PICK-ME-UPS Latest Beauty Obsessions

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I’ve been slammed with work and life lately, that now more than ever, I need a little pick-me-up to make me feel refreshed and ready to tackle the next challenge. These 7 picks have me beauty-obsessed (many of which I keep at my desk!):

The Wet Brush

A MUST! I originally got it for my daughter’s hair and had to get one for myself! A no-hurt, no-harm detangler. Honestly, I was AMAZED at well The Wet Brush works. And certainly gives me the ‘appearance’ of being more polished than I feel!

Grande Lash MD Serum

OK, maybe not so “quick” but amazing nonetheless! One of my besties (Yuki Pitkin, my food contributor) introduced me to this and it’s pretty ridiculous. Lashes for days. Apply the Grande Lash MD Serum every night like a liner on your lashes. (If you have fake lashes, you can still use this to grow your natural lashes simultaneously.) Takes just a few weeks to see a noticeable difference. Great lashes can take off 10 years!

Hourglass Arch Eyebrow Sculpting Pencil

Hourglass Cosmetics never disappoints. Their Arch Eyebrow Sculpting Pencil gives you tons of natural-looking control and all-day-long color. I don’t know about you, but I always feel like my eyes are bigger and brighter with some well-defined brows!

YSL Volupte Tint-In Lip Oil

Don’t be scared off by the saturation — this tint-in lip oil leaves a hint of color but a lot of moisture and shine. It certainly always makes me look less pale and tired. I have it in 3 shades!

Glossier Soothing Face Mist

Like a spray of rosewater-scented reenergizer: I keep this face mist at my desk and spray it every so often throughout the day to keep me (and my makeup) refreshed. Got this one as a birthday gift from my super sweet assistant Jenny Rose (thank you again dear!).

NARS Nail Polish in ‘Chinatown’

I’m a big fan of NARS, and this polish is the perfect dark red — sultry and sophisticated. Nothing like a pedi to get you feeling pretty again!

Diptyque ‘Lait Frais’ Body Lotion

Also keep this indulgent lotion handy at my desk — the orange blossom and almond oil scent is heavenly, and the macadamia nut oil is crazy soft. It’s been a fave of mine but I had run out — lucky me, got this one as a birthday gift from my beauty contributor Sandy Choi Huff (so sweet!).

What are your go-to pick-me-up products lately?





Photography & styling by Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

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