My 7 Must-have Beauty and Skin Care Products of the Moment!

Happy weekend! I hope your Saturday is off to a great start. I love the weekend because it’s the best time for running errands and self care! Does anyone else LOVE running errands or is it just me?

While running errands, I always end up finding some great products that I have to try out! Recently, I’ve picked up six products that I know you also NEED!


It’s truly crazy to me how much one product can change your life (or in this case– seven products!). These six products are a part of my everyday routine.



The first product is the Defense Refresh (makeup) Setting Mist. What makes this setting spray different from others is this product has 50 SPF! What’s also amazing about this product is a great refresher for you to use throughout the day, especially around the late afternoon when you’re starting to feel tired; spritz this on your face and it will help wake you up!

We all know to use a makeup primer, but we a lot of us forget to use SPF, which is what actually is going to save our skin in the long-run! Supergoop also refrains from using sulfates and parabens in its products, so this product is good for your skin!


The next product that I am loving right now is Too Faced’s PB & Honey palette! I think this palette is a perfect everyday palette, but could also be used for a fun night time look, especially with that yellow! I purchased mine new from Poshmark, for less than at a Sephora/Ulta, and it had never been used! I found this great one discounted on Poshmark for you if you’re interested!

I love this palette because I think it complements my green eyes and blonde hair, but I think it would look great on any eye color.


For this look, I started with Dermalogica’s Barrier Repair makeup primer. This has CHANGED how my makeup looks and I will never not use it from here on out. I usually hate makeup primers because of the gross feeling they would leave during the day, but with this one I can’t even tell that I am wearing anything, which I LOVE!


I think I am late to the game on the It Cosmetics CC cream, but let me tell you, I am SO happy I have finally arrived with everyone else. This CC cream is light on the skin, but still provides full coverage. In addition to the beautiful coverage, it also has 50 SPF! No wrinkles for me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I am in their second shade, Light. I do recommend wearing a powder with this because of the SPF, it can leave a slight shine.

Skin Care

After your long day, it is finally time to take all of your makeup off, and the best way to do it is with Neutrogena’s Ultra Light cleansing oil. What’s also amazing is this greatness is less than $10! I originally got this in my seasonal BeautyCon box!

It removes all of your makeup and also cleans your skin. My skin feels so fresh each morning and night.

Three to four days a week, I make sure to use my new scrub from The Body Deli. I use their Blueberry Fusion Scrub. A friend of mine commented that she thinks my skin looks like it’s glowing, and I know it’s because of this scrub! It added the radiance that I longed for.

I also tend to get clogged pores, which makes them look so large. When I got a facial about five weeks ago, I asked why my pores get so large, and she told me it was because I wasn’t using a scrub! The week after, I stopped by Blush Med Spa in Bethesda and they recommended I try this, and I am forever thankful!

Pro-tip: If you want to try this scrub, keep it in the fridge because the products used are organic, and it will last longer!



And last, but definitely not least, my perfume must-have product is this new Apricot Bloom from Target! This is from Target’s new Good Chemistry line. I love the description for the perfume from Target’s website.

“Good Chemistry is know-how meets nature; a just-right composition of instinct and identity that lets your true beauty bloom from the inside. Fragrance notes of apricot, neroli and amber make our Apricot Bloom perfume thoughtful + true with a free spirit.”

I’ve worn this perfume every day for the past two weeks, and have received compliments every day! It’s the perfect spring perfume.

What are a few of your must-haves of the moment? Share them with me on social media @danieminor13. <3 Also, please let me know if you love any of these products as well!


Thrifty Thursday: Summer to Fall Bag!

So, Defining Danie reader’s, it’s been a while. I’ve missed you all! School has been more than hectic, which is why I haven’t blogged in what feels like a lifetime.

Look at this amazing purchase that I found. The bag was originally $45 and at Goodwill it was being sold for $17, and then I got the student discount and ended up getting the bag for $15!


This week’s Thrifty Thursday is based on a bag I found a few weeks ago that was originally from Target. Orange can go for either summer or fall, but adding this scarf definitely adds more a fall-feel. The bag was brand new and I bought it from Goodwill in Kent, Ohio. Goodwill and Target have a partnership where the Goodwill sells the clothing/accessories not sold during the time that they were being sold in Target so they have another chance to be sold again. The clothing/accessories are sold for a cheaper price than they would be sold in Target.


Although the oranges are not the same, the scarf and bag still complement one-another. The bag has more of a coral undertone and the scarf has a darker orange, magenta, yellow and various colors of taupe! I love the scarf, which I got for only $1.00!


Take a look inside this bag! It even has the perfect compartment for pencils and lipstick. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And the polka dots are a lovely touch.


Incorporating thrifted items into your daily outfits is not hard at all! It was a coincidence that I was actually wearing was thrifted over the summer.

I hope everyone is having a lovely start to fall!


April 19, 2015, A New Day in History

No, there isn’t an election, a wedding or my birthday. It is the day that Lilly Pulitzer is coming to Target!ย 


You read that correctly, LILLY. PULITZER. IS. COMING. TO. TARGET. I am so excited! They are going to have a 250-piece collection featured in their 15 different patterns!

What I am wondering is, what are their prices going to be like?

Target, is known for being somewhat affordable, and Lilly Pulitzer, although I love it, is not. Will they have affordable prices, or is it still going to be $80 for the bag that I have been wanting for forever?!

But, look how cute the collection is going to be:




Ugh, look at how adorable those place settings are… they are a must for me! I mean, even the Target symbol next to Lilly’s is adorable!

Let me know your thoughts on LP coming to Target,