Thursday, January 31, 2013

fave things i use on my skin & hair.

I thought it might be fun to share a few of my favorite skin care/hair products with you guys. The plan was to include just my can't-live-without items, so I'm a little embarrassed at how long this list grew. Hah. A girl's gotta take care of herself right?

1. Apotheke:M Coconut Jasmine Perfumed After Bath Tonic -- smells so good & is free of parabens and synthetic colors
2. Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional -- this stuff is like magic in diminishing the appearance of pores. It's pricy but lasts a long time. 
3. Johnson's Baby Powder -- I have just recently discovered that with the help of this stuff, I can go up to a week without washing my hair (is it weird that I'm proud of this?) This is a positive life change, people.
4. Burt's Bees Herbal Blemish Stick -- because, yes, at 28 I still get blemishes, rather frequently, and this stuff helps clear them naturally, without the harsh chemicals of all the creams/lotions I used to use. 
5. Mammarica's "Luster" tincture -- this is my first tincture and I'm a fan. I bought this one while we were in Kansas City. I take a few drops in the morning and it gives me a little boost of energy and I do thinks it's added some brightness to my skin. 
6. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Candy Apple -- this is the closest to lipstick I get. I love that it punches as much color as lipstick but doesn't look flaky and dry out your lips but moisturizes them instead. 
7. Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System -- obsessed. My mom gifted me this for Christmas last year and I am pretty attached now. It really has made a difference with my skin. It is clearer, softer and less oily. Totally worth the investment. 
8. Devacurl system for curly hair -- this is by far the best product that has worked on my curly locks. And the shampoo & conditioner is free of parabens and sulfites so that's a major plus. I use the Low Poo, One Condition and Firm Hold Defining Gel. I usually get them at Ulta, but just discovered they're considerably cheaper on Amazon! 


Jodi Ulschmid said...

Fun list! Might have to try a couple of your faves. :) Haven't heard about the baby powder until now... interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Dancing Branflake said...

I want everything here!

Once a week shampoo? sold!

{kara} said...

megan- hello! It has been a while. I too use the deva curl system and totally love it. I used Ouidad for a few months and didn't like the crunchiness that if gave my hair. Deva curl creates the most gorgeous curls and I too wear my hair for days without washing- Day one- tight curls Day 2 beach curls Day three wavy Day 4 straight- Day 5 wash--- and repeat! I kind of love the varity it gives my hair and it is better for me if I don't wash it everyday. Going to have to try the baby powder!

Erika @ rouge + whimsy said...

baby powder ADDICT right here. I cannot live without it... it's true.
Also, I use that EXACT same burt's bees stuff on my lame acne. I was just talking about this with a friend-- I honestly thought that by the time I was 21, I wouldn't have zits...

also, regarding the clarisonic-- I've been eying one forever but it's pricey... have you ever heard anythign good about the knock-off version from olay? I see it at target all the time..

Kelly said...

Ooh! I want to try that after bath tonic! I am going to check target, it says it is in stock at mine!