Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Beauty Products I'm Loving-Morning Edition

As I was standing in the shower this morning, it dawned on me that I'm really enjoying the beauty products I've been using for the past few months. Then I thought that I should share these gems (gems to me, anyways!!) in a blog post!  Today I'll do a "morning edition"...so products I use every morning.  I'll follow up with a "night edition"...products I use before bed.  Just so you are aware, none of these companies have approached me for product reviews.  This is purely my thoughts and opinions on them!  ;)

Let's get started!  The first thing I do in the shower is wash my hair because I like to let the shampoo sit while I do my face, shave, exfoliate, etc..  This is done every other day or my hair gets too "poofy".  I also alternate between 2 awesome shampoo's!
 Moroccan Oil Clarifying Shampoo
Garnier Fructis Fall Fight

The Moroccan Oil shampoo is super moisturizing and really helps with a my frizz.  However, it does not come cheap and I have to purchase it through a specialty store which is why I alternate it with the Garnier Fructis Fall Fight.  This drug store find is MUCH easier on the wallet, smells wonderful and has truly helped with the amount of hair I lose after each shower.  I noticed a difference within a week of using it.

Next up is my face.  I've always used an exfoliator in the morning and my hands down favourite is Aveeno Fresh Essentials Daily Scrub:

This product is creamy and super gentle.  It is in no way coarse or grainy.  The consistency is more that of a very fine sand.

On to my body.  Once or twice a week, especially in the winter, I like to use a body scrub; mainly on my arms and legs.  My top choice here is The Body Shop's Coconut Body Scrub...

I'm not gonna lie....a BIG plus for me where this product is concerned is that it's coconut and I LOVE me some coconut!!  Plus it makes my skin really soft!  After I exfoliate, I use another coconut scented product; Bath & Body Works Coconut Lime Breeze.
Such a fresh aroma first thing in the morning.  Really gets the senses going!  And it produces really thick, soft suds.  :)

Once I'm out of the shower and done brushing my teeth, I cream up my face with another Aveeno Fresh Essentials, product; Nourishing Moisturizer SPF 30:

I've actually been using this one for a few years.  It's like, airy and has a nice fresh scent.  Bonus that it's 30 SPF to keep my face from getting too much sun!  Next up is moisturizing my body.  Here comes another product with coconut!
Body Butter!  I use this in the winter only because it's pretty thick and rich....too much so for the hot summer months.  But it's perfect for these dry winter days.  This brand of body butter leaves my skin super soft all day long.  And the final step, just before I apply my make up, is to use Garnier Skin Renew.
I was a tad skeptical of this at first because I don't normally like liquid make up, but it sure makes my eyes bright and my complexion even.  And a little goes a long way so I don't feel badly about splurging a little.  ;)

So there we have it.  My top 8 morning beauty products.  I would LOVE to hear your top 2 morning beauty products....let's spread the product love, girls!!  ;)

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Bye for now!!


6 comments:

  1. I want to try that face wash! Sounds awesome. Love reading about products others use!!

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  2. Love anything & everything coconut!! Yum! lol! My top 2 products.... Burt's bees carrot cream & Bare Escentuals *True*! :)

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    1. I love Burt's Bees products! I keep their chapsticks on me at all times!

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  3. Yeah coconut scented stuff! You know I approve.

    As for 2 products I use? Argan Oil on my hair (not daily - every other day, since I don't wash my hair daily), and, hmm...I'm pretty simple when it comes to beauty products, so I don't know what else to recommend.

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    1. I have an Argan Oil leave in conditioner spray that I use a few times a week. Forgot to post about that one!

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  4. Great post! I've always been a fan of Garnier Fructis products - for some reason, they really make my hair look great! I also use that Aveeno scrub on my face and I love how it's really gentle. I have to say my favorite recent product I use once or twice a day is argan oil, for face and hair. So moisturizing!

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