Skincare Routine – Clinique

The older I get the more I realize how important my skin in. I would be the first to admit that in my younger years I laid in the sun without sunscreen, sometimes with baby oil (yikes!) sometimes didn’t wash my face or use any cleansers/moisturizers but times have changed and with the accessibility of the internet I can research and read reviews on any product before having to spend any money. We each get one set of skin and we should make sure we take care of it!

There is such a range of skincare it sometimes feels like an impossible task to choose the right combination for your skin type. Use your resources and always try a skincare first before investing a ton of money. I personally will always start off with a travel size version to make sure my skin doesn’t have a negative reaction before I spend invest in a line. Also keep in mind trying a skincare for one or two nights is not viable either. You must use it for at least a couple weeks in order for your skin to acclimate.

I I first started using this clinique set back in the summer and wanted to try it for at least a couple months before I gave a review on it, and I am really impressed with this line. Clinique is dermatologist tested and has great reviews online. They have a variety of options depending on your skin type (dry/combination/normal) and you can mix and match depending on what your skin. I started with this $26 travel size kit (here) (also please keep in mind I have dry/combination skin)and I am now buying this $46 kit (here) and as you can tell from the price it is extremely reasonable. I am also a big fan of buying kits, my reasoning being that they are formulated and crafted to work best together!

Step1: Liquid Facial Mild Soap

I love this cleanser it is gentle, foamy and I get that clean sensation when I am finished washing my face. I use it every morning and night after I have taken off my makeup!

Step 2: Clarifying Lotion

This is probably my favourite product in this kit. It removes dead skin cells and leaves your skin feeling cool and refreshed. If I have worn lots of makeup that day I will usually also use this product in the morning and at night.

Step 3: Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

This is one of the best moisturizers I have ever used. It leaves my skin hydrating and smooth without being oily or too heavy. I use this every morning before I apply makeup and at night before I go to bed!

I hope you enjoyed! Remember do your homework, and find the best skincare that works for your skin! xo

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Prtty Peaushun – Deep Dark Review

I first saw this lotion of Lux Beauty Boutique instagram and was very curious to try it out! A bronzing, skin tightening lotion… yes please!!

My initial thought was it does not have a smell, or it does but it smells like lotion with no smell… haha does that even make sense?! Any who! The colour is beautiful however with the deep dark you really have to rub it into your skin. I applied it to non tanned skin and skin when I used my self tanner and it looked much better on the tanned skin. Its a beautiful radiant glow with a very slight shimmer and gives your tanned skin an extra boost! It comes in 5 colours, Plain, Light, Medium, Dark & Deep Dark. I opted for the deep dark for the summer months to really add a glow to my skin, I will likely opt for light or medium for the winter months!

One thing I did not like about it was I found it a bit sticky. I applied the lotion and let it dry for about 10 minuted before putting on clothes and then wore it outside in 27+ weather and my skin felt sticky most of the day.

Overall Verdict! I do really like the glow and will definitely use this lotion for weddings, throughout the colder months to give my skin that little extra boost throughout the winter however I probably won’t be using it daily with hot weather! If you have any tips to make this lotion not as sticky please share, maybe mixing it with your regular everyday lotion to dilute it a bit would help?! I will give that a whirl and hope that helps, if it does I will be needing a jug of this stuff!!

You can purchase Prtty Peaushun online here or at Lux Beauty Boutique!

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Tarte Brazilliance Sunless Tanner Review

I was so thrilled that Sephora started carrying this tanner as I love love love Tarte, I read all the reviews on Sephora’s website (5*) and I could not wait to try out this beauty!

My Steps For Sunless Tanning

1. Shower, Shave & Exfoliate

2. Apply moisturizer only to dry areas, i.e. elbows, knees, hands and feet

3. Apply sunless tanner using mit area by area. i.e. do calves, then thighs, then abdomen, upper arms, lower arms etc!

Verdict

I lovvvvved this tanner, I am a frequent user of St Tropez and I liked the application process of this tanner much better and found it much less sticky. It is more of a lotion application vs the mousse application which I actually liked better. I felt like it went on easier, with no streaking or orange tone.

I felt dry within a minute or two where as some others I have used I feel like I need to stand in front of an air conditioner for 10 minutes. I also liked the smell better than St. Tropez though it is still a different smell!

The key to this tanner is the intensity will depend on how much you put on. If you would like a light glow apply the lotion minimally, if you would like a more intense tan be generous on your application! Lastly I loved the fact that this is paraben, sulcate and phthalates free and incorporated maracuja oil, which made my skin feel softer and brighter!

This super sized bottle is currently on sale at Sephora for $65 regular $88 :)) Link (here)

Hope you enjoy! xo

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