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As I approach the end of my twenties, I am taking steps to take better care of my skin. I know many say your thirties are the best years of your life, and I am actually looking forward the big 30.
But, my skin may not be up to the challenge without a little help! I can see and feel that my skin isn't quite as vibrant as it used to be. I've developed a few fine lines around the eyes, puffiness and redness. Now, the fine lines I attribute to smiling and smiling a lot, but they're there.

So, what's a girl to do? First, treat yourself to facials! Wow, I mean, wow! I just had my first facial last month... Why did I wait so long? Well, I was worried about the treatment aggravating my sensitive skin. You may have that same concern. I had no idea about the effectiveness of an acne facial. My skin is smooth, bright and the best part- less breakouts! So, go ahead, do it for yourself.

Next, invest in skin care products. It's so worth the $$$. I'll share my routine next week!

Now that I've shared the steps I took to improve my skin, let's talk other beauty products that can amplify your makeup/beauty look. Some even benefit your skin! These products truly make "the" difference! What girl doesn't want to put their best "face" forward?
1 - MAC Prep + Prime CC (Neutralize)
2 - MAC Prep + Prime BB Balm Compact
3 - MAC Brush Cleaner
4 - Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
5 - Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer + SPF 50
6 - Crest 3D Whitestrips
7 - Eyelash Curler

So, let's begin my review! My favorite makeup artist at MAC suggested I try the Prep + Prime Color Corrector in Neutralize to help tone down the redness to my skin. The yellow tint to the CC is what makes this product work. And, yes, it does work! The red tone is neutralized and my overall makeup look is softer, brighter and lasts longer. Next, the BB compact is gorgeous- smooth, easy to build, and feels great on my skin. I use a tad bit darker shade to contour. It adds that "just kissed by the sun" look. The best part to these products- they're SPF 30.

Now, do you clean your makeup brushes and do so regularly? Well, if not, doing so will change your life. I'm not kidding! Regularly cleaning your brushes doesn't just make them last longer, it also makes your makeup go on smoother. It's also just better for your skin!

Okay, summer weather and makeup do not mix well. That's my experience anyway. Let's be honest, I sweat more and my makeup melts. For a while now I have searched for a product or products to aid in this problem. Urban Decay's All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray does wonders! My makeup lasts longer without being shiny. Just a few sprays and you're good to go! I've had no issues with this product clogging my pores or irritating my skin.

I'll talk more about Cetaphil next week, but I discovered Cetaphil's moisturizer with SPF via the Crowley Party blog. How cute is Alycia? Anyway, I've tried so many sunscreens for my face and all have wreaked havoc on my skin. Not this! This moisturizer is my substitute for facial sunscreen.

A girl's best feature- her smile! Brighten it up, ladies. If your teeth are sensitive I suggest you use a less powerful system.

Lastly, invest in an eyelash curler. When I say "invest," just buy one! haha
I know many ladies don't use one. It'll be worth the $.

These products will take your look to the next level. Their not pricey or fancy, just simple.

Give them a try!

God Bless!

1 comment

  1. Really? I didn't know a brush cleaner was completely necessary, I've always just thought they are the biggest waste of money! Maybe I'll have to try it out though? I've heard great things about that setting spray