Almay Oil Free Gentle Makeup Remover Towelettes
As you might imagine, washing my face is incredibly challenging at the moment. Thank goodness I happened to bring these face wipes with me! They remove all traces of dirt, grime and oil from my skin without stripping or irritating it. A blend of aloe, cucumber and green tea makes them super refreshing to boot!
$5.99 at drugstore.com
Molton Brown White Sandalwood Nourishing Body Lotion
I happened to take this from my hotel room in Palo Alto a couple weeks ago -- and then just HAPPENED to put it in my travel bag at the last second before I came to Pittsburgh -- and am I ever glad I did! My hands have been so dry from the hospital air. I usually am not a huge sandalwood fan, but this has a way of smelling just enough like sandalwood to be soothing and calming but not overpowering. It's really just a bonus that my skin is now super soft and silky again.
$42 at beauty.com
Aromatherapy Associates Lotion with Lavender & Ylang Ylang
Some of my friends stopped by this week and brought me a basket full of goodies. Inside was this DELICIOUS scented lotion that not only nourishes and smooths my skin but instantly transports me to a spa-like atmosphere ... which is definitely welcome while I'm lying motionless in the hospital.
$37 at aromatherapyassociates.com
Clinique Smart Custom Repair Eye Treatment
The circles under my eyes would DEFINITELY be darker without this miracle worker. Not only am I constantly checked on by nurses and doctors during the day, but I'm woken up every four hours during the night for medicine. Unfortunately I can't do anything about my migraines because of this, but my eyes sure are looking rested thanks to this rich eye cream!
$49 at sephora.com
Fresh Rose Hydrating Face Serum
I actually just bought this serum on Friday and it's already become one of my favorite products. First of all, it smells like roses, so if that's a scent you love (which I do), then you're immediately going to be drawn to it. The design is also interesting -- you press down on the top to release the product rather than dipping into a tub or unscrewing a top. It's really just a bonus that it hydrates, moisturizes, nourishes, plumps and soothes the skin to the point that some friends visiting me earlier in the week asked whether I'd gotten a facial while I'd been sitting in the hospital. I swear it's taken at least five years off my face in just a week's time!
$55 at sephora.com
Bonne Bell Raspberry Jelly Lip Smacker
My obsession with Lip Smackers will never, EVER cease. I carry them everywhere -- and, not only that, but I carry them in bulk. I'm fairly certain there are at least five of them in my purse right now. This just happened to be the one I pulled out first when I initially got into my hospital bed, and it's getting my lips through the week in soft, smooth, delicious style.
$2.50 at lipsmacker.com