This is always one of my favorite posts to do. If you've been with me for awhile, you know that I'm a recovering product junkie. It's taken a lot of time, money, experimenting and energy, but I think I finally found - wait for it - oh oh oh oh oh, the right stuff.
Top row, left to right:
Go Smile Flashlights In the past I've always stocked up on these at Super Saturday, but looking at the Go Smile Website, it doesn't look like they make this product anymore! It's touch-up for post professional whitening.
Dove deodorant A classic - perfect for ultra sensitive skin like mine.
Almay Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads This has been in my skin care regime the longest - since high school! I don't think there's anything better for removing eye makeup.
Almay Non-Oily Eye Makeup Remover Pads These are not nearly as effective for full makeup removal, but they are great for fixing mistakes.
Venus Pro Skin MoistureRich These are the blade refills with shave bars. My shower is all about simplicity. I cannot be bothered with shaving cream. These are so easy.
Middle row, left to right:
Supersmile Professional Whitening Toothpaste I'm a sucker for designer toothpaste! I load up on these at Super Saturday every year.
Bumble and bumble Surf Spray I don't have much to say about this one because I don't use this often.
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Argh. I don't know why, but I have trouble spending money on dry shampoo. My mom had an extra so she gave me this. She and my sister use this... but they're blonde. I like this, but I think spray works better for brunettes. However, beggars cannot be choosers and I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth.
Ojon Shine Mist I use mostly Ojon products for my hair. They recently redid their product line and it looks like they discontinued this. I love their shampoos and conditioners. Plus, travel sized versions of their products are often offered as part of Sephora's rewards program, which is a great way to try new products at no cost. I use this right after I'm done straightening my hair. Gives it a nice sheen.
Ojon Hydrating Style Cream I think they redid this slightly in their new lineup. I don't use this all the time, but then again, I don't really use any styling product all the time with the exception of MoroccanOil. I like to switch it up. This is nice for smoothing.
MoroccanOil Oil Treatment I really believe in this product and I try to use it every time I wash my hair. Once in awhile I'll forget, but this makes a difference in the long run.
Victoria's Secret Hold Please Volume Shine Hairspray As a general rule of thumb, I love Victoria's Secret. It's one of my favorite stores. And when it comes to hair, I think those people know what the hell they're doing. They've perfected the messy-yet-beautiful look. I use this spray only when I'm curling my hair. I want to note that I don't curl my hair nearly as often as I straighten it. I absolutely love the way it looks curled - it makes me feel sexy - but the process is very methodical. I can straighten my hair in 15 minutes and be out the door. Curling it (I use the Sultra Bombshell - I loathe traditional curling irons) takes closer to 45 minutes. I am extremely particular about my curls; I go very slowly and curl in very small sections. I can't run out the door when I'm done because the curls are very tight at first and I look a little silly. Once the curls fall (about an hour later) my hair looks like loose ribbons. It's not perfect but it's polished, which is just the way I like it. Always worth all the effort. This spray smells like hookah (fruit-flavored tobacco) but it sure does get the job done. I use a lot of it and my curls stay in place. I wash with a good detox shampoo afterward (I like Ojon Full Detox Shampoo) to get all of the residue out.
Bottom row, left to right:
Clinique Facial Soap with Dish This is an oldie but a goodie. Quite frankly, my face just feels the best after washing with this. I can't remember whether I use the Mild or the Extra Mild, but either way, I have very sensitive skin and I love this.
Clarins Super Restorative Wake Up Lotion Aside from the Clinique bar, I use all Clarins products for my skin. This product is intended for women in their 50s but I love putting this on first thing in the morning. It works like a toner without stinging. It's cooling and really wakes my skin up.
Clarins Multi Active Night Youth Recovery Cream I slather this on at night. It's rich without feeling heavy on my skin. And it's well-priced.
Clarins Special Eye Contour Balm Let's call a spade a spade. Eye cream is a pain in the ass, but if you want to take good care of yourself it's just not an option. I use this day and night and it annoys me but it's light and I know it's worth it.
Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser I use this on my face and neck before I spray tan. Gets the job done without scratching my skin. It smells incredible - like oranges. Makes this Florida girl happy.
Do we use any of the same products? If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.