Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Beauty Breakdown

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With all the traveling I have been doing this year I have been forced to only pack my favorite items. This is always a challenge for me because I have sooo many favorites. However, these are some of the items that I catch myself using a lot during the week.

I am a chapstick girl and have to have it EVERYWHERE I go. When it comes to make up I typically wear some light spray foundation (Dior AirFlash #202), concealer (Laura Mercier #3), bronzer or powder, a little blush (Nars Desire), some cream eyeliner, eyebrow gel or filler, mascara and lipstick (Sephora Glamour Lip Attitude). 

When I do my hair straight I like to have a little texture and volume. I use surf spray obsessively (Bumble & Bumble), dry shampoo (Rene Furterer), a little Moroccan oil for shine (Moroccan Oil), and volumizing spray at the roots (Aveda

For my face and body I have a lot, but a creamy body lotion is a must (Avene), lot's of self tanner (Dermaquest), and layers of SPF (Glytone).

 My hands are always cracked and dry before bed (I am our dishwasher) and this one keep my hands soft and smelling sweet (Dr. Hunters via Anthropologie).

49 comments:

KcomeKarolina said...

great great great post!!!
looooooooooooove this hand cream!!!

xoxo from rome
K.
http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

Roxan said...

Thanks for the self tanner shout out Tay! It smells amazing and never streaks. DermaQuest is the best skincare line out there! xoxo

Katie said...

Great products! I've wanted to try that surf spray for so long now!

Marloes. said...

I like this post so much!
loves,
thestylesandwich.blogspot.com

More than Mode said...

I loove the Avene powder, I always use it!! Now I have the darkest one, but in winter I use the same of the picture!!
xoxo

ediot said...

hi darling. nice post- thanks for sharing! im addicted to dry shampoo too- and baby powder- ;)
hope youre having a wonderful week

xx

libys11 said...

love how it's a mix of both drugstore and high end brands. :D

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lilmissshortee said...

Love this post (:
I was thinking of doing one like this, but didn't. Maybe I will :D
Primer is like, my saviour!

Kinsey Michaels said...

Thanks for sharing your favorites Taylor! I have always been itching to try Moroccan oil, and that surf spray looks like a lot of fun, I'll have to check that out. Are you going to be in NYC during fashion week? I wish I could go!

purelovefashion said...

Always good to have some extra beauty tips/recommended products; I've been after a good surfspray!

www.purelovefashionn.blogspot.com x

purelovefashion said...

Always good to have some extra beauty tips/recommended products; I've been after a good surfspray!

www.purelovefashionn.blogspot.com x

Sist and Sist said...

i love moroccan oil! i have the cream kind for curls. SO DIVINE!

http://twolittlesists.blogspot.com

xo

Closet Fashionista said...

All I have is chapstick and mascara...haha...I'm so lazy , I need to start learning now XD
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such a great post! I bet you will love the GIVEAWAY Im hosting today:)

Check it out:)
Kisses,sweetie

Purses Pastries Etc... said...

I too am addicted to chapstick, lipgloss, you name it -- especially anything that tastes yummy! -- and hand lotion. Can't go anywhere without them! :)

Becca said...

Moroccan Oil has changed my life!

Becca

Taylor Sterling said...

Yes, ladies this surf spray is the best! I have been using it for years and it gives me great texture and waves.

the chirpy bird said...

I just adore you! Great selection too!
xo tash

Taylor Sterling said...

Oh wow thank you Tash! I am blushing. he he

Amber's Notebook said...

Thank you for sharing!! You always look gorgeous so this inspires me, my beauty routine is null, I really need to pick it up in that department!

Mary said...

Love this post! Thanks :)

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I just bought that mascara bc I had a coupon...how do you like? I haven't used yet.

Archives said...

i LOOOOOVE surf spray!!!

Belle de Couture said...

Great stuff! I really need to try that Moroccan oil and the bumble and bumble surf spray!

xx
Jen

http://belledecouture.blogspot.com

Gorgeous Clara said...

I´m terrible with products, I basically use nothing at all...

Taylor Sterling said...

Jaime, I actually really love the mascara! The wand is flexible and gives me more fullness.

FASHION SNAG said...

I want to try that hand lotion! x

www.FashionSnag.com

Michelle Elaine said...

ive been hunting for a new foundation with a matte finish - heard laura mercier's great, but i need help picking the right color.

ooo i might have to go try all of those hair products. especially the oil and volumizing spray!

KeepItFvncy,
M.E.

Taylor Sterling said...

Michelle,

I love #3 from laura mercier. I also love the surf spray and the dry shampoo. However, I just started using Ojon and I love all there hair products!

Krameymartin said...

I always love finding out what people keep in the makeup bag!:) Great post.

Marinka said...

I love maroccan oil it has helped me so much with my curly hair

Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen said...

Love all these products. Moroccan oil has changed my hair. If it's every messy and don't feel like brushing it, I always just a rub a bit in and it looks like new!

Helena from BrooklynBlonde said...

Love this post since I'm always curious what others are using in their beauty routine. I've never used foundation primer and have been wanting to. Do you feel that it makes a difference? Also, thank you for putting the questions that people are asking you on FB. I love reading it! So informative.

Catarina said...

Great post! I also use the falsies mascara but by Mabelline I prefer the great lash.
x

Sarah Klassen said...

Great post! I love learning how other people find products and what their favorites are -- a personal recommendation is always the best! I will have to try a few of these :)

Hope you're having a fantastic week,

xoxo

Stephanie said...

I have the same bodylotion & I love it! :] Great post!

http://www.style1509.blogspot.com
Live.Laugh.Love.

Natalya's Closet said...

Great items! Thanks for the post! XOXO, Natalya

Lynzy said...

I fell in love with Nars blush about a year ago, nothing like it! I have been looking for a good dry shampoo, thanks for a recommendation :)


xo Lynzy
http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

I love love love Rene Furterer dry shampoo. When Sephora stopped carrying it I was pissed!!

http://www.glamlatte.com

the style crusader said...

love seeing people's top beauty picks. it's always so much better to get first had advice that something works well. i wouldn't have thought that being a california girl you'd need fake tanner though! xx

Taylor Sterling said...

Style Crusader-

Even though I am in Cali -I avoid getting too much sun these days. I need my skin to stay healthy. :)

Emily and Abigail said...

lusting so many of these items, esp. the cream eye liner!!

www.lovelywanderlust.com

la petite fashionista said...

I need to invest in some surf spray! that's my favorite look for my hair-- im soo low maintenance, i dont even like blow drying!

DiamondsandTulle said...

Love this post! I've been thinking of doing some beauty posts too! I LOVE Morroccanoil and B&B Surf Spray. And doesn't Nars make the best blush? I'd love to try that spray foundation too!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

FashionJazz said...

Fab post hun! Hope you have been well! : ) xx

Kookie B. said...

i wish i can be as strict with my beauty regimen as you. i need to take care of my skin better.

boohoo! i can't comment on some of your outfit posts. there's no hyperlink to Comments everytime i click on the Comments section.

:(

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GirlD said...

Thank you for the post. Great products! I was wondering which lipstick you use from the Sephora Lip Attitude Glamour collection.

The BB said...

I adore Dior's Airflash spray foundation. It goes on so smooth and looks like you're wearing no makeup at all.
I like Furterer dry shampoo, but I definitely gravitate towards Klorane. Have you tried theirs?

ShabbyChic1991 said...

I used to use the Dior Air flash and i can't remember why i stopped using it. I think i will give it another try. Out of all the foundations you have tried would you say this is your favourite? :) I'm looking for a good foundation.

Love your blog.

Lucy. xxx

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