Need Better Glow in the Wintertime?

The answer is yes.

Nothing boosts your mood, and self-esteem more, than getting a double look from a cutie walking down the street. Times that by like 60 and that's what happens when you use a proper blush or cheek stain. Trust me when I tell you, it. is. the. blush. I actually experimented this on my NYC commute for a week. I did my hair the same way, did my makeup the same (half-ass) way, for a week - the only change up: blush.

When I didn't have blush on... nobody even looked at me. I wish I was kidding.

So here's a roundup of my favorite blushes and/or cheek stains that work beautifully, in no particular order (though, I WILL tell you my favorite):

I did not wake up like this...

My favorite? I have used Benefit's Coralista blush for as long as I can remember. Years. I use it in both the winter and summer, which is hard to come by a good hybrid blush for season change!

I was asked on Instagram what I do/use in my hair to make it look so healthy (as seen in the photo above)...

answer: I try to stretch out my washes. I go for every other day or every two days. My hair loves to get a bit mingy fast, so I usually can never go longer than two days. When I do wash and blow dry my hair, I use Ion's Volume Builder spray! It has a heat activated thickener which does ABSOLUTE wonders to my roots, because I tend to have a flat top (my hair gets superrrr heavy when it grows out) so this product really, really helps with volume and thickening! 3-4 sprits is plenty and be sure to brush your hair afterwards to evenly spread the product - your hair will get greasy if you spray too much. I know this from experience....

What cheek stains/blush do you love that I haven't tried yet?! Leave us a comment below...