My 5 Must Have Beauty Items

by Notorious Spinks on 08.21.2012

My beauty regimen can be described in one word, routine.  I typically use the same products over and over.  When I find something that works then I use it until it no longer works.  I’m pretty anal about it too.

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Over the last few years I’ve tried many products to perfect my routine.  Most importantly I wanted to eliminate the unhealthy ingredients and I worked hard to keep it as natural as possible.  I’m not quite where I want to be but I’m well on my way.  Living a healthy life is not only about eating healthy but also about using healthy products on your body, so check out my list below.

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – I use EVOO daily and all over my body.  I have kicked lotion to the curb and I only use it on my hands.  Well that’s unless I want to get all fancy for an outing on the town then I make an exception.  However, I also use it on my hair.  This is the only thing I put on my hair except for shampoo and conditioner.  Easy breezy.
  • Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural for Women of Color – I found this shampoo by accident.  I received a coupon for a free bottle and decided to try it.  I’ve been hooked ever since.  Even when I tried to go back to my old brand my hair was like, NO!
  • Organic Argan & Raw Shea Butter Soap – I am in love with this soap!  I first picked it up at Target and have been hooked ever since.  They do sell other shea mixtures but I love this one.  Please know that if you use white towels then the orange will create a stain.  It’s worth it to me though.
  • Burt’s Bees Sensitive Skin Facial Wash & Moisturizer – I received this product as apart of a Bzz Campaign.  I was already a BB lip balm girl but hadn’t tried any other of their products.  I am loving this.  Currently I’m using it along with the Makari serum to help with my dark spots.
  • Burt’s Bees Lip Balm – I used to be a Carmex girl until Burt and I met.  I have about 20 tubes around the house in various spots.  I suffer from dry lips and this keeps my lips pretty, smooth and kissable.

Well Spinkies, that’s my short-list of must-haves.

What’s on your list?  How do you perfect your beauty regimen?    

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Rachel @ Following In My Shoes September 15, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Came back to find the name of that soap — I keep meaning to get it at Target.

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Becca @ Mama B September 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm

EVOO is a great tip!

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Stefani September 9, 2012 at 1:50 am

I like the Burt Bees products too!

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Theresa September 6, 2012 at 12:21 am

Love your tips! We are huge Burts Bees fans.

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Stefanie September 2, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I love Burt’s Bee lip balm.

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Rachel @ Following In My Shoes August 30, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I love Burt’s Bees products.

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Jenn August 30, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I love Burt’s Bees lip balm!

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A Time Out for Mommy- Elaina August 28, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I love Burts Bees products!

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Penelope (NYC Blogger) August 28, 2012 at 4:35 pm

I have a perfumed conditioner that I LOVE, and various face lotions too, but I’m not really brand loyal because brands discontinue items too often.

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Jenn August 26, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Burt’s Bees fan here too. I love their lemon cuticle treatment.

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Notorious Spinks September 1, 2012 at 9:59 pm

I’ll have to check it out.

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Tammy August 26, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I’m on again off again with mine. I need to be more consistent.

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Kelly August 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I just started washing my face using olive oil and doing an exfoliation with sea salt. My skin is already clearer and brighter. I can’t live without my Beauty without Cause Body Lotion. This really has helped my skin issues.

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Notorious Spinks September 1, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Kelly please share about the olive oil for face washing.

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Kelly September 1, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Ok, I will :P Hrmm. .. maybe a video. We’ll see.

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Katie August 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I’m a huge fan of Burt’s Bees lip balm – my favorite is the honey!

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Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies August 26, 2012 at 11:46 am

I love Burt’s Bees lip balm too! It smells so good without being fake or strong like some other kinds.

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Anne - Mommy Has to Work August 26, 2012 at 7:45 am

I love Burt’s Bees lip balm!!

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Emily @FamilyNLifeLV August 26, 2012 at 1:00 am

I love Burts Bees!! I use Bio-Oil for my moisturizer! I love the smell!

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Stefanie August 25, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I use Burt’s Bees. I’m going to start using Argan oil instead of moisturizer.

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Stefani August 25, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Those are some great suggestions.

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Colleen August 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I am not much good at beauty routines but I’ve started getting my nails done regularly and I just bought some clarifying shampoo.

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Billie August 25, 2012 at 11:11 am

I’m only recently discovering my love of all things beauty so I’ve been trying everything.

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Notorious Spinks September 1, 2012 at 10:16 pm

I saw the pics you posted from beauty review party. Cool!

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Jenn @therebelchick August 25, 2012 at 6:37 am

I use a bunch of different beauty products…and I am actually not faithful to any one in particular. I try new stuff all of the time!

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Marcie W. August 24, 2012 at 6:44 pm

After I find products I love, I stick to them too. I really like Burt’s Bees products!

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Toni August 24, 2012 at 5:50 am

I love the simple brand moisturizer. It’s my favorite face lotion.

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Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins August 24, 2012 at 12:21 am

Ooh, I love me some pantene, I love how soft it makes my hair feel after I wash it. I’ve never thought of putting EVOO on my hair, maybe I’ll add a little to my shampoo to see what happens. Great list by the way.

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Lolo August 23, 2012 at 11:53 pm

I am a big fan of Burts Bees too!!

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HilLesha August 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Great list! I have mixed hair, and Pantene would never work for it. The only one that I like and is budget friendly are the Shea Moisture hair products that can be found at Walgreens or Target. I LOVE this brand!

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Notorious Spinks September 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I love Shea Moisture soap but never tried the hair products.

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Sheila August 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Thanks for the great tips and sharing your 5 must haves.

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Leilani August 23, 2012 at 12:20 am

I love Tree Hut’s body scrub and lotion. But my number one must-have has to be Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar face moisturizer.

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Kimvannie August 22, 2012 at 5:11 pm

This is a very insightful post. I also love Burt Bees products and that Argan oil soap sounds yummy. lol

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monique August 22, 2012 at 11:38 am

I use castor oil on my daughters’ bodies. I use all-natural soap for all of us, though I don’t have a partilcuar brand I use. Generally, I buy from moms on etsy.com or ebay.com. Now that I’m thinking about it…I need to go replenish my supply.

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Notorious Spinks August 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I never thought to look on etsy or ebay for soap. I’ll have to check them out.

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Jennifer H August 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

I’m with ya on the lip balm, gotta have it!

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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell August 22, 2012 at 8:12 am

I’ve never tried Burt’s Bees before, I don’t think. I use Carmex most of the time.

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Notorious Spinks August 22, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I used to love Carmex but the ingredients they put in it doesn’t allow it penetrate your lips like Burt’s Bees. I think I realized it was mineral oil or petroleum. Whichever one, neither of them penetrate your lips. It just sits on top.

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Jenn @therebelchick August 22, 2012 at 7:53 am

I actually really love Burt’s Bees lip balm, so does my daughter!

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Jennifer August 21, 2012 at 7:43 pm

burts all the way! LOVE that stuff

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Donna August 21, 2012 at 7:41 pm

I love Burt’s Bees products! And have used EVOO on my skin many times.

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Kathleen August 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I love Burt’s Bees lip balm. I used olive oil on my stomach this last pregnancy too and had no new stretch marks and the old ones didn’t even turn red again.

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Notorious Spinks September 1, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Great tip! I’ll have to remember that.

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Zipporah Sandler August 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Love your basics. I need to pare down.

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