It’s a lot of effort to look this way….

I was a tried and true 80s child.  Big hair, makeup, whole shebang.  And I was awesome at it.  Now, you’re lucky if I throw on eyeshadow.  But there are still some things I will never give up!


  1. Baby wipes.  Preferably Huggies unscented or cucumber green tea.  Works great as a makeup remover.  So much so, that we used to use them at the theme park I worked at to remove Klingon makeup.  Takes off a little foundation with no problem.
  2. Blinc mascara.  This stuff is absolutely awesome.  It’s the only thing I’ve found that doesn’t make me look like a raccoon and also has no issues when I wear contacts.
  3. Almay Anti-Chap SPF Lipcolor in Sugarplum.  Hands off, people, this one is mine.  I love this color, love the lipstick.  And they quit making it like ten years ago.  So I buy it whenever it comes up on ebay.  I thought I had found a replacement in the Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in Cocoa, but dangnabbit they discontinued that too.  And it’s even harder to find.
  4. Burt’s Bees Fabulously Fresh Peppermint & Rosemary Body Wash.  Love this stuff.
  5. Q-Tips.  I am obsessed with them.  I clean my ears daily, and during bad allergy times twice a day.  It’s an obsession, but it needs to be done too.
  6. Arm & Hammer Advance White Toothpaste.  Which is a big surprise given that I was very much a Colgate girl for the first 25 years of my life.  Either one will work, but I prefer the A&H.  Just stay away from Crest.  It causes  Alzheimers.  (Not really, but that stays in my brain.)
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  7. Lubriderm moisturizing lotion with SPF.  This is actually my daily moisturizer.  Works better that most of the store bought stuff too.  I’m highly sensitive to scents and fragrances, so a lot of moisturizers I can’t wear.  This one works great.
  8. Revlon gel eyeliner.  OHEMGEE.  This is the best stuff I’ve found.
  9. Mineral Veil SPF brush.  Dry sunscreen.  Great for arms, hands, and face.
  10. St. Ives Green Tea Facial scrub.  I can’t wear the stuff that has walnut husks and apricots in it.  It’s too harsh for my skin.  This actually works pretty well.