Monday, September 12, 2011

My Skincare Essentials

So I wanted to share my favorite skincare items

I didnt take a picture of these but I wanted to mention them:

Cleansers - I switch between two different ones Clinique Step 3 Facial Soap - Oily & LUSH Coalface

Exfoliater - Again I have two favorites LUSH Ocean Salt & St Ives Apricot Scrub (I love abrasive scrubs that I can really feel working haha)

Clinique Clarifing Lotion 3, Philosphy When Hope Is Not Enough Serum, Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, Lancome Genefique Eye, Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment

These are the products that work for me, I have oily skin (if you couldnt already tell) I get the Lancome in samples and poke a tiny hole in the packet with my tweezers and push the cream out as I need it, I had a nice sales girl give me a ton of the samples and told me about that little trick so they have really lasted me! I love the Philosophy serum because its one of those products that you can see instant results, I feel the tightening part of it..I dont use this everyday but on days that I do I always get compliments on my complexion, Even from people that see me everyday!! haha so thats always nice. I use the Clinique 3 Step system because its really the only thing that keeps my skin clear..I dont have bad skin or get tons of breakouts but my skin is slightly breakout prone and I have clogged pores this system just works for me and I like how the moisturizer sinks in quickly and just all around how it makes my face feel. The Clean & Clear Spot treatment is what works for me when I do get a breakout. and if my face is having just a all around bad day I will mix a tiny bit in with my moisturizer and put it all over my face!

I highly recommend the Philosophy serum, I hate the way it smells but it really does work..and I like what it does to my skin even if that means having to wash my hands with something fruity to get through the rest of my skincare routine ;) Its worth it!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Playing around FOTD

So today I wanted to play around with some of my newer products ;) So I decided to do a bright colorful look!



Excuse my cropping, I (ahem my hubby) has lost my favorite tweezers and I just sent my extra pair with my little brother who is working on the road so my eyebrows are a mess and are in need of a good plucking so just dont pay attention to the crops haha ;)


Products used
Eyes:
Eden Primer Potion
NYX Milk Jumbo Eye Pencil
Yellow, Orange and Pink From the Sleek Acid Palette
Napoleon Perdis  Color Disc Pink Slink 
Sugarpill Poison Plum
Hello Kitty Blue Sky Eyeliner
Blue from the Sleek Circus Palette
MAC Pink Opal Pigment
L'Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner (both waterlines)
Yves Saint Laurent Faux Cils Volume Mascara

Face
Kat Von D Rehab Priming Elixr
Guerlain Parure Extreme Foundation 02
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat 1 Luminous Radiance (undereye) 
Bare Minerals SPF 20 Concealer in Bisque (undereye)
MAC Springshine Blush Ombre as a bronzer
Sleek Rose Gold Blush
LORAC Perfectly Lit Powder - Spotlight

Lips
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick with Calypso Minerals Twilight pressed into the lipstick