The way you look tonight.

by statia on November 27, 2003

Per Meegans list of favorite beauty products, I’ve started my own too. I’ll keep the link up over in the sidebar, that way, if you ever want to know why my hair is so shiny, or why my face looks clear (on the off chance I’m having a clear face day), there it is.


Redken Headstrong – My hair is pretty fine, but I have a lot of it. A lot of shampoo and conditioners tend to make it oily. I love the Headstrong conditioner because it’s not overly heavy.

Redken Undone – I swear this stuff is like crack for your hair. You put it on after you’ve dried your hair. It makes it so soft. This stuff has stood up to 90° heat and humidity in center city. Not to mention, a container of this stuff lasted me 10 months. It’s so worth the money in my opinion.

Frizz Ease Hair Serum – As someone with naturally curly hair, this stuff is the best. I’ve been using this stuff on and off for almost 10 years. It’s great for detangling and also for curly haired people who dry their hair straight like me. Not to mention, it’s inexpensive.

Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar – For 2.99 you can’t beat this. It’s recommended by most dermatologists, and I’ve been using it for years, even before I started going to a dermatologist. Most people don’t like cetaphil because they’ve never tried the bar. It might not smell all that great, but it doesn’t overdry and cleans nicely.

Mac Studio Fix – I love this because I don’t wear a lot of makeup. It isn’t heavy and I hate foundation. This is light enough to wear out, but it covers like a foundation. It’s a bit pricey, but totally worth it.

Mac Bronzing powder – As someone who used to tan, I love this stuff. It’s sheer enough to give a hint of color. I use this now, in conjunction with an occasional self tanner.

Origins United State Balancing Tonic – I use this stuff in the morning before I put my makeup on, and my face doesn’t have as much of a shine to it. I have combination skin, and I find that this suits it well.

Origins A Perfect World – I LOVE this stuff. I got it for my birthday from Sphinxy and I love it. It’s great because of the fact that I have sensitive skin, and lots of lotions make me break out, and don’t really hydrate my skin. This stuff is more of a serum, and it just makes my face so soft. It’s main purpose is really to protect your skin from aging, but I do find that it gets rid of dryness. Totally worth the price, and it lasts a long time.

Burts Bees Beeswax lip balm – This stuff is great when my lips get chapped. The peppermint oil cools chapped lips. It’s also great as a base when wearing lipstick. It prevents drying.

Burts Bees Almond Milk – I couldn’t say enough good stuff about this if I tried. I love love love this. It’s a little bit sticky at first, and it definitely is used sparingly. I have extremely dry hands in the winter time, and this actually forms a nice glove to help with that chapped hand feeling. It even lasts through a couple of washings. It also smells awesome.

Burts Bees hand salve – I also use this in the winter a lot as well. This is a bit on the greasier side, but it works great with a pair of cotton gloves. Makes your hands so soft.

Burts Bees Coconut foot creme – This stuff is awesome for an at home pedicure. It makes my piddies soft.

Burts Bees Garden Carrot Complexion Soap – This stuff is great because it doesn’t leave a spec of dirt. It’s a little drying, but overall, it leaves my skin feeling very very clean.

Burts Bees Garden tomato toner – I know, I use a lot of Burts Bees. This stuff is all about pore shrinkage. I use this a couple of times a week before bed.

Queen Helene’s Mint Julep Mask – I’ve been using this for years. For 3.29, this is one of the best face masks out there. It’s like an ancient Chinese secret.

MAC Lipglass – I love this stuff. I don’t wear lipstick or gloss everyday. This is great because it’s got a hint of color and lots of shine. I use the Lychee Luxe and it gives me enough color to look like I’m just wearing lip gloss.

MAC Lac Lustre – This is great for high shine lips. The only thing I don’t like is that if you have long hair, be prepared to get it stuck on your lips at least twice. But it lasts a long time.

Cover Girl Outlast lipstick – I have like four of these. I only usually wear these when I’m going someplace special like a wedding or something. I love that it lasts forever, but the only drawback is that you need a sandblaster to get it off and the next day your lips are extremely dry.

Physique Frizz Control Curl Creme – On the days that I decide to go curly, this is the best stuff I’ve tried for curly hair. It holds the curl all day and doesn’t make my hair feel stiff.

Redken Glass – I started using this in place of the Frizz Ease Serum. I like it, because the Frizz Ease comes in either a bottle with an eye dropper, or a pump. Neither are really user friendly towards the bottom, and the eye dropper gets messy. The glass is a bit thinner in consistency, and comes in an easier squeeze type bottle. One word of caution, a little goes a long way. I mean, a really long way. Since my hair is fine, I noticed that if I use too much, it gets heavy.

Redken Outshine – Not only do I love the way this stuff smells, I also love the way it shines your hair. Much like the Undone, it’s light and doesn’t make your hair feel like clay. It also helps to tame the frizz if you’re not really in need of something like the Glass.

Redken Straight – I’ve taken notice that since I’ve used this product, my hair doesn’t get so frizzy in the rain. I wouldn’t say it’s 100% frizz free when the weather is crappy, but it’s a vast improvement.

{ 6 comments }

Jonathan November 27, 2003 at 11:14 pm

Geez. Like a walking beauty parlor.

Charlie November 27, 2003 at 11:42 pm

Damn! I own, like, a comb, a hairbrush, and a stick of deodorant. And on any given day, at least one of those is optional.

Where do you find the space for all those things? Did you convert one of your bedrooms into a ‘beauty barn’?

On the other hand, there’s something very…um, arousing about ‘coconut foot creme’. I’m a little tingly just thinking about it.

Amy November 28, 2003 at 12:05 pm

Cracking up at the first two comments because I was thinking – damn, that’s it? Where’s the rest of the makeup and stuff?! ;-)

I need to do my list now…

Thanks for posting yours. I love getting new ideas!

colson November 28, 2003 at 11:55 pm

Wow, if I were a girl, my list would look alot like yours….. actually I’ve never met a woman who can’t contain themselves when in the presence of a Mac makeup counter. Like little children near candy…. “want some Mac little girl” hehehe.

Burt’s Bees rocks all the way around. Some of the best stuff for us folks who literally crack up in the winter.

If you can find it, there is a hair product line under the name Prive (pri-vay) that is killer and carries a to-die-for citrusy fruit smell. Besides smelling good, it’s good product to boot.

Will November 29, 2003 at 8:26 am

The funny thing is, I scanned past “Mac Studio Fix” and for a split second thought it was a graphic design program like Photoshop or something. Maybe I’m just an Adobe whore, but damn if that’s not my beauty secret. I think half the photos I’ve got have been tweaked somehow.

solipsist March 18, 2004 at 4:32 pm

make up!

I read a few entries like this one about makeup that people wear, so I figure, why not come clean

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