Winter Skincare Must Haves!!!

Now that it is the middle of winter I thought that I would share my favorite products that have saved my skin from becoming overly dry. I typically have dry skin so I use most of these products throughout the year but in the winter it is a necessity for me to use them religiously.

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer

I love moisturizer and this one has become one of my all time favorites. It is a gel rather than a cream which provides more moisture because of its water-based content. My skin is extremely sensitive to citrus ingredients in products except for this one. It is cooling and lightweight but still provides deep moisture to the skin.

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

This mask is perfect to use before bed because I wake up with my skin feeling just as moisturized as it did the night before. It applies like a lotion and is easily layered over other skincare products. The only thing I don’t like about this mask is the smell but once you blend it into the skin it disappears.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray

Obvisously this product is amazing and it became extremely popular in 2017. I especially love it in the winter to spray on top of my makeup or skin throughout the day when it is feeling extra dry from the cold weather.

Glossier Balm Dotcom

EXTREMELY moisturizing lip balm. I love the flavor Birthday cake which adds a little bit of shimmer and actually does smell like cake.

Glossier Super Bounce

This serum is amazing to use once a day under moisturizer to provide hydration all day long. Hyaluronic Acid helps to get soften rough, tired, and dry skin which is exactly how mine feels in the winter.

Jergens Natural Glow Lotion

My tan lines fade in the winter and once again I become pale. I love to use this lotion because it provides a very natural glow and isn’t an intense orange color like most self tanners. Perfect to help moisturize the skin while also providing a natural tan.

xoxo,

allison

Favorite Makeup Products of 2017

I love trying out new makeup products and in 2017 I found some products that I absolutely LOVE.

1)L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer-$10.38: This primer is great if you are hoping to achieve a glowy look and it is also great for dry skin because it is water-based. It is important to use primer if you are planning on wearing your makeup for multiple hours because this will prevent the products from piling up in your pores.

2)It Cosmetics CC Cream-$38: I don’t use this every time I wear makeup but I use it as a replacement for foundation. It is close to full coverage but feels extremely light on the skin. It contains spf 50, helps smooth skin, and prevent wrinkles. My skin always feels amazing when I wear this product which is important to me when I wear makeup.

3)Glossier Wowder-$22: This powder is great if you are hoping to achieve a natural makeup look. It is meant to lightly set makeup so if you have oily skin your natural oils will not be covered up. I love how light it feels and makes my under-eye concealer look flawless.

4)Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer-$14.39: I do not contour my face but I love warming up my skin with bronzer. The contents of this product are great for your skin and it smells like a tropical beach vacation. My favorite thing about this product is how it blends in effortlessly. It is also the perfect color for a natural eye shadow.

5)Glossier Cloud Paint-$18: I have started to shift to using mostly cream products. I love how natural this blush looks and how easy it is to blend. Although it comes in a small tube, it takes the smallest amount of product because of its great pigmentation.

6)L’Oreal Lash Paradise-$7.99: This is by far my favorite mascara that I have ever tried. It can be used to create a natural look or a full glam eye look. The product comes off easily and does not have any fall out.

7) Benefit Watt’s Up-$30: This is my favorite highlighter because of the color and consistency of the product. It is a golden color but also has a slight yellow tone so that it blends seamlessly into the skin. It is best applied with your fingers because the warmth of your hands melts the product and creates a glowing from within look.

xoxo,

allison

Must Have Skincare Favs

The past few months I have felt so inspired to keep up a good skincare routine. I have  tried so many different products and here are my favorites!

Simple Micellar Water- I didn’t think I would like Micellar water that much because I love my neutrogena makeup wipes, but I decided to finally try it. I love it so much more than makeup wipes now and this one is specific for dehydrated, sensitive skin. I also love using this after I wash my face to re-hydrate my skin.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Face Wash- I used the same face wash for 4 years so a week ago I decided to switch it up and now I am obsessed with this one! It does not irritate my skin at all and leaves my skin feeling extremely fresh and smooth.

TonyMoly Face Sheet Masks- It is important to keep your skin clean and fresh so I try to use a face mask at least once a week. These sheet masks make it so easy and simple to use a mask. There are 11 different masks to target specific areas but my favorite one is the red wine pore care mask.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion- Having sensitive skin makes it so hard to find moisturizers that don’t irritate my skin. I try new products but always come back to this one because it is amazing. If you have oily skin this may not be the best for you because it is a little heavier for a moisturizer, but it is perfect for dehydrated skin.

Smith’s Rosebud Salve- This is by far my favorite lip balm. It leaves my lips feeling moisturized for a long time instead of having to constantly re-apply. I love the slightly glossy look it gives which makes your lips stand out.

xoxo,

allison