Wednesday, May 7, 2008

All-Time Favorite Hair & Beauty Products!

We BGs love trying that hot new lip gloss or the latest trendy miracle cream, but some products are just staples in perfecting our beauty. Whether your grandmother told you that Vaseline is the answer to ashy elbows or your college roomate told you to use Johnson's Baby Powder under your eyes to dust off excess eye shadow, we all have our favorite, tried and true products that we can't live without.

Share some of your must-have items! Here are a few of mine:


Johnson & Johnson Baby Oil Gel available at www.duanereade.com for $3.99 - I use this on my legs after a nice hot shower and they always leave them feeling silky smooth!


Optimum Oil Therapy Dry Hair Healer available at www.walgreens.com for $4.49 - I have extremely dull hair so this cream breathes a bit of life into it, plus it smells delightful!


L'Oreal Colour Juice Lip Gloss available at www.drugstore.com for $7.99 - I've used just about every color they carry and I still can't get enough!


Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner available at www.walgreens.com for $7.49 - Before I found this product I used to get raccoon eyes by the end of the day, but because it's waterproof it never smudges!


Oil of Olay Complete All Day Moisture Lotion available at www.walgreens.com for $6.99 - My mother has always used Oil of Olay so I thought that I should too since she has fabulous skin even though she's in her 60s!


Maybelline Great Lash Mascara - Of course this made my list. I've written about it several times. It really is the best mascara ever!


Sulfar 8 Original Anti-Dandruff Medicated Formula available at drugstores nationwide. - My hair is extremely dry and dandruff prone as a result of my relaxer. Although it stinks, it tingles and gets the job done every time.


Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Concealer available at www.macys.com for $18 - I've been using this concealer for several years. It blends into my skin perfectly without making me look like I'm obviously wearing makeup.

22 comments:

Kwana said...

Great favs BG. Some of mine are: Cream of Nature shampoo and Khiels Cream with silk groom and Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream. I also love the Great Lash mascara like you do. I can't wait to read the rest of the comments.

Product Junkie Diva said...

BGG I feel like you made this post just for me...lol
ok here are a few of mine
vaseline cocoa butter the gel formula
Origins facial mask "make a difference"
facial cleanser Rx for Brown skin
Hair-one staple is the jane carter nourishing cream.
I feel like I should stop here...lol
Product Junkie Diva

Anonymous said...

I just bought this new baby oil gel, I had never seen it before. I love it, i'll never go back to regular old baby oil again

T said...

Fun topic. Like you, baby oil gel and great lash mascara are two of my faves. Others include.

- Mac Lipglass
- Fantasia IC Hair Gel
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (for my hair)
- Burt's Bees Raspberry and Brazil Nut Conditioner

antithesis said...

i'm going to have to give baby oil gel a try. i like regular baby oil. i cant say i have any product staples. like me, my hair and skin is tempermental and different things work at different times. i have to switch it up often. i do like that oil of olay facial lotion. i will also have to look into dermablend.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely must have my Dr. Bronner's Teatree Oil body wash. It is 100% natural and organic. It is fragrance free and is not tested on animals...and on top of that it leaves my body with a nice tingly cool sensation! The peppermint and lavendar washes are also equally fantastic.

MeMe

mimieyes said...

Of course I can not live without my lip gloss and L'Oreal does the job. However, I can really use right now is Dermablen.

K-Bear said...

What a great post! I love learning other people's beauty tips. I love all things Cream of Nature...all things Neutrogena and I've recently fallen in love with Vitamin E Oil for my entire body. I don't dislike baby oil but most times I don't want to smell like a baby! Oh, I also love all body butters!

kitty vodka said...

im a fan of MAC eye shadow

Anonymous said...

I love MAC Zoom mascara and nothing tames my unruly, defiant gray hairs like JAM.

Nerd Girl said...

I cosign on the baby oil gel. I also love: Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer, OPI nail polishes, Tropical Shine 4-way nail buffers and MAC 4N lipglass.

Mischo Beauty said...

Like your mom- my mom has also used Oil of Olay since like FOREVER! lol!!

Eb the Celeb said...

I love love love baby oil gel... its a little greasy so I always mix it will some shea butter and then put it on my legs...

and that mascara... I use the ame one just the curved brush.

my mom used to use sulfur 8 on my scalp growing up but I havent used it lately...

good digs though

kbl said...

I love Mayebelline! People always ask if I am wearing fake lashes when I put it on.

PBW said...

I love this topic!!! Mine are:

Bobbi Brown lipgloss in Ruby Sugar Ojon Revitalizing Treatment
Burt Bees Buttermilk Baby Lotion
Queen Helene's Mint Julep mask

Dominican Enigma said...

i'm obsesed with that johnsons oil gel. i mix it with my bronzer and it looks incredible. i'm also addicted to my colorstay eyeliner. it's the best eyeliner out there.

Kiss Kiss Beauty said...

I LOVE to hear people's favorites! What a fun post. My faves are:
Bare Minerals foundation
Blended Beauty Happy Nappy Styles for my hair
Grapeseed oil for mixing with lotion and hair cream for extra moisture
100% Pure Seaweed Purifying Mask
Child perfume oil
And I'm dying to try that baby oil gel -- I didn't know such a product existed!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@ T and Nerd Girl - Oh how could I leave MAC lipglass from my list!!! It's definitely one of my all-time favorites!!

I used to have like 5 tubes at a time!

Anonymous said...

I agree with 99% of your favourites, especially L'Oreal Colour Juice. I love all their shades, especially Raspberry Smash which looks fabulous on brown skin. But Maybelline Great Lash?? ew ew ew. That stuff is runny, watery and gives me raccoon eyes within 5 minutes. Sure it's cheap, but it barely has any colour payoff and it flakes like crazy!!

Afrodite said...

I have damn near everything on that list save for the Sulfur 8, concealer and eyeliner. That Baby Oil Gel is the truth!

slacker chic said...

Yes, Johnson and Johnson is the best! when peope ask what i use to get my skin so soft and i tell them J&J they're suprised. I can never understand why. They've been in the game for this long for a reason. Great value and an even better product. Love it.

bri.chic said...

That baby oil gel is the bizness!!! Esp. the one that smells like cocoa butter... mmmmmmm....