How ya like my props?? 🙂
Everlane cashmere crew (2+ yrs old) |
here’s a secondhand Equipment Black Cashmere sweater for $60
Ace & Jig Johnny jumper | limited textiles on sale + 15% off at Ace & Jig
Women by Common Projects sneakers | secondhand options at The Real Real
FYI, I don’t think I’m starting to show (I’m 10.5 weeks) but maybe, just a little? Mostly I think it’s my sweater bunched up under the jumpsuit LOL. That, and I just can’t hold it in anymore.
So, for several months now I haven’t been using a serum on my face. I did use Kypris’ Antioxidant dew and repurchased it a couple of times, but ran out and didn’t buy more, and couldn’t really tell if I missed it. I do think it brightened my face up a bit and made it more “glow-y,” but I’m not sure if it’s enough to add back in again?
I don’t know. As I’ve mentioned before, all I really want from my skincare routine is for my face to feel hydrated, smooth and supple. I don’t really care much about my mild discoloration and a little splotchiness. I mean, I do, but not really? Not enough to spend too much money and time trying to find the ultimate solution. As if there is one.
I’m so tired of all the skincare marketing and this is the best, no, this is the best! And you must do masks, and use a serum, and an eye cream, plus this and that, or WHATEVER THE FUCK. Ugh.
I have definitely succumb over the years to the hype, and really love to browse and collect beauty products, but I just don’t want to spend my money on things that don’t ABSOLUTELY work for me.
Now, I use just a few products on my skin:
I cleanse in the morning with Lush bar soap, then apply Josh Rosebrook hydrating accelerator and Fat & the Moon’s All cream right after. If I wear any makeup I use Kjaer Weiss. Lately I’ve not been wearing sunscreen. GASP. I know that’s blasphemy in some circles but I don’t necessarily agree. And sure, it’s not exactly known for hard-hitting journalism, but Outside magazine published a great piece on sunscreen/Vitamin D/Etc. that was eye opening. And makes a great deal of sense to me. (I have always been of the opinion that I should aim to get my nutrients/vitamins/minerals from food + now sunshine).
At night, I use either Indie Lee’s brightening cleanser or Josh Rosebrook’s oil cleanser to wash off makeup, etc., then spray again with JR Hydrating accelerator and follow with either Indie Lee squalane oil or more Fat & the Moon cream.
I have noticed lately (pregnancy?) that my face is much drier than any of my moisturizers can seem to handle – the rest of my skin too. So I might try something else. I used to use argan oil and thought it was great for my skin in the winter, maybe it’s worth trying again? And I slather my body with almond oil right out of the shower, but later in the day it gets itchy again. Any good recommendations for a “clean” body oil/moisturizer?
I don’t believe it’s all hype – I do think there are products out there that work for some people. For a lot of people. I just haven’t found my miracle products yet, and am not sure I want to spend a lot more of my time or money trying to find them?