I have picked my top 5 items that I am going to share with you. I will be explaining why I use them and what results I have seen so far as well links where you can buy them.
1. Tweezerman Slant Tweezer - $23 at Ulta or Sephora
I don't want to spend $7 every 2 weeks to get my eyebrows done so my cousin showed me how to tweeze them myself, but we had a couple problems. For one, I wasn't that good yet. Second, the tweezers were too dull and never gave me precision. My sophomore year of college, I had heard about the Tweezerman brand, but when I looked up the price, I cringed a little. A year later, I reasoned with myself, coming to the conclusion that the $23 price point for something I will use for years to come isn't actually that bad. I bought it and have not looked back since. My brows look better these days, the tweezer is still as sharp as the first day I used it, and I have been saving $14 a month because of it.
If you're like me and you do your own eyebrows, or you want to learn so you can save money, I really recommend the Tweezerman tweezers. For better measure, get the scissors and brush as well.
2. Body Fantasies Signature Romance & Dreams Body Spray - $5.98 at Walmart
I pride myself of my personal hygiene and I thing it is safe to say that I am known for my scent. I have had strangers pull me aside to ask what scent I was wearing. The best part is that I don't even have a strong scent. It's very subtle because I can't even smell it after the initial spray. I wasn't allowed to wear perfume in middle school, but I wanted to smell nice so I went to Walmart to see if I could find anything I liked. I was instantly hooked on this body spray. I haven't stopped using it till this day. I have added a perfume on top of it, but the spray is still my go-to. I remember running out of it and going to restock, but I couldn't find it at my local Walmart. I almost died that very day, but we thank God for being my provider.
3. Derma E Acne Deep Pore Cleansing Wash - currently on sale for $10.85 at Ulta
I have sensitive, acne prone skin that is normal to combination (oily). I decided to fine tune my skincare routine this summer and save money. I was under a lot of stress so my face was horrendous. I walked in to Ulta to find a cleanser that would really clean my pores while not being too harsh. The catch was I wanted it to be high end quality at semi-drugstore price (lol, can you imagine the audacity I had). I was about to give up for the day when I spotted the Derma E section. I walked over and saw this particular cleanser. It caught my eyes because it had 2% sylicalic acid while also claiming to be non-irritating. I decided to try it for at least 2 weeks and see what happens (shoutout to Ulta's generous return policy). It can also be found at Walmart, Amazon, Target, and more. I wasn't using any other active ingredients on my face and my skin cleared up so well, especially my cheeks where the acne decided to colonize this time around. I would highly recommend for someone who fits my skin type.
4. Curls Blueberry Mint Tea Scalp Treatment - $11.99 at Target
I've worn my hair in a low cut for the past 5 years so when I decided to grow why hair out in April, my goal was making sure that it's healthy, soft, and moisturized. One of the products I happened to stumble upon is this scalp oil. I love the cooling sensation it has after application. I love that it really does help with itchiness and dandruff. If used consistently, it can definitely help with growth as well. I know the price might seem high, but a little goes a long way and I am still using the same bottle I got in April. I estimate that I have about another month/month and a half before I will open the new one I recently purchased. I highly recommend, especially if you're like me, scalp gets itchier as hair grows longer.
5. Fenty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation - $35 at Sephora
I can usually count on one hand how many times I beat my face in one year. That being said, when I do wear makeup, I like it to look amazing. Two years ago, I transitioned from drugstore makeup to mid high-end makeup. My first one was Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free Makeup in shade 24 which I still have and love today, but it was a little too matte for my taste making me more oily throughout the day. But when Rihanna came out with the soft matte foundation, I had to try it. I waited or some time after it's launch to make sure I am not just purchasing it as part of the hype. From the first day I used it, I was convinced it was magic. I have a perfect shade match in it and it really doesn't move throughout the day. I am also not as oily.
My shade is 420 which is describes as "tan to deep skin with warm undertones". I find the description to be a little inaccurate because I have a neutral undertone.
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Will you be purchasing any of the products I recommended? Let me know!