Remember when pore strips were all the rage?!! Yes, I still use them and Biore is the only brand that I trust. They are gentle on the skin but still help gently remove any obnoxious clogged pores. I use them on my nose as well as my chin and have found that over time not only do I have to use them less often, but that my skin has fewer breakouts.
I am obsessed with the Fresh skincare products!! My favorite everyday product is the cleanser, which has just the right amount of foaming without feeling like it's stripping your skin of its natural oils. Tip: Sephora is giving this as one of their freebies when you reach a certain number of points. I stocked up on my last trip so that I have the perfect travel size.
I bought this product in a bind when my luggage was lost. The color is really nice, but the product application is inconsistent and doesn't blend like I'm used to. The brush that comes with the product is virtually worthless... use a large, plush brush for best results, but still expect to do a lot of blending.
I'm always on the hunt for a great concealer that doesn't cake but has staying power. The Kat Von D Lock-It is just that! It's creamy texture blends well with your fingers or a brush, and because it comes in just about any color you can easily match it to your personal skin tone. I also use it on my eyelids as a base to my eyeshadow.
Bliss Foot Patrol is a great product for caring for over-dried and tired feet. The peppermint helps stimulate circulation and smells fantastic! I use this on my heels in the summer and all over in the dryer months.
I've been using the Borghese Fango mud for years now. It's one of the best clay masks products made and will help draw out impurities from your skin. It does tend to over-dry if used too often and it's a mess of mud in the bathroom sink, but for oily, tired skin I recommend it!
I'm a frequent business traveler and always looking for a reliable, clean hotel property that's within the budget my company allows. DoubleTree is clean, with soft beds and well-appointed rooms. There is almost always an on-site restaurant, and oh, did I mention the warm cookie upon arrival?! Staff is friendly and helpful.
I have been a FabFitFun subscriber for a couple of years now. It's a quarterly box of beauty, lifestyle, and fitness products, though recently I've seen less fitness and just more fun! I bought the annual subscription which brings the price down and let's you choose any customized items in advance (like color or style). I totally recommend doing this, even though the $49.99 quarterly price is beyond amazing for what you receive. A typical box has close to $200 in value, and I've had the chance to experience and love all kinds of brands I wasn't even aware of.
This is a must-have product for the holidays and a year-round pantry staple for everything else! I love that Swanson has made a fat-free version of their famous broth, as I use it for adding water and a touch of flavor to pretty much everything. My favorite use is to add a couple of cups to my pasta water for great flavor, and if you're doing a pasta where you reduce down - like Orzo - then use only the broth for a nice full-flavored noodle!
If you're looking for a classic men's fragrance, Polo Blue is my absolute favorite! It goes on lightly with a subtle fruity scent combined with a manly touch of suede. Perfect for any season and the only scent that I buy for my husband. You will not be disappointed!