A Letter to the First Beauty Products I Ever Loved
I think my love affair with beauty products started in the pages of (the now defunct) Barbie Magazine. My 10-year-old self would pour over each and every product in the hopes that I could save enough pocket money to buy them. There were glitter rollerballs and shiny lipglosses, body sprays and shimmer creams—I was obsessed with them all. Fast forward 15 years and I write about beauty products for a living—how fitting.
Seeing as February is the month of love, I thought it fun to take a trip down memory lane and pay tribute to all of the beauty products I first fell for, hard. Of course, there were Lip Smackers, celebrity fragrances, and a whole lot of glitter (I was a child of the '90s, FYI).
Keep reading for all of the nostalgia.
Ah, the Maybelline Great Lash. The OG, and the best. The green and pink tube is iconic, and it's not a bad mascara. You can still pick one up at Priceline, actually.
Ah, the humble Bubblegum Lipsmacker. This was one of the first beauty products I actually owned. They were a little drying, but no schoolbag was complete without one. One of the greatest joys of my pre-teen life was picking up exotic flavours on overseas family trips (Hello, Dr Pepper and Grape Fanta).