We know the old saying, "You get what you pay for". There are many beauty products that provide amazing results but tote a hefty price tag to get them, I consider those "Lust-have" products. You know the ones I'm talking about. You want them...but can't afford them. Well there are other products that are also effective that are more affordable, which I call "must-have" products. Here are a few "lust-have" and "must-have" products to consider for your beauty routine.
The Perfect Finish:
Yves Saint Laurent Teint Majeur is an ultra-comfortable lightweight foundation that glides onto skin with ultimate sensuality. It improves moisture and combats aging with an SPF 18. Lust-Have Price is $99.00
Covergirl NatureLuxe Silk Foundation has a luxuriously light-weight silky texture with a touch of cucumber water, jojoba and rose hip extracts to give you a polished finish that wont make skin look cakey. Oil-free, paraben free, SPF 10. Makeup artist guru Pat McGrath used it on the models at the Spring 2011 fashion shows. Must-Have Price is $11.98



Cleaner Skin:
Looking your best starts with great skin and so proper cleaning is the first step. Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing System uses patented sonic technology that vibrates back and forth producing over 300 movements per second, flex skin and loosen dirt and oil. Cleansing so effectively that skincare products absorb better. Lust-Have Price: $225.00
Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System uses a micro-massaging action to clean deep, removing clogging dirt and oil, while gently exfoliating to help maximize the immediate hydrating effectiveness of your anti-aging moisturizer. The rotating brush cleans skin 6x better then basic cleansing alone. Must-Have Price: $32.99



Whiter Teeth:
A whiter brighter smile not only looks good, but it conveys good health. Glo Brilliant was created by Dr. Jonathan Levine, through a 12 pantent pending heat and light technology device that you can use at home to give you whiter teeth without sensitivity. Lust-Have Price is $275.00

Crest 3D White Vivid Toothpaste has a patented dual-action silica system that polishes away 80% of surface stains in just 14 days leaving you with a white smile. Use the toothpaste in conjunction with Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips which provide a professional level whitening equal to a $500 dentist visit by removing up to 10 years of set-in stains. Must-Have Price is $4.25 (toothpaste) $50.00 (strip kit).


Thicker Hair:
Your hair is your crowning glory, but if your hair is thin it can kill your self-esteem. The HairMax LaserComb is an FDA cleared medical device that is clinically proven to treate and promote hair growth. The patented technology uses laser energy to stimulates hair follicles to produce thicker and healthier hair. Lust-Have Price: $495.00.
Another option is with the Nioxin Hair System. This 3-part kit consists of a cleanser, scalp therapy and scalp treatment to remove follicle-clogging sebum and environmental residues that can inhibit proper hair growth. It also contains antioxidants and botanicals to stimulate the scalp so it can be healthy. The lightweight conditioners provide hair with resilience and balanced moisture to cut down on breakage. It's the #1 stylist choice for thinning hair because it guarantees thicker, denser looking hair in 30 days. Must-Have Price: $44.00.



Beauty Questions
Beauty question: "How do u find the right color of foundation for me?...I'm 12 years old"- from Briann in Tennessee.

Answer:    Many times when you are young you want to wear a lot of makeup, because it is fun, but at the age of 12 you normally don't need foundation. Unless you have a skin problem like hyperpigmentation, your skin is usually beautiful. So instead of covering it up unnecessarily, embrace the skin that you have. Instead focus on taking care of the skin that you have by building a good skin care routine. Cleanse with a basic facial wash that contains glycerin, which will hydrate your skin, like Neutrogena and finish with a water based moisturizer with SPF 15 to protect against sun damage. A good beauty routine is the best thing you can do to look good the rest is just icing!



 Now it is time for.....

MY FAVORITE THINGS

My favorite thing this month is Wet N' Wild Glassy Gloss. I use it all the time on photoshoots all the time because I feel like it is as shiny and glossy as the $14.99 MAC lip glass, but only have to pay $2.99! So I can get all of the shades that I need without breaking the bank! 

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