Monday, February 14, 2011

Show us Your Life - Beauty Secrets!

It's been a long time since I last linked with Kelly's Korner's Show Us Your Life!  I miss it!  If you are visiting from her blog, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by!

Today's topic is so fun - BEAUTY SECRETS!  I can't wait to read about everyone elses' tips!  I love learning new ideas!!

Here are a few of my favorite things.  Mind you, these have changed a little bit now that I'm 7 months pregnant - ha!  Different things are important, and my whole body is so different!

Here are the things I couldn't live without right now...

1. My Marilyn brush.  I don't know what I would do without her.  It's a BIG brush, but it's the only one I have ever found that allows me to tame my naturally curly hair with a blow out.  I love her.  I know it's really expensive for a hair brush, but I've had mine for 5 years, so I consider that not too shappy of an investment.

2. BeautiControls Corticure Comfort Lotion
About half way into my 2nd trimester, my skin started changing.  It got dry and blotchy.  I have had oily skin my whole adult life, so this was new territory for me.  So, I went out and bought some Oil of Olay moistureizer, and it broke my face out.  Who would have thought?  My Mom actively sold BeautiControl in the 90's, but now she just orders stuff for her, my sister and myself.  She gave me a tube of this, and it has saved my face.  It's soft, doesn't break out my sensitive skin, and evens out the blotches somehow.  I love it.  It's a little more than I would usally spend at $20 a bottle, but I think it's going to last me a long time. 

3. Coco Butter!
I apply coco butter from my shoulders to my toes, and have since the day I found out I was preggo.  *Crossing Fingers* I have yet to have a stretch mark or the itchy belly that I have heard so much about.  I put it on each morning.  Hubby thinks it's weird and refers to it as my daily "lubing up" ha ha!  I just buy the big bottle of the Walgreens brand and it works great for me.  And it doesn't have a strong smell, which I like.

4. Don't laugh at me, but a large head Dobson tooth brush is a constant in my make up bag.  No, it's not for my teeth, it's for teasing my hair!!  You can find them for a few dollars at Walgreens.

5. Lip Balm

I MUST have something on my lips at all times. I have a little container of this lip balm in the kitchen drawer, my nightstand, the bathroom drawer, my car, my desk, my purse, the guest bathroom...pretty much everywhere! My favorite is the BeautiControl Skinlogics Lip Balm. My sweet Mom has bought these for me for years : )

Those are my top 5 right now!  What are your faves?  Link up to Kelly's Korner and share!

Happy Friday Everyone!


Tiffany said...

I love cocoa butter! I started using it when I was pregnant and still use it now. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Nicole-Lynn said...

I'm a nut about lip balm or gloss too! So funny! My lips are so used to it that they will get dry if I don't wear any!