Saturday, January 22, 2011

What is your holy grail?

Once you have entered the blogging world you may notice that different subjects sometimes have their own language. SAHM = stay at home mom. MUD= made up drama. It makes you feel a bit like Jessica Fletcher in Murder She Wrote trying to figure out what all the acronyms mean.

In the world of beauty blogs there is another acronym that I have caught on to. HG. HG= holy grail. These are the products that the beauty bloggers can't live without. And while I don't consider myself a beauty blogger ( I will leave the house without make up on, I don't spend much time at all on my hair and sometimes I don't shower ) I do have my own list of HG products that I know I wouldn't want to live without.

Warm Vanilla Sugar lotion by Bath and Body Works

This stuff smells so good. Sooooo good. It is my favorite lotion to use in the winter because it just smells so cozy to me.

Freeze It Original Formula Hairspray

Even though I don't normally spend much time on my hair the Freeze It hair spray is the best out there when it comes time to boost up the hair do. And by boost up I mean tease the heck out of it. If you need some pouf (think Southern sorority girl, not Snooki) then this is the best way to get there.

Victoria's Secret Dream Angels in Heavenly

I really love the way this smells and I'm a lot more likely to use a fragrance body lotion then real perfume.

Aveda's Rosemary Mint Shampoo and Conditioner

It smells really good (are you sensing a trend here?) and it also has a slight stimulating effect on your scalp when you use it. I really dig the Aveda product line.

Bare Escentuals bare mineral make up

It's my favorite foundation by far. I never really liked the feeling of liquid foundation and with all the information about chemicals that my lovely chemist husband tells me I know that less chemicals is a good thing and this is about as simple as it comes.

Nars blush

Had this container for a long time and I'm still not even close to running out. It's a good example of a more expensive product but because it is quality it lasts a long, long time.

Maybelline mascaras

If I was only allowed to wear one make up item mascara would probably be it. I've always loved the classic Maybelline Great Lash (pink and green!) kind. Lately I have been using the Maybelline Colossal mascara which I really like and I'm going to try out the Maybelline Falsies kind and see how that works. Lashes can never be long and dark enough.

So what are your HG products? I know that when it comes time for me to try out a new product consumer reviews are a determining factor. How do you decide when to try something new?



  1. i ask my friends, i ask people online, i look at reviews, etc. let me know how that falsies mascara works, i'm interested to know! i will always wear MAC blush and eye shadow (although i rarely have the time to do eye shadow...). i've partial to clinique mascara and liquid foundation (altho your blurb about that frightens me...). i love paul mitchell and regis hair products. and because i can't smell, i dont have that same trend as you... i have to have other people smell things for me haha. i'm always putting stuff under my husbands nose to check hahaha

  2. Whew, it's been a long time since I've visited here!

    Okay, so here's the thing- as long as I can remember, I've never been a faithful beauty consumer. I understand that, statistically speaking, this is nuts. Any sane, self-respecting, marketable female would do the logical thing and stick with what works for them. But no, not me. Toothpaste, hairspray, lip gloss- I've tried tons! And it doesn't necessarily mean I didn't like the last one I bought. It just means that the speculation that the next beauty buy could be even better than the last SUCKS ME IN! I am that girl.

    That said, well-groomed eyebrows are always a must, and powders>liners in the area of brow filling. My mother and I both were blessed with lame eyebrows. C'est la vie.

    I had a shampoo that I was ALL about- then they stopped making it.

    I also have some never-ending NARS blush in Angelika. I believe in the power of blush and think it is SO under-utilized.

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