Products to Love

This would have been more appropriately named “Products I Cannot Live Without” but it felt too long. The other day I was using some of my favorite products and I realized I should share them. I am certain all of you have products that you cannot live without just as I do. In fact, with some of these products, if I am out- it almost becomes an emergency (code red status) as I have to rush to the store to get more.

St. Ives Blemish and Blackhead Control Apricot Scrub

I have used this since I was a little kid. I remember my mom always using this (the old orange tub o’ scrub) and I guess it is something that has just stuck with me throughout the years. I use this every couple of days and it is definitely something I have to have on hand at all times as it is a necessity in my shower. I love the smell and I love how it makes my face feel after using it.

Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Scrub

I love this scent almost more than I love the scrub! The Bliss line is so great because it is simple and the fragrance is not overpowering or flowery as some other brands are. Their Hot Salt Scrub is also amazing, but this is my favorite because of the scent.

Boots Bergamot, Orange & Olive Body Butter

Here is my confession: the Boots line smells so dang good that I almost licked one of the lotions in store. The only thing that kept me from doing it: knowing I would be on camera licking lotion! Seriously, I had to put it down and walk away quickly. I have been obsessed with this lotion for months. I slather it on all over my body to prevent pregnancy stretch marks and if you ask me, this is heaps better than Palmer’s Cocoa Butter! So far, it is working miracles!

Yes to Carrots Body Wash

I love that this body wash is Paraben free and has a subtle fragrance. I switched to this body wash when I found out I was pregnant because I didn’t want to deal with any of that “other stuff” but I will admit that I have a slight love affair with another body wash. One day I ran out and used Manfriend’s Axe Body Scrub and I loved it! The smell stayed on my skin all day and it smelled so good!

Alba Pineapple Enzyme Facial Cleanser

I normally only use Cetaphil but since I switched to the more natural brands during pregnancy I am now in love with this facial cleanser! It smells so good and it lathers really well. I actually notice my skin looks better using this and I am prone to breakouts so anything that clears up my skin this well is a keeper!

Lancome Bi Facil Eye Makeup Remover

If you have never used this eye makeup remover, stop what you are doing and run out and buy it immediately. This is hands-down the best eye makeup remover. It works wonders and is the most gentle remover I have ever used. You don’t need much and it gets all of your makeup off with one try. I have used many other eye makeup removers and this one is worth its weight in gold.

Olay Regenerist Deep Hydrating Cream

I have always had oily skin so I was one of those people who thought I didn’t really need moisturizer. Of course I was wrong and have since learned how important this stuff is. I use it everyday on my face and neck and this is one of those products where if I run out, I need to make an emergency trip to the store. I think this cream is better than department store brands, and it is also about 1/3 the cost!

These are staples in my daily routine…though I am fairly certain the eye makeup remover has been on break since I barely wear makeup over summer. Maybe it’ll come back once I go back to work…we’ll see. While there are sure to be more products I fall in love with on my Journey to Thirty, these are certainly products that I am in love with right now.

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