This week has definitely not been as crazy as last week, but I think leftover stress and tension from the past few weeks has got in a little and has left me SO exhausted all week. I’m usually a morning person, almost jumping out of bed when my alarm goes off but not lately. I’ve been waking up feeling more exhausted than when I went to bed and find that I’m dragging my feet all day. As a result I have needed some extra “help” when it comes to my beauty routine
Jergens Natural Glow – $6-8 – Drugstores (Jergens Natural Glow)
I’m one of those people who just looks healthy and happier with a tan., I love having golden tanned skin but sitting out in the sun frying your skin is obviously no bueno. Luckily with Jergens Natural Glow, you don’t have to sit out in the sun, and still get the “I just came back from a week in Hawaii” look. I have been using this for years and I think I would actually be heartbroken if Jergens ever stopped making this. I have tried so many self tanners and spray tans and nothing gives me the natural colour I get from this. The colour shows up gradually over time so it doesn’t leave streaks and true to its name, it results in a natural, golden tan.
I would love to try the 3 Days to Glow and Wet Skin Moisturizer versions but I can’t seem to track them down in Canada, so I just use the original. I go with the medium to tan formula since I already have olive skin.
Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair Dry Shampoo – approx $33 – Select Salons (Fresh Hair)
I feel like dry shampoo is the ultimate beauty product for “fakin’ it” and this list wouldn’t be complete without my favourite one! Let’s face it, some mornings the last thing you want to do is deal with washing and drying your hair. If you are anything like me, it’s by far the most time consuming part of your morning routine and some days dry shampoo is your only option.
This dry shampoo is definitely not the cheapest but it’s SO GOOD. First, it smells amazing, kind of like creamsicles, it doesn’t leave any white residue, it does exactly what it’s promised, *and* for every can sold, Kevin Murphy will donate a portion to help reduce carbon emissions!
A huge bonus with Fresh Hair is that it has a double use, not only can it be used to fake fresh, clean hair, it can also be used on clean hair to create texture. I use it almost every time I curl my hair to give it texture that my straight, fine hair is desperately missing.
Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer – $27 – Sephora (Boi-ing)
This product really deserves a post of its own, but I also couldn’t create this list without including it. I have been using Benefit’s Boi-ing since 2006 (yes, 11 years!) because it really is that good! I have tried other concealers but nothing has been able to give me the coverage and matte finish of this one. It’s the absolute perfect makeup product for hiding any imperfections and dark circles (of which I have many) and no “fakin’ it” list would be complete without it!
Crest 3D White Brilliance 2 Step Toothpaste – approx $12 – Drugstores (3D White)
When I’m having a tough time getting going in the morning the first thing I reach for is coffee. I’m lactose intolerant so I drink my coffee black, which is good for my soul, not too good for my teeth! Coffee plus red wine does not equal pearly whites so I often need some assistance in that area. I do Crest Whitestrips 1-2 times a year but to keep my teeth looking clean and white, I use Crest 3D White Brilliance 2-Step Toothpaste a few times a week. Exactly as the name describes, it’s a 2 step process where you brush your teeth with the deep cleansing toothpaste, then before rinsing you use the whitening finisher, which is a clear gel. After using this my teeth feel squeaky clean and sparkling white and you can’t even tell that I’m running on 80% coffee and 20% dry shampoo 🙂
What are your favourite products/tips to “fake it”?