Summer Lovin’:Friday Favorites

Hello there! I have so missed doing my Friday Favorites. I took a bit of a break. Just needed to focus on some other areas of my life…but now I am more focused and am so happy to be back doing something I love.

I decided to share some of my favorite skin care products that I currently love. Y’all know I love my makeup but in order for that makeup to look its’ best the skin underneath needs to be taken care of. My skin tends to be on the dry side..but overall it is pretty normal. I was never one to break out but holy hormones! My skin is in a constant battle with my hormones. I generally only break out on my forehead(in between my eyebrows) and my chin. The breakouts I get are like super zits. They are huge and hang around for weeks or even months. Many times they are those really painful ones…you know the ones you can’t pop but are more of a bump…painfully hanging out. Ugghhh…so frustrating. They leave their mark after they are gone as well! So, I have had to bring in the big guns to help fight these unwanted intruders!

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Glam Glow– This is the Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment Mask. I have seen these floating around for quite sometime. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about each mask, but at 69.00 a pop, I decided to pass. Then my ipsy bag came, a lo and behold there she was! I have used it for about a week now and it leaves my skin feeling so bright and soft. It has volcanic material in it and it draws so much out but leaves it super soft. I noticed it reduces the size of my pores too! Can’t say enough about this stuff! I noticed on Sephora’s site you can get a smaller size for only 19.00. It is only 0.5oz as opposed to the 1.7oz but is easier on the pocket-book.

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion– This little gem is great for zapping those pesky zits. It is sort of strange looking, but it works soooo good. It comes in a glass bottle(you can get a plastic one too) and there is a pink solution that settles to the bottom, with a clear liquid on top. You dip a cotton swab into the pink solution, dot it on your blemish(nighttime is best) then when you wake up… voila… your blemish is either gone or dramatically reduced in size.

Help Me by Philosophy– This is a newer product for me. I have only used it for about a week… but I really like it. I went to Macy’s to look for a concealer to hide the marks that my blemishes leave behind. The girl at the makeup counter used a Tarte concealer.  I honestly didn’t see any difference from my other 100 concealers I have tried in the past. She then showed me something that might help reduce the discoloration. I haven’t noticed a huge difference in that area but it has helped fight my blemishes. If you know of anything that helps reduce blemish marks I would love to know.

Ponds Luminous Moisturizer– This is a great drugstore moisturizer. Even though my skin tends to be on the dry side I don’t like a greasy or heavy moisturizer during the day. This one by Ponds is great. I also love that it has an SPF of 15 in it. It is very lightweight and causes no irritation for my sensitive skin.

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Eye Cream– This is another inexpensive item that works great. The skin under your eyes is very delicate and can get dry. That can make you look a bit older when it starts to get crapey(sp?) looking. This is a very gentle formula that gives you just the right amount of moisture your under eyes need.

 

Hope you found this helpful! What are some of your skin care favs? I am a bit obsessed and would love to try some new product!

Happy Friday Loves!!!

Summer

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