My Favorite Beauty Products
I love the opportunity to try new beauty products, but I do have some staples that are my go-to favorites.
If you read my blog about a Clinique Makeover Party, you know how much I love everything about beauty products. I especially love when companies offer free beauty products with a purchase, because I inevitably find a new favorite.
I want to share my current top favorites, and why I love each of them.
This topcoat is amazing! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good pedicure every once in a while, but I don’t have the time to get them very often. The one thing I have always loved about a salon pedicure is that the polish stays on for a very long time and rarely chips. This OPI topcoat is just as good, if not better. My toes look shiny, the polish lasts for a long time and rarely chips.
This dry shampoo is really a very thick paste that I use on my hair every day for volume. Although it’s a dry shampoo, I wash my hair every day and still use it. The volume it gives my hair lasts all day. The jar will last a long time because it only takes a pea-size amount. You rub it between your fingers, and then massage it into the scalp where you want volume.
Self-tanners may not be your thing, but I have had skin cancer, so they are definitely MY thing. I have tried self-tanning salons and numerous lotions. The Quick Tan is by far my favorite. I have lots of sunspots and most of the products I have tried make the spots look orange. The Quick Tan does not do that and gives me what I believe is the most natural looking tan that I have found. Quick Tan has a spray, mousse and lotion. I use the spray about once a week and the lotion every other day to maintain the color I want.
There are a lot of teeth-whitening products available, but I have had amazing luck with Crest White Strips. I even get compliments at the dentist’s office about how pretty and white my teeth look. I buy it at Costco, because I feel like that is the best deal I have found. It comes with a box of 30-minute strips and a box of 1-hour strips. I use the 1-hour strips every once in a while, but to maintain the color I want, I use the 30-minutes strips.
I know what you are thinking—oil on my face, no way! Originally I thought the same thing, but this facial oil is lightweight and moisturizing. I use this product every day, and I mix about two drops with my moisturizer in the mornings and evenings, then smooth all over my face. I love how soft it makes my skin feel without the oily residue. My skin is normally dry, which is why I add the drops to moisturizer, but this product is for all skin types.
This lash primer is truly amazing! It is lightweight, does not clump, and helps give lashes a boost for a longer, thicker appearance. Not only does it intensify your eyelashes, it also works as a conditioner. For me, it never smudges and looks as good at the end of the day as it does when I first apply it. I use this product every day with the Dior Show mascara.
I have tried many types of mascara, and so far, nothing holds up to Dior Show. Many of the ones I’ve tried flake-off, smudge, clump, and don’t last through the day. I’ve also experienced some types of mascara that made my eyelashes fall out. I absolutely love Dior Show, and I always use it with the Dior Show Maximizer 3D Lash Primer. This product does not disappoint.
What are some products you love? I am always open to trying new products!