Our Top 5 Favorite Products

Written by: Madeleine
In Collaboration with: Brittany

New year, new products! We are always on the lookout for products that are worth your buck; so, we figured we'd share our top products from 2013!

Brittany's Picks:
1) YSL Babydoll Mascara

This unique formula helps separate each lash to create a 24 hour lasting, wide-eyed look! I just use on coat and my lashes stay long, thick, and clump-free all day. (Available at Sephora, $30)

2) Elizabeth and James Nirvana Perfume
Nirvana was just released only a couple months ago and it is Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen's first fragrance. I was lucky enough to receive it as a Christmas gift and I have been wearing it ever since! The Nirvana Black has essence of sandalwood, violet, and vanilla that creates a delicate, sensual balance. (Available at Sephora, $75)

3) DermOrganic

If your hair needs some love after all the heat products you use, try Derm Organic shampoo, conditioner, and oil. Argan oil is used in most of the products to help create a soft and silky look. They even have skincare products as well! (Available online at DermOrganics)

4) Enrorich Gel Insoles

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is how I can wear heels all day long; in this post, I will finally reveal my magic trick… Enrorich gel insoles from Aldo! They are only around $10, but they do wonders for your feet! (Available at Aldo, prices vary)

5) Estee Lauder's Double Wear Light
I was obsessed with full coverage foundation, not because I needed the coverage, but because it seemed to create a more complete look. However, that was until I tried Estee Lauder Double Wear Light. I was always a little opposed to Estee Lauder because I thought the collection was for older women, but I can now firmly say that it is not! It's perfect because it covers, conceals, and evens skin tone, but it's not heavy, looks natural, and lasts all day! (Available at Estee Lauder)

Madeleine's Picks:
1) Urban Decay B6 Spray

All my life I've struggled with acne and discoloration and I have tried so many different products. I happened to stumble across the Urban Decay B6 Spray as a sample from Sephora. I cannot believe that I had never heard of it or even tried it because it has completely changed my skin for the better. It is a vitamin-infused complexion prep spray that helps reduce redness, minimize pores, and absorbs oil. The main ingredient is Vitamin E that provides antioxidants and willow bark that is rich in natural salicylic acid. I use it twice a day after I cleanse my face and it has made such a difference for my complexion. (Available at Urban Decay, $33)

2) Victoria's Secret, VS Perfect Body Smooth Paraffin

Since I work with my hands so much, it is hard to keep them hydrated and moisturized. I've spent so much money trying to find a treatment that actually works. At work, the girls were talking about this ultimate hand treatment cream that we sell. I have to say, I was skeptical about it because nothing has helped my hands. Now it is all I wear and my hands are moisturized and don't crack from dryness anymore! (Only available at Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale)

3) Benefit Erase Paste

When I don't get enough sleep, I get awful bags under my eyes; I would pile on cover-up and foundation to get rid of them, but it never worked. Then Brittany actually turned me on to Benefit' Erase Paste. The unique formula is a cream that has high covering power without looking caky or leaving residue. I even use it on parts of my face that have permeant redness or scaring. (Available at Sephora, $26)

4) Sally Hansen Salon Pro Gel Polish

I was tired of painting my nails all the time or spending money for manicures, so I invested in a gel kit from Sally Hansen. Even though it was expensive, it was worth it. Now I can have a nice manicure that lasts for about 2 weeks and helps promote nail growth and health! It is at the top of my list for any retail working girl! (Available at Target, $70)

5) Marc Jacobs Beauty, Lovemarc Lip Gel

Ask anyone and they will tell you I am a lipstick fanatic! I have tried so many brands and I have a solid collection. But, Marc Jacobs' lipsticks are by far the best. They don't dry out your lips and don't bleed during the day (with or without liner). I get the best compliments when I wear his line because the colors are so rich. (Available at Sephora, $30)