L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion
I’m completely in love with this tanning lotion. If you can get over being covered in glitter after initially putting it on, the tan looks really natural…in fact, it’s the exact color I get when I do tan. It’s only $8.00, which is much less than Saint Tropez tanner. It’s also streak-free. Just be sure to exfoliate first, use less on ankles and knees, and keep in mind that you’ll get a few shades darker throughout the day, so use it sparingly!
Clinique Age Defense BB Cream
This is the best BB Cream I’ve ever tried! It’s my exact color, so it doesn’t cause an orange overcast, it has great coverage, and it’s SPF 30. I’ve never been thrilled with Clinique’s foundations, but on top of being the perfect color, it somehow manages to be both mattifying and moisturizing too. It’s $37.00, which is about average for BB creams.
LUSH Coconut Deodorant Powder
I try to steer clear of antiperspirants that contain aluminum, so I decided to try this natural deodorant powder from LUSH. Like most things at LUSH, it smells amazing. It’s made with powdered coconut milk, and when it mixes with my natural odor, it almost smells like whipped cream! I love the fact that it’s a powder too, so I can sprinkle it in my running shoes. It’s $7.95on the LUSH website.
Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser
It smells like lemons, and it works great on stubborn acne. It does have salicylic acid in it, so don’t use it too often if you dry out easily. You can also get a whole 8oz bottle for $20.00.
Benefit POREfessional Oil-Free Pro Balm
I don’t have a huge problem with enlarged pores, so when I got this for gratis, I wasn’t really planning on using it. After hearing great reviews on it, I tried it out on the slightly enlarged pores I have where my cheeks meet my nose, and they disappeared immediately. It’s a wonderful mattifyer, feels velvety on the skin, and doesn’t break me out like most balmy primers do. It’s about $30.00.