Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a great day. I walked another mile or so in 10 degree weather, so… it definitely was a great Tuesday compared to when I had to walk in -20 degree weather.
As promised, I am writing about my most used, probably-couldn’t-go-on-a-vacation-without products. Some might surprise you but these 5 products I use religiously and I back them up 100%. Here we go…
Clarisonic– I’ve had this little number for about 2 years and I absolutely love it. It exfoliates, deep cleans, gets off ALL of my makeup and depending on the brush you get (there’s about 6 different ones) it also moisturizes. I have the Cashmere bristles and it doesn’t lie- it feels like cashmere heaven on my face. This is a little pricey but I do believe that drug store brands such as Neutrogena carry them.
Baby powder! Who has time to wash their hair everyday? Not I. I use baby powder to matte down my roots. It absorbs the excess oil in your roots and makes your hair look like it’s freshly washed. Such a God send. They should call it baby power!… see what I did there… It also makes you smell fresh too. I can’t wash my hair everyday otherwise it would probably fall out so this little number is like magic dust that I sprinkle on. Oh yeah, it also lightens my up roots so in the dead of winter when I can’t afford to go the hair salon for another week, it will brighten up my hair color like new.
Baby oil. Johnson’s really knew what they were doing didn’t they? I use baby oil when I get out of the shower. It locks in moisture to your skin AND it’s not all oily like when you use it at the beach. Fresh out of the shower, this stuff makes your skin SO soft. I also use it to take off my eye makeup each night. I used to use Mary Kay makeup remover but I learned that this can be just as effective and a lot less expensive.
THIS BRUSH! It’s called the One Perfecting Brush by Becca cosmetics. Okay so it’s pricey. No, it’s expensive. Yes, but it’s worth it. It can be used for ANY makeup function- powdering your face, contouring, blending, foundation application, blush, highlighting. It’s worth it to me. It’s bristles are dense but not harsh so they work with the angles of your face. Great purchase. Side note, my nail color is Lucky Lucky Lavender by OPI.
Last but not least… dun dun dun. MAC Paint Pot in Painterly. I’m all about these versatile products that can be used for lots of different things. This is one of them. It is an eye primer, lip primer, eye color or face color. This is my favorite color too. It’s a matte nude beige that gives enough color for a bare eye but also can be blending out with color on top of it. Paint pots come in about 15 colors as well- all ranging in different finishes (matte, glitter, frost, metallic). Props to MAC for getting me hooked.
That concludes my most used beauty products. I hope you guys enjoyed and learned a little something. Or just now have a new appreciation for Johnson & Johnson. Maybe I should try their baby shampoo…
Sleep well and go USA!
Love, Lesley Hope