My Favorite Things (February 2013)

Here’s a list of some of my favorite self care/ grooming products right now; read on and maybe you’ll find something worth trying for yourself!

Lush Cosmetics: Shine So Bright Split End Treatment

From the hair dryer, to the flat iron, the occasional curling iron, and some color treatment here and there, my hair needs some extra love and care. This hair repairing balm is one of my newer purchases, but has been proven to be worthy of become staple item to include in my hair products. Shine So BrightThis product works great on wet or dry hair, and will protect your ends from those hot tools you may use on your hair: Just scoop a small amount with your fingertips and rub in the balm until it become transparent, and then stroke onto the ends of your hair.  Although it comes in a small tin, it actually lasts for over 3 months and is well worth the price of ten dollars. If you are unfamiliar with Lush Cosmetics , you should seriously check them out! They have become one of my favorite cosmetics companies because they do not test on animals, all of their products are hand-made with fresh and organic ingredients, and not to mention everything smells so good!

Lush Cosmetics:Tea Tree Water

As a toner, Lush’s Tea Tree Water is my saving grace – it is targeted to help oily (or combination), blemish prone skin to find the right balance and encourage soft, clean skin. In the form of a spray, I find this product to be suitable for anyone on the go, and makes usage completely sanitary.Tea Tree Water Most customers have said the product is great for daily use, those with sensitive skin, treating redness, minimizing pores, and uneven skin tone, and I couldn’t agree more! I use this toner every day and actually look forward to it! Your skin instantly feels fresh, smooth, and any excess dirt and oil is diminished.

 

 

 

 

Grease Lightning

Lush Cosmetics: Grease Lightning

If you suffer from blemish prone, or oil prone skin and have yet to find that perfect product that soothes your skin, you may want to try Grease Lightning. This particular product was definitely on my shopping list when I made one of my trips to my nearest Lush destination because I too have these concerns and heard that this is a must try! When you feel like you’ve tried every product on the shelf, and have too often been disappointed, this tea tree treatment makes up for everything. In the form of a gel, this treatment only takes a small amount to provide full strength results to sooth troubled skin and provide a matte finish.

Lush Cosmetics: Herbalism

Known to unclog impurities from pores, this face cleanser has become one of my all-time favorite washes I have ever used. My skin is unusually sensitive and I always have to look out for certain ingredients and chemicals in the products I use on my face and this one is perfectly harmless with natural ingredients.Herbalism It’s a gentle exfoliant (gentle enough to use daily) that clears up blemishes on oily skin and can be paired with Grease Lighting to help even skin tone. I would have to say that because Lush insists on all natural products, and really focuses on quality products, I really look forward to using all of these products in the morning and at night so that my face routine isn’t so much of a chore, but more of an enjoyable activity that I know is beneficial for my skin.

Freeman Beauty: Pomegranate Facial Revealing Peel-Off Mask

I love DIY Face Masks, but sometimes I go for pre-made masks instead. I really like Freeman products because they are affordable and are high in quality in regard to product, and results. Pomegranate Peel-Off MaskThis Pomegranate Peel-Off Mask is one of my favorites because it is just what my skin needs when I am under stress, and want to revive texture, and balance.  When used 2 times a week (as suggested) the results are clear: your pores absorb less oil and your skin is free of impurities, not to mention soft and supple. For a quick refresher for your facial routine, I highly recommend this product, and it’s great for all skin types!

Freeman Beauty: Pomegranate Sugar Body Scrub

Sugar Body Scrub

Perfect to for anyone looking to get that all-over natural glow on their body, Freeman’s Sugar Body Scrubs work wonders! I particularly have grown fond of the Pomegranate Sugar Scrub because the rejuvenating formula is incredibly refreshing to my skin, and smoothing for softness.  It smells good enough to eat (though I wouldn’t suggest consumption), adding this scrub to your shower routine will only make you love your skin even more!

Garnier: Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-CreamMoisture Rescue Gel-Cream

Although my skin is oil-prone, I still cannot shy away from including a moisturizer in my skin care regimen. I have used Garnier’s Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream for over a year and fell in love from the first use. The oil-free formula makes this gel cream perfect to balance my skin while still providing key nutrients to keep my skin’s moisture in tact. It’s lightweight, non-greasy, and is great for daytime and nighttime use for lasting hydration.

 

Herbal Essences: Touchably Smooth Split End Protector

Split End ProtectorAlong with my Lush Shine So Bright treatment, I have been a loyal user of Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth Split End Protector for at least three years now. My long locks need all of the help to prevent breakage and promotion of  healthy, strong hair in all aspects, and this cream is a prime supporter of all of my concerns. I use some serums to protect my hair from heat too, but the split end treatments really quench my hair and at the same time enhances smoothness and silkiness for touchable looks.

 

 

 

Earth Therapeutics: Organic Nail & Cuticle Care

Nail and Cuticle TreatmentMade with an all natural formula, I love Earth Therapeutics Organic Nail and Cuticle Care cream. With it, I am able to nourish my nails and cuticles with essential oils and vitamins that will strengthen the nails, while promoting health, and soften my cuticles. It’s just a must-have item in my manicure drawer to deep condition my hands with beautiful results.

 

 

 

So those are my current favorite items that I use on generally a day-to-day basis, I hope you have some ideas of some new products to try or will even check-out some of these brands to find the perfect products for you.

 

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