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Top Skincare Products of 2014


Skin Care

 

It’s almost 2015! I am rounding up my top products of the year and figured I’d start out with skincare. I have a slight obsession with skin care products and am so happy with all the great products I’ve discovered this year. I am a huge fan of using products with pure and natural ingredients. They have transformed my skin and I highly suggest you try substituting some of your products with harsh ingredients with more pure ones. Here are my very favorite skin care items that I use daily!


1. Giovanni Facial Cleansing Towelettes– I always like having face wipes on hand. They are great at taking off the bulk of your makeup, especially while you are watching tv at night! I don’t count on these to do all of my cleansing, but they work really well at a quick and easy clean. (I always wash my face later on with an actual cleanser…see number 2.)

2. Sibu Sea Buckthorn Cleanser– SO. GOOD. If you want the perfect cleanser here you go! This is my go-to. It does a great job at taking your makeup off and giving your skin a deep clean. It has tiny beads that really help to get all the gunk out of your pores. It smells lightly of citrus and has a gel texture. This cleanser won’t burn your eyes and will keep your breakouts away. Seriously, buy it.

3. Shea Terra Argan and Rosemary Cleansing Oil– Alright this product has been life-changing ever since I started using it. No joke. Basically, it’s an oil that you apply first to a cotton ball, then wipe all across your face after you cleanse. You will see everything that wasn’t washed away with your cleanser on the cotton ball. Sometimes if I don’t do a good job at washing my face, it’s a little gross seeing all the gunk that I end up wiping off. But it will leave your skin completely purified and since there is rosemary in this, you are fighting the bacteria on your face. I don’t usually need a moisturizer after I used this product.

4. Andalou Naturals Dermal Filler– I have recently started noticing fine lines on my skin. Sad day. A friend recommended this to me to target under eye fine lines and smile lines near the mouth. I love the smooth texture this product has and I actually can tell that it works. Definitely a staple in my routine now, and it’s always in my shopping cart!

5. CSI Vivid Eyes Cucumber Eye Cream– I don’t get much darkness under my eyes, but I do get puffy in the morning. This eye cream works almost instantly at reducing any redness or puffy areas around your eyes. I love the refreshing scent and how lightweight it is. I see this as an instant wake up product. (Especially great after a long night!)

6. Andalou Naturals Rosewater Mask– Holy moly. The second I opened this little gem and gave it a whiff I was sold. Then after I applied it to my skin I wanted to tell every person I know to go run and buy one! It feels so luxurious and smells like a sweet rosey marshmallow. This is great for replenishing dry skin and adding a glow to the skin.

7. Alba Good & Healthy Weightless Moisture Lotion– This lotion has actual veggies inside so it doesn’t have the best scent. However, the ingredients are so nourishing that I can let that slide. This keeps my skin from ever feeling dry or itchy during the winter months. It works great under makeup and has helped my skin stay balanced.

8. Purlisse Pur-Protect Spf 30 Sunscreen– This is a great all around sunscreen. I apply this either before or after my moisturizer. Honestly which ever is closer to me goes on my skin first! I love that this sunscreen doesn’t smell to strong and is super lightweight. It also has soothing ingredients inside like white tea, which really helps calm my sensitive skin.

9. Andalou Illuminating Toner– I am a huge fan of the brightening line from Andalou Naturals. This toner does a great job at keeping your skin balanced and gets rid of any dirt and grime. With all the brightening products, your skin will look more radiant after using them.

10. Avalon Organics Lavender Scrub– All time favorite scrub. This is an incredibly soothing scrub, which is great if you have sensitive skin like I do. It feels amazing when applied to the skin and you will notice an improvement in your skin after the first use. I love seeing how my skin glows after I use this scrub…it’s slightly addicting. If you are looking for a new scrub this is a no brainer.

11. Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Night Cream– Like the rose mask I use, this has a similar scent and texture. It not only feels great, but keeps my skin hydrated throughout the entire night. I hate waking up with tight and itchy skin, but when I use this product that never happens! I prefer using this when my skin is on the dry side because it is a rich cream, but never clogs my pores.

12. Just Natural Acne Spot Treatment– Last but not least is this miracle oil. I apply this to any active pimples or bumps on my skin overnight. When I wake up my bumps are either completely gone or reduced in size dramatically! I have tried countless acne products and this is by FAR the best I’ve tried. You might be thinking ‘oil on pimples’? Until you try it out for yourself you won’t know how amazing it is. Trust!


 


Friday Favs: 3-28-14


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1. Urban Remedy Juice Cleanse: I finally did a juice cleanse! Click here for a detailed post on my experience.

2. Inglot Eyeshadow in Pearl 395: I cannot explain how pigmented and creamy this eyeshadow is (it is the lightest shade in the palette). I created this palette for my wedding day and have been obsessed with it every since. This shade in particular has been on my eyes every day this week. I use it in the tear ducts and right beneath my brows. It instantly brightens your eyes and gives them a beautiful radiance.

3. Giovanni Hair Pomade: Who says pomades are only for guys?? I use a tiny bit of this in dry curly hair to add definition. I would much rather use a curl enhancing product than a hairspray any day! This gives your curls some grit and an awesome beachy look.

4. Ivanka Trump Perfume: One of my all time favorite perfumes. So feminine and sexy, but not too heavy. With notes of pink pepper, bergamot, and crisp apple it leaves you feeling so pretty! Seriously stop by the perfume counter and give this little gem a whiff!
5. Everyday Minerals Blush in All Smiles: This is a beautiful peachy pink blush. It is very pigmented and has a natural finish. I am really into peach blush lately and this one does not disappoint!


Friday Favs: 3-21-14


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1. Andalou Naturals Daily Defense: I have been using this for well over a year now and have no reason of buying anything else! I love that I get a moisturizer and SPF all in one. You also don’t have to worry about this feeling heavy on your skin or messing with your makeup.
2. Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie in Party Starter: I love how creamy this lip gloss is. It feels so comfortable on your lips and isn’t too sticky. This is a beautiful coral shade which is perfect for spring!
3. Giovanni Leave-In Conditioner: I use this after I shower and use it all over my hair. It moisturizes and detangles without weighing your hair down. My hair also feels so soft after I blow dry it.
4. Honey Bee Gardens Liner in Jet Set: This a gorgeous teal colored eye liner. It is a natural formula which is great for sensitive eyes, or if you wear contacts like I do!
5. Think Thin Bars: I have been eating these for breakfast and am slightly obsessed with them. They taste like dessert and keep me feeling satisfied.

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Friday Favs: 2/21/14


I always have way too many products to share with you by the time the month is over, so I am starting something new. Each Friday I will pick 5 stand out products from the week (for some reason I can’t count and had 6 this week). I will be able to spend more time on each product and not be so rushed. I hope you all enjoy this new type of video and HAPPY FRIDAY!

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01. Giovanni Facial Cleansing Towelettes

02. Dr. Sponge Aloe Vera Facial Cleansing Sponge

03. byAlegory Lip Stick Acryllic Holders

04. Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner & NYX Two Timer Liner

05. Aloe Life Skin Gel

06. Sigma Warm Neutrals Eye Shadow Palette (use code FEB2014 for 10% off)

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