Monday, February 21, 2011

Beauty Cult Favorites

Classics or old standards - I love these products.  They have held the test of time, and most are still under $10.

I still love a 'true' red nail polish. I've done lasting-power / chip- resistance tests with a variety of nail enamel in all price ranges, and I still put Revlon Nail Enamel in my top three.      Revlon Red is the perfect red. $5

Rosebud Salve - lips, nail cuticles, rough elbows, bushy eyebrows, diaper rash - it's truly a multi-purpose balm. $6

Solar Oil - Introduced in 1981, this cuticle oil is still a bedside companion and nightly ritual for my nails.

My Mason Pearson hairbrush. Actually, it's one my daughter left in my bathroom on one of her trips home from college. That was ten years ago, so I now claim it as officially mine. It may be hard to image paying $100 for a hairbrush, but it will last forever and nothing polishes and shines hair like quality boar bristles. 

Blush, lipstick, mascara - the three essential beauty products every woman should own. This mascara consistently wins top-honors year-after-year.  It sounds unbelievable, but supposedly a tube is sold every two-seconds. With or without using my lash primer  - I love this product. $5

These last two take me back to high school, when my beauty products were purchased at the drugstore.

Coty Airspun Face Powder - it's been making movie stars’ complexions flawless since 1935. I think I only owned one box of the powder before Cover Girl caught my fancy.  $8

Yardley of London English Lavender Soap -  I haven't purchased a bar in years, but it has such a wonderful scent. Maybe I need to make a purchase. $3

These all make me smile.


  1. While I have never tried the Yardley soap (although I love the scent of lavender, maybe I will have to give it a go!), your other picks are definitely favorites of mine. Great products and affordable, you really can't go wrong!
    Hope the winter season has been treating you well my friend, wishing you a super week!!

  2. I'm a polish girl - Revlon is the best (though Chanel is a close second). All fantastic products - my Mom used Yardleyand she had the smothest skin. Oldies but goodies!
    Hope your weeks is off to a good start,

  3. I saw this list of classics on online and I totally agree. It's amazing with all of the expensive products out there, how these are the ones that stand the test of time. I have yet to break down and buy the Mason Pearson brush - it does some like an extravagance. But, like you said, it lasts forever, so it's got to be worth it, right? :)

  4. I could not live without my Mason Pearson hairbrush. I've had mine years and years and it's still going strong. And I know they are expensive but if mine ever got lost I would quite happily spend that much replacing it.

  5. Love this post ! I have such an urge to run to the drugstore all of a sudden ! I know what you mean on the revlon nail polish and great lash mascara.

  6. The good things just don't go! I love my Mason Pearson hair brush it REALLY is that much better than other brushes, use Revlon red in the summer when I have some color, have tried and sometimes use the famous Mascara from Maybelline and am going to look into your other goodies. Just goes to prove not all good things are expensive!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend...


I hope this made you smile. I look forward to hearing what you have to say!