Since it’s a holiday weekend, I thought I’d get all crazy and mix up the Saturday 6 a little by sharing six beauty products I love and use almost every day. I’m not a huge spender when it comes to making myself look better/younger/livelier/less tired/etc., but here are a few things that work for me and my budget.
I’ve been using this exfoliating scrub, along with this milder cleanser, for a while now. It smells good like grapefruit, and I’m a fan of the little scrubber that comes with the bottle. (I also use this several times a week still when I feel like my face needs a good, deep cleaning.)
After being a pencil girl all my life, I switched to this gel eye liner last year, and I love it. It’s surprisingly easy to apply (I just wear it across my top lid), and it stays on all day without fading. I’m an official pencil-to-gel convert.
I would consider this my one beauty splurge, but I promise it’s the best mascara I’ve tried. I’ve been using it for about a year, and it makes my lashes look thicker than anything else.
I’m even including a creepy picture (I took) of my eyes to prove it:
Self portraits are so awkward.
Speaking of my eyes, I was feeling like my dark circles were extra bad after the babies were born (obviously), so I went to Sephora to buy a good concealer. The lady that helped me insisted that I buy this eye cream instead. She said my problem was actually dryness under my eyes. And, I think she was right. I’ve been using only this and no under-eye concealer for months now.
You all know that hair washing is not on the top of my priority list these days. So, I’ve jumped on the dry shampoo bandwagon. I tried this pricier, powdery version first. I liked it, but decided to try something less expensive the second time around and bought the TRESemme one. It’s a spray version (which I like), and I think it works better on my fine, slightly dry hair. But, I’ll warn you that it’s a little stinky when you first spray it. Fortunately, the smell fades pretty quickly.
I have a hard time finding a lipstick that I really like and usually just wear gloss. But, this one isn’t dry and the Cherry Tart shade is a great “every day red.” It’s not too in your face, and doesn’t feel gooey (or maybe cakey would be the right word. . . ). I’ve rarely bought the same lipstick more than once, but I’m on my third tube.
Hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend! See you back here on Tuesday.