First up, Almay Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover. Got this at a yard sale hosted by an extreme couponer. She had extras of all kinds of things and I love the Almay brand, so for $1 I took a chance. Used this stuff once and will be throwing the rest away. It didn't work very well on my waterproof mascara and it burned my eyes! Going back to my tried and true baby oil.
Next is my new BaByliss blow dryer. I've used a Chi flat iron and blow dryer for years. When my flat iron died a while back, I replaced it with a BaByliss based on a trusted recommendation. I've really liked it, so when my blow dryer "exploded" a few months ago, I decided to go against my better judgment and get a Babyliss dryer. The fact that it's red did not influence me at all. Ummm...not so impressed. But I spent too much not to use it. Guess I'll just have to wait for another near-death experience!
Lastly, more hair stuff. I put my hair through the wringer--coloring, drying, straightening--so good shampoo and conditioner are important to me. I've been using Nexxus moisturizing products I bought at Costco at least six months ago. I'm beginning to wonder if they'll ever run out! At first, they worked pretty good, but lately, I've been noticing my hair being rougher than usual and not nearly so soft. It's either the blow dryer or the Nexxus or maybe the combination. Regardless, these cheaper items will be replaced before much longer!
Today I'm thankful I have hair at all--considering what all I've put it through over the years!