Recommended Must Try Beauty and Lifestyle Products

Recommended Must Try Beauty and Lifestyle Products

I finally had time to sit and pick out all the products that I still continue to use regardless of partnership. What this means is, even though I have become aware of these products due to partnerships or collaborations, I still use them till this day!

I’m happy to share with you a few products that you should try. Each has their pros and cons. Let’s begin!

Avya Skincare

When I first partnered with Avya, they were fairly new to the beauty industry! I wanted to try this SPF because I had never really tried luxury style moisturizers outside of Clinique or others at the mall. I fell in love pretty quickly!

Pro: goes on light, does not feel “cakey”, protects your skin, doesn’t cause breakouts, last a long time before it goes empty
Con: expensive

Avya Skincare Vanessa In Dallas

These days I don’t have a problem investing in products that will last long and are genuinely GOOD quality products when I’m able. Check out Avya Skincare and see the reviews!


I was sent a sample size of Oxygenetix to test. What I loved about it is it’s ability to fight acne. I use this as a foundation for when I don’t want to wear too much but still need to go places!

Pros: fights acne, coverage depends on the amount applied
Cons: may cause a td bit of dry skin due to the fighting acne ingredients

If you suffer from acne, this product might be for you! It’s worth trying and seeing if it’s for you!

Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick

I am very much into matte lipsticks. That type of lipstick takes up most of my makeup, more than any other in my makeup bag. Which is why I was surprised when I applied Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick . It is smooth, a bit glossy and feel like a moisturizer for lips as well as a lipstick. I love the double combo feel and would definitely check these out if you want to change things up sometimes!

Neutrogena Moisutre Smooth Color Stick. Vanessa in Dallas

Pros: goes on smooth, acts as a moisturizer and lipstick
Cons: very few times I felt it clump just a bit, nothing too serious lol

Smile Brilliant cariPRO™ Electric Toothbrush

Vanessa in Dallas. Smile Brilliant Cari Pro Electric Toothbrush

This has been the only whitening system that has really worked for me! I partnered with Smile Brilliant when I first started blogging. They sent me trays to whiten my teeth and wow I could see the results! My teeth weren’t blindly white, but white enough to make me want to smile more! I am happy to have partnered with them again to feature their cariPRO Electric Toothbrush. I have had electric toothbrushes before but not like this one!

Pros: cleans teeth very well, reaches the harder to reach area, allows you to pick which speed is best for your teeth and gums. Battery life is amazing!
Cons: Toothbrush heads need to be switch out after a few months (this may be normal for all toothbrushes though!).

There are obviously more pros than cons so try this electric toothbrush next time you are on the hunt!

STILLA Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow

Simply put, if you want to be a little extra around the eyes, the the STILLA Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow will do the trick!

Pros: looks lovely around the eyes! Adds that oompf sometimes we need for special occasions
Cons: only a tad goes a long way so don’t add too much!

Love Saranghae 5 Step Skincare Regime

Hands down one of the best (if not thee best) skincare regime and products I’ve ever tried! I used to wake up with oily skin as times, and Love Saranghe 5 Step Skincare Regime completely eliminated that for me! My mom tried it and was so surprised! I had heard so many good things about Korean based skincare and this did not disappoint.

Pros: does it’s job! skin feels hydrated, helps with scaring, keeps skin more youthful and balanced. Products last long.
Cons: can be pricey $135-$169 for all products


Where has this been all my life!? Because I have light rosacea , Makeup Forever’s Step 1 Primer works well in balancing my skin color before applying my make up. It’s also great to use when I don’t want to put on make up but need be out to run errands. It applies on light green but blends in with your skin color. Such a brilliant and one of their best selling products!

Pros: balances your skin color
Con: I’m not even sure if there’s a con lol

I covered these products and more on my latest YouTube video: 2018 Blogger Product Reviews. Why 2018? Because most of these products I partnered with the brand in 2018 and still continue to use!

What products should I consider trying this year? Leave your comment below!

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