Anyone who knows me can vouch for my love of beauty products. As a young girl, my mom sold Avon products, which served as a catalyst for sampling lipsticks, eye shadows, and blush. When I was finally allowed to wear make up in high school, all I could afford was the Wet N Wild or COVERGIRL line, but I still had fun dabbling and applying cosmetics and sharing tips with friends.
Soon after landing my first real post-college job, I began purchasing department store brands, but I noticed there was no real difference other than the fancy packaging. I went back to my beloved drugstore brands after finding out that cosmetic giant L’Oreal makes Lancôme. It was at that defining moment that I realized my buying, testing, and applying beauty products had become a full blown hobby for me. I take great pleasure finding beauty products at bargain prices and recommending these to co-workers and friends.
Imagine my excitement when one of my favorite magazines, Ladies Home Journal, sent an email confirming that I was one of the 100 ladies chosen to participate in their first ever Reader Beauty Awards. I was elated (my co-worker can attest) and it’s one responsibility I’m not taking lightly. I’m taking my job as tester very seriously and will answer my survey as concisely as possible. Unfortunately, I am testing deodorants (yes, deodorants) rather than cosmetics, but I’m still a happy camper. I’m so obsessed with my free products that I dreamt I ate one of the citrus smelling aluminum free deodorants and it was delicious!
If you’re curious to see which deodorant bested the others, please check out an upcoming Ladies Home Journal issue.
– Cool Playground Mommy