Hello World! Welcome Friends! My close friends know I love skincare products and makeup. I definitely fall into that girly girl category, however I have a crazy, adventurous side. I’ve had a slight obsession with my skin since I was about 8 years old. It started when I was staying with my Great Aunt Carrie during a Summer break. I admired her probably more than any other human on this planet. She was a career girl who married but they were unable to have children. So, she treasured her nieces and nephews. She spent time in Washington D.C. working at the Pentagon, I believe back in the 1950’s and maybe into the 1960’s. She had one of the best closets full of beautiful clothes and every night when I stayed with her, I was mesmerized by her nightly skincare routine. So, wanting to be just like her, I started my own skincare routine and the habit has not left me. Back when I was 8, I would make sure my face was clean and I would slather Nivea cream all over my face.
Being fair and a redhead, I must take extra precautions when out in the sun. One of my favorite Natural Face Moisturizers is from Block Island Organics.
An advanced daily moisturizer made with clear zinc that nourishes skin. It is fortified with broad spectrum SPF 30 sun protection to prevent wrinkles & early skin aging! In addition, there are no parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates, dyes, or artificial fragrances. It goes on smoothly and doesn’t leave a nasty residue. It works great with or without makeup. I try to have one day a week that is a makeup free day; and this stays perfectly all day without feeling greasy towards the end of the day.
Next up, are three products from the same company, MicaBeauty Makeup and Skincare.
MicaBeauty’s Exfoliating Peeling Gel gently exfoliates dead skin cells. Exfoliation is important for skin cell renewal. Without the removal of dead skin cells from the surface layer of your skin, numerous complexion problems are likely to occur. The facial peel nourishes away fine lines and wrinkles and boosts vitality. It also works to exfoliate away dark spots, reverse appearance of sun damage, leaving the skin glowing and youthful! This stuff works! It’s pricey, but it is worth it. When I first started exfoliating with this, I used it once a week. Now, I can stretch it to twice a month. I’m still on the bottle I purchased at the beginning of the year. The bit about exfoliating dark spots away is true! It makes your skin feel and look amazing!
MicaBeauty’s Age Defying Eye Gel imparts an invisible veil onto the skins surface and dramatically reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Their unique formula includes natural chamomilla extracts to help boost cell recovery while protecting the skin from harsh radicals. Again, it’s on the pricey side, but again, it’s worth it. You can feel it working the minute you apply it. One of the best benefits is that it helps alleviate puffiness which this 50 year old is very pleased about. I’ve always had a tendency for puffiness even when I was younger, so this is a bonus for me personally.
MicaBeauty’s Foundation Powder contains 100% all-natural ingredients and is free from harmful chemicals, dyes, and talc. Their Mineral Foundation Powder is all-natural, it is irritant free and ideal for sensitive skin! It is safe to use over acne, rosacea, and redness. It will let your skin breathe without clogging your pores. Their formula will give you full coverage all day and night. With MicaBeauty a little bit goes a long way. This is the only powder foundation I have used that has minimized the appearance of pores. My facial skin color is a bit uneven, some areas have freckles and some areas are freckle free. This powder evens out the color variance and gives me a smooth, porcelain look all day! Hands down my favorite foundation powder.
For the hands, my all-time favorite hand cream is L’Occitane Hand Cream. Enriched with 20% organic Shea Butter, this super-creamy balm penetrates quickly to protect, nourish and moisturize hands. Honey, almond extracts and coconut oil are blended with Shea Butter to create this extremely effective formula. This is a must for my hands. After I wash my hands, the hand cream goes on. I also apply every night right before lights out. I love the way it makes my hands look and feel.
There are my top 5 Skincare and Makeup Products. But, not to leave you beauties out, the sweet folks at Block Island Organics is offering a code that is good for 20% off of their site from 10/22-10/28. Please note the code cannot be combined with other codes. Head on over, have a look around and do some shopping.
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