Remember that video where I took you shopping with me? Well, here’s a close up of the items I got. On this Goodwill haul I show you the pieces and I also wear them. Take a look! 😉
My night-time skincare routine is not complicated, nor it requires the use of expensive products. Yet, I go to bed every night with make-up-free, clean skin. Why make it complicated, right?
The first thing I do is remove the first layer of make-up from my skin using baby wipes. I get them at Family Dollar for around $3.75 each package (they come with about 72 wipes) Of all the brands I’ve tried, Luvs has so far been my favorite.
The next step in my night-time skincare routine is to remove whatever is left of my eye make-up, especially my mascara (I use waterproof). For that, I use Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser and a baby wipe (which I used to apply the cream to my eyes and remove the make-up).
After that, I clean my skin. On a normal day, I will use the Clean & Clear Daily Pore Cleanser. It’s a super mild exfoliator, gentle enough for daily use.
If I feel I want more cleansing, I will use my Sirius Sonic Skincare System on my face (with the Clean & Clear Daily Pore Cleanser still on) for a few more seconds.
On days when I want deeper cleaning, I will instead use the Up & Up Apricot Blemish Scrub which is pretty awesome. I especially enjoy the cooling sensation it gives as you apply it.
After rinsing whatever cleansing product I chose, I dry my face with a clean towel and apply a rich moisturizer. The one I’ve been loving for many, many years is the Avon Nurtura Replenishing Cream. It’s thick but it doesn’t clog your pores.
Around my eyes, I use the L’Oreal Advanced RevitaLift Eye Day/Night Cream. This is by far the most expensive item in my night-time skincare routine. It’s around $12. I’ve been using it for many years and I like it. Does it keep the skin around my eyes youthful? I don’t know. As with most beauty products, I’m a bit of an agnostic. I believe they mostly play a psychological role in our lives. Genetics, water intake, sleep time, stress levels, and the like play a more crucial part in how we look and how we age. That’s my humble opinion.
If you’d like to see my night-time skincare routine step by step, you can watch my YouTube video.
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With the idea of inspiring you to check out your local thrift store, I put together this Valentines Day Outfits video where I take you shopping with me to my favorite store: Goodwill.
I found some cute dresses and also some romantic tops (which might not necessarily be used for a date, but for putting together a romantic look to wear on Valentine’s)
Check out the items I picked and please subscribe to my channel if you haven’t yet 😉
- Pink dress – Forever 21 – $6
- Red knitted dress – Express – $6
- Red dress with flowers on shoulder – Va Va Boom – $6
- Sweater – Rebecca Taylor – $5
- White top – Forever 21 – $5
- Pink top – Top Shop – $5
What I’m wearing:
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It’s the month of love, and as I was looking for inspiration, I came across this makeup tutorial and I got the idea of creating a Jaclyn Hill inspired Valentines makeup look, using all affordable makeup.
Here’s a simple makeup tutorial using all affordable products. It’s one of my favorite looks and definitely what I go for on the days when I want to look great and not think too much about what I’m going to do to my face 😉
My Go To Easy Makeup Routine using affordable makeup.
Products I used:
- e.l.f. Cosmetics: lip exfoliator $3
- e.l.f Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer: in “Pearl” $2
- e.l.f. Instant Lift Brow Pencil: in “Neutral Brown” $2
- e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit: in “Medium” $3
- Wet N Wild: Vanity palette (discontinued)
- e.l.f. Eye Shadow Brush $1
- Coastal Scents Revealed Palette – $19.95 (oftentimes on sale)
- L.A. Colors Shader brush (kit) $2.49 at Family Dollar
- e.l.f. Blending Eye Brush $1
- TIGI Blending brush – $15
- Maybelline Studio Master Prime $7.99
- e.l.f. HD Lifting Concealer in “Fair” $3
- Imitation Real Techniques flat top brush $1.69
- e.l.f. Expert Liquid Liner: in “Jet Black” $2
- e.l.f. Studio Contour Brush $3
- CoverGirl LashBlast Waterproof Mascara: in Very Black $7
- NYC Smooth Skin BB Cream: $3.70 at Target
- e.l.f. Perfect Blend Concealer (discontinued)
- e.l.f. Sunkissed Glow Bronzer: in “Warm Tan” $2
- e.l.f. Baked Highlighter: in “Moon Pearls” $3
- Imitation Real Techniques round top brush $1.69
- L.A. Colors blush: in “Toast” $1 at Dollar Tree
- CoverGirl Outlast All Day Two Step Lipcolor: in “Naturalast” $7 to $10
Watch my go to easy makeup routine using affordable makeup directly on YouTube.
The video above is not sponsored but I am affiliated with Coastal Scents because I believe they offer great products at affordable prices. The Revealed palette was my very first palette and is still one of my favorites (read my post on my eye shadow palette collection)
The holidays might seem long gone for some. We are all excited about the new year and the possibilities it may bring and perhaps we are already making resolutions to improve our lives. How about changing the way we shop, and save money while relieving some of the stress of shopping during the holidays? Watch this video to see my after Christmas purchases of this year.