Over the past few weeks, I’ve fallen head over heels with some products
Face: Boots Botanics Matifying Day Cream
This stuff is just, omg. I went into Target and noticed they had a Boots section and immediately freaked out a little. I knew of Boots from the British beauty bloggers/vloggers I follow and it sounds like a wonderland. I was stoked that Target was carrying some of their brands. When I saw the matifying collection I freaked out just a little more.
Guys, not only does this thing help reduce the appearance of shine (which it does really super well, loves) it is spf 15 and it only costs around 12 dollars! Plus you can order it online, here! It smells just like summer, and it has some kind of natural thing going on. Unclear what. The long and short of it is, I am obsessed. I ran out while here at school and made my mom run to Target to buy me some and mail it to me.
There’s a whole line of Boots Botanics and within that line is a collection of Matifying products. I have the clay toner and cleansing foam. If you have trouble with oil causing you to have that really unwanted shiny face, I would definitely recommend trying the whole collection. You really won’t be disappointed, and it’s so inexpensive, even if you do end up dissatisfied it’s not a huge investment blown.
Lips: e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator
I suffer from chronic chapped lips (is that a thing?) and let me be the first to say, it is miserable. Again, I found this little gem at Target. It is basically a tube of lipstick with sugar in it, but it is magnificent. When I first got it, I was a little discouraged because I didn’t think it was doing much. I stuck with it and now I can tell a definite difference in my lips.
I exfoliate my smackers right after my shower in the morning, a few times in the middle of the day, and right before I jump in bed at night. I find that it works best if you do it in circular motions, and sometimes you might have to rip off a little piece of skin that won’t completely come off. Right after I’m done I put vaseline on my lips, and then I just stare at them for a while because they are now PERFECT. I can’t handle it.
This stuff really works miracles, it smells amaaaaazing, and the absolute best part? It’s only about three dollars! They aren’t sold online, sadly, but the Target link is here, in case you were curious.
Hair: John Frieda Luxurious Volume Blow-Out Spray
Another drug store find, this little potion is actually magic in a spray bottle. My hair is pretty fine, but I have a lot of it, making it really heavy and sometimes hard to deal with. A lot of times I would have to tease to make it big (we are in the South honey, the big hair stereotype is totally real), but teasing is SO unhealthy.
I found this bottle at my local Walgreens one day and decided to try it. They only run at about ten dollars a pop so it was worth the try. The mist is so thin that it doesn’t weigh your hair down or make it greasy, but it genuinely does give some GREAT volume. A lot of times, and with the proper dry shampoo, I can make it last two days. So worth ten dollars.
Bod: Tree Hut Sugar Body Scrub
Again with the scrubs… I accidentally discovered this at my local Kroger here at school and bought it simply because I have the matching body butter. The first time I used it I fell in love, and now I will definitely buy it again when I run out. It does a great job at making your skin smooth and moisturized, plus it smells amazing! It is definitely a perfect start to the day in your morning shower. Your skin will feel so luxe, especially if you use the matching butter right after you get out of the shower. Trust me on this.