I have never been one to skimp when it comes to maintenance. I was busted cutting my own bangs at 4 years old and for stealing my mom’s Lancome lip gloss in the 3rd grade (apparently it wasn’t appropriate for elementary school). I can even remember using eye make remover at an age when I wasn’t even wearing eye makeup, but it was the thought that counted (I wish I’d known baby oil was the way to go). My point? I have always been thoroughly enticed by everything and anything beauty related. I dye my hair every month, get weekly manicures, buy fancy skin cream, and I cannot ever imagine a day without makeup! Both my skin and hair are extremely dry, sensitive and prone to freaking out so I have tested countless products in an effort to smooth and soothe from head to toe. I also have strong feelings about the need for spf, I’m pro-sunless glow, and I am always flashing colorful nails. Most of my favorite products can be found at any drugstore, but I do splurge at the suggestion of my hairstylist (she’s a Bumble girl), dermatologist (Rx’s are a necessity) and makeup artist (she taught me to embrace quality brushes). It’s not like I’m incapable of being a “wash ‘n go” kind of gal, but I needn’t be one when there are so many beneficial products to take advantage of. Check out a sampling of my most treasured treatments.1. KMS Moisture Repair Conditioner 2. Retin-A .05% Cream 3. Lorac TANtalizer Bronzer 4. Clairol Nice ‘N Easy Root Touch Up 5. Bare Minerals SPF 15 Foundation 6. eos Shaving Cream 7. M.A.C. Fibre Face Brush 8.Bumble and Bumble Styling Lotion 9. Maybelline Volum Mascara 10. Aquaphor Healing Ointment 11. L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray 12. M.A.C. Select Cover-Up 13. Conair Hot Rollers 14. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser 15. M.A.C. Plushglass in Ample Pink 16. Wen Cleansing Conditioner 17. Essie Nail Polish in Lollipop 18. Ulta Tinted Self-Tanning Spray 19. Johnson’s Baby Oil 20. Sally Hansen Cuticle Treatment Pen 21. Mario Badescu Kera Face Moisturizer
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I was introduced to the benefits of the high-quality makeup brush back in high school and I’ve never looked back!