There is something super rewarding about even wanting to finish up a product because you loved it so much. So many cosmetics don’t make it through to a second purchase for me because I am very particular with what I’m willing to put on my skin and spend my money on.

It needs to deliver.

The good news is that there are lots of products out there that deliver and I’ve been on a mission to find them.


Recently I started to Marie Kondo the f**k out of my cosmetics and it feels awesome. If you haven't considered this method to simplifying yet, consider it now.

It's a work in progress for sure, but I am getting there. Everything from moisturizers, to makeup, oils, serums, body lotions, perfumes - my goals are to purge things I don't need and soon be using 100% cruelty-free, natural cosmetics.

Take a look below to discover what deserves a purchase.

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Spray

First gifted to me, I've now repurchased this calming, refreshing spray a number of times and consider it a beauty cabinet staple.

Indie Lee Daily Vitamin Infusion Oil

I've loved every Indie Lee product I have tried, and this facial oil is perfectly light and nourishing - great for day or night.

Embryolisse Lait Creme Moisturizer

Embryolisse is an old-school Parisian brand. You can buy it in French pharmacies and luckily you can get it online too. This one deserves the cult status it maintains.

Arcona Cranberry Toner

I’ve purchased this a few times already. It leaves your skin feeling clean and bouncy, not stripped, which is exactly what I want with a toner.

Arcona Triad Pads

Like the toner above, these pads leave your skin clean and soft. I use the bottle when I'm home, and the pads are perfect for traveling or your gym bag.

Osmosis Frequency Enhanced Water

I seriously notice a difference in my skin when using this. At first it felt like a bit of an unnecessary purchase, but the reviews I heard were raving and now I’m a believer too. Osmosis has skincare and makeup items I'm wanting to try now, too.

What products would make the cut for you when simplifying?