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Updated morning skincare routine

Hey loves. Today I will be sharing my current skincare routine. Lately my skin has been cooperating with only a pimple here and there. I have combo to oily skin so I try stick to good quality products or a good price. I do tend to switch up some of my products so my skin doesn’t get use to one thing. For morning skincare I keep it simple and gentle. I do acne treatments and face masks, when needed, during my night time skincare. Since moving further south and the winter being a little warmer, I’ve had to adjust my skincare.

Cleanser:

These are my cleansing tools. The ELF daily cleanser (target $10)  is very gentle and feels really good on the skin. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling stripped of moisture. Every other day I use this sponge and cleanser together for a light exfoliate. I buy these buff sponges in  multi pack of 12 at Ulta for just less than $5.  Great combo to gentle exfoliate so that your next steps can really soak into the skin.

 

Toner:

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Clean and clear deep cleaning astringent
This is not my favorite toner but it gets the job done. It works in a pinch. I picked this up at target for $3.57. It cleans out the pores but it is a little too strong for me and if I get to close to my eyes it will sting a little. I prefer the Lancome tonique radiance(High end), lancome tongue pure focus(High end), Mary Kay acne control toner (affordable), or the formula 10.0.6 so totally clean pore cleanser acne treatment (affordable). I keep a toner in my skincare because I can tell a difference when I don’t use it. Toner keeps my pores clean,breakouts clear, and oils controlled.

 

Moisturizers:

 

I really love the Pur soak it up moisturizer (Kohl’s $34). It is a gel moisturizer that is ideal for oily skin because it quickly soaks into the skin. Since it is winter I add a few drops of the sculpt 100% pure argan oil (TJ Maxx $10) for a little extra light moisture.

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Lancome bienfait multi-vital eye
A really great eye cream with great SPF 28 (Lancome $40). This a nice thick cream that lays beautifully on the skin.

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Mac strobe cream
Mac strobe cream (mac outlet $23),I like to use this under my foundation to add a healthy glow to the skin without looking greasy. I don’t use this every day, I like it sometimes to give my skin that extra umph under my makeup. 

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Nivea Lip Butter
Great for the lips (Walgreens $3.99). I put this on as soon as I wake up in the morning to give it time to soak into the lips.

This is the products I am currently using. Some I love, and some work for now.  I switch it up to keep my skin the best it can be.

Thank you all for stopping by. And don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe.

Smooches,

Kim B

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October new products favorites

Hey folks!!! Today I want to talk about new products that I have been loving. I love new amazing goodies and these are some that I have found that everyone should try.

Nivea lip butter
Nivea lip butter

The cold weather is approaching and the sooner I get my routine of extra moisturizing down, the better I will be. This lip balm keeps my lips soft all night. I put it on before I go to bed and before I use a liquid lipstick which can dry your lips out.

Dry conditioners: L to R Chi , It's a 10, Tigi Rockaholic
Dry conditioners: L to R
Chi , It’s a 10, Tigi Rockaholic

So I work out five times a week and I will never wash my hair that often. EVER!! So in between washes I use a dry conditioner. The different between a dry shampoo and a dry conditioned is that a dry shampoo cleanses oily scalp and hair, while a dry conditioner cleans and adds moisture to a dry scalp. These are a few that I have been loving. They all smell different. The chi smells like a good mens cologne, it’s a 10 smells like fruit (their leave in conditioner smells the same), and the rockaholic smells clean.

Formula 10.0.6 So totally clean acne treatment toner
Formula 10.0.6 So totally clean acne treatment toner

This toner smells like baby lotion so i’m completely love it. But it makes me miss my Nephew baby Kendrick when I’m home. I digress lol, I use this toner in my nighttime routine to deep clean my face and prevent and breakouts that may plan to ruin my life the next day. No ma’am no sir, not with this toner.

Beca afterglow palette
Becca afterglow palette

This palette was a huge surprise. So I have all state insurance and I have the drive wise device in my car, well I didn’t know that you can use your points and safe drive rewards money to get discounts on all sorts of products. When I went on my account, I saw a beauty fragrance tab and OMG!!!!!!! I hit the mother load!!!!!! I saw this Becca palette and didn’t look back. They have tons of brands and products in all kinds of categories. I ended up getting this for about 40% off. enough said, throw that baby in the cart!!! The 3 highlighters are gorgeous and the 2 blushers is super creamy. The color right to left are:

highlighters- moonstone, rose gold, topaz

blushers- wild honey, and flower child.

The Balm
The Balm “the manizer sisters” palette

This is the infamous the Balm highlighters all in one palette. These are amazing and I haven’t been able to put it down. There is Mary-lou, Cindy-lou, and Betty-lou. This is sold at kohl’s and it’s worth the hunt. They are smaller that the individual highlighters but a little goes miles aka a long way lol.

Billion dollar brows brow duo pencil
Billion dollar brows brow duo pencil

This pencil is creamy amazingness!!!! I use the darker left side to highlight my brow bone and the lighter right side in my water line. It lasts all day and so easy to use.

NYX eyeshadow base in skin tone
NYX eyeshadow base in skin tone

Best eyelid base out!!! Perfect dupe for Mac paint pots and a fraction of the price!!!! my shadows stay pigmented and in place all day.

Pur minerals miricle mist
Pur minerals miricle mist

This is a setting spray that leaves your skin slightly dewy without making you oily. Smells like citrus which is nice. I’m combo/oily and I love this stuff.

Garnier clean nourish cleansing oil
Garnier clean nourish cleansing oil

Now this product says for dry skin but, I use this to break down my makeup and then I wash my face with a acne control cleanser after. I was using and loving the Tatcha cleansing oil but I ran out. And it expensive!! So I decided to try a more affordable cleansing oil. This oil doesn’t burn my eyes, it breaks my makeup down like a dream, and it doesn’t leave a oily film. Amazing!!

Estee Lauder concealer in medium deep
Estee Lauder concealer in medium deep

I use this concealer under my eyes and then top it with my liquid highlighter when I need extra coverage. It doesn’t crease, roll, or break up. Its thick but doesn’t cake. I love this tiny thing. I have a travel sized that came in a kit and it has lasted me forever.

Nivea in shower cream for very dry skin
Nivea in shower cream for very dry skin

I am all about that soft/ash free skin and like I said before, the more winter skin prep the better. My sister hates this stuff (she loved the old Jergens one that they had years ago). She said “if the next person getting in the shower doesn’t slip and fall, it ain’t good.” My poor niece and nephew lol. I love this stuff, it works for me and smells amazing. I don’t rinse it all off. I like to leave a little on to soak in throughout the day.

Well folks those are my new products that I have been loving. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe

Smooches

Kim B