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Winter 2019 skin care routine

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from left: hand cream / eye cream / face cream / neck cream /

Winter is here! This means cold weather, drying indoor heat, wind, and dry skin. When my skin is dry, I try to keep my skin care routine simple so that my pores are not loaded up with junk. By using a small amount of the right products, I can keep winter dry skin at bay, and keep my skin looking as normal as possible.

First off, these pictures are not perfect. That is because I photographed products which I currently use. These are not pictures of products I have not opened yet, or not tried yet; these are my go-to skin care products for the winter! Some are new, and one I have been using for over fifteen years.

Skin care over 40

genx skin care over 40

Let’s face it, this GenX mother of three needs quality skin care over 40. That means my skin is over 40 years old; um, did I really just type that? Inside my head I am still 39 😉 anyhoo. . .

When you are over 40, or even under 30, or 20, it is important to take care of your skin. See that neck cream in the photo above? I have been going through one jar of it every six months for the last fifteen years. I started using this neck cream when I was in my late 20’s, and I have not tried anything else; I love it! Not to brag or anything. . . but. . .my neck looks pretty for a GenX gal. Just sayin’

If you are in your 20’s, snag this neck cream; and if you are over 30, over 40, over 50, etc. I promise it is worth every penny, and you will love, love love it!

The Elemis face cream has become an addiction of mine over the past two years. Their PR team sent it to me originally, and I threw it into my NYFW suitcase shortly after receiving the PR package. It was a February fashion week when the temperatures can dip below zero, and dry air was at it’s peak. I was thrilled to have Elemis in my arsenal! I am hooked, and have been using it everyday since. I especially love it during the dry months, and in the winter. I’m on my fourth jar of it, and pretty soon I will need to buy a fifth jar! It’s so good. I cannot imagine using any other face cream when the air is dry. It adds the right amount of moisture while providing the anti-aging power my over 40 skin needs. Ugh, did I just admit to being over 40 again? I’m 39. . . 39 ya hear! (only in my head, a-hem)

Estee Lauder’s eye cream is more of a gel-cream. I started using it earlier this year and have found it works really well when the air is dry. I love how my under-eye skin is reacting to it this season. It really is adding moisture without adding shine or other problems to my skin. Also, my fine lines seem diminished; so I am hooked!

I just started using Colleen Rothschild’s hand cream a few months ago. I have noticed I need less hand cream applications during the day since I started to use it. This hand cream has really helped my hands a lot! I only need it in the morning, and before bed. No amount of house cleaning, and hand washing, can break the seal this hand cream creates. I think it must be repairing my skin, because my hand skin is not getting as dry as it used to. Not sure this will work for everyone, but for me, I am addicted and hooked for life! I suggest trying it if your hands get dry!

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What are your favorite skin care products this time of year?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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What’s in my November 2018 beauty bag

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Billionaire Teeth Whitening Pen review

Happy November! I have been testing out a lot of new beauty products this month, so I am excited to share my favorites with you in this monthly round-up, beauty bag post! Of course, I have several nail polish hues I am in love with too, you can check out my Chanel review, Dior review, and Londontown Gel Genius review.

Now, let’s chat about these new beauty products I love! So, if you have been following along for awhile, you know I quit coffee several years ago. Although I don’t drink coffee everyday, I do order it at restaurants if I am eating brunch, and when Starbucks comes out with new flavors I feel compelled to taste! haha Other than that, I don’t really drink coffee anymore. That being said, I still consume food and drinks which stain teeth. I drink tea a few times per week, and I enjoy tooth staining foods such as tomatoes and carrots. This means the expensive tooth whitening treatment my dentist gave me back in 2013 is no longer visible. My teeth are stained again!

I was thrilled when Billionaire Teeth Whitening contacted me a couple of months ago to test out their whitening pen. It’s an affordable way to whiten teeth at home. My dentist charged me north of $600, while this pen is nicely priced at under $50. I also happen to have a discount code to share with you! You can pick up your own pen online here, and use code BAF to save 10% of your treatment purchase. I hope you love your results as much as I do!

Be sure to use my link above to purchase the Billionaire Teeth Whitening Pen-you don’t want to purchase it elsewhere and end up with a counterfeit product!

Colleen Rothschild hand cream review

colleen rothschild hand cream review

Colleen Rothschild is a beauty brand I love and trust. So, when I needed to purchase some new hand cream, I decided to try hers out! I am so glad I did! I love this! The hand cream by Colleen Rothschild is non-greasy, and it adds just the right amount of moisture to help protect and repair dry hands. This is really good hand cream! I am hooked! As you can tell from this photo, I have already started to use my tube, and chances are, I will run out of it quickly. I am always washing my hands, cleaning my house, and in need of some hand cream. This is a workhorse, love it! You can snag your own online here.

EOS Lip Balm review all flavors

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In addition to hand cream, I am always in need of lip balm. The climate here in the San Francisco Bay Area is quite drying, so beauty products which help combat the dry air are a must. This lip balm by EOS is easy to use. There are a few scents to choose from, and they smell really yummy! There isn’t any waxy taste, or chemical taste; they taste pretty natural. I am addicted to the pink one! I know I will plow through these quickly. I keep one in my purse, one in my beauty kit at home, and one in my gym bag. Can’t leave home without one nearby!

Garnier Micellar Eye Makeup Remover Pads review

garnier makeup remover pads review

Are you always running out of cotton squares? I change my nail color so often, I am always running out of my cotton squares! Thankfully, Garnier sent me these fabulous eye makeup remover pads which don’t require a cotton square. They are their own pad! I love an all-in-one product! These Garnier Micellar Eye Makeup remover pads are a game changer. They make makeup removal sooooo easy! Love! I will never go without a package of these, they are a must-have!

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There you have it! My new beauty favorites which have been added to my beauty bag, and beauty routine this month. Have you tried any new beauty products lately that you love?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*products by Garnier, EOS, and Billionaire Teeth Whitening were gifted as editorial samples for consideration. all thoughts and opinions are my own. 


February beauty must haves

from top left: c/o L’Oreal Elvive Total Repair 5 Protein Recharge leave-in conditioner / c/o Elemis Biotec Skin Energizing Night Cream / c/o Elemis Biotec Skin Energizing Day Cream / c/o Colleen Rothschild eye serum / c/o Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl / c/o Foreo Luna Play Sonic Face Cleanser / c/o L’Oreal Elvive Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm / c/o L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil / c/o Elemis Biotec Skin Energizing Cleanser / c/o Tan-Luxe The Face / c/o Tan-Luxe The Body / c/o Colleen Rothschild Haight Ashbury candle

Thank you for coming here every week for my beauty reviews! I have been receiving a lot of products in the mail, but I don’t enjoy everything I receive. Starting this year, I decided that I would do a monthly round-up of new beauty products for you which I have tested out, and have fallen in love with. Hopefully this make it easy for you to find new beauty products to love! So, starting today, I will do a beauty must-have post with my favorite finds of the month, on the first of the month! I hope you enjoy!

In January, I tested out a ton of new beauty products. The ones I ended up falling in love with, are pictured above. There is a combination of hair care products, make-up, skin care products, and a relaxing candle; don’t we all need one?! Without further ado, here are my favorites of the month!

Elvive by L’Oreal Paris

As you know, I love to swim and get outside. The chlorine from swimming, and the sun, has wreaked havoc on my hair. So, I am always on the lookout for fabulous hair care products which solve my dry, damaged hair problem. This new hair care collection, Elvive by L’Oreal Paris, is the perfect solution. The leave-in conditioner is my favorite from the collection. It really helps revive my hair!

Elemis Biotec Skin Energizing Skincare System

This is a fabulous collection. I am in love with the Elemis Biotec Skin energizing Cleanser. It leaves my skin squeaky skin without stripping it of essential oils, or drying it out. This is my go-to cleanser. It is fabulous! The night cream and day cream are great too; plus they are travel size. Love that!

Colleen Rothschild Retinol Supreme eye Serum

This eye serum is a-ma-zing! It really reduces the lines around my eyes and keeps them looking refreshed. I love the fact that is it jam-packed with Retinal (vitamin A), Vitamin C, Saliporine 8, and Cityguard. These key ingredients provide antioxidant support, improve moisture and elasticity, contour, lift, and repair. Love that!

Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl

This is the newest lip gloss product from Givenchy. Can I just say-LOVE! This is a fabulous lip gloss which offers bold colour and shine. The colour reacts to your pH balance and changes into a color which looks just right on your skin. Love it!!

Foreo Luna Play Sonic Face Cleanser

OK, cutest little face cleanser ever! I love this petite little cleanser which is great for packing in my purse or beach bag for cleansing on the go. It is also fabulous for travel. Love it!

Tan-Luxe self tanners

So the weather is warming up, and my skin is pasty white! Eeeek! Tan-Luxe makes the most fabulous self-tanner for both face and body. This is the only way to not look pasty while the temperatures reach the mid-70’s yet my skin has not seen sun in months. This is a self tanning must-have!

Colleen Rothschild Haight Ashbury candle

I love candles for relaxing, and while I wear a face mask. They are so relaxing. This candle by Colleen Rothschild offers the scent of the hippie lifestyle; which reminds me of when I lived two blocks from the Haight Ashbury in San Francisco-even thought I am not a hippie. It is a relaxing scent which is rich and spicy. Love it!

There you have it! My favorite beauty products from the past month. Have you tried any of them yet? What are your thoughts?

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy