Everything I Ever Needed To Know About Grooming I Learned From The Internet

The other day I was in Sephora buying a giftcard for my son's preschool teacher* when I was inexplicably drawn to the mascara display and just had to buy DiorShow mascara.  I have been reasonably happy with my cheap Maybelline Full 'N Soft mascara so I was surprised by this, but a little voice whispered "buybuybuy" so I did.

I tried it.  I loved it.  Then I thought, "why didn't anybody tell me about this before?"

But someone had!  I remember reading about it a while ago (probably on Jurgen Nation's Beauty List) and my little brain must have held on to that piece of information until that fateful day when I found myself in front of a mascara display with $25 burning a hole in my pocket. 

(I guess life would be easier if I could remember phone numbers and birthdays as easily as beauty recommendations, but I have to live with the talents I have and not the ones I wish I had.)

I must confess that thanks to Metalia's glowing words for Softsoap Pomegranate and Mango Body Wash my morning showers are yummier -- that stuff smells so damn good!  I went ahead and tried Dove Weightless Moisture hair stuff (despite my belief that Dove = soap and nothing more) because Mrs. Chicky said it was good.  (It is--and it's cheap!)  I have a tube of Cover Girl Lipslicks in my bag because Holly reminded me of their existence.  And I've bookmarked this post by Whoorl because someday I might need to use a curling iron and when I do I want to do it right.  A girl needs to be prepared.

So, thanks internet!  I look and smell better thanks to y'all!

I feel like I should share my must-haves so here are three products I've been loving lately:

1.  Chanel Hydramax SPF 15 in Sunlit:  It's a moisturizer/sunblock/foundation in one.  It's easy to use and it makes my skin glowy.

2.  Alba Coconut Milk Facial Wash:  Great cleanser that rinses clean.  The fact that it smells like a Piña Colada makes me happy.

3.  Opi Nail Polish in Chick Flick Cherry:  A true red nail polish that looks classy.  The perfect pedicure color.

If you feel the urge to share your favorites, please do.  It's good karma, you know.

*(In case you were wondering why I would do such a thing, she's leaving and I wanted to give her an awesome gift so that she
would love me and offer to babysit - and hell yes, IT WORKED.  Guess
who gets a night out for her upcoming birthday?  Guess!)