Sunday, October 23, 2011

product placement.

There's so much to beauty.
It's got a lot of depth and complexity for something that seems to always get bogged down in skin-deep surface obsessions: skinny/fat, pretty/ugly, hott/or not. It's so not that easy.
It's such an undefinable thing: black and white photos of my Mom in her high school cheerleading uniform, the waitress sporting the perfect coral lip color, character descriptions from my favorite books, Nike commercials, the way the guy in front of me in line at Starbucks looked at his girlfriend - so gone in love, scratchy voices, the courage of my roommate in the face of upcoming surgery...

I've never been much of a makeup person. I truly believe there is no such thing as a life-changing mascara.
But IntotheGloss has become one of my favorite places to visit on the internet.

Beauty Products I would personally endorse if I were an "expert"...

Clarins Sunless Tanning Gel.
I love that "glow." And in the summer I am on a constant quest for the perfect suntan and live to sunbathe (but I always apply my SPF). However, I have never, and hopefully will never, set foot in a tanning salon.
Tip: Mix it in with your moisturizer.

Moroccan Oil.
Believe all the hype. It's worth the price. Your hair will thank you. Especially if you're like me and wait eons in between hair cuts. Plus, it smells amazing.

Noxema Triple-Clean Anti-Blemish Pads.
Harsh - like, it stings. But I think I would go so far as to make a clearer skin guarantee.

Bare Essentials face powder.
Seriously the perfect coverup for people who like it to look like they're not wearing any makeup.

Dial Soy & Almond Milk shower gel.
It's just so perfect: cheap, industrial-sized, leaves a subtle, clean smell.

Best beauty decision:
Putting an end to the high school highlighted hair.

Best beauty advice:
Drink lots of water.