Easter Basket Favorites

Paraphrasing from the now immortal words of Sophie Turner, “In honor of Easter, I guess Courtney Pittman Beauty wanted the timeline to have a little Easter bunny hop, hop, hoppin’ into that basket… and that’s the tea,”

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I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback on my Easter basket full of my current can’t live without favorite beauty products. Some of these are my old faithfuls and some are new for me. So I figured this is a great way to start a new “favorites” series for the blog.

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I’m going to start with the cosmetics in my basket first. As y’all know, I love a good locally made product. And two of these cosmetic lines are local. And every product listed here is cruelty free!

Ashley Sievert Beauty is practically a New Orleans staple. Most makeup artist I know not only use the products but have them in their kits. I’ve been using the Mineral Velvet Creme foundation in the shade Milan for a few years now. Since it is locally made and is waterproof, I like to believe it was created specially for Southern brides. It stays on even during the hottest most humid days. The Spotlight highlighting concealer is great for giving your under eyes an extra POP of brightness. It is applied after concealer and in smaller areas. Trophy Wife is one of my favorite things ever! This bronzing powder is not your normal matte bronzer, it is gilded and gives you a shimmering bronzed look.

I’ve written about my love of Kismet Cosmetics before and nothing has changed. The CEO lipstick is one of the newest shades and I’ve been kicking myself for not getting it the day it launched. It is a perfect peachy nude for me. Not too pink, not too peachy, not too nude. I LOVE IT! The Baby lip gloss is just wonderful. Super soft sheer pink and a great natural plump that wont give me an allergic reaction (as discussed in a previous blog post). The Opulent bronzinsg lotion is new for me. Since I am basically half ghost I don’t tan naturally at all and rarely use self tanners or get spray tans. But I guess I was feeling frisky and wanted to try Kismets body bronzer out. I am very pleasantly surprised at how much I love it. It is very easy to apply, I don’t have to wait hours to shower, the results are instant, and there is zero fake tanner smell! Thanks to Opulent I will be happily wearing shorts all summer.

I love Colourpop Cosmetics! I use at least one product a day when I do my makeup! The Crème de la Crème highlighter palette is my favorite for my personal daily use. It is not the usual Super Shock highlighter formula, this is pressed powder. This palette has 4 golden sheen colors: ivory, rose, peach, and lavender. If you have any questions, I could talk about Colourpop all day long!

AIIR Professional is my newest-ish obsession! I saw “ish” because I’ve been obsessed with the creator of Aiir, Jenny Strebe aka @theconfessionsofahairstylist, for a long time! She is one of my favorite hairstylists. I have learned so much from watching her hairstyles. One day, hopefully soon, I’ll be able to attend one of her classes. AIIR Professional launched earlier this year. This is a high-performance line made with crystals, gemstones, and other natural botanicals. The Hair & Energy Refresher is the first product released. This refreshing mist not only tames fly-aways but also uplifts your energy and surroundings. It’s a great pick me up. A couple of years ago I discovered texture spray and it changed my life!! Since then, I’ve been on a mission to try them all. Texture AIIR is my newest one to try. This dry texturizing spray delivers a soft yet gritty texture and shine. It keeps your hair style and is brushable. I am looking forward to more products from AIIR Professional!! I can’t wait to see what they do next.

I’ve been seeing Design.ME used by stylist online for years! I’m pretty sure Puff.ME is used by almost everyone on Instagram and YouTube. Well almost a year ago I finally got some and I’ve been using it constantly since!! Seriously I buy 2 or 3 at a time, just so I don’t run out! Puff.ME is a volumizing texture powder with a pump, for easier application. This product is great for back combing hair, gives updos a stronger texture, and makes braids HUGE! Gloss.ME is a hair serum infused with Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil. This oil delivers an instant shine, helps fights frizz, it strengthens and nourishes the hair strands. I’ve never been a huge hair serum or oil person since my hair gets greasy quickly and I hate washing my hair. I am very happy to have found one that I like! 2 pumps and my hair is silky and manageable.

I hope you enjoyed reading about these products and even try some of them yourselves. I’m excited to share more favorite things with you as I find them.

XOXO