March 13, 2014

Beauty Picks - The Face

While neither of these items would have been on my top 10 beauty list a year ago, these two have managed to become staples. I used to think that oil would make my skin greasy, and tinted moisturizer would make my skin look like I'm wearing foundation.

Neither assumptions are true. Below are my top two beauty picks for the face:

Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil: This facial oil protects against free radicals and aging, while leaving my skin softer after every use. It's light enough to use under a daily moisturizer, (especially on cold days) or more heavily at night. It has fatty and omega 3 acids, wakame (Japanese sea kelp) and camellia oil. I love that it is made without parabens, sulfates or phthalates. It's a bit pricey, ($55) but ask for a sample if you want to test it out.

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer: I have no clue how to match my skin tone, nor do I know how to apply anything with a brush or those weird little beauty spatulas. I also don't like the feeling of looking like I have something "covering" up my skin. This tinted moisturizer leaves my skin looking like my skin, only better. It gives me a fresh base to apply makeup, with an almost even sheen. Also, a pricey choice, ($49) but I've had mine for a few months and a little goes a long way. It also is made without parabens, sulfates or phthalates, and has SPF 30. My shade, if interested is: Alaska.

*note: these beauty products were not sent to me, but I personally feel strongly about them to review them. Enjoy! 


  1. Love it - thanks Amanda. I normally use Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer but will consider NARS next time :) xx

  2. This is great! You should try Eminence products too!