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5 Beauty Products We're Obsessing Over This Month

Hair care and makeup and nails – oh, my!
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Hey, girls! Though I usually stick to fashion-related articles, I decided to switch it up this time around with a beauty post.

Here's a little look at 5 of my favorite beauty products I've been using this month. The best part? The most expensive item is $24 – though most are under $10. (After all, you gotta save that $$$ for presents!) Check 'em out below.

1. Renpure Coconut Water Hydrating Shampoo

Renpure coconut water shampoo

Product: Renpure Coconut Water Shampoo - $8.99 at Target

About two years ago, I decided to make the switch to sulfate-free shampoos. Since then, I've tried a bunch of formulas – some worked wonders for my hair, others made it look like a rat's nest. Renpure's Coconut Water shampoo is definitely one of the fab ones.

Why do I love it? It's lightweight, thoroughly cleans my locks, and has a really subtle coconut scent. There's a coordinating conditioner, but I've actually been using their coconut milk conditioner for an extra dose of moisture.

Bonus: the pump makes it super-easy to use and looks great in the shower. (Yes, those kinds of things are important!)

2. Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Unscented Dry Shampoo

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo

Product: Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo - $5.99 at Ulta

When I tried dry shampoos in the past, I didn't like them. They either smelled awful, left a gross-feeling residue, or made my hair look worse for the wear. The odor thing was the biggest turn-off for me, so when I saw that Not Your Mother's made an unscented version, I decided to give it a whirl.

Now, I'm the biggest proponent of dry shampoo. Seriously, this one adds a crazy amount of volume to my locks and gets rid of excess oil, so I can skip shampooing when I'm in a rush (...or just feeling lazy). The best part? It feels like there's no product at all in my hair. No more icky residue – woo!

3. Benefit Cosmetics ka-BROW! Cream-Gel Eyebrow Color with Brush

Benefit Ka-Brow! eyebrow color

Product: Benefit ka-BROW! Eyebrow Color - $24 at Sephora 

I never realized what a huge difference filled-in eyebrows could make until I tried out Benefit's ka-BROW! The creamy gel formula is extremely buildable, so you can easily make your brows look as subtle or as bold as you'd like.

The built-in bush is amazing. You just pop it off and attach it to the cap for an easy-to-handle beauty tool. I love the fact that I can just toss it in my bag and go.

This formula is ultra-pigmented, but runs a tad dark IMO, so you may want to test it out the shades at your local Sephora or Ulta before you buy. I have dark brown hair and eyebrows, and found that shade "04 Medium" worked best for me.

4. Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lipstick in "Mauve It"

Maybelline Color Sensational the Loaded Bolds lipstick in Mauve It

Product: Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lipstick in "Mauve It" - $5.59 at Target 

I bought this shade on a whim on a Target run, and let me tell you, it's been one of my best impulse buys.

Though the shade looks fairly light in the tube, on my lips it's actually a deep, rich pinkish-brown. The formulation is very opaque and has a matte finish.

Honestly, Maybelline's been killin' it with their entire Loaded Bolds line (I've also tried and loved "Gone Greige"!), but "Mauve It" is a fantastic everyday lipstick. It's neutral yet bold and lasts forever on your lips without drying them out.

5. OPI "I Knead Sour-Dough" Nail Polish

OPI I Knead Sour Dough nail polish

Product: OPI "I Knead Sour-Dough" Nail Polish - $7.65 on Jet 

Though this isn't a new nail color, it is a new-to-me one. I chose this polish while getting a manicure a few weeks back, and immediately ordered my own bottle when I got home. This color is that good.

"I Knead Sour-Dough" is a brownish-red hue that has a metallic, almost copper-like look. It's subtle yet eye-catching, and a really fresh pick for this season. I received so many compliments while wearing this shade that I'm sure it's going to become one of my go-tos. And like most OPI shades, it's a high-quality, long-wearing formula that'll look good for days after you polish.

Your thoughts?

What's your go-to lipstick this month? Which nail polish do you reach for again and again? Have you tried any of my picks? Tell me what you're thinking by leaving a comment below.

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