Today we’re talking all things beauty products!

When it comes to beauty products are you in a committed relationship, or do you tend to play the field?

I generally fall into the “jump around and play the field camp” (in the beauty product department that is;)

I’m not loyal to just one brand, and I’m always on the lookout for new products. I also love learning from people like Angie from Hot and Flashy about anti-aging skincare, but I try to balance that by trying to simplify things and get decent results with the fewest products.

So while I am constantly changing things ups and experimenting there are a handful of products  I find myself repurchasing over and over.

Today I’m sharing those top 10 go-to’s…and many (5 out of the 10) are from Beautycounter, a favorite clean beauty brand that I represent.


My Top 5 Beautycounter Go-To’s

I always (naively) assumed that  “someone” was insuring that the stuff in the products our family puts on their skin and in their mouths were tested for safety. However, the amount of chemicals in some of the products  we use daily is shocking. Since learning more, I have made an effort to move my family over to  more safe products, especially the things I use on my skin daily.

Like many premium, high-quality brands, Beautycounter is not “discount-happy”, meaning the price is the price, and the value is there, and you won’t see a lot of crazy promotions. They do occasionally have sales – like right now – so it’s a great time to stock up or try the brand.

Here are my favorites picks that I use religiously:

1. CounterPlus Overnight Resurfacing Peel

This peel is a game changer.  You put it on before you head to bed and it helps bring your dull skin back to life and shows almost immediate results (unusual, I know, but true).  You will feel this peel when you put it on; I use it at least 3 to 4 times a week.  I wait 5 minutes after applying before adding my ​nighttime  moisturizer.

If I HAD to pick one item to get – this product would be it, hands down.  I’m using the sale to get more.

2. Countermatch Refresh Foaming Cleanser

I’ve been all over the map with cleansers but have settled on this on as my favorite. The creamy foam gets your skin squeaky clean without , removes every trace of eye and face make-up and leaves your skin soft and smooth, not dry and tight.  And since I hit my 50’s, I have really sensitive eyes, and this one does not bother them one bit.

Countermatch Cleanser

3. Day Cream and Night Cream 

I use this day cream, Countermatch Adaptive Moisturizer every morning  after my  serums (numbers 6 &7 below) – and before my sunscreen (which I also love and get on amazon through subscribe & save).

I use this night cream, Countertime Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream every night before bed. I even use it under my eyes in lieu of a separate eye product. It’s deeply hydrating,  supports elasticity, and visibly firms while minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Another more affordable and highly rated (and Angie approved)  night cream is this one.



  • Retinatural Complex: We took two of the most powerhouse plant-derived ingredients available and created a scientific breakthrough. Bakuchiol has been shown to provide skin-care results that are comparable to retinol—without harmful side effects such as skin irritation and increased sun sensitivity—and Swiss Alpine rose boosts the skin’s antioxidant defense.
  • Tetrapeptide:Helps increase skin elasticity, minimize the appearance of lines, boost visible firmness, and smooth skin surface.
  • Fermented Sugars (Biosaccharide Gum-1): This blend of fermented sugars helps soothe skin while helping slow the visible effects of aging by optimizing hydration for renewed skin.

Another more affordable and highly rated (and Angie approved)  night cream is this one.

BC day cream


My eye-makeup collection is pretty minimal.  See the eye brighter sticks I use below (#10) and use this link to get $10 off your first order with Thrive Cosmetics. 

  1. If I use an eye pencil (which I don’t always do) I use this one in brown or navy.
  2. I love this brow gel and use it to color, fill and shape my brows. It’s the BEST brow product I’ve ever tried…and is also fool-proof, which is key for me.

5. Lippies!

I absolutely LOVE Beautycounter lipsticks.  The fact that something going so close to my mouth is safe is obviously important, and I also love the way they glide on, how they taste and smell, and the colors!   If I could only have one type of make-up, I’d pick lipstick.  I feel naked and washed out without it (and can use it as blush in a pinch;)

I use the lip gloss (love dahlia)) The Sheer Lipstick is what I have in my pocket and in my car at all times (usually in Rose but recently I mostly wear the Plum).   I’m a lipstick fanatic so I have several shades.



6. Timeless  Vitamin C Serum

I use this serum each morning after cleansing (or sometimes I skip cleansing in the am and just splash with water). I apply it all over my face (avoiding lips and eyelids), and then down my neck, chest and back of hands.  I’ve been using it for over a year and notice an improvement in my skin. I use it daily and liberally, so this brand has been a big money saver too. I found out about it from Angie and it’s formulated with the same exact ingredients as SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic but with 20% pure L-Ascorbic acid making it more effective…at a small fraction of the price.


7. Other Serums

You can see my daily skincare routine by clicking HERE.


8. IT Cosmetics Foundation / CC Cream

I’ve been using this foundation or the CC cream for years and keep going back to it. I use the CC cream almost every single day…I get neutral medium and neutral tan depending on how tan I am and sometimes mix the two together.   You can buy it at Ulta, Sephora, etc…or QVC.  I order it on Amazon.  I’m also a huge fan of this foundation brush, developed by Angie of Hot and Flashy.  For concealer I alternate between these two favorites from Beautycounter and Tarte.  I love cream blushes from Beautycounter as well as this cream blush from Fenty.




9. Honest Beauty Extreme Length Mascara + Primer

I forget who turned me on to this 2 in 1, clean mascara (from the company founded by Jessica Alba), but whoever you are – thank you! It’s affordable, clean and it WORKS. I get it on amazon with subscribe and save so I don’t forget to replace it.

honest mascara

10. Thrive Cosmetics Brilliant Eye Brightener

I DO know who turned me on to this secret weapon (thank you Carol Kolster)! This pencil in Stella is my “I got 9 hours of sleep” tool. She taught me to put it in the inner corner of my eye and on my brow bone. I even run it along my lower water line. The brightening effect is magical! 

There you have it – my top 10 beauty products I use on repeat.

Now, do tell! What products to you repurchase over and over? We’d love to hear what’s working for you! Share below, or over in the private B.Styled #justgetdressed  Facebook Group!

Thanks for reading and remember to #justgetdressed;)