The 4 Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without


No, this isn’t sponsored and no, I’m not just trying to make a quick buck from affiliate links – these are 4 products that I use daily that I have grown to recognize I cannot live without. With the exception of the first tube of Climax mascara, all have been purchased vs. PR gifts.


Kopari Natural Deodorant

Don’t everyone freak out all at once. Yes, I’m still using the charcoal deodorant from Primally Pure. I still love it, I still use it, and it’s still very effective for me. But since it’s charcoal, it doesn’t glide on like a typical deodorant and after using it for a few months straight I noticed how drying it was. So I wanted to introduce another natural deodorant into the cycle. I’d seen Kopari’s influencer push last month and after reading a handful of reviews from trusted bloggers, I ordered a stick on Amazon. I was skeptical, as I’ve been with all new natural deodorants, but this one has quickly become a favorite. I use it 4 days a week and I use the charcoal deodorant the other 3 days or when I have a heavy workout one day. It works surprisingly well, smells great, dries almost instantly, and has that glide factor I was craving. I have no complaints about this deodorant and highly recommend giving it a try. 10/10.



Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask

Another product I was skeptical of, but since it arrived I’ve been using it every night. And sometimes every day. It’s marketed as a mask but I took it a little further and wear it overnight, every night. Sometimes when I feel like my skin is really in need of some TLC, I’ll wear a little less as moisturizer during the day. I don’t know how this stuff works as well as it does but over the last two months of using it I’ve gotten compliments on my skin on a weekly basis. Truly. This has never happened and obviously makes me feel great. It’s super hydrating, it’s helped to even out my skin tone, and I even feel like it’s helped to reduce the redness in my skin. Pricey, but worth it. I just ordered my second tube.



Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder

Every time I try a new foundation I always end up coming back to this old faithful. It gives that no-makeup makeup look and hides the small imperfections flawlessly. It’s not at all heavy, completely breathable, and I don’t have to reapply throughout the day/night. The only thing I wish I could change about this one is the fact that it’s not natural. Until I find a decent substitution, I’m sticking with this Clinique compact. I wear the color Stay Neutral.



NARS Climax Mascara

Earlier this year, this was sent to me in a NARS PR package. I figured it was overhyped and just another mascara I’d try and dislike. At the time, I was a cult Too Faced Better Than Sex user and no other mascara I’d tried compared – nothing came close to what this mascara achieved. Until I tried Climax. Yes, it’s that good. It has a similar formula to BTS but it somehow creates the fullness I got without the clumping. My only issue with BTS was the clumping after a second coat. With Climax I apply 2-3 coats and have the lashes I have literally always dreamed of. Long story short? I’m a Climax convert.



  1. Sydney
    December 10, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    So happy I ordered Summer Friday’s mask at your suggestion a while back – I have naturally super dry skin, and it has been so amazing during this winter. Seriously, it’s like magic. For once, a hyped up beauty product that is legitimately worth the money!

    Always look forward to hearing your suggestions!

    • identicon
      District Sparkle
      December 10, 2018 / 4:07 pm

      I’m so glad! I don’t know what kind of magic is in that tube but it’s well worth the $40 for the results I’ve gotten. I’m so glad it worked out well for you. Thanks so much for sharing!