Thursday, April 24, 2014

Treating myself... to a link-up

Yeah. That's the title of my blog post. 

Having not blogged for ages, I haven't been able to take part in Treasure Tromp's weekly Treat Yo' Self link-up, but that changes TODAY.

I don't think you actually have to blog about anything in particular, but because I'm very literal, I'm going to talk about treating myself (also, I like copying Kate).

What? Didn't think I'd use this Parks and Rec reference?? (via)
So how will I be treating myself?  

Only with a list of the best beauty products ever. Which isn't really treating myself right in this moment, but who likes literal people anyway?

1. Pssssst! dry shampoo

You can't tell anybody the name of this product without looking like a high-schooler who just discovered how cool it is to add extra letters to every wordddd, but this is easily the best dry shampoo I've ever tried. Full disclosure: I've only tried two others... BUT! This stuff is cheap ($4.99) and it works amazingly well without leaving white streaks in your hair so I'm just going to consider myself an expert on the topic now.

My favorite thing is to douse my scalp in this stuff the night before I'm not going to shower in the morning. No greasy bangs here.

2. Kiss My Face ginger mango lip balm

Best lip balm ever? Quite possibly. It's soft and I'm basically sold on anything that includes ginger. Plus it gives your lips a pretty shine, which is all that really matters.

3. Yes to Tomatoes moisturizer

My skin eats this moisturizer UP. It kind of smells like something your grandma might wear, but you get used to it. (No disrespect to your grandmother, obviously, but you know how they do like their musk.)

4. Alba Botanica's mango shampoo

THANK YOU, CRYSTAL. I'm pretty sure I owe you my first-born for recommending this. I have what you might call super fucking greasy hair and this shampoo is a god-send. I know, I know. No-poo and all that, but I just can't commit to that. This mango-smelling shampoo however? Sold!

5. Pond's cold cream

Eye make-up is the freaking worst to get off. Which is why I love cold creams. They are moisturizing, not harsh and make your mascara slide right off. I've had the same tub for months and months (is that bad? Are there expiration dates on this stuff?) and I still have lots left. But it's kind of greasy, so, like Jergen's Natural Glow, it should be used in moderation. 

Treasure Tromp


  1. Ah, I LOVE Ponds. I've used it for years to take off make-up and love how it moisturizes my skin. Especially in the winter!

  2. Yes! Isn't it great?? And it's so nice and inexpensive too.

  3. I have tried Ponds twice and for some reason, it just doesn't hit the spot for me. Which annoys me because literally everyone else I know loves it, and I really wanted to love it! Then I thought, well maybe I'm not using it correctly, but I mean how incorrectly can you use a cold cream?! These are my life struggles, smh lol.

  4. Haha, aww. It is really greasy which I don't love, but cold creams are just my preferred method of getting rid of eye make-up and since Ponds is always at Walgreens, I always use it now. I find oils to be just way too oily (hah, imagine that!), and the cloth pads make me feel like I would be constantly buying them!

  5. Is it weird that I have never finished a thing of cloth pads? I always buy them thinking "ONLY 30?! I'll go through that so fast!" And I never finish them. Surprisingly they dry out pretty fast, at least the ones I bought. Go figure lol.

  6. TREAT. YO. SELF! I am going to have to try that dry shampoo--also, putting it on at night? Totes bril.

  7. Isn't it? I wish I came up with that tip myself, but I'm just not that smart.