A new product

My schedule is super hectic lately so I’m looking for every product out there that will save time and give me the best results. Lately I’ve been testing out different pad products to see how they result. So far I’ve been pretty happy with what I’ve found.

Makeup remover pads: For a while I used liquid on a cotton ball, then I moved to wipes, but now I’ve gone on to eye makeup remover pads. These Neutrogena pads are so soft and work so well. As much as I liked the other products I used, they left my face feeling greasy and sometimes I felt like i still had makeup on. These pads wipe everything off really easily. Each pad is really soft and thick, there doesn’t even seem to be that much product on it but my makeup comes off really well. This is easily my new favorite makeup remover product and they’re really cheap too!

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Acne pads: I’ve talked about these Oxy pads before, but I’ll keep talking about them because they continue to work! My skin has been super greasy lately and I’ve been getting more acne than usual, but these Oxy pads leave me feeling really clean. I use them as soon as I get home from school and right before I go to bed (after I use face wash) so the product really has time to work on my skin. Though they have a ton of alcohol in them and can burn if your skin is too dry, my pores are way tighter and my skin is less oily after I use them.

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Nail polish remover pads: I’ve just started using these from Ulta and find that they’re good, not great. Though they claim to take color off all 10 fingers, this is only true for lighter colors. Since spring is coming I’ve been putting on lighter colors and these pads work pretty well. I have a habit of spilling nail polish whenever I use it, so using these pre-made pads is a safer bet for me haha.

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Oil blotting pads: These things are literally my life saver. As I said before, my face has been getting really oily lately, but I don’t like washing my face in the middle of the day because the I ruin my makeup. These Clean & Clear pads are so easy and help me be way more confident.

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Xoxo,

Sarah.A

 

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DIY Lip scrub

My lips become extremely chapped over the winter no matter how much chap stick  I put on. I hate the way I look in pictures and I hate having to reapply chap stick after every meal or every couple of hours. Finally, I decided to make my own lip scrub to get rid of all the dead skin and moisturize my lips better.

I used this extremely simple recipe that I found on Pinterest. All it is is: olive oil, honey, and brown sugar.

Take the ingredients and mix them together, the ratio of the olive oil to the honey is pretty similar, maybe the size of your pinky nail(it all depends on how much you want to make). Then add enough brown sugar to fully absorb the mixed liquids.

The mixture should look like this when finished. Then, apply to your lips and rub your lips together. The brown sugar should absorb into your skin and your lips should be left feeling baby soft and tasting sweet!

My lips already feel so much better and the scrub literally took 5 minutes to make and apply. As much as I love brand products I love how easy this was and how I can make more when I need it!

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

My nightly skin routine

Night time when your skin regenerates and fixes itself naturally. It is super important to take advantage of this and use the right products before bed so your skin is able to breath and rejuvenate. For my nightly skin routine I have a couple favorite products I like to use.

Makeup remover: So I use Oxy to take off my face makeup even though it is not technically meant for removing makeup. Despite that, it does the job well while also tightening my pores through deep cleansing ingredients. For products that are legit makeup removers check out my post Top 5 best makeup removers!

Eye makeup remover: I’ve mentioned this Clinique product before in Top 5 best makeup removers and Mini Clinique haul but only because I love it so much! I think it really removes my eye makeup well and does not leave my skin feeling oily and grimy.

Face wash: St. Ives is a super amazing brand that smells so good and does wonders for my skin. The texture is super grainy and I feel really fresh after using it. The Even & Bright Pink Lemon And Mandarin Orange Scrub is my favorite for my morning and night routine because it refreshes me so well.

Moisturizer: Moisturizing every night is extremely important to keep you skin healthy, I love this Olay one because it moisturizes my skin well without my face feeling weighed down after.

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

***featured image at top is not mine

 

Beauty hack! 

My friend recently shared with me an awesome trick for keeping the pores on your legs small after shaving. It’s super easy and totally affective!

1. Turn the water on in the shower really hot so your pores open up.

2. Rub on exfoliater, leave it on and rub shaving cream on on top.

3. Shave

4. Rub on in-shower lotion, Rince off and rub on more exfoliater.

5. Once out of the shower pat your legs dry and put on regular lotion when your legs are still warm and damp.

You’re done!

Pro tip: use a new razor for the closest shave.

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