(this is NOT a sponsored post)
My brother is in town visiting, so no outfit post today. But I thought I'd do something a little different. I used to be the type of person who bought tons of products, but lately I feel as though I've found ones that I'll use forever. These are a few that make up my morning routine:
Clockwise from the left:
OLO Fragrances: I just bought samples in Lightening Paw and Valens and am swearing off "designer" fragrances for good. These are hand mixed in Portland, OR and are the complete opposite of the sugary sweet and saccharine store bought perfumes. I can't stop smelling my wrist when I have them on.
Alba Very Emollient Body Lotion: The one pictured is the one I use. It smells nice, but doesn't take over, plus it has SPF in it and alpha hydroxy acids, which slough away dead skin (gross, I know). I buy the large size which is a little costly (about $20-25.00), but it lasts me more than a year. You can find this at Whole Foods or Target.
Moroccan Oil: It may sound counter-intuitive to put oil on freshly washed hair, but it makes my hair super soft and manageable. I concentrate in my ends and don't put it on my roots, let my hair mostly air dry, and then blow dry the rest. It's a little costly, yes, but again, it lasts forever. I bought mine at a salon, but I've seen it at drug stores too.
GHD Flat Iron: I got mine in a set when I worked at a salon. I can say from experience that good quality hot tools make a huge difference. This heats up fast and has a regulated temperature. I use it to style my bangs in the morning.
Stila for J.Crew Convertable Color in Camellia: I bought mine in-store, and couldn't find a decent link online, but I highly recommend this. A reader commented on Monday's post about my terra-cotta cheek color, which was achieved by using this in "Camellia". I looks great on everyone and can be used as a lip or cheek color. It's a nice, non-chalky alternative to bronzer.
Do you have products you swear by? Any to recommend? If you have any questions about these I would be happy to answer!