Rene at Cottage and Vine recently posted her five favorite cosmetics and asked us to post what five items we would pack in our overnight bag. If you know me, you know I have an opinion.
#1. I was so happy to see Cetaphil on Rene's list. She had the lotion but I can't live without the cleanser. Years ago I read Paula Begoun's book Don't Go to the Cosmetic Counter Without Me and Cetaphil cleanser was one of her top picks. I have used it ever since. I buy it at Sam's or Costco in bulk and my girls use it to bathe with as well. Paula even claimed that if you need a little exfoliating action that you can mix in a little baking soda with the cleanser. I have done that in the past when I actually cared to exfoliate. These days I am doing good just to wash my face. I did not know however that the lotion would smooth your hair, so.
#5 Since I have long eyelashes I will forgo the mascara and stick with accentuating my lips. How does the saying go? "Just put on a little lipstick. You'll be fine." I love these Palladio retractable waterproof pencils (by the way I use their eyeliner too). I get these at Ulta. I hate it when the wooden encased pencils get worn down and while you're applying it the jagged edge of the wood tears into your lips (or eyes) like Excalibur's sword. Lots of times I will use this lip liner to fill in my lips completely and just smooth it all out with a little gloss. Heidi Swapp said on her blog (of all places) to wear gloss in a photograph that it would make you look 10 times better. Who couldn't use looking 10x better? I have also heard to pick the perfect shade of lipstick - match the lipstick to your tongue. It doesn't have to be the same color as your tongue just the same shade. Because nothing is worse than your lips entering the room 10 minutes before you get there.
So that's it. My beauty must-haves. Now, if I could just do something with my hair...