Being an architecture student and making models can take a toll on your manicure. I had to cut my nails off completely, so I spent most of February trying to nurse my nails back to health. A few other items quickly became my favorites as well.
I have been using the same anti-perspirant for about 6 years – Dove’s Go Fresh with cucumber and green tea. I loved its scent so much that I had no need to try out anything else until I decided to stop using it because of its toxic ingredient – aluminum chlorohydrate. A week into February I needed a new deodorant so I walked by the Dove stand to smell this beauty. Then I realized that they turned the anti-perspirant into a deodorant and removed the aluminum salt from its ingredients. I was absolutely thrilled and purchased it immediately. The rest of the ingredients is by no means perfect, but I feel safer knowing I’m not exposed to aluminum chlorohydrate.
Bourjois’s lipstick in Rose Tweed hasn’t left my handbag all month. I loved wearing this daytime shade as it goes well with just about anything.
Moa’s Green Balm has made the cut – once again. I will from now on stop including it in my monthly favorites as I feel way too repetitive. This balm will heal shaving cuts and iritation incredibly quickly.
When it comes to slick hairstyles like buns and ponytails, a dense teasing brush is a must have. I used the Sleep-In Rollers Backcombing Brush (ordered from feelunique.com) to comb back flyaways. Although it’s not necessarily something I do, this brush would also be perfect for teasing to create volume.
Essie’s Millionails strengthening base is a polish I religiously used every other day. I was also happy to see it doesn’t contain formaldehyde like many other strengthening base coats. My nails are now back to normal and are steadily growing longer.
The nail file by Ebelin, a very cheap but effective tool, was also part of my nail routine. I used its soft sides to smooth down my nail beds and give them shine.