My Everyday Beauty Essentials

One of the most fascinating things about following influencers and bloggers is getting a small look into their daily life. An aspect of their lives that has always inspired me is their beauty, skin and hair regime. I think it’s so interesting learning about Read More

How To Go 5 Days Without Washing Your Hair

I use to swear by washing my hair every day. I have naturally curly hair and living in the South, it tends to frizz easily. Therefore, I can only really maintain one good day with a fresh wash. The perfumes in my shampoo/conditioners made my hair itch mid-day after washing it. I finally switched to Read More

My Secret to Clear Skin: Pt. 2

The last time I wrote about my daily face routine the feedback was so positive that I decided to do a part two. Even though it has only been a month and six days, my skin has never felt/looked so refreshed. Since my last post, I’ve upgraded my nightly routine (thanks to my mom’s generous gifts) and have fallen in love. I now use a Clinique three piece set every night followed by the face wash and sunscreen in the mornings. Here are the products I swear by:

Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser

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VS: I use this foaming face wash first thing in the morning and right before I go to sleep at night. Its silky as I apply it to my face and leaves it feeling smooth and refreshed. I feel like I just got a facial every time I use it! ($20)


Clarifying Lotion 3

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VS: Out of the three step system, this is my favorite product. You sweep it over your face with a cotton ball and it cleans all of the remaining residue, flakey dry skin and any left over makeup. It’s purpose it to clarify your face and prepare it for the third step — moisturizer. ($23)


Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream

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VS: I like this moisturizer because its fluffy and light. It doesn’t take a lot to apply to your face so you will get a lot of use out of this product. I only use this product at night because I find that it makes my face look oily if I layer it under my makeup during the day. ($26)


Sun Broad Spectrum SPF 50

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VS: I’ll be completely honest with you guys, the only reason I use this is because my mom won’t stop nagging me about “protecting my skin.” I don’t like to layer this product under my makeup either because it makes me face sticky and doesn’t flow well. But when I know my face is going to be exposed to the sun, I’ll skip face makeup and just apply this. ($21.50)


Which Clinique products do you swear by?

xoVS

 

 

 

 

My Secret to Clear Skin

My friends always ask me how I keep my skin so clear. I usually reply with a laugh and say “good genetics” but there’s always more to it. Every girl has their own products that they swear by and I think it’s imperative that we share them with each other so we can make each other feel as confident as we can. These are the products that are inhabited into my daily/nightly routines.

SkinCeuticals Purifying Cleanser

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I have a bad habit of not keeping a good face cleanser on hand so sometimes I end up using Dove soap and water. But when  I’m not slacking, this SkinCeuticals cleanser is my favorite. I use it at night and then in the morning to get rid of any excess oils. ($34)


SkinCeuticals Renew Overnight Dry

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I’m a busy girl, so sometimes I forgot to moisturize my face at night which can cause a big problem in the long run. But this SkinCeuticals moisturizer works almost magically overnight and is well worth the price. ($61)


Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment

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The only time I get acne is around “that time of the month” and that’s why I love this little tube of perfection. I apply a pea size amount directly onto the needed areas right before bed and it clears it up by morning. The best part is that you can get it from your local drugstore for less than $7. (Vary)


Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10 Acne Medication

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This little product works hand-in-hand with the acne spot treatment (shown above). It soothes the acne while the other product works on destroying it. You apply this directly to the troubled spot following the Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment. (Vary)

I hope that some of these products work for you!

I’d love to know if you have any rituals you live by.

xoVS