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Favorite Summer Beauty Products

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Clinique BB Cream

I have used Bare Minerals for years, but lately my skin has been different.  I’ve stopped using Proactiv completely, I’ve been using my Lush cleanser and toner and using moisturizer all the time.  The Bare Minerals I have was the matte finish, and it was just too dry.  I decided to try out Clinique’s BB cream because their products have always been easy on my skin.  They are good for sensitive skin.  I am LOVING this BB cream! The only issue I can see is that it only comes in 3 shades, and I am currently using the darkest shade.  My skin is usually light/medium or medium in foundations so I’m not really sure what is going on there.

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ELF jumbo eye shadow stick

I bought my first eye shadow stick in “Little Miss Thing” (pale gold-ish color) at Target for $2 a month ago. $2 !!! They are awesome! I just bought “Forest Nymph” (dark brown) the other day.  These things are huge and as long as you use a primer, they stay on. LOVE.

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Philosophy Hope in a tube

I got a sample of this from Sephora and I love it.  I really want to get the full size soon.  It is such a thick eye cream.

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This was in the travel-size section of Target and I got it thinking I could use it on vacation.  I LOVE it and will definitely buy more in the future.  It was like $1-2 and I use it on my eye area and if my skin is feeling dry.  It is very thick and does not break me out at all.


For my Kretschmer Wheat Germ Giveaway, I picked a winner :)

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(Not too many of you entered!! I was feeling kinda sad about this, but maybe wheat GERM just doesn’t sound appealing?)  I know the wheat germ is a small giveaway ($9) but……. STAY TUNED FOR 2 MAJOR GIVEAWAYS ON MY BLOG SOON!! Both will be worth $100+ !!

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Congrats Ann! I will contact Kretschmer so you get your free wheat germ!

Current Skin Care Routine

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I absolutely LOVE LUSH COSMETICS!  Lush is a company based out of Canada that sells fresh, handmade cosmetics and skincare.  They have more of a focus on skin and bath items, but they have recently started to get into makeup/cosmetics.  I’ve always loved their bath bombs and body soaps.  The stores are awesome, you can go in and they just cut off a piece of soap for you at the size you want.  I also love their solid shampoos (Karma Komba is my favorite) My favorite bath bomb is Sakura.  The stores are very smelly (good smelly!), so it can be overwhelming.   I’ve also ordered things online since I don’t have a store super close to me (about an hour away).  Recently, I’ve been trying to go more natural with my skin care routine.  I’ve used Proactiv for years, but I don’t think I really need it anymore.


After a horrible allergic reaction to toothpaste and later lip balm… I’ve been trying to use things geared towards sensitive skin.  Lush’s Angels on Bare Skin cleanser and Eau Roma Water toner are awesome!  I know I will use these for a very long time because I just love them.  My skin is so soft after using this cleanser.


I also LOVE their face masks!  The only downside is you have to buy them in a store.  They are made with fresh ingredients and have a quicker expiration date.  The last time I was there, I actually bought two so I could freeze one.  This is my favorite mask.


I’ve also been using Cetaphil to wash my face.  This cleanser does not foam (which is good for me because I think I am allergic to a foaming ingredient!).  Now that I am used to it, I really like it.


I also use Neutrogena moisturizer.  I’ve been using this dark circle treatment for awhile (I have hereditary dark circles) and I think it helps… ?  I use the retinol serum in between my eyebrows and on smile lines.  I’m paranoid about wrinkles!  If I feel like I’m going to get a pimple, I still use my leftover 3rd step from my last Proactiv kit.  It is a benzoyl peroxide lotion that works but bleaches all my towels.  I switched over to white towels a long time ago!

What skin care items do you love?  Are you good about removing your makeup every night? I am obsessed with going to bed with a clean face. I never forget!


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