Although, I am a connoisseur of all things beauty, I do have a nice pile of items that I consistently reach for in my daily regimen. So I present to you my personal Ride or Die:
(Let’s start with skin care first)
Blood of Virgins-
Just kidding. There’s not very many of those left…..I kid I kid.
What the fluff can I say more than everyone needs this. What? You say you’re afraid of oils? Yet, you slather coconut oil on everything in your life. We will get into that later. For now rest easy knowing this is a “water loving” oil that literally emulsifies and rinses off. Leaving a fantastic hydrated clean face. It even removes waterproof liner and liquid lippies! It’s my personal favorite to wash my brushes with as well.
Mario Badescu Glycolic Toner-
Your skin is acidic. Your face wash is not. Reset your skin’s PH by swiping this on your mug. Your million dollar serum and face cream will thank you. Plus it helps to gently exfoliate and hydrate your skin. The price point is fantastic as well.
Now onto the good stuff…..makeupz
I’m not even joking about this. I wear these alone or mix these bad boys together and get more compliments on my skin than any other foundation. My husband said “your skin is glowing it looks so healthy..” Winning!!
Where has this been my whole life??? It makes me feel like a rich lady at a fancy spa. Plus it’s all natural. So you can eat it and not feel guilty. Wait. What?
I know. Everyone has opinions on this product. I personally love it. I have consistently bought this the last 4 times I needed mascara. It just works. However you can tell when 18 hrs is up. This shiz flakes off like an old folks home that knows it’s time for bed.
Kat Von D Beauty Shade and Light eyeshadow-
Run. Don’t walk. You need this perfect combinations of Matte shadows. I don’t know how I lived so long without this amazing formula and color selection. Transition shades for days and I have a secret….come closer….I use the larger 3 shadows to brighten and contour up my gothy pale face. Besides that technical stuff, the packaging is absolutely a work of art and so freaking beautiful.
Stila Stay all Day liquid eyeliner–
I know. I should say KVD beauty Tattoo liner but this one by Stila just provides the long lasting pitch black darkness my soul craves. My only complaint is how flimsy the felt tip gets after a million uses. *Side note- KVD has truly budge proof formula but I have to layer it to make it opaque enough. I was sprayed with a keg of nitro cold brew coffee in the face and it didn’t run. Anywhere. True story. Just ask the poor customer who had to witness it.
I bought this because I’m a mega Drew Barrymore fan. I didn’t have much expectations but when I applied this I was blown away. It is velvety and has a lot of pigment! Like a shiny metal statue! I love it and use it probably everyday. Plus you can’t go wrong with that price point. A little fallout but that’s the only negative I can say, which is only a negative on my black attire. That I wear. Everyday.
I just can’t quit this. It’s lightweight and gives fantastic illumination. I always want to look a bit more awake. Like Morticia Addams. I also love how hydrating it feels. Maybe it’s the fancy goji berry complex but I like it. A lot. *Side note- I bought Tarte shape tape in hopes of upgrading my makeup status. Truthfully I feel like it accentuates my fine lines. I use it now to contour but dare not go near my delicate paper thin under eyes.
How abouts some hairs product too?
Manic Panic hair color-
Seriously. It’s vegan and amazing. I love how true the colors are and it’s extremely conditioning. I have yet to find a professional fashion color line that has the range and results.
Drybar Detox dry shampoo and dry conditioner-
Hands down the best dry shampoo I’ve ever used. The scent is very pretty too and helps to absorb odors like campfire or bacon grease. The dry conditioner is amazing to smooth out your ends and refresh. A little goes a long way too and bonus points for not drying the fluff outta my scalp.
Living Proof Timeless pre-shampoo treatment-
It weirded my cosmetology brain to put something on my hair when it’s dry and before it’s washed. However, this shiz works! It protects my fashion color and makes my hair feel awesome. This product is on the higher price point but I drop quite a bit on refreshing my fashion colored hair. Using this has minimized how often I recolor/refresh my ends. I don’t know how I’ve lived without it. Plus those anti aging peptides convince me that my hair will be forever young. As long as I stop bleaching the hell out of it.
So there you have it! My Ride or Die’s. As with anything what may work for me might not work for you. This is what I consistently reach for and feel an empty void in my soul without it. However, life changes and these opinions could change as well if, hold your tongue, the formulas change. God forbid. We all know how companies love to shake shiz up especially when dealing with the FDA. I’ll save that rant for another post!! (I have a lot of opinions if you didn’t notice)
What are your Ride or Die’s? Any that I should throw into my routine? Leave your comments below or post to any of our social media pages!!