By now, you guys know how important it is for me to feel pretty. I think we should all make that a priority.
Feeling pretty doesn’t mean a full face of makeup every day or the latest fashions — it means taking a few minutes out of your day for you to do something that makes YOU feel good. Spring is here, and we’re all awakening from the cocoon of winter and slipping our toes into flip flops. Spring also means much more to do: sports, field trips, spring break and deadlines. It’s even easier to skip the feeling pretty part of your day when it’s way down on the list.
Here are five of my favorite beauty products to help you make the most of your “me time” and get beautiful even when you’re pressed for time.
Rimmel Match Perfection foundation
I was looking for a foundation not long ago after being really disappointed with something else I’d purchased and tried Rimmel’s Match Perfection foundation. I love it because a little goes a long way, it has a really smooth finish and some kind of sci-fi reflective material in it that gives your skin a flawless look (Rimmel calls it “Smart-tone technology” with blue sapphire, but I like “sci-fi” better). Of course, I love that it was less than $8 AND has SPF 15! It’s perfect for going from work to an outdoor event without having to remember that extra sunscreen step.
Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Oil
Ok, I can NOT be the only person who loves her some baby oil, right? I bought baby oil originally to take my mascara off after nothing else would touch my favorite mascara, Loreal False Fiber, but now I keep it in my shower and lather baby oil on every single night before I dry off. This is a great product for making your skin feel soft, being able to skip the extra body lotion (especially now that it’s shorts and sundress weather) and tricking your mind into thinking you just had a full body massage. There is something about soft, silky skin that makes me feel very feminine — even with applesauce in my hair and poop on my hands.
St. Ives Naturally Clear Apricot Scrub
My skin has always been prone to breakouts, so finding a good facial wash (that won’t cost a fortune) is really important to me. I have started using St. Ives Naturally Clear Apricot Scrub daily (although it says to use 3-4 times for best results — oops!) and my skin not only feels soft and looks bright, but is clear. I love the smell of the apricots, the scrub feels like you’re at a spa and in one step you’re cleaning and exfoliating.
Pure Ice Nail Polish
If you’re a pinner, you’ve noticed how big nail polish is lately. While I’m not one to paint my fingers, I always, always have painted toes — and not just because I can wear sandals in Florida year-round. There are some really expensive nail polish brands out there, but I have a few from Pure Ice that I love. Pure Ice nail polish is cheap, good quality (it lasts on my toes for 10 days or more) and dries fast with no bubbles. Plus? Tons of gorgeous spring colors.
Suave Sweet Pea and Violet Body Lotion
Suave needs to stop it with this stuff. It’s amazing. I want to invent a machine that pumps out the smell of Suave’s Sweet Pea and Violet Body Lotion so my whole world can smell like it all the time. Can you tell I love good smells and have a thing for lotion? Again, it’s a time saver for spring – moisturize your skin and smell amazing at the same time.
Next time you’re in a beauty rut, try out one of these great products.
Now here’s my challenge to you. Will you spend this spring making yourself feel beautiful at least once a week?
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