Thursday, January 29, 2009

Counter Intuitive

I am the first to admit that I am no skin care or make-up expert. I have sensitive skin, don't wear a ton of make-up even for fun and I'm pretty simple about my routine.

I pretty much know what works for my pale picky skin and stick to it. And because it's so prone to freaking out in a whole variety of ways, I don't like to try new things. But I also do try to take good care of my skin. I've never slept with my make-up on and wash my face every night with Cetaphil soap. I tone with Thayers Rose Water Witch Hazel and then I use and eye cream and a face lotion/night cream. Right now I've been using Aveeno for both of those.

As we've been evolving our lifestyle, I've been adding more natural (and an added benefit is they are cheaper) elements to what I use. I use safflower oil as a body moisturiser and I've just started vitamin E oil on my face.

I tend to have oily skin in the t-zone so it seems a bit odd to add oil to my face. But since we've had less fat in our diet this actually is very comforting. After I wash my face at night, tone and moisturize, I put a few drops of the E in my palm and rub my hands together (my hands and nails benefit from this too) and press my palms lightly onto my face, neck and chest. When I wake up my skin is just glowy, which is amazing given the huge change in humidity I've undergone moving from FL to NC, especially in the winter.

I've also heard good things about olive oil soaps, lotions and cleanser from DHC but this little bottle is only around $4 and will last for ages, so way cheaper. I would definitely recommend giving it a try. Even if you don't like it on your face, you can use it on your hands and nails.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Luck, Love and Laduree

I love Laduree. The colors, the style... the macarons.

Since I can't get their amazing confections shipped to me, I will have to console myself with some of their adorable "lucky" charms. Maybe if I wear them I'll win a trip to Paris so I can indulge myself!

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