Hi, I’m Linda’s Occasionally-Overly-Appearance-Focused Blog. You may remember me from such posts as “11 beauty products that don’t suck,” and WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH MY BABY OH MY GOD HE’S A LEPER.
(It was a viral rash. He’s totally fine now! Also, six years older.)
I kind of got a kick out of posting my favorite makeup items a while back (mostly because the comments section gave me all sorts of great ideas for what makeup items I wanted to immediately run out and purchase), so I thought I’d do another thrilling roundup of products I’m currently slathering in my hair/smearing on my face.
(No sponsored content here, but I did include Amazon affiliate links.)
Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream No.23 Natural Beige. This one’s an update on the previous makeup post when I recommended this foundation. I still love, love, love it, but now that the sun’s out more often, I found that the original color I was using was too light. This #23 ‘Natural Beige’ color is better for a complexion that isn’t super pale—it still melts in and virtually disappears into my skin, but it’s not quite so fair. (Note that some people don’t tolerate this foundation well, I guess it has mineral oil in it which can cause weird reactions? I haven’t had trouble with it and I have sensitive skin/rosacea, but buyer beware and all that.)
NARS Bronzing Powder (Laguna). Also related to summer skin, this bronzing powder is AMAZING. I just bought it recently and it’s totally replaced my trusty Benefit Hoola. The NARS product is much silkier and more subtle, and can be layered really easily: one application is a nice sunny glow, the next is J.Lo, and so on.
Clarisonic Mia. Everyone raves about the Clarisonic, and for good reason—it deep cleans like nobody’s business, and leaves your face feeling all fresh and dewy and post-facial-y. I know they’re super expensive, but Amazon sometimes runs some decent sales on this product.
Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads. Someone recommended this product in the comments of the makeup post, and I’ve fallen in love. I don’t use them very often, but when I do I feel like there’s a visible difference in my skin afterwards: softer, more clear, less dull.
Terax Crema Daily Conditioner. Onto the hair products! I like this conditioner a lot for frequent use, it does a great job of moisturizing without leaving hair feeling heavy.
Joico K-PAK Restorative Treatment. I use this one every few days, it’s a wonderful deep conditioner that helps my tragically processed hair feel softer and less damaged.
Pureology Instant Repair Leave-In Conditioner. I’ve had several stylists recommend this product, and I’m a big fan of its effects. It’s not a bigtime detangler, but it definitely helps maintain coloring treatments.
It’s a 10 Leave-In Conditioner. This is the ultimate detangler/gloss-ifier. A little goes a long way, because you can easily get Exxon-Head from this stuff.
Kenra Dandruff Shampoo. Finally, the mildest, best-smelling, most awesome dandruff shampoo I’ve used, not that I’m prone to something so disgusting as dandruff. *cough*
Your turn! Favorite skin/hair products?