My Beauty Secrets: Starting with the face


Posted in Products on October 3rd, 2011 by Reagan

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I have been meaning to write about make up and non-hair beauty products for a while. I even filmed a tutorial with Jake a while back that was accidentally erased and never re-shot. So, I thought I’d do a little series of a few tips and products I love.

Want to know a confession? I’m not really that girly.

I mean, clearly I’m super girly…what with all the lipstick and ruffles and heels I wear, but would you believe that I really don’t do all the girly stuff that most of my friends do? I do my own nails 99% of the time, I don’t get facials, I don’t get waxedΒ  (tmi?), I don’t tweeze my eyebrows and I rarely wear perfume.

I do love beauty products though. I could go to Sephora, MAC, NARS or even the beauty aisle at Target and look at every single product they sell. Reading what each product does, investigating new colors of lipstick, etc. So let’s dish about my favorite products shall we?

In this post, I’m going to talk about the face. Specifically skin.

So, to be honest, I’m super lazy about washing my face, and I generally just use baby wipes to wash off my make up. Any dermatologists/estheticians out there disgusted by this? Is it bad? I don’t know, I was using some Neutragena wipes for a while and they didn’t seem that different. I can’t be sure, but I think I use Pamper’s brand. That just made me laugh to type.

My favorite facial scrub is from Keihl’s. It’s their Pineapple-Papaya Facial Scrub. Get ready to see a lot of Keihl’s products on here. Their skin stuff is the best there is.

Next is the Keihl’s Avocado Eye Cream. This stuff is so rich and refreshing. My friend Linda gave me a tip to keep this in the refrigerator. The cold eye cream feels like heaven under my eyes. Those old bags of mine…

My favorite daily moisturizer is also from Keihl’s. I really wish they were paying me to say this. My only complaint is that daily moisturizers almost never come with an SPF higher than 15. I would like to see 30 in my daily SPF.

Last but not least (and also not Keihl’s or a baby’s butt product!), Burt’s Bees Night Cream!

This is everything you want in a night cream. It is so rich and thick and I wake up the next morning feeling like I should put on some diamonds to match this fancy skin of mine. This is way too heavy to wear during the day (it’s shiny), but it doesn’t make me break out at all and it really is just so awesome. Even Jake uses it to fancy up his face. Burt’s Bees has a day cream that is great too, but it doesn’t have SPF and I find that I just plain need that in my face skin’s life.

What are your favorite moisture/face wash products? Do you use Burt’s Bees or Keihl’s?

Next week I’ll be posting my “Two Minute Make-up” routine.