Monday, January 13, 2014

Beauty

Makeup? I've never been good at it.
Mascara is a lot for me and I only use it to dress up. My normal routine is washing, exfoliating, moisturizing, then a bit of pressed powder and lip balm. My face doesn't carry makeup well so keeping it absolutely minimal is kind of key. Plus, being in high school, putting on makeup takes time in the morning that I really would rather spend sleeping.
Despite my generally negative attitude about what people label as "beauty", one of my resolutions was to develop a bit of a routine involving cosmetic products.
My idea of having beauty routine involves taking care of myself/keeping my skin healthy and happy. Basically, I need to acquire better skincare products. I'm hoping to buy a clarisonic over the course of the year. It's all kind of pricey in the eyes of a teen who has no job, but I think I'm becoming willing to invest in more high quality products for the sake of taking better care of my skin. Moisturizer is an obvious, but other than those, I'm clueless. Now if my teachers and parents have taught me anything over the years, it's that you should always research what you don't know about. I've done my research and these are the results:





Despite my bias towards the cleanser I'm using now, I think these scrubs come in a close second. They clean the skin without stripping it or drying it out and make one's skin more healthy as a whole. Pair that with the clarisonic and some BB or CC cream (suggested by Mady), and I'll have a winning routine that leaves my skin happier and healthier.
As for my eyes, My lashes are naturally long and naturally curly. They're darker at the base and lighten into a transparent blond at the tips which is why I always used to suffocate them in mascara. Since then, I've realized that clear mascara is just as good. It makes your lashes look a bit darker and holds them in place if you curl them. Plus, if you rub your eyes, nothing happens. My clear mascara is actually almost out so I'm looking for a new tube and as covergirl is a personal favorite, that seems like the brand to buy.
Any other suggestions? The reviews from these products were generally very good, but if you've used one and hated it, please let me know so I can generally avoid it. Thanks!
xoxo
Hannah
Ps, midterms are this week so the rest of the team and I will be on a bit of a hiatus so that we can study and focus on getting the best grades possible. Thanks for understanding!

4 comments:

  1. I love covergirl mascara. And I also love all neutrogena products, especially for facial cleansers.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. As do I...don't use anything else!
      xoxo
      Hannah

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  2. Yay for BB-cream! My mom got my sister and I Clarisonics for Easter, I love using it. It's not a beauty product I got and never use. Most certainly a good investment. Watch QVC they always have great deals on them!
    ~ Madylin @ smilesnmiles.com

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    1. Oh my goodness thank you! Clarisonics are kind of pricey and seem to rarely be on sale so hopefully that will help. Thanks again for everything!
      xoxo
      Hannah

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