For The Brows
Model In A Bottle Eyebrow Sealer
Brows are a big deal, and mine are often unruly. This product is simply magical at taming them perfectly. There is no coated or obviously artificial appearance, as I’ve found with other brow-taming products. Simply fill in brows as desired (or not at all), and brush a conservative amount across each strand to “set”. It costs approximately $10.00, and one jar lasts for many months. Your brows are going nowhere, sister.
For The Face
Smashbox Pore Minimizing Primer
The first time I made acquaintance with this gem of a product I wondered, for a moment, if I had been transported to the circus. The effect was that shocking. While playing in Sephora with a friend one afternoon, I spread a dime-sized amount across her cheek and, within a mere second, demanded that she turn to the mirror to see that each of her fine lines and pores had been paid a visit by the magical flaw-eradicating fairy. It almost appeared as though an eraser was gliding across her cheek. Since, I’ve purchased two tubes and will likely purchase many more. It prevents my foundation from sliding and splotching all over my oily face. You must try this primer.
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
You know that beloved “soft glow” appearance your favorite Instagram filters give your pictures? You may not need them anymore. I tried this powder for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and was pleasantly surprised by the flawless finish it gave my skin. Since, I have applied it over foundation as well as a sheer BB cream. Regardless of what product I used under it, this powder’s finish provided my skin with a smooth and subtly radiant glow. Interestingly, it works well for my oily skin as well as for my friend’s drier skin.
For The Hair
L’Oreal Everstyle Smooth & Shine Creme
It’s difficult to describe in detail why this product is so effective, as well as why I have likely purchase five or more tubs over the past two years since my discovery of it. It just simply makes my hair look prettier overall. It smooths and tames my hair’s natural inclination toward unruliness, and it softens the texture while providing it with a subtle sheen. Interestingly, though, it also somewhat promotes my hair’s natural volume at the same time. On days when I feel like doing nothing with myself, I simply apply a nickel-size amount to my damp hair. After allowing it to dry on its own, this product provides my naturally wavy hair with a sizable dose of effortless awesomeness.
ION Clarifying Crystals
I experiment with my hair more often than most people, for it has long been one of my most treasured creative outlets. It is not unusual for me to have my hair professionally “balayaged”, only for to be struck with a bolt of creativity (and, therefore, desire to drench every strand in hair dye) three weeks later… on a Sunday… at midnight. I have quite an impressive hair color arsenal in my home, and have been known to play chemist in my bathroom more times than I have fingers and toes. Therefore, my hair is often pleading for a break; or, perhaps, at least a mere breath.
This product is the most exceptional I have ever used in regards to clarification. I have used countless expensive salon products, yet nothing seems to remove the most tenacious levels of swamp-like funk from my hair strands. If your hair is appearing dull, lifeless and buried in gunk, do yourself a favor and try this product. It will remove color somewhat, so if you either color your hair or require a toner for your blonde, it is best to use this at a time when you plan to freshen your color.
For The Teeth
One of my girlfriends recommended this product to me several months ago, claiming that her teeth “had never been so white”. I had already read many tales on Pinterest which promoted its effectiveness, yet remained an uninterested skeptic. However, I became intrigued by my friend’s trustworthy claim. My regular coffee and red wine consumption were causing my typically pearly white teeth to appear rather drab. After one use of activated charcoal, I noticed a profound improvement. My teeth appeared as white and as polished as if I had used Crest White Strips for three or more consecutive days.
It is an affordable method and simple to use. Simply break open a capsule and apply its contents to a damp toothbrush (the process is quite messy, but know that it will not stain your sink). Brush thoroughly and in a circular motion for a full five minutes. Use moderate pressure on your teeth, but be gentle with your gums. For less than $10.00, prepare to be amazed.
Note: I have found that the practice of oil-pulling followed by brushing with activated charcoal has done more for my teeth and gums than any other method prior. Please stay tuned for documentation of my personal experiment…
From The Inside Out
I discussed the magic of this product in a previous article. This product plumps and softens my skin, promotes a faster rate of hair growth and greatly reduces hair shedding. I have found, as many others also claim, that its benefits are heightened by pairing it with vitamin c. The more faithful I consume it, the better my skin and hair appear. I prefer this brand because it is pure, affordable and its crystals dissolve effortlessly.
It is equally astonishing when incorporated in skincare products. This product is inexpensive, yet a miracle for hopelessly chapped lips and irritated skin. Even my husband, the quintessential skeptic, was impressed by it.
If you suffer from unsightly morning “bedhead”, as I often do, a silk pillowcase is certain to be a game-changer for you. One of my frizzy-haired friends, who also happens to be a “side sleeper”, was pleasantly surprised after heeding my recommendation, for she claimed it even remedied her often unpleasant case of “morning smush face”.
I occasionally find myself abandoning my silk pillowcase, though I’m not sure why. However, each time I rediscover it, I am just as amazed by it as I was the first time.
I have tried various brands, however this one seems to be of highest quality, while remaining affordable.