My Skincare Routine!

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If you've read my previous blog posts, you know I have crazy DRY skin! I've tried so many skincare products and brands, but I never felt like I noticed a difference. My skin just started looking dull and I began experiencing dry and flakey under my eyes and on my eyelids when I would apply my makeup. I also noticed I was getting redness on my nose at times throughout the day.

I started getting so discouraged that I would never find the right products for my skin.. until I found Mario Badescu!

I loved that I was able to do a Skin Analysis survey and they provided me with a handful of products personalized for my specific skin type. The thing that made me love this brand right from the start is that you're able to get all of the products they recommend in samples sent to you for just $2.95!!! Are you kidding me?! Who could say no to almost 10 product samples (which actually lasted me 1-2 weeks)!

I noticed a difference by the second day of using these products! My skin had never felt and looked so good! It was radiant, fresh, moisturized, and I felt so beautiful in my own skin! I immediately knew I needed to order the full size of each of the products they recommended.

The best part of receiving their samples – they send you a personalized skin care routine! It made me feel that they really cared and made me fall in love with not only the products, but this company.

I follow this routine every morning & night. I also use the Enzyme Revitalizing Mask and the Almond & Honey Face Scrub 2-3 nights a week after cleansing.

I actually can't believe how great these products are for how reasonably priced that are too! They also always provide FREE SHIPPING (yay!) on all U.S. orders over $35 and 3 COMPLIMENTARY SAMPLES of your choice with every order! I love this! Not many companies provide samples with every order, let alone the samples of all their products you actually want to try!

Below I have provided the products that were recommended for me and also some extras that I've picked up using their amazing deals.. which I've noticed they have regularly! (Big thumbs up for that!)

Left to right: Enzyme Revitalizing Mask, Orange Cleansing Soap, Chamomile Night Cream, Seaweed Cleansing Lotion, Hyaluronic Eye Cream, Almond & Honey Face Scrub

They happen to have another deal going on right now to receive a FREE full-size (whaaaat?! Yes please!) Summer Shine Body Lotion AND beach bag + free shipping with your order over $40! 

Promo Code: SHINE

I love these products right now to get that pretty summertime glow!

I also purchased the Complex Moisturizer with Vitamin E + SPF 20 (not pictured), which I have also been loving for the summer to keep my skin looking radiant, moisturized, and prevent wrinkles while I soak up the sun at the beach, which is basically every weekend the sun is shining ๐Ÿ˜‰

Another reason why I LOVE this brand, they don't test on animals! This unfortunately occurs with many of our favorite brands, but if we move towards using brands that don't do this we can save those cute furry babies we all love!

I have provided a link here to check out Mario Badescu's website so you can check out all of their amazing products! If you have dry skin, then the products I pictured in this post are all great! But, I definitely recommend doing the Skin Analysis to see what products are made for your specific skin type!

Thank you for stopping by my page and checking out my blog post!

Keep being beautiful inside & out 💛

XOXO,

Jolene

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My Top 3 Concealers for Dry Skin!ย 

Hello & welcome back to my blog!

I know A LOT of you are thinking “Yea, yea, yea… these concealers aren’t anything new”, and have heard or seen many people use them, BUT that’s because they really are that good!

Below I’ve provided a short description about my top 3 FAVORITE concealers for my skin type (DEATH VALLEY DESERT DRY)! Haha. But seriously, I have suffered from having dry skin, not just on my face, my entire life, so finding products that actually work for me are products I have to share with others who have that crazy dry skin too! I listed them in order with my all time FAV being the last one described!

1. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – I love this concealer because it really does add radiance to my under eyes or the areas you want to highlight! I would say it is a bit more “dry” than the Urban Decay NAKED concealer, but still does not leave me feeling flakey and cakey, which has been a HUGE battle for me over the years trying to find concealers that actually work for my extremely dry skin! I actually tend to use the NARS and Urban Decay concealers together because the NARS concealer seems to “highlight” a bit more than the NAKED Skin Concealer. So, I use this one directly under the eyes (depending on how my skin feels at the time) and/or the points I want to highlight and then use the Urban Decay to cover any redness or areas I want to correct. This concealer is definitely more “full” coverage than the Urban Decay, which is why I only use this when I do a full face of makeup. Remember girls.. LESS IS MORE. I always start with a small amount (just a few dots) because it is a lot thicker.

2. Urban Decay NAKED Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer – I absolutely love this concealer! It feels so weightless and looks so natural, while still providing great coverage. Sometimes when I want that “no makeup” makeup look I’ll even use this on my whole face as my foundation. It looks flawless and so natural! It doesn’t leave my skin looking dry, cakey, or setting into those fine lines! My undereyes look smooth, fresh, and bright. This is more of a buildable coverage, so you can really personalize it if you want a more natural look or if you need a little extra help after those long nights out, in which you can build it up to get more of a full coverage look. I always use this concealer when I want a natural everyday makeup look. I tend to reach for this one a bit more than the NARS because it doesn’t settle into fine lines as much as the NARS Concealer does. It’s also Vegan ๐Ÿ™‚

3. Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer – Ding-Ding!!! By far, this is the WINNER of all concealers (in my book)! It is by far the best overall concealer for me and my dreadfully dry skin! I honestly can’t say enough positive words about this concealer. It really is creaseless! It also never feels dry under my eyes! It has a pretty thick consistency, so you don’t need much of this at all, which is AWESOME for really getting so much use out of this product for the price! It is actually the least expensive of the three, at $26, so this really is another reason why it wins over the other two. Who doesn’t love a product that provides full coverage, doesn’t get cakey or flakey, doesn’t look dry, AND really gives you your money’s worth?! … MEEEEE! For those Vegans out there, it’s Vegan friendly too :), and it’s also dermatologist tested, waterproof, and hypoallergenic. The description of this concealer doesn’t lie! – “A creamy, full coverage concealer that wonโ€™t ever crease, flake or leave you wanting more.” It really lives up to it’s name and does everything it says it will do! Who can’t say no to that!? Out of all three concealers, I use this one the most and reach for it pretty much every day. My roomie also uses it and she has more normal/combination skin, so I would say this is an all around winner for ALL skin types!

If you already use any of these concealers or you give them a try after reading this post, please leave me a comment below about your experiences and/or your thoughts about them because I LOVE hearing from you ๐Ÿ™‚

Keep being beautiful inside & out!

 

XOXO,

Jolene

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