I got my first shellac manicure about three weeks ago. (I'm normally a DIY girl.) It's awesome! It didn't chip, the color looked vibrant for nearly two weeks, and the selection at the nail shop was huge. I appreciate the fact that it was cured with LED rather than UV light. The only drawback--and it's a huge one--is the removal. I had to go back to the nail salon to have the shellac removed. I opted for a traditional manicure that I could take off myself after that. If you get your nails done regularly, I would 100% recommend CND shellac. If not, keep in mind that this stuff means two nail appointments.
This is my go-to facial cleanser. After I remove my makeup, I use it to wash my face. It feels good, has only a tiny trace of a soothing scent, and it works. I got it at Ulta, for use with my Clarisonic Mia, though I also use it when I'm not using the Clarisonic. I recommend it. It's a bit more expensive than drugstore cleansers, and it's totally worth it.
This stuff works very well. It keeps my skin moisturized overnight so it feels great in the morning. I bought it at Target for about $15, which seems like a good value. My only complaint is the scent. It is too strong and flowery. I'd love an unscented version, but even with the strong scent, it's worth using.
I love this stuff. It works! When I have a sore throat or a cough, drinking a bag of this can relieve my symptoms for a couple hours. As others have said, it does taste like licorice. Some people don't like that, but I find it delicious. I highly recommend it.
This is my absolute favorite herbal tea. This tea does have catnip in it, which adds a slight minty flavor and the potential for silly cats. Do not leave your cup unattended around cats unless you'd like a wet floor and some playful kitties. Catnip is said to have a calming effect on humans, though, and when it mixes with the rest of the ingredients in the tea, it leaves me feeling mellow and refreshed.
This stuff is exactly what it says it is: Peppermint. I expected peppermint taste, and that's what I get. It's affordable, especially when it's on sale or when there's a coupon for $1 off two boxes, both of which happen often. I buy it regularly, and I love drinking it.
This is my everyday daytime moisturizer. It is light, gentle, unscented, and it works really well. It feels good on the skin, too. I got two jars from Amazon for $10 total. Since it's unscented, my husband and my kid use it, too, which could be a benefit or a drawback, depending on how you see it. Like others have said, it has no SPF, but I always layer SPF over moisturizer anyway.
I like this palette! The number and variety of colors is absolutely redonkulous; multiple rows of browns and pinks, a row of green, multiple shades of yellow. The shadow itself is pretty good, too. There's a little bit of fallout and it's not as deeply pigmented as some shadows, but overall, it's good stuff. I use this when I want to experiment with new colors--think of it as a sampler platter of all the shades you might possibly want to try.
After an unfortunate incident where my old water bottle spilled in my purse, I got a 14oz. wide mouth Nalgene bottle. It's awesome! It's easy to clean, it was on clearance for $7 at Target so I didn't pay much, and I can put it in my purse without it spilling. Four stars because the 32oz. is too big and the 14oz. is just a bit too small, but that's more a matter of personal preference than a problem with the bottle.
What a pleasant surprise! This foundation is spot on when it comes to my skin tone. I honestly didn't have high hopes, since the method used to scan my skin seemed odd. Anyway, it's the right color, it feels light but gives good coverage, and it's easy to apply. My only minor gripe is that it doesn't have SPF, but even that's fine--I can wear sunscreen under it, or use my SPF tinted moisturizer when I'm in a hurry and want to wear makeup.