these are the things i use to get beautiful (!!!)...or at least cheer me up!
i love to soak my tired old ass with this concoction. smells yummy; in a hot tub, it feels wonderful.
i buy the cold and allergy bath soak by the ton during cold and flu season. i converted my mom to it too. i get the masada bath salts at whole foods - i literally load the cart with these salts becos i can't find them anywhere else. i get the mustard bath soak at whole foods too, altho i found it at freshlife too.
i get this shampoo at CVS. it's the only stuff that makes my hair behave.
i love epsom salt. i dump it by the handful in my bath. i get these huge tubs for $10 at sam's club.
i've used two mules soap for years - i like their oatmeal bar for sudsing up my legs preshave, their tea tree soap for when i break out, and i swear their anise java mint soap makes me look like i've had a face lift. they also sell bath salts (i used to get grandma's rose) and body oil (i liked lavender).
this is what keeps me wrinkle and zit free! i love kiehl's eye cream and i love their cream with silk groom for my hair. i also use garnier for their eye roller (PM) and i swear my crow's feet retreated with their face cream. i use the aveeno tinted moisturizer when i need a touch of color to my pale face. Active Manuka Honey Cream is the only thing that helped minimize my HS carbuncles.
i discovered this lip balm only recently. i love burt's bee products, and this one gives a shot of color, plus it's almost entirely organic, plus the packaging is recyclable. love it!!
i got the josie maran compact at sephora - i can't find a linky for it, but i wrote about it here. the blue compact was a limited edition boots rainbow eyeshadow collection from 3 years ago - the only way i could get it was buying it online at target. i love the colors and it brings out my inner punker (!!).
i think labello is now labello/nivea, but i love their strawberry lip balm. i bought several tubes of it years ago out of fear that they would discontinue it. i got the cargo lipstick years ago at sephora, and stocked up on it as well, becos i was afraid it would be discontinued. apparently sephora no longer carries cargo, so i'm glad i still have 2 tubes left. (incidentally, my lipstick is "courteney cox cece" sheer berry). and i love my tweezerman tweezers - i got them up in montreal almost 10 years ago, and they never let me down.
i adore my stila convertible color in peony (i also have it in poppy, altho it's a bit reddish and bright for me). and i have at least 3 sticks of the pixi lip balm in rose - good thing, becos apparently it's not available anymore.
i also use copious amounts of sunscreen - i burn and freckle, and with my history of sunburns (i grew up in the era when if you didn't have a tan, you were a loser), i am always on the lookout for funny looking freckles. i use baby sunscreen (either coppertone or lately, aveeno baby) and sunscreen sticks/tubes for my face/ears, and i remember to slap it on whenever i'm going outside for the day.
this, in a nutshell, is what i use in my typical beauty routine. i may not be beautiful, but at least i feel beautiful!