On my old blog someone asked me what products I couldn't live without. When I really thought about it, the only product that I might shrivel up and die if I was deprived was Chapstick. I swap brand loyalty occasionally (I had a brief affair with Burt's Bees) but I usually return to regular old Chapstick brand (in the black wrapper, please).
There may be only one thing that I can't live without but there are still a whole lot of products I really like. Which I will now share with you because me and the whole fam have been really sick this week and I've barely stepped out of my yoga pants so I have nothing else to talk about today.
1. Makeup primer that isn't really makeup primer
I was reminded of this recently when temps went up here in our lovely desert home. I was seriously considering plunking down real cash to try real makeup primer when I remembered this awesome post on New to Us. I made a quick trip to CVS and $9 later I am converted. My makeup sticks around all day and I require zero powder touch ups. Magic!
2. A Face Brush
Clarisonic like a year before but couldn't justify the price tag. Then Holly posted about it and I made a decision. I marched into Aaron's office and said, "I need my Christmas present early. This is what you're getting me. Thank you, I love it." And then I marched back out and ordered one from Beauty.com (they occasionally have 20% off sales, which is why I bought it right then).
I wish I could tell you that it magically solved all my skin problems, but I do still have off days. BUT! My skin is way better. WAY better. I am a believer.
3. Hair Oomphers
My hair is sad when left to its own devices. I discovered Tigi Root Boost before my sea salt spray and it was my one hair product for a long time (I like to keep things simple). Then my sea salt spray entered my life and when the two come together ("with our powers combined...") it's hair magic.Well, as magic as my hair can be. I mean, I'm no Whoorl, but I get by (seriously, check out her hair in that pic).
While I do love me some chemical laden beauty products, we ARE trying to go a little more natural where we can. Aaron's brother turned us on to Dr. Bronner's castile soap and we love it. We have the peppermint and the smell is divine. I also just ordered some organic coconut oil so we can try making our own deodorant. Yes, we are going there. I've also heard it makes a great moisturizer (the oil, not the deodorant), so I'm excited to try that as well.
What are your favorite products? Do you have any natural/organic suggestions to help me break my dependency on my chemical versions?