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Monday, August 17, 2015

Recent Purchases

Hello and welcome to a new week! Hope you enjoyed the weekend. Today I’m reviewing a couple of my recent purchases.

Loft

I bought this shirt on sale at Loft a few weeks ago and can’t stop wearing it! It’s nice as a tank for these hot summer days or wearing to work under a cardigan or jacket. Only a few sizes left, snag one while you can.

Loft

Also bought this at Loft. Haven’t had a chance to wear it yet, but the structure is nice if you’re a pencil skirt lover like I am. I picked this skirt because I had seen it featured on Extra Petite last year in gray. The fabric is thick, but light enough for summer and I love the fact that it has pockets. The waist is a little large on me, but I also have a tiny waist compared to my hips. A little alteration and it will fit perfect! Can’t wait to style it and feature it soon.

Lush

I picked up this product two weeks ago (mentioned here) and have been using it twice a day. I wanted to give you a review in case you were hoping I’d write one.

The idea behind Lush Cosmetics is making good products using fresh and organic ingredients, use little or no preservatives, and they list all the ingredients used on their packaging. There is a lot more about their beliefs on the website. All in all I think this is a great idea. With some products you have no clue what you’re putting on your body.

I picked Skin Drink because I wanted to try a new moisturizer. I had been using Origins GinZing and like it, but thought trying something else may be even more effective with my dry skin. See my skincare routine here. This product definitely makes my skin feel soft and smooth. If you have a sensitive nose this isn’t the product for you. It’s very “earthy” and something makes me wonder why am I slathering this on my face if it doesn’t smell good, but it works well! I use it at night and put it on under my foundation in the morning. All day my skin feels hydrated, but not greasy. I look forward to giving my skin a nice “drink” at the end of the day. Heck, I like a drink at the end of the day, but that’s beside the point. I would recommend this product! 

What products or clothes have you bought recently you’d recommend?

Until next post…xoxo Becca

Monday, June 29, 2015

My Skincare Routine

I get a lot of compliments about my skin and am always asked what my skincare routine is. First, I think I was just blessed with good skin. In the last few years I have noticed more dryness though. My guess is it is a result of age. UGH…I’m getting old 🙁 So this is my current skincare routine…

Love the Clarisonic (mine is the Mia2), it knocks out any texture on my face and gives a deep clean. I first heard about this product a few years ago at a beauty event at Nordstrom. Thought it was cool, but didn’t believe the salesperson’s pitch. Then I kept hearing from people they loved it, read about it on blogs, saw videos on YouTube and thought I better get one. I use the Clarisonic every night in the shower with Philosophy Purity, a 3-in-1 cleanser. If I need a quick face wash I reach for Purity.

For fast makeup removal or to make sure everything is gone (especially mascara) after using the Clarisonic I use Pond’s Wet Cleansing Towelettes. I’ve tried a lot of wipes and I hate the ones that leave your face greasy. That does not feel “clean” to me. Pond’s are my favorite and you can get them at any grocery or drug store. Typically purchase the original fresh scent, but occasionally I get evening soothe (mmm relaxing scent).

As I mentioned, I deal with dryness so I’ve added Origins GinZing to the routine. Morning and night. Since it’s light weight and oil free I can put it on under my makeup and it won’t affect my foundation/concealer’s performance. Sometimes I like to just stick my nose in the jar because it smells sooooo good…like fresh oranges! Staying hydrated and having a good diet drastically changes your skin. Think about it….now go grab a bottle of water 😉

I’m always looking for something new to try. I plan on testing out Lush Cosmetics’ Mask of Magnaminty Cleanser and Skin Drink Moisturizer, GlamGlow Thirstymud, and some of the Josie Maran skincare line.

What are your go to skincare products? Leave a comment so I know what I should test out in addition to the ones already on the list!

Until next post…xoxo Becca

All items were purchased with my own money and all opinions are my own.
This routine works for me and my skin, but it may not work for everyone.

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