I mean that I've begun to rediscover beauty on a budget. That's right gals...I've been filling my cart at Target, Wal-Mart, and CVS...and I'm not ashamed. Matter of fact, I've found some pretty awesome products lately that make me feel like a swanky, sunbathing, sweetheart for next to no cash.
The Loot: Organix Coconut Milk Self Heating Coconut Oil: I don't usually go for the smell of coconut but this Organix line smells like heaven...it's like coconut mixed with butter rum and I love it. The product its self is pretty awesome too. It heats in your hands when applying thus opening your hair cuticles to really penetrate. My hair was so soft and shiny after my shower- I couldn't keep my hands out of it!
Speaking of Organix.....
I hear that this instant repair treatment is the Bees Knees....problem? I can't find it anywhere! I've been to two different Targets, 2 Walmarts, 2 Walgreens, a CVS and an Ulta and none of them carry it! Short of buying it online - anyone know where to find it? Is it in your stores?
Skintimate Cream Shave Extra Gentle Soothing Petals: Smells so soft and pretty and left my legs unbelievably smooth. Also works amazingly on bikini line and even better? A little goes a long way so it will last forever!
Neutrogena Clean Replinishing Shampoo: Pure and simple smells soapy and lathers wonderfully. I have very thick and color treated hair so I only wash it about every three days- this stuff gets the job done! Fekkai Marine Summerhair Beach Waves: Ok- so not technically a drug store find....but I stumbled across this product at Ulta today and could not resist. It smells super summery and is noted to create sexy waves while protecting your color from the sun. I haven't put it to full use yet but I'll report back. This stuff reminds me of the John Freida Beach Blonde Wave Spray that was discontinued years ago but smells a hundred times sunnier. I hope it lives up to expectations!
Hask Henna n' Placenta w/ Olive Oil: I know it sounds gross but it lives up to its claim to moisturize and Nourish dry, chemically treated hair.
I'm really into my hair right now if you can't tell. It's finally getting to the lenght I want and my stylist took me to Barbie blonde proportions this time and I don't want the sun to strip me- what can I say...I'm a Leo .... I love my mane!
Speaking of my hair..... Phillips Teaze Brush: I'm a southern girl at heart...at least when it comes to beauty.. I like me some big hair...this brush will help me to get there!
Hawaiin Tropics After Sun Body Butter: I mentioned last post that I love lotion well this is my latest obsession. Its "after sun" lotion but I use it after every shower - it makes me feel beachy all day- even when I'm at work- I love it!
Hawaiin Tropic Sunkissed Berry Lip Gloss: I was sick of sun burned lips so I picked up this gloss. It has spf and tastes like berry gummy bears plus it leaves a slick of strawberry color on my lips and shimmers in the sun!
Caress Evenly Gorgeous Body Polish: It has scrubbies in it and smells so rich. I like to use polishers in the summer to brush off any peeling I may accumulate.
Ugh...I know I can't help it...I'm tannarexic.
Finally...this last item isn't technically a "beauty" product but I've heard a ton about it and I finally gave in....
That's right I gave in to the hype and picked up Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. I'm looking forward to giving it a go. I've decided its time to give myself over to bridal booty camp and am looking for ways to begin to widdle and tone. This is the first step.
In my most simple form I am an explosion of endearing quirks and delightfully glamorous tendencies. Some of my most wonderful talents and qualities include but of course are not limited to: cracking an egg with one hand, applying mascara without a mirror, freakishly perfect and neat printing skills, a completely unashamed love for incredibly girly and sometimes questionably un-adult things (if my choice of paper clips happens to be silver or pink- I'm always going to go for the pink) a never-ending devotion to all things stationary (planners, notepads, greeting cards, post-it notes)My love of both The Girls Next Door and John and Kate + Eight and desire to live both lifestyles simultaneously (well, with far fewer children than 8!) an admitted addiction to cosmetics,lotions, and potions, and of course the pretty fingers that type the thoughtful words that bring this blog to you today-XOXO!