I'll admit I sort of feel like a fraud writing this since I am not beauty savvy, like at all. I wear makeup...most of the time and I straighten my hair almost every day. So if you've been dying to know which items I use to look somewhat presentable most of the time - the wait is over! Haha. In keeping with our "Bluegrass Beauty" series, (Megan's post here) I'm sharing the things that I simply can't live without.
1. My Chi straightener
|They're only $79 now?!|
I feel like I paid 3 times this.
2. Burt's Bees Pomegranate Chapstick
Megan's Carmex confession earlier this week, rest assured that we've tried to stage an intervention but she just won't have it. Old habits die hard and she ain't giving it up. On the other end of the spectrum (ya know, with lip products that don't contain salicylic acid) is the Burt's Bees line. I prefer the lip balm with pomegranate oil. NOM. It not only tastes delicious, but it has a lovely pink tint. For someone who tends to stay away from lipstick, the color is nice. One word of caution, if you put this product through the laundry, there is a high probability it will stain your clothes. (What? I'm the only one who washes chapstick? Disregard that warning, then.) Plus, Burt's Bees strives to be a responsible corporation, working toward 100% natural products and using recycled materials. All of this for the low, low price of $3.00 at your local drugstore.
3. Hot Tools Curling Iron
|The Hot Tools Collection|
Jack absolutely loves the irony of a curly-haired girl straightening her hair, only to curl it with a curling iron 30 minutes later. Whatever. Guys just don't understand. I grew up with a curling iron, but more for the bangs effect (don't judge - it was the 90s), than the long ringlets that everyone is doing now. But earlier this year, I joined the 21st century and purchased the Hot Tools Curling Iron and let me just tell you - it is the bomb. (Confession: I also didn't own any hair spray, so I had to buy that too. See? A fraud, I told you.) I wanted to do something special with my hair for the awesome engagement party that Megan & Emily threw for us and I figured curls were the way to go. I went with the 1" barrel and it worked out quite well. Now it's a regular part of my repertoire (when I have the extra 30 minutes to spare). I scored mine on sale at Ulta for $29.99. Deal of the century.
4. Mary Kay TimeWise 3-in-1 cleanser
|Forgive the crummy iPhone photo. |
Head over to PLL's blog for better photos.
Don't forget to chime in with your beauty faves in the comments. And stay tuned for Emily's faves to come. Plus, Emily will be doing a Birchbox update! Happy Friday, everyone!