December 11, 2013

Finds & Deals: My Beauty Products

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I thought I would change things up today and share a few daily beauty items that are my favorites.

1. Estée Lauder 'Anti-Wrinkle' Set - After reading about Estée Lauder's 'Anti-Wrinkle' repair on a few bloggers sites, I decided to give it a  try.  I got the promotional set, so I got all three products for less than the price of the Advanced Night Repair. Every night, I use this three step process and so far, I have been pleased. Also, it has a nice, pleasant smell, not too strong, but a relaxing scent.

2. NARS Lipstick - I love my NARS lipstick and liner.  I have allergies to specific lipsticks and have tried a lot of different lipsticks and finally found that NARS does not bother my skin.  It may be a little pricey, but it allows me to wear lipstick! A few of the colors I have tried are Casablanca, Afghan Red, and Heat Wave.  Currently, I am looking for a new color for winter - a more of muted pinkish/red - some options I am considering are Flair or Dressed to Kill.

3. NARS Lipliner Pencil

4. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream - I read about this product in InStyle a few years ago, and am so glad I did.  It is great for dry skin.  It is a thick emollient cream, similar a Vasoline, but I think it works better. I like Vasoline, too, but this works great for chapped skin, even lips - and is great for winter!

5. Total Effects Cream Cleanser + Blemish Control - A Blemish Control miracle -- This went out of stock recently, and I tried to find other products to replace it and could not.  If you struggle with the occasional breakouts and like to use a cleanser,  I highly recommend this product.  It is not harsh or abrasive, and does the best job at handling breakouts by far! I was lost without it and am so glad it is back in stock.

6. MARC JACOBS Rollerball Trio Gift Set - I am not a big perfume person, but sometimes it is nice to wear something - and this is easy to carry along in your purse. (Also, this would make a great stocking stuffer gift for Christmas!)

7. Oil of Olay Complete - I have used this for years.  It is a light, non greasy moisturizer, that I do not even know I have on.  Also it has SPF 15 - so I have sun protection.  Sun can do damage even in the winter, so I wear this year round.  I also wear it in the summer when I am in the sun - even at the beach - and it is great protection.  It doesn't irritate or cause breakouts like other sun protections do for me.

8. Pond's Clean Sweep Cleansing - I use these for a midday a "refresher" to remove the greasy build-up of the day.  Also, it has a nice fresh scent and are a good pick up for the afternoon lull.

9.  Clinique Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent - I could not live without this. I have used it for years, and it works perfectly to to get rid of late day smudges or raccoon eyes after a shower.  I use a Q-tip to easily go around my eye, and it doesn't irritate my skin. Also, it lasts forever!

10. L'Oreal Full Definition Voluminous - I have found this to be a great mascara - and reasonably priced.  It thickens and lengthens but isn't too clumpy or thin like others I have tried. 

11. Clinique 'Acne Solutions' Clearing Concealer - For the covering the occasional breakout, I like this product.  I have used Clinique concealers for years. The concealer used to be more like an eyeliner applicator, which I liked better.  This still works, but not as well as the previous one, in my opinion, but still a great product.

Do you have other beauty products you love?

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  1. I love the Marc Jacobs roller balls...they are so handy. I NEED some perfume in my purse, and even though I tend to carry pretty large purses, I don't want to carry a whole dang perfume bottle around with me and I don't really trust those travel perfume bottles (Travalo) they have out now. Marc Jacobs is one of my favorite, I think this trio looks sorta festive :)

  2. The Marc Jacobs roller ball perfumes are the best. I always carry one in my bag :)

  3. I love Clinque products especially their acne system. I should try this make up remover.
    Thanks for your sweet comment : )

    Breakfast at Cindi’s

    1. I would definitely give it a try - I don't think you will be disappointed.


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