I have recently discovered a skincare routine that works for me and has cleared up my skin! I swear to you, everyday I wake up to see that my skin is clearer then the day before, I hear angels signing! Because I have finally found clear skin again, I have been excited to spice up my makeup routine with some fun colors. I will also tell you about a tried-and-true nail product that I cannot live without.
1) Kate Somerville Anti Bac Clearing Lotion. This lotion has 3% Benzoyl Peroxide as the active ingredient. I have tried Benzoyl Peroxide before and had no success, my skin was just dried out. This is not only a lotion to moisturize, but the concentration of BP seems to be perfect for my combination skin. Daily, I see a significant improvement of my skin and less acne. I apply this 2-3 times per day on clean skin. You can find it at Sephora.com for $39.
2) Origins GinZing Eye Cream. I am very skeptical of eye creams because they all promise a miracle. I love the fact that Origins is natural and not outrageously expensive, so I went in looking for an eye cream that would simply provide me with a little extra moisture. A sales lady recommended the GinZing Eye Cream because is was 1- their best seller and 2- because it would moisturize, tighten, brighten and depuff. I was sold. After about a week, I noticed that my eyes looked younger (and more so everyday)! It was not dramatic, nor was it a miracle, but you know what- I will take it! I use this as part of my routine twice a day. You can find it at Origins.com for $30.
3) L’Oreal Colour Riche Acqua Lip in Tattoo Coral. I am all about bright orange and coral this season. I am a little backwards, considering it is winter, but when I wear all black I like to add a punch of color. I was on the hunt for a new ‘orange-ish’ color when I came upon this. The color looked perfect and I loved that I didn’t need to reapply all day because it was a stain. Let me tell you how over the moon I am with this lip color! I have been wearing it everyday to fashion week. One day I even missed my bus because I ran back into the house to grab my lip color when I realized it wasn’t in my purse! OB-sessed! It really does stay all day (well at least 5+hours) and the pigmentation is incredible. Not bad for under $10. You can find it at Target.com for $8.
4) Sally Hansen Salon Pro Gel Nail Color in White Away. I am all about gel color on my nails, but I only do it myself. I went to salons for a while, but found that they filed my nails down too much and ruined my nails. I now do them myself and it lasts for weeks with no chips and no damaged nails underneath. I usually wear dark purple or bright blue- something fun, but knowing I was working NY Fashion Week, I wanted something neutral- clean- that would stay. I ran up to my local Target and got this color, applied it that night and now, 8 days later, my nails still look great with not a single chip. Note: The color on the box is not what you get. I applied three coats of this color to eventually get something similar to Essie’s Ballet Slippers, but slightly less pink. I love it, but it is not what I saw on the box. You can find this nail gel at Target.com for $12.
Thank you for reading! Stay tuned for next week’s Products of the Week!