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Brandi’s Beauty Favorites

So I thought Jez and I could write about a few of our favorite products and the beauty items we just can’t live without. This is going to be like when those fancy editors from the glossy fashion and beauty magazines do “editor’s pick” stories. I’m not sure that we are actual editors because I use google docs for my editing but for today I’m going to take on the title so that I can do a little blog about a few of my favorite things! So here it goes- editors picks!

My 2 favorite red lipsticks are Mac Ruby Woo and Kevyn Aucoin’s Everlasting. My 2 favorite must have dark pink lipsticks are ELLIS FAAS L104 & Mac’s All Fired up.

As far as skin care products go I really am a whore for trying new things. I love all things EMK, especially their Rescue serum, Stem Cell White Caviar & the Alpha Mask. Another brand I love is Epicuren the PhytO2 hydration serum and the Bio peptide complex serum are just fabulous.

Every dermatologist will tell you the number one wrinkle fighter is retinol. I like Neutrogena’s retinol plus to speed cell turnover in the PM and a vitamin C product in the Am to help ward off free radicals! I use SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, it’s pricey but worth it.

The number one thing we all need to use at least once a day is SUNSCREEN SUNSCREEN SUNSCREEN! There are so many good ones but the one I always end up going back to is the trusty Oil of Olay spf30. I love this and you will love the price.

I love to feel clean and hygiene is very important to me. I love a great hot steamy shower as much as the next person but it’s the post shower beauty processes that I have to do that makes me just want to marinate in my own juices. However I have found a couple of products that make the process a little speedier. I am loving the new continuous spray lotion from Vaseline. I mean I love lotion so much if I’m not fully moist when I leave the house I feel naked. The greatest thing about this lotion is that you can even hold it upside down and it will continue to spray, hence its name. You can even get those impossible to reach places like your mid-back. This takes a lot of time off my post shower beauty process because you do it in the shower. No need to dry off the water left on your body, it will seal in the moisture for hours to come.

I think bar soaps and washcloths are fucking gross and I would never share one with anyone! No not even my kids…actually especially not with those cute little petri dishes, boys are gross. Luckily for all of us I have found an amazing new affordable liquid body soap from Softsoap called luminous oils. Its soap mixed with fragrant oils that leave your skin soft to the touch even after rinsing and they smell just delicious. My favorite scent is the macadamia oil with peony.

I can’t give you much advice on shampoo and conditioner as I switch mine all the time trying to find a perfect fit. What I can tell you is that my two favorite after shower leave in conditioners are Paul Mitchell’s “The Conditioner” and Unites 7seconds Condition. With both of these a little goes a long way so use them sparingly. Start at your ends and work your way up to an inch from the root of your hair and scalp. I’m still looking for a good heat protecting spray so let me know if you have a favorite!

I’m going to leave this blog with my last must have of the moment! It’s a definite don’t leave home without it for me. Ok so I’m slightly ghetto and if you’re like me or a Kardashian then you too have long ass acrylic nails like the kind the ladies of Sex in the City talked shit about when Steve was dating that new girl and Miranda was hiding under the crib. If you know what I am talking about then we should probably be friends and hang out. Anyway I got my moms long legs but I also got my mom’s ugly hands. These are her words not mine. My mom and I both have the nail bed of a child it is very short. Our nails do not grow they split. Anywho from the moment I had my first job I had acrylic nails, you know the no ass play thick ones. I have been through all the styles and trends from pink and white to super pointy and recently even coffin shaped until I injured my boyfriend so bad he almost needed stitches. My nail bed is sooo short even with the acrylic my nails they tend to break off very easily and VERY painfully. I’m constantly having nail issues or having to hide my hands dur to a random and very painful break, until now!! The Kiss company known for making my favorite double individual eyelashes has made the amazingly real fake looking nude acrylic glue on’s!!They are cheap, thick and strong like the ones you get in the nail shops where no speaks english and they might have a beenin the front window. They are super affordable and available in local pharmacies across the USA. If you’re like me always have nail 911’s as backups in your purse or car!! Until next time!

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  • casamanana56
    October 23, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    i just love the blog. i always read about products other people like and why they use them. every article so far has been fabulous. thanks very much ladies.

    • Jezika
      October 24, 2017 at 10:34 am

      You’re welcome. Enjoy!

  • Gina
    October 24, 2017 at 12:25 am

    I’m gonna try some of these products out! Thanks!