Wednesday, April 27, 2011

april beauty love list

I'm not sure if my interest in beauty products is normal or obsession, but I love trying new ones. I love hearing about what works and what doesn't. And while you will always have some products that work for your best friend like magic and do zilch for you, I think word of mouth is the best way to find the best products! I am always interested in what friends, family, and co-workers use because they are real people. I am more likely to try a product that a friend recommends than a magazine. 
So with that being said I delight in sharing my favorites with all of you. I have really tried all these and really love them. 

I quickly became obsessed with this wildly popular UK beauty line when it was sold at Target. It was taken out of Target about a year ago but is being launched in the US in September! Until then I buy it off EBAY because yes it is THAT GOOD! Slather this creme on at night, throw on a pair of socks and your feel will never be the same. Did I mention it smells AMAZING as well?

Again, this brand is almost too good to be true. I try not to use heat on my hair very often but sometimes there's no getting around it. I also suffer from an awful case of the splits (aka split ends) and this mask does the trick. I cover my hair from root to tip in this mask and let it sit for about 20 min then shampoo and condition as usual. You will get more compliments on your hair than you could ever imagine.

Unfortunately I was quite the tanning addict throughout high-school and am already paying for it in my early 20's. When I noticed some fine lines I quit tanning cold turkey and tried quite an array of cremes before settling on this. It is very gentle, doesn't cost an entire paycheck like most face cremes, and actually works! I saw improvement within a week. I really love this product!

This scent is perfect for me, and the boyfriend loves it too. Very light, yet sexy.

Another line I discovered thanks to Target's amazing beauty section. Boots is huge brand in the UK. I'm not going to lie, I only bought this because it had the word milk in it. There is something about milk and or honey that sounds so good to put on my skin, but I'm hooked now. This cleanser is so gentle yet strong at the same time. My skin feels like silk after I use this. I rotate this one with the Mark cleanser listed below.

I have crazy sensitive skin so most cleansers are either too gentle and don't help control my breakouts or are way too harsh and dry me out. This is the perfect balance. I can actually feel the difference after I wash my face with this.

If you take one item away from this post TAKE THIS ONE! This fair trade balm does everything. I keep one in my bag to use on lips and tame brows and one by my bed for my feet, elbows, and other body needs. It affordable, lasts forever, smells amazing, and you can feel good about buying it!

This chap stick gives my lips a nice glossy look but without the stickiness of gloss. I have 3 of these scattered throughout my life (bag, nightstand, and car) at all times. I frequently put this on solo, or over lip tint or color.

I would really love to hear if you use any of these products or if you swear by a product that I should try. 

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  1. Word of mouth is the best way to discover new beauty products, that's why I love blogs! I've been looking for a new night cream...might have to check this one out!

  2. it is one of my staples!! you'll have to let me know what you thin :) thanks for reading!