10 Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without

Over the years I have tried what seems like thousands of products, and despite what some people may think, I am by no means a product junkie. I tend to stick to things that I like, and things that work. I like tried and true products and don’t deviate much.

There are times when I want to try new products, but I generally won’t allow myself to do so until I have run out of another product that is similar. ( I don’t like too many things around). However, sometimes I just can’t shake a certain product, and I have to stop trying to make fetch happen and stick to what I know.

Some products there is just no replacement for me, and nothing else will do. Like, don’t even bring me a substitute, it just won’t work. So here are 10 beauty products I simply cannot live without!

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At Home Spa Routine

I saw a meme that said sometimes you have to just clean your room and throw on a sheet mask and act like your life is together. And honestly, nothing could be further from the truth.

Whether you’re trying to get your life together, procrastinate, or remedy your skin, creating an at home spa experience is sometimes just what the proverbial doctor ordered. A little self care never hurt anybody. And self care isn’t always taking a nap or ignoring issues. Sometimes it’s taking active steps to better something, and what better place to start than your appearance right?

I’ve pulled together 7 easy steps for you to create your own perfect spa like facial experience at home.

  1. Set the mood
  2. Cleanse
  3. Exfoliate
  4. Steam
  5. Detox
  6. Treat
  7. Moisturize

For a break down of each step keep reading.

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How I Got Rid of Dark Spots

Last year I suffered terribly from some adult acne. Much of it was hormonal, some was due to reactions to trying a multitude of products.

After all of my attempts and finally success of getting the acne to subside, I was left with many dark spots/scars on my face. As someone who likes to be bare faced more than I like to wear makeup, this was a problem. As someone who never experienced acne as a teen and working in the beauty industry, you can only imagine how traumatic of a time this was for me.

I was back on the hunt to find the perfect products that would get rid of the dark spots and restore the texture and glow to my skin. After months of trial and error I found a number of products that worked for me.

The two main ingredients that worked for me for glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid. Glycolic acid helped with dissipating the acne and exfoliating the skin while improving tone and texture. Hyaluronic acid was very hydrating and plumping to the skin so it wouldn’t be dull. Other great ingredients are Vitamin C which can be found in many skin brightening products.

To learn more about some specific products that helped me, keep reading.

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Sephora VIB Sale Must Haves: Spring 2018

If you’ve been living under a rock and didn’t know the Sephora VIB Sale is getting ready to start tomorrow, then you’ve come to the right place. If money is burning a hole in your wallet and you want to get something but don’t know what, I’ve got you covered. From makeup, to skincare and even fragrance, I have a bunch of recommendations (with links) to throw in your cart.

So let’s go shopping !

 

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My Favorite Cleansers

This post has been a long time coming, but I think it took so long because I finally had to experience all things with my skin. Before last year I didn’t have “problem skin” by any means.

I had a number of health problems which led to hormonal issues and my skin went through a terrible time. My skin is generally dry by nature, but the hormonal imbalances made me acne prone. I couldn’t catch a break and my skin had me in tears quite often.

Anyway, that’s a story for another day, and not why you’re here on this post. I wanted to share with you some of my favorite cleansers (by use) and what makes them so great.

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