Friday Favorites: Beauty Products


Happy Friday!!  I still have Esther on the brain from my recent talk last week, so I thought it would be fun to share a few of my most favorite beauty staples.  Thanks so my sister, Cally working at Birchbox for three years, I’ve been able to sample and try out tons of products and I really feel like my routine is pretty standardized now.  PLUS, I also have two other beauty-obsessed sisters, so if I didn’t learn it from Cally, I’ve had Laura and Abby to guide me in my ways.  Needless to say, it’s been a while since I’ve tried anything new.

So without further ado, here are a few favorites:

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Wash–Soy Fresh Face Cleanser
This has been  my go-to face wash for years.  Right after graduating college, when I moved to DC, my face broke out like crazy.  I was looking for a gentle cleanser that would wash my face but also not irritate my skin or cause any more breakouts.  This cleanser is soft and gentle and goes on so smoothly.  It leaves your skin feeling “fresh” and rejuvenated, PLUS it smells like cucumbers, which is always SO relaxing, especially at the end of a long day.

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Glow–RMS Living Luminizer
This was taken straight from my sister.  I noticed her cheeks had a subtle “glow” to them and I immediately asked her, “what are you wearing?!?”  She graciously shared her luminizer with me, and I’ve been hooked ever since.

This is the PERFECT thing when your skin needs a little boost.  It instantly breathes life into your skin.  It’s perfect at the end of a long day when you don’t have time to put on a full face of makeup, but need a quick touchup…just dab a little on your cheeks and your eyes and you’re all set!

It’s also great starting out your day, if you want a little makeup, but no blush or eyeshadow, this luminizer is the perfect addition to your face, without being “too much.”  Just a simple, healthy “glow.”


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Set–Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Spray

I admit, I was extremely hesitant to try this at first, but Abby swore to me it would make a difference, and y’all, this stuff is no joke–it really does increase the life of your make-up!  Once you’ve finished applying your make-up in the morning, give this a few sprays to “set” your face and I kid you not, it will truly extend the life of your make-up.

Typically, if I need a touch-up for nighttime, I may just dab a little more luminizer on and I’m all set.

It’s also great for a big night out–even after you’ve been dancing at a wedding until midnight, you’ll come home looking just as good as when you left (well maybe almost as good…)!

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Cover–Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal Eye & Face 

This is another “Cally find.”  It gives you GREAT coverage on your face and it also treats your skin while it’s working, eliminating redness, lines, and dark spots.  It goes on smooth and fully covers whatever needs to be hidden, but it’s not too think or “caky.”  A little goes a long way; I’ve been using the same bottle for over 2 years!

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Dry–Oribe Royal Blowout

Cally mentioned this back in 2012 when she shared some beauty favorites with us and when it comes to the “Royal Blowout” she was not kidding!  Oribe Royal Blowout is pricy for a hair product, but it’s worth it!  Again, it lasts forever–pretty sure I’ve had mine for nearly 2 years (that may also be an indication of how little I actually wash and dry my hair…).

After you take a shower, just spray throughout your hair and this one little product will smooth your hair, protect it from the heat, AND cut down on your drying time–talk about the trifecta of hair care styling products!!  I’ve never been more pleased with a hair styling product.

So there you have it, my five most favorite beauty products!  Yes, there are others, but these are my tried and true staples and I stand behind them 100%!


Have a go-to beauty product you can’t live without?!  Share it in the comments!!

  • Anna Kate Prum

    You sold me on the luminizer!!! And everything else too. 🙂

    • Elizabeth Robertson Williams

      YES! It’s amazing! I feel like I rarely use through something like that and I’m already well into my second pot. Let me know what you think!!

  • Allison Watson

    I bought and used the royal blowout, fantastic!! thanks for sharing!!


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