My Ride or Die Beauty Products

Below you will find seven (I just like the number 7) of my must have beauty products (all linked and available at Ulta). From skincare to makeup, and even some hair stuff - these are my ride or dies. I hope that introducing you to some of my beauty besties, can open the door for you to find some love with them as well. We all need to incorporate more of those A1 since day one products, ya feel?

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  1. The Ordinary. 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

When I say that a majority of my products are from The Ordinary. I say that with 100% honesty. In fact, this will not be the only product you find from them on this list. This product has truly changed my face for the better! I have only recently included it in my routine, and I can't even imagine my face prior, seriously. I use it as my serum step after toner at least 3-4 times a week. It has helped with aging spots, as well as returned moisture back into my skin. I like to also note that it is vegan & cruelty free. It does not contain alcohol, gluten, nuts, silicone, parabens, or sulfates. More simply put, you can feel at ease putting this on your skin. It is currently retailed on the site for only $9.80 USD which is a total steal for a product like this. I feel it has stepped up my skincare game, and I hope it can for you as well. https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e2zp3bdb3vx

 

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2. Gucci - Bloom Perfume

Though I do not have anymore of this at the moment because it comes with one heck of a price tag. I am telling you, if you like fresh floral scents, and they mix well with your body chemistry - this is SIGNATURE scent material. I haven't been able to find anything else remotely close to this. Though I mostly stick to VS body sprays 99% of the time (my daily grab), this is one I would say to bring out for date nights, special occasions, etc. If you adore smelling like spring 24/7 and your wallet can take it, this is your new bff. It does come with a price tag of $135 USD for the 3.3 oz bottle at Ulta. However, the retail price for the 1.0 oz ($76.00 USD) can often be found on sale in the daily deals they do for fragrances. It is definitely one to look out for, and worth every penny. https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e24zpndb3vx

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3. Juvia's Place - Serafina Blush

Let me just tell you about this blush real quick, OMG she is a freaking knockout. Juvia's Place is one of my favorite brands ever. It is Black Women-Owned and slaying every makeup game possible. I have never once been let down by any of their products, and in fact my favorite eye shadow palette I own is theirs as well. This blush is a gorgeous spring/summer tangerine meets coral shade, with a beautiful creamy texture and vibrant pigment. A little goes a longggggg way with this, I only need to dip my brush once for both cheeks to get the color payoff I am looking for. I honestly can't wait to bring this back out into my looks this coming season, I have missed it so. It retails normally for $8.00 USD but is currently on sale for $4.80 USD! Which is insane! https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e243pmdb3vx

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4. Mario Badescu - Silver Powder

Blackheads? We don't know them. If you have problems areas like I do, specifically nose/chin/t-zone, I would 100% recommend giving this product a try. However, please note that you need to follow the directions EXACTLY or things will get a bit messy. And even when you do, it still should be applied over a sink. You will have some fallout regardless, but it's so worth it. I do advise only using this on specific problem areas, never your whole face. But if you have stubborn black heads in your nose that just won't go away, I promise this stuff will kick them out faster than a cheating ex. I keep this baddie on deck for some bi-weekly self care time. It retails for $12.00 USD and available now: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e2445ydb3vx

 

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5. Redken - Curvaceous Ringlet

I am having a bit of a beauty meltdown recently, as I am also out of this cutie. For anyone that has a natural curl that has been destroyed or lost over time from heat, color, products, natural elements, etc. - you know finding a good curl product that works for you is hard to come by. I pretty much stick to the same three (OUAI Curl Cream & as weird as it is - Johnson's Curl Defining Leave-In Conditioner for Kids) and this! This not only gives my hair the moisture it needs, but it has been helping redevelop the natural curls that have been missing. I only put a nickel size amount into wet hair, let it air dry, and I am good to go. If you haven't given this one a shot yet, I vouch for this product through and through. It retails for $21.00 USD. https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e246hbdb3vx

 

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6. The Ordinary. - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

And we are back with The Ordinary. for a non-greasy hydration option that I have routinely incorporated after oil or serum a couple times a week. I alternate this with another moisturizer option on days without makeup. I also use this prior to applying makeup as a replacement primer, which has been a staple since the day I discovered it. The way my skin feels now verses a couple months ago, is night and day difference. And I know I owe a part of that, to this brand & product right here. I no longer get dry patches around my nose like I used to and my skin is FINALLY starting to feel like one texture again. Maybe this is the fountain of youth? I don't know, but I am going to keep using it until I find out. It retails for $7.70 USD. https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e247h6db3vx

 

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7. Holika Holika - Holi Pop Jelly Tint

I don't know about you, but I am jumping on the band wagon of K-beauty, and full out already in a committed relationship with some of it. I am obsessed that Ulta has started featuring this brand, so I am able to share it with all of you that much easier. I have the WORST time with lip products, seriously it doesn't matter what I do - I smear it, wipe it, something always seems to happen. But it doesn't stop me, because you know, I loveeee a bold lip. Now that I have found this tint in Cherry, Cherry, I am in love. Though this product must be carefully applied, as it is quite liquid-y, once its on...it's on for the long haul. Eating, drinking, mask wearing, you name it, this is your new boo. And it retails for only $7.00 USD. https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e248g4db3vx

 

Alright babes, thats it for now. I hope that some of my must haves, will now become additions to your own ride or die products. Stay tuned for more must-haves, style guides, and product reviews on this category of my blog. If you want me to review or cover anything specific, as always, comment below so I can add it to the list. Have an amazing rest of your week.

XO - Court