Friday, April 20, 2012
Five Things Friday: Beauty Faves
I try very hard not to focus too much on things on the blog, but I do like to talk beauty products, as evidenced by my monthly Birchbox posts. Here are five beauty products worth trying.
1. Tigi Catwalk Curlesque Curls Rock Amplifier
If Tigi ever discontinues this, I will be so sad. It will be the worst First World Problem ever. I am so thankful for the hair stylist that suggested this to me. It's like a gel, serum, and curl cream combined into a fruity smelling package. It smooths, defines, and adds shine. It's especially great when I have the time to blow dry with a diffuser. I've been out for awhile, but I'm trying to use up an Aveda product that I like but don't love. I can't wait to be reunited with it.
2. Kiss My Face Lavender and Shea Butter Moisturizer
I bought this for Maya for Christmas and we've ended up sharing it. It's a lightweight but long lasting lotion with a light floral scent. It's especially great to put on before bed, since lavender is a calming scent. I've bought a few Kiss My Face products in the past, and they've all been good values. If you're looking for a fruitier scent, Peaches and Cream is wonderful. I carry a small tube in my bag.
3. Dr. Bronner's All in One Castille Soap in Rose Hemp
I'm totally late to the party with Dr. Bronner's, I know. I've seen it around for years and have never tried it. Recently, though, the co-op had a sale on the small bottles, so I grabbed one to try. I use it as a shower gel, and it is fantastic. It's incredibly moisturizing, which is great for my dry skin. I like the light fragrance, too.
4. Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Conditioner
I bought this using mostly Birchbox points in December. It's pricey, but the one area where I will almost always splurge if I'm able to is hair care products, especially conditioner. I felt a difference right away in the softness and resiliency of my hair. The only issue I have with it is that it's not the best detangler I've used. I detangle in the shower with conditioner and a wide toothed comb, so that's an important quality to have. Still, it's definitely something I'll buy again.
5. Miss Jessie's Creme de la Creme Conditioner
This conditioner is pretty much perfect, and costs about $4 less than the Carol's Daughter. It detangles beautifully and leaves my hair super soft and tame. I think I'll alternate this with the other conditioner. Miss Jessie's makes some other curly hair products that I'm excited to try, like the Curly Merinque and the Quick Curls.