Now this is a hard topic for me because I like to think of myself as someone who is extremely down to earth and I don’t feel as if I’m high maintenance. And by that I mean that I don’t have to have my nails done every day, my hair done every day, or do my makeup every day. I’m not by any means putting down any woman who does that on daily basis! More power to you for having the dedication to do that! See we’re all about feminism and supporting each other here.
FYI: I do not get paid for saying any of the following words that I say. My experience with all the following products is my own! No one paid me to use these products and say nice things about them. But I wish they would because I LOVE LOVE LOVE these products!!!
Okay so one of luxuries I know that I absolutely cannot live without is my Wen. I’ve done a post before telling all of my followers on my Tumblr about my experience with my Wen. Well I will definitely tell you that not only has my hair stylist noticed a difference, but my best friend that was – and still does when I visit – always playing with my hair when I first started using it says my hair has a whole new life to it. If you’re iffy, I would highly suggest just ordering a small container of it. I actually found a blog via Pinterest that belongs to a woman who has tried almost every scent that Wen comes in. Now I’ve only used two separate ones from Wen, the Lavender and Almond Mint scents to be specific. My hair is baby fine and I’m a blonde. A wonderful combination until you start putting heated hair tools to it, excluding my blow dryer! With my fine hair, the Lavender was great to start with but I noticed about mid-October that my hair, although it was being cleaned, was starting to get oily faster than it had when I first started using it. Now I’m religiously on the Almond Mint and my hair stays clean for five days. FIVE DAYS! I absolutely love it and I certainly cannot live without my Wen. I can’t stop running my hands through my hair because of how amazing it feels.
My second luxury might have to my Jergens tanning lotion. I know crazy for the pale Southern Belle. But trust me when I say I’m just like every other woman in the whole world who really wants a tan! Unfortunately I, unlike most of the population, need to jump through hoops to get the tan that seems to come so natural to everyone else. To be honest, I got screwed out of the tan genetic somehow because I actually have a 5 times great grandmother who was full blooded American Cheek Indian. I got the cheek bones and when my hair was its natural color I had copper streaks running through it which I attribute to those genetics as well. So like I said I have to jump through hoops. I have had a total of three spray tans in my life. The first and second ones were amazing. My last one rubbed off before I even got to my formal. My mom and I decided one summer to try out the Jergens and ever since I have fallen in love. Not only do I get to smell like the beach for weeks on end until I wash it all off, but it looks absolutely natural. I love how it moisturizes my skin and how healthy it makes my skin feel and look. Plus I blend in with the summer crowd. It’s nice. And I know I say it’s a luxury and you’re probably all thinking like “The stuff is eight bucks at Wal-Mart. She’s lost it!” For me it is a luxury because I don’t have to have it and it makes me feel amazing! And for those who aren’t very knowledgeable or haven’t noticed, Jergens makes them for every skin tone. I use the fair to medium coloring so for you fair ladies, come join me in the healthy tanning world!
And my last luxury that I absolutely cannot live without would definitely be my bare minerals make up. I love my bare minerals and I wouldn’t know what to do without it. I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis, actually I much prefer just tossing on my BB Cream and do my lips and eyelashes. Then I’m not feeling rushed and I feel as if I’m actually not wearing makeup. I love getting dolled up but most days I’d prefer to go natural and the closer I can get to that natural look, the happier I am. My bare minerals is totally one of my favorite products that I use because it doesn’t clog my pores or cause any of my acne to flare up. I’ve struggled for years with acne and it is the only makeup I have ever used that keeps my acne from going crazy.
So there you have it! There’s my three luxuries that I absolutely cannot live without! And hopefully you’ll have found some awesome products to take for a test drive yourself.