Sunday, April 28, 2013

Amazing Drugstore Night Cream?!?

Night creams are an extremely important part of your nighttime skincare routine. They repair your skin while you sleep, deeply moisturize and help prevent aging (obviously)! However, these little pots can cost from fifty to hundreds (yes, hundreds) of dollars! Sure, some of them are worth it, but who has the money to buy those expensive night creams every month?? I have a solution for you :) ...

As recommended by dermatologists, past users, and even Dr. Oz, St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Moisturizer is an AMAZING anti-aging night cream. As it says on the tub, it "visibly reduces appearance of fine lines & wrinkles." I don't have wrinkles, yet, but have read many reviews of this product and have come to find that this statement holds true. The consistency is light and fluffy - almost a whipped-type texture and it has a light smell - not overpowering at all. At only about $6.99 at the drugstore, you get 10 oz of product!!! Most night creams are only 1-2 ounces and are super expensive. You can't beat the deal of this moisturizer! 

This Timeless Skin Moisturizer does say you can use it both morning and night, but with my oily skin it would just be too oily and moisturizing to use under my makeup. If you have dry skin and are happy with this product in your morning regimen, let others know in the comments!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ipsy Glam Bag April 2013

Sorry -- a little late to post my April Glam Bag! But here it is and I'm LOVING this month's bag!! ♥

1. Be a Bombshell blush in Beach Please - this color is a super BRIGHT pink so I was a little skeptical that I'd look like a clown when I put it on. Much to my surprise it gave my cheeks a beautiful flush!

2. Big Sexy Hair's Pow! Powder Play - I have the Not Your Mother's Girl Powder and absolutely love it! So I'm super excited to use Big Sexy Hair's Power Play!

3. Mica Beauty Cosmetics Shimmer Powder in 72 Earth - This shimmer powder is almost a rose gold color which will be really fun to use for nighttime eye looks!

4. Sation Nail Lacquer in Of Corset I'll Call You - You can never go wrong with a neutral baby pink nail polish. I will definitely get a lot of use out of this color!

And of course, the pink and white cosmetic bag. So cute for summer and a great size to throw in your purse!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation Review

I've never been a fan of CoverGirl products - I'm not sure if it is their actual products, the packaging, or what, but I've never been motivated to buy their products. However, I've heard so many people rave about CoverGirl's new Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation, so I had to pick some up!

This foundation has a great concept - it is supposed to act as a primer, foundation and concealer all in one. Now, I don't know if I just expected too much from this foundation or what, but I don't see what all the hype is about. People were saying it gives a powdery finish, which it does, but it's almost too powdery to the point that it looks drying and cakey (thumbs down #1). This product is also supposed to control oily skin. And me, being the oily beast that I am, was all for trying a foundation that helps with oily skin. Unfortunately, my t-zone was oily within an hour (definite thumbs down #2).

The only good things I can say about this foundation (besides the low price) is that it does feel light on your skin - but it definitely doesn't look that way! Also, it has a fair range of color choices. Other than that, I'm not impressed with this product.

Have any of you tried this foundation and liked it? If so, how do you apply it? Maybe I need to try a new application technique!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Natural Skin Care Products from the Grocery Store

Once again, I've been a little MIA :( Sorry about that but I have a few new parts to my face care routine that I'd love to share with you!

My face care routine (link: My Skincare Routine) really hasn't changed much, except for at night time I use freshly squeezed lemon juice as a toner. This is super inexpensive, natural, and does wonders for your skin! I simply but a cotton round into some lemon juice and apply it as I would a normal toner. It may sting for a second or two but nothing unbearable. Lemon juice has been shown to reduce acne scarring, help with inflammation and redness as well as giving your skin an unbelievable glow. When I first tried it, I noticed results the very next morning! (Don't apply this in the morning - your makeup won't go over it very well and it might be a little sticky).

The second part to my skin care routine is instead of adding an expensive night cream after my lemon juice toner, I simply use coconut oil as a moisturizer. It's natural, inexpensive and has amazing skin benefits (here are some other coconut oil benefits: Post on Coconut Oil). It is super hydrating and has anti aging benefits too. It will look a little oily and greasy when you put it on, but in the morning it's amazing how much your skin drank in! (Just remember to get organic and un-refined coconut oil!!)

What are your favorite natural skin care products?