly soaks in the skin and has a really nice smell! If you are in Dallas, head to Eleven Wellness and pick it up!

Heretic Perfume

My perfume by Heretic is not a scent that I love sprayed in the air, but it smells so good on my skin. That is the key to an excellent perfume. All their scents are pricey, but long lasting and made with pure oils.