I have a confession. I am obsessed with skin care. I have another confession. It takes me almost just as long to get ready for bed as it does for me to get ready in the morning. Seriously, my husband always wonders why it takes me so long to get into bed! I never, ever skip washing my face before bed and I always apply toner, eye cream, some sort of oil or serum or night cream and I always finish the process off with chapstick or a yummy lip balm. I get into bed with a wet and shiny face. I am a firm believer that you only get one shot for beautiful skin so you need to take care of it! I’m not even going to start on how important sunscreen is, I will save that lecture for another time.
Now, I have another confession. I am a creature of habit when it comes to the beauty products I use. Once I get hooked onto something, I am a fan for life. I am going to promise myself to venture out and try new brands to share with all of you and give you my honest take on what I think about them.
Here are 10 items I have in my beauty bag right now and why I am addicted to them:
1 // Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado – I LOVE a thick and creamy eye cream. The skin around our eyes is so thin and we lose so much moisture when we sleep, it is really important to keep a cream around our eyes to fight fine lines.
2 // Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser – I AM OBSESSED. True story, I got my cleanser thrown away at security at the airport and pouted for about 30 minutes. I was so mad!! The is the best face wash I have ever used, the smell, the lightness of it, the fact that it takes off every single bit of make up off including mascara AND it isn’t drying. Yes, yes and yes!
3 // Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate – This is a game changer for me. I never would have thought to use an oil on my skin. I use this at night and wake up with bright and soft, young looking skin. INSTANT facial!
4 // Caudalie Body Lotion – You know when you try a new lotion that has a great scent and it is so strong you hate the scent by the end of the day? This is NOT the case with Caudalie. The products are clean, paraben free, great for your skin and smell so good you will keep coming back for more. Trust me.
5 // Clarasonic Ok – I don’t actually own a clarisonic. But it is on the top of my beauty wish list. I hear the best things about them. AND it is on sale at Nordstrom right now!! I am about to pull the trigger on it and you should too! I will report back once I have tried it out.
6 // Caudalie Elixir – This spritz is the perfect skin brightener and a wake-me-up! AND it smells like heaven.
7 // Korres Wild Rose 24 hour Moisturizing and Brightening Cream – If you need an everyday moisturizer, this is the one. It smells like rose heaven and leaves your skin soft and hydrated all day. You will not feel your skin get tight! If I had to pick one moisturizer for life, this would be it.
8 // Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer – You know when you wake up and your skin is tight? You know when you get too much sun? (Say it isn’t so!) This is the lotion you need. Life. Saver.
9 // Korres Lip Butter – Softest, creamiest, smoothest, most healing, most perfect color and SMELLS LIKE BUTTERSCOTCH! Need I say more?
10 // Rodan + Fields Night Renewing Serum – Fact: Women who use Retinol age better than women who don’t use it. Go buy it. If you need a Rodan + Fields rep, Ive got the girl for you. Just email me!
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Thank you to my beautiful cousin, Claire, for inspiring me to start posting on beauty products.
What are your favorite products? Let me know if the comments below!