5 Things in My Beauty Bag | 08

Winter storms, snow, bitter winds are making my skin parched and in need of some extra TLC.  I just discovered this amazing 8 essential oils essence to apply all over my face and even my hair.  AHHHH!  I love it!  Having always been a fan of Kiehl’s I am looking forward to trying their new skin renewing cream, I am hoping it drinks my skin in vitality.  I am about to start using this Lash Booster (have you seen my little stubby eyelashes?) taking before picture this weekend and seeing what results I can get in 8 weeks, I will report back and let you know how it goes. This could be a game changer!   I am going to let you in on one of my all time new favorite products, it is this dual blush and illuminator, it is so easy to stroke on my skin and then I rub it in with my fingertips.  It is genius!  Lastly, I have been wanting to try the Supergoop! Forever Young Hand Cream and got news from my Dermatologist that it really does help with sun spots and making our overused digits look forever young, just like its name. That is a must buy in my books!

This month Ridgely Brode finds 5 things in her beauty bag that she is using and wants to use on her blog, Ridgely' Radar.

to buy: 1. Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream   /  2. Supergoop! Forever Young Hand Cream   / 3. Enhancements Lash Boost   /    4. Kaplan MD Hydrating Essence   /   5. Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator   /   6. Truffle Clarity Pouch

 

 

The Perfect Pout

I found the best products to get the Perfect Pout!  My lips get so dry and I have to have something on them at all times.  This lip mask and lip balm are delicious and really work.  I applied the  LIP 20 Mask on my lips, waited three minutes and wiped it off.  It almost didn’t have to be wiped off.  It instantly transformed my chapped, dry lips into softer and smoother lips. I then applied the yummy hydrating balm to seal in the moisture and protect my lips with SPF.  If your lips are in need of a pick me up, give this duo a try.  It is going to be one of my must haves this winter!

Need relief for your chapped lips? Then give this Perfect Pout Lip Dou a try that Ridgely Brode has found and shares on her blog Ridgely's Radar

Need relief for your chapped lips? Then give this Perfect Pout Lip Dou a try that Ridgely Brode has found and shares on her blog Ridgely's Radar

Need relief for your chapped lips? Then give this Perfect Pout Lip Dou a try that Ridgely Brode has found and shares on her blog Ridgely's Radar

to buy: Perfect Pout Lip Mask + Lip Balm Duo

 

 

5 Things in My Beauty Bag | 07

With a deep, deep freeze in New England it means my skin goes into a parched, miserable state. By the end of the day, my face feels tight, itchy and in need of some hydration. I sometimes take some oil or moisturizer and pat it all over my face so I get some relief before I get home and can get off my makeup. I am looking for a thirst quenching, skin softening moisturizer to nourish my sensitive dry face that will keep my skin hydrated all day. There are so many option out there and I am at a loss. I am thinking about this Ultra Moisturizing Balm, but it might be too think to wear under my makeup.  Have any ideas?  I would love some help!

In the mean time, I love this hand lotion (posted here), I keep one in my bag, next to my bed and on my desk. It is thick, but sinks in and feels great.  I am a big fan of these silk pillows (I have a pink one for traveling so I don’t lose my white one in a sea of white Hotel pillows!) and they are the best for both your face and hair. They are one of my must have beauty products!  I just got this hair mask and will let you know how I like it after I give it a go.  Please share your favorite Winter Skin Savers in the Comments!

For her 5 beauty items for Winter, Ridgely Brode like oils and moisturizers for dry, itchy skin and shares her current finds on her blog Ridgely's Radar

to buy: 1. Slip Silk Pillowcase  /  2. Eminence Herbal Recovery Oil  /  3. Kiehl’s Creme de Corps  /  4.Peter Thomas Roth  24K Gold Pure Luxury Age-Defying Hair Mask & Bonnet System  /  5. steph&co Small Printed Cosmetic case  /  6. Hemp Hand Protector

 

 

5 Things in My Beauty Bag | 06

The Holidays are when I like to break out the sparkles!  This month, the 5 things in my beauty bag include my favorite sparkle eye shadow.  I was turned on to it by my niece, it looked so great shimmering on her eye lids, I had to try it!  I also like this creme stick in goldstone – it goes on really easily and you can blend it with your fingertip. Another new find was from my friend Adrienne, she introduced me to this Chanel Lip Color, one side is a lipstick and the other a gloss. It stays on and lasts a long time, which is so much better than losing your lip color right as you start sipping your first cocktail! I like to wear my hair up and think it would be nice to add a little sparkle with one of the hairpins.  I normally wear a nude nail color, buy  am thinking of giving these colors a try even if they only last one night! And lastly, this spray powder for your body and hair is so cool! It reminds me of bottles I saw on my Grandmother’s dressing table and I love how it puffs out, a perfect way to feel glamorous while getting ready and then later showing of a little glimmer on your decolletage. How’s that for fabulous!

 

Each month, Ridgely Brode post 5 things in her beauty bag on her blog, Ridgely's Radar. Things she loves to use and others that she can't wait to try.

 

to buy: 1. JINSOON Nail Polish   /  2. Guerlain Limited Edition Souffle d’Or de Shalimar Perfumed Iridescent Powder for Hair & Body  /  3. Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow   /   4. Tasha Crystal Flower Barrette  /  5. Fernada Hairpin  /  6. Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color  /  7. Cara 4-pack Crystal Bobby Pins  /  8. Tory Burch Metallic Mini Cosmetic Case

I Found the Perfect Nude Nail Color

Remember when I was looking for the perfect nude nail color (see post here)?  Well, I found it!  It is just the right color and the right shade for my hands.  Please meet Tea Time Lakur from LONDONTOWN, a line of vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and 9-free nail care. The line is also infused with Florium Complex, LONDONTOWN ‘s proprietary blend of natural oils and botanical extracts, which when used all together is meant to nourish and strengthen your nails down to the root. I need that after years of biting my nails and destroying my cuticles!  Plus, have you looked at all their colors! Next up, I want to try Cheerio on my nails and one of these fabulous reds on my toes.   I am also using the Nail Hardener and Base Coat to help fortify my nails and stop the cracking and peeling that is a new problem I seem to be having. I am then topping the color with the Gel Genius Top Coat that has kept my nails shiny and like new since I painted them.  It feels good to have found a new brand that will help me maintain my digits and has the perfect nude color I had been looking for!

Ridgely Brode has found the perfect nude nail color and is showing it off on her blog, Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode has found the perfect nude nail color and is showing it off on her blog, Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode has found the perfect nude nail color and is showing it off on her blog, Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode has found the perfect nude nail color and is showing it off on her blog, Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode has found the perfect nude nail color and is showing it off on her blog, Ridgely's Radar.

Ridgely Brode has found the perfect nude nail color and is showing it off on her blog, Ridgely's Radar.

to buy: Nail Colors and Nail Care by LONDONTOWN c/o

 

5 Things in My Beauty Bag | 05

It isn’t even Thanksgiving and everywhere I look, Christmas is in full swing (case in point.. did you see this?). With that in mind, I started looking for all the beauty items to give and receive that could be stocking stuffers, present for your best gal pal or maybe a little re-fresher for your own travel case.  How fabulous is the Deborah Lippmann Come Fly with Me Manicure Set?  Love that! I have always wanted a very nice set of makeup brushes in a case of their own and I have to say the Charlotte Tilbury Magical Mini Brush Set is right on point.  So many fun, useful items that come in their own travel case.  What’s not to love about getting a beauty gift set?

5 Things in My Beauty Bag 04 | Ridgely's Radar

to buy: 1. Bobbi Brown City Collection  /  2. Charlotte Tilbury Magical Mini Brush Set  /  3. Oribe Traveling Essentials Set  /  4. Jo Malone Christmas Cracker Set  /  5. Deborah Lippmann Come Fly with Me Manicure Set