5 Best Beauty Buys

Hello lovelies! I don’t share a lot of beauty products on my blog, but when I do, it’s makeup. I decided to switch things up today and share five of my favorite beauty buys that AREN’T makeup. I’ve got a little bit of body, hair, and nail products packed in this post, so if you want to know some of my favorite products, keep reading!

1. St. Tropez Gradual Tan

Last year for prom, I knew I didn’t want to tan in a bed or get a spray tan. I’m a very pale person, so I knew I’d need a little bit of color. My mom bought me the St. Tropez Gradual Tan and I used it for about two months leading up to prom. It gives the right amount of color, absolutely no orange color, and is incredibly moisturizing. If you’re fair skinned, or if you just want some color with spring approaching, then I highly recommend the St. Tropez Gradual Tan! (P.S. don’t mind the dirty bottle, I use it a lot, lol!)


2. Joico Texture Boost Dry Spray Wax

When I want volume, grip, messy waves, or the perfect topknot, I reach for the Joico Spray Wax. It’s my favorite hair product that does just about everything! I especially love the texture it gives when I curl my hair with a flat iron because it helps make the waves separate and look beachier.


3. Gillette Venus Platinum Razor

Sometime back in February, Influenster sent me the Gillette Venus Platinum Razor complimentary for testing purposes. I genuinely love this razor, and I’m not just saying that because they sent me the product for free. Every swim season, I’d grow out my leg hair from the first practice until the last meet just like every other swimmer. We do this for drag during practice and because it feels amazing to race at our biggest swim meets with silky, smooth legs. I tested out this razor after 3 months of growing out my leg hair, and I can honestly say it was the BEST shave ever. I continued to use it every few days since then, and I even switched back and forth between a traditional 3-blade razor and this one. In this picture, it doesn’t have the 5-blade, because it did become dull after a few weeks, but I’m going to be purchasing more soon. It doesn’t even feel like I’m shaving when I use the Platinum Extra Smooth razor because it’s that smooth!


4. OPI Nail Envy

I used this product like CRAZY back in middle school, and I recently started using it again. My nails have been growing like weeds and they are so strong, too. I use it as a base coat, top coat, and sometimes just by itself. I’m dying to try out some of the Nail Envy polishes with color in them, like Hawaiian Orchid!


5. Tweezerman Tweezer

I used to buy any random tweezer from the drugstore, until my mom gifted me a Tweezerman tweezer. She only got it for me because it was cute and rose gold, but after using it for awhile it was clear why it’s an Allure Beauty Winner. I’ve had mine for two or three years and I swear it’s just as sharp as it was when I first got it!


What are some of your favorite beauty buys? Let me know on my Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest!

xoxo, The Chic Flamingo


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