Emily is a twenty-something living in San Francisco. She loves champagne, chicken fingers, fresh blooms and fashion.

5 Beauty Products I Couldn't Live Without

5 Beauty Products I Couldn't Live Without

When it comes to beauty products, I'm much more about skincare and products that hydrate and repair than makeup or fancy tools. I don't own a beauty blender, it takes me about 5 minutes to do my makeup in the morning and I don't really ever curl my hair.

But, throughout the years, I've learned what my tried and true beauty products are that I couldn't live without. Here are my top five:


1. Aveda shampoo + conditioner.

Alright, so technically this is two things, but not only does Aveda's shampoo and conditioner smell amazing, it also gets my hair ridiculously clean and soft.

2. Glossier priming moisturizer.

I've tried a lot of moisturizers in my day, but most of them test on animals. Glossier's smells good (and simple, which I love), feels so great on my skin (it just drinks it up), and lasts a long time. I can't live without it!

3. OUAI hair oil (or Drybar's Prep Rally).

My hair is really normal and straight, but I like to put a little product in it while it's wet to keep it healthy and smooth. I rotate between OUAI's hair oil and Drybar's Prep Rally - I love that the Drybar's spray also has a detangling aspect.

4. Neutrogena shine control primer.

I started using both a makeup primer and a setting spray, and it's kept my makeup put all day long. I recently found this Neutrogena shine control primer and it's my favorite one yet! I wouldn't imagine putting on makeup without it.

5. Chanel mascara.

My mom recently gifted me this Chanel mascara, and it's my favorite mascara yet. I use half of the coats I've ever had to use with other mascaras and it stays on so well throughout the day and never clumps.

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