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Hey everyone! Its been awhile since my last post. I have been enjoying some relaxing beach and family time.

I thought, in the spirit of the new year and of renewal, I would share some of my favorite beauty products with you. I dont have a big routine. Just focus on beautiful skin and shiny hair along with some beauty basics. Do you have any favorites that I might have missed?

1. Josie Maran Argan Oil - This is my favorite all-around product. It is super moisturizing and surprisingly doesn't cause you to break out. I apply every night after washing my face. You can also use the extra oil on your hair, lips or as a cuticle moisturizer. Its a great travel companion too!

2. Sugar Lip Treatment in Plum - This is a ultra-mosturizing balm with a hint of vampy plum. I keep it in my purse because you can either layer it on sheer for work then a little more for happy hour after! As a bonus it has SPF 15.

3. Diptyque Solid Perfume in Do Son - I received this solid scent as a gift this Christmas and I cant stop applying the florally, clean perfume. It came with me to Hawaii and fit in well there. I love that it is comes in an ultra-chic metal black case.

4. Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode - A good hairspray is something that one searches endlessly for.  I always look for something that holds but itsnt sticky or cruchy. This spray combs out easily the next day and provides a very natural-looking style.

5. Dior Show Mascara - When I first tried Dior mascara I scoffed, "designer mascara?" I said. Countless tubes of the mascara later, I am convinced. I always do my lashes even if I am just running errands and this mascara gives me huge, full lashes.

6. Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder - I just recently started wearing bronzer. I guess I was scared of looking like Snooki or an Ooompa loompa. You just cant beat the fresh look of bronzer. It also helps contour the face and highlight your cheekbones. This bronzer is my favorite because of the natural, just-got-back-from-vacation look.

7. Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer - This drugstore find really makes my skin smooth, blotch-free and moisturized during the day. It also comes in SPF 30 or 15.

8. T3 Flatiron - I relax my hair and this flatiron makes my hair so smooth and silky. I also use it as a curling iron to create natural-looking waves.

9. Bumble and Bumble Creme de Coco - Because I straighten my hair so often, I need to make sure it is moisturized and doesn't break off. This deliciously tropical-smelling masque hydrates and makes my hair so shiny. When I go on vacation I bring this to the pool with me and comb through my wet hair to repair the ocean and pool damage.

10. Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Undereye concealer - I have semi-given up the battle with my genetically dark undereye circles but this product helps to diminish them as much as possible. It is waterproof which helps it stay a longer than most other undereye concealers I have tried.

11. Lorac Eyeshaddow Trio in Starlet - I just love this combination of purples. I use the darkest color to create a beautiful smokey-eye and I use the white-silver to highlight the inner eye. The medium purple is perfect for a toned down smokey eye.

12. Kat Von D Autograph Eyeliner - I am still getting the hang of liquid eyeliner but I really love this one. Its color is inky and perfect for a sexy cat eye.

13. Essie in MinimalistLollipop and Smokin' Hot- These three shades are my go-to colors. Minimalist has been discontinued by Essie but I stocked up and it looks like there are still a few sites that carry it. It is a milky pale pink with the very faintest hint of purple, it looks like natural, only better. Lollipop is an orangey-red that is very versatile. Its a good transition color in between seasons. Smokin' Hot is the perfect trendy dark gray. I wear it when I am in the mood for a little something less traditional.