Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Vitals.

This week I wrangled myself into the daunting task of organizing all my beauty/health/hair products into a new system in my closet. The hoards of products that I own, and never use, was alarming.
It got me thinking to my essential product stash, the one that I keep on hand at all times, and that never gets lost in the abyss of my closet.
Here are my beauty saviors, most of which I've used for years and years and years...


1. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
{Oil free and perfect for just a teeny bit of moisture before makeup.}

2. Organix Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner
{One of my favorite times of day is washing my hair with this succulent coconut creme.}

3. L'Occitane Body Lotion
{Smells like the sweetest baby powder.}

4. Healthy Hoof Nail Lacquer
{Started using this when I was a teenager! Major addiction. Nails.Never.Chip.}

5. Benefit Cosmetics "Dallas" Blusher
{Somehow always defines my face and adds the perfect sun-kissed glow.}

6. Prada Infusion D'Iris Perfume and lotion
{All time favorite fresh scent.}

7. Lavender Oil
{Perfect for bedtime, relaxation or extra dry spots.}

8. Benefit Cosmetics Erase Paste
{My savior for blemishes and under eyes.}

9. MAC lipstick in Blankety
{Consistently works, whether I'm pale or tan.}

What are some of your Vitals?


  1. Number 1 is my lifelong vital! :) never go anywhere without it.

  2. Good Morning Nikki Girl! Way to be organized! I use to work for clinique, that moisturizer is the most sold or it was year ago!
    Love Lavender, so soothing!

  3. I have tried most of these products and LOVE them...I would love to try Healthy Hoof Nail Lacquer..

  4. i love erase paste! also my sister is obsessed with lavender oil and always uses it before bed.

    xx aj

  5. You have a great blog here - following you :)
    A must for me is my sheer cover powder and also the olay regenerist eye cream. Gonna get that Blankety.

  6. I've used Clinique for eons too! And love anything by L'Occitane - wonderful things here :)

  7. Thanks for sharing this. Being a cosmetic product developer, it's always interesting to get a peak into a girls cosmetic arsenal :)

    Happy Thursday, sweetie! xoxo

  8. I haven't tried any of these item... #'s 4 and 8 are on my list.

    Thanks for sharing your beauty secrets!


  9. Neutrogena concealer and Diorshow mascara -- absolute musts.
    xo Josie

  10. I use erase paste every day, it's the best concealer I've found yet! I LOVE that MAC lipstick, it's such a pretty color. I'm sure it looks fabulous on you : )

  11. hmm...this erase paste has eluded me and everyone is singing its praises must go try!!!


  12. Lavender oil!:D It's my favorite!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  13. The organix coconut shampoo is fab!!
    xoxo M

  14. I love seeing the products other girls swear by. And I do the similar things when it comes to hoarding products that I don't use! Why do I do that?? I also love Benefit Erase paste! It's so much more creamy than other concealers. I've been wanting to try Dallas, good to know you love it. I'll check it out next time I'm in Sephora.


  15. L'Occitane Body Lotion is amazing! Been on the hunt for a good I will try Erase paste!

  16. My favorite scent is Prada too. For the longest time I wore Amber but now my absolute favorite is the new Prada L'Eau Ambree. You have to try it!! And MAC-well between MAC, NARS,and Bobbie Brown, that's my entire make up collection. I should try some of these other products you have listed here too!

  17. I love erase paste - I got it when I was in Vancouver for work and was alone & wandering around the mall - I went to the bay and a girl asked if I wanted a mini makeover, and since I was alone with tons of time to kill, I said sure - she introduced me to erase paste, and I loved it - but we don't have abay here! Gotta hunt one down!

  18. I've never tried Hoof Nail Lacquer! (or most of your things so this is a true jackpot for me). I do love lavender anything. My go to's really are Fresh Lip Balm and 100% Pure Nourishing Facial Oil. I just love that stuff!


  19. I always enjoy getting to know someone's "vitals". I am going to have to try L'Occitane's lotion - it sounds like something I would love. I already love their bubble bath. Thanks for sharing. :)
    Have a great weekend.

  20. awwwwww SUCH a fun post!!! These are all SO you :) I love how lavender oil made it on the list!
    SEE YOU IN 4 DAYS!!!!!!!!!! XOXOX

  21. my faves are rosehip oil, benefit dandelion blush and dermalogica special cleansing gel!

    She Wore It Well Blog

  22. Love L'Occitane Body Lotion!! My faves are Bobby Brown Hydrating Face Cream. Cannot live without it! Looking forward to meeting you this weekend!


Thanks for your lovely thoughts xx Nikki

With Love, Nikki