I’m in love with the covergirl products pictured above that I received complimentary from influenster for testing purposes but haven’t decided if they make “the list” yet. Scroll down for a list of products that do!
I am a beauty collector. Actually, calling my vast assortment of beauty products, a collection is a bit of an understatement. A better term for this odd fetish of mine would actually be obsession. Yes, I have a beauty product obsession. Primarily hair care, but makeup and skin care as well. Any beauty product, you name it, I either have it in my bathroom cabinet, or I have tried it at one point or another.
I first started hoarding beauty products , around the age of 14. We lived about a mile away from a drugstore, that I would walk to and spend hours looking at numerous products, before forking over my babysitting money, in exchange for bottles and tubes that promised voluminous hair, baby smooth skin, and kissable lips. I don’t even want to think about how much money I have spent on beauty products since then.
What makes me buy so many different products? As much as I hate to admit it…I’m an easy target market. Just put it in an eye-catching bottle, label it “Irresistibly silky, or “satin smooth” and I am sold. Theres a lot of eye-catching containers out there. Thank goodness for the internet, and reviews, just a google search away. Although, you can’t necessarily always count on reviews. What works great for one person, might have a completely different outcome on another. I’ve always heard its best to use the same skin products, but to mix your hair products up. Unfortunately, both my skin, as well as my hair change a lot, and have always been that way. Products & tools that work wonders one day, all of a sudden, will cease their magic the next. I have no idea what causes this horrible crisis to occur. Diet, stress, hormones? I don’t think that my chaotic life as a reserve flight attendant really helps either. As a result, I constantly have my eyes peeled for potential beauty miracle workers. Occasionally, I find great products that continue to work, and these are the products I know I can count on. Keep scrolling down to see a few of my favorite products, and the reasons why. 🙂
Baptiste dry shampoo!
This product is great if you are in a hurry, and don’t have time to wash your hair. (Washing your hair on overnights and having to rely on hotel blowdryers are the worst!) Theres actually a lot of dry shampoos out now, let me know if you have ever tried one of the others.
this stuff is incredible. It makes my dry hair feel like silk and my straightener glide through my hair smoothly. The first time I ever brought this, I actually found it on a clearance rack for $4 at TJ MAXX…who knew I would love it so much! Now, I usually buy it from Amazon and the price changes a lot, but I usually end up spending around $10 using Amazon Prime.
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream: When I first became a flight attendant, my skin went crazy. It was dry, it was oily, and everything in between! On top of all that, I started noticing fine lines and wrinkles. (lack of sleep,cabin air, poor diet, and stress can really wreck havoc on your skin) I read about this product in an issue of Instyle, and I decided to use it because the article claimed Eva Longoria used it. (Told you, I’m easy to market to) Much to my surprise, I actually liked it. It moisturizes my skin without making it oily, and I noticed a difference in my skin texture.
Kiehls Creamy Under Eye Treatment with Avocado: This is actually my most recent discovery. In the past year, i really started noticing a change in the skin under my eyes. Sometimes I had dark circles, sometimes puffy eyes, but the biggest issue was uneven texture. It was like i had crepe paper underneath my eyes. I looked tired constantly. I tried numerous eye creams, but couldn’t find one to make a difference. Another flight attendant recommended this to me, and it seems to be helping so far. Its a little on the pricy side, but Kiehls is great about giving samples before you purchase. I am interested in trying their face washes and moisturizers. I actually have some samples I haven’t tested yet, because I’m saving them for a day when I fly 10-12 hours so I can see how my skin truly reacts. Have any of you every tried any of their other products? If so, what did you think?
One ‘N Only Argan Oil Treatment: I use this product on my wet hair, right before drying. I have a head full of thick, tangly hair with wavy texture, and this makes it easier to comb and style. It also helps to mend split ends and frizz. i like how it comes in different sizes too. I keep a small bottle of it in my suitcase, and big bottles in NC, as well as Oklahoma.
Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs: I have always had abnormally big pores on my legs. Its frustrating. Even if my legs are completely hairless and smooth, the pores make them look like the opposite is true. I first discovered this product ten years ago, when I was in 10th grade. They only had 2 or 3 shades then, and I must have selected the wrong shade, because my legs would constantly be a shade or 2 darker than the rest of my body, but hey you couldn’t see my pores! Apparently I thought uneven tan/makeup lines were better than showing my pores, or wearing jeans. Fortunately, they have expanded their shade selections in the last decade, and now offer five choices, ranging from fairest shade to deep glow.
Nivea In Shower body lotion: Too lazy or not enough time to put lotion on and wait for it to absorb into your skin? Then this is the lotion for you. After you rinse off your body wash, you literally apply the lotion to your skin while you’re still in the shower, then rinse it off. Its amazing. Jergens actually makes a similar product, that you don’t rinse off, Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer. I’ve tried the Monoli Oil one, and wasn’t too fond of the scent, so I personally prefer the Nivea one.
OPI nail polish: Teenage Dream, I know, it’s not compliant with most cabin crew appearance standards, but I still love it! 2 Reasons: looks great alone (2 coats) or as a topcoat. I usually use it as a topcoat on top of a gray polish. (Only when I’m not working, of course.)If you are on a strict budget, you can use the DUPE of it: Strobe light Sally Hansen Xtremeware. You can find it at Target for $2-3.
if you are a rule follower, and only wear compliant nail polishes at all times, the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is a great polish line. It lasts A LOT longer than normal polishes. I like it in the birthday suit shade.
Do any of you have any go-to products that you swear by? If so, what are they?