Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Beauty products I'm loving lately

My beauty regimen has been pretty boring (and sometimes non-existent) lately.

On a day when the kids & I don't leave the house at all, I try to brush my teeth, apply some deodorant and pull my hair into a ponytail sometime before noon. On many days it is not before noon.

If I do leave the house with the kids (on a run to the grocery store or Target or the library) then I'll add a couple of extra steps -- I'll moisturize my face and put some mascara on. The one thing I NEVER leave the house with is mascara. I'd leave without a bra or shoes before I leave without my mascara. And if the mascara doesn't make it onto my eyelashes, then sunglasses it is.

When I leave the house for a "real" outing (such as on a date with Matt or to a friends house) then I may actually blow dry and straighten my hair! And add some eyeshadow and lip gloss.

Time for pampering & beautifying is slim these days, so I tend to use the most beauty products when I take a shower. It's my little '5 minute retreat' to relax.

I thought I'd share a few of my favorite beauty products at the moment. Ones that are quick, easy and never seem to fail me. I think it's important that we share this stuff with each other! Otherwise we end up buying a ton of expensive products that we use once, we don't like and then end up in back of the medicine cabinet until the year 2024....

This Heel Stix product from a Sheboygan store called Olivu is amazing. I have those 
post-summer-I wore flip flops too much-heels going on.  I scrub my heels in the shower with a foot scrubby thing and then apply this afterwards. It smells good, feels good 
and after a week of use I could tell a HUGE difference. 

I love coconut scented products. But a lot of them smell 'fake coconut' to me. Well this shampoo
and conditioner from OGX smell so, so good! When I'm scrubbing my head with this stuff I close my eyes and smell the coconut and imagine myself on a tropical island....then I hear a kid screaming in the background and I snap back into reality. But for a moment it works.

I love this Raw Shea Butter Wash by Shea Moisture. It's great for my sensitive skin. It's organic, I can understand the ingredient list and it smells good too. It's one of the first products I've used that doesn't seem to make my skin freak out.

Oh my gosh. I love this! I got it as a gift from my cousin-in-law Beth. It's Nursing Nipple Salve from
WILDROOTS and it works wonders. It's all natural, smells AMAZING, doesn't bother Chloe at all and really, truly works. I will be gifting this to all new moms I know in the future. It's that good.

I had been slacking in the 'eyebrow' department lately. But I recently did a much-needed
plucking and a little coat of this clear mascara by Cover Girl helps keep the strays tamed.

Dark under eye bags anyone? I'm usually pretty skeptical of age-rewind type stuff. But the foam tip
on this thing applies the concealer and I swear it covers some of the wrinkles. I had to try it to believe it.

What I used for my recent eyebrow plucking. I highly recommend this Tweezerman that you can
get for cheap at Walgreens. And the pink color makes tweezing slightly more bearable.

I've been a fan of this for a long time. And with the Winter months rapidly approaching, this Smoothing Serum from Aveda works wonders on the bottom half of my hair. It tames & smoothes out the dry and unruly ends.

Everyone who knows me knows that I'm obsessed with all things turquoise/mint/aqua/blue. This polish by Maybelline is my latest toenail color. It reminds me of the Caribbean.
The color is called Green With Envy.

What are your favorite beauty products as of lately?
Please share!

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