Year End Best Of Beauty Edition

We are wrapping up 2013 and with all the beauty products we test out over here, Shop, Eat and Sleep see what we love in hair, skincare, body and make up that we will use in 2014 as well.


Agave Healing Oil Smoothing Conditioner

A lightweight but deeply penetrating conditioner that can be used on all hair types. This product line which also has a shampoo and hair serum provides soft and manageable hair for everyone.

Color Wow Root Cover Up

I hit Thirty and the grays just started to creep in. In between dye jobs, and when a new one pops up randomly, I've started to apply this temporary root cover up to save me from embarrassment. I've also used it to fill in my brows as well.

Ouidad  Mediterranean Bay Leaf Exfoliating Hair and Scalp Treatment

Queen of Curl Ouidad's,    extensive product line has been a favorite here at SES for sometime but, this complex formula helps not only stimulate  your scalp but also  promotes hair growth and  rids your hair of product build up as well.

Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin and Nails Vitamins

One of the few dietary supplements that  I take, this biotin rich vitamin takes about a month to see results but I am trimming my hair less and see a glow in my skin and harder nails.

Badger Botanical Hair Oil
Turn your locks up with one pump of this argan, jojoba and baobab oil mixture. Hair maintains luster and softness without heavy product build up.

Body Care

Egyptian Magic
My little secret but with the wintry months, it has been a life saver. No ash over here with this all purpose skin cream

Balanced Guru Scrub Me Crazy Exfoliate

It's all about natural and organic products in 2013 and this coffee based scrub leaves my skin soft and had reportedly decreased the sight of cellulite.

Herbacin Lemongrass + Ginger Shower Gel

Showers are necessary luxuries and this invigorating gel knocks the competition out of the ballpark. Ginger and lemongrass are eyeopening scents and the naturally based ingredients protect your skin all day.

Nourish Organic Deodorant

Another sustainable and USDA certified beauty product. This deodorant provides relief from having BO as well as safe application in your lymph node areas.


Artistry Intensive Skincare Renewing Peel
Low on funds to get a professional facial, do this at home and you will have professional results. Idiot proof with glowing skin results you'll save money and look great.

 Arcona Triad Pads 

No one likes the process of make up removal but we have to do it. These cranberry infused pads not only cleanses but also tones and hydrates.

Josie Moran Argan Oil
I can't begin to tell you the wonders of this product. Argan oils' multi purpose usage has been proclaimed since we launched this blog and with since it can be used day and night and year round, this is a key component to skin care.

Murad Essential C Cleanser

The father of dermatology, Dr. Murad's vitamin packed anti-oxidant cleanser enriches your face and gives you true fresh feel.

Skyn Iceland Cooling Daily Lotion
 The hydrating lotion  is the perfect antidote for  stress  deprived skin. A great addition to your skincare routine.

Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mud Spa Mask

Another at home spa technique that will save you money, this mask literally breathes life back into your face with sea kelp and at less than $2, it makes for great gifts.

La Vigne Lip Therapy
 Another small beauty brand with huge results this therapeutic  cream keeps your lips supple  and smooth through the winter months.


Nars Laguna Illuminator
I love a good glow and I  have sworn by Nars products since I was a teenager. This illuminator is excellent for girls who don't want to do foundation but want some sexy coverage. Your face will shine bright like a diamond.

Mally Age Rebel  Eye Shadow Smoky Quartz

When I want to get that I'm not made up but I want to still look great, I rub this stay on forever cream to powder shadow along with the mascara listed below and the world is a better place.

Marcelle  Xtension Plus Lengthening & Curling Mascara

I don't have lashes but this brush and mascara combo opens my eyes and makes my face seem years younger.