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March 9, 2022

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Team LIY

There’s definitely a convenience factor of being able to run down to the local CVS or grocery store for your beauty needs. But as we get older, we’re realizing the benefit to spending a bit more on our beauty items, even if that means not having them in 10 minutes or less! It’s no secret that we love Amazon around here [ummm did we mention we have an LIY Amazon Finds and Fails Facebook Group?], and are a frequent stop on our delivery drivers’ routes!

Once we started poking around in the beauty section, we started realizing just how many of our Premium Beauty brands [think non-drugstore] items were actually available on Amazon as certified sellers! You might be surprised how many of your favorite items are also available for easy, quick shipping! Take a look at which of our favorites are available for easy at-home delivery!

Erin’s Favorites on Amazon

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

I can’t say enough good things about this lip mask. Buy it, use it nightly [it will last you forever], and enjoy never having dry, cracked lips again. This stuff is magic [even my husband swears by it!] 

MoroccanOil Hair Care Products

Blow-Dry Concentrate // Perfect Defense // Dry Texture Spray // Luminous Hairspray

My hairstylist got me hooked on MoroccanOil products years ago and I still use them every single day. My favorites are the Perfect Defense which I spray on after I blow dry my hair but before I use hot tools and the Texturizing Spray which I use after my hair is styled to add an extra bit of volume and grit to my hair. The best part about any MoroccanOil product: the smell. I could bathe in this stuff. 

T3 1-Inch Curling Iron

T3 1-Inch Curling Iron

Another product my hairstylist turned me on to after using it on my hair every time I was at the salon – this T3 1-inch curling iron. Not only is she pretty [that rose gold detail though 😍] she works like a champ. I like that the barrel seems to be a little longer than most which makes curling a little easier! It does have several heat settings so you can crank that baby as high or as low as you want! All in all, it’s been a great curling iron for me and I’d highly recommend it!

Olaplex Hair Care

No. 3 Hair Perfector // Shampoo & Conditioner // No. 6 Bond Smoother // Bonding Oil

I’m sure you’ll notice a trend in this post when it comes to Olaplex, but there is no denying that several of us on the team are big fans of the hair care brand. I’ve been using the shampoo and conditioner for years [my newest favorite is the purple shampoo which has helped color-correct my hair so much!] but also love several of the masks as well for hydrating and strengthening my hair. If you haven’t tried Olaplex yet, you may want to give it a go for healthier, stronger, hair! 

Blaq Eye Masks

Blaq Eye Masks

I know, these look really good 🤣. While I may not choose to wear these in public, you better believe I’m wearing them around the house first thing in the morning on days where I could use some help in the de-puffing arena. I’ve been using these charcoal activated eye masks for years and am always so blown away by their performance. In just 10-15 minutes I see big improvements around my eye area when it comes to tightening and brightening the skin! 

More of Erin’s Premium Beauty Favorites:

Steph’s Favorites on Amazon

Olaplex No. 8

Olaplex No. 8

I’ve been a faithful Olaplex user for years, so when I realized there was a number available I didn’t have, I jumped right on it! I stopped coloring my hair  a couple of years ago, and switched to having an intense moisture treatment and glaze applied for shine in-salon. While those services have been great for the health of my hair – it’s much healthier than it was when I started so I’m making the switch to this at home treatment instead! Saving some money, and a little time! 

Brazilian Blowout Dry Oil / Brazilian Blowout Straightening Balm 

Brazilian Blowout Dry Oil / Brazilian Blowout Straightening Balm 

My hair has never been quite sure if it wanted to be curly or straight. What I think it really wants to be is frizzy – regardless of the temperature, humidity levels or season! The number of hair products under my sink over the years that I’ve tried to fight this is just outrageous. Finally, this dynamic duo (Brazilian Blowout Dry Oil / Brazilian Blowout Straightening Balm ) is shutting it down! I squirt a small amount of each into my hand, mix together and apply to towel dried hair, and dry and style as normal! I love that it has a heat protectant in it, and truly has made my hair much more sleek and resistant to frizz for the 2-4 days until I wash it again.

Eyelash Separator

Eyelash Separator

I like to wear a lot of mascara, but don’t like my lashes looking like spider legs. One quick swipe of this after I apply mascara, and VOILA- no more clumps, Just separated and fanned out lashes!

The Sponge, by Makeup Eraser

The Sponge, by Makeup Eraser

I’ve been a Makeup Eraser fan for quite a while, so when I saw this product it was an easy sale! Simply use as normal, then throw in the washer and dryer after a week or so for a clean and sanitized sponge! I did make sure to wash it in a load that didn’t use fabric softener, along with my Makeup Eraser, Turbie Towelshower cap and washable cotton rounds

More of Steph’s Premium Beauty Favorites:

Hannah’s Favorites on Amazon

Elemis Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask 

Elemis Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask 

I’ve been hearing a lot about Elemis product over the years and finally took a chance! As a mom of two, who doesn’t sleep well, the bags and dark circles under my eyes were on another level no matter what I tried. After reading reviews about this eye mask, all I can say is WOW! I’ve said goodbye to the dark circles and puffiness has reduced significantly! I loved this so much I also started using their Sensitive Cleansing Wash! If you’ve been on the fence, highly recommend Elemis products! I’ve been really loving what I’ve been using!

Grande Cosmetics Grandemascara 

Grande Cosmetics Grandemascara 

After a year of lash extensions by lashes were in desperate need of help! I knew Grande Cosmetics was well known for its lash serum so I thought this mascara would be worth trying! Not only does it make my lashes look longer and fuller but also SO much healthier! I love that it glides on, doesn’t clump and gives my lashes just what they need to look healthier!

More of Hannah’s Premium Beauty Favorites:

Claire’s Favorites on Amazon

Olaplex Favorites

Olaplex No.0 / Olaplex No.4 Shampoo / Olaplex No.5 Conditioner / Olaplex No 6 Bond Smoother / Olaplex Bond Intense Moisture Mask / Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil

It’s no secret we love Olaplex here at LIY! I find the shampoo and conditioner to be a little bit heavy for my fine hair, so I don’t use it for every single wash [mainly after bleaching or when it’s looking damaged]. However, I LOVE the No.6 leave in for styling along with No. 7 Bonding Oil and the moisture mask during the winter months when my hair is extremely dry! *chef’s kiss* 

Redken Favorites

Redken Bonding Shampoo / Redken Bonding Conditioner / Redken Leave In Conditioner

As I mentioned above, I find Olaplex shampoo & conditioner to be a little bit heavy for my hair. If you’ve run into the same issue, I can’t recommend the Redken Bonding line enough! It’s slightly more lightweight and doesn’t seem to make my hair heavy or greasy. My stylist has even complimented me on how healthy my hair looks after using these products! Dare I say they work better than Olaplex??? 10/10! 

Morrocanoil Favorites

Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo / Moroccanoil Color Continue Conditioner / Moroccanoil Smoothing Lotion / Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream / Weightless Hydrating Hair Mask / Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo

Confession: I have over 30 bottles of soap [yes, 3-0] in my shower at the moment. If you need shampoo recommendations, I’m your girl. It also helps to have a bestie stylist. 😉 If you’re a fan of Moroccanoil, these are a few of my favorite products! Results aside, I’m a sucker for the scent of these products! If you’re someone who likes fragranced products, these are dreamy! I mentioned above I have pretty fine hair, so some products can be too heavy and cause it to look greasy. If you have the same issue, I LOVE the Weightless Hydrating Hair Mask – all the hydration without the heavy feel! And Dry Shampoo [I use the light tones, but they have a dark shade too!] for days in between washes! 

Brow & Lash Favorites

Brow Wiz / Clear Brow Gel / NO MORE BAGGAGE / RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner

Introducing the easiest eye/lash/brow routine! I had my eyebrows microbladed a few years ago, so I use the Brow Wiz to fill in any spots that have faded and a Clear Brow Gel to hold everything in place. Next, NO MORE BAGGAGE is one of my all-time favorite products for reducing under-eye bags and dark circles. A little bit of a splurge product, but I saved the best for last. I’ve been using RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner consistently for several months and can honestly say my lashes are looking longer than ever! It is on the pricier side, but it has lasted a long time and I can say I absolutely notice a difference in my lashes!

More of Claire’s Premium Beauty Favorites:

Lauren’s Favorites on Amazon

Julep It’s Balm 2-in-1 Lip Balm + Buildable Lipstick

Julep It’s Balm 2-in-1 Lip Balm + Buildable Lipstick [color is Nectar Pink Creme]

I LOVE the Julep creme to powder eyeshadow sticks and so I was hoping I’d love the balm+lipstick just as much! Winner winner chicken dinner, I loved it! Feels like a balm but wears like a lipstick. By the end of the day I still had some residual color which felt natural rather than splotchy! It does come off while eating/drinking, but like I said, it looks natural still! 

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

I’d been on the hunt for the perfect waterproof liquid eyeliner, and I think I found it with this! I love the way that the applicator glides on easily and can give a subtle cat eye if desired. It’s truly waterproof, as proved through toddler swimming lesson splashing, 

TAN-LUXE The Face – Illuminating Self-Tan Drops

TAN-LUXE The Face – Illuminating Self-Tan Drops

I’d heard such great things about these self-tan drops and HAD to try them – and within 2 days of using them I was hooked! Simply add a few drops to your serum or moisturizer, and your face will get the gradual safe glow it deserves in no time!

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Tinted Brow Gel

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Tinted Brow Gel

I’m a wanna-be brow girl, but need all the help I can get! So between microblading in some faux-hairs and this tinted brow gel, I’m getting as much fullness as I can “naturally” hope for! It keeps the hairs in place, darkens things up a bit, and gives a bit of volume as needed!

More of Lauren’s Premium Beauty Favorites:

Katy’s Favorites On Amazon

Buxom Plumping Polish

Buxom Plumping Polish

Plump it upppp! Buxom glosses are just so good. They give you that plump pout and these have the perfect amount of glitter. Grab one because I think you will fall in love!!

OPI Nail Polish

OPI Nail Polish [One Heckla of a color!] 

If you’ve used OPI Nail polish, then you know it’s top notch. From the color options, to application it truly is one of the best polishes you can find!

Dermalogia Age Bright Clearing Serum

Dermalogica Age Bright Clearing Serum

I’ve been struggling with hormonal acne again the past few months and an esthetician recommended this serum to me. I feel like it honestly has helped and that my skin looks brighter and clearer overall. It still feels hydrating and can be used under makeup! 

HAUS LABORATORIES Liquid Eyeliner

HAUS LABORATORIES Liquid Eyeliner

Anyone else scared of liquid eyeliner? I have always made a huge mess with it and haven’t bought any in YEARS. I have heard great things about Lady Gaga’s brand, Haus Laboratories – especially the eyeliner and let me tell you it did NOT disappoint. It glides on so easily, doesn’t smudge, and stays put all day! I’ve been trying to perfect the perfect wing…if you have any tips feel free to comment and let me know 🤣

More of Katy’s Premium Beauty Favorites:

Cassidy’s Favorites on Amazon

La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C Face Serum / IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream / Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip and Cheek Cream

I am a huuuuuge fan of La Roche-Posay products [see my skincare post here] and some of the best advice that I have gotten in my mid 20s is to start using a Vitamin C serum! Insert this little bottle of magic! I love the way it makes my skin feel and doesn’t make me breakout! 

Another fave brand – IT Cosmetics! I use SOOOOO many of their products and this is definitely one of my favorites [along with their CC cream]! I have always struggled with dark circles and while nothing “truly” gets rid of them, this cream comes close! It’s definitely confidence in an eye cream, I won’t use anything but this stuff!
I have had a few Stila products here and there but I hadn’t tried their famous dual lip and cheek cream! To put it simply, I love it. I am totally sold. I will never buy blush in a powder again! I feel like this actually lasts all day and it gives me that perfect sun kissed look!

More of Cassidy’s Premium Beauty Favorites:

LIY Ambassador Favorites on Amazon

Ashley’s Buildup Buster Clarifying Shampoo // Rich Cream Conditioner

Buildup Buster Clarifying Shampoo // Rich Cream Conditioner

Calling all curly girls, again! I know I shared a bargain conditioning option previously but I would be doing a disservice if I didn’t bring you this powerhouse combination. For years, I have been a Devacurl devotee and I’ve stayed for a reason. They have formulas that are made for every curl type out there and cover all your needs from cleansing to styling and beyond! Check it out & thank me later 😊

Sthefany’s PMD Cleansing Device


PMD Cleansing Device

Take your skincare routine to the next level. Hey LIY, Sthefany here! This fabulous smart facial cleanser deep cleans every pore after a long day of wearing makeup. It’s designed to apply other skincare products as well. The four different modes give you the flexibility to adjust to what is comfortable for you. It’s worth every penny to have cleaner and radiant skin.

Sthefany’s Color Wow Pop & Lock

Color Wow Pop & Lock

What is one hair product that you must have? Sthefany here! I have to admit, this is my first time using/knowing of this brand, but I am loving it. My hair is frizzy and has a ton of flyaways. This product has helped minimize this problem. Recommendation: use less than a pump on wet or dry hair. A little goes a long way.

Lisa’s Eau Thermale Spring Water Facial Mist

Eau Thermale Spring Water Facial Mist

Next to SPF 30 sunblock for my face, this is my go to when heading to the beach or pool! I have a bottle with me in my summer bag at all times. A great spring water that is refreshing, soothing, and cool without having to jump in water.

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