Beauty Bogus or Girlie Genius

So I’ve got a few beauty, lifestyle and style products that I’m not convinced just yet that they are the most genius invention or totally bogus and not worth the money. Here goes, y’all give me your opinions, please.


Eyelash Curler – Is this beauty tool really necessary? I used to use one, well only because my mom did. But after years of using one, and more often then not, pinching the skin of my eye lid, I threw the tool away. Since then, I’ve not bought another one, and honestly not missed the tool or the lengthening that this tool did or did not give my lashes. Recently, I’ve seen the eyelash curler on several lists of must-have beauty tools. Which got me thinking, do I need to be using one of these. Will I have long, gorgeous, noticeably different lashes as a result. You weigh in, do you use one? Do I need to add this back to my daily routine?

Daily Lemon Water Cleanse – Lately I’ve read several posts online about drinking a glass of warm lemon water each day. Like this one, this one and this one. I’m just not sure I believe it. I guess this is one of those try it and see if you notice a difference. I don’t have the best track record maintaining any type of healthy habit. So the odds aren’t in my favor for me trying this long enough to see results. Does anyone drink a glass of lemon water each morning and notice a difference? Is it going to make me gag? I already gag when I take my daily vitamin, blah!


BeautyBlender – Apparently this ergonomically designed make-up sponge is the best thing since sliced bread. The claim is that this tool gives you a flawless, airbrushed look with your foundation. Really, a pink sponge that costs $19.95 is going to make my skin foundation look airbrushed? What do I know? I use BareMinerals foundation, no sponge needed there. Anyone out there use this BeautyBlender? Is there a reason to jump on the bandwagon?

Are there any beauty, style or household products that you think are completely bogus or genius?

5 thoughts on “Beauty Bogus or Girlie Genius

  1. I’ve learned over the years to consider MYSELF and what I’ll add to my morning routine and what I won’t before I buy something. Old habits die hard … and on the flip side, new ones are hard to establish!

    The eyelash curler: total waste of time in my book. Drinking more of any type of water? Always a good idea … lemon or no lemon! And I actually did buy that Beauty Blender when I was in Vegas last month {I was feeling crazy!} and while I love it {it feels good in your palm and does blend well}, it doesn’t make a huge difference in how the foundation looks on my skin.

    Help any?

    • I can barely remember to put on mascara, let alone curl the lashes first. 🙂 In general I should drink more water, I just don’t. I have this strange way of only having a beverage when I’m having a meal. Hard habit to break. Girl, you went all out in Vegas…what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…except for the BeautyBlender secret. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Make it a great day!

  2. I just bought Bare Minerals foundation and I can’t believe how awesome it is! I wrote a post about my beauty picks last week – it would definitely be different if I wrote it this week! Now you have me wondering about my eyelash curler…I use it every day but I do often think about how ridiculous of a tool it is.

    • I caved and spent the $1.97 at Target for an eyelash curler and am giving it a try. Honestly, not sure that I notice a big difference, but I’m not sure that I care enough either. I think this tool is one of those that just becomes routine and something that you do. I LOVE BareMinerals foundation too! Although the eye shadows I think are a mess, it never fails when I use the eye shadows my sink is filled with the powder…so messy. Thanks for stopping by. Make it a great day!

  3. Hi from Amy’s mom! When she came to visit for Mother’s Day she INSISTED I try Bare Minerals …and I LOVE IT!!!!!!! Now I am twice y’all’s age and NEVER left the house bare faced naked…..but this stuff provides super coverage while I feel like I am not wearing anything at all!! Easy to put on for a working girl, easy to travel with or carry in your purse, doesn’t melt off under pressure…..and best of all, less expensive than most dept store stuff. Your face feels natural and fresh all day!! Love you best hon, Mom

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