Favorites – Novemeber 2017

Alpha H – Liquid Gold – I have used this acid as toner in the past but what made it an favorite this month is using it as a treatment. The bottle states you can use it as a treatment by applying it to your face with a cotton pad and then put nothing on top of it. I had never tried this is the past because my skin is dehydrated and I have never wanted to skip serums or moisturizers. But this past month I tried it as a treatment and it is phenomenal! The morning after my skin’s tone was more even, pigmentation from acne was reduced, active spots were calmed, and my skin felt great with no dryness or dehydration! I wouldn’t do this more than once a week, but I think it’s defiantly worth a try!

e.l.f. – Pore Refining Brush and Mask Tool – Life. Changer. I have always looked at May Lindstrom’s Facial Treatment Brush but couldn’t really justify spending the money on it. But’ this e.l.f. spatula is dirt cheap and easy to clean. Using a tool to apply masks makes making so much more enjoyable.

Laura Mercier –  Translucent Loose Setting Powder – I am so late to this bandwagon and oh boy do I regret not giving into the hype earlier! I got a sample size in a Sephora Play! box and it sat in my cupboard for a month or two before I actually got around to trying it and I will definitely be buying a full size when it it gone. This powder looks great all over the face and under the eyes – its completely invisible, doesn’t cling to dry patches, has a velvet soft skin-like finish, and extends the wear of dewy foundations. My favorite way to use this powder is with Deciem’s The Ordinary Serum foundation.

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Subculture Palette – This favorite will be no surprise if you follow me on Instagram. I was so intimated by the palette but I finally bought it because I just love the colors. And while it does take a little extra effect to work with, i think it’s totally worth it! While I have had a few duds, I have really loved most of the looks  I’ve made and it has been my most reached for palette since I bought it.

Briogeo – Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment – My scalp is always dry and irritated and the winter weather has really exasperated the issue. This treatment is an absolute savior. It relieves  the itching and reduces my dandruff for 3-4 days. It doesn’t make your scalp greasy at all and a little goes a very long way.

TonyMoly – Changing Magic Foot Peeling Shoes – The addiction is real. I have been using these masks for the last few months (every 3-4 weeks) and I just cannot wait until I can use it again! The masks are basically mellow treatments for your feet (lactic, glycolic, and salicylic) that exfoliate the feet causing them to peel about a week later. After they peel, my feet are so soft and calluses are smoother.

9.21.17 PM Skin

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9.21.17 PM Skin

Stratia Velvet Cleansing Milk

Deciem’s The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Solution 7%

Deciem’s The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

Sally’s Organics Rose Water

Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balm

Stratia Liquid Gold + Deciem’s The Ordinary Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

9.20.17 PM Skin

9.20.17 PM Skin

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid

Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner

• Retin-A 0.05%

Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balm

Stratia Liquid Gold + Deciem’s The Ordinary Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

January Labs Moisture Balancing Lotion

 

9.7.17 PM Skin

Some hormonal acne/congestion popped up on my chin today so tonight’s routine is focused on calming that breakout.

🌿This was my 3rd time using the sample of the Tara Harper Clarifying Mask and I’m not really impressed. I haven’t seen any amazing results 🤷🏻‍♀️I still have some left so I’ll keep trying it out.

• Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

• Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid

• Josh Rosebrook Hydration Accelerator –

• Tata Harper Clarifying Mask – applied just on congested areas

• Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balm

• Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Face Oil  – used as spot treatment

• Stratia Liquid Gold + Tamanu Oil

9.6.17 PM Skin

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9.6.17 PM Skincare

If only 11 PM meant it was time for bed. 😴 my skin was feeling a bit worn out so I passed on actives and sealed everything in with @januarylabs Moisture Balancing Lotion.

• Jordan Samuel Skincare Plie Cleanser

• Deciem’s The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Solution 7%

• Josh Rosebrook Hydration Accelerator
• Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

• Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balm

• Stratia Liquid Gold + 4 drops of Deciem’s The Ordinary Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed OilSeed Oil

• January Labs Moisture Balancing Lotion

9.6.17 AM Skin

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9.6.17 AM Skincare

 

• Jordan Samuel Skincare Plie Cleanser

• Sally’s Organics Rose Water

I love this rose water, but the spray on this particular bottle is a fire hose.

• Deciem’s The Ordinary Buffet

• Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream

• Stratia Liquid Gold + 1 pump of Tamanu Oil

 

9.4.17 PM Skin

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Tonight is retinol night so I tried to keep everything else simple, hydrating and nourishing.

 

Not pictured is makeup removal with Heimish All Clean Balm.

I cleansed with Stratia Velvet Cleansing Milk.

Acid tonight was Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid (I prefer this over an AHA when I am using retinol).

Hydrating toner was Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner. Normally, I would do the Seven Skin Method, but tonight was about a four-ish skin method … I was in too much of a hurry for all seven layers.

Next, I used a thin layer of prescription Tretinoin 0.05%.

Followed by my favorite Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balm focused on the corners of my eyes where I can get very dry.

Finally, I took one pump of Stratia Liquid Gold mixed with four drops of Deciem’s The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil for extra hydration.