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The Perfect Products for Smooth, Summer Skin

Clinique Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer, Murad Essential-C Eye Cream, Philosophy Take a Deep Breath Oxygenating Eye Gel Cream, Philosophy Take a Deep Breath Oxygenating Oil Free Gel Cream Moisturizer, Murad Essential-C Cleanser, Clinique Turnaround Concentrate Extra Radiance Renewer, Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner

Makeup will always be my first love but skincare has definitely been growing on me over the past year. A healthy, even complexion is the key to flawless makeup so I’m always on the lookout for good skincare products that help my skin look its best. After lots of trial and error, I’ve crafted the perfect skincare regimen for my dry, sensitive skin and discovered some amazing products that work like a charm. It would be selfish of me to not share my favorite summer skincare goodies with my favorite peeps in the world so I’ve wrangled them all up so I could give you the scoop on all of them and also help you put together your perfect summer skincare routine.

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My Secret Weapons for Brighter, More Even Skin

Murad Essential-C Cleanser, Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner, Murad Essential-C Day Moisture

Fighting those dreadful signs of aging is definitely high up on the skincare priority list but achieving a brighter, more even complexion is certainly right behind it! The only thing more annoying than dealing with fine lines, dullness and wrinkles is an uneven complexion marked with dark spots. Hyper-pigmentation (or dark spots) are common under the eyes, around the mouth and forehead for many people–myself included. For years, I’ve pretty much accepted the fact that dark spots were just a way of life because I had no idea that there was a way to diminish them. Boy was I wrong!

Through the years, I’ve been learning a ton more about skincare and I was shocked to learn how a simple tweak in your routine could transform the appearance and texture of skin. Even when it comes to dark spots. Hyper-pigmentation isn’t a skincare struggle we’re faced to deal with. It’s actually easy to treat and correct with the right products and lots of persistence. Less than a year ago, I introduced 3 new products to my skincare routine just to see what they were all about. After a few weeks of consistently using them I started realize a difference in the appearance of my skin. Not only was my complexion visibly brighter and more radiant but my dark spots were also beginning to fade leaving my skin looking more even and healthy. It would be totally selfish of me not to share my skincare secrets with you so I’m going to walk you through exactly how I achieved a brighter, more even complexion using my 3 secret weapons.

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Winter Empties!

Winter Empties: Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate, Murad Essential-C Cleanser, Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil, Milani 01 Moisturizing Almond Coco Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment, Vichy Purete Thermal 3-in-1 One Step Cleansing Micellar Solution

Buying new beauty products is easy but finishing them is hard. Really hard. There’s always something new and shiny around the corner touting to be the best thing since sliced bread and every now and then (or almost always) we give in to see if it’s truly worth the hype. It’s a vicious cycle, man. I’m definitely guilty of loving one thing and then leaving it by the wayside when a shiny new product comes along to take its place. However, there are times that I tend to stick with a product ’til the very end because it’s just too damn good to be replaced. Those, my friends, are what we call holy grail products. They make you wonder, “How the heck have I ever lived my life without this stuff?” I’ve actually discovered quite a few holy grail products this year that I’ve managed to finish up (or put a serious dent in) before spring that I’m dying to share with you lovelies. Let’s get started, shall we?

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Murad Essential-C Day Moisture Review

Murad Essential-C Day Moisture

Sick of dry skin? Tired of struggling with dark spots and hyper pigmentation? Then you need to check out the Murad Essential-C line! Ever since I’ve won the Essential-C Environmental Shield Healthy Skin Regimen in a giveaway my skin has never looked better. Slowly but surely, I’ve eased product after product into my routine and they’ve become some of my go to skincare products for a healthy glowing complexion.

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New Prestige Skincare at Ulta!

New Prestige Skincare at Ulta

Of course, there’s been a lot of new makeup releases and collections for the new year but that’s not all. There’s new skincare goodies too! January is Glowing Skin month at Ulta and brands like Murad, Philosophy and more have decided to join in the fun by launching brand new products to help us achieve a clear, glowing complexion for 2016. As the Prestige Manager, I received a ton of new goodies to help my complexion glow like no tomorrow and I just couldn’t wait to share them with you!

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Prestige Skincare Now Available at CVS!

CVS Prestige Skincare: Murad, Peter Thomas Roth, Dermalogica, Bare Minerals, Bliss, Philosophy

I used to live at CVS last year when I discovered all of the perks (and coupons) of joining their Beauty Club. Then I started working for Bobbi Brown and found myself binging on all of the high end beauty I was surrounded by 5 days a week. I still like to pop into to CVS every once in a while though and during my latest trip I was left with my mouth hanging open when I walked through the skincare aisle.

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My Current Daily Skincare Routine

Morning Skincare Routine: Murad Essential-C Cleanser, Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate, Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner, Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base, Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream

Makeup will always be my first love but as I get older I’m starting to become more and more intrigued by skincare. A beat face is only as good as the canvas and lately I’ve been determined to make my face the best canvas ever. I’ve always had pretty clear skin but after working for Bobbi Brown I learned quite a lot about how to properly care for my skin and keep it healthy and clear.

As a result, I’ve beefed up my skincare routine quite a bit and if you follow me on Snapchat then you know it’s been working like a charm! So I figured I’d be a good beauty blogger and share the wealth by giving you a rundown on how I’ve been keeping my skin in tip top shape since I’ve last checked in.

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Ulta Black Friday Haul

Ulta Black Friday Haul 2015: Murad Environmental Shield Skin Brightening Set, Urban Decay Brightening & Tightening Complexion Primer Potion, Still Eternal Love Liquid Lipstick Set

If there’s one time of year where I’m likely to lose all control it’s hands down Black Friday. It’s virtually impossible for me to have any self control when there’s sales everywhere. At first, I thought I’d manage to be a good girl because nothing was really catching my eye.

“I can do this!”

Once Black Friday finally arrived, I popped a single Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick into my cart and thought I would call it a day. “I don’t need any of those door busters from work,” I kept telling myself. Then I clocked in and started feeling that Black Friday spirit. Immediately, I began plotting on like 5 sets but I managed to talk myself down to just 2 with a bonus goodie.

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Fancie Faves

ColourPop Get Paid Creme Gel Liner, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, ColourPop Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick, Yves Saint Laurent 19 Le Fuchsia Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick, Estee Lauder 430 Extrovert Pure Color Envy Matte Lipstick, Too Faced Your Love Is King Love Flush Blush, ELF Hydrating Under Eye Primer, Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I’m still can’t believe Christmas is just a few weeks away but it’s got me in a pretty good mood. That and I’ve been having a ball makeup shopping lately LOL! I try my best to be a good girl all year just so I can go a little crazy and spoil myself for Christmas. Which is sort of what I’ve been doing over Black Friday weekend. ?

In the midst of spoiling myself, I’ve also been making sure to start trying the new things I already have. I did a lot of shopping my stash last month which led me rediscovering and falling in love with some gems I almost forgot I had.
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