I'm Kayla. A millennial obsessed with makeup, planner decorating, and board games. Working towards a more organized, simplified life one post at a time. #catlady

Five to Try

Beauty recommendations aren't a rare occurrence around these parts, but I find a nice wrap up "you need to try these products" post does quite nicely in singling out certain products. If you haven't tried these five products yet, you need to add them to your wishlist.

I've said this a million times by now and I'll probably rave about it a million more, but the Stila One Step Correct is one hell of a primer. I use it on a daily basis and although I start to get bummed as the colorful ribbons deplete faster than I would like, I'd buy this again and again (I already have!). It's the best one I've tried yet and I feel confident just wearing it on its own on makeup light days.

If you're looking for that last sign to try a Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush, this is definitely it. I waited ions to finally dish out the dollars for my first one and I'm still kicking myself for taking so long. By far my favorite blushes, the color range is exceptional and nothing can compete with their lasting power. 

Another fast favorite of mine and something you need to try for yourself is MAC's "Teddy" Eye Kohl Pencil. A cooler toned brown that smudges like a dream and adds a subtle something to the eyes, it's a must have to fill out the eye liner collection. 

On the cheaper side of things is the NYX Eye Shadow Base in "Skin Tone." The only eye shadow primer I've seen to actually prime my eyes and enhance my shadows. It's incredibly affordable and has lasted me ages. Definitely something to check out if you find yourself in the beauty aisles (as we always do). 

I know the drugstore is filled with mascaras and it would take ages to try them, but put Maybelline's "The Rocket" to the top of the to-try list. My current favorite drugstore mascara, I keep going back to it when other drugstore and even high end mascaras let me down. Mascara is quite the personal thing, but "The Rocket" actually does something to my lashes beyond just coating them black.

What products do you recommend to try?

xoxo Kayla


  1. I adore the primer! I wish Tarte was easier to get hold of x

    ellabooxo • beauty & lifestyle

  2. I'm dying to try the Maybelline 'The Rocket' mascara but they still haven't released it in Australia which is annoying since we tend to get all of Maybelline's most popular mascaras. I'm definitely going to pick it up online if it doesn't make an appearance soon.

  3. I love using the Stila One Step Correct! It is god sent, and really makes an visible difference as soon I put it on my skin! Tarte blushes will have my heart forever! xx

    Alexandra | The A Style | Beauty and lifestyle

  4. Never thought I'd read a blog post that contains all the products on my wish list haha. Recently picked up the mascara but haven't got round to giving it a go. Heard so many good things about tarte I may just have to cave into the hype

    Diana xx |


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