Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse ($24)
This obliterates makeup/SPF. It doesn't have fragrance, is safe for sensitive skin, and leaves your skin clean in the smoothest way possible. Leave the inner protector on if you're traveling because otherwise it will eventually blend into one balm-cream blend. Which to be honest I don't even mind because it is that beautiful.
Carol's Daughter Sacred Tiare Leave-in Conditioner ($9)
I love this for different reasons than I expected. First the smell is insane; which if I'm honest is is the main reason I buy any hair product. More importantly though, it acts less like a leave-in conditioner and more like a thickening spray. Perhaps this has something to do with the third ingredient being castor oil? Either way, it thickens my hair so much that I actually have to be careful how much I use. It also extends the time between washes by some strange magic that I can't explain.
Maybelline Single Eyeshadow in The Glo Down ($3)
I take back my previous statement that the L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadows are the only drugstore eyeshadows worth buying. This warm-toned gold shadow is equally as buttery and pigmented. Swatched on the ugliest part of my hand for your viewing pleasure.
EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 ($32)
I'm waiting to find a better sunscreen than this one. It's a combination of physical and chemical sunscreens, doesn't leave a white cast, and somehow makes me look glowy without being dewy or affecting makeup application. All around great product, which is important when you're wearing it every day.
I listen to podcasts all the time. It somehow feels like a productive way to spend my downtime, even if I happen to be listening to David Schwimmer talk about how alarming Friends-fame was.
Dear Sugar: Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild) and Steve Almond respond to letters. Like a therapy session that you don't have to pay for.
The Nerdist: Real and interesting interviews with actors. Perfect for driving. The episodes are long and have no agenda other than genuine conversation.
Modern Love: This is what started my love of podcasts. Actors read the modern love column of the NY Times. "Stories of love, loss, and redemption."
The Emma Guns Show: For beauty lovers and bloggers who want to listen to beauty insiders chat about the industry. Also, British accents.