Hi there, friend!
How was your weekend? Mine was exceptionally exciting. My mom got married!! It was a joy to see her beam with such happiness! She’s an amazing woman and I couldn’t be more thrilled for her and this new season in her life.
But, enough about me, let’s talk skincare! Like I mentioned in this recent post, I’m thrilled to start sharing more beauty secrets and recommendations with you now that I’m blogging full-time! Researching skincare & makeup products is MY JAM. I’ve spent more hours scouring beauty reviews on MakeupAlley.com, Sephora, and the ole trustee Amazon than I’d like to admit…
But now I get to share my skincare superstars with you, girlfriend! They are each tried and tested and sure to please your pores as much as they have pleased mine. Here’s a sneak peek at the whole gang:
This is just the beginning of my skincare series, and I’m kicking it off with the #1, can’t be skipped step… the cleansers! Because we all know that going to sleep with a face full of makeup is a major no-no. Your pillow should always be a foundation-free zone. Mmmkay?? 🙂
The 2 makeup-removing cleansers that I swear by:
This cleansing balm acts as both a makeup remover and a cleanser. To use, I get a dollap of the balm in the palm of my hand and massage it over my entire face and eyes while skin is still dry. It melts into the skin and transforms into a silky soft oil. I then rinse with warm water and it dissolves makeup like magic – without rubbing or tugging! Then I dry my skin with a soft, plush towel and I’m left with a squeaky clean complexion that feels soft as a baby’s bum. This frangrace-free, non-greasy balm is remarkably mild and recommended for ALL skin types. And, with cooler weather on the horizon, this is the perfect cleanser to combat fall flakiness.
I like to call this the “lazy girl’s face-wash”, and that is TOTALLY what I need sometimes. I keep a bottle of this no-rinse cleansing water on my bedside table with a little stash of cotton pads for those nights when I want to watch Scandal while washing my skin simultaneously. Since there’s no rinsing required, why not?! (Side Note: French women swear by this stuff…. enough said.) I always make sure to follow it up with a night cream to lock in moisture while I sleep. I’m currently using Bionic by my new favorite skincare line Sunday Riley (I’ll share more about this anti-aging action hero later on in this skincare series.)
I highly recommend you give these cloud-like cotton pads a try! They are a must for me. They’re pillowy and plush so they don’t tug on the tender skin around your eye when removing mascara with the micellar water. An extra soft cotton pad might sound silly – but please give them a chance. You’ll be sold after one soft swipe. Like one reviewer stated on Amazon, “It makes regular cotton balls feel like sand paper.” Plus, they’re also MUCH more absorbent so you can use less product. Keep in mind, you can split each pad into 2 so that the package will last you twice as long!
Shop The Post:
Micellar Water: Birchbox
Ultra Soft Cotton Pads: Amazon
P.S. Next up on my skincare conga line? SERUMS. You don’t want to miss this one. I’ll be posting a Beauty Review of the Week every Monday! You can subscribe to my newsletter HERE to receive my posts in your inbox! I hope your day is the loveliest!! xo
Photography by Vanessa Christina