I wouldn't say I was anything special now, but it is a huge improvement from then!!
Some of the things I've used and loved for skin and make up are:
|$7.94 for 2|
Noxzema. I've used this since I was about sixteen. It's been around forever, but really cleans your face gently and well. I read an article once about a little old lady that used Noxzema and still had a peaches and cream complexion. So here's hoping for those results!
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream has retinol and is very gentle.
|$11.47 for Neutrogena|
Aveeno Scrub Facial Pads. I love how luxurious these feel on my face.
I also use Avalon's Vitamin C from time to time. It smells like grapefruit, which I like:)
|Vitamin C Face Wash $8.67|
Flat Iron (Oh, WHY didn't someone invent you back in junior high?? Waaaa!)
|Remington flat iron $39.99|
Garnier Straightening Hair Cream (This does seem to help with my very thick, unruly hair)
|Garnier Blow Dry cream $3.47|
Eyelash curler (To me, this is the most important thing you can use on your eyes). On a side note, it totally freaked out my husband the first time he saw me using this contraption on my eyes. lol
|eye lash curler $5|
Kate Moss lipstick. This can be found for under $5 at Walmart or Target.
My favorite perfume - Juicy Couture - is one splurge, but I can make it last for a long time.
For the past three years, I've been investing in manicures. It makes such a difference in how my hands look. I get positive comments about my nails quite often. There is an initial investment for acrylic nails, but it only costs about $15 every 3 weeks to keep them up. It's a little thing that I do for myself.
When I think of beauty, I always think of my grandma. Even in her eighties, she was dying her hair jet black AND had some Glamour Shots taken! Remember those? She was a pretty lady even as she got older. She told me once that she still felt eighteen inside and was surprised when she looked in the mirror and saw an older woman looking back at her. She acted young because she felt young. She was so much fun!
I just turned the big "50" recently. I don't feel 50. I have a 7 year old! Life is sweet.
I think I shall take after my grandma:)
I'd love to hear your favorite buys!
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