Sunday, March 6, 2011

Update: Beauty Regimen!

A few posts back, I wrote about using Pro-Activ products on my face for my daily morning and night-time cleansing routine. However, I noticed my skin and complexion becoming worse with each use. I broke out completely every time and now have decided to stop using it all together. I have heard dozens of success stories but I guess it really isn't for everyone. I called the company, and they said that many people are sensitive to the ingredients in the regular products and should use their new products for sensitive skin. I didn't want to risk it so I passed.

I wanted to update you on what HAS been working for me for the last couple of months. I've barely had any breakouts and with the exception of a few (hormonal) blemishes that have been few and far between! Again, this is just what works for me, and I am aware that all skin types are different.

I have been using the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish cleanser in the morning and The Neutrgena Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub in the shower (it leaves my skin feeling really refreshed since it has a cooling effect). At night before bed, to remove my makeup and soothe and relax my skin, I usw Pond's Wet Evening Soothe Cleansing Towlettes (although the smell is not as pleasing as the name sounds):

These next few are some other products that I would recommend to anyone. I have been using them for a very long time and are a routine part of my beauty regimen:
1. I know Neutrogena Oil-free Eye Makeup remover is well known, but it is hands down the best makeup remover product out there. It even gets rid of the most pesky waterproof mascaras. I tried the generic drugstore brand but quickly cam back to the original.
2. I spray my face with La Roche-Posay's Thermal Spring Water after taking off my makeup. It really perks me up. I also use it to set my makeup which is the best known secret I can tell anyone about making sure your makeup stays put for long periods of time. Just a quick spray after putting on foundation, concealer eyeshadow, and blush and your set. Just make sure to spray before putting on your mascara, or else it will make a mess!
3. I used to have really dark under eye circles before using PreVentin-AT's Dark Circles undereye cream. I have seen a significant difference since I began using it over a year ago.
4. Lastly, I use L'Oreal's Youth Code as a moisturizer on my face after cleansing it and before putting any makeup on it. I love that it makes my skin soft without turning it oily.

So there you have it. Let me know if you use any of these and if they work for you!

~Mon

Kim Kardashian celebrity inspired outfit for less!

This chic look comes together so effortlessly but yet still makes a strong statement. The chain links on her top puts a new twist on the basic white tank. Also, the Christian Louboutin "Deva" strappy fringed heels add some glamour and fun to an overall casual look.


Check out this look for less:



Xoxo,
Mon

Celebrity inspired fashion for less!

We all covet celebrity fashion, however, it is hard sometimes to look like a celebrity when you're on a tight budget. I will be putting together celebrity inspired outfits for less! Think about it...with all the money you'll be saving, you can actually put towards these ridiculously high gas prices to fill your tank to then get to the mall to buy your budget friendly new outfit. Woot, Woot!

Check back daily for new inspirations that won't break the bank.