Moms all over the world have taught us a thing or two about what it is to be beautiful growing up. She'd let you rake through her dresses, walk around in her high heels and when you got your first breakout, she came to the rescue with some random bottled remedy for it. She'd say, "This toner saved my life! Washing your face with soap and water just won't cut it!"
You might have been handed down such a wealth of knowledge that you wouldn't pick up another product even if it said 'mom approved' on the label. Truth be told, some of the beauty products we use daily and consider classics are in fact saving our youthful assets. Essentials like applicators, mascaras, fragrances, hair-straightening tools and even tweezers. These specific little items are so important to your daily beauty regimen that if they were discontinued, you'd have a conniption fit.
There are plenty of reused beauty skeletons in everyone's closets, but what are some revamped items that ladies will love to run home and tell mom about? By scouring San Diego cosmetic and beauty stores, there are a few items that every femme fatale might already have or should possess in her prowess.
Discover these beauty must-haves from San Diego cosmetic and beauty supply stores.
Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo from Sally's Beauty Supply
Gone are the days of setting your hair in curlers, but that's not to say there are some days you wish you could just jump out of bed with hair looking freshly washed. This bottled beauty is just the thing to get last night's mane to make it through the next day. Spraying directly onto unwashed hair will leave your tresses recharged and smelling freshly perfumed. It sops up the unwanted oils from your hair without the use of water. Immediate results and easy to operate, it won't leave a powdery residue like most other dry shampoos. The compact aerosol crimson can makes for easy mobility in case your strands need a pick me up throughout the day. On retreats like camping and the great outdoors, treat yourself and your hair. Sold in stores at Sally's Beauty Supply in Chula Vista, or online at Sallybeauty.com.
Tarte Lipsurgence Natural Matte Lipstain from Sephora
She's Just a Girl, but would Gwen really be Gwen without her signature red pout? Never! That's why this little beauty staple in the color Lusty is an upgrade from grandma's pasty red lipstick. The crayon-like applicator makes painting on a pout easy (leaving those pearly whites white and not red). The stain outshines its waxy competitors in the staying power factor. The formula in Lipsurgence increases your lip moisture up to 6,000 percent after 28 days, and even better, it's gluten-free and not tested on animals. This tart is perfect for a day at the office, a shopping outing with the girls or on that hot date you set up on match.com. Sold in-store at Sephora at Fashion Valley Mall, or online at Sephora.com.
Uruku Bronzing Brush from Aveda
Beauty secrets have been passed down from the generations to women everywhere, so it's no wonder Aveda partnered with women from the Brazilian Amazon to create this little jewel. Product is only as good as the application (talk to any makeup artist and they're going to spew off a list of wand wizards). This rust colored brush is miniature, which makes it easy to contain in your on-the-go makeup bag. Its cruelty-free bristles are slightly angled for applying loose powder and blushes. By tapping off excess product to the ideal amount on the face, cheeks and décolleté, the Uruku miniature handle makes the primping protocol a breeze. Sold in-store at Aveda at Fashion Valley Mall, or online at Aveda.com.
Josie Maran Bronzing Argan Oil from Sephora
In this day an age, it's hard for an up-to-the-minute girl not be conscious about the beauty essentials that keep her sun-safe. You want that perfect tan without sitting for hours in a skin-cancer scary tanning box. No, thank you! This bronzing oil leaves skin glowing to perfection. It's made with 100 percent Argan oil, which means no sulfates, no dyes, and no synthetic fragrances. It is rich in natural vitamins for your skin and won't leave you looking like a pumpkin. It's paraben free and doesn't test on animals. For all those vegan ladies out there, it's certifiably vegan. The fragrance free bronzer leaves body, face and hair shimmering and is easily applied with just a few drops without that nasty fake-tanner smell. Blend it into skin before or sans foundation and it will leave your features with the ultimate highlight. It's finished off in a recycled glass bottle. This beauty product is polish perfect and organic too! Sold in-store at Sephora in Westfield UTC mall, or online at Sephora.com.
Sally Girl Eye Shadow Connecting Compacts from Sally's Beauty Supply
Don't let the mere price tag of 99cents per eye shadow fool you. With a wide range of colors including shimmers, satins and mattes, amazing pigmentation and staying power, the Eye Shadow Connecting Compacts makes it easy to create an on-the-go eye look. Simply connect the pans together by sliding the sides to interlock, and you now have a travel-friendly (and wallet-friendly) 2, 3, 4, 5 or more eye shadow palette. It's sleek and compact design means slipping into your makeup bag is a cinch. Sold in-store at Sally's Beauty Supply in La Mesa, or online at Sallybeauty.com.
Organic Mint Eucalyptus Sea Therapy Body Scrub from Ulta
Pure, natural and vegan are just a few of the amazing qualities this body scrub can offer you. We all need a little invigorating bubble bath from time to time, so what better way than to incorporate some organic therapy into your life? Made with natural seaweed, green tea oil and cabernet grapeseed oil, Organic scrub will have your dull looking skin looking in mint condition in no time. This product is fragrance free and without synthetic chemicals, leaving your skin healthy and glowing. Peppermint, blueberry and cranberry extracts offer their assistance to this little antioxidant bathing beauty, leaving it gluten free and 100 percent pure. Sold at Ulta in UTC/La Jolla, or online at Ulta.com.
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