Current Favorites | Beauty & Other Things - B Loved Boston

Boston

Boston
Around Boston

Q&A

Q&A
Frequently Asked Questions

Shop Favorites

Shop Favorites
Shop My Favorites

Current Favorites | Beauty & Other Things

I realized that I have been using and loving a lot of things recently and wanted to share!! Most are beauty, but there is always something for everyone! 
January Favorites

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo// You may remember a few weeks ago I made this purchase after waiting months to find it! Well the verdict is - I LOVE IT! Not only is this the best smelling dry shampoo I've ever used, but it's the first one that doesn't look like I have baby powder in my hair! It doesn't come out brown or anything, but it's a lot easier to massage into your hair and did I mention it smells incredible! It actually makes me want to NOT wash my hair!

Ultra Repair Cream// On my winter wish list I mentioned this Ultra Repair Cream, well I ended up buying it and I've used it every day for the last 3 weeks!! It instantly smooths out those dry areas on my hands & even elbows and doesn't have a fragrance at all. That might bother some people, but I like that it doesn't have a smell! For only $12 I actually went back and picked up another tube to have in my purse!

The Balance Project// This was a book that took me a while to start, but I finished in 3 days!! This book was told from the point of view of Lucy - a twenty something working a pretty demanding job. Her boss wrote a book about the balance project and how women really can have it all...well turns out...Just kidding I wont ruin it for you, but I really enjoyed the book! It was something I think we can all relate to! 

Velvet Noir Major Volume by Marc Jacobs// I was lucky enough to be sent this mascara to test out from Influenster and I instantly liked the packaging. I thought it was geometric and really chic! The formula of the mascara is very thick and the wand picks up all your lashes!! I'm pretty obsessed with it and have been exclusively using it for the past month. It's pricey ($26), but it's worth it as it's one of the best higher end mascaras I've tried, so I'll be picking up another tube to selectively use!

L'Oreal Setting Spray// I've professed my love for the Urban Decay setting spray, but after I ran out almost 6 months ago, I decided to go with the drugstore find and try out the L'Oreal one. It's just as good and a little cheaper - I actually always buy the travel size of the Urban Decay setting spray (only $14) so that I can bring it on trips, so that won't change, but for every day use I'll stick with L'Oreal! I use it for days that I know I have an event after work and won't really touch up my makeup or if I plan on having a long day/night wearing makeup! It works! 

Bobbi Brown Serum// I first saw this used in action in Zelle's video and kept in mind for the next time I needed a foundation. It is pricey & I was hesitant to buy it, so when I had a gift card to Sephora I decided it was time to pick it up! I can't get over how flawless my skin look and I can wear it alone or with a pressed powder on top to set it. It's 40 SPF and full coverage! If you have oily skin, I would definitely try before buying because it is a bit oilier than other foundations. 

Have you used any of these products? What are some of your recent favorites?

83 comments

  1. That book sounds really interesting! I need to add it to my list. And I definitely need to pick up that hand lotion...my hands have gotten so bad in this weather. Not having a smell would definitely be a plus for me, too!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Woohoo, I have not tried any of these, looks like I'm going beauty product shopping. The serum and the mascara have me intrigued. I hope you have a lovely day today lovely!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I saw the Moroccan oil on Elle's site, and since you both love it, I am going to have to give it a try! I love products that smell great too!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    ReplyDelete
  4. I LOVE Moroccan oil but have never tried the dry shampoo. I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing these products - I'm always on the hunt to try new ones - especially if they work. :) Have a great day and thanks for stopping by to say hello this morning! :) xo

    ReplyDelete
  5. My skin is so sad these days. It gets so dry and my eczema flares up and I really need a good cream! I'm going to try this one out!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Anything Bobbi Brown is wonderful.. sometimes I joke that I keep them in business with all my purchases!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm new to the game, but I just tried my first dry shampoo a couple months ago- game changer! I absolutely love the convenience of it! I'll put this one on my wish list :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. The Balance project sounds right up my alley, thanks for the new read. Gift cards making trying new pricey products a lot less stressful.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am obsessed with all things bobbi brown. Her foundations are worth every penny and I am adding that serum to my list!

    ReplyDelete
  10. That book looks interesting! I may have to check that out soon. I am also loving that serum! Thanks for sharing :)

    Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ok you totally have me sold on that Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo! I've loved so many dry shampoos, and then the smell would get to me after a while, so yay for it smelling great and not leaving a residue for us brunette ladies <3
    Green Fashionista

    ReplyDelete
  12. I’ll have to try the L’oreal setting spray! I do love the Urban Decay, but always game to try a less expensive option if it works!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm going to have to try the Morrocan Oil dry shampoo! I'm a sucker for anything that smells good on my hair like that!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Ok well I was going to buy the Living Proof dry shampoo but you just convinced me to try the Moroccan Oil instead! It's tough finding a good one when you're a brunette! And definitely need to try that L'Oreal setting spray! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is a great list! I love the Morrocanoil hair spray but have never tried the dry shampoo. And I'm still thinking about the ultra repair hand cream, especially after being out in all the snow shoveling, my hands are ridiculously dry!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

    ReplyDelete
  16. Such a great roundup!! Thanks for sharing! xo
    http://publiclivessecretrecipes.com/2016/01/where-to-eat-carnivale-chicago.html

    ReplyDelete
  17. I have not tried any of these products but I've really been wanting to try the dry shampoo and setting spray! I'm obsessed with Oribe dry texturizing spray but I can't justify spending $44 on a bottle.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Product reviews are always my faves! I need to try that dry shampoo, it sounds awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oooh, need to get into Sephora and give that Bobbi Brown serum a try!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love the Ultra Repair Cream too! I got a sample in my ipsy bag and it is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great post dear!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Emma
    www.emmalovesfashion.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. that book looks like one i'd enjoy! and you know i love a good dry shampoo. i just got the living proof one but i haven't tried yet. my fav is day 2 hair so this looks right up my alley!

    xoxo cheshire kat

    ReplyDelete
  23. I feel like that would be a great novel for my subway commute! Good to know about that dry shampoo, I'm always on the lookout for one that doesn't stand out after styling.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I need to try that setting spray! It'd be great to have a cheaper option!

    ReplyDelete
  25. One of the other girls at work had that hand cream and I used some of it, it is pretty nice!! I'm definitely trying that mascara and that setting spray. Kind of curious about that Bobbi Brown serum too. Thank you for sharing your favorites lady! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  26. I just got the Bobbi serum foundation and it is AWESOME! It's just the best foundation for dry skin! I have to download that book and read it, it sounds like girly perfection!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I went and tried that Bobbi Brown Foundation after your recommendation and love it. You totally should come to the store one day and have the girls do your makeup. We are getting Marc Jacobs next month too and I cannot wait! I so need to get that hand cream. I fell on the ice yesterday and my hands got all cut up. It's so bad. That cream would be perfect for them.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I need that lotion! With winter here, my skin is so dry and I have scented lotions, but sometimes I don't like how strong they are! I will have to check out the Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo too!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love that cream, it has been a lifesaver for my super dry hands lately. I use the L'Oreal setting spray everyday as well, I prefer the Urban Decay, but like you mentioned it's great for everyday use.
    xo, Lily
    beautywithlily.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. The Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo has been a life saver for my hair this winter- I LOVE it!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I have to pick up that hand creme; my mom actually swears by it and I just keep forgetting to grab it! The winter is KILLING my hands. Well, that and the fact that I sanitize them like a crazy woman because all of my students bring their germs near me! Make today work, Rachel CubicleCouture

    ReplyDelete
  32. You have me sooo curious on that book now I'll have to grab it and read it :)! I'm a lover of the UD setting spray, but just like you I only buy the travel size..good to know that you found a drugstore brand that works for everyday use, I'll have to check it out!

    ReplyDelete
  33. The Ultimate Repair Cream sounds amazing! I don't like my lotion to have a smell to it because when you start adding perfume, you can start to have too many smells going on. I'll definitely have to pick up a bottle of it because I hate how cracked my hands get during the winter!

    ReplyDelete
  34. SO good to know about the dry shampoo!!! I feel like I've tried hundreds of them and they are "fine" but the one that works best for me smells like chemicals and I feel like I can smell it all day! So excited that one smells good!! I also have been wanting a setting spray so will check that out!

    ReplyDelete
  35. My many goodies! I've had my eye on that dry shampoo and repair cream. Good to know they both got positive reviews!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I think I need to give all of these a try! That mascara sounds amazing! I love thicker formulas!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    ReplyDelete
  37. Bobbi Brown has such great products I need to check out that serum because it sounds great for the Winter months!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I always wonder what girls with dark hair do for dry shampoo. I know mine comes out light on mine which is ok because I have blonde hair, but I'm glad there are ones out there that work for you!

    ReplyDelete
  39. I LOVE the smell of Moroccan Oil products! I have used the hair spray but not the dry shampoo. That Bobbi Brown foundation is interesting. SPF40 is great! My Laura Mercier tinted moisturizers only have SPF20.
    xoxo,
    Traci
    waltzmetoheaven.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. Alright, I'm buying the dry shampoo! Sold.

    Annie Reeves

    ReplyDelete
  41. i'm definitely going to check out that book! and i'll have to get some of that l'oreal setting spray, i've always wanted to try something like that but didn't want to pay a lot!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I think you just sold me on the dry shampoo. I can't live without dry shampoo in this weather and a good smelling one is a must!! The Velvet Noir mascara sounds awesome! So amazing you got it for free cause the price tag is up there.

    ReplyDelete
  43. I should check out the dry shampoo. I'm so picky and while I really like the one I use, it doesn't make my hair last as long as I'd like.

    ReplyDelete
  44. i need to buy that hand lotion asap! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

    ReplyDelete
  45. So glad to hear you're loving the dry shampoo as it's still sitting in my cart!! Officially hitting purchase now! And that FAB lotion is the best, I like that it doesn't have a smell, too!

    ReplyDelete
  46. I didn't even know L'oreal made a setting spray - I need to check that out. I like the idea of Urban Decay in the travel size, I need to pick one of those up, too. I also added that lotion to my "loves" list for next time I do some Sephora shopping!

    ReplyDelete
  47. I am so excited to hear that you loved the dry shampoo! I definitely need to give it a try now :)
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

    ReplyDelete
  48. with winter air, I need that Ultra repair on my skin!!!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Gotta love a good dry shampoo!!!! I love finding new products! Thanks girl

    ReplyDelete
  50. Love the sound of The Balance Project, might have to pick it up!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

    ReplyDelete
  51. Wow, you've got some pretty awesome products here, girlie! I didn't know that Moroccanoil makes a dry shampoo, so good to know! I used to use their shampoo and conditioner, but it would make my hair so staticky, weird! Since it didn't weigh my hair down or make it extra greasy, I'm very curious to try this dry shampoo out. I've been using Dove and have loved it, but I love Moroccan oil! As for the Marc Jacobs' mascara, I love it, too! It really is a great product and does provide noticeable length and the lashes look extra black! I need to try out that Bobbi Brown serum, looks like such an interesting product; I've never heard of a serum foundation before!

    Thanks so much for sharing your loves with us, I always find your posts helpful :) I hope you're having a wonderful day so far, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

    ReplyDelete
  52. Ok, ok I will get that dry shampoo. Twist my arm! hahaha. I will have to check out that book and the setting spray as well!

    ReplyDelete
  53. STILL need to try that L'Oreal setting spray. Also, had NO idea Moroccanoil made dry shampoo but now I will be on the hunt because I am always looking for a good dry shampoo for dark hair! Great list, thanks for sharing with us. Hope you are having an amazing week! XO -Kim

    ReplyDelete
  54. I need to try the Morroccan Oil. I am falling out of love with Batiste for the baby powder problem. It used to not bother me when I was blonder but it is getting bad now.

    ReplyDelete
  55. That Ultra repair cream is right up my alley! I'm so sick of having dry, cracked hands! And we still have quite a while to go before we get some warmth!

    ReplyDelete
  56. All sound so good! Especially anything having to do with dry skin. My hands are aching!

    ReplyDelete
  57. I love Moroccan oil products, they are the best and smell so good!

    Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

    ReplyDelete
  58. good hand cream is essential this time of year. i have a tube in my purse, by my bed, in the bathroom...all over haha

    ReplyDelete
  59. Nice products hon,I love the L'Oreal setting spray also I'm currently using it and it works well, don't know if i will ever get into dry shampoo though.

    New Post
    http://www.itsshania.com/2016/01/25/color-me-tempt-berry/#more-99

    ReplyDelete
  60. I'll have to check out that Loreal when I run out of the Urban Decay. I also wrote the name of that book down because it sounds like something I would enjoy. THanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  61. I've love Moroccan Oil products so I might try out their dry shampoo! I've always been too scared to try a dry shampoo because I'm afraid of how my hair might turn out haha! I will need to get a small size of this to try now :)
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

    ReplyDelete
  62. Definitely checking out that dry shampoo! I love the smell of other Moroccan oil items - it always lingers for a bit!

    ReplyDelete
  63. After trying every kind of dry shampoo years ago, I settled on batiste and have used it ever since! However, I love Moroccan Oil so I'll have to give that one a try!

    xoxo,
    Emily at www.stylecubby.com

    ReplyDelete
  64. I just started using FAB products this month - LOVE THEM!! I use the Repair Cream on my face and my skin soaks it up!!

    ReplyDelete
  65. I've been loving the MJ mascara, too! The formula is so good. I'm adding that book to my reading list, thanks for the recommendation!

    ReplyDelete
  66. great recommendations! xxo
    Jamie
    www.jamieeverafter.com

    ReplyDelete
  67. I have been waiting for my current bottle of dry shampoo to run out so I can try the Moroccanoil! The shampoo and conditioner are my new favorite so I have no doubt I'll love it.

    ReplyDelete
  68. I love love love Moroccan Oil! I had no idea they made a dry shampoo! I'm adding that to my beauty wish list right now!

    ReplyDelete
  69. you already know i love that dry shampoo! great list.

    ReplyDelete
  70. I've actually seen a smaller $8 bottle of the L'Oreal Setting Spray at Walmart stores. Perfect for traveling! Great product picks!

    ReplyDelete
  71. Thank you for this. Gotta try out that dry shampoo and the L'Oreal setting spray. Also, that book sounds like a great read, Biana. =)

    ReplyDelete
  72. I had a convo with a friend a week ago about dry shampoos! I just got living proof which I like but she was saying that morroccan oil is her favorite and that she can go a whole week w/o washing. So, it's next on my list to try! And I LOVE FAB products! I use their ultra firming night cream and it's awesome!

    I'm going to need to try that mascara though - always on the hunt for a good one!

    ReplyDelete
  73. I love moroccanoil products but never tried their dry shampoo, it's going to be on my list for next time!

    ReplyDelete
  74. Moroccan oil products are ALL amazing. I am a huge fan!! Especially love their serum for wet hair, helps tame the frizz so much

    ReplyDelete
  75. I've been anxiously awaiting that Moroccan oil dry shampoo review ;) I also have dark hair so I always had the baby powder problem--I'll definitely be checking my local Nordstrom this weekend, because I'm sure this will be so handy once baby is here! Also, I got a sample tube of francy, French mascara once and it was super amazing--I've realized that sometimes it is worth the investment, especially if used sparingly!

    ReplyDelete
  76. I'm definitely in the market for a new dry shampoo! Thanks for the recommendation. I"ll have to give this one a try.

    Taffeta & Tulips

    ReplyDelete
  77. That dry shampoo is officially next on my list to try- it sounds amazing and a dry shampoo that doesn't smell bad is hard to find! That foundation sounds so good- I've never tried a serum before & I love that it has SPF 40 in it, that's amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  78. Great round up! LOVE your new business cards!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  79. Is that Bobbi Brown product anything like the Makeup Forever Custom Cover Drops? Wow, everyone seems to love the Marc Jacobs mascara, I need to try it out!

    Batty4Beauty.com

    ReplyDelete
  80. I tried the L'Oreal spray and was bummed because it didn't work that well for me. :( I mean, I'll use it up, but, I guess I expected more from it because I've heard so many raving reviews about it. Have you ever tried the NYX ones? I bought the matte finish one a while ago and I'm loving it - super reasonably priced, too!

    ReplyDelete
  81. Yes, I love that mascara and that foundation! That foundation makes my skin look so flawless! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

    ReplyDelete
  82. I need to try that lotion, my skin feels so dry right now. I wasn't impressed with the mascara, it seems really dry to me.

    ReplyDelete

I read and respond to each and every one of your comments via email! Thank you for taking the time to read!