Friday, April 13, 2012
Happy Friday from the Shabby Shoppe! It’s Beckie here with you again, and I’m ready to dish about some of my very favorite beauty products! I’m kind of fickle and I love giving new things a try and I’m eager to share a few little gems here with you today :)
Starting off…we have my favorite cleansing and toning products! I’m going to confess right now that I need a low maintenance cleansing routine – and the Olay 7-in-1 cleansing cloths perfectly fit the bill! These cloths easily remove all my make-up and leave my skin cleansed and moisturized. I follow it up with a few spritzes of the AMAZING botanical kinetics toning mist by Aveda. It smells delightful and is very light and refreshing. Together, these two items give me the quick and easy cleansing routine I need for my hectic schedule :) And at just $8.99 for 30 cleansing cloths and $17 for the toning mist, I can come clean with a clear conscience over the cost :)
With the arrival of warmer weather, I made a trip to Sephora with a girlfriend and we indulged in some new spring make-up! I asked the associate to help me find a lightweight liquid foundation that would leave me looking fresh, healthy, and natural. I also like having built-in SPF in my foundation, as I find myself outside in the harsh summer sun quite a bit with the kiddos. I’ve been wearing my new makeup for about a month now – and I still love it! First off, I got the Radiance primer by Laura Mercier. I apply it to my cheeks, and it gives a subtle shimmer to my makeup finish. (There’s a non-shimmer version available as well!). And over the primer I apply LORAC Breakthrough Performance Foundation. With SPF 15 and anti-aging ingredients, my skin feels fresh and healthy all day long. Oh, and one really neat tip – the girl applied my foundation with a mineral powder brush. The short, tight artificial bristles make it super easy to brush on consistent coverage. You can use any artificial bristle kabuki/mineral powder brush, but I went with the Sephora brush.
The last time I talked make-up here on the blog, I mentioned the Nars Multiple…well, it’s still one of my favorites. And I learned a new tip! Not only can you apply the creamy color to your cheeks, you can apply it to your lips and cover it with clear gloss for a new look!
I recently had lunch with another girlfriend whom I hadn’t seen in several months. I immediately noticed how youthful and healthy her skin looked and I asked her about it – although I was slightly dreading the answer because she has very expensive taste! She started laughing and said “You’ll never guess…it’s Vaseline!”. She said she puts it on her face before bedtime 2-3 times per week and had been doing so for several months. She said it made a huge difference in the health of her skin – and from what I saw, I totally agree! So out of curiosity, I googled Vasline and found several articles that also hailed the benefits of this quintessential beauty product. Another great tip for Vaseline? Mix your leftover lipstick with a little Vaseline to make your own lip gloss! Best of all… you can pick up your very own tub of Vaseline for less than $2!
That’s all I have to share with you today! I would LOVE it if you’d share some of your favorite products and beauty tips in the comments section! If you’d like to take a peek into some of our other Shabby Artists’ Beauty Bags…CLICK HERE! And I hope you all have a wonderful weekend…Jenelle will be with you on Monday for LOTW!