We know that every COCOBelle has her staple items that she can’t live without–we like to call it, her Ultimate Beauty Arsenal. Every arsenal is different, because every COCOBelle is unique. Our goal with our Ultimate Beauty Arsenal series is to showcase women who have varying lifestyle and beauty needs, in the hope that you’ll not only be able to relate–but that through reading about their beauty must-haves, you’ll find a few holy grail items of your own. In this post we ask Carmen Cardoza: Creative Director, c2m CREATIVES, what’s in her Ultimate Beauty Arsenal.

Hair: Leave-In Conditioner - I'm currently using Design Essentials Hydrate Leave-In Conditioner. It is hydrating, nourishing and has a lovely fragrance. My hair smells like I've dipped my hair in rose water.

Makeup: Mascara - I'm currently using Cover Girl Professional Remarkable Mascara. I like this one because it doesn't leave any clumps; giving my eyes the right amount of drama without overwhelming my face.

Skin Care: I'm currently using OHA's Bio-Active Skin Care System. I enjoy OHA because it is chock full of botanicals, nutrients and essentials oils.

Nails: I have a must-do. My nails and skin tend to get dry so I create my own simple blend of olive-oil, coconut oil and a few drops of an essential oil which I apply to my hands at night to nourish and moisturize my nails and skin.

Fragrance: I like very delicate hints of botanical fragrances. This past year I've been using Bath & BodyWorks Japanese Cherry Blossom.

Beauty Indulgence: Whatever makes me glow from the inside-out. It's a tie between a good steam room session and a deep tissue massage.

Carmen Cardoza is the Creative Director of c2m CREATIVES a boutique marketing communications studio. During her free time Carmen enjoys whipping up homemade beauty treatments, playing photographer with her camera and posting on Carmen's Canvas, traveling and spending time at the beach with her beloved clan.