L'Oreal Ever Pure Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner
This stuff is the bomb! It makes your hair sleek and frizz free in addition to smelling delicious. The scent is reminiscent of some of my other favorite products by Aveda. The best part about these products, however, is that they're friendly on your wallet. I picked up the shampoo and conditioner at my local Target for less than $20 for the pair.
Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser
Upon a recent visit to my dermatologist's office, she sent me home with a specific face washing system. This includes using Neutrogena's Fresh Foaming Cleanser to cleanse dirt and makeup off my face. I love this product for its clean, gentle smell as well as how it makes a soft lather that feels great on your skin.
Buf-Puf Facial Sponge
In addition to using the Neutrogena cleanser as part of my skin care regimen, my dermatologist also suggested I use Buf-Puf Facial Sponges to soak up the cleanser and then gently buff my face. I was a bit surprised that she suggested this, considering the fact that this is such an "old school" product. I can recall my grandma telling me to use these years ago when I was a pre-teen with developing acne. (Needless to say, my skin has been finicky for quite some time now.) As my doctor suggested, however, I have grown accustom to using this product and would probably greatly miss it if I skipped this step now before bedtime every night.
Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Pads - 4 Hours
This is my own suggestion - not from the dermatologist - just something I picked up a while ago on my own and quickly became a huge fan of. I love these things! They contain salicylic acid, which smooths your skin. And, as the product description suggests, if you have a red, yucky looking pimple, I swear that within four hours the redness will be reduced and the size of your pimple may be as well - depending upon how well your skin responds to the ingredients. I use one to two of these small pads in the morning after cleansing my face and neck to help even out my skin tone and prep for moisturizer and makeup application.
Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Shower Gel
I am a huge fan of Bath and Body Works products. I love all of their seasonal products they roll out every time we start to see the weather change. At the moment, I'm currently loving their Japanese Cherry Blossom shower gel. It's a nice combination of a warm, sensuous and light, springy scent. (Which seems to pair well with the weather we see this time of year here in California.) I don't know if that makes sense, but it makes me happy every morning to have my senses awakened by the sent this shower gel contains.
Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara
As someone who is saving all of her pennies in hopes of soon buying a new house, I find myself looking for a good deal even more now than I normally do. So, with as quickly as I seem to go through mascara, I have been on the search for a reasonably priced product....especially since so many of the ones that are a bit more costly so often turn out to be less than par. I'm happy to say that I recently found an affordable and good product in Neurtrogena's Healthy Volume Brown/Black Mascara, which is a perfect color for this natural red-head who wants to use a dramatic color that doesn't make me look like I'm too done up.
Lorac Lips With Benefits Lip Gloss - Chuck
I'm a sucker for lip gloss! I am constantly picking up random lip glosses to stick in one of my many bags I tote around, so I was super stoked one Saturday when I found a sample size lip gloss of this baby in the bottom of my bag after an expensive trip to my local Ulta store! This, in my opinion, happens to be the perfect peachy color for any time of year. Pair it with dramatic eyes for a night out, or with soft overall makeup for day - either way, it's lovely! I love my Lips With Benefits lip gloss by Lorac in the color Chuck. :)