I have been kind of dragging on what I should post about lately. I have a long list of things that I NEED to do and it just is kind of taking the fun out of blogging. It stinks. However, I’m excited about this one! I wanted to share with you guys some of my beauty must haves. Now, I don’t wear a ton of make up; Alabama is entirely too hot for much more than a tinted moisturizer. I keep my make up routine pretty simple. I wash morning and night with Activated Charcoal soap (made by yours truly!) – it’s all natural and doesn’t have any added gunk. It leaves my face feeling LOVELY! It also keeps me acne-free, I don’t know how many of you are my age (Almost 28…) and still have to deal with acne, but if you do, you know how much of a pain in the rear it is! I had tried everything – proactive, every clean and clear, any “new” product for acne. Nothing worked. It all just dried out my face so I decided to go the natural route. I am so pleased with it that I can’t even recommend it enough! If you’re struggling with any kind of acne, at any age, try this soap! Seriously.
Secondly, I moisturize. I have tried a handful of serums and overall I’m not super impressed with many of them.. Until this.
About the Product
24K Gold Serum Vitamin C – PH balanced and highly absorbable. Brightens skin, combats wrinkles and dark spots. Vitamin E moisturizes.
Rose Extract soothes the skin and gives the Xanadu serum a delightful natural scent.
Hyaluronic Acid captures and holds up to 1000 times its volume in moisture to your skin.
The Perfect Vitamin C Serum for your face, made from Organic botanical extracts and leading-edge technology.
Apply 1 pump Morning and Night, avoiding eye area.
I have been using it as directed and I can tell you that it has all of the things that I have wanted from other serums. It has the moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Rose extract, and plus, 24k Gold flakes. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Really? You need to put something that has 24k gold flakes in it on your face? … Really??”, before you judge me – IT MAKES YOUR FACE FEEL SO AMAZING! I have dry skin. Constantly. I am always putting on lotion, always worrying about what is in products and avoiding ingredients that will dry me out. I don’t even have to worry about it now! My face feels amazing ALL the time. I don’t have any signs of dryness. It doesn’t feel heavy or gross on my face – it absorbs right into my skin. I hardly have to wait. It doesn’t make my face feel greasy or oily. I am in love with it. I’ve been using it for a bit now and still have a ton left in the bottle. A little goes a long way. So, it is definitely worth the money.
Next, I will apply a tinted moisturizer or mix some face lotion with a bit of my regular foundation and make my own tinted moisturizer. I’ve been using whatever face lotion Ipsy has sent me. (sign up for ipsy here!) This lotion is amazing – it smells wonderful and is light enough that I don’t feel like there is a ton of it on my face. I just mix a little foundation with it and bam! tinted moisturizer!
I follow this up with a a quick eyelash curl with this bad boy:
and some eyeshadow and of course mascara. Now, I have super blonde eyelashes (and eyebrows – it’s a curse, really.) and so I have a hard time with mascara. I either love it and they stop making it, or I hate it and never want to use it. So, I have been hearing a lot of hype about those 3D fiber lashes and I was a little skeptical at first. I mean, my blondies are going to show, right? Plus, do they REALLY make your lashes look longer?? Guess what, THEY DO! I’ve tried 2 different brands and I have to tell you that I found one more impressive than the other one.
(This is their image, not mine!)
It’s a 3 step process but it’s SO worth it! I love how they make my eyelashes look. I was worried that they would hit on my glasses, and while my eyelashes are longer, they don’t really interfere with my glasses at all. Mia Adora is such a great brand and all of their products are lovely! I have been so impressed with both my eyelash curler and my mascara. I use them both every single day. My eyelashes look on point and I get compliments on them constantly.
What is your make up routine and/or your beauty must haves?