From the humble mascara to the ingenius concealer, at some point we’ve ALL encountered a miraculous beauty product (or three!) which has made life infinitely more pleasurable, haven’t we? (Or, you know, at the very least, one that’s ensured that the morning primping routine is extraordinarily easier/interesting/less-torturous!)
Presenting: the top three beauty tools that have undoubtedly changed my life (in a strictly non-late-night-informerial kind of way)!
1. The Professional Brow Shaper/Specialist
Once upon a time, I had eyebrows. Boy, did I have eyebrows!
Actually, they weren’t so much eyebrows as they were enormous, hairy, catepillar-esque extravaganzas. And then one day they met a shiny little character by the name of Tweezers, and bam! Just like that, they began to disappear. RAPIDLY. Yes, they got along a little toomerrily, going out dancing, swapping dresses and plucking away like there was no tomorrow, and all of a sudden, there was no tomorrow. Why? Because there was nothing left to pluck! Witness:
Oh, what a mess! I’m not sure how or why I woke up one morning and decided that the travesty above my eyes was really looking like quite the disasterpiece, but I did and realised that Tweezers was a friend that I would have to stop seeing so regularly, and that Professional Eyebrow Shaper was one that I would definitely have to start making time for.
And I did! And while I’m not expecting any cakes (although, a piece of vanilla sponge would be nice right about now), medals or CNN reporters covering a breaking news story on amazing eyebrows to come flooding through my door any time soon, I can’t help but observe that it is nice to look as though I have eyebrows once more.
2. The Hair Straightener
This photo isn’t being used to illustrate what a woman who is stupidly, spectacularly drunk looks like (well, not intentionally, anyway!), nor is it an advertisement for the obviously super-modern identity-concealing technology that has been implemented to protect the less-intoxicated person to the right of me. It’s being used to point out the brown, frizzy horror that is on my head (apparently it’s called “hair”), which is what I sported for many, many years (I’m sixteen in this photo – wait. I mean, uh, the legal drinking age, of course! Yes! Eighteen, it is) before discovering the wonder that is the magnificent hair straightener. Yes! The hair straightener! I love them so very much. They make it impossible to have bad hair days (after all, how could I when I can just straighten the heck out of it and it will look at least ten times better than the mop that I woke up with?!), and in addition to all that straightening jazz, you can use them to curl your hair, too! (Very confusing for men folk: “what are you doing?” “Just curling my hair with my hair straightener.” “Oh, okay. Wait – WHAT?!”)
3. The Foundation Bottle
And what would a list of my all-time favourite, life-changing beauty tools be without a mention of foundation?! I like foundation. (More specifically, Maybelline’s mineral number.) Sure, I don’t hang out with it all that much when I’m walking the dog or fluffing around the house or anything, but it’s just sort of comforting to know that on mornings where I feel anything but, I can look all “alive” with a simple swipe of the stuff!
Crimping devices? Stick-on tattoos? The hair dryer?! Which are the beauty tools that have changed YOUR life, and why?