Saturday, July 28, 2007

My little beauty secrets

I've always been a girlie, girl. Despite the influence of two brothers and a mother who is always in jeans and a tshirt and never wears a drop of makeup, I somehow turned out to be a prissy little thang! It's funny, the girls at the office would say that I was the only woman who was 9 months pregnant wearing 2 inch strappy sandals. Hey -- a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

So, I thought I'd share a couple of new little inexpensive beauty items I've found at my local drugstore. If you've got a moment to pamper yourself, you might want to try these:

1) Dove Energy Glow Daily Moisturizer with subtle self-tanners - I know! I know! I live in Florida and get my tan from a bottle. Hey -- I'm not all about getting skin cancer, even if it's in the name of beauty sake! My laying out in the sun days are over! I love this product! It's an all over body moisturizer with just a hint of self tanner. It gradually enhances and evens out your natural skin color and adds an extra glow. I like it because unlike a lot of self tanners, no one can tell I'm wearing it. And I've had dozens of people comment on what a great tan I have. So, it's about $8 for a 8.5 oz bottle -- pretty inexpensive.

2) Sally Hansen's French Manicure Pen - I love french manicures. However, with two children and a husband that is gone most of the month, I don't have time (or a babysitter) to head to the local nail salon. So, I found this product in the store one day and thought I'd try it. The process was a lot easier than I expected. The pen is designed to make the white stripe on your nail for the french manicure. By using a pen, it's alot easier than trying to brush on a straight line with nail polish. It works great and I found it was so easy to use on my toes also! If you buy the entire kit, it comes with the natural pink polish, the french manicure pen and the clear coat. It runs about $8 to $10 for the entire kit -- not even what one manicure would cost at a salon.

3) Botanics conditioning clay mask, complexion refining toner and purifying face scrub (same brand but 3 different products) - I love this Botanics line. I picked it up at Target. I first apply the purifying face scrub. Then the conditioning clay mask. Then the toner. I love the fresh smell of the products -- it's subtle and earthy. My skin felt so smooth and young after using these products. Each product ran about $6 to $8.

So, with that being said, take a few minutes this weekend for youself and enjoy some of these products or maybe even some favorite products of your own. If you do, I'd love to hear about your 5 minutes for you! And if you have any products that you'd like to share with everyone, please leave a comment.

1 comment:

FriedOkra said...

Aw... I understand! I went through that when Bean was 18 mos old and hubby commuted and was only home on weekends. It is a lonely way of life, and exhausting, too. I hope you will be able to secure a good, trustworthy sitter for the girlies as they get a bit older. A mama needs to get away and spend time with friends on occasion. Hugs!