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Skincare Sunday: Current Faves

Skincare Sunday: Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater, Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment, Clinique All About Eyes Serum

It’s Skincare Sunday loves! Every Sunday, tons of beauty junkies share their favorite skincare products or current routines on social media and I thought it would be a fun idea to swing it over here. Skincare is really starting to become a passion of mine so I’d like to start having a little more skin talk with you guys.

Who doesn’t want to look flawless without makeup? I know I do! And I know you do too, girl! That’s why I can’t bear to leave you hanging without sharing some of my skin secrets. So here’s a quick rundown of some new goodies that have quickly become my faves. Enjoy!

Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion Review

Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion

Dry skin is no fun but it doesn’t always have to be a pain in the butt. Not when you have the right tools! I always surprise people when I tell them my skin is seriously dry because I never walk out the door. But that’s only because I take moisturizing and exfoliating very seriously. Especially exfoliating. Some people are lucky enough to only have to focus on exfoliating once or twice a week but removing dead skin cells is a huge focus of mine. So much so, that I exfoliate daily. Yes daily. I can’t be walking around with dry, crusty skin under my makeup, girl!


On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

Chanel Lotion Douceur Gentle Hydrating Toner

Happy hump day! I hope you’re having a good week so far. If not, let’s turn it around with some pink! Usually I show you a nice pink lipstick or blush (or both) but this week I wanted to put the spotlight on skincare. I’ve said it a million times already, but summer is the ideal time of year to make sure you have a healthy, clear complexion that looks smooth, even and radiant. One of the most important tools in your summer arsenal to achieve that healthy, glowing complexion is toner. A good toner will help remove extra dirt, oil and makeup your cleanser left over, balance your skin, strengthen your moisture barrier and even offer some antioxidant protection against the environment in some cases. Toner is a really powerful product that is essential for summer because we spend so much more time outdoors soaking in all the sun, free radicals, environmental pollution and more.

Summer Empties!

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Rich Cream Cleanser, Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner, Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask, Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Serum, Clinique Turnaround Concentrate Extra Radiance Renewer

Buying new beauty products is easy. There’s always something shiny and new around the corner that tempts us to switch products in the blink of an eye. I know I’m guilty for changing my lipstick, highlight, eyeshadow and more on a regular basis so it seems almost impossible for me to use up all my makeup. Skincare, on the other hand, is a little different. Once I find a good skincare product I stick to it until the death of it. That’s how I’ve managed to rack up a small pile of skincare empties this summer. From cleanser to serum, I’ve actually managed to make a commitment to a few beauty products until the very end. Here’s a quick rundown of all of my summer skincare empties:


Pacifica Cactus Water Micellar Cleansing Tonic Review

Pacifica Cactus Water Micellar Cleansing Tonic

If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m pretty big on maintaining a clear, healthy complexion. I like to thoroughly moisturize and condition my skin to keep it looking plump and youthful (read all bout that here) and make sure my complexion looks even and radiant (more about here). However, I’d be lying if I said that removing my makeup before bed is something that I’m always passionate about. I absolutely hate sleeping in makeup as I’m fully aware of the immediate and long term consequences on my skin. But after a long day, sometimes I just want to dive face first into bed not wash my face and then layer on serum, eye cream and night cream. I think we al have those long days where we’re just too tired to even think about hovering over the sink to wash off the day’s makeup.


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.


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.


Here’s 3 Pixi Products You Need To Try..

Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist, Glow Mist, Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner

Having an Instagram account can be bittersweet at times. I love being able to connect with other makeup junkies and drool over all that luscious makeup porn. But the enabling that comes with it? Insane! I’ve lost count how many times I’ve ran out to buy something after seeing it on Instagram. It’s a seriously dangerous place!

I recently fell victim to all the Pixi porn on Instagram and ended up running to Target to grab 3 of Pixi’s hottest products: the Makeup Fixing Mist, Glow Mist and Glow Tonic. I’ve been using them for a couple of weeks now and I have to admit that I’m glad I let Instagram enable me one last time.


Vichy Pureté Thermale 3-in-1 Cleansing Solution Review

Vichy Pureté Thermale 3-in-1 Cleansing Solution Review

Falling asleep with your makeup on is one of the worst things you can you do to your skin. Why? Because makeup clog your pores. So when you pair it with all the dirt and oil your face accumulates on an average day you’re really asking for trouble. That’s why I try my very best to remove my makeup before bed. Even if I’m deathly tired.

I just know my skin will always thank me later. However, there are times I just don’t feel like heading to the bathroom for a drawn out nighttime routine. Especially when I work night shifts. The last thing I want to do after working till midnight is stand on my feet an extra 5 minutes over the sink. But I gotta remove my makeup, right? That’s where micellar waters come in handy. I thought the Simple one was good but the Vichy Pureté Thermale 3-in-1 Cleansing Solution completely blows it out of the water!