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My Skin Care Routine-Blog Hop

1 Feb

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Welcome to the first 2014 Blog hop, brought to you by all the lovelies over at our Facebook Page Beauty and Fashion Blog Community(if your interested in joining our group pleaes click here, we’re growing each day and have a lovely community going).  We’ve already did one blog hop at the end of the year, it was the top 13 products of 2013. This year we are starting up with our skin care Routine.

This blog hop is particularly exciting and I can’t wait to see what everyone else uses, and hopefully some of you will leave some comment love and let me know what you use. I’m always looking for something new to quench my skin.

I have a hard time keeping my combination (mainly dry and some oily spots) under control. I live in VA and the weather tends to be all four seasons in the winter.  My skin is really freaking out no knowing how to handle things.  I try to keep what I use very simple. I hate using a lot of items that either have way to many chemicals or just layer way to much that can cause my skin to do opposite of what I want it to do.

So these are the basics that I use weekly.  I try to use as much natural items that I can so I know what all is going on my skin.

My every day use of moisturizer

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The Body Ship Vitamin E Moisture Cream.  This is the best moisturizer I have found for  pretty much all skin types. If you need hydration then this is the product for you. This retails for $16.50 but The Body Shop is always having a sale (usually once a month they do a half off sale).  Once I get out the shower I always put this on immediately.  The best time to put on a moisturizer is right after a nice hot shower so your open pores can drench in the moisture.  I can’t say how much I love this product. I have been using it for more than 5 years.  I highly recommend it, and the nice thing is, is if you don’t like it you can always take it back to the store.

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Urban Decay B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray.  I never thought I was going to be someone to jump on this face spray prepper band wagon, but Sephora had a 500 VIB point Urban Decay gift and once I used this I was in love.  I recently did a review on it here, but to give you a little idea why I like it is what it does for your skin. This item is good for all skin types to prep you skin for moisture and make up.  You can also use it during the day, a little spritz will wake you up. It’s also oil free, so for those of us who has some slick spots, it won’t make your face extra slicky.

The Facial Cleansers

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Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Cleansing Pads.  I just recently picked this up at Rite Aid. It was one of those front lane impulse buys.  Of course my curiosity kills me and I had to pick it up, and I like Aveeno anyways.  What I really like using this product is that one side of the pad is an exfoliate the other is softer for those sensitive spots around the eye areas. When I first used this I was so surprised on how much extra makeup I had on me.  This is a great product to keep on hand when you don’t want to do a full on facial at home. It’s quick and your face feels so clean afterwards.  I use this one only a few times a week because I don’t want to over scrub my face.

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Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser- I use this about twice a week.  I keep this in my caddie in my shower.  If I’m feeling lazy and not wanting to go full on face cleanse and I didn’t wash my face the night before (yes I am VERY bad about that) I use this while I’m in the shower.  You can find this anywhere, I believe I purchased mine thru Ulta when I was getting a big purchase.  You can click here to go to their web site and it cost $6.99, I know you can get it pretty much anywhere.  What I love about it the most is that it has a light smell and isn’t harsh to your skin. Also another plus side is that it loves all skin types, no need to know if your a combo or oily face.

The Miscellaneous Face Items

41JNP8NW48LNeutrogena Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes So this isn’t totally skin care, but it removes stuff from my skin!  I love these and would be lost with out them if they didn’t exist. On lazy night (I’m not 100% lazy all the time, but I’m tired a lot….aaaaand a little be lazy lol) I like to use these to get mainly my eye make up off. But I also run one across my face to get the surface make up off. This allows me not to have my skin to clog up as bad.  The link I gave is to Ulta which has them for $8.99, which is EXPENSIVE!.  I get them at Target for $4.99, if you want to try them they have small travel sizes for $1.99. But if you have a Sams Club near you, you can get a three pack for $12.

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The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink-In Moisturizer Mask-This stuff is amazing!  It’s not your normal mask.  It’s a mask that doesn’t harden. It’s more like a moisturizer that stays on top of your skin and after 10 minutes you wipe it off with a towel.  It leaves your skin smooth, cool and so moisturized up.  I use this once a week to give some life to my skin.  I feel like if I had to use it more than once I would become oily.  You can get the sample for  $2.50 or a full size for $22 but they are always running a sale online, which the store doesn’t have going (right now everything is 40% off and free shipping over $15).

There you go! This is what I keep my face so fresh and so clean clean.  Let me know if you have used any of these and what you thought of them.  Do you have any recommendations?

Also please go and see these lovely ladies and what they use!

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Mini Review: Aveeno Postitively Radient Deep Cleansing Pads

6 Jan

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Happy Monday.  Back to a full work schedule till I have a day off on 20 Jan. That three day weekend can’t come quick enough.

I wanted to share my reactions to the Aveeno Cleansing Pads I purchased the other day from Rite Aid.  The pads are the size of the bottom of a mug. They have two sides, one is soft for the sensitive areas around your eyes and lips, the other an exfoliant side.

I really enjoyed this product. It’s already wet and ready to later up on your damp face. I couldn’t believe everything that it picked up, considering I hadn’t put on make up for a bit over a whole day.  The exfoliant side isn’t super abrasive but enough that you can tell it’s doing what it’s suppose to.  The scent is very light and it suds up very nicely.

Once washed off my skin looked a litte red since I did a nice scrub on it. Once it settled down it was so soft and radient looking. I’m excited to say this is a good review and would highly recommend this for anyone. It cleared my my little dry patch that likes to settle right between my eybrows.  It cost me $8.

I stopped at Target and of course I bought new goodies!

13 Apr

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Thursday we went to Target, which I go once a week. I realky have to be sick if I dont go there. Even if Im broke I will be there. I digress. I had ran out of mascara and low in funds so I decided to try out Maybellines Rocket Volume masacara. And I am in LOVE! Since they discontuned years ago my favorit mascra Illegal Length have I found one I liked. It was only $7 l. Excuse the creepy up close open eye pic but I wanted to give you and idea the length I got and I didnt use an eyelash curler.

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Next from then again is their Color Whisper in Coral Imitation. Which I really like but I still want to find. Color with more punch. But I love ghe quality of this lipstick. It goes on like a gloss amd feels light and silky. Thou the color is barely there. I am going to go back and get a darker color. But I will wear this again. I think it will pop more when I get a tan here (going to the beach for a week in 3 weeks and counting!!)

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Looks totally different with amd without the flash. And it lasted a few hours and never got sticky. I think it ram around $6.

Over all look

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Happy Saturday and stay beautiful my beauties!

Product review: Korres body and lip butter

18 Mar

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One late evening I was indulging in my secret love of QVC. Im not a frequent buyer but I have bought some great big and gaudy costume jewelry. It was a month before Christmas and O was watching QVC and they had an hour long special of Korres. Being a Sephora lover Ive seen this brand around. So I indulged and watched and damn if they didnt sell me on their body butter claiming it was hight moisturizing and had antiaging agents in it.

To my surprise my boyfriend took notice and I got a three pack of body butters. In it was a limited edition sent for QVC called bergamont pear. This sent is light and friuty and reminds me of summer. I started using it immediately and daily and noticed in a week that my hands were smoother and my cuticles looked fabulous. The best part of this body butter is that it soaks in and is silky and no greasy effect and last all day. I now have two huge botttles and body wash in it.

Then Sephora gifted me with a 15% off and I bought the lip butter in jasmine. Thou it has a sweet floral smell that is fantastic it doesnt have a flavor. In the pot its a slight pink tint but it goes on clear. I started putting it on at night and to my surprised my lips were smooth in the morning. After a week I noticed my lips were less chapped and had less dead skin.

To rate it I give both 10\10. Buy it off QVC you can only get the bergamon pear and the prices are great.  I highly recommend!

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