Saturday, October 31, 2009

5 Products I Love.

I'm always reading magazine articles where some women somewhere voted some beauty products as necessities, but most of the time when I try them myself they aren't so hot. I'm curious- what products can you not live without? I take it a bit more seriously from bloggers I like than magazines I like.

I personally don't wish to live without:

1. Mary Kay powder foundation in Ivory 1.
I know, I know, Mary Kay. But this stuff is awesome. I have sensitive skin, and I've had mild to heavy issues with acne since age 17. This stuff gives me good coverage (not stellar, but pretty impressive). It's not cakey because it's powder, and it doesn't clog my pores.

Rather than track down a Mary Kay lady, I buy this baby on Amazon whenever I'm running low. I've been using it religiously since early this year and I'm hooked. Never had a powder that looked this natural and covered so well.

2. Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume
Aside from a few body sprays and a short flirtation with Clinique Happy in high school, I've never been much of a perfume girl. I have a very, very keen sense of smell (zero benefit to it, trust me) and most perfumes turn my stomach and give me a headache.

When my mom bought me Daisy as a gift based on my love for the flower, I acted excited to please her. I then put it in my closet and forgot about it for months and months. I found it one day last spring, gave it a whiff... and became addicted. I'm in love with the stuff now, and I wear it every day. Happily ever after.

3. Neutrogena Healthy Defense SPF 45
Minimal smell, non-greasy, dries quickly, 45 SPF for my poor pale skin. What's not to love? I do wish it came in a slightly bigger container, but with rationing it can last you quite a while. Been using it for over a year now, which is rare for me. I used to be something of a moisturizer rover.

4. Anastasia Brow Duality stick (I get the Camille/Sand color)
A while ago I became obsessed with brows. Namely, why mine looked ragged and the women on tv's looked so precise and lovely. Enter, Sephora girl. She not only taught me things that changed everything I knew about my eyebrows, but also turned me on to this awesome little stick.

Every morning I run the non-sparkly side of this highlighter under my brows and in the corners of my eyes. My eyes look brighter, and my brows look more polished and groomed instantly, even if I've been bad about plucking. The stick was a bit pricey (ahem, Sephora), but worth it.

5. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick (in pink)
I really couldn't justify buying something this pricey myself, but I got it as a gift. I dust it on my cheeks every morning, and often use it as a base eyeshadow. It has shimmer, but it's subtle. It just gives your face a dewy, fresh look. If applied improperly or photographed with a bright flash, it makes you look kind of sweaty, as my Facebook albums can attest. Beware!

It has this basic effect on my face, if done right.

I'd be interested to know what you love so much you could be a spokeswoman. Feel free to drop me some advice in the comments!


  1. Aww, funny story, I bought the Marc Jacobs solid perfume, because it came as a daisy NECKLACE, haha. And I actually do really like it! (Plus, it was far more affordable than the bottle of perfume! ha).

    We both have a thing for daisies and Meg Ryan movies! too funny... And you understood the "kingdom by the sea" reference. Yay! Destined to be blog friends ;)

  2. I love Daisy! I never was much of a perfume girl myself either until about a year ago when my mom got me a bottle of Chanel Chance. It started an addiction. ;)

  3. Neutrogena has fantastic moisturizer. My favorite beauty product is by far Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara. My lashes look fake with it - love it. And MAC eyeshadow. The pigments are great and long-lasting.

  4. Not exactly a product, but I love the mark Kabuki Brush from Avon. I use it for everything. Super soft, non-animal, and best of all - it has a cap so I can throw it in my purse and the bristles don't get messed up!

  5. I'll have to try the Neutrogena and Mary Kay. Thanks!

  6. Do you use the Neutrogena on the face or just body? I've been on the search for a face one that won't make me breakout.

  7. I sell Mary Kay...if you ever find that you would rather buy it from a consultant, i wont bug you or be pushy..and I always ship to my customers for FREE :-) & I send free samples with every order.

    Your blog is very to read too :-)


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