I'm feeling a little under the weather today so I thought I would share with you a brief list of things that I love!
Free Samples! Not only are free samples awesome because they're, well, free... but they're also perfect for trying out new products without making the commitment of putting a dent in your wallet. There are a couple of ways of bagging yourself some free stuff. Walk around the cosmetics section in a department store and find something you want to try. Simply ask the sales person for a free sample (works best with perfume) and 9 times out of 10 they will give you more than one to try. This works best if you're polite and partake in some small talk.
Another way is when you're ordering something online from somewhere like Sephora or Beauty Encounter, each order always comes with free samples that you can choose from.
Natural Products- Most makeup has a lot of talc, Parabens and Sulfates among other chemicals in them. There is debate among different associations whether these chemicals are actually dangerous for us, but for those of you that don't even want to risk it, here some great brands that are considered natural: Josie Maran Cosmetics, Tarte, Korres, Bare Escentuals, Boots Botanics, derma-e, Saffron Rouge, Lavera and many more. Do some research if you're interested! And if you're thinking that no chemicals means that the makeup doesn't look good, you're totally wrong, you can't see the difference.
Curves. Nothing says "I'm a Woman" more than boobs, hips and thighs. Models have boy bodies, every other normal woman has a work of art. Don't try to become a skinny-mini if it isn't in your bone structure, it won't happen naturally and you will always feel miserable and ugly. Instead, embrace your curves (but stay healthy of course). Trust me, real men prefer real women. Real women have curves. So there!
The Kardashians. I know I will get a lot of flak from my academic friends for saying that... but c'mon! They're all so funny, beautiful, smart business people, and they love each other a lot. Why wouldn't you like them?
Alien by Thierry Mugler. First of all, this isn't a book or movie. This is a perfume. A perfume called Alien. Um... what? "Oh my God your perfume is so out of this world!" I want someone to say that to me while I'm wearing it. In all seriousness though, you honestly smell like $10 million dollars with this on. It's so enticing and sexy. When I got my first whiff I followed the person around took a lot of deep breaths. Then I found out that someone I worked with used it and just HAD to know what it was. As soon as I was laid off from there I bought it!
Well that's my random and short list. I'm going to bed now! (FYI-Another one of my favorite things is NeoCitran)