Friday, September 19, 2014

Summer/Fall Skincare Routine

Hello my dear readers! It is time for my Summer into Fall skincare routine! Now let me just say I love doing skincare routines, skincare is probably one of my favorite things,
As you'll see in this post I do enjoy my moisturizers, but you don't need this many by no means.

For cleansing in the morning most of the time I just rinse my face with water. I fin if I use a cleanser morning and night it's a little too drying for my skin. (By the way my skin is sensitive/combo.)
This is were it gets fun, moisturizer! Most mornings I will use my Andalou Naturals Brightening Cream or my Avocado oil and most of the time I mix them.

 Just saying I love the texture of this cream, it's so silky and smooth! Almost gel-like.

Not gonna lie I don't always wear a SPF but when I do it's the Andalou Naturals daily defense, or the brightening bb cream.
For cleansing if I'm wearing makeup I remove it with coconut oil (on the right).
Then I will cleanse with my Andalou Naturals brightening lemon cleanser.

Moisturizing is about the same as morning but sometimes I'll just use avocado oil, or coconut oil (only 1 to 2 times a week though), or even some shea butter (on the left).
I actually made my own moisturizing butter...
 All this is is coconut oil, cocoa butter, lemon essential oil, some vitamin E oil and a little olive oil if i remember correctly. It's VERY rich and leaves my skin so soft but i only use it at night because it is pretty oily.

About 3 or 4 times a week I do a mask. These totally very on what my skin needs but here are the ones I do most...
1. Avocado mask- just masked avocado and sometimes I'll add a little lemon or vitamin E oil.
2. Honey Lemon- Honey with some fresh lemon juice.
3. Pumpkin Honey- Pumpkin puree with honey OR I'll use the Andalou Pumpkin Honey mask (but it burns a little.)

Now I believe you are what you eat... And for me if I eat junk, I look like junk. :P So the more sugar, and packaged foods I have the worse my skin looks. When I eat clean and stay away from sugar, my skin is great! Oh, and WATER. LOTS of water! 
Here are a couple of things Ive been taking for me skin.
Bilberry is great for lots of things and one of those things is that it's very good for your skin.
The Be Bright oil blend is a blend of hemp, black cumin, coconut, chia, and avocado oils (as you can see I'm loving all forms of avocado for my skin,) and all of those are great for so many things, once again skincare being one of them and I feel like these really do help my skin.

So there you have it, there is my current skincare routine! I'm very happy with it right now and would love to know how you keep clear skin. :)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

New Phone!

Hey everyone! Last week I got the iPhone 5S. It has a great camera on it so here are some of my first pictures! To see more be sure to follow me on Instagram or Twitter! Let me know if there is a easy way to get my phone pictures on my laptop please!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Summer Favorites!

I totally thought I'd already posted this! So sorry it's this late but here it is, what I was loving this summer!

 Face: Andalou Naturals BB Cream- I love this brand so I was happy to find this bb cream. It works great for me really! It's a sheer tint so it doesn't cover much but I've never wanted something that covers everything, I like to actually like to see my skin. I like to mix this with my OhSudz concealer if I want to cover some redness though.
Nourish Organic Face Lotion- I got this sample from from Whole Foods and it lasted me so long, This little thing lasted me weeks! It was light and great for summer.
Tamanu Oil- I was mixing this with the Nourish lotion and I've been using it on it's own to moisturize and it works beautifully. You can just use a little and it'll soak into your skin or you can really build it up for extra moisture.

Eyes: Physicians Formula Eyeliners- Sexy Booster felt tip- This was nice but it only lasted maybe a month before the tip dried out. It lasted all day though and was easy to take off with coconut oil and wore nicely. Eye Booster- I'm liking this liner more than the felt tip so far, it's a brush tip and is so precise! Once again it lasts all day and easy to remove. It claims to boost your eyelashes after a few weeks but I haven't noticed anything yet.

Lip Balm: Naked Bee- I love this stuff, it smells great and moisturizes my lips well and leaves them soft after it dries or wears off. Mongo Kiss- This is also great. The scent is like pure vanilla and is so relaxing to smell when applying. This totally nourishes my lips and the texture is so smooth and silky. Great for night or day.

Nails: Zoya Colbie- I love this dark red color for anytime of the year. It has an almost purple tint to it but not very noticeable at all. It wears well so I'd like to try more from Zoya.