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Are You a Beauty Product Junkie?



Dear beauty diary:
I wanted to figure out how many beauty products I use each day, so I started my ticker counting when I turned on the shower. Hmmm, Can I count that cup of coffee? It is a diuretic after all, definitely helps with the belly bloat.

Getting into the shower and starting count.
1. Cleanse face with Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid Cleanser. Let that stay on while I wash my hair. 2. Rene Furterer Okara Protective Radiance Shampoo (for my dyed, highlighted, and bleached hair). Rinse off the cleanser because it’s dripping in my eyes and stinging. 3. Condition with Rene Furterer Okara Protective Radiance Conditioner. Wash up with 4. Tocca Cleopatra Bar soap. 5. Apply Jack Black Beard Conditioning Lube to lower legs. 6. Shave lower legs with Gilette Mach 3 razor. 7. Exfoliate facial skin with Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion. 8. Exfoliate Body Skin with Fresh Brown Sugar Scrub. (not the lower legs though, ouch) All done, rinse everything from head to toe.
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Get out and gently pat my freshly scrubbed skin dry. Apply 9. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lotion with SPF 15 almost everywhere on my body. Especially feet, knees, elbows, backs of thighs and butt. 10. Go over that with my luxury Tocca Body cream on decolette and arms. (Subtle scent for my allegies) 11. Apply Caudalie Eye Contour Cream. Read my profile, no lines for this girl. Not even waiting in lines. 12. Apply Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10% Gel. Get undies on while that’s drying.

13. Apply Olay Microsculpting cream.  Yes, I said Olay.  It’s one of the best drug store budget beauty finds I have found in years.  14. Apply Bliss Thinny Thin Chin to my neck and wanna be jowels.  I refuse to have the turkey neck!15.  Follow with Laura Geller Spackle.  I love this primer, it seals in moisturizer and treatments.  16. Follow with Stila Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 mixed with Smashbox High Definition Foundation.  17. Hide my dark undereye circles  with LORAC Double Impact concealer. Make note — cut back on my therapeutic red wine before bed.  18.  Light dusting of Stila Illuminting Powder Foundation 60 Watts. 19. Nars Lovejoy blush on the apples of my cheeks. 20. Fill in eyebrows with $.99 pencil from the beauty supply. 21 Quick Sweep from the opposite end of LORAC Double Impact highlighter under my brow bone.  22. Bobbi Brown Liner in Ivy Shimmer Ink. 23. Loreal Voluminous Blackest Black Mascara, two coats 24. Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Lipgloss in Ginger.

On to my hair which is going back into a ponytail. 25. Rene Furterer Anti-Frizz High Control Emulsion and comb through. 26. A dab of Suave Anti-Frizz Gel, (Yes, Suave. One buck at Walgreens) to hold my frizzy locks. 27. Degree anti-perspirant deodorant under the arms and a couple other places. And I think I’m almost done. 28. My Phyto Phytophanere hair growth supplements are the last on the list. Next best thing to a weave.

So I count a whopping 28 products. And I wasn’t even going on a hot date. Then I would be up to 30.  Chanel Coco Mademoiselle and killer pumps.  I forgot to add in the Crest Whitening toothpaste, does that count too?  Am I out of control? I figure all of that only takes me 15 minutes, so it can’t be that bad. Tell me diary, do I need a 12 step program?

How much is too much? Here is my breakdown of beauty junkie status:

1-5 products — you need to bump up the beauty basics.  Are you using deoderant?

6-10 products —  eehh, you’re clean enough, Beauty baby.

11-15 products — you may want to check yourself, you are approaching addiction.

16-20 products — Diva.   You are addicted.

Over 21 products —  Rehab is in order.   Your are a beauty junkie.

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