4 miracle workers

1. Kiss My Face Liquid Rock Roll-On – I have a confession: for as long as I’ve been wearing deodorant, I have never EVER found one that has worked for me. True story. Do any of you remember those Sure/Unsure commercials from the ’90s? I was totally “unsure” 98% of the time, until recently, when I decided to try KMF’s Liquid Rock antiperspirant. Whoa, does this stuff work. And no aluminum chloride, parabens or all that other cancer-causing mumbo jumbo found in most drugstore deodorants/antiperspirants. It does apply very wet, but I’ll take those few minutes of discomfort over being “unsure” any day.

2.Tigi Catwalk Session Series Salt Spray – Like the deodorant, I’ve tried many sprays that claim to give your hair that tousled, beachy look. Let me tell you something: my hair is naturally wavy (not the Gisele Bundchen kind of wavy, but the unruly kind of wavy) and I had never known a product that made me feel confident to wear my hair in its natural state until I saw this post (and went out and bought the product immediately!). Amazing product, does what it claims to do and my hair thanks me for giving it a break from the hot iron.

3. Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer – In spite of its name, this creamy formula doesn’t apply heavy or cakey. That is, if you pat on a very small amount (a little goes a long way). It’s a tad on the expensive side at about $23, but personally it’s worth the investment for hiding my “only got 3 hours of sleep last night” under-eyes. Best concealer ever.  UPDATE 10/07/14 – The formula of this concealer has changed, so it’s a bit thinner. Still very effective, but you may need a tad bit more to cover up.

4. Rohto Eye Drops  – Powerful, powerful stuff. It feels like Icy Hot (or Bengay) for your eyes, but it WORKS. Redness is gone within seconds. Perfect for looking bright eyed and bushy tailed on a sleepy Monday morning…or a post-late night drinking session with the girls.

See part II here!

12 responses to “4 miracle workers”

  1. colleen says:

    the second one excites me – I'm going on vacation and want my hair to be more in its natural state. might have to give that a try. I swear by Lancôme moisturizer – whichever line you thinks matches up to your skin/age, try it. it can be expensive depending on what you pick, but my pot lasts for about 6 months. totally worth it and totally amazing.

  2. jillian m. says:

    Oh you should definitely try. And it smells amazing too. I wore it in my hair everyday when I went to St. Lucia. No fuss – just spray, tousle and done.

    I've heard good things about Lancome's moisturizers. A bit on the pricey side, but if it's really as good as you say, I'd definitely be willing to try it!

  3. Meghan @ Wishful Thinking says:

    I’m always on the look-out for miracle beauty products! I think I definitely need to get those eye drops as mine are constantly gritty and tired-looking. I couldn’t live without my Burts Bees Radiance face creams and Moroccanoil (I finally bit the bullet and invested and have not looked back since).

  4. sherri lynn says:

    I love hearing what products other people really like! My hair is also the out of control tousled look – so I need to try that spray to make it a little tameable and out-in-public wearable!

  5. Marissa says:

    Ooh, I'm going to have to look for that deodorant. None of the drugstore brands work for me either! Or they'll work at first and then stop working after a few months. My favorite that I've found is Nivea, but they don't sell it in the U.S. for some reason. My mom and I always stock up when we travel out of the country. We must look like sweaty lunatics to the customs agents. :)

  6. Jamillah says:

    LOL, you're so cute. Glad you are sure now homie.

  7. Lena at A Crimson Kiss says:

    I love all these recommendations!

  8. Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) says:

    I LOVE posts like these. I've never tried any of these products! They all sound great (though I'm slightly scared by the eye drops – does that sensation go away?)

    Urban Decay's Primer Potion (the original, in the lilac tube) is one product that I always repurchase when I run out.

  9. jillian m. says:

    It does go away, I promise! That tingling sensation lasts for about 30 seconds and then it starts to feel really good.

    I have a little sample size of UD Primer Potion, but have yet to try it. I hear it's a huge favorite.

  10. Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} says:

    These are all new to me – but I'm curious about the tussled hair. I like that look in the summer and a lot of products 'claim' that you'll get beachy waves…but it never works…. so this one works? :)

  11. Pink Ronnie says:

    A good concealer is a must – I use Garnier's one which you can buy from your local supermarket.
    I also love Bio Oil which I originally purchased for post natal stretch marks but I now use it on my face as well. It's the best.
    Might have to look into Salt Spray – I wonder if I can get it here in Australia?
    Ronnie xo

  12. jillian m. says:

    I've seen that! I've never heard of using it for the face, but I'm definitely intrigued.

    Not sure if it's available in Australia. I usually get it in a beauty supply store that's exclusive to NYC, but you can probably find it online (Amazon?) if you're interested. I know they carry it in some salons too. It's so worth it!

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