Summer Faves» Beauty Products

summer beauty faves1. John Frieda Luxurious Volume Touchably Full Shampoo and John Frieda Luxurious Volume Touchably Full Hair Conditioner, 2. Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer, 3. Etude House Sweet Recipe Dear My Jelly Lips-talk #JPK004 Grapefruit Orange, 4. Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/towel, 5. NARS Blush/Bronzer Duo Orgasm/ Laguna Mini 0.17 oz

After giving birth almost 18 months ago, my hair has really taken a big hit. During pregnancy, my hair and my skin were the beauty rewards! But post partum, WOW! Talk about losing hair and acne breakouts. While my hormones were maniacally rampant, I was looking for a good shampoo and conditioner to help ease the sudden flakes and hair loss. For a while, I stuck with Herbal Essence, my pre-pregnancy shampoo and conditioner. But my head began to flake so badly, I had to shower every day to feel clean! Luckily, a quick peruse through Sam’s Club, John Freida Luxurious Volume line caught my eye. What a difference this line has made to my hair. Healthier, shinier, and less maintenance! No more flakes and no more of that dirty itch the very next day.

With my breakouts (usually on my chin area), I finally decided to look for a concealer. I don’t like those with a tube and a wand. I just don’t. So a quick trip to Walgreens and a $5 rewards coupon in hand, I purchased the Maybelle Age Rewind Concealer. It’s so cool looking to me. Twist and apply. So easy. It’s great for covering under eye circles – New mom trick.

Etude House – need I say more? The ever expanding Jelly Lips line is crazy! I have purchased 6 lipsticks, but my favorite is JPK004 Grapefruit Orange. It looks mighty intimidating but on lips the orange turns pink. Apply layers to create a deeper pink. The only complaint I have is it does not last long – 1 -2 hours max on me. All depends on if I’m eating or if my lips are chapped.

Years ago, a friend gave me a Korean wash cloth she purchased at the Dollar Store. I have to say the Salux wash cloths are beyond superb. It’s a higher quality cloth – thicker and more exfoliating. Highly recommended to wash away the Texas ick that comes with summertime.

Lastly, I am not a tanner. I am a pale looking Asian chick. Bronzer is a life saver for me. I have been using Nars blush and bronzer duo for years. It’s my only bronzer – my go to color Laguna for that sunkissed look. Nars Orgasm blush is not my favorite blush but I like it for summer because of the coral hint it gives my cheeks instead of a powdery pink like the Benefit Dandelion that I use for the wintertime.

Comment below and tell me which beauty favorite you look forward to using. And thanks in advance for clicking on my links which could allow me to keep this blog up and running!

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Author: dietingfashion

I'm a mom of 2 girls. I struggled to lose the baby weight the second time around and by blogging my struggles helped me deal with a lot of the stress. During my struggles, I had random strangers ask me "How far along are you?" or "When are you due?" I was embarrassed. Most of the time I told them the truth, that I had given birth X months before. There were a couple of times I lied and said what they wanted to hear. When I was at a normal weight, I then struggled to find what clothes fit me. Everything about fashion went out the door and I had to re-learn what clothes and sizes fit my post pregnancy body the 2nd time around.

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