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I’m kind of obsessed with beauty products.  For me, getting a new eye shadow palette is the grown-up version of getting a new Barbie doll!  Here are a few of my favorites. Smile

 

hair

My hair is extremely thick and frizzy, so straightening it takes forever!  But if you’re armed with these three tools, you can get your hair from puffy to straight in record-time.

1. After showering, while your hair is still wet, apply John Frieda Frizz-Ease serum.  It’s powerful, so you only need a little bit (about the size of a nickel) to fight frizz all day!

2. Blow-dry your hair, then straighten it using a good-quality flat iron.  Chi, Cloud 9, and Babybliss are top brands.  These may be more expensive than hair straighteners you can get at the drugstore, but trust me, it’s totally worth it to invest in a good one.

3. After straightening, apply an egg-sized dallop of Tresemme Climate Control Mousse.  This will protect your hair from heat and humidity, keeping it straight and healthy.

skin

1. Bliss Lid + Lash Wash Makeup Remover – this is hands-down the best makeup remover I have ever tried.  It takes everything off, even waterproof makeup, and leaves your skin feeling fresh but not oily.

2. Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Pore Scrub – I have sensitive combination skin: sometimes it’s oily, but sometimes it’s dry, so choosing a facial cleanser is tricky.  This one is all-natural and gentle enough for sensitive skin.

3. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream – in winter, your skin can succumb to the dreaded windburn, which is no fun!  Slather on some of this lotion before going outside, and your skin will look great even in the worst weather.

eyes

1. Apply Covergirl eye shadow in white to your eyelids from lash line to crease.  I like using other eye shadow colors, too, of course, but white is my favorite everyday look for day or night.

2. Swipe on a coat of Almay One Coat Dial Up mascara.  I keep the dial on “3” for voluminous lashes, but you can twist it to the other settings for a lighter coat of mascara.  This stays on all day and doesn’t irritate your eyes.

3. Apply Revlon ColorStay liquid eyeliner in black just above your upper lash line and just above your lower lashes.  I prefer liquid eyeliner because it provides a bold, precise line, but I’ll admit that it can be difficult to use.  The key is a steady hand and plenty of patience- if you’ve never used liquid liner, it takes practice!  Here is how I usually do it:

1. Open the eyeliner and hold the brush in your dominant hand.

2. Close the eye you want to apply the liner to, and with your other hand, gently pull the outer corner of your eyebrow outwards.  This will stretch your eyelid skin and make it easier to apply the liner.

3. Brush the eyeliner from the inner corner of your eyelid to the middle of it.  Stop and take a breath.  Fix if necessary.

4. Next, brush the eyeliner from the outer corner of your eye to the middle of it.  Again, breath!  You’re almost done!

5. Repeat steps 2-4 on the other eye.

 

I hope these tips are helpful!

 

What is one beauty product that you absolutely love?

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