Take a peek into my bathroom and you’ll find a bevy of beauty products. Makeup gets plenty of attention, but there are tons of other players behind the scenes. Roll credits!
A good shower gets things started. I start out with a volumizing combo from Herbal Essences. Naked Volume has a very fresh minty scent (it’s meant to be grapefruit and mint). After that, I reach for a pouf and my Hello Kitty body wash. I actually have a good reason for reaching for this scent. I’m not a hardcore Hello Kitty fan, but the fruity smell reminds me of my friend’s house when I was little. Just a bit of nostalgia, and nothing will make you feel clean like a visit to your childhood.
Next up, before I dry my hair, I work in a puff of mousse, also from Herbal Essences. I scrunch my hair with my hands as I blow dry, then I spray those big waves in place with yet another volumizing product from Herbal Essences. I’m loving the hell out of their new line. Also, I’m giving their hairspray a try, because they sent me a coupon and apology for the faulty dry shampoo nozzle. I haven’t had any problems with their other containers, so this is neither a rant on their products nor a plug for the hook-up. I just really like Herbal Essences.
I only just started using Go 360° Clean after I saw a really neat post about using the included scrub pad to clean makeup brushes. My skin can get pretty rough, but typical scrubs are a bit too harsh to use daily, and unfortunately my skin demands it. The rubber nibs on the scrub pad are gentle enough to massage away roughness while I wash my face. I reach for a classic on Mask Monday to wick out any hidden nastiness and tighten my pores, and then I finish my clean face with a sensitive skin astringent from Clean & Clear.
When it’s time to turn in, I brush with Crest and protect my lips with Malin + Goetz lip balm. It has surprising staying power overnight, but I also wear it to work. For my dry skin, I slather on the Pond’s. Yeah, it kind of makes me smell like an elementary school teacher, but it’s a wonderful barrier against the drying central heat and air this time of year.
Like I’ve said, the best foundation is not found in a makeup box. Part 1 is maintaining a healthy body (something I’m working on all the time), Part 2 is the daily upkeep that people don’t see. Now you’ve seen mine; what’s in your bathroom?