Thursday, January 25

Favorite/Daily Beauty Items

Elle Bee has tagged me for this meme. BUT - I thought it would be interesting to do it as a Thursday Thirteen. It will be my first one. I thought it would be fun to see what everybody uses to get ready everyday. THIS is what I use:

1. Daily Facial Cleanser: OK. Don't laugh. I use Neutrogena Oil-Free ACNE face wash. IT is orange and everything. It is the ONLY thing I can use on my face without it breaking out. I love it though.

2. Exfoliant: St. Ives Oil Free Apricot Scrub, cheap but works on this "great" skin I've got.

3. Toner: Again for my "amazing" skin (HA) I use Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil Controlling Astringent.

4. Daily Moisturizer: Co. Bigelow No. 301 Deluxe Facial Moisturizer. I LOVE this. It makes my face SO soft.

Now for the fun stuff! :)

5. Concealer: Mary Kay's Signature Ivory concealer. It is the only concealer I use that I like. It is also the only thing Mary Kay that I like. Since I don't use foundation, concealer is my only way of hiding my, shall I say "flaws".

6. Powder: Cover Girl Fresh Look Transparent Fair. Could this powder be any cheaper. One of my friends a LONG time ago said that she only uses this powder, and now I'M hooked. LOVE IT!

7. Blush: MAC ONLY!! Here is where I get picky. I LOVE MAC make-up. It is the only thing that I am excited about my parents moving. There is a MAC department in the Dillard's there. So anyway. I have 2 colors that are my favs. One is Harmony (peachy) and the other is Dame (pinky).

8. Eye Shadows: AGAIN MAC only. I have so many colors, too many to count. So my favs right NOW are Vanilla (EVERYDAY!!! I always wear this one), Jest, Woodwinked, Expensive Pink.

9. Eye Liner: MAC again. I love their Powerpoint Eye Pencils. They stay on really great and are super creamy. My favs. Bordeauxline (purple), and Stubborn Brown (dark brown).

10. Mascara: Back to the cheap stuff. I have never understood the idea of getting expensive mascara, even though I know people who do and love it. I use Loreal Original Voluminous. So if you were wondering how I got my eyelashes so FULL looking (I just KNOW you were! - Don't be embarrassed.) now you know.

11. Eye Brows: Well, before when my hair was really blonde, I used to have to fill them in some with some MAC eye shadow. Now that I have darker hair, the hair lady just dyed them too. I DO use an old toothbrush to tame them down. CHEAP!

12.Shampoo: Pantene Extra Straight. I love Pantene. I've heard it isn't good for your hair, but it has ALWAYS done great for me.

13. Conditioner: Pantene again. I usually use the one for color treated hair even on my kids hair.

So there you have it. Feel free to write out what you like to use. I LOVE make-up. It is just fun to me, so I would love reading what everybody else is using. Even if it is 2 things.


  • I used to LOVE MAC makeup! But living out in all these small towns, I haven't had access to it...I'm so excited you mentioned it because we have a Dillards30 minutes away!! Woo Hoo! Of course, I'm going to check out my fave site for the toxin levels, but don't worry, I won't tell you what it says :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:40 PM  

  • I sell Mary Kay part I use everything Mary Kay....I use Aussie shampoo and conditioner...same with Madison. I use mousse...and mess up to calm down the wild hairs......I use a $100 flat iron on me and Madison....

    By Blogger Jen, at 5:57 PM  

  • I'm always suprised when I'm at your house to see how many of the same grocery items and household products we buy. But now here are some other things in common: same mascara, concealer, shampoo and conditioner and I used to use the same cleanser and toner (now using L'oreal). I don't use MAC, but I do remember a fun girl trip for one of your birthdays (we won't say which #) when we had to make a special trip to the MAC counter where you and your mom spent an eternity and a small fortune! :) Fun post - and now we know why you always look so cute!

    By Blogger cindy, at 6:09 PM  

  • I've never even heard of Mac makeup! But if I had money to splurge, I'd buy everything clinique; I love their foundations and concealers. For now, it's strictly Loreal and Cover Girl!

    By Blogger Amber, at 6:10 PM  

  • 1. Cetaphil. Good stuff and it's cheap!
    2. I just add some baking soda to my cetaphil once a week. I'm cheap.
    3. I don't!
    4. Oil of Olay, just like my compltely unwrinkled mother.
    5. Maybelline Age Rewind stuff.
    6. I don't. But I'd like to again.
    7. Um, it's really cheap and sort of pinky brown?
    8. Ummmm, I don't know? I have lots.
    9. Geez, I apparently don't know my eye makeup brands.
    10. L'oreal something or other.
    11. Believe me, my eyebrows do not need to be DARKER.
    12. Head and Shoulders.
    13. Pantene!

    And now you know all!

    By Blogger Beck, at 6:18 PM  

  • I'm with you on the Neutrogena acne wash!! Love it!! I don't use an skin breaks out really I have to be careful what I put on it. I just wash it & use my Klaron prescription acne eliminator!! It is a medication & it works good.

    I use Beauty Control foundation...its awesome & evens out my not so even tones on my face. Ick.

    No powder...I use a light bronzer & a little bit of blush. The bronzer is Physicians Formula..and I love it!

    My blush is Cover I know..but I like it. And I honestly don't use it that I don't care. ha!

    My favorite 2 eye shadows are currently from Clinique. Love Clinique.

    Eyeliner & mascara are both much so that I have no idea what brand they even are!!

    I am using Biolage shampoo & conditioner right now..trying to get my hair I splurged.

    Did I just write out a post...on YOUR blog or what?? SORRY.

    Fun meme!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so glad to know all of your secrets to staying beautiful. =)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:42 PM  

  • Thanks for playing along! I love reading about other people's beauty picks, but unfortunately I'm tempted to go out and try the all!

    By Blogger Elle*Bee, at 6:49 PM  

  • What a fun game! I love love love make-up too! I get excited ALWAYS when I go buy new make-up. I still act like I did when I was 15. I want to come home and wash my face and try all my new stuff. Is that wierd??

    By Blogger Allison, at 8:08 PM  

  • I love makeup....I could and have spent a fortune on the stuff!
    I LOVE Loreal Original Voluminous mascara too, it's all I use! and I also use Mary Kay foundation/concealer

    By Blogger Lala's world, at 9:00 PM  

  • What a cute idea!

    By Blogger Tasha, at 9:23 PM  

  • What a cute TT

    By Blogger Tasha, at 9:24 PM  

  • Here is my list:

    AcneFree (3 step knock off from ProActiv)

    BareMinerals (Foundation and the Warmth for my cheeks)

    Avon on everything else! It's cheap and I just happen to be an Avon lady! The eyeliners are my fave because they don't melt into my bags like many other expensive brands do... what can I say, I must have oily eye bags or something!

    I like Pantene too... I've heard that rumor you mentioned, but I've never been disappointed.

    By Blogger Gina - Liam's Mom, at 11:47 PM  

  • I'm a big Clinique fan--most of my make up is from there except a few Neutrogena products and my St. Ives apricot scrub!

    By Blogger scribbit, at 11:53 PM  

  • I love Mac too, but I'm also a Clinque nut. I used Pantene until I kept getting build up on my hair (I have pretty thick hair), so now I use Herbal Essence... I think its a bit cheaper too!

    By Blogger Lisa, at 8:00 AM  

  • Okay, I am a maybelleine girl for my mascara. I use very black.
    I wear more make-up, but I will leave you with that this

    For my facial cleansing regimine, I joined the "Principal Secret" from off the infomercial. Im still in the newbie phase with it all, but its fun having it delivered to my home. Makes me feel a little pampered.

    By Blogger Trina, at 8:09 AM  

  • all my make-up is MAC. foundation. under-eye concealer. lipstick. blush. eye-liner. eye shadow. too many colors to name. but my mascara is Lancome hypnose. hands down the very best.

    By Blogger Ali, at 10:17 AM  

  • I LOVE hearing about what other people use on their face! I use a little of everything...Neutrogena moisturizer, Almay foundation and powder and Arbonne eye shadow, which I love! I may steal this one for my Saturday 16!

    By Blogger mom of 2, at 10:49 AM  

  • you really don't want me to do this survey. i wear mascara and face lotion. that's about it....BUT, if this were a survey all about hair products, I would have some great input. : )

    By Blogger Kara Sheets, at 11:12 AM  

  • I'm one of those girls that enjoys make-up, but hates change. What I mean is I get in a rut and go basic with a little mascara, small dab so blush, lipstick and lipgloss. And when I want to get real "gussed up" I put on eyeliner. It's sad really, oh yeah and did I mention I apply my make-up in the car while driving? I know, I know.. I need help!!

    By Blogger marykathryn, at 12:14 PM  

  • I use some Mary Kay products because my sister sells them. It's good stuff. :) Thanks for sharing your list.

    I noticed your comment on Jen's blog. I’d love it if you’d stop by and contribute to my Super Bowl Sunday edition of my Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange today!

    By Blogger Overwhelmed!, at 12:52 PM  

  • ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh!!!!!!

    You have GOT to be kidding me! I never knew where in Texas you lived!!!!!! I almost didn't write the name of my town just because I'm freaked out about weirdos finding me and hiding in my bushes. Is this the smallest world ever or what?! Now I MUST go back and look at your pictures to see if I recognize anything!!! No WAY!

    Noooooooooooooooo way!

    No way! You should email me if you get a chance!

    How weird is that! I see people from our town pop up on my site meter, but I just assume it's my sister. I met another girl from our town--Mustang Chick--she's an ACU grad.

    No way!!!

    By Blogger Girl In Her Underwear, at 1:15 PM  

  • That's a lot of stuff! LOL

    Ok, well, I sell Mary Kay so everything I use for my face is MaryKay and I love it. I couldn't sell it if I didn't. My skin is a million times better than it was 6 months ago.

    In order of application...the 3-1 cleanser, eye firming cream, even complexion essence, day/night solutions, the moisturizer.

    All the MK makeup of course, foundation, bronzer, blush, eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner and brow liner. Love them all. And the best part is, that my skin is in such better condition that I can go with little or no makeup and not feel like a troll anymore.

    For my hair:
    Pantene Red Expression shampoo and conditioner. I was also using the Pantene spray leave-in conditioner but I can't seem to find it anymore. So today I got a Biolage one from the salon after my haircut. Then I use John Frieda's red glaze on my hair a few times a week... keeps the color vibrant. Then I use Fructise styling products. Favorites are the smoothing milk and the water based wax/pomade stuff, the mousse and hairspray. Love it all.

    Body, I found a new body wash that I'm in love with... Softsoap's Pure Cashmere. LOVE IT! I use a body lufa (sp?) now and that with the body wash means soft skin for the first time in my life. And I use a great lotion but forgot the name... it's a Suave lotion though... for dry skin. Works great.

    I think that's all my beauty stuff. Whew! That's a lot!

    By Blogger Angel, at 3:44 PM  

  • What a great post! I'm always looking for some new stuff to try. Right now I use Arbonne's Re9 skincare and Love it! I'm a new user of it as of earlier this month. I use Mary Kay makeup but need all new stuff so I may try some of the MAC. Shampoo is Big & Sexy and Matrix Amplify. Also use Bed Head Peppermint hair mask.

    By Blogger Christy, at 9:26 PM  

  • High Five Nicole! It is Pantene for me too :D

    By Blogger Shionge, at 3:17 AM  

  • Blush: MAC ONLY!!

    me love Mac too!!

    By Blogger Drama Div@, at 4:29 AM  

  • I used to NOT be a girly girl, but I have three boys now and I have suddenly become a freak about makeup. LOVE MAC!

    By Blogger LaShawn, at 9:04 PM  

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