Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Beauty marks

What beauty products and procedures are you loving lately?
Sorry men, this one is mostly for the ladies, although perhaps you could do with a good exfoliator?
In either case, check back tomorrow for Thursday Thoughts. 

I'm still using the Oil Cleansing Method on my face. I bet you thought I'd go back to a regular face wash, didn't you? Admit it. Here's a downside to using the OCM: when it spills in your weekend bag and somehow gets out of the sealed ziploc it's in, it's a real mountain of a problem. I know because this happened to me on Sunday night. tra la laaaa

Moving on...I've now added exfoliation with baking soda. I keep the baking soda in this tiny tupperware type thing in the bathroom, so if you're ever over and snooping in my cabinets, this is not cocaine. It is baking soda. All kidding aside, it makes my face as smooth as a baby's bum. And it doesn't have any weird chemicals in it. Just mix it with a little water, rub your face down, leave it sit for about 45 seconds, and rinse it off. Winner winner chicken dinner.


Here's what else I'm using on my face: tea tree oil for zits, Kate Somerville Quench hydrating serum, and always every day even when it rains SPF 50. I also use Clinique All About Eyes, but I'm in the market for a new eye cream. Any recommendations?


I usually can't be bothered to wear a lot of makeup, even the $50 Laura Mercier oil free tinted moisturizer that I really like and makes me look less like a walking zombie on weekdays, but when I wear eye makeup I can be bothered to wear base. I just switched to Clinique Touch Base. I like it a lot, and you could actually wear it like an eye shadow if you were lazy that day.



Fall polish! This is Essie Bahama Mama. I just ordered OPI Bubble Bath, Essie Demure Vixen, Essie Raspberry and Essie Eternal Optimist. Come to mama, babies. They should arrive today from Mbeautylounge. The selection and prices were great. I was happy to see they had Zoya polishes. I'll definitely be a repeat customer.



Warm vacations are over for the year, but I keep them alive with Disney's H2O sea salt hydrating body lotion. This stuff is the shit.



Hair-wise, I'm holding firm with got2b fat-tastic dry shampoo and Pureology shampoo and conditioner.


And if I have a bunch of Uncle Larrys going on up on my head, I use a little dab of Bed Head Manipulator.



On my wish list: a new MAC lipstick.

What about you? Tell me your secrets to looking lovely.










Linking up with What I'm Loving Wednesday at http://littledaisymay.blogspot.com/


17 comments:

  1. I really like Caudalie products best for around my eyes, and use the Arbonne anti-aging line when I'm feeling a bit haggard. I'm still finding the right combo of products for my shorter hair, including L'Anza Root Effects, but I like this spray heat styling protector Smooth & Shine stuff from Paul Mitchell, and use that most days to keep my Uncle Larrys at bay.

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    1. Do you think Smooth & Shine is good even when you don't blow dry your hair?

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  2. OMG Sean uses the bed head manipulator!!! Maybe I should do a blog on my $$ store finds! Down side is the products are discontinued! I have scored many good things and they are only ONE DOLLAR!
    Refreshing read in the midst of politics & horrible things in the real news.
    I need to stop bashing certain things and my motto is now "Do the work on myself- make sure I am doing what I should be doing"
    Starting the day doing my floors- maybe YOU are rubbing off on me, Steph!
    I can only hope. Enjoy this warm fall weather, everyone & always Carpe diem!


    your ever-loving MOMMA

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    1. So important to remember that in a world where we can't control anything, that we can control what we're doing. Good thoughts mother! Carpe deNim!

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  3. I also love Arbonne products. I have a mix of the anti-aging (moisturizer and eye cream)and also the Clear Advantage for any blemishes I might get throughout the month. I use Suave dry shampoo - it's inexpensive and makes my hair feel really nice. Great post! I love that nail polish color!

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    1. I'll give Suave a try, I'm always looking for an alternative since I only buy fat-tastic when it's on sale because while I'll pay $46 for a tinted moisturizer that I may use twice a week, I'm cheap like that with the dry shampoo. hahaha

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  4. I've never heard of using baking soda in the bathroom before. very interesting! thanks for all the tips :)

    have a great day :)

    Amy @ Interpret As You May

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    1. I was definitely skeptical at first, but now I'm a believer! Just checked your blog out and I already have a new nail polish color I'm hunting for thanks to you: Revlon's Bubble.

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  5. That Essie polish, Bahama Mama, is gorgeous!! I haven't heard of baking soda on the face but I was reading about a coconut oil/baking soda whitening toothpaste the other day that I really want to try!

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    1. Bahama Mama has been on for a week, through cleaning and water aerobics and everything. Still looking good.

      Let me know about the toothpaste if you do it.

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  6. I am in the process of overhauling my makeup. I've been using Maybelline's BB cream for a few months & I have to say I'm not really impressed. Maybe I need to try another brand? I've been trying to find Essie Demure Vixen but Ulta (Horsham) was sold out & Target. I might have to try that website. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. I had never heard of a BB cream until Kristi stylist extraordinaire mentioned one last month. She uses Garnier's and loves it. All of the Essie polishes I was hunting down were sold out everywhere I went, so I resorted to ordering. It totally recommend it.

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  7. The Smooth & Shine works for non-blowdry days as well, although I blow dry most days because I have crappy not straight and not wavy hair if I don't. BTW, I use Too Faced BB cream under Bare Minerals Fauz Tan on my face, and straight up coconut oil these days as my solve-every skin problem body moisturizer.

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    1. I will use an oil sometimes in the winter when my skin gets insanely dry, I usually use Neutrogena's sesame.

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