Happy New Year! Welcome from the frozen tundra that is the upper Midwest!
My reflections will be brief as 2017 was not the best year for me. I lost a job I had hoped to retire from, and had two knee surgeries on the same leg. I want nothing more than to put 2017 behind me. 2017 wasn’t all bad, we went on a fun vacation to New Orleans, and our child graduated from high school. My husband and child are happy and healthy, and that’s the best I can hope for.
I haven’t done as many product reviews this year because I have cut back on my spending. The products that were my favorites in 2017 were mostly make up, with some great hygiene products thrown in.
Let’s get started. Clairol Root Touch up $8 USD. This is such a great product. I use to spend so much money having my hair professionally colored. I would get partial highlights and walk out of the salon over $150 poorer (with a generous tip). My hair looked okay having it professionally done, but it wasn’t like anyone ever noticed or complimented me on my hair color. I wear my hair up 80% of the time, and I’m only coloring it every six weeks, just the touch up, I might do my whole head once a year.
Dove Dry Spray invisible 48 hr antiperspirant. $6 USD. I used a solid stick for years. This product is pricey but leaves no white marks on your clothing. The fact that’s its 48 hour is weird, but whatever.
Having had two surgeries this year, this Drybar Detox Dry shampoo came in very handy. It’s pricey at $23 USD, but so worth it.
Pantene Air Spray with no alcohol $5 USD. This is a great product, my hair is dry and being alcohol free makes this my go to hair spray. I don’t think I’ve ever paid full price as I’m a big coupon shopper.
Who doesn’t want whiter teeth? I found this Dazzling White whitening pen at Dollar Tree for $1 USD. I have a lot of crowns, so this works really well for me. I’ve seen these at WalMart for $5 USD. You can find some great beauty buys at the dollar store.
L’Oreal Age Perfect Eye Balm $20 USD. 2017 has taken a toll on my poor face. This helps great with under eye circles and wrinkles.
Touch’N Brow eyebrow shapers $1.79 USD at a beauty supply store in the inner city. Menopause and 2017 have not been kind to my face, between hair sprouting out of my nose and covering my face, I would be a mess without these puppies. Shaving your face is also a great exfoliant. I paid $5 USD at Sally Beauty for the same product.
Last but not least L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara $10 USD. This has been a game changer for me. I wear glasses, and this mascara really makes your lashes stand out. I use blackest-brown. It’s easy to remove, and I haven’t paid full price for it yet. I have 6 tubes stashed for the next year or so.
Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope everyone has a great 2018!