It sounds like this is the last day of the work week for many of you out there! Only a few more days ’til Christmas! Wowee, I can’t believe it.
Today I wanted to feature a few of my favorite beauty products. I recognize this isn’t a “fashion focused” blog, but these products that I’m sharing are still ways that help me feel good about myself each day. I think feeling good about yourself leads to self confidence, which in turn causes you to want to continue to take care of yourself. It’s a positive cycle! I could go on and on about this, but let’s get to the products, shall we?
Let me first tell you really quickly that I do not like to spend money. I’m Dutch, what can I say? ;) In all honesty though, I really don’t spend much money on beauty and make up products. If I can find a product by Maybelline and love it, then why would I go buy the same product that is MAC and pay 5 times as much for it? If I find a quality product that is a little more money, and I feel like it’s worth it to splurge on it a little, then I absolutely will. But only if I feel as though it’s worth it. Ok, here we go!
Burt’s Bees Chapstick
I’m a huge chapstick gal. I put it on all.the.time. Burt’s Bees a little more expensive than your average “Chapstick” brand, but I think it’s totally worth the extra buck or two.
Bodycology Body Lotions
I just discovered this brand of lotion within the past year, and I love them! I’ve tried two different scents that are subtle but heavenly. I really like the fact that they truly do help moisturize my incredibly dry skin. Some “cheaper” lotions just don’t moisturize well, but I think this brand is great.
Kirkland Signature Professional Salon Formula Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner
I LOVE this stuff. The smell and everything it does for my hair is miraculous. I get it in the huge bottles at Costco which makes it more affordable.
Equate Naturally Beaming Daily Moisturizer
This is supposed to be comparable to the Aveeno Daily Moisturizer. I love Aveeno products, but they are often a little more expensive than other brands. I decided to try the Equate brand one time to try it out, and I didn’t notice any difference between the Equate and Aveeno brands! I also like that this has SPF 15 in it to help protect my face from the sun.
It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product
This stuff is a little more on the pricey side, but one of those products that I believe is well worth it. This stuff claims to do (and it does!) 10 things instantly: repairs dry, damaged hair; adds shine; detaingles; controls frizz; seals & protects hair color; prevents split ends; stops hair breakage; creates silkiness; enhances natural body; flat iron spray & thermal protector. All of this in ONE bottle?! Perfect!
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
This is the mascara my mother introduced me to when I first started wearing makeup. It’s the only mascara I’ve used ever since! I love it, especially for four bucks a tube.
Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner
This is the only eyeliner I’ve ever used that actually stays put and doesn’t smear throughout the day. I have people ask me all the time what eyeliner I use because it looks fresh all day.
- What are some of your favorite beauty products?
- Do you try to buy the less expensive versions of specific beauty products?