Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thursday's Pretty Things

Geeez! Is it Thursday again, already!?!?

Here's my regular Thursday posting of really cool and pretty things...and actually this week, my post is dedicated to things that make you pretty!

First up, I spied this delicious looking shower cream on Etsy the other day and while I'm not a vegan, I can certainly appreciate a nice, all natural product. The Gudonya Whipped Clean (tm) - Italian Lemon Cream Foaming Body Wash looks heavenly!!!! From the same shop is the fabulous shave cream - Gudonya Whipped Shave Cream (tm) - Wild Strawberry - and it's vegan too! I am certainly going to have to order me some of this fine stuff!

I'm also a beauty fiend...but on a budget! I love, love, love the brow color kit from Target's Sonia Kashuk. I have noticed my brows getting thinner and lighter colored...this has really made a difference for me! Also, I'm a HUGE fan of Lash Blast from Cover Girl. This stuff lengthens and plumps up my lashes something fierce. I have tried all kinds of foundations and I have been using Revlon's ColorStay for years. They finally came out with a version for oily skin and I'm tremendously grateful!!!!

When it comes to taking care of my mug....well, I'm a budget girl there too. Honestly, some of the "drug store" items are just as good as their overpriced sisters in the "department stores". I have decided over time that I HATE foams and liquid cleansers and runny liquids to take off my makeup. I end up making a bigger mess in the bathroom than any two year old could make! So, my solution is the Olay Daily Facials Express Wet Cleansing Cloth. Oh my....this has made my life so much more worth living! At night, because I always clean my face at night...don't you? No? Well, me neither. My Mom always got onto me about it...but there are times that I just am too doggone tired to drag my sorry butt to the bathroom and wipe it off my face. But for those times I am following the rules passed down to me, I use Olay Age Defying Anti-Wrinkle Replenishing Night Cream and the Olay Regenerist Eye Derma-Pod Anti-Aging Triple Response System every third night or so. On the other nights I use Olay Age Defying Revitalizing Eye Gel. Sometimes I'll even use these for day...ya if I was lazy the night before and I really just want to get another 8 hours of sleep...I'll pretend like it's night and do my nighttime regime. :-)

As far as shaving goes....can I tell you just how much I HATE shaving my legs. ( I just noticed that I seem to hate a lot of things in relation to beauty products...maybe I should delve into that another time....) I currently use the Schick Silk Effects Razor. I kinda like it but trying to choose another razor is like choosing a new hair dresser. They're either too small for me to hold in my hand (typical disposable razors) and therefore I feel like I'm going to cut my legs into ribbons or they don't last long enough (Schick Intuition). I'd love to hear which razor you use and why you use it. I think it's time I part ways with mine....

Finally....lipstick. Yes, ladies....I know your Mom always said to never leave the house without clean underwear on....but the same holds true for lipstick. I don't like having to keep reapplying mine though...because, I'm lazy. I have, however, found the best long wearing lipstick out there. It's L'Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lipcolor. I own 5 different shades of this stuff. It's amazing. I can put it on in the morning before I leave the house...that's at around 7:10 or 7:40am. I don't usually reapply it until I'm getting ready to leave work and that's around 5:15 or 5:40pm. It doesn't get all gunky on your lips or feel too dry.

Now....go forth and prettify!


Vanessa said...

I love these items! Oil of Olay is one of my favorites and who could live without mascara? I have 3 different ones and still can't decide my favorite!

Julia said...

It's good to see you back! I am actually one of those neurotics that wash their face every night and every morning...and sometimes before I take a nap on Sunday (just for good measure). I hate the feeling of makeup on my face when I'm trying to sleep.

Also, I shave my legs EVERY SINGLE DAY. I do this for my own sanity. I was cursed with the fastest growing leg hair follicles on the planet. So, I would probably say that I am a shaving guru. I hate shaving creams and gels (and have probably tried every one under the sun). So I just use regular bar soap. I am "brand loyal" to the Venus disposable razors by Gillette. I'm quick like a cat with it too. I rarely nick myself, and if I do, it is usually because the razor is brand new.

kindof_agirl said...

I am always on the hunt for "THE perfect mascara". My bathroom cabinet is filled with various brands and types. I keep trying Maybelline Great Lash, since every magazine raves about it, but I hate it. Since I have so much, though, I use it up!

I'm adding your suggestion to my list, of course!

silivrentoliel said...

I don't think we told you- we saw you standing waiting in the cold the other morning =P wanted to honk, but we were passed by the time I yelled "HEY there she is!"

i hate shaving too... such a royal pain in my tush.