- Foot spray (by Earth Therapeutics). SO cooling and invigorating on those days I'm forced to wear shoes (thankfully I can get by with sandals 90% of the time here). Also helps with the stinky factor. 'Nuff said. Used to be able to buy this on Walmart, I now either order from Ulta or pick it up at Kohl's.
- Carmex lip gloss. Doesn't smell like medicine, works just as well as the original. Also handy for coating noses that are tender and recovering after a cold (hint: apply it to a finger, THEN transfer ;) Found at Target, Walmart, etc.
- Stila lip glaze. As I'm getting older, I'm realizing that my natural lip color is fading - not exactly earth shattering, but still something I'd noticed. I don't even remember how I found out about these (magazine at a doctor's office? blog?) but I now have several colors and carry one in my purse. It goes on a bit gummy, but I love the sheer color it gives (and application is much more forgiving than with regular lipstick).
- Revlon Colorstay: base coat + color. I don't often wear nail polish, as it seems to chip off so quickly (my nails are super flexible, and I'm pretty hard on them). I read about this line in a magazine, and they said that the testers were surprised by the results, as it was good for a week and a half with minor touch ups. Splurged on one color, and now own four. I still don't wear nail polish every day, but this stuff really is pretty awesome.
- Garnier Frucits style Surf Wax. Since I'm now sporting a heavy bang and live in a super windy area, I was on the lookout for something to use in my bangs that was cheap and effective but not hard and helmety. Had a conversation with a random lady in the Target Hair Care aisle and she told me her son loves this stuff. So yes, I basically took the second-hand recommendation of a teenage boy. And know what, I'm glad I listened! I give my wet hair a once over with mousse or spray gel, blow dry my bangs for approx 90 seconds, then spend another minute finger styling it with this stuff. It's touchable, but I can "direct" it. This little pot has lasted over six months.
Anyone have any favorites they'd care to pass along?