Well, seriously, we could live without it, but we wouldn’t care to. I’m talking about a favorite grooming/beauty product that we would give up only with bitter, salty tears.
I like to view myself as a fairly “natural” looking person, but a brief look at my bathroom cabinet squashed that idea. It’s not overly-full, and far from overly-expensive. But it takes a few tubes and jars and bottles to get the “natural” look that I aspire to.
As for the can’t-live-withouts, though, I’ll allow myself three. Then I am eager to hear from you about your beloved products!
- Retin-A. I have been using this since I was about 28. Back then, for acne. Now, I do believe it works wonders on wrinkles and age spots. One of the few skin products that actually has worked, no hype! (And it is not advertised on 14 year old models, promising a “youthful glow”.)
- Suave body lotions. Mostly the Vitamin E and Firming formulations, though I suspect they are all the same. These are cheap and really do keep my body skin moisturized. I feel all lizard-y without them.
- Leave-in conditioner. I love my curly hair. But without a little product, oh boy, it’s a snarly mat. Any brand of leave-in conditioner will do, but I like one with a pretty fragrance. Right now I’m using TIGI’s Let It Be Almond Cherry.
Honorable mention: Without them, I would be so blue: mascara and blush, and pinky lipstick.
OK, I would love to hear from you. What would you stash away if the grooming sheriff came to confiscate all the goods?
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