Friday, March 4, 2011


I am so excited to be participating in the Fashion Beauty Friend Friday (FBFF) group's Friday Question/answer posts. Katy Rose at ModlyChic runs the group if you are interested.

This week's topic is BEAUTY PRODUCTS:
So, I thought this meant facial type products only but then realized others have included make-up. I had already prepared this so am not going to change it. Oh well...

1. What's your favorite drug store makeup product and your favorite higher-end product?
I am loving this Olay Regenerist Thermal Mini-Peel. I use this in the shower to wash/clean my face. It creates heat when mixed with water and gives you this great exfoliated clean feeling.
My favorite high end product is Estee Lauder's Idealist serum which is used under moisterizer. It helps me keep my skin young looking. I am in the market to try a serum that is cheaper drug store brand to replace this though...
2. Is there one type of product that is your go-to, can't live without?
I have to have basic facial products which consist of face wash, moisterizer, eye cream and lip balm. I will hit the store immediately if I am out of any of these items.
My Cleanser is Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser:

My Moisturizers (Day and Night):
Day: Olay Regenerist Re-sculpting Cream
Night: Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Cream

My eye creams are:
Day: Lumene time freeze instant lift eye cream
Night: Mary Kay timewise firming eye cream

Finally my lip balm:
I used to love bliss's refreshing lip balm but they discontinued. :(
Now I use Kiehl's Lib Balm #1 but I am not as happy...

3. What's the best hair product you've ever used?
I am still looking for it! As those of you know I struggle with the frizz in my hair. I have used every kind of new and old, drug store and high end products that is on the market and although most helped none was a winner. So what I would say the best thing I have done was getting a Brazilian Blow-out!
This is actually the name of the brand. The treatment is a keratin treatment and unfortunately it can only be done at a salon and costs a fortune and only lasts 3 months. I just recently bought something I can do at home that says it lasts 90 shampoos! So, lets see if that is just as good. Doubt it.

4. Fess up, what's the worst beauty look you've tried to rock and look back at now with a little shame or apprehension that you actually did that?
I haven't done anything that was overly drastic per se. The only thing I can think of is during my senior year in high school a week before graduation/prom and after breaking up from my long time boyfriend I cut my waist long hair super short! It was so drastic and I so regretted it afterwards and missed my long hair everyday until it grew. I will never cut my hair short. The shortest I go is its current lenght which is a little pass shoulders.

5. When it comes to beauty products, we all use the same basic products. What do you use that helps show off your personal flare and personality?
Hmm... I don't know if I have any product that does this. Not in beauty product anyway. Eye guess if we include make-up as a beauty product I would say what shows my personal flare is the fact that I use very little. I just love having a clean/fresh face and look. As soon as I put make-up on I can't wait to take it off. So on a daily basis the only 'make-up' I wear is concealer, foundation powder (a very light one), bronzer or blush and may be lip gloss.
Plus I love the 'wow' looks I get from friends/family when I actually do put eye make-up on.
And the good thing is how I look without make-up is not much different than how I look everyday. Which is nice.


  1. break-ups always lead to bad hair decisions. i used to do that all the time! and i love olay regenerist stuff. i just started using it, so i am waiting to look 10 years younger...when does that happen???

  2. Lovely! It was great reading this, I can relate to a lot of these :)


  3. Cute Blog! I’m a new follower Happy Friday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!

  4. I too have just had the Brazilian blow-out - and love it!! (It's also my first #FBFF this week too)

  5. why is is that we feel the need to drastically change after a breakup?! (rhetorical question...i know why!) but does it really make us feel better?! never heard of the brazilian blowout! does it just get rid of the frizz? or is it just like a straight perm which makes your hair stick straight?
    btw - got the colin stuart leopard platforms. i really like the non-stiletto heel on this one.

  6. I'm curious about the Brazilian Blow Out!

    Your children are adorable.

    Lovely meeting you through FBFF!

    SSG xxx

    Sydney Shop Girl blog


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