The Stone File: 01/27/15


beauty must-haves

Happy Tuesday!

I don't know about you, but I'm one of those girls that don't use the same product for too long. While I have used a lot of beauty products that I love, I can't help but want to try everything new that comes out and since that seems to happen daily, I'm constantly changing my mind about what my "favorite" products are. 

Lately, I have become utterly and completely obsessed with a few products -- from skincare to makeup -- that have become staples in my beauty routine and that I will never, EVER be without. When you love something so much, you want to tell everyone about it so I felt compelled to compile a list of my new friends that will, without a doubt, become old ones.


The Charcoal Konjac Cleansing Sponge -- my newest obsession and my most prized beauty tool! This little gem was in my stocking last Christmas and I have used it everyday (sometimes twice) since. How this little sponge can magically perfect your pores is beyond me, but it's incredible. It's suitable for even the most sensitive skin while balancing the skins pH, stimulating blood flow and promoting cell growth. Oh, and it's $10. Find yours here.
I use my Clarisonic AND the Charcoal Sponge every single day, but I only use my cleanser with my Clarisonic (here). Clinician's Complex Foaming Gel Cleanser (here) and Facial Toner (here) are great for anyone, particularly if you suffer from the occasional break-out from time to time. The cleanser is very gentle, but contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids which help to exfoliate the skin while the Facial Toner contains Glycolic Acid for gentle exfoliation and Hyaluronic Acid to restore moisture and youthfulness. 
Okay, if you are looking for a new foundation you HAVE to try the Jane Iredale BB Cream (here). I always always go back to this because it gives you a beautiful glowy, dewy finish with full-coverage that is still light AND it contains a 25 SPF.  I can't rave about this product enough -- you just have to try it to see how amazing it is for yourself! I wear the shade "bb5" and I have been told that it's the most popular shade, so keep that in mind if you decide to order this little miracle.
If you are a person with eyebrows you need the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade (here). I never thought my eyebrows looked that bad until I started using this creamy brow correcter and saw how good my brows could look. There's also a wide variety of colors -- 11 shades! -- to choose from so you will be sure to find the perfect one for you! 
Now to my favorite type of product -- lipstick! I'm a bright lipstick girl through and through because it's so much fun to play around with and can completely change your look. Stila "Beso" (here) is the most perfect red for ALL skintones -- it looks absolutley beautiful on everyone and when it says "stay all day liquid lipstick," it stays ALL DAY...and all night...and most of the next day. If you're looking for a lip color that stays put no matter what, this is for you. Speaking of lip colors that don't move, the Too Faced Melted Long Wear Lipsticks (here) are to. die. for. First of all, they come in the most darling, flirtatious shades that go on super velvety smooth with the staying power of a stain. My favorite shades so far are "Melted Coral", "Melted Frosting", and "Melted Candy". If you're a classic gal, you'll LOVE "MAC Red" (here) from MAC Cosmetics.