Sunday, April 11, 2010

A few of my Favorite things right now...

So lately I've been on this make-up and face kick. Maybe because I feel like I am getting old and need to preserve my youth as much as possible. Or it could be that I need a new thing to obsess about. So to start let me start with face and work up to base and then up to make-up.

So recently I discovered L'oreal Go 360 Deep clean Cream Cleanser. OMG I am loving this stuff!!!! There are a few different solutions like one for small pores, one for sensitive skin and one that's not a cream but a gel. I went for the pink bottle that is the Deep clean Cleanser beacuse I seem to like cream based cleansers over the gels.

The great thing about this cleanser is that it comes with it's own scrubby that pops out and pops back in through the center of the bottle. Another great thing is you literally only need to use a pea sized amount on your scrubby to get a good lather. That means this is gonna last me a long time which means I save $$$. I like that and so will the hubby. This cleanser really leaves your face feeling super squeaky clean and smooth!! It is oil free for those that worry about products adding more oil to your skin like me. So if you are looking for a new cleanser I definitely recommend this one.

My other favorite cleanser that I am using with the above is Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Cream wash.

At 33 you would think that breakouts would be a thing of the past for me. Well maybe it's a blessing and curse at the same time. My oily skin will hopefully keep me looking younger longer, but in the meantime, makes me feel like a 14 year old going through "changes". It does have Salicylic acid, and usually I don't like to use products that have this in it, due to the fact that it either dries out my skin or doesn't even help at all. This product though has actually helped with the breakouts and my skin still seems to feel hydrated. These two together has been a great combo for me.

Now on to base. My new fave face primer is Sephora Brand "Tricks of the Trade" Anti-Shine Primer.
You only need a small amount, goes on like butter and makes your foundation stick like glue!!! Love Love Love it!!!!

My ultimate fav eye primer which has been a fav for awhile is Urban Decay's Eye Primer Potion. They finally came out with a concealer colored one called Eden that can be used as a base color for your eyes for a natural look. I have been using this like crazy and just love it.

Ok and my last favorite thing Is Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder SPF 15.

Thanks to a tip/recommendation from my friend Jana's status update on Facebook I checked it out and started using this mineral make-up. Let me say I've been using loose mineral powder for a few years now and have loved it. The things that drove me nuts were #1 the mess it made and #2 the feeling of never getting full flawless coverage without having to put a few layers on. The new pressed mineral powder from Laura is absolutely FABULOUS!!! OMG my skin looks flawless with one application, I can take it with me, I don't have a powdered mess all over my counter, and it's only $35!!!! Also, my makeup stays and looks pretty much the same in the afternoon as it did when I put it on first thing in the morning. I think I'm hooked for life!! A big Thank you to Jana for posting it in her status!!!! I would have never found this love affair if it wasn't for you!!!

On that note, I am done rambling on. If you have anything that you find that is an absolute must have or you get one of the above and feel the same way I do, definitely let me know. I would love to hear about it!!!!


Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

I'm so going to buy the UD primer!

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