Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Product Recommendations: Spring 2011 Edition

Lately, I've run into some products that I've been especially happy with, so I thought I'd share some of my "finds"...

First and foremost: a self-tanner. It's becoming a bit of a need for me these days, as I'm fearful for my white legs and arms to send other patrons running away, scared of the ghost, when I'm "dressed down" at our gym. Plus, these past couple of years have really "caught up with me" in terms of wrinkles undoubtedly onset by laying out in the sun.

So, some positives about this product. Number 1, it doesn't smell! Honestly, the previous Jergens self-tanner literally made me a bit sick to my stomach. Long after I stopped using it, Michele still applied the stuff and I actually had to put my foot down and forbid her from using it in my house. I guess I shouldn't say it doesn't smell, because there is a slight scent to it, but it's not at all offensive. It's also in mousse form, so it applies very easily, very fast - and dries uber-quick too. It will still leave your hands and "crinkly parts" slightly brown if you apply too much or don't wash your hands, even though you won't be able to tell right away. I'm on day 3, and I'm very happy with it so far.

On to the hair....I just discovered this product and I'm loving it. I've got VERY DRY hair and the length it is now is just about as long as I'll ever be able to keep it - it's constantly breaking at the ends or splitting. Furthermore, the benefit I get from not having not having to wash it every day, is offset by the damaging effects of the straightening iron or curling iron I use constantly. So, I'm liking this product, as it really does seem to make my hair softer, less frizzy, and healthier looking as I apply it liberally to my damp hair before blow-drying. Plus, it has an amazing citrus scent....

And, speaking of scent, this product also has a nice one - not at all overpowering either. I feel like this is the perfect hairspray in that it lightly sets the hair but does not at all feel like "helmet head"...and is easily brushed through as needed.

Finally, I LOVE this product. And, I actually need to use it the next time I wash my hair. As a girl with both highlights and incoming white/gray hair, my roots can quickly become an issue...and this stuff totally does the trick. When I'm sporting the "lighter" hair-do, I tend to go with this color, so it blends in with the highlights and certainly lightens my naturally darker hair. Don't worry if it isn't an exact match, the stuff just seems to blend in with whatever color you have. Maybe I'll do a "before and after" just to prove it works!

So, that's my suggestions...any you'd like to offer up?


Lydia said...

Totally understand the Jergens smell. I tried it a couple of times, and just couldn't stand it. I'm very excited to try your new recomendation! Okay, now what does " uber-quick " mean? I see uber alot lately, and just don't have a clue. Super is definately spelled with a p, but always thought it was some kind of slang. You don't usually speak that way being a teacher and all, so I'm very interested. Hope you are all doing well. Spring break just around the corner must be bringing big smiles to your house. We have a grading day tomorrow, and the girls are so excited to have a pajama day with cousin Katelan babysitting. Hope we can talk soon. Lydia

StephieAnne said...

uber: prefix denoting an outstanding or supreme example of a particular kind of person or thing.

(Had to look that up)

I think I picked it up from the college students slang on Facebook - or from Brayden. At least I didn't use "epic"....

Yes, very much looking forward to spring break, now we are just hoping that the weather will make it feel like it is actually "spring"!

Love you Lyd!