7 Beauty Must-Haves + GIVEAWAY!

Hey! Today I’m talking makeup and skin care must-haves. Keep reading for an AWESOME giveaway!

1: L’Oreal Paris Magic Smooth Souffle Blush is my favorite because its so much more natural looking than powder blush. It feels so smooth and its super easy to apply.

2: I don’t go anywhere without curling my eyelashes and putting on mascara. I got mine (shown above) from Sephora, but this Professional Eyelash Curler is similar. I was SHOCKED when my friends in high school didn’t curl their eyelashes with heat — as in, they don’t warm the curler with the hair dryer before they use it…what?! Do any of you skip the heat?! This is news to me!!!

3: Maybelline New York The Falsies Mascara: I’m not too picky when it comes to mascara – I’ll use anything! I will say though that I’ve been really impressed with Maybelline’s mascaras. I think I’m going to use them for a while!

4: Neutrogena Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Fight and Fade Gel is a LIFESAVER. I repeat: LIFE. SAVER. If you are considering getting anything from this list, get this. Whenever I feel a bump on my face coming up, or if I wake up in the morning with a pimple, I put a little bit of this on the spot and its gone in a couple of days. It’s MAGIC!

5: Whether its Moisture Surge Intense or Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief , Clinique is my go-to for moisturizer. I put this on before I go to sleep, when I wake up in the morning, and after I take a shower.

6: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy is exactly what it says: lip therapy. Its a really thick moisturizing sorta lip balmy thing (super good at describing this, huh?) and I put it on before I go to bed each night, when I wake up in the morning, and after I shower. If you haven’t guessed already, I’m a big fan of moisturizer. I have really bad eczema and since I also have some on my mouth, chapstick won’t make it go away – its just a temporary fix. So I have to use prescription medication when it gets really cold outside, but for my mouth, this lip therapy works just fine.

7: Finally, something I definitely should’ve added to my Outdoor/Road Trip Must-Haves post: Evian Face Spray. “Evian® Natural Mineral Water’s journey starts as rain and snow high atop the French Alps after which it filters for over 15 years through glacial rock and sand to a deep underground catchment just outside the town of Evian-Les-Bains, France. The water contained in the spray is tested 300 times per day to insure quality and the consistent unique mineral content guaranteed to be the same year after year canister to canister. No other water has the same mineral content. ”

Yeah, I know. Its awesome.

Speaking of awesome, its GIVEAWAY TIME!

Giveaway Details

The Wilkes Group is giving away a Longchamp “Le Pliage” backpack filled with one 10 oz., one 5 oz., and a trio of travel-size evian® sprays – that’s over $175 worth of awesome stuff! Plus, three runner-ups will receive a Longchamp pochette toiletries case that’s filled with a trio of travel size evian sprays (over $70.00 total value).

Click here to enter!

…and tell me: what are some of your beauty must-haves?

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  • The L’oreal blush looks heavenly. Ah! I love Evian’s water. I always take it with me when flying.
    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

    • Savannah Ward

      The blush is so nice! I definitely recommend it next time you’re looking for new makeup :]

  • Miss ALK

    I always love hearing what other bloggers’ favorite beauty products are!! So fun to learn everyones’ favorites! 🙂

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks for commenting! I love it too! :]

  • I have heard good things about Evian spray and want to try it.
    I also am a big fan of Clinique products.
    xoxo, Jenny || http://www.breakfastatlillys.com

    • Savannah Ward

      I can’t say enough about how cool Evian spray is. Thanks for commenting!

  • I pretty much never curl my eyelashes even though I know it’s probably a great beauty step…I just don’t really notice the difference. Maybe if I heated the eyelash curler first it would work better…thanks for the tip! (:

    • Savannah Ward

      Hope you like how it goes when you try it!! :]

  • sami moore

    I LOVE MY EYELASH CURLER! I only started using one this summer and I can’t believe the difference I notice in my eyelashes. Even if I don’t get to do a full face of makeup, I always look more awake and ready for the day with my eyelashes curled.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    XO,
    Sami from Sparkle and Shine

    • Savannah Ward

      I KNOW! Its amazing. I feel so much better if I at least have mascara on.

  • I really want to try First Aid Beauty! I’ve heard so many good things about them!

    Lauren | The
    Arizona Prepster

    • Savannah Ward

      Such a great brand! You should definitely try it! :]

  • Courtney Dunsmore

    Yes! Ahhh, the Falsies is my favorite mascara! i’ve used it religiously since it was out, and though I layer with other mascaras, the Falsies waterproof forever remains my top coat. i’ve sobbed and got poured on in that mascara, it DOES NOT BUDGE!

    Courtney//As We Stumble Along

    • Savannah Ward

      Waterproof mascara sorta freaks me out but it definitely comes in handy. Thanks for commenting! :]

  • nicole simonetti

    I swear by Falsies…it’s the only mascara I use! Great recommendations, gf. x Nicole | http://www.changeanddress.com

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks so much Nicole! :]

  • I love the Evian and the Falsies! I am obsessed with that stuff! Entering the giveaway now!!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

    • Savannah Ward

      So glad you entered!! Good luck!! :]

  • I hadn’t heard of heating the eyelash curler before curling until about 1.5 years ago- what a game changer! My eyelashes are long, but straight, so that makes a huge difference for me. I also just recently discovered spray water through my Birchbox. It’s awesome, I’ll have to try out the Evian for sure!

    • Savannah Ward

      I want to try out Birchbox so badly! I’ll definitely have to check it out.

  • I never curl my eyelashes, and my friends find it weird! I just have a natural curl so I don’t really have to worry about it! I’ve always wanted to try one of those blushes! I’m happy to hear something positive about them!

    with southern grace,

    lindsey

    http://www.withsoutherngrace.blogspot.com

    • Savannah Ward

      The blushes are amazing! And they don’t feel so cakey on your cheeks like powder blushes do. Thanks for commenting!

  • What a great giveaway! I want to start using an eyelash curler. I also love reading people’s makeup essentials.

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks so much! I totally recommend the curler, can’t wait for you to see the difference! :]

  • It sounds like the Rapid Clear is something I need in my life!

    • Savannah Ward

      It’s something EVERYBODY needs – its amazing. 10000% recommend.

  • I might just need to check out the rapid clear gel – I’m constantly needing spot treatment! I’ve got an eyelash curler but I hardly ever use it, although I have to say heating it up before use makes a HUGE difference! Problem is I usually hate pulling my hairdryer out hahah. Thanks for offering such a great giveaway!

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