Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I Wake Up in the Morning Feeling Like P. Diddy......

......no not really.  Oh and I really hate that song but it seemed like a catchy title! lol

My brain seems to be in Never Neverland today so I thought I would do a product review of some of the products I use in the morning when getting ready (in no particular order).

This product is AH-MAZING!!!! Coming from the girl with fine hair, volume is a constant battle for me.  This is the first product that has given me volume without making my hair greasy or ucky looking (yes, I used the term ucky).  And for the first time in my life I can actually wash my hair in the morning and go two days without having to wash it again.  TWO WHOLE DAYS!!!! Normally I have to wash my hair every single day if I want to wear it down but not anymore.  

The next four products are all from Bath and Body Works:
Bath & Body Works- Aromatherapy Body & Shine Shampoo/Conditioner
Energy- Orange Ginger

The shampoo and conditioner leave my hair smelling so yummy (at least this is what Hubs tells me except he doesn't use the word yummy). The conditioner is very light (remember- fine hair over here) which is perfect.  And I truly believe that the aroma gives you a little zap of energy in the morning.  This is coming from the morning hater who usually climbs into the shower with her eyes still shut cursing/wishing she was still in bed where her two spoiled rotten pups are snoozing away.
Bath & Body Works - Aromatherapy Body Wash (and lotion)
Energy- Orange Ginger
Sleep- Black Chamomile

In the morning I use the Orange Ginger body wash.  Once again, small zap of energy from the aroma.  At night I use the Black Chamomile body wash (sorry, I couldn't find a picture but it is a silvery-gray colored body wash).  This stuff is fabulous!  Just the smell alone calms and relaxes me.  The lotion is also wonderful.  Hell, anything from the Black Chamomile line is faboosh!  Highly recommend the pillow spray!

BADgal Lash from benefit (found at Sephora)

I don't go anywhere without at least putting on some mascara otherwise I feel naked.  This stuff is my best friend.  Goes on smooth and makes your lashes look full and long.  I never have clumping issues with this mascara.

Estee Lauder - Automatic Eye Pencil Duo in Jet Black

I have been using this eyeliner forever.  If they ever discontinue it I will cry! This little jewel is refillable so when you run out of eyeliner you just pull that end out and plop a new one in.  The other end is perfect for smudging to create the smoky look.  It is a little on the pricier side but is such a great product.  My big problem with eyeliners is that by the end of the day they run or smudge to the point where I look like I have raccoon eyes (or look really cracked out....take your pick).  I do not have that problem with this pencil.

I know, this product was made to be a bronzer but it works great as eye shadow.  I use the darker colors as my main eye shadow and then I highlight with the lighter color.  Not exactly what it was intended for but if the shoe fits!  Once again, this is a bit pricier but I have had my brick for over a year and am still using it almost every single day.  I am definitely getting my money's worth!

And lastly.....

Oh how I love thee! I use this baby almost every morning (as long as I where my hair down).  My hair dresser highly recommended (aka- commanded) that I not be a cheap ass when it came to my flat iron.  She informed me that I would get what I paid for and that I should get a quality flat iron that would be less harsh on my hair.  So glad that I listened to her!

Well, that concludes my review!  Time to go back to La-La Land......

Well lovelies, I hope you all have a wonderful day!  Just two more days of work for this lucky girl!

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Mrs. Hesson said...

ooooh so glad you posted this!

I'm definitely going to try some of them :)

Mrs. Bear said...

I love seeing what other people use every day before they step out of their house!

Now that big sexy hair root lifter - does it every make your roots feel greasy or gritty?

Iva said...

such a great flatiron!!

Jenn said...

The Bobbi Brown brick compact IS perfect for eye shadow AND bronzer! LOVE the stuff! Worth every penny. I'm also a huuuuge fan of the Big Sexy Hair Root Pump. It's the best root pump I've ever encountered. Great post full of great products!