Under $10 MUSTS

The World’s Greatest Lip Balm

There are some things I can’t explain why they’re so great, they just are. They’re simple and cheap and no other product can do what they do as well.

Duane Reade Brand Medicated Lip Balm: It’s critical you get the medicated variety. Look at the ingredients. It must have camphor, menthol, phenol, alum, beeswax, cocoa butter, lanolin, and petrolatum. The popularity of those little EOS balms drive me insane. Just because they’re cute, doesn’t mean they work. All other lip balms, even Chapstick, just put a thin layer of moisture on the surface of your lips and there’s no stick/tact to your lips. You’ll need to reapply all the time. I can honestly say, without eating, you’ll still feel this stuff for hours and your lips will be SO soft. I have given this stuff to a couple of friends and they all agree their lips are transformed. I’m sincerely sorry for going on and on about this if you don’t have a nearby Duane Reade. I load up

Put this body ointment on your lips

when I’m in NYC. If that is the case, use Aquaphor Healing Ointment. Don’t get the lip repair version, get the body ointment and put it on your lips. Trust me. At night I like to put a layer of this on top of my Duane Reade lip balm and I wake up and my lips still have the balm + ointment on. There’s no evaporation, people. Remember moisturized lips = your fullest lips.

Knot Killer

Wet Brush: My hair is prone to dreading and knots. This thing gets right through it without ripping out strands. Also, it’s okay to use on wet hair. You may not know, but it’s usually not recommended to brush your hair wet because it causes breakage. Other than that, I don’t know why it’s so different from other brushes, it just is. I trusted a friend’s advice and bought it and now I suggest you do the same. There available at beauty supply stores, including Sally and Bed, Bath and Beyond.

No need for Zoom with this.

Crest 3D Brilliant White Toothpaste: Not to brag 🙂 , but people are always commenting on how white my teeth are. I haven’t had them professionally whitened for 10 years and that was before Istarted drinking coffee. I use maybe one box of Crest Professional Effects White Strips a year, but I firmly believe the real key is Crest 3D Brilliant White toothpaste. I can’t elaborate anymore. Just buy it. It makes your breath crazzzzzyyy fresh for hours too.

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  • a
    January 26, 2015

    I really want the Duane reade lip balm but I don’t livevin NY ugh!

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    • ashleyiaconetti
      January 26, 2015 a

      They don’t make it anymore! I’m trying to find an alternative!

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