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four step night time beauty routine

night beautyAs I’m reaching my late twenties, my night time beauty routine has become increasingly important.  Gone are the college days of falling asleep in a full face of makeup.  In fact no matter how tired I am, I always wash my face before bed.  I’ve gotten a few requests for my a.m. and p.m. beauty routines so I decided to share.  What I do is very basic but it works for my skin and I stick by it.  I promise to share my a.m. beauty/ makeup routine soon!

DSC_0143These are the products I use, all linked in the description below.

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  1. Remove all make up from eyes and lips.  I use this on a cotton swab to get everything off.nightbeauty2
  2. Wash face with warm water and a gentle cleanser.  I use this which can be found at any drug store, Target, etc.nightbeauty3
  3. Apply an anti-agin cream taking special care around the eyes.  I use this one after it was recommended to me by a friend and I am hooked!  My face feels so soft.
  4. Apply a basic moisturizer to face and neck.  I use the Aveeno one in the winter and this one in the summer because it is a little lighter.nightbeauty4

I’m not counting this in the four steps but I also use Latisse at night on my eye lashes.  I wanted to use it in the year leading up to my wedding to help them grow and it’s really working!  I love it.  I have a prescription for it from my dermatologist, but I’ve also heard great things about neulash which is available without a prescription.

Finally, remember to get plenty of sleep!  I hope this is helpful.  It’s a new year, and never too soon to take good care of your skin!  Have a great weekend. xo


put your best face forward

tips for healthy skin

In the winter, I feel like I hate my skin.  I know technically it’s the same skin that is on my face in the summer, but it just requires so much more work.  My skin is more dry, my skin tone looks washed out, and the dewy look I go for is harder achieve.  I love reading skin care tips online and getting new ideas for products and feel I have mastered what it takes to keep my skin looking good.  Don’t get overwhelmed by the steps, it is most likely things you do anyway but just in a different order or with a new product.

  1.  Exfoliate.  I swear by my Origins modern friction.  It leaves your skin feeling baby soft.
  2.  Sunless tan.  I’ve tried countless sunless tanners but my favorite is  St. Tropez gradual tan mouse.  (I recommend the gradual even if you have darker skin.  The regular is really dark.)
  3.  Moisturize.  Every morning and night, but especially after your tanner dries because it can dry out your skin.  I use Clinique  because it has a great effect while still being lightweight.
  4.  Apply a primer/base.  I used to use benefits primer but now I’ve switched to Dior’s BBcream and I love it.
  5.  Cover.  I use Laura Mercier’s sand colored tinted moisturizer.
  6.  Spot check.  Cover any imperfections/ discolorations.  I love Benefit’s erase paste.
  7. Bronze.  Lightly dust bronzer over your face and neck.  I’ve used this NARS bronzer for the better part of 5 years, I swear by it.
  8.  Blush/highlight.  I use a combination of Bobbi Brown’s cream blush and this magical Origins highlighter called Halo Effect.  A little goes a long way!

You can read more about my go to beauty products under my ‘About page’ or in this post.  Do you guys use any of these skin care products?  Or do you have any tips for great looking winter skin?


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