Did you know they have a name now? Those bathroom counter shots that are so popular on Pinterest? They’re called “shelfies.” Yeah. Really. Well, here’s my shelfie. I don’t have flowers in my bathroom, or candles lit, or the products all neatly laid out like they’re never used. This is how my bathroom counter really looks. Messy.
I have streamlined by routine quite a lot lately, in an effort to decrease the amount of stuff I take with me when I travel, and in general, to use less. The biggest thing I did was go back to the mascara/eyeliner combo I used for a long time: Lancome Defincils & Hourglass. I had been having SO MANY issues lately with not being able to remove my eye makeup, no matter what I tried, and I couldn’t figure it out. Everything used to work perfectly, but then I remembered that I’ve been trying new mascara and eyeliners…aha! So I went back to Defincils and Hourglass and both things come off easily with just regular cleanser. Which is a major requirement for me. I HATE to work very hard to remove makeup. HATE it.
I also switched to the Fresh soy cleanser and Konjac sponge from EcoTools. I was curious about the sponge, and then I read somewhere an expert saying that you just can’t remove EVERYTHING without some exfoliation or sponge and that she uses the ecotools version. So, I got one, and have really enjoyed it. I feel like my skin gets very clean, and it’s great for my sensitive skin (it’s not abrasive at all).
After that, I’ve also switched from the beauty elixir to the grape water by Caudalie because it’s A TON cheaper. And while I did think the beauty elixir made my skin look a little brighter, I couldn’t honestly tell if it was that specifically, or a combination of that and the serum. Really. It’s SO CONFUSING. So I decided to go cheaper, and I really like the feel of the grape water, and it’s definitely more moisturizing on my skin.
On top of that I use the Caudalie serum, then the moisturizing sorbet on top of that, and then shiseido sunscreen. Then RMS beauty un cover-up to cover up my redness, Bobbi Brown cream blush, Nars powder, mascara and sometimes eyeliner, and done.
I have recently tried a few new things that I like, but don’t know that I’ll buy any time soon (they’re expensive…). I do use the Amore Pacific CC cream sometimes as “makeup” but the coverage isn’t as great as I’d like. I do like that it has sunscreen in it, unlike the RMS un cover-up though. I’m interested and intrigued by the brand generally, so I got some samples at the NM flagship when I was there recently. I really did like the eye cream; I think I could tell that the skin around my eyes appeared more firm and brighter – and the day version has sunscreen, which I appreciate. I also really liked the future response age defense cream as a combo moisturizer/sunscreen – it’s very hydrating and leaves my skin feeling supple. But both of those are so expensive…I’m not sure they’re really worth it. I still have lots of samples left, though, so I’ll keep using them, and see if I can tell a big difference.
I also got some samples from Kate Sommerville – I wasn’t that blown away by anything, but I did like the Dillo oil a bit better than argan oil. It’s drier and smells much nicer! It’s supposed to be better at firming, etc., so I’ve been using it more on my chin to try and stave off any more sagging. Although, I’m not sure anything will help with that…sadly.
Finally, I got a teeny tiny sample of the Bumble & Bumble hairdresser’s invisible oil and LOVED IT. I mixed it with my Texture cream when my hair was damp and then applied it when it was dry to stop some of the frizziness that I get on the blond pieces right around my face. It didn’t feel too heavy or seem to weigh my hair down at all. I haven’t purchase the full-size yet, because it’s expensive, but I think it might prove to be worth it. I’m starting to miss it…
Tried anything new lately? Anything worth sharing??
Oh…and I finally selected the winner of the Kendra Scott necklace, and it is…Jennipher! If you haven’t already, check your email 😉 thanks for playing guys, I’ll have something else for you next week!