Friday, February 5, 2010

Show Us Your Life - Beauty Tips

I love this topic! I have some products that I use and I love and I am excited to share them with you! I have very oily skin and somewhat dry hair, and these are the products that work for me.

1. For everyday face washing I use Equate Deep Cleanse Daily face wash. Fancy, I know. Spencer and I both use it and it costs about $2.50 a bottle. (Sorry for the bad picture!)
Equate Dailey Face Wash

2. To wash my face I use the Clarisonic Mia skin care brush. This was one of the biggest splurges of my life. I have been using it for about 4 months and I love it. When I get ready in the morning I like my face to feel really clean before I put my makeup on and this does that for me!
3. When I have a blemish I love Burt's Bees Herbal Blemish stick. If I feel a blemish coming I apply this stuff about every 20 minutes through the day and it will dry it right up!

Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment - Burt's Bees
4. Just this week I went and bought my first ever MAC makeup. I have fallen in love with their Studio Finish concealer, it covers my dark eye circles and makes me look like I've gotten 12 hours of sleep!
Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer
5. For color I use Milani eye liner and mineral blush. I have only ever found this brand at CVS. I have been fairly happy with this brand, although I feel like I have to use a lot of blush to get the color I want. Once I'm out of my current colors, I might splurge on MAC colors!
6. For my lips I like Victorias Secret Beauty Rush Lip gloss, it's inexpensive so I carry one in the car, in my purse and in my makeup bag!
7. For my hair I have to use a root lifter. I use Big Sexy Hair Root Pump. Let's just say that I've got "Skinny Thin hair" and this stuff makes it a little more manageable. I spray it on my roots and dry my hair with a round brush and it helps my hair not look quite so pathetic.
8. After I dry my "Skinny Thin hair" and tease it to death I use my favorite hair product, Tresemme Ultra Fine Mist hairspray. I spray my hair A LOT to get it to stay they way I want. My routine goes something like this, tease, spray, comb, straighten, spray, tease, spray, spray, comb, spray, spray, spray! Using this hairspray I can do all that and it won't be sticky or wet. Trust me, it's good stuff!
Hair Spray

Well there you have it for my beauty products. I like to think that all the items I listed are fairly affordable but work as good as anything else out there! If I had one tip to share I think it would be to always wash your face and remove makeup before bed! I use eye makeup remover to get my mascara and eyeliner off every night. I don't have a 12 step program for facial cleansing or makeup application but with two boys running/crawling around I have time to do this every morning.

As I shared last week with the fashion tips, I love to shop. I love to be "in style." I love to wear makeup and spray my hair. But more than anything I hope that people see past my teased hair and mascaraed lashed to see that I love the Lord and I rely on Him for true beauty.

Proverbs 31:30 - Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.


  1. Oh, How I wish I had the clarisonic!! Is it something that you use everyday. Every time I see it on QVC I drool over I also have a few of those red cans as well! Your boys are adorable! I have two little ones that are 14 months apart, being a SAHM is the hardest job I have ever had, Of course I would have it no other way! I am always telling my Husband that going back to work would be a!! I have enjoyed reading through your blog, I am now a follower!!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Fun list! I love M.A.C. products, they have been some of my favorites for years!