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Makeup Favorites: November 2018

I’m putting myself on a “low-buy” for the next six months when it comes to makeup so I can use up what I have before I buy anything new.  For the most part, I’ve been sticking to one routine a month in order to make a real effort to use up makeup that I own and not waste it.  This routine is my current mainstay.  Tarte Rainforest of the Sea

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Current A.M. & P.M. Skincare Routine – October 2018

My current morning skincare routine. Step 1 – Cleanse/Exfoliate Soap & Glory SCRUB YOUR NOSE IN IT Face Scrub – I prefer a scrub in the morning over a cleanser.  My skin is already clean from the night before.  I just want to wash off any residual product, flakiness from retinol treatments, and generally like an invigorating scrub in the am to help wake myself up.  This is a good

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Makeup Favorites: September 2018

My makeup routine of the past month including some new discoveries and old favorites.  Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation – A favorite drugstore foundation of mine. It’s light to medium coverage. I use the shade, Soft Ivory. Available at Ulta. Tarte Undereye Corrector – I love peachy cream corrector concealers. I’m on my second pot of this one. It’s not too heavy under the eyes, counters my undereye darkness and

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Current A.M. & P.M Skincare Routine – August 2018

My current morning skincare routine. Step 1 – Cleanse/Exfoliate Dr. Lancer The Method Polish – I still love an invigorating scrub in the morning to get the blood flowing and slough off any dead skin when I’ve got Retin A in my rotation. Dr. Lancer is for exfoliation warriors. If you’ve got the skin of a rhinoceros (not really), this is for you. Available at Sephora. Step 2 – Toner/Hydrate

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P.M. Skincare Routine – June 2018

My current evening skincare routine – June 2018 Step 1 – Cleanse Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips – I bought this to try because I loved Take The Day Off balm. This doesn’t work as well on stubborn eyeliner and mascara. I won’t buy it again but I’m glad tried it. Available a Clinique. TATA HARPER Purifying Cleanser – This is better suited

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A.M. Skincare Routine – June 2018

My current morning skincare routine – June 2018 Step 1 – Cleanse Dr. Lancer The Method: Polish – For serious exfoliators only. This is in my Hall of Fame. If you’re looking to resurface your face, you’re going to want this in your routine. Available at Sephora. Step 2 – Toner/Hydrate Life Plankton Essence by BIOTHERM – I’m still using and loving this essence. It leaves my skin feeling extremely

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P.M. Skincare Routine – April 2018

My current evening skincare routine – April 2018 Step 1 – Cleanse Bioderma Micellaire Water – Of course! My go-to make up remover. Available online. OMOROVICZA Thermal Cleansing Balm – I love everything about this cleansing balm; the texture, smell, etc. Feels like pure luxury. Contains Hungarian moor mud, calcium and magnesium and scented with orange blossom oil. Devine. Available at Sephora. Step 2 – Serum Differin – I’m rotating

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A.M. Skincare Routine – April 2018

My current morning skincare routine – April 2018 Step 1 – Cleanse Erborian Creme Scrub – I bought this mild herbal exfoliator at L’Occitane on Black Friday to give it a try. It’s very mild and I enjoy the herbal scent. It may be discontinued but I’ve seen it on eBay. Step 2 – Hydrate Life Plankton Essence by BIOTHERM – I’ve tried a few different marine essence products and

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P.M. Skincare Routine – February 2018

My current evening skincare routine – February 2018 Step 1 – Cleanse Bioderma Micellaire Water – My go-to make up remover. Available online. Step 2 – Exfoliate Dr. Levy Switzerland 3 Deep Cell Renewal Micro-Resurfacing Cleanser – I think I bought this in Montreal. Formulated with alpha-hydroxy acids and rice microbeads to slough off dead skin, it’s a great product. Available at Cult Beauty. Step 3 – Serum Regenica Rejuvenating

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A.M. Skincare Routine – February 2018

My current morning skincare routine – February 2018 Step 1 – Cleanse NeoStrata Skin Resurfacing Duo – This microdermabrasion kit is in my Hall of Fame: Exfoliators. Every couple of days, I begin my morning routine with a good scrub especially if I’m using a potent retinol at night. This product combines a scrub and an AHA so it is likely too strong for sensitive skin. Unfortunately, it’s only available

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