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Scrimp or Splurge


Hello beauties!! Today I want to give you some ideas on budget when it comes to beauty products. Now a lot of us do not have hundreds of dollars every day on the newest products. I am huge on budgets. I work a lot because I like pretty things that glitter lol. So a budget and writing down all my bills, grocery list, to do lists, etc. I’m a big list person. This helps me stay organized and allows me to plan ahead. I had being surprised by a financial responsibility. I get that things happen, I just like to be prepared. So purchasing beauty items is no different. I keep a running list of items I want to buy outside of my regular beauty staples.

I always live by the code of at least 75% of your beauty budget should be on skincare. I’m big on a good solid skincare regimen. A good skincare routine gives you good skin which in turn allows your makeup a great base to sit on.  A great foundation aka skin makes a great sturdy house aka beat face.

So I looked up online what you should splurge on and things you can skimp on. My list is a little different. Which each person should differ from the list, but it is good to have an idea. Based on your skin type and the condition of your skin determines which products you feel you can skimp and splurge on. Example, if you have sensitive skin, your skin may react better to a more pricey/ skin specific cleanser. where someone with normal skin with no issues can use a inexpensive drugstore cleanser. Everyone is different so your list should reflect that. This is a list of essentials

SCRIMP:

The list online:                                                                   my list:

Cleanser                                                                               Cleanser

Moisturizer                                                                         Brow pencil

Makeup remover                                                               Lipstick

Eyeliner                                                                               Serum

Brow pencil                                                                         Foundation

Lipstick                                                                                 Hair tools

 

SPLURGE:

Online List:                                                                            My List:

Serum                                                                                     Moisturizer

Foundation                                                                            Makeup Remover

Makeup Brushes                                                                   Eyeliner

Hair Tools                                                                               Makeup Brushes

Perfume                                                                                  Perfume

The reason for my skimp list is:


Cleanser literally goes straight down the drain. I like to do my skin treatments in other parts of my routine so a basic cleanser will do. Now that my skin is majority clear, I like a simple cleansers, one for PM and one for AM. My favorite brow pencil is NYX which is very affordable. Lipstick, I don’t use them often enough to invest. My favorite lipstick is Lancôme trendy mauve, but it will last me forever. Serums can be put in either skimp or splurge. It just depends on which ones I’m loving at the moment. Right now I’m loving The Ordinary brand and they are very affordable. The drugstore has been killing it with affordable foundation lately, so I haven’t picked up or been using my favorite higher end foundations. I don’t spend a lot on hair tools because I don’t have much hair loll.

The reason for my splurge list:


I have oily skin so I’m pretty picky when it comes to moisturizer. I love a gel moisturizer and the ones that I like are on the mid pricey range, even the ones at the drug store will run you over $20. Makeup remover that I prefer is a oil or balm cleanser. I use it to melt off my makeup aka first cleanse. My favorite ones I get at Sephora or ulta. The one I loved from the drug store I can’t find so I’m okay with a more expensive one. Eye liner can either be a skimp or splurge if it’s a good quality liner, I’m okay with buying it. I don’t wear eyeliner as much as I use to so I have tons of them to get through. Makeup brushes I have and love high end and low end brushes. I put brushes in the high end category because most of my favorite brushes are high end. Mainly Lancôme. I personally love eau de parfum, which is oil based, more concentrated, and lasts longer on the skin so you don’t use as much, versus an eau de toilette which is alcohol based, lighter fragrance,and fades on the skin faster because alcohol evaporates and oil absorbs into the skin. Since the oil last longer and is a more stronger scent, they are more expensive. I don’t use a lot of body splashes but I still have them around when I feel the urge to splash on a familiar easy scent.

Well folks That is all I have for today. Thank you for stopping by. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe.

Smooches

Kim B

 

 

Current nighttime routine

Hello fabulous folks. Today I will be sharing my night time skincare routine. I tend to switch up my specific products regularly so that my skin doesn’t get use to the same thing and then causing the product to not work as effectively. For my nighttime routine I use the Korean method of a double cleanse. The first cleanse is specifically designed to break down makeup, dirt, grime, etc. from the skin. Then the second cleanse is to get deep down in the pores and remove anything that was left behind during the first cleanse. These are the products that are currently in my routine. Now like I said before, the specific brand changes but the type of product and the skincare steps stay the same.

 

First Cleanse:

Instead of makeup wipes or micellar water, Which I fill causes me to pull on my skin and I don’t like that, I like cleansing oil, balms, or gel to oil. Right now I have been loving the Boscia cool cleansing oil (Sephora $10-$32). It smells so good and doesn’t irritate my eyes when I’m breaking down mascara. It gets even the most stubborn makeup. It doesn’t leave a film on the skin. this can even be used as a single cleanse if you have normal to dry skin.

 

Second cleanse:

With this cleanse I go in with a cleanser that doubles as an exfoliator. I’ve been repurchasing this one for a while because it is so good. It is the Altcheck MD exfoliating cleanser (found at Kohls). I first I didn’t think I would like this cleanser because it is a cream cleanser but I love it. it has a really gentle exfoliator. I doesn’t foam so it wont strip the skin. Leaves the skin soft.

 

Tone: 

I use a toner to bring balance back into my skin, and also to prevent breakouts. I choose a toner with acne medication, which my skin loves salasylic acid. My favorite affordable on is Formula 10.0.6(find at ulta $5.99). It really gets in those pores and help combat any breakouts.

 

Treat: 

I don’t use a treatment everyday. Glycolic pads I will use every night for about 3-4 days in a row and then give my skin restoring time of another 3-4 days. I have the Bliss incredi-peel spa strength glycolic resurfacing pads (Kohls $49.00 for 30 pads). These will make your skin tingle but it goes away once you add your moisturizer.  These help with improving texture on the skin and dark spots.

 

Moisturize: 

For my night time moisturizer I like it light but hefty at the same time. Lightweight on the skin but hefty with the moisture. This is when I like to use face oils combined with a light moisturizer. This gives everything all night to soak into other skin and then I wash off any remainder n the am. Since I don’t have to worry about putting any makeup on top, which could cause some slipping, this allows my skin to get enough moisture to wear my body wont have to produce more causing oily skin My combo as of late has been the Aveda all sensitive moisturizer (thus is a sample and I can’t find a price online)mixed with Sculpt 100% argan oil (TJ Maxx $9.99). This combo sinks right into my skin without any greasy feeling.

 

Eyes: 

I use two products under my eyes because this is the thinnest skin on your body and can getdry very easily. When you under eye gets dry, it will look wrinkled. So I use a serum and a moisturizer. For serum I love the Pur tone up total eye fitness (Kohl’s $37.00). This serum tightens the under eye. Then I top it with Aveda Tulasara wedding masque eye (mine is a sample but the full size is $55 and. Am be found online aveda.com). This is intense moisture that leaves your eyes bright and well rested the next morning.

 

Well folks that is my nighttime skincare routine. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe

Smooches

Kiim B