5 Products I Swear By

Its pretty safe to say that I have tried EVERYTHING out there. Being an athlete my entire life, I have tried all sorts of different products for my face and body. I have combination skin. Sometimes my skin is oily, other times its dry, and sometimes it's both. I break out easily if I don't keep my face clean. Like I literally have to wash my face right after practice or I will wake up with a pimple the size of skittle the next day. It's all about knowing yourself and finding what works for you.

These products are my absolute favorites. I never let myself run out of them.

1. Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream

This Complexion Correcting cream is the best one I have encountered so far. I was obsessed with the Origins CC Cream but they discontinued it which caused me to throw an absolute hissy fit in Sephora. But then Sam actually told me to try this one out and I haven't gone a day without it since.

I prefer color correcting cream to BB cream because my skin isn't the same color all over my face. I have freckles, some darker spots and a lot of redness after I workout. This cream is slightly tinted and spreads on lighter so it will almost look too light for about 2-3 minutes. Then it magically adjusts (oxidizes or something) to your skin tone while leaving your skin looking even and bright without the thickness of foundation. I try to stay away from a thick foundation because my skin doesn't breathe well and ends up looking dull and tired. This cream doesn't sit in your fine lines and wrinkles- it actually minimizes the appearance of them. It has SPF 30 which is an added bonus and has an overload of Vitamin C which improves the collagen that makes your skin look younger and healthier. It’s never too early to start the anti-aging process and I think this CC cream is definitely worth a try no matter your skin type.

2. MAC Bronzer - Give me sun! Mineralize SkinFinish 

I’ve searched long and hard for the best bronzer for my lifestyle and skin. I don't think there is such thing as a “best bronzer ever”. Everyone's skin is different and works differently with various products. This is the bronzer that works best for me. I like a bronzer that has some depth to it. Whether I want just a light touch of tan or a bold contour, I want to be able to use the same bronzer for both. I don't have the space, time, or money to have 18 different bronzers for different looks. There have been certain bronzers I have tried where it is very easy to mess up and put too much on and look like a zebra. I’ve also had bronzers that are too light and they wear off after an hour or two. That doesn't work either. This MAC bronzer is the happy medium for me. Its no drama and easy to apply without the anxiety of messing up. It's also extremely natural looking. This is definitely a bronzer I can wear in both games or for a night out with friends. 

3. Kylie Jenner Lip Kit- GINGER

YOOOOOO. Kylie means business with this sh*t. I am addicted to her matte lipsticks. These are worth every penny. She has the best selection of colors out of all the other brands and makes it super easy with the kit. The kit comes with a lip liner and the easy to apply lipstick that glides on liquid and dries matte. It stays on for hours unless you eat chicken wings- but even if you do mess it all up with buffalo sauce, it's super easy to fix. A lot of other lipsticks rub off on my teeth or smudge off my lips and onto my face. And there is nothing less attractive than clown face. Kylie’s lip kits are great quality and she's always coming out with new glosses and colors. I’ve tried a couple of her other lines like the velvet but I think her matte lipstick kits are the best. 

4. Anastasia Beverly Hills- Tinted Brow Gel- Espresso

Sometimes I frankly just don't have the time or energy to perfectly draw in my eyebrows. Nor do I want that for my everyday look. This tinted gel brings just a little more than a natural look which is exactly what I want. I use this gel every day. It’s basically a mascara for your eyebrows. It makes them one shade darker and keeps them in place so they don’t get messed up throughout the day. I am constantly changing my clothes, putting my hair up and down, and sweating constantly. My eyebrows get all types of tousled. A couple quick swipes of this gel gives my face a more structured look and makes my eyes pop with less time and effort. 

5. BodyBlendz Scrub

As a female athlete, we put our skin through a lot. And soap sometimes just isn't good enough. I think its important for all of us to have an exfoliator that we use once a week. Think about all the crap we do to our skin. Every week I play on grass AND turf. I go to the gym, I am out in the sun, I put on sunscreen, I shower, I shave, I eat sugar, I travel. All of these things put a toll on my skin. Its important to not only wash and moisturize but we need to exfoliate and slough off all those dead cells that are just sitting there. This scrub is my favorite. Usually once a week at the end of my shower I’ll scrub this all over and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes. It re-energizes my skin, makes it look brighter, healthier, and feel smoother. I put my skin through more than the average person so I need to be extra proactive about taking care of it. Body Blendz is an Australian based company with a bunch of great products. Check their stuff out.