On My Vanity: February

It’s that special time of month where we talk all about the beauty products I’m using–and loving–this month. Let’s kick off On My Vanity, the February Edition!

Beautycounter Nourishing Rosewater Mist

At the tail end of winter, skin is often dry (yes, even in warm and sunny Florida!) and if your skin is anything like mine, it’s ready for some serious moisture.

That’s why this first product has been such a life saver for me. The Beautycounter Nourishing Rosewater Mist is like a drink of water for the skin–an incredible-smelling, infused-with-fresh-cut-roses-from-the-garden drink of water.


  • You can use this in place of toner; I spritz it on after cleansing.
  • If you have a more active toner you’re already using, it can also serve as a great additional step for moisture. Just spray after your regular toner has dried.
  • Use it as a makeup setter to add dewiness
  • It’s a clean beauty product–free of artificial fragrance and a bunch of other nasties
  • Read more about my love of clean beauty products HERE

SkinMedica Essential Defense Mineral Shield SPF 35

Always on the hunt for the next best physical sunblock, I picked up this gem recently when I was looking to try out a new formula.

I’ve been so impressed with its blendability, and the fact that it layers so well under makeup. Do know that if you are going to use this alone, if you’re anything other than fair-skinned, this will leave a slight (and I mean only slight) cast to your skin. Not Casper-like, but it will lighten you up a touch.

So if you’re going anywhere other than the school drop-off line, you may want to add a layer of tinted moisturizer on top. Otherwise, it’s good to go.

I often use this on its own, because let’s be honest, I’m not all that socially active during the week (hashtag mom life and shit), so this fits the bill perfectly for those days when I want great sun protection but also not to look too white.


  • It’s a physical sunblock, so no need to worry about chemical sunscreens soaking into your skin
  • Blends well
  • Can be used as a makeup primer
  • Sign up for the mailing list on Dermstore so you don’t miss one of their sales, where you can snag this for up to 20% off!

Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum

There’s a reason Drunk Elephant gets tons of press; the line is good.

Based on the philosophy that ingredients in a skincare product should never agitate the delicate balance of the skin, Drunk Elephant’s entire line–while not organic–is free of any potentially irritating ingredient that the founder, Tiffany Masterson, identified as potentially dangerous.

I’ve been a fan for a while, and this eye cream is just as good as the other products from the line I’ve loved.


  • Light texture that absorbs right away
  • Helps to diminish dark circles
  • Contains actives like black tea ferment, copper peptides and niacinamide
  • A great starter eye cream for someone in her 20’s or 30’s

Have you tried any of these products? What beauty goodies are you loving lately?

Let me know in Comments below!

2 thoughts on “On My Vanity: February”

  1. Hi Sonni,

    Just recently purchased Bobbi Brown Hydrating Primer Spray and Full Concealer wand in porcelain. Great products!

  2. Hey Jennifer! Nice! I love hearing what is working for other women… Will have to give those a try! I’m always in need of a full-coverage concealer (haha) so that will have to be next on my list! xo

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