Sharing the Top 5 beauty items I couldn’t live without!!
When it comes to beauty I am fairly simple & definitely no expert! Sure there are shampoos, oils, soaps & cleaners I also use on the daily! But these are tried, true & items at the top of their category, as far as I am concerned! *Note: sharing these brands because I truly love them! Not an ad.
1) Big Sexy Hair – Spray & Play Hairspray
Over the years I worked in the hair industry, I tried a ton of hairsprays & I have done countless brides & bridal parties who need serious hold! Out of all the bottles I sprayed Big Sexy Hair is my all time favourite!! Tons of hold & your hair still moves, no crunchy/hard hair here!!
2) Natural Deodorant – Piper Wai
I went on the hunt several years ago for natural deodorant. I struggled between the ones that did nothing And the ones that left me with rashes! Neither are very great options. Piper Wai eliminates both problems! It retails for approx $14, but the jar lasts me nearly 6 months!
3) Natural Mascara – Pure Anada
About a year ago I tried to clean up my makeup and go a more natural route. I found Pure Anada and have been sold ever since. I love their product quality and find they have great color options. Natural mascaras are tough – They can leave you raccoon eyed by noon! But a I really find this mascara to be top of its class – no flakes, no running, no black eyes!!
I have recently been adding a couple drops of DoTerra Lavender essential oil to my tube. Keeps the bacteria down, leaving no clumps! For sure extends the life of a tube!
4) Jade Roller – by Province Apothecary
I posted a few weeks about about starting to use a Jade Roller & so many of you responded you were obsessed with the feeling, even if it was doing nothing!! And I kinda agree! My roller is by Province Apothecary, a Canadian Company based in Toronto, which I love! I got it as a gift for Christmas & have used it daily since – I really am obsessed with it! I have read about it helping to diminishing fine lines & the lymphatic drainage. The benefits seem amazing! What I can tell you I noticed right off the bat:
- the puffiness under my eyes is diminished
- my skin feels like it is absorbing the oil I use to moisturize
- it wakes me up! I keep mine in the fridge & after rolling for a few minutes I can actually feel the blood flow stimulated in my face.
Honor able mentions:
My moisturizers – Jojo Oil, Rosehip Oil & Lavender Oil. Amazing for moisture, anti aging & anti bacterial. I made a roller ball with my Jojo & Lanvendar for easy application. My Rosehip oil comes with a dropper, just a couple drops on my finger tips does the whole face!
5) My Scrunchie
This scrunchie is old & worn, but it’s my best friend! I can’t sleep with my hair on my neck of touching my face, no exaggeration! Elastics can pull your hair quite tight & leave you with breakage, so a scrunchie is a perfect solution. It’s soft on your hair, no pulling. & Bonus! It leave zero creases! So you can pull it out & wear your styled hair another day. Which for me is basically a lifesaver 99% of the time!!
homemade dry shampoo (see recipe in previous post) literally saves more mornings in my week then I could count!!!