My Top Beauty Picks For A Fresh Start

There's something about starting a new year that makes me want to have a fresh start in all aspects of my life -- especially BEAUTY. I started the year by giving my blog a much-needed makeover, which has left me feeling more inspired than ever. Now it's time to move onto my favorite topic. sephorainsidejcpenny

I love that I have a JCPenney store so close to home. Whether you are looking for the perfect workout outfit, accessories or equipment, or revamping your kitchen appliances to accommodate a new diet, JCPenney has everything you need to refresh your diet and exercise regimen no matter your budget. And as many of you might already know they also have Sephora inside JCPenney which has everything I need for my fresh start this year. I want to take a moment and share some of my picks from the salon including skin care, application and makeup.



Skin care is incredibly important to me and one of the brands I absolutely trust is Peter Thomas Roth. I went straight to this section to grab the Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-tox Foaming Cleanser. You can have all the fun in the world with makeup, but nothing is better than having a clear canvas to apply it to. This cleanser is meant to detoxify your skin of impurities and environmental pollutants. It's gentle on the skin leaving it softer, hydrated and radiant. This cleanser will also sooth irritated skin for a flawless canvas. My favorite thing about this foaming cleanser is that it has cucumber extracts which leaves my skin feeling so fresh.


Another top pick for me is the SEPHORA COLLECTION Face The Day: Full Face Brush Set. Every girl needs a great set of makeup brushes and the SEPHORA COLLECTION brushes are amazing quality. There's nothing more convenient than a set made up all of the main brushes you constantly reach for, in an accompanying cute case to match. This brush set contains 5 essential brushes:

  • Foundation Brush
  • Powder Brush
  • Large Shadow Brush
  • Large Brow Brush
  • Smudge Brush

It also comes with a Contour Eye Pencil and a super cute clutch making it easy for you to travel with, keep the brushes safely stored or to just throw it in your bag for touch-ups.



Moving on to makeup -- if you're going to invest in some new products get yourself a really good eyeshadow palette and an amazing lipstick. I own many of the Urban Decay eyeshadows and palettes and I know you guys will love the Urban Decay Shadow Box. This palette is made up of a dozen shades ranging in tones. You can easily create day and night looks and control the level of drama you want on the eyes. The pigmentation on Urban Decay eyeshadows are amazing. These shadows will stay put on the lids until the moment you decide to remove your makeup. As for lips, I think you should ever leave the house without lipstick. You should have your go-to everyday shades and a bold color that makes you stand out. Smashbox has you covered with both. I made my way over to the Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick collection and literally wanted one of each shade. These lipsticks are long-lasting, go on smooth and have vitamins C and E. You guys know I love my nude shades, but for this fresh start I had to go with a more daring color -- Femme Fatale (a gorgeous deep plum shade).


I'm ready to look and feel gorgeous with my picks from JCPenney. No matter what your needs are, chances are you'll be able to find it at a JCPenney store and at an incredible price. They have you covered with fashion, beauty and home with brands that we love and trust. What did you think of my top beauty picks?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of JCPenney. The opinions and text are all mine.