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Over the years, I’ve aggressively curtailed my expensive addiction to beauty products. I have grown tired of the bathroom clutter and investing in items that failed to deliver. Also, I no longer have the patience nor will to try every new, shiny thing that hits the shelves.
Women over forty are pretty good at knowing what they want. More times than not, it’s going to be quality over quantity. I’m at the point where I’d rather spend a few extra dollars on pricier products that work, rather than collecting baskets full of empty promises.
My mini list below is a mixture of beauty products that aren’t crazy expensive but ARE effective. Let me tell you more about them:
10 Beauty Products That Are Worth Your Time and Money
1. LimeLife by Alcone Midnight Oil Facial Serum
I dig oils. However, not just any regular type and this serum is anything but ordinary. This little black bottle contains super oils that you apply at night to transform your skin from dull to glowing while you sleep.
2. Philosophy Perfume
Not sure about you, but I’ve gotten sensitive to loud, heavy scents in the recent years leading up to now. I love Philosophy’s perfume–the perfect blend of sophistication, feminism, and confidence in a bottle. Never overpowering. My favorites are Pure Grace and Amazing Grace.
3. Aveeno Body Wash
An oldie but goody. My mother used to swear by Aveeno products. Now that I’ve found myself in a super dry climate, I use bottles of this stuff. The scent isn’t bad either.
4. Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask
Okay so, I will admit off the bat that this product is not cheap. I even questioned my sanity when I first purchased it, but honestly, I enjoy this lip balm. It smells great, feels great and if it helps, it’s also cruelty-free.
5. Thayers Witch Hazel
I discovered witch hazel a long time ago, but that was the drugstore brand. Now that I have a job, I buy Thayers. This one has aloe and lemon, both of which are good for lightening dark spots. Also, it doesn’t burn. Just a solid product.
6. Hello Toothpaste
I started using this toothpaste about a year ago. I’ve tried a few other natural brands, but this one is my favorite. I like the way my mouth feels after using it and, it helps keeps my teeth white.
7. Essie Nail Polish
Anytime I’m looking for a nail polish (which isn’t often btw) I gravitate towards this brand. Essie’s colors are so pretty. I also get excellent wear out of them. You’ll pay a bit more than $1.99 for these cute little bottles, (unless you find a steal at TJ Maxx) but they’re worth it.
8. Karuna Sheet Masks
When I went to Korea a few years back, I bought tons of sheet masks. It was love at first application. I discovered Karuana sheets masks a little over a year ago and was thoroughly impressed. I like the way my skin feels afterward. If you do decide to try this brand, start with these.
9. Kinky Curly Knot Today
I have used this leave-in hair conditioner for years. It is marketed as a hair detangler but unfortunately doesn’t provide enough slip to detangle my hair properly. However, as a styler, it’s perfect.
10. Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salts
Who doesn’t love a good soak? Whenever I don’t feel like taking a bath (I shower before baths, and sometimes it’s just too much), I will soak my feet in a bucket of warm water and some good ol’ Epsom salts. It does wonders after a long day and provides incredible health benefits.
Those are my staples girls. Let me know if you use any of them. Also, what are the beauty products you can’t be without?