Our Favorite Beauty Goodies

Take a look at our tried-and-true miracle creams, potions and lotions.

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Deep Cover Nail System has 3 easy steps for prepping and polishing your nails the healthy way.

$13.50-$15.00 each, available at Deep Cover Systems.

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The product claims to be "the first fabric softener type setting lotion for your hair" and this describes the wonder cream perfectly. Our twist-out was fluffier than ever before and without the frizz. It also smelled like a little slice of heaven!

Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls, $22, available at Miss Jessie's.

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Banish dry skin fast with these uber-moisturizing skin care treats from Shea Moisture. The body wash gives a fresh, clean feel without stripping skin of moisture and the oil is great for hydrating heels, knees and elbows right out of the shower.

$4-$9.99 per item, available at Target.

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The treatment comes in a kit containing 4 individual tubes of a prescription-grade 15% concentrated cream that has wonderfully transformed our skin in just one month. It leaves pores noticeably smaller and helps minimize the scarring left behind by pesky pimples.

$120, available at Sephora.

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This smooth, thick consistency blends perfectly to conceal both under-eye circles and acne related skin imperfections. With the dab of your middle finger or a concealer brush, blemishes are concealed and the face is brightened with a creaseless finish that lasts hours.Benefit Cosmetics Boing Concealer, $20, available at Ulta.

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This candle is a sultry mix of traditional notes like Douglas Fir—without smelling like a Christmas tree— Ebony Wood and Black Currant. It’s anything but ordinary but it also doesn’t overwhelm you when you walk into a room.

Archipelago’s Black Forest Candles can be found at archipelago-usa.com. A single candle sells for $29 and a four votive set for $50.

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Jouer Cosmetics' Luminizing Body Glow is a lightweight and sheer body enhancer that offers a subtle golden touch to the skin. Best of all, the oil-free formula with SPF 20 moisturizes and soothes the skin, too, without feeling sticky.

Jouer Cosmetics Luminizing Body Glow, $36, available at Jouer Cosmetics.

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The foam wash is gentle and lightweight, and all you’ll need is about 1 pump for your entire face. What I love about the moisturizer is that it also contains SPF 30 to provide your skin with UV protection and absorbs quickly, without leaving behind a sticky feel.

Cetaphil DermaControl Foam Wash ($11), and the Moisturizer ($16) can be found right at your local drugstore.

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The Per-fekt Brow Perfection Gel helps to condition, shape, and contour all in one stroke. Triple threat! With 4 shades, Espresso (dark brown/black), Caramel (medium blonde/brown), Champagne (light/ medium blonde), or Nude, there is something for everybody.

Per-fekt Brow Perfection Gel is available at Sephora for $22.

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Reap the built-in benefits of blueberries to protect your hair from the elements.  Antioxidants, clover flower and sunflower, which is full of fatty acids to restore shine and protect against breakage, all help to make this conditioning gem a miracle-worker.

$7.99, available at Target.

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These droplets are a pick-me-up for tired, lifeless skin. Arctic cloudberry seed oil strengthens and protects the skin from external and internal stress factors while Vitamin C together with lingonberry seed oil provides long-lasting protection and brightens.

$21.99, available at Ulta.

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Treat your hair to the TLC it deserves with this life changing moisturizing deep treatment conditioner!  Formulated with aloe, herbs, and healing butters and oils, it rejuvenates and restores natural hair like none other.

$20, available at CurlMart.

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We've been using these ever since we can remember and they're still one of our favorite skincare treats, hands-down. Use once a week to remove dirt than can cause clogged pores.

$9.49, available at Walgreens.

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This rich formula delivers intense color that stays put all day. Best of all, it goes on liquid but dries matte to make a bold statement that doesn't dry out your lips.

$22, available at Sephora.

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This mask reduces blemishes by treating the skin with white willow bark and red sandalwood, an agent that absorbs excess oils and calms irritated skin.

$35, available at Juara Skincare.

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This lightweight, gentle formula includes zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to help defend against long-term sun damage and also provides effective moisturization.

$9.49, available at soap.com.

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This powerful pair contains natural plant extracts, vitamins and antioxidants, to leave skin feeling soft, revitalized and refreshed.

$28-32, available at NEST Fragrances.

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Create the perfect updo with this miracle-working stretch clip that holds hair securely in place. It’s so easy to use and comes in small, medium and large sizes.

$11.99 for the set, available at Target.

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For a midday surge of moisture, you’ll definitely want to keep this nutrient-rich hand cream in your purse. It’s fortified with shea butter and orange oil for soft, silky hands.

$8.79, available at Vitamin Shoppe.

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Before going to bed, lather on this hydrating foot cream to soothe dry feet. Your heels will thank you by the morning.

$4.55, available at drugstore.com

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This glowing lipstick contains light-emitting pigments that create luminous, color-intense lips.

$25, available at Estee Lauder.


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