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Monday, March 9, 2015

A Few New Products I Really Like

Things I LOVE

First and foremost I want to say that this is NOT a sponsored post. All opinions are strictly my own.

There is nothing like an announcement that your high school reunion is coming up that will make you rapidly search for the fountain of youth. I do read a few beauty blogs and they all seem to agree that the following two products are great!

First up Boots Rosewater Toner.

In the evenings I wash my face with Cetaphil and now follow up with a spritz of this tonic. It somehow really prepares my skin for the next step of moisturizing. The smell is divine and I love that it features organic ingredients as our skin is the largest organ in our bodies. I found it at Target for $8.39.

I have read about this next item for over two years. But the price tag made me hesitate. I finally pulled the trigger and bought the Clarisonic Mia. Um yeah, after just using it once my aging skin looked and felt better. Over the next week I did have a few breakouts as it pulled everything to the surface. But I am now on week 3 and both longtime visiting friends and family members have complimented me on my skin. I use the sensitive skin brush. While I purchased mine on Ebay for a great deal you can also find them at Ulta and Nordstrom for around $99.00.

My daily uniform this winter has been skinny jeans,  some sort of sweater, and ankle boots. On colder days I switch out the necklace for a scarf.

I also add a tee shirt layer underneath. Hands down my favorite tee is by Joe Fresh at J.C. Penney. I have the Striped Knit T in both black and navy, and the Solid Basic T in a few colors. It is good quality, 100 % cotton that is not too thick or thin. It washes and dries beautifully. You can find it currently on sale online and in stores for $9.94. Ribbed Knit Tee

I can’t claim the discovery of the best socks ever. The Fashionista has been singing the praises of the Free People Ruffled ankle sock all winter long. She finally gifted me with a pair on Valentine’s day and yep, they feel great, wash well and the touch of lace does look pretty cute peeking out from my ankle boots. For someone who doesn’t have an employee discount a pair is a bit dear at $14.00, but treat yourself. Or just watch for a sale. It should be soon as the spring fashions are starting to arrive.

Now who else is ready for spring! I myself was wanting some PINK!

When I purchased the FLOWER Win Some, Rouge Some Crème Blush in Primrose & Proper I thought I was buying a powder blush. To the point that when I first opened it I took my blush brush and ran it over the blush, brushed it on and it felt…different. Light bulb on. I have always stayed away from crème blushes because of my oily skin but since I was completely out of my usual Clinique blush I decided to go with it. This blush is fantastic! When further researching it there are PLENTY of people who agree with me. It adds a very natural looking glow, doesn’t feel greasy and has terrific staying power. Created by Drew Barrymore, you can read her company’s philosophy HERE. The best thing? It’s $8.98 at Walmart.


After such blush success I went back to Walmart to try and find a pretty peachy pink lipstick for spring. My lips tend to be quite dry so I generally choose a glossy formula but don’t like it to be gloppy. Another winner. FLOWER Kiss Stick High Shine Lip Color in Sweet Peony. My lips did not cake, crack or feather and the color had great staying power. At just $6.98 I think I might go pick out a few more colors.

FLOWER Kiss Stick High Shine Lip Color

So tell me, what new great discoveries have you made?



Hena Tayeb said...

I think my skin is in need of a sonic cleaner!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I need a complete makeover. I do have a different brand facial cleaning brush and love it. It makes your face feel so fresh and clean.

FairfieldHouse said...

Laura, I've been using the Clarisonic Mia since they came out. Love mine. My most recent 'great discovery' is Daily Dose of Water Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum by ClarityRx. At $60 for an ounce it's expensive but well worth the investment. You only use 2-4 drops a day.

Louise said...

A bit dear!! I love it. Think I'll try that blush and lipstick. Live the look of they shirts and the socks. Gosh, I just live everything you love! Really!! You coils fully clothe me, I know i'd be happy.

Louise said...

Typing on phone. Poorly. You know what I meant.:-)

Louise said...

A bit dear!! I love it. Think I'll try that blush and lipstick. Live the look of they shirts and the socks. Gosh, I just live everything you love! Really!! You coils fully clothe me, I know i'd be happy.

Linda said...

I'm a cheapskate when it comes to beauty products - have used nothing but plain old soap and water on my face all of my life and rarely use moisturizer because it makes my skin too oily and so only when it's very dry out do I need it. I never use foundation and the only makeup I really use is just eyeliner, mascara, a little blush and lipstick - all at cheap prices. I'm told I look 20 years younger than my age, so somehow it all works for me. My daughter on the other hand.... who has the same peaches & cream skin, likes to try all of the new gadgets and so at her request, the Clarisonic thing was a Valentine's gift to her. I guess she likes it. :)

Now clothes on the other hand, I have a weakness for. My favorites are all online - I rarely shop anywhere in person. I love Ruche and Modcloth because I like really unique pieces. I too have the almost identical black striped (and also one in navy blue) top and in fact, I'm wearing it today.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I have wanted a Mia for quite awhile. I am still dreaming. But I will have to try the blush. That is always an issue for me. Thanks for the tips. said...

Great products! Isn't it amazing how just a few changes and swaps can make us feel like glamorous women all over again? i have contemplated purchasing the sonic brush myself.... thinking I may look a bit more into it now. =)

Lana L. said...

I got a Clarisonic for my birthday last year, and it is the best beauty product I've ever owned. You will continue to be so happy that you bought one! I just got an invitation for my 30th high school reunion in a few months - thanks for the suggestions :)!