Warning: I'm a total beauty product junky, and I am a total believer in using the expensive stuff (unfortunately).
HAIR: Recently, my beloved CHI went out on me, so I ventured to our new amazing beauty supply store, ULTA, to replace it. I had planned on getting the same exact CHI, but lately my CHI has been really drying/frying my hair. So, I asked the girl there what the best new straightener is, and she pointed me to this lovely little thing.
It's a BabyBliss straightener. Now, I was a bit skeptical. I've always only used CHIs for as long as straigteners have existed. The girl assured me that I would love it, but told me I could take it back if I didn't. I LOVE IT! There are several settings depending on how you want to do your hair, I use the second lowest one for straightening and one of the higher ones for curling my hair. It doesn't fry my hair either, and doesn't have the stinky smell that CHIs sometimes get. Love, love, love.
Next, my favorite brand of dry shampoo. Rockaholic Dirty Secret. I'm not one of those girls who can go without washing their hair, unless I'm wearing it in a pony tail. So what you ask do I use this for? Well, for starters it provides GREAT texture when I'm doing a style that needs a lot of it. Also, it is an amazing root coverer for when you need to get to the salon but haven't had the time. I can extend the life of my color for a couple weeks with this stuff!
A long time ago, my hairdresser introduced me to Catwalk Camera Ready when I was doing pageants, and I haven't stopped using it ever since. My hair has a very coarse texture, and therefore I'm lacking in the "shiny, healthy hair" department. This spray makes up for that! It creates a pretty shine, without adding extra oil.
My favorite hairspray. Bead Head Hard Head. It has amazing hold but is super easy to wash out!
SKINCARE: Ever since college, I've always had difficulties with my skin. As soon as one product would start to work, my skin would get used to it. Now though, I've fallen in love with Philosophy's Skin Care line. It's amazing, and very simple to use (because I don't like I skin care regimen that has a million steps).
My main products are On a Clear Day. Very simple to use, and leaves your skin feeling super clean.
I use the purity face wash to remove my makeup before cleansing, and these disposable towelettes are perfect to stash in my gym bag, for removing makeup before working out.
Finally, this is the miracle worker. It's expensive, but worth every penny! I use the microdelivery peel once a week and it creates such a difference in my skin.
MAKEUP: I use a lot of different makeup lines, but my two favorite are Bobby Brown, and MAC. They just get it right.
Bobbi Brown has the best bronzers and eye shadow compacts. She's reasonably priced too.
Everything MAC sales is great. I'm addicted to their foundation, and eye shadow primer. They also have some of the best colors in eye shadow and they're cheap (only $16). Plus, if you bring in 4 used makeup containers, they give you a free lipstick!
Hope you enjoyed seeing all my little beauty must haves!