Good morning ladies and gents! Alas, the best-laid plans can often get messed up in the blink of an eye. I’d finished filming and editing my Christmas shopping haul for you guys yesterday, but I went back later and everything had been deleted. Footage and all. Even what I believed to have been backed up in Google Photos was gone. As a result, I had to rearrange some things so that Thursday’s post would be ready for today, but luckily I had already done the photos for that, so it was as simple as finishing the SEO and edits. The gist of today’s post is closely related to my past last Thursday. Blogging is not all rainbows and puppies. We constantly post the highlight reels of our lives in exchange for a product, money, and social status. However, I’m sure that for every millennial pink beauty product posted on IG, there is an equally un-Instagramable product hidden in her medicine cabinet. Below, you’ll find my ugliest tried and true beauty products, and how they work in my regular beauty routine.
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It’s funny how even though these products almost never see the light of day on my Instagram feed, they do the majority of the heavy lifting when it comes to everyday usage. I discovered the Aquation Body Lotion through my Twinkle Voxbox last year, and it’s the perfect moisturizing and soothing lotion that my eczema needs through the winter months before I can swap back to Bath and Body Works during the summer. Also in terms of swapping out my products for things a bit more sensitive during the winter, I’m in love with this Madina Goat’s Milk Soap that my aunt gifted to me for Christmas a few years back, and now she always sends me home with a bar or two when I come to visit.
I prefer to use the Arm & Hammer deodorant because it lasts longer than any feminine marketing deo out there. I do miss smelling like flowers, but it gets the job done, and that’s what matters I suppose. Of course, Carmex is a tried and true for many, but y’all know I prefer my Balm Dotcoms. That said, during the winter months when my lips chap and burn, but refuse to flake (thanks again eczema), Carmex helps soothe the discomfort until my lips decide the skin will fall off again. (Yes, I’ve tried many lip scrubs for this problem, no it only makes it worse).
Lastly, I use a lot of Nair. My skin and razors do not mix. There’s a lot of discomfort involved and I seem to be predisposed to ingrowns no matter what technique I use, so I’ve just decided to stick with Nair. I have the body one for my legs and arms, the face cream for the face (duh lol), and the sensitive skin cream for underarms and other areas. I blame my dad for all of this, lol. No, women don’t like to talk about hair removal too often, and as a feminist, I say do it how much or how little that you want. That said, who wants to post pictures of their not one, not two, but THREE bottles of Nair? Lol NEXXXTT!
I hope you guys enjoyed this peek into my not so “desirable” products and how they function in my life. What’s your favorite product that works wonders but you kinda wanna hide with a sheet? Leave a comment down below, so I know what to try next! I will be doing my best to rerecord and edit the haul video to be uploaded Thursday! Thanks a bunch for your patience!