Even in the depth of summer, my skin still tends to lean combo/dry. This can definitely be a problem. Skincare can be a difficult concoction- you want to get it just right! I think this collection of Paula’s Choice nailed it in terms of balance & I’ve worked these select items into my current skincare routine. Keep reading to check out my must-haves! [Read more…]
Winters for my beauty regimen are long & dry- & kind of sad. When thinking of the topic I wanted to talk about red lips, glittering eyes, rosy cheeks…but then I decided to be honest. Brutally. What product do I NEED to survive? & here they are! [Read more…]
Have you noticed an ongoing trend on my blog of tackling dry skin? I mean- I’m serious about it! I’m constantly looking for the next best thing but sometimes you have to rely on brands you know that work. Remember when I reviewed some of my favorite L’Occitane hand care items from the Shea line? Well- now my obsession has grown. Check out 10 reasons I’m totally in love with the L’Occitane Shea line! [Read more…]
When I’m traveling I have to severely limit my beauty hoarding. I do my best to avoid bringing unnecessary items that I normally use & instead opt for multi-taskers. Q-tips cotton swabs are an easy addition- I use them for a ridiculous amount of things. Both affordable & disposable, Q-tips are must-haves which I’m trying to get ready during the holidays. When I’m at someone else’s house I try not to leave a mess & they definitely help! Today I thought I’d show you my easy manicure routine that normally consists of many various items that I whittle down to my beloved Q-tips® Precision Tips™. [Read more…]
Powder isn’t always my friend. I’ve had dry skin for as long as I can remember & when all of my friends were in the middle school bathroom over-powdering their faces I was too. This has scarred me to this day obviously. Not all or even very many powders play nicely with dry skin but I’ve found that the ones I do like have a lot of things in common.
So the Beauteque Mineral Powder in Porcelain Princess definitely isn’t a downer for me. Notice that it catches the light but doesn’t shimmer- this definitely helps my skin not to look flat. That’s a requirement especially for this dry season. They actually include a kabuki brush with your order as well which is really soft. I love these brushes- especially for travel. They do a great job of buffing in product & actually multi-tasking for highlighter & bronzer. [Read more…]
Like many of the posts up for this time of year I’m complaining about dry skin. Much like oily skin, it makes apply makeup & keeping it looking great harder than necessary. I’m constantly on the search for better products to perfect my skin both in photographs & in real life. When the wind picks up my skin pretty much just stops even trying to hide it & you can really tell. I woke up this morning & washed my face as usual. I was then promptly distracted which is pretty normal…what wasn’t normal was opening the door for my dogs & getting hit in the face with 10 degrees! Uhg! So now it is officially time to share with you my It Cosmetics dry skin secret weapon that I’ve relied on for over a year…& even show a sneak peek at an upcoming look while I’m on a roll!
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It Cosmetics has become an easy favorite over the years producing many products I now couldn’t imagine life without. From the highlighter that pretty much changed my outlook on cream face products (review here!) to the matte palette that blew my mind (review here!), they’ve nailed it. Over & over again. Today I’m bringing you one of those behind the scenes products that may not be as flashy but is definitely beloved- my It Cosmetics No. 50 Serum Anti-aging Collagen Veil Primer. Does the “anti-aging” part make you immediately turn away? Well you need some whiplash because this primer was developed for all ages that locks in moisture while doing about a million other amazing things. Okay- maybe a slight exaggeration but seriously this primer is a multi-tasking genius. [Read more…]
Am I the only one constantly trying to find the perfect skincare routine? It seems like once I have something down I have some kind of hormonal, emotional, or just plain ironic dilemma that screws up everything. Right now I’m really dealing with some uneven skintone & dry patches that have seemingly come out of nowhere. With the colder months right around the corner I know I need to get this in gear NOW or else things can only get worse! Keep reading to see how Dr. Brandt skincare is changing my skin for the better & how to save some cash! [Read more…]
I’ve been on the hunt for new foundations for some time now. My skin changes pretty drastically season to season & more recently I’ve been dealing with some new issues. & not the fun ones. I’ve been getting awful dry patches, my eczema has been flaring something fierce, & on top of that my pores aren’t looking too hot. Not exactly a dream come true when combined with the whatever the heck it feels like weather going on around here lately either. Then in walks in the Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation– & she has rocked my world.
Are you oddly excited about hand creams? Well…I am! I do a lot of swatching & have eczema so keeping moisturized is always a pretty big concern. Keeping the skin on your face moisturized helps make it look more supple & plump- same goes for your hands! Keep reading to see if the Perlier Softening Moisturizing Hand Cream with White Lily Extract is a winner! [Read more…]
If you can remember back to my review of the original Baby Lips back in 2011 & even some of my limited edition Maybelline Baby Lips posts then you’d know I am a big fan. I like the feel, the tint, & even the scent on the originals. Maybelline has brought us something new though- the Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Balms. I picked up 3 shades & have my final thoughts all ready for you. Keep reading to see what I thought + lip swatches! [Read more…]