I'm not a hair and makeup expert by any stretch of the imagination, and I'm just as likely to buy product from the $1 bin as I am more expensive, name brand products. I am brand loyal to certain things - I have to use Neutrogena and Almay foundation, for example, or I break out like a teenager. But, for eye shadow, nail polish, etc. I'm usually up for trying new things. I am learning as I get older though that when possible, it's often worth it to spend more for a higher quality product that lasts longer. Anyway, I thought I would share some products I've been using daily.
When I was in Florida, my friend GAVE me this Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette because she wasn't using it. To say it made my day would be an understatement! I am a lucky girl. It has been fun experimenting with new colors, and I have to say the quality of this eye shadow impressed me...the colors are much richer than the cheaper stuff I have, and it lasts way longer. This one palette has replaced all of the dollar store/Walgreens type eyeshadows that my makeup bag is overflowing with. I am sold.
I've heard lots of people talk about OPI Cajun Shrimp, and I wanted to try it - BUT, every time I looked for it I could never find it. My Kroger store has a random display of OPI polish and one day I happened to see it, so I snatched it up. It nearly killed my cheap little heart to spend $8 on a bottle of nail polish, but I knew from previous experience that OPI is good stuff, and I wasn't disappointed. This is my new favorite polish and I've been wearing it out ever since.
This stuff! I can't say enough about it. I want a good tan but I don't want the skin cancer to go along with it. This Banana Boat Self tanner is about $6 at Wal-Mart, and it's the BEST self tanning lotion I have ever come across. It doesn't streak and the color looks completely natural. I put it on before I go to bed at night and wake up in the morning shockingly tan.
I've mentioned before that I only wash my hair about twice a week, and this stuff is the reason why. I have super thick hair, and drying it is a job. This stuff is a lifesaver. Usually when I wash my hair, I wear it down for 2 days, using the dry shampoo to spruce it up on the 2nd day. The 3rd day I will pull it back or up and liven it up with this again. It's maybe $2 and I don't think I could live without it at this point.
And - for whatever reason I have a water bottle obsession, I suppose because I'm always looking for ways that I can convince myself to drink more water...I think I have found it! I've seen some other health and fitness bloggers post about Bubba Mugs...when my mom and I were at Kohl's on Sunday they had a bunch of them on an end cap so I picked one up. I am obsessed with this thing! It is huge and insulated. I fill it with ice before work at about 6:30 am, and then just fill it with water throughout the day. There is still a tiny bit of ice left when I leave work in the afternoon and this cup keeps my water super cold - something about the water being icy cold helps me stay on top of drinking it so much more! Also the cup doesn't sweat which I like...if there is a water ring on my desk it's basically a guarantee that I'm going to set an important paper right in it.
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