Favorite Beauty Products 2018

As I age (less than two months from turning 4-0!), I realize that I am more and more into beauty products. There is something about these little bottles that make me feel healthier, prettier, and happier! Youth in a bottle….Here is what I currently can’t live without!



1. Bioderma Atoderm Creme


Sounds so boring and generic — just body cream. And yet, this is the best body cream I have found in a long time. It is ultra nourishing, has no smell, is not greasy, goes on smoothly, and does what it is supposed to do. It is the perfect hydrating skin for your body!  A must.


Big bottle and not expensive.


2. Doctor Rogers Restore Face Wash


I have written about this product before but I can’t say enough about it. It is truly the best face wash I have ever used. Natural, nor harmful, effective, and unscented. Wins all around.


Can’t live without.



3. Dr. Barnara Sturm Glow Drops


I was introduced to these glow drops by a friend in the know, and I am not sure how I had never heard of them before. I love using them after I put my make up on just to add a little glow and hydration. Perfect for that oh-so-desired-dewy-look.


Even the name is dreamy — GLOW DROPS — give me some of that.


4. Augustinus Bader The Cream


How did I ever live without this cream? Not too heavy, not oily, just the right amount of hydration for daytime.


Magic in a blue bottle.


5. Cle de Peau Radiant Stick Foundation


Recently, I went to Barneys with that ever-in-the-know-friend to visit my favorite makeup artist, Oscar, to tell us what we needed. As someone who doesn’t like looking “made up”, I always in search of low-maintenance but highly effective make up. So sure enough, Oscar told me I needed to get this foundation stick. And YEP, in love with it already.


Sheer dewy stick.


6. Westman Atelier Blush Stick


Oscar also told me I needed this cream blush…..and MAN do I love it oh so much. I am going to have Oscar come give a tutorial to me and some friends (who is in?) for day time and nighttime make up — think it would be fun *and* educational. He showed us how to apply this blush on the cheeks *AND* on the eye — game changer. Watch out — 2019, I am going to look GOOD as a 40 year old 🙂


Soft, creamy cheek color.



What products are you currently loving? Do share — I cannot ever have enough…..

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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  1. I am currently obsessed with the brand “Love, Beauty, and Planet”. It’s an organic cosmetics brand and their lotion is to die for.

  2. Just ordered all these products on your recommendation. It’s so helpful to hear what you are loving. I am in Washington DC and definitely don’t have someone at a Barney’s counter to give me good product recommendations, so when you say “can’t live without” I sit up and take notice. Thanks for your blog and keep it coming. Also, love the plug for roller skating AND the gold leg warmers. Elizabeth A. Washington DC

  3. I am loving all of these. The blush is my fav, a total workhorse, I use it on cheeks, eyelids and lips for quick natural face. Love the restore facewash. Wonder if you have any inside scoop on a great serum and a toner.

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