I see some of you noticed my hair cut. Thank you. Every woman I work with noticed by our (male) pastor did not. And he has daughters. I actually surprised.
I had it cut last Wednesday, took photos of myself on Thursday and planned to post, but we ended up at the trusty in-laws. Then there was that whole vacation. So I apologize for not updating you right away on the status of my hair. I know that is what you really come here to read about.
Speaking of beauty and what makes us so I thought I would do a little post about what I use to make myself half way decent looking on a daily (and not so daily basis). There was a question a few months ago about what moisturizer I bought and I purposefully avoided that question.
We’ll start with my hair. You will hate me by the end of this paragraph. I have tried every shampoo known to man. Not joking. Expensive salon shampoos, $2.99 Suave stuff. You name it. The trusty husband and I used to use different shampoos, but I really like his so we shell out the $ every 2 weeks for Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo and conditioner. I actually buy it at the supermarket, but Super Supplements has it on sale every so often. When I run out of that (like this week) I use the boy’s baby shampoo. I like the conditioning stuff of that. As far as styling product goes… I don’t use any. Honest to God. I blow dry my hair, use a flattening iron and that is it. I do us a gel if I want to keep the curls in, but otherwise no product. Told you you’d hate me.
As far as my face goes and that elusive moisturizer… I use Lush Eau Roma toner and Celestial Moisturizer. The girls at Lush were great with helping me find the right product. They informed me that my face would break out a little more than normal the first week, but would calm down. It took 2 weeks, but it worked. My face is mostly break out free and somewhat moisturized. It likely won’t every be baby soft because of all the allergy medication I take. I also have used the Oil of Olay Microdermabrasion product and love that too.
As far as make-up goes I use the Maybelline mineral powder, Boots blush and eyeshadow. That’s it. Sorry to my Mary Kay girls, but this girl’s on a budget. I don’t think I look all that bad for cheap make-up.
I also have a few occasional beauty products I use. I have a Mary Kay Satin Hands that I love, but don’t use nearly enough. As evidenced by my old and wrinkly looking hands. I also received a Seacret Nail Care kit from the trusty SIL for Christmas. Oh mah hell! This is the best product in the entire universe of nail products. I have naturally long nails (I’m sorry) and they are a little ridgy. I use this kit and it looks like I just spent $20 on a professional manicure. Only difference is the paint isn’t going to chip off in an hour because there is no paint. Just natural looking French Manicure. I demand that you go buy this now. I’ll wait.
Did you order it? Good. You’ll thank me in 5-7 business days.
As for the rest of me. I use soap from here. I particularly like Eucalyptus Mint, Egyptian Musk and Midnight. The Good Night Sweet Dreams is also lovely.
So let me have it. I’ll give you lurkers another chance. What are your favorite beauty products or those that keep you looking gorgeous.
* Ok, I fixed all of the links. Stupid new WordPress adds in an extra http:// when doing links. I’m too dense to notice.