Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Amy's Top Five: Beauty Products.

No, you did not ask. And I realize you likely do not give two squirts about my top five anything. But that's the thing about blogs: I get to write about it anyway and you can take it or leave it. Win-win!

So here it is, my top five beauty products -- those items I could not or, at least, hope to never have to live without:

1.  Savon de Marseille - I adore these big rustic blocks of pure olive oil soaps!  They have been crafted by hand in Marseille since the 13th century {talk about tried and true}. These long-lasting olive oil soaps leave your skin smooth, soft and moisturized. I buy in bulk and have a wire cutter to cut the long blocks in the bath-sized bars. Love!

2.  Cover Girl's LashBlast Volume Blasting Mascara - I've tried Chanel, Estee Lauder, Maybelline and everything in between. I've tried brushes that vibrate and those intended to curl. I've never before been faithful because each one failed to impress. Finally, at long last I found my true mascara love. This stuff is the cat's meow. Go ahead, spend $7 and thank me later.   
3.  NARS The Multiple Orgasm - Yes, we are still talking beauty products, not sex. Promise. This multi-purpose make-up stick is amazing! It beautifully highlights cheeks, eyes and lips! It works everywhere and provides an gorgeous peachy-pink shimmer. 

For those of you who know me in real life and are scratching your head and wondering why then do I not always look gorgeous and peachy-pink, well, friends, for that I have no excuse.   

4.  ANTI-AGE Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30  and ANTI-AGE Overnight Restorative Cream, both by Rodan +Fields - I've decided to lump these together as one, because they intended to work together and, in my estimation, do so quite well! There is a lot of scientific mumbo-jumbo behind these miracle creams: peptides, antioxidants, stabilized avobenzone, hyaluronic acid and the like.

That may impress some.

Me, well, I'm more impressed by results: firmer skin and diminished lines.

5. Kiehl's Creme de Corps - I know there are those of you out there who think I'm crazy for spending more than $10 for a bottle of lotion. I get that. But remember: I'm saving a ton on mascara. And besides, my skin is my body's largest organ. Who skimps on taking care of their largest organ?! 

I swear by this stuff and do honestly believe it is why my stomach skin rebounded so well from my twin pregnancy {we won't talk about all that's going on under said well-moisturized skin}.

And yes, it is extravagant. But I love it. I admit: there have been times when money has been tight {gasp} and I have lived without it {double gasp}. I hope such times are now far, far behind me. 

If not, I'll survive.  I'll be a dusty, wrinkly mess, but I'll survive!

So, what makes your top 5 list?


Karen At Home Blog said...

I love Nars! I have the blush in Orgasm but not the multiple. Apparently I am missing out!!

Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama said...

I'm very interested in the olive oil soap! Thanks for the rec!

Stumbled :-)

NV said...

Olive oil soap??? I LOVE IT!! How have I NEVER heard of these! I must get!! Thanks for sharing!!

Dr. Julie-Ann aka The Modern Retro Woman said...

I could have written the section on mascara! Except that my love is the L'Oreal mascara with the white lash building stuff on one end and the mascara on the other.

When I brought home the vibrating mascara, The Mister just shook his head in dismay and left the room...

the Damsel in Dis Dress said...

Oh awesomeness. I'd love to try that soap.

Anonymous said...

Ooooooh, I should try Creme de Corps. Something has to help with my desert-dried skin.

Anonymous said...

(Stacey T.!)

Alison Golden - The Secret Life of a Warrior Woman said...

Hmmm, I may have to try that mascara. A girl can't have too many mascaras IMO.

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