Okay friends, we are way overdue for an updated skincare routine! If you all know me, then you know there are a few things I will drop some coin on, it’s good skincare, good shoes for the fam but otherwise, I am perfectly content with a good ol’ fashion Target tee. I’m really not a shopper, but I would describe myself as a quality over quantity type person, when it comes to products and things. So, if I’m willing to pay for some good skincare then it must be worth it! I also wouldn’t recommend something that I didn’t love because I wouldn’t want anyone spending their hard earned money on products that didn’t work.
The skincare lines I’m loving are Drunk Elephant, Josie Maran and for sunscreen Supergoop! , I’ve been using these products for 6-9 months now.
At the time my skin was changing and I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted from Origins anymore and during the summer I watched a YouTube video on Drunk Elephant and it sounded like this was exactly what I was looking for! Before I made the investment, I started out by trying “the littles”, which is sort of their travel size products. I used them for about 2 weeks and I was hooked!
Anytime you start a new skincare regimen, it takes at least 2 weeks or more for the products to build up in the skin and to start working. So keep that in mind, but I know you will see instant results after using the Sukari Babyfacial!
Here are the products I use from Drunk Elephant:
Cleanser Bars: Baby Juju + Baby Pekee Travel Duo
C-Firma Day Serum
T.L.C. Famboos Glycolic Night Serum
T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial
In the morning I cleanse my face with the Baby Juju bar (white), then I follow it up with the C-Firma Day Serum, then the Josie Maran Face Butter and finally the Supergoop! sunscreen.
At night I wash my face with the Baby Pekee bar (grey), then T.L.C. Famboos Glycolic Night Serum and finally the Josie Maran Face Butter. *Every other night I use my Clarisonic in conjunction with the cleanser bar.
Once a week or every other week I use the T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial, usually Friday or Sunday evening.
That’s it, EASY and my skin has never looked so good!
The way I found the Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter was through the Sephora samples they were giving out when you earn beauty insider points. My sample was the Wipped Argan Oil Face Butter and my skin drank it up and it was not greasy at all!!! From then on, I made the switch to Josie Maran for moisturizer.
My way of finding Supergoop! sunscreen was just from browsing the shelves at Sephora….honestly I’m never at the mall and from the sound of this post, you’d think I lived there but seriously, I think I was there purchasing a new Josie Maran Face Butter and saw it on the shelf and gave it a try!?
Obviously from the title these are my favorites, so you know I love it and use it everyday!
When I was in my 20’s I hardly ever applied sunscreen to my face. I hated the oily-greasy feeling that sunscreen left, I wanted it to soak in like lotion. I would eventually get a towel or something and wipe it off. For that reason I didn’t take care of my skin when it came to sun protection. I would wear hats or sunglasses but rarely sunscreen on my face or body.
Well this Supergoop! sunscreendoesn’tfeel greasy at all and it soaks in just like lotion!
Last but not least for skincare is my Clarisonic Mia2, I have been using this face brush for almost 2 years now and it has helped so much with deep cleaning my pores and exfoliating. I normally use it every other night, in combinations with my night cleansing bar.
My philosophy is that you should spend money on good skin care so you don’t have to wear lots of makeup, but makeup to just enhance your natural beauty!
Onto hair care.
My sister Riley, who is a hair stylist in California, started raving about this hair care line that she sells called Monat. She was saying how great it is for your hair, that it’s naturally based, sulfate free, doesn’t strip your hair, it’s anti-aging and since hair care has never really been on my radar, I never really knew the importance or the difference for that matter. I usually bought Pantene or whatever was on sale or smelt good at the time.
Well a few weeks later, my sister gifted me a shampoo & conditioner and y’all, I AM HOOKED ON MONAT!!!
Let me just tell you, it has totally changed my hair! Before using Monat my hair was dry & frizzy, my ends needed alotta-help, my hair felt flat, thin, it would get oily super quick and it would always get that bump or dent in my hair if I put it in a clip or pony tail for a minute.
Now I can go about 3-4 days without washing my hair, (I still take showers,lol) and before I would need to wash my hair every other day like clockwork! My hair has life back in it, my ends are strong, I don’t get that ridiculous bump in my hair after putting it up at the gym, it’s not frizzy…it just feels and looks healthy!!!
Now I know these are mostly luxury skincare products, but the bang is worth the buck and if there is only one product you can afford, I recommend the sunscreen!
Thank you all for taking the time out of your busy day to read my blog and I hope you enjoyed.
Talk to ya soon,