Friday
Aug272010

Back to School Beauty: Daily Essentials.

It's that time of year. School bells are ringing everywhere. I have some friends across the country that are already back in school. I have another week before I go back to school, but I am ready. I am going to HIGH SCHOOL! So excited!!!

Being organized and out the door at 7 AM is going to take some organizing on my part. I think I have narrowed down exactly what I need to use in the morning so I can get out as fast as I can, while looking decent, and feeling fresh and awake - ready to face the world.  Here are my daily beauty essentials.

Supersmile Toothpaste & Accelerator - $36.00
Just a drop of the toothpaste and accelerator in the morning leaves my mouth feeling clean and fresh while helping to keep my smile its brightest.

Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub - $6.00
This scrub makes my already cleansed face look and feel clean. I hate the look of "gunk" in my pores and using this every more makes sure my face is exfoliated with nor clogged pores behind.

Kiehl's Acne Blemish Control Daily Skin Clearing Treatment  - $30.00
If I do see or feel a blemish coming on, I start treating it right away with this cream. I do not use it all over, I just spot treat areas. I do use a think layer over my nose though and it really keeps the blackheads away.

Burt's Bees Lip Balm - $3.00
I use this daily, before any type of lip gloss or lipstick. It is the perfect moisturizing base that smells so fresh and keeps my lips soft.

Skintimate Moisturizing Shave Cream $4.00 & Schick Quattro Razor $7.00
Whether it is my under arms, legs or both, I do shave a bit every morning. I know it is a sensitive subject, but with dark hair is is a must. This shave cream makes my shave quick and easy while leaving my skin super soft.

Suave Naturals Body Lotion - $3.00
My current obsession is the Lavender Vanilla Scent and it smells great with my everyday perfume choice (see below). I smooth it all over my body right before I get dressed to keep my skin soft all day.

Philosophy Baby Grace Perfume Spray - $40.00
School is not the time to wear an over powering fragrance, so I wear Baby Grace from Philosophy. It is a soft, clean scent, just like the smell of a baby. It smells a bit more floral when I spray it over the lavender vanilla body lotion.

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant - $7.00
I have written about my love for this daily deodorant before, and hands down it is the best.

Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray - $24.00
I am not that much of a hair spray type of girl, not for every day at least. I do style my hair and no matter how I style it, after brushing my hair through, I spray on a few spritzs of this magical shine spray. It leaves my hair looking super clean, healthy and shiny soft. 

Stay tuned for my makeup essentials. Even though they will probably change (and change a lot), there are definitely every day makeup basics that will be in my morning routine.

*Some of these products were sent to Beautiful Makeup Search as samples for editorial consideration.

Friday
Aug132010

Back to School Beauty in a Box Sets from Sephora.

I love the summer but at the same time I am excited for getting back into the routine of school. The fact that I am starting high school in a few weeks makes it even more exciting. Of course shopping for back to school would not be complete without picking up some new makeup.

I have been looking at some new makeup sets put together by Sephora called "Beauty in a Box" and they include some of my faves. I plan to head to Sephora this weekend to check these out.

Benefit Beauty in a Box - $48.00

In the box:

  • Full-Sized Some Kind-A Gorgeous The Foundation Faker
  • Full-Sized "That Gal" Brightening Face Primer
  • Deluxe Mini Stay Don't Stray Stay-Put Primer For Concealers & Eyeshadows
  • Full-Sized Erase Paste 02 Medium Brightening Camouflage For Eyes & Face

Urban Decay Beauty in a Box - $52.00

In the box:

  • 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero (black)
  • Skyscraper Multi-benefit Mascara (black)
  • Lipstick in Wicked (mauve/ sheer sheen)
  • Travel Size Eyeshadow Primer Potion (sheer nude)
  • Eyeshadow in Romp (deep royal purple sheen)
  • Eyeshadow in Skimp (sheer pearly vanilla sheen)

Tarte Beauty in a Box - $45.00

In the box:

  • Lock & Roll 12-Hour Eyeshadow, burnt bronze
  • EmphasEYES™ Waterproof Clay Shadow/Liner, plum
  • Rise & Shine Lip Gloss And Stain, nude
  • Clean Slate Natural Face Primer
  • Mineral Powder Bronzer, park ave princess
  • Lights, Camera, Splashes! Natural Waterproof Mascara

Before playing with them, I am leaning toward the Urban Decay beauty in a box. It seems like I would use most of the products in it. Of course, it is the most expensive and I am sure my Mom will notice that right away, but if I will get more use out of them, it will be worth it. Don't you think?

Which Beauty in a Box would you go for?

Friday
Jun182010

Say "Bye-Bye" to "Bacne" - Back Acne.

Most girls (and guys) my age are struggling with an ugly condition which I call "bacne", short for back acne. Unfortunately, it seems to be just another one of those facts of teenage life. While some people get big red bumps, I am lucky to only have smaller pimples that feel and look more like rough skin, rather than a  full blown pimple. Either way, it is embarrassing.

Not only is bacne embarrassing, it is more difficult to treat than facial, especially on this hard to reach back area.  I did find a solution though and I just had to share. Glytone has an easy solution to treat ongoing breakouts on the back and shoulders with their Back Acne Spray.

Glytone Back Spray is an effective 2% salicylic acid spray-on treatment for acne. It is formulated with proven blemish fighting salicylic acid.

"The spray works to encourage the sloughing of dead skin cells and the unclogging of pores, providing an effective treatment for mild acne, oily skin, textural changes and post-inflammatory hyper- pigmentation"

The spray is so easy to use. It comes in a pump bottle that allows for even upside down spraying ─ every time, every treatment! I use it every nght after my shower after I dry off. My back is looking much more clear just after a few weeks of using.

You can learn more about Glytone products at their website. My Mom received one of these Back Sprays in a gift bag, but she already re-ordered one for me at Dermstore.com. It costs $17.00 for the bottle.

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