Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Fav Beauty Buys No. 3

Fav Beauty Buys No. 3


Maybe it was my recent birthday lighting a fire under my tush, but recently something clicked that I need to get serious about an anti-aging skin care regimen, now! I've always had good skin (thanks mom and dad) and therefore never really bothered much with an extensive regimen, however I'm now realizing that's led me to take advantage of my clear skin. There seem to be a million anti-aging products out there and the choices were really overwhelming to me, so I sought advice from my local Sephora. After listing my critera (natural products and as few steps as possible) I was directed to Origins Plantscription™ line. I've been using them for a few weeks now and I am hooked! This moisturizer cream is lightweight, non-greasy and even after it's absorbed it leaves my skin looking dewy and glowing. It has SPF 25 which is fine for me for everyday, but if I'm planning to be outside for a long period of time I always apply a much higher SPF to my face as well.


I've been a fan of Makeup Forever's aqua eyes eyeliner for years, but had never tried any other product from the brand. This lipstick was part of Sephora's birthday gift and it now has a permanent home in my everyday bag. A color neutral enough for everyday, with just enough pigment to elicit the coveted "what lipstick are you wearing?!", it's like your natural lips enhanced in the very best, subtle way. Plus its' super moisturizing formula won't dry out your lips :)


A bit thicker than the faec cream, I can almost feel my thirsty eye area drinking in the intense moisture of the Plantscriptions™ Eye Cream! I use my ring finger and pat it on lightly from the outer edge of my brow to the edge of my nose.


Ok, so I'm not gonna lie - this stuff is gross...but holy cow is it effective! It comes with 2 booties filled with fruit acids, that - after you soak your feet for a few minutes - you tape around your ankles (I then cover them with socks in case I need to walk) and then chill on the couch for an hour. Remove, rinse and wait. and wait... . By the end of the third day I was gonna chalk it up to my feet being duds but then I saw the beginning of the peeling on my toes. For the next week my feet looked like they were molting...seriously disgusting! I wore socks to bed and vacuumed with greater frequency and after about 5 days my feet were softer than I'd seen them in years...so yeah, gross but AMAZING! Helloooooo sandals :)


The Plantscriptions™facial cleanser leaves your face feeling amazingly clean. I've been using it along with my Clarisonic for a deep pore cleanse.


Initially I was skeptical of the night cream component of this anti-aging routine worrying that it would be so thick and greasy that I would break out. It is thick, but in a super moisturizing, velvety non-greasy way. I love how smooth my face feels after I apply and how soft my skin is when I wake up.


I've professed my love of this mascara many times over but until they come out with a waterproof formula in Florida it is not a summer mascara. Looking for a mascara that would lengthen and thicken similarly but stay put in insane humidity (and sweat, eww), I discovered this gem. It takes a bit of patience to apply - slowly in several thin coats - but the end result is amazing!

I've had my Clarisonic for about a year now and can say that it has definitely been worth the investment. My skin stayed pretty clear throughout my first pregnancy (pre-Clarisonic) but I swear that this thing is a pregnant gal's best friend as I had maybe four or five blemishes with during my second pregnancy. But pregnant or not - this thing is amazing! I recently switched from the sensitive head to the deep pore cleansing head and I'm even happier than before.

See my other Fav Beauty Buys here and here.

Any products you're loving that I should know about? Share the wealth and leave your recs in the comments :)

1 comment:

YDIB said...

What color is the lipstick? I can't tell by clicking. Mazel tov on your move/new home/law school and all the changes. I just moved to northern Jersey and was wondering where you went for all your Banana Republic finds and also if you could tell me where you get your Kiki riki style pencil skirts (I don't fit into real kiki rikis) I see you listed brands sometimes like Mimi, but don't know where they are sold. Thanks!