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My everyday makeup routine

I’m not sure what happened but I really love makeup right now. My favorite thing to do right now is scroll through YouTube and watching beauty vloggers unbox their new beauty products and I start to get so excited because I NEED to try everything out. I’m definitely a beginner when it comes to buying makeup and applying it but I have the basics down.  I started using powder foundation a few months ago but it really has no impact on my face and I didn’t really like the consistency. I stopped by Sephora and picked up the Sephora liquid foundation in the color Deep Mocha. It matched my skin tone perfectly and it was only $20. This works so much better than powder. And it blends beautifully.

My NYX first base spray primer and setting spray work so well for me. I spray my beauty blender with the first base spray then I apply my foundation. I find that it blends better when the beauty blender is a little damp. And the dewy setting spray gives me that everyday shine that I like on my face without being too over the top.  If I’m not in the mood to use either I just use my First Aid Beauty hello fab coconut skin smoothie Priming moisturizer. It’s soft and makes my skin smell so good!

For my lips, I either keep it simple or take it to the next level with color. Some days I just want a lip balm and other days I like matte lipsticks in a dark color or a bright lip gloss. It really just depends on my mood that day. A lot of my lip products are from Ulta or the Marshalls beauty section. I try to find great products at an affordable price so I don’t break the bank while shopping for makeup. What do you guys use in your everyday makeup routine? Tell me in the comments below!

Winter skin favorites

 

Winter Skin Favorites

With the weather changing so often, I’m not sure if I can really call this winter. But my skin seems to know what season it is so I picked up some new beauty products to use. During the winter months, my skin is constantly dry.  One of the main things I look for with beauty products is moisturizer and hydration. My skin is a mix between oily and dry (my face is oily and my body is dry).

On my lips, I’m using   Vaseline jelly baby in rosy lips. Not my favorite one from the Vaseline brand but I loved the smell. Next time I’ll stick to the original formula.

I’m using three things on my face. First is the Nude Facial cleanser. This must be applied to dry skin and washed off gently with water. Second is the Soul Sunday fine facial scrub. And lastly, Coconut Oil  – not pictured  (found here). I like using coconut oil after I wash my face because my skin is so smooth after. Also, when I don’t feel like using my cleanser I  clean my face with the coconut oil.  It fights acne, takes off makeup, basically coconut oil is the best!

My body products change daily but as of now I’m using Jergens wet skin moisturizer, Palmers cocoa butter , and coconut oil on my face. Cocoa butter has always worked for me so I’m sticking to it.

Also featured- Skyn eye gels, Karuna face mask, Smiths lip balm

 

Masking away

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I did some major skin care shopping and I picked up the Mask of Magnaminty clay mask from Lush. There’s two versions of this product and i purchased the self preserving one that has honey in it. After you wash your face apply the mask for 5-10 minutes. What’s different about this clay mask is that it doesn’t get rock hard and uncomfortable on your face. Oh and it smells like honey and peppermint! I used the mask for a week straight and you can definitely see how healthy my face looks if that makes sense. I purchased the 4 oz container for $12.95.

 

Daily skincare routine – Kimberly

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Kimberly from Penny Pincher Fashion shared her daily skincare routine with me.

 

1. When you wake up in the morning what products do you use on your face?

My morning routine is pretty simple.  I wash with Dove Sensitive Skin bar soap & use my Clarisonic Mia to exfoliate my skin.  Then I follow it up with CeraVe am moisturizer (which includes SPF) & a light eye cream.

 

2. Do you use any products during the day to keep your face fresh?

The only touching up I do throughout the day is with an oil-absorbing powder (Arbonne Mattifying Powder), which helps eliminate shine.

 

3. What moisturizer do you swear by?

CeraVe has completely transformed my skin.  I was previously using a really expensive 6-step system and my skin starting breaking out after a few months.  My dermatologist recommended CeraVe and once I started using it, I never looked back.  I’ve even gotten friends and family members hooked on it.

 

4. What is your nighttime routine?

I remove my makeup with Almay eyemakeup remover pads, wash my face with Dove soap & then follow it up with exfolikate scrub. I use CeraVe pm, followed by an anti-aging cream & eye cream.

 

5. Any new beauty products you just started trying?

The Acure Eye Cream is a new-to-me organic product that I really love.  I’ve noticed a difference since using it and I like that it doesn’t contain harsh chemicals or irritants.

Yes or no to blotting sheets

I have this love hate relationship with blotting sheets. I spend 8 dollars for a pack and it runs out days later.  The purpose of blotting sheets is to control the oil on your face while you’re wearing makeup or just to freshen up throughout the day. I use to buy Clean and Clear blotting sheets all the time but as I got older my face started changing and I kept breaking out every time a sheet would touch my face.

I’m trying to find a way to control the oil around my nose while still getting the proper moisture on my face. During my search for an oil free face I stumbled upon Fig + Yarrow and I purchased the white face mask.  The white Fig + Yarrow face mask is made for sensitive and normal skin types. It provides a deep cleaning without causing your face to break out. I’m thinking if I use this face mask every other night along with blotting sheets throughout the day my face might react differently. I just ordered some blotting sheets from Ulta.com. Review on the mask and blotting sheets to come.