back to school beauty shopping list


No matter how many years out I get, the beginning of September never loses its start-of-the-school-year feeling. I can still conjure the excitement of getting my back-to-school shopping list, taking great care to choose the perfect new notebooks and pencils with which to begin. The energy to get organized and start with a clean slate inevitably hits and I spend a day cleaning, decluttering and making room for a few new supplies. Here is what’s on my shopping list this season, in line with fall’s best beauty trends.

REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream – I’ll be swapping my usual moisturizer for this calming cream that soothes redness and sensitivity plus protects from UV damage and premature aging.

Moon Juice Beauty Shroom Exfoliating Acid Potion – After listening to Moon Juice-founder Amanda Chantal Bacon discuss her new skincare products on Fat Mascara (episode 116), I was anxiously awaiting the launch of this potion she created to give the same results as the cult-favorite P50 but with a clean formula.

Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops – One pump of this serum mixed in with my BB cream creates a subtle glow, but what I love most is the antioxidants protecting my skin from pollution and environmental stressors.

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick – This is the lip product I never knew I needed until now for a shiny, glossy finish with the convenience of a stick and hydration of a balm.

Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eye Shadow – For upcoming weddings and events, my go-to look will be natural makeup and metallic lids thanks to this eyeshadow infused with micro-glitter in beautiful warm-tone hues.

Slipsilk Scrunchies – Without getting too ’90s, I love these thin scrunchies covered with silk so as to not cause breakage or ridges.

Reverie Milk Anti-Frizz Leave-In Nourishing Treatment – Along with a keratin treatment, this cream is giving me the shiny, soft, smooth hair I want, plus it smells incredible.