My 5 Favorite Mood Boosting Products

I wanted to share my five favorite products I go to when I need a little mood boost or that always make me a little happier when I use them, and it was so fun to go through my products to figure out which are the most immediate mood boosters. These are all first and foremost amazing smelling products, and they all happen to also have incredible formulas and efficacy. As always, thank you so much for being here, and it would mean so much to me if you subscribe here or on Instagram @liftbakelove for new posts!

Aesop Rind Concentrate Body Balm – This is the most amazing smelling product I own, hands down. If I need a pick me up, this is always what I reach for first, because it smells like fresh squeeze citrus and is so bright and fresh. It always makes me so happy. I got this on sale for $82, and while it is expensive, you do get 17 oz which I have found is lasting forever even if I use it all over (seriously, I’ve owned this over a year and use it all the time, and there’s still so much left).

Glossier Body Hero Dry-Touch Oil Mist – The scent of this is described as a “Orange Blossom Neroli scent (with fresh notes of pear, mandarin, and cypress)that faintly lingers on skin for a whisper of “vacation” throughout the day” and that is so accurate. It always makes me take a moment to just enjoy how good this smells (and feels), and it definitely does continue to smell great for awhile in good way. I’m not a huge fan of the packaging (who wants to spray oil everywhere and try to handle a glass bottle with oily hands?), but the oil in here is the most moisturizing body oil I’ve tried and it absorbs incredibly fast which makes it great for moisturizing my whole body.

Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47  – I know it’s weird to include a sunscreen in this list, but it just smells go amazing. This was actually the product that inspired this list because I realized when I put it on that having something that smells and feels amazing can make a big difference for me. Every time I put it on, it just cheers me up and helps me get ready to face the day. The formula is also great – it sinks in quickly, is moisturizing, and doesn’t have a white cast. It doesn’t pill and works great alone or under makeup.

Caramel Iced Coffee Cuticle Buddy – Using this cuticle oil is one of my favorite parts of my morning routine. It smells exactly like the caramel lattes I used to get in college in the winter, and it makes me so happy. It’s just so spot on how close the scent is to actual caramel coffee, and I’m pleasantly surprised every time I use it. All the cuticle buddy scents are fantastic if caramel coffee isn’t your thing – I also love the Sweet Orange & Tangerine, Lavender & Rosemary, and Lemongrass & Ylang Ylang. The cuticle oil itself is also fantastic – my nails have never been healthier or stronger since I starting using these (someone actually thought my nails were fake at the gym because they looked so nice!). As always, you can use my affiliate code with Shop NBM to get 10% off sitewide: LIFT10. Like all my reviews, everything written is my completely unbiased opinion, and I would definitely be talking about these without being an affiliate (I even wrote this before getting a code and am editing this in afterwards). 

Finding Ferdinand Custom Lipsticks – I have a couple with their summer flavor Orange Popsicle added to it, and I love it so much. It actually tastes and smells like an orange popsicle and always makes me feel a little bit happier applying it. That scent isn’t available anymore but every scent of theirs I’ve tried has been equally amazing, including the fall scents they have right now which I wrote about in my review. Because the shades I have are custom made for me, they also always look great on me, and I don’t have to worry about whether or not it’ll look good. These are always what I reach for if I need a little pick me up when I’m finishing off a makeup look.

What are your mood boosting products? Let me know in the comments below, and let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to see here on LiftBakeLove! As always, some links may be affiliate links that support the blog, but all reviews/opinions are completely my own and unsponsored.

3 thoughts on “My 5 Favorite Mood Boosting Products

  1. Re that expensive Aesop soap – the older I get, the more do I realise how sometimes paying a little more up front saves you money in the long run (clothes, electronics, shoes especially). Aesop is such a fantastic brand! Unrivalled in my opinion.

    Re mood boosting – my favourite part of the day is my extensive skincare routine morning and night with a podcast running in the background, I can’t pinpoint any product in particular. Great post!


    1. It’s so true that you save money in the long run buying the thing you really want and that’s high quality. The Aesop lotion is no exception!

      Thanks for sharing your mood boosting routine (and sorry I’m so behind on replying to comments!) 🙂

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      1. It’s all good! Replying to comments isn’t top of my priorities list either.

        I spoke to my friend the other day about this exact topic and she called it ‘the asceticism of luxury’:
        I talked about how I’d been longing for a particular set of silk pyjamas but found that the price was a bit… rich for my blood, especially considering how you don’t wear pyjamas out – they’re only something to wear to bed.

        I bought two other pairs of look alike pyjamas to help me get over the one I really wanted, only to find that the quality and look just wasn’t there and I actually ended up donating both.
        In the end I sprang for the one I wanted from the start and you know what, I love it. I could have saved myself the money I spent on the first two, and would not have contributed to the other two going into landfill, since this is where they’re probably going.
        Lesson learnt – next time you see something nice and you still like it after two weeks and still think about it, go for it, within reason. I’m an idiot. 😅


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