March 26, 2009

My Beauty Must Haves

I consider us to be friends, you and me. And as friends I feel like we are honor bound to share our beauty secrets with one another. Some of you friends may remember awhile back when I blogged about beauty and asked for recommendations. Well, I took your suggestions to heart and have been trying some of them although I still have some to try. I wanted to let you know about some of what's really working for me these days in the hopes that it might help some of you also.

These have become my tried and true products over the last 6 months. My skin has cleared up incredibly with only the occasional hormone induced monthly blemish episode. My Sweet Hubby even commented to me that my skin looked beautiful a couple of weeks ago. Nobody has ever said my skin was beautiful. Ever. Did I mention not ever?

So without further ado, these are the products I can't live without.

Patricia Wexler's Dual Action Foaming Cleanser I use this religiously twice a day. I must tell you that my skin went in to shock the first week and I almost stopped using it but I persevered and boy am I glad I did.

Patricia Wexler's Skin Regenerating Serum I use this every night and occasionally during the day. I put it on fairly lightly during the day and use the Wexler moisturizer on top of it at night only. This stuff is also amazing if you have Eczema. It has done a great job evening out my skin tone.True Blue Spa Heel of Approval I went from being referred to lovingly by my family as Hobbit Feet, to being sandal ready. This stuff is amazing!
Carmex Lip Balm: Okay, serious addiction here. I have one in my bathroom, one in the kitchen and one in my purse. I've been known to get friends addicted (Yes you, Carrie!) and if I start to run low I get the shakes. I rarely wear lipstick but this stuff keeps my lips super kissable.

Boots No 7 Day and Night Eye Care I especially like the daytime gel. I really can see a difference when I use it, a good's night sleep in a bottle. I tried buying the eye gel in a tube instead of this and it is not the same. When it's gone I'll go back to this little honey. Since I'm too cheap to throw it away, I'll just have to look tired until it's gone.
P.S. Chocolate it is. It will be here April 3rd!

21 comments:

  1. Love this post! I spend waaay too much time focusing on my house, my son, my job and waaaay too little time focusing on beauty. These are great tips. Thank you!

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  2. Oh no - it's dangerously close to sandal season and my feet need some serious attention - guess I'm off to B&BW!

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  3. Thanks for all these great tips...isn't it great when you find products that actually work? I have been using a lot more carmex and chapstick after reading about the lead in so many lip products!

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  4. congratulations on the chocolate decision! and then regarding the lovelies? think I might have to try some of those, you are persuasive!

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  5. my feet look a little frodo-y too lately. thanks for the tip.

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  6. I have been using the Boots #7 daily moisturizer for about 6 months and I love it! Of course I saw it at Target and just bought it right up! I haven't tried the one you have ......will have to go check it out! Also, never heard of Patricia Wexler. Can't wait to find out more! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I once heard someone joke that there was a Carmex wing at the Betty Ford Clinic ;-)

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  8. I am also addicted to Carmex. I think that I have 3 almost empty tubes sitting on my counter right now. I need to get more! :)

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  9. isn't wonderful when you find products that actually work? Great tips Jen! I'm excited about your couch---fabulous choice!
    xo Kelli

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  10. when you first mentioned chocolate, i thought this was part of your beauty regime!! HA!

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  11. I can't wait to see the new sofa! I can't wait to show you mine as well.
    xoxo

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  12. I COMPLETELY and TOTALLY concur with the Heel of Approval!! That is the BEST stuff ever! And I looooove that blue wand they have to scrub your feet with...I keep it in the shower and try my best to make a point to use it every shower time that way my feet don't get as bad. (And don't get me started on my beloved PedEgg...) And there is really nothing that works like Carmex. Good list!

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  13. Oh my word, duh. I was in a hurry when I read the post but I just had to stare at your pictures! I must have read until I got to the bottom and missed the most important part! Thank you for getting back to me! :)

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  14. This is such a great post to find on a Saturday afternoon "blog jog". Who deosn't want to feel and look a little more beautiful. And if the recommendation is someone trusted, then sign me up!
    Thanks!
    ♥Jen

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  15. Thanks for all the beauty tips. I had never heard of the skin care line. I really need something different. As the years move on my skin is really changing and I can't do the same ol' thing anymore.

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  16. i was hoping to see a product for frizzy hair...mine is like one of those collectible troll dolls before i use this and that on it.
    yikes.
    thanks for sharing.
    chasity

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  17. Love your ideas!! I'm going out to find some of the "heel cream" because I too have "Hobbit" feet! I have tried KP Duty which is fabulous. Pricey $32 for a tube but once you get over the sticker shock and try it...honest to God it works miracles! I bought it for the back of my arms (those awful red bumbs) but I use it on my heels and they have never looked better.
    Good luck and thanks for sharing!!

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  18. I am a Chapstick addict myself. I have one in my room, my guest room, my kitchen, my office at work, my purse. etc. I'd keep one in my car but the darn things melt!

    My latest addiction is the Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Cocoa. Same moisturizing feel, but adds a subtle kick of color. I get compliments on it all the time.

    Great post. Now what are your hair must haves?

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  19. Where did you get the heel cream? My feet are sooo bad. I'm really embarrassed and nothing really seems to help.

    By the way I love your blog:)

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  20. If you love Heel of Approval then you would be in love with Lay It On Thick. I tried both and Lay It On Thick is by far superior. My son in law has eczema and it also works wonders on that. And the C.O.Bigelow Mentha lip is my lip balm of choice. If I have chapped and crusty lips I put this on and go to bed... in the morning my lips are healed...and no Bath & Body Works does not pay me. I wish.

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