KEEPING A YOUTHFUL GLOW: Make-up & Skin Care

KEEPING A YOUTHFUL GLOW: Make-up & Skin Care

Your mother or grandmother probably has already started mentioning how important it is to start using anti-aging skincare as soon as possible. And lets not forget the sunscreen. All the older females in my family have told me how important it is to start using these product now before it's too late, so if your's haven't, here's a new lesson on why both are so important.

Today I'm going to share my favorite anti-aging and acne products that I recently started using and wish I started using sooner. Also, I'll be adding some make-up product musts that you have to try. All these products I actually use and am not paid to share with you. I truly believe and have seen a dramatic difference in my skin after using. And I hope you fall in love with them just as much as I have.

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SKINCARE:

There is no exact age on when to start using anti-aging products, all I know is we are only given youthful skin for such a short part of our lives and preserving your youthful collagen now will help it continue to regenerate when age starts to set in. Today, I'm going to show you a few products I've started using to keep my skin healthy and bouncy baby soft. 

ARBONNE RE9 PRODUCTS (ANTI-AGING & MAKE-UP)

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All of these products I actually use and own and they actually work. Some of the before and after photos I've seen from my family and friends are incredible. My mom is 47 and she has been using it for 2-3 years now and people have mistaken us for sisters. I mean I'm her exact mini me replica, but with a 22 year age difference. For my mom being 47, I can honestly say she looks 10-15 years younger after using Arbonne RE9 products for such a short amount of time.

Below you can shop each product below and read the product description on their website for more information. All products are vegan, chemical free, fragrant free, and completely made of plants. Let nature take over and work its magic! The Arbonne RE9 anti-aging products are truly the best I've ever used.

I use the RE9 Intensive Renewal Serum everyday after my toner and before my foundation. I let it dry before applying makeup but I've noticed my fine lines have decreased dramatically. I know its sounds weird coming from a 24 year old, but when I'm 40 and have used this serum for 16 years at that point I'll look 30. I'm just trying to preserve as much youthful glow that nature and God will allow me to hold onto.

Next is the Arbonne Genius Nightly Resurfacing Pads & Solution, which I use about one to time times a week before bed. This stuff is like an eraser for imperfections in your skin. I have a few acne scares and have seen such a dramatic change in depth on my scars. I'm really looking forward for the day when those scars are completely gone thanks to this amazing and life changing product.

The Setting Pretty Loose Powder is the most amazing setting powder I've ever used and its so sad that big beauty bloggers don't know about it. It is made completely of minerals that make your fresh makeup leave an airbrushed finish. I absolutely love this because it also acts as a brightening highlighter and gives off this beautiful glow for an all day wear. And in pictures, honey, you won't need a single filter.

Lastly is the It's A Long Story Mascara, which is a lash growing and strengthening mascara. I used to have lash extension and when I decided to take them off I had about 5 natural lashes left on my eye lids. I started crying and decided that I couldn't go outside without at least having strip lashes on till they started growing back. Of course when they did start growing they were completely straight lashes with no curve what so ever. So I continued to wear stripe lashes but also used this mascara with the stripe lashes. In about a month I had my beautiful natural lashes back. They weren't thick yet, but they were there and they were strong. I've used this mascara for a year and by the pictures in this post I can proudly say, these lashes are all natural, grown by me with the help of Arbonne's amazing mascara.

Shop these products by clicking on the images or shop all Arbonne products HERE.

 

NXN BEAUTY ACNE EDIT

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I found NXN beauty "acne edit" routine from another blogger that I follow and totally scored on getting the entire collection for free. Super fast shipping and its around the same amount like Proactiv each month, but you can set up your monthly subscription to be 2 months or sooner if you wash your face a lot. I wouldn't recommend that for this collection.

I opened up my NXN package yesterday and decided just to use the spot treatment on my T zone acne to see how well the spot treatment works. For my skin, spot treatment either is irritatingly strong, or not strong enough. But this stuff wasn't too tingly and this morning I noticed that it definitely made my acne decrease in size. ONE USE!!! I'm really excited to start using the entire line and show you more results. This will be featured on its own blog post very soon.

 

MAKE-UP MUST HAVES:

I also have to say, my old boss had her make-up stolen out of her car one day and she had brands like Laura Mercier to Dior and she had to replace every piece because it made up her entire daily makeup routine and it was $500. So learn from this ladies and find those dupes to save money. 

All of these make-up brands and products I've tried and fell in love with after one single use and I just feel like you have to try them too! Most of them are super affordable which is music to my ears.

Over the past 10 years I've fallen in love with these 8 easy products. I've tried so many different drug store brands and expensive higher end brands and I can honestly say these are the best of the best and do exactly what you want them to do and claim to be.

Essense Fresh & Fit Awake Make-up I bought about a week ago to just try out. First off the smell of the cranberry extract makes you face and beauty blender smell so delicious. After a full work week my dark circles on Saturday morning are no joke. My face looks so tired Saturday mornings so I mainly bought it for my weekend foundation. This stuff makes my face feel exactly what it says, Fresh and Fit, and awake.

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer has been beauty bloggers go to concealer and I have to say, it is mine as well. I naturally have super dark circles due to allergies but this concealer helps me look more awake and fresh faced instead of looking like a haggard mess. I used to have to use a pink neutral nude concealer first then a more fair white concealer on top just to look like a normal human being, but now I just use Tarte Shape Tape concealer and it saves me so much time trying to hide my dark circles.

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! mascara I tried in a Sephora Birthday gift bag years ago and after one use I fell in love. This is my go to mascara for weekends with lash stripes and without. I love this mascara so much because its takes the fuss out of doing your mascara and having to do 100 coats with another brand of mascara, this one takes about 2-3 coats, depending on how crazy of a lash girl you are. HAHA.

Catrice California in a Box palette is amazing. I'm not a fan of the 100 different bronzers in a palette. I like to keep it simple, give me two different options of bronzers (dark bronze and a sparkle bronze), give me a highlighter, and two blushes to mix and blend to my liking. Super simple and pigmented enough to take the hassle out of contouring your face. Also, I'm not a fan of the liquid contouring, so if you are just like me, this palette is for you.

Nyx Eyebrow pencil, the best brand because there is no problems sharpening the pencil, it comes with a eyebrow brush on the other end, and it comes in enough colors to match your natural hair roots. No more picking from 3 colors (light brown, dark brown, black), Nyx offers you a range from blonde to black and even a red tone for red heads. 

Soap & Glory Archery Volu-Boost Brow Gel is by far the best eyebrow gel tint you will use. It has microfibers in it to make your eyebrows look thicker and locks your hairs in place. Great thing about this gel is that there is no rub off either so no embarrassing eyebrow smearing.

Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip creme is by far my favorite look color to put on throughout the day. It leaves you lips with just the right amount of natural coloring and the plumping is like no other lip plumper formula. It feels like a fresh mint feeling without the mint taste or smell. The same tingling after brushing your teeth is how this lip plumper feels. Its definitely my daily go to for lip color.

Kylie Cosmetics Velvet lip kit in the color Bare. I love this formula and color for going out and getting all glammed up. Its the perfect nude color that still has a slight tint of pink in it. I have seen it on all different skin tones and can say that it looks so great on everyone. The Velvet formula is probably the best out of all her different lip color formulas because your lips feel moisturized throughout the wear of this liquid lip stick and its also a long wear which means it won't rub off. Best of both worlds for this all night and all day glam lip.

Shop these products by clicking on the images.

 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today to find out and shop my go to makeup and skincare brands. Leave a comment below if you have any other questions about these products, and don't forget to follow me on all my social media accounts below.

See you soon!

xoxo, BRIT.