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March 5, 2018

Q+A Beauty Edition : My Favorite Products


I am joining my friends at The Blended Blog to share about my beauty routine and favorite products. 

1. EYELASHES
This is my favorite mascara. I’ve tried several - but this one lengthens and thickens the best!  I have never used an eyelash curler or had extensions.

So many bloggers swear by this product to grow your lashes - however, it makes me a little nervous, since I read it originally was made for glaucoma patients who noticed that there eyelashes started to grow.

2. NAILS
I  used to love to paint my nails in high school, but for many years, I have not painted them.  I do however, paint my toe nails in the spring and summer - and this is my favorite polish - in the color “hunger” or “jungle red”.

3. FAVORITE LIPSTICK
MAC has become my favorite lipstick brand.  My favorite color is “Dangerous” - it is the perfect color. You can see how it looks HERE.

4. HAIR DRYER
I wish I had hair that could just air dry - but I have naturally curly hair that does not air dry "pretty".  I have to use a diffuser, if I want it curly, and I use this round brush for straight hair.  My hair dryer died a few months ago - so I just ordered two new ones to try. For now, I have been using this drug store one - that is actually included on a “best dryer” list. Since it takes me about 20 minutes to round brush my hair dry, I have become conscious of the weight and loudness (to not cause hearing damage) - and both of these dryers - this one and this one - I picked are quiet and light weight. 

5. FAVORITE WAY TO STYLE HAIR
I typically wear my hair down, but I do like to wear it up in a messy bun. When I get home for work or in the evening, I typically pull it up in a top knot to get it out of my face and off my shoulders - and it feels so much more relaxing.  I also sleep with it in a top knot and then just wash my bangs on days I do not fully wash my hair and just “shake” out my hair to give it a little body. You can see my top knot hair HERE.  

Also, on days that I do not wash my hair - I just run a little bit of this product through my hair to give it a little extra sheen and smoothness.  It smells amazing!  

6. LIP BALM
I found this product about 10 years ago - and it has been a life saver.  I always had chapped lips and this cream cures them.  I swear by it.  It sounds more like a lotion - but the description says “to soothe chapped lips”.


7. FOUNDATION & MOISTURIZER
My make-up routine is very basic.  I typically wear only mascara and lipstick - no foundation; however, I do use this under eye concealer - it's a $6 "best buy" from the drugstore - and it's perfect for concealing those dark circles.

I also use this moisturizer that is only $7. It is lightweight - and not greasy and also has SPF for added skin protection.  I have used it for years - and it is my absolute favorite! I highly recommend it.  I have tried other more expensive options - but this is still the best!

8. FAVORITE SHAMPOOS & CONDITIONER
I might not invest in a lot of beauty products - but when it comes to shampoo and conditioner - I love trying new ones.  I have a selection of shampoos and conditioners that I rotate through each week - for the maximum benefit.  And, since I have curly hair that I straighten - I try to protect it.

To strengthen my hair - and help it grow (and it really works!) - this one.
To make it silky soft and smooth (and smell amazing) - this one.
To repair and restore - this one.
To get rid of a dry/itchy scalp - this one.
Just my everyday - this one.

9. FAVORITE HAIR STYLING PRODUCTS
This is my absolute favorite hair spray - it smells wonderful - and it is lightweight and not heavy.  I have tried so many - and this one is by far the best!  It also lasts a really long time.

Since I round brush out my hair to straighten it, I always like to use a heat protectant.  This product smells amazing - and it adds a layer of protection and also helps to smooth my hair.  Plus, it has little sparkles in it - to add a little "shine" to your hair!

10. PERFUMES & FAVORITE BODY WASH
My husband has allergies and adverse reactions to perfumes, and so do I - so perfumes (and any scented candles) are totally out.  

Instead, I use this body wash - which has the most amazing "fresh" almost beach smell.

11. FEW OTHER FAVORITES
I have oily skin - so I always have these face "wipes" - that smell great and a perfect way to wash your face when not at home.

I swear by this product to remove my mascara - I have been using it for over 20 years!

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7 comments:

  1. I love your hair so much especially when you wear it half up. Have a great day beautiful!

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  2. Thanks for the tip about the face wipes. My skin tends toward oily, especially in the summer, so I tend to use rice powder to dull the shine, but I'll keep those wipes in mind as well.

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  3. You always have the best lip colors, I will have to dry Dangerous!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. You shared some great products that I've never tried. Thank you so much!

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  5. I wish I could pull off your makeup routine- you always look so glamourous.

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  6. You have so many great products mentioned here and most I have never heard of! I am going to pin your post and try some of these later. I also have really curly hair that does not air dry well!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  7. You have great hair! I'm always admiring it, I would have never guessed it was naturally curly.

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