I might have a small addiction to beauty products. Maybe more than small…I think I’ve gone fully over the junkie line. And the worst thing? I have no shame. Zero. In fact, I just took advantage of my Sephora VIB Rouge extra 20% off sale promo code!
2013 was a particularly exciting year for new finds. My go-to stores are Sephora and QVC and they rarely disappoint, nor do my favorite brands.
I first learned of Ole Henriksen skin care products after reading an interview with a reality tv star. The woman raved about Ole Henriksen Ultimate Eye Lift gel and I immediately ordered some. Product by product I switched over to their full skin care line. The Aloe Vera Deep Cleansing gel is great for battling hormonal acne without drying my skin. The new Ultimate Lift Firming Serum, just released this year, is my new go-to serum every morning along with the Sheer Transformation moisturizer. The Power Peel is the next best thing to a professional facial and the Vitamin C wipes are a lifesaver when I’m too tired to use my Clarisonic cleaner and the cleansing gel. They are great at removing eye makeup, too, and smell fantastic!
I also celebrated my first year anniversary of switching over to Wen Cleansing Conditioner. I usually buy my Wen at QVC (an addiction for an entirely other blog) and just received a package of 5 different seasonal scents. I swear by the Pomegranate, Sweet Almond and Cucumber and Aloe formulas to give volume to thin hair like mine. I have Lupus and have been completely paranoid about what seemed to be significant thinning on the top of my hair. I believe I see a significant difference after a year of using Wen. I also love the volumizing mousse and recently purchased the volumizing spray.
For styling, I am hooked on Bumble & Bumble Thickening Hairspray. Although I bought it to use as a hairspray it really is more like a styling product and I comb it throughout wet hair every day before blowing it out with a round brush.
This year I discovered Josie Maran’s Argan Oil products. Talk about amazing! I started with the whipped body butter, which is as silky as promised by the QVC hosts. Next I tried the pure argan oil, then the eye-shadow and just bought the Love Your Lips hydrating lipstick. I’ve started wearing the lipstick even when I’m home alone simply because it feels so great!
Soap & Glory is another recent find for me. Right now I’m loving the Foam Call body wash and the Hand Food lotion. Their Body Buttercream is super thick and creamy and just like all of their products, smells fantastic.
Finishing up the list are the It Cosmetics Anti-Aging makeup, my new Laura Mercier gel eyeliner, the Tarte eyelash curler and mascara that I purchased on a whim, the yogurt products from Bath & Body Works. Old standbys like Dior eyeshadow, my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, Nars orgasm blush and my Clarisonic facial brush still occupy a big place in my cosmetics loving heart.
I tried a sample of DD cream last week. I don’t recall the brand, but we’ve seen BB and CC creams come onto the market. It’s fun to see what new items will come out in 2014, as well as what I will find that is not new on the market but new to me. I probably should say that I will make a resolution to curb my addiction, but I have not the slightest desire to do so!