I guess you could call this a "product review"... Bear with me, men!
1. Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Defining Cream
There are very few things that I am willing to spend extra money on. If there's a cheaper imitation that works, I guarantee that I'll get the imitation. But this hair cream is worth every penny of the $29 I hand over every 5-7 months or so. I have very curly hair that easily gets transformed into a mess of frizz, but this cream holds the curls even on the most humid of days. (I'm sure if I used the shampoo and conditioner, my hair would appreciate it, but unfortunately, my wallet would not. When I'm a millionaire....)
2. Cicabiafine "Baume Douche" (face wash)
Best 12 Euro I spent in Europe: buying Cicabiafine. I had run out of face wash and it was impossible to figure out what on earth the German packaging was saying, so I waited until I got to France. I could make out enough words to read "face", "wash" and "body", so I figured I was good to go. I was right!
It runs $27 on Amazon, but let me tell you, it's worth it. When I win the lottery, I'm buying myself a lifetime supply.
3. E.L.F. makeup brushes
I am by no means a beauty wizard. I know very little about makeup (except that I should always buy the lightest shade of foundation...). But I do know that E.L.F. has some amazing quality brushes for a really good price. I don't need to win the lottery or marry a millionaire to buy these brushes, and they last a really long time, too.
4. EOS Lip Balm
Hello, best chapstick I've ever tried (and I've tried many). This stuff actually makes a difference. With a name like Evolution of Smooth (EOS), I guess it'd better, huh? I'm currently using the Summer Fruit one, and I've also tried Lemon Drop. In the future, I'm interested in trying their lotion!
5. L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara
This mascara is one of those things that I keep coming back to after trying a dozen other brands, figuring that of course, there's something better. Nope. This is it. Yesterday I opened a new tube of this (after pushing through and finishing what I now have dubbed "the mascara from hell") and L'Oreal came through again. It doesn't clump, it doesn't look fake, and it's just simply the best mascara I've found.