So I didn’t think I would ever post about products I love but I recently picked up a new face wash at Target and I love washing my face now! It smells great and really makes my face feel good after I wash it. Now it does have salicylic acid in it so it does burn if you have any zits that you have popped recently but it’s a good burn. It’s from Neutrogena and is called a Power-Cream Wash Here is a pic of my face wash regime I do it in order from left to right in the picture.
After I wash I use the blemish control toner from Mary Kay from their new Clearproof line. It does burn significantly more than the face wash but it helps dry out your face and zits. Then after that dries I apply the Mary Kay acne treatment gel to any trouble spots. It has 5% benzoyl peroxide and that again helps dries things up. Now I wash my face about an hour before I go to bed and don’t do any moisturizing until I’m laying in bed. (I know kind of weird but I like to know that all of the stuff I previously applied did its job). I use the Timewise line from Mark Kay age-fighting moisturizer. In the summer I use a moisturizer again in the morning with some SPF in it. Sun spots run wild in the family so I’m trying to prevent some I guess.
So if I was stranded on an island and could only have one thing this would be my thing:
I don’t buy any other lotion. Not even the Target knock off version. Up here in MN there is basically no moisture in the air in the winter. I cover my body head to toe in this stuff after every shower and also have a small bottle on my desk at work and apply daily on my hands and arms.
Now for my make-up. First of all I have a very sensitive face and it’s really quite pathetic. I can not change brands once I start with one. It’s like my face acclimates to it or something. I will use Covergirl mascara until the day I die. I’ve used someone else’s in a pinch and I wake up the next day with my eyes swollen shut, so lesson learned. My sister-in-law got me hooked on the Too Faced line. You can find it at Ulta or Sephora, I’m sure other places but that’s where I go. It’s pricey in my eyes but it’s so worth it because it lasts FOREVER!!!
I only use bronzer for my face because I go tanning in the winter and am always really tan in the summer. This bronzer has zero hints of orange in it and a little goes a long ways! The best part is, is that it actually tastes like chocolate!
Now for those dark rings under the eyes….dun dun dun duuuuuun.
This color is called Vanilla and is currently to light for my face so I need to get a shade darker. Like it says it’s a flexible concealer, it doesn’t crack with the fine lines on your face it fills them in and doesn’t wear out by the end of the day.
Last but not least eye shadow!
I have always gotten a compliment on my eyes after I put this on it never fails. Obviously I only use the top 2 recipes because I like a little shimmer in my eye shadow. These recipes make a great smokey eye.
So now for the homemaker part of this post lol. I cleaned/organized our spare bedroom and started sewing together some fat quarters that I had. I like getting the fat quarters because then everything is pre-cut and all’s I have to do is sew it together. So this is honestly my first time doing this. I used a zig-zag stitch and just went with it.
I think I’ll pick up a solid navy blue fabric and put a border around it and then use a brown or teal minky fabric for the back so I don’t have to use any backing/filler. I’ll put up another pic when it’s finished.
Lastly I made a white chicken chili. It’s actually a recipe I got from a hole-in-the-wall bar in Fargo that I would go to for lunch. It is just so good and spicy! I only put it together last night and then put it in the fridge. We all know that everything is always better after it sits in the fridge.
I had an eventful week though. After evaluating those fun student loans I decided to get a job serving/bartending at nights after my full time job. Call me crazy but I need to do something.