Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Five Favorites

Hallie at Moxie Wife hosts the Five Favorites.  I have tried to participate before, but I never got linked up.  So, this week I am hoping for a charm.

My 5 favorites are beauty aides.  Now nobody would call me either beautiful or vain, I think.  I am old and fat.  But, like most women, I do what I can with what I have.  These are my five favorites in the beauty department.

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This Oil of Olay face scrubbing brush system is my favorite new thing of the year.  My husband looked at it the other day and asked if I had not heard of a washcloth.  I have.  That is what I always thought, "Why would I need a scrubber brush when I could just use a washcloth?"   I originally asked for the expensive Clarsonic brush which cost over $100 for Christmas last year because I heard about it on a couple of blogs.  I didn't get it and I gave up the idea because I couldn't see myself spending that kind of money for that.  Then in a local discount retailer this fall I saw this one which was under $20 and I thought it was worth a try.  It was.  It really was.  My skin has become smoother and some of the mixture of dry skin and break-out sensitive skin has really gotten better.  I use it once a day in the shower with the face cleaner I used to use with the washcloth.  It is fabulous.

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In the winter I have very dry skin.  I really like a product called Quench, but it is almost impossible to find in the stores.  I have given up looking for it  I have discovered that I like the Bath and Body shower gels with shea oil just and well.  I like the smell of this one, Velvet Sugar, especially.  It doesn't bother my nose that is usually very sensitive to scented anything.  I also like the Japanese Cherry Blossom scented one. The advantage to the Bath and Body gels is that they are readily available at the stores which seem to be everywhere.
 
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I like this little tinted brilliance balm by Pixi.  I use some Chapstick and Burt's Bee products in the winter, but I love the feel of this balm.  It is really smooth.  The tint of color is perfect for my minimal make up wearing face.
 
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My curling iron is a beauty product that I couldn't live without.  My favorite one is starting to go bad in the part that clicks open to admit my hair.  I have others, but none I like as well.  I have used curling irons most of my life.
 
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And last but not least, I love this towel. In real life, there is a little more green in the color.  I have decided that having a towel in my favorite color is a beauty necessity.  Even though this one doesn't "go" with any bathroom décor I have ever had, it makes my smile a little bit every time I use it. I highly recommend one beautiful towel in your favorite color.
 

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