Monday, March 24, 2008

confessions {of a beauty product addict}

I'll try anything. If Andrea Linnet (Lucky beauty editor) writes that a mascara is the absolute best e v e r, I'll be at Target the next day to get my hands on the little beauty miracle. I don't really see this as a problem, though I don't wait for things to ever run out before buying up the next round of hope-in-a-jar, and it all kind of piles up in the bathroom closet.
In Kauai, I brought with me a stack of magazines so big they almost needed their own suitcase. I had it all; InStyle, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Lucky, Domino, People, Us, Conde Nast Traveler, Star, Self & Shape. The InStyle alone weighs in at about 6 pounds. In each, now tattered with sand filled pages and rippled edges, I've dog-earred the pages with products I think I may have to try. Has anyone tried any of these self proclaimed beauty miracles? (or am I going to have to spend my next paycheck trying them out and reporting back?)

1. John Frieda Frizz-Ease Créme Serum Overnight Repair Formula - promises to 'stimulate deep transformational mending' overnight, repairing your split ends and leaving you with hair that dazzles with shine after just one nights sleep
2. Boscia Green Tea Blotters - absorbs excess oil and banishes shine
3. Blushing Daisies - provides a subtle, shimmering blush to the face, eyes and décolletage
4. Neutrogena Triple Moisture - proven to moisturize even severely dry hair to feel soft, smooth and totally touchable after a single use
5. Sally Hansen Daily Growth Treatment - Deeply infuses nails with powerful anti-oxidants that condition helping to promote healthy nail growth
6. Bare Escentuals Skin Revival Treatment - reduces lines and wrinkles, reduces sun damage, more refined pores, brighter complexion, softer, smoother texture, less noticeable redness, and clearer and firmer-looking skin
7. Be Fine Food Skin Care Eye Blossom - a skin-changing cocktail of Cucumber and Flax Seed Oil


Kelly said...

i'm a product whore as well. guess it's a good thing i work in advertising because i know what people will fall for every time!

Calie Durant said...

Welcome back! I've used the Neutrogena Triple Moisture and found it to build up on my hair - and I have very thick hair. So I guess I'm not a super big fan of the product. I do love Netrogena's face wash and daily moisturizer.

Maggie Sumner said...

I think the absolutely BEST facial blotters are just plain old Clean and Clear blotting sheets that you can get in any discount or drug store (with all the Clean and Clear acne products). They are these miraculous little blue plastic sheets that suck the oil/shine off your face like you can't believe--without so much as a smudge on your make-up. Really. . .the BEST!

Coveiter said...

i'm seriously addicted to the triple moisture conditioner. if ever they discontinue it, i'm going to cry!

Etiquettely Correct said...

I love the triple moisture conditioner. My hair gets very dry and this stuff has worked magic on my hair.