Saturday, April 4, 2009

Things that make us pretty: #1

Many of us go through phases with the products we use on a day-to-day basis. We are apt to fall in and out of love with our toiletries (I've always hated that products are worth so much more than that, yes) as our styles evolve, as trends change, or as our bodies simply adapt to our cosmetics of choice and their intended effect begins to wane.

Trust, the Mollys are no exception to this rule.
Despite this cruel fact of nature, the sunny silver lining is that the ones we love, the ones that are really worth it.

Here's what's really worth it to us today.

1. Smith's Rosebud Salve is a gift for lips. It has a slight sent, and the lightest touch of pinkish color. I use it everyday instead of lipstick. But don't tell my mother that, because for some reason she thinks that I need to wear grown-up things on my lips now. Whatever.

2. All I have to say about Bumble and Bumble styling lotion is this: it will change your life.

3. Cetaphil is the numero uno derm recommended facial cleanser. Why? Because it rocks. For so many reasons. Not the least of which being that it is perfection if you suffer from sensitive skin, like we do, that tends to be dry but also likes to break out at inopportune moments. Also, did we mention that is costs under 13 buck a pop? Because it totally does.

4. Okay, so I know that OPI's You Don't Know Jacques is kind of a fall color, and it's kind of spring. But only kind of. Truthfully we will probably own a bottle until the daywe die, regardless of what season it is. If Jacques is wrong, then we don't want to be right. This amazingly versitile little color that looks like "caca" in the bottle (to quote our esthetician, Angie, when she spied it on our nails several months ago and had to pick some up for herself) is both black and brown at the same time, and can lean more towards either color, depending on what color your clothing is. Now that, my friends, is teamwork.

5. Khiel's is another skincare classic, but not unjustifiably so. If you're members of the dry-and-sensitive epidermis club (holla!), then you will appreciate Creme de Corps and it's light formula that provides heavy results. It doesn't irritate, and we just found out that it comes in an SPF 30 version as well. That's kind of awesome.

6. We didn't even know what eye cream was until about a year ago, we're not gonna lie. That is until we started to notice some...ahem...wrinkles around our eyes. Naturally, we freaked the hell out and turned to a girl's best friend and confidant: Google. Our friend Google revealed to us that the answer to preventing, and possibly reversing, some of the unwantedness around our ocular cavaties was any eye cream. All the goods ones appeared to cost somewhere upwards of a small fortune. So, we turned to a girl's second best friend: the cosmetic aisle at Target. This is where we found Burt's Bees Radiance Eye Cream. Burt had already won our hearts long ago with his zingy lipbalms and garden-fresh facial scrubs, so we took a chance on his idea of an eye cream. We were not disappointed.

PS- pardon the crapiness of the image display. This computer is sadly without the wonder of Photoshop, so we had to settle for utilizing Photoshop's nerdy second step-cousin, Microsoft Publisher.