Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Skincare Routine

I have oily, sensitive skin. Finding what works for me has been a long uphill battle. Every now and then I like to venture out and try something new but I always go back to what works. I don't buy those pre-packaged "sets". I finally found what products work for me and they come from 4 different companies. Now, my skin is not perfect (because really, whose is...) but it's most definitely tolerable. I figured I'd share with you what works for me! (Hey, you never know!)

First, I wash my face with the new Neutrogena Naturals face wash. I love this stuff! Most products break me out (sensitive skin... bleh) so I used Johnson's Baby Soap for a long time. THEN I gave this stuff a try and I love it! I definitely recommend this if you tend to have a bad reaction to most washes.

about $7 (drugstores)

 I always use the Olay facial brush when I wash my face. (I put the Neutrogena Naturals on it). I love this thing! It's $180 cheaper than the Clarisonic and works just as well. I highly recommend using one when washing your face - You'll never go back to that rag or just your hands :)
about $25 (drugstores)

This is the only product I use that contains any "acne fighters". I apply a thin layer all over (to treat and prevent) and this stuff works really well for me. I can't tell you how many tubes I've gone through!
about $6 (drugstores)

This is by far my favorite moisturizer. It smells good (to me at least) and it leaves my skin so soft. A little goes a long way too... So it's definitely a great bang for your buck!
about $15 (drugstores)

And that's it! Remember, to have the best skin you must wash your face every night. Consistency is key! (Now I admit - I'm not perfect but I try to wash my face every night lol) Also, prices may be different depending where you live and where you shop. 

Please keep in mind that this is just what works for me. I am by no means a doctor! lol

What are your favorite skincare products?

Oh, and all images are from Google. :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Forever 21 - New Purse

Sure, I'm like most girls. I love clothes, shoes, and makeup... but they all fall to the wayside compared to handbags. I just don't know what it is. I am a purse girl. It doesn't matter how many I have, I'm always on the lookout for a new one. I'll buy my clothes secondhand and I won't spend over $20 on a pair of shoes but handbags have no limitations. 

If money grew on trees (legally, that is) - 

via - My "dream" handbag - One day I will own you! lol

But for now - I'd been itching for a new purse. (And this was completely justified by a broken strap on 1 of the 10 handbags I already have) Now, I'm not a huge fan of Forever 21. Most of the clothes are ridiculous, the music gives me a headache, and the quality is not all there BUT I like to look anyway for interesting pieces. Luckily, I found a purse I loved for only $25.

I am SO beyond picky when I shop. Whatever I buy has to be perfect. I have to 100% WANT whatever I'm about to buy. I'm talking no reservations. This purse passed the test in affordability, color, size, style, length/type of straps... It has to fit perfectly under my arm. lol (Hey, this can be annoying since I put down 99% of anything I "pick up" to buy... I'm notorious for convincing myself out of purchases) BUT I sure save a lot of money that way :)

Have you guys ever noticed that Forever 21 puts a scripture reference on the bottom of their bags?

JOHN 3:16 -

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Very cool F21... very cool.

What's your dream handbag??

Thursday, July 14, 2011

My first cruise!!!!

I'm going on my very first cruise this September and I am BEYOND excited!! So of course, when my work besties wanted to hit up Ross for our lunch break... I couldn't resist but to search for cruise-worthy clothing. 

I found this gorgeous dress for only $15.99!

I apologize for the lack of artistic quality in these photos but they get the point across.

If you've ever been on a cruise, what's your best advice to me??

Monday, July 11, 2011


I'm thinking about skydiving for my 25th birthday in October. 

Yes or no?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I need your opinion!

This swimsuit:

Yes or no? I think it's super cute and I love the style... What do you think?

This is a completely random topic but I decided to pick up the new NatureLuxe Mascara by Covergirl and I actually really like it! My lashes are light to the touch, not chunky thick with product. The wand separates really well and doesn't clump at all! This mascara is perfect for day time - and it's build-able for a dramatic look but not over-the-top. I really really like it!! :)

Hope all is well with you guys!!