Of course I have my favorite lip gloss, facial scrub, and body lotion…but these are
five of my favorite (and weirdest) beauty items.
What makes YOU feel beautiful?
For me, a lot of it is about feeling clean, smooth, calm and flawless! That’s why I love my…
1. Stainless steel tongue cleaner
Here’s the description from Living Libations:
The curved cleaning edge removes bacteria and soft plaque in seconds! Cleaning your tongue is comfortable, quick and effective.
Modern research confirms that tongue cleaning is the best way to remove bacteria that cause bad breath. Tongue cleansing also helps improve taste, remove the coating on the tongue and slow the growth of plaque.
I use it every time I brush and I am amazed at the ICK that comes off my tongue! It’s much more effective than merely brushing your tongue with your toothbrush. If you’ve never tried one, your mouth will feel so fresh and clean afterward!
2. Clear aloe vera gel
This one is from Drugstore.com and here’s the description:
Cooling soothing gel from nature’s miracle plant of the ages. Made with the most concentrated amount of fresh Aloe Vera leaves on the market, this cooling gel, forms a protective barrier which helps retain moisture and promotes healing. Non-oily moisturizer provides effective relief from sunburn, minor burns, skin irritations, insect bites, chafing, itching, dry skin.
I keep one under my bathroom sink and one in the fridge. These are incredibly hard to find without added colors. While aloe is great for burns and skin irritation, it’s also lovely after you shave your legs or when you just want to cool down your skin.
3. Sleep mask
Description from Drugstore.com:
This plush and luxurious Sleep Mask is specially designed with an extraordinary soft combination of cotton and silk that is very easy on delicate eyes and skin. Very effective in blocking out distracting light and visual stimuli. This mask envelops the eyes in velvety darkness and comfort so that the mind is free to rest, relax, and perchance — to dream.
Getting proper sleep affects everything from your hormone levels to your under eye circles!
I truly do not know what I would do without my sleep mask! My husband gets ready for work a full two hours before I wake up and I almost never notice. I’m also able to sleep in more on weekends when I need to because the sun doesn’t wake me. “Nightlighting” can also affect your fertility and your cycle lengths (using an eye pillow to block out the light every night helped me shorten my cycles thus increasing my chances for getting pregnant). You can read more about nightlighting on my God Knits blog.
4. Beauty wedges and cotton swabs
These wedges are from Ulta and you can find them at any drug store or big box retailer.
You can use them wet or dry. I use them to blend my foundation or blush (using them to apply foundation wastes product in my opinion) or to correct mistakes.
Also available virtually anywhere, cotton swabs are terrific for fixing eye makeup mistakes as well as blending your eye liner. I will go on record as saying that Q-Tips are my favorite brand.
5. EOS lip balm
Sweet Mint is my favorite and this one happens to be from Target.
This EOS organic lip balm is made to prevent dry, chapped, cracked lips. It comes in a small, round container that’s perfect for traveling. It’s petroleum-free, paraben-free design is a healthy alternative to other lip balms.
I use it absolutely every night before bed, plus on Saturdays when I do my pampering ritual (which includes a lip scrub). I know many women also use it on their cuticles.
If you are a DIY type, there are lots of tutorials on Pinterest for making your own refill, like this one from Mom4real.com.
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How many of my favorite beauty items do you use?? What would you add to the list?
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