Cariann Bradley
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Notes

Five Things

I'm currently a PR intern. While talking about how to get our company's blog up and running again, one of my coworkers suggested we do a "five things" series. Basically someone names five places they love in Nashville or five things in their home, etc. 

I like that idea! I decided to do that here with some beauty products (I've similarly done this on my Twitter). Read on to find five beauty products I'm loving and see photos of them on a white piece of paper draped over my couch. Not pictured: my cat trying to fuck up the paper.

 

Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint, $36

I have this in the color "Very Nice" which is a rusty pink. I love pink blushes that lean more toward the tan side of the spectrum. They give my face a lot of definition without having to use bronzer. I like the packaging of this too - it has some weight to it and looks elegant. It uses 100% natural and nontoxic ingredients, and smells like candy. A win/win.

 

Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment, $18

I cannot sing this product's praises enough. I've been on two rounds of accutane and put my skin through hell and beyond; therefore, redness has been a consistent issue for me, even though I now consider my skin problems manageable. I have not used foundation since I began using this product in November. It's seldom that I have to use concealer either. The Cicapair Treatment promises to soothe skin damage caused by dryness, irritation, and inflammation. On top of that, it has SPF 30. I mix it in with my daily moisturizer and feel so confident going makeup-free.

 

Tom Ford Lip Slick, $54

This is a completely unnecessary product. I love it. It's fun and that's enough reason for me to buy beauty products sometimes! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It's a nostalgic product. Supposedly Tom Ford purposefully modeled it after the 90's roll-on lip glosses (think: Lip Smackers, probably a sickly sweet scent) but with a more elevated execution. The packaging is classy (hello, it's Tom Ford), the product is straightforward, and it reminds me of my childhood. I use this as a daily gloss, and will apply to my eyes if I'm wanting a dewy lid

 

Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother, $23

To be frank, I literally had no idea what this product was when I bought it and still didn't know what it was until I just looked up a description to better write about it here. I'll put the online blurb here: "A game-changing formula that acts like a smart filter reducing the appearance of pores and absorbing oil, leaving skin with a fresh, smooth, matte look." It does exactly that. I tested it on the back of my hand in Sephora one day and threw it in my basket without a second thought. My favorite thing is it can be used over and under makeup. I use it as an alternative to powder; I find that powder isn't a long-term solution for my oil and it feels gross.

 

Trish McEvoy Liquid Face Color, $35

I found this through @gelcream, the queen of hands and beauty and the combination of the two. She said she liked it because of how natural it is, and she wasn't kidding! It's a twist-up click pen of pure and natural flush. I was hesitant that there's only one shade and said shade appears bubblegum pink and sparkly; however, this is a nearly invisible, organic wash of color. I hear a lot, 'if you were only going to put on one product for the day, which is the one you can't live without?' Mine is blush and this is the one I've been reaching for lately. 

 

Until next time... read Into the Gloss because they do this much better than I do. Here is my favorite top shelf!

 

 

Sincerely, all my best,

Cariann

Cariann Bradley