Fingers twitching. Mouse hovered over the “add to cart” button. Mental debates about whether or not the product you are about to splurge on is worth it. Buyer’s remorse when your prime package shows up and you can’t remember what led you to buy bacon-flavored toothpaste. We have all been there.
However, there are some tried and true products on Amazon that are actually worth the money. They are the products that help you level up your beauty routine. The products you recommend to your coworkers and contemplate what on earth you did before their arrival.
Have the shopping bug? Read on for beauty products you never knew you needed, but now will not be able to get through your routine without.
Thermal Hair Cap
After years of refusing to accept my natural hair type, I ended up with hair that closely resembles straw. I blow-dried, straightened, and curled my hair daily which led to a horrifying amount of split ends. It was almost time to give them nicknames … that is until I chopped off 6 inches of hair. The fresh start that was so desperately needed. Now, I apply hair masks often and stand 50 feet away from curling wands at all times. When I found this deep conditioning heat cap online, I knew I had to have it! The heat helps whatever hair mask you choose to penetrate the hair follicle more effectively. This product is the perfect investment when in-salon deep conditioning treatments are out of your wheelhouse.
When I was younger, I read a book where the protagonists older sister used a safety pin to separate her eyelashes. While I do not recommend that technique, it was admirable to see how far one would go for clump-free lashes. Thankfully, in 2019 we have eyelash combs! This tool leads to well-defined eyelashes without the fear of poking an eye out. Rest in peace to the mascara clumps, we will not miss you.
My mom is a firm believer that coconut oil is the answer to every problem. Every Saturday morning as a kid she would sit me down and put coconut oil in my hair to promote hair growth. She made it a point to emphasize how important it is to massage the scalp. It is permanently engrained it me, and I now shout that same piece of advice to anyone that will listen.
“Make sure you don’t forget the scalp!” – a conversation with the Starbucks barista.
This nifty scalp care brush can’t replicate a mother’s touch, but it does the trick. Scalp brushes are known for stimulating the blood flow in your scalp which leads to hair growth alongside reducing stress.
Eyelash Curler Refill Pads
It never occurred to me to think about my eyelash curler in terms of hygiene. Apparently, it is common knowledge that you should wipe down your curler with rubbing alcohol after each use along with replacing the silicone pad every few months. I cringe in horror knowing what I put my eyelashes through these past few years. However, it is not too late to change your ways. Ordering these replacement refill pads is the first step towards a brighter, more hygienic future.
Imagine this: a beautiful sunny morning, four drops of your favorite face oil and an ice-cold facial roller running down your face. For those of us who wake up with puffy skin, this product is a life-saver. This tool helps reduce swelling, redness, and irritation as well as tightens up the pores. Just pop it in the freezer, and in 15 minutes you are as cool as a cucumber.
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