May Beauty Favorites

Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails Products
From left to right, top to bottom: Dew Serum | Illuminator | Sleeping Mask | Eye Cream | Beauty Oil | Shampoo | Nail Polish | Body Scrub

Hyaluronic Dew Serum from Body Merry. Body Merry is a Florida-based skincare company that makes cruelty-free skincare products that are Leaping Bunny Certified and use only wholesome ingredients. This serum hydrates your skin as it works to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, hyper-pigmentation, sun damage and uneven skin tone. It’s a gentle formula of aloe, MSM, jojoba oil, green tea and vitamin C and has not left me the least bit oily nor have I had any side effects. It really does make my skin feel great and bonus – it’s not expensive so you can buy the whole line!

NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator in sunbeam. This highlighter is great for strobing and at 7.50 is a great alternative to Benefit’s Watt’s Up. The tint is a little pinker and it isn’t as thick (aka doesn’t stay put as well) as the Watt’s Up stick but a great product for the price!

Ok so here’s the deal. I don’t really know if these sleeping masks from Sephora do anything dramatic to my skin but I know that I LOVE wearing them in the bath feeling all pampered, love the way they make my face feel the next morning and love that they are only $4. I basically hoard them is what I’m telling you and there is no better feeling than pouring a glass of prosecco, running a hot bubble bath and saying “why yes I do think I need a little anti-aging and smoothing… let me bust out one of my wonder masks.” Thank me later once you try them.

Age Defense Eye Cream from Body Merry. This is a daily eye cream for wrinkles, bags & dark circles and it smells AMAZING. There are over 70 ingredients in this magic potion that increase blood flow and helps lower stress, smooth wrinkles, smile lines, crow’s feet, bags and puffiness. It’s light enough that you can use it daily both morning and night. I’ve been using it for over 6 weeks and I’m hooked!

Kopari Coconut Sheer Oil is a beauty oil that works wonders for your hair, face, cuticles, etc. It’s extremely lightweight and can be used for moisturizing your face, removing makeup, repairing split ends, etc. I love it’s natural properties (No silicones. No sulfates. No parabens. No GMOs) and I’m a full believer in coconut oil as a wonder worker.

The makers of Shea Moisture’s Superfruit Complex 10 in 1 Renewal Shampoo had me at “our grandma started making this stuff in Africa in 1912.” What kept me using it was all the benefits of this antioxidant rich shampoo. It provides “Sulfate-free cleansing, anti-aging benefits, color protection, hydration, nourishment, rejuvenation, anti-stress, manageability and softness without build up”. This product nourishes your hair with Marula Oil plus it has BIOTIN!!! People often comment on my hair and how it looks healthy or full or thick and how I can grow it so long. (I’m not tooting my own horn here just telling you the facts). I think this is probably 40% genetics and 60% the biotin I’ve been pumping in my system since age 18. I have a lot of hair but it’s on the finer side and biotin helps keep it long and strong.

If you follow me on snapchat (username: southstyleguide) you saw me buy The Match nail polish in San Francisco a couple of weeks back. I love it!! 4 tiny polishes designed to coordinate with your skin tone and for only $16! I am really boring when it comes to nail polish because I can’t bring myself to break up with CND’s Romantique Shellac! (I buy it and take it with me to get a mani.) But I love mixing it up from time to time when I’m letting my nails rest from the shellac and these mini bottles are perfect for that!

I can’t really take a shower these days with my beloved Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub. It’s made of coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter and even crushed coconut shells among other all-natural ingredients. Like all of their products there are no silicones, no sulfates, no parabens and no GMOs. You basically just scrub the mess out of your skin in the shower or bath and then you feel like you probably need to gingerly get in the bed or you might slide right out. Seriously it makes your skin that silky smooth.

Also, you can shop all of my favorite beauty buys at any time on this page.