Leanna Garcia is a fine artist and creative entrepreneur. She stays busy between painting custom bridal bouquets and keeping up with her four young children. She is also a foster parent and advocates for foster children here on the Coast and across the country. You can follow her creative journey on Instagram (@withloveleanna) and on her website, www.leannagartwork.com. Here are the products she relies on most:
POLENE NUMERO NANO
This is hands down my favorite purse. It’s the perfect size, and it’s made really well and can be added to any outfit. It’s feminine, classic and the perfect balance of structured, yet casual.
MARRAKESH OIL HAIR STYLING ELIXIR
My stylist told me I had to have this oil, and she was right! It’s a MUST in my hair care routine. I have thick, coarse hair, and the oil is deeply moisturizing without making my hair feel greasy. It’s liquid gold. One of the best parts, though, is the smell. It smells so good that my kids beg me to put it in their hair, too. It’s a fan favorite in my household.
HANDCRAFTED MAGNOLIA EARRINGS BY VIXON SULLIVAN
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henry Matisse
These are the only earrings I wear, and that’s not an exaggeration. I love that they are handmade and one of a kind. I own these in about four different colors and three different sizes. Vixon has an incredible eye for detail, and his work is truly unmatched.
ESSIE NAIL POLISH IN “BIRTHDAY GIRL”
My daughter turned 5 right at the beginning of the pandemic, and we had plans to get a mani-pedi together. Instead, I bought about 10 different shades of nail polish, and we had a fun little spa day at home. This polish has now become a favorite of ours. It has just the right amount of shine and sparkle without being too overwhelming. We apply it on top of most of our polish now, and I always smile when I see the name.
DR. BRANDT HYDRO BIOTIC SLEEP MASK
I’ve always loved a good moisturizer and face mask, and this product is the best of both worlds! It’s a leave-on sleeping mask that hydrates your face overnight. It’s also alcohol free, paraben free, sulfate free and fragrance free. I have very sensitive skin, so a product that’s not full of chemicals and additives is a must.
BENEFIT PORE PRIMER
I’ve tried many primers, but this is the one I always grab. It makes my face feel so smooth and really blurs out my pores. I haven’t worn much makeup over the past few months, but this is one product I’ll wear even on those no-makeup days because I really love how it feels on my skin.
PERFECT LIP GLOSS BY LIMELIFE BY ALCONE
This lip gloss is always in my bag. I love the glamorous touch of the packaging, but I love the formula even more. It’s like combining a sheer gloss and a lip cream. It’s really moisturizing, smells amazing, and the color is perfect by itself or on top of any lip product.
VICTORIA’S SECRET “VERY SEXY EAU DE PARFUM”
This has been my favorite fragrance for over 10 years. I also own nearly every product in this fragrance line from Victoria’s Secret. I love it that much. It’s warm, woodsy and has notes of vanilla orchid and wild blackberry. I can’t imagine ever loving another fragrance as much as I’ve loved this one.
HERBAL SALVE BY SOUTH OF SANITY FARMS
This summer, my family took a quick trip to the mountains, and one of the rentals we stayed at was a beautiful working farm. Our last day there, my toddler got a really bad blister and heat diaper rash. I didn’t have any ointment, but the owner graciously offered me some of the herbal salve they make by hand at the farm. It immediately healed my boy’s irritated skin, and now we use it for everything! It is great for cuts, burns, itching, chapped lips and even wrinkles. This has become a must-have in our family, and we have many uses for it.