Friday, July 13, 2012

Skin Care: St Ives and First Aid Beauty

Since I haven't been able to wear makeup as often as I would like I've focued more on my skin care routine.

A while back I ordered the First Aid Beauty Forever Fab kit. I really like everything in the kit. The pads are exfoliating pads but they are really mild and you just swipe them on and put your moisturizer over it. I have been using the moisturizer that came in this kit as my night time moisturizer and I think it works really well. I also like the roller ball for your eyes because it is quick and easy to use, but don't expect any dramatic results. I love the exfoliating pads and I think they really did make a difference in my skin.

After I ordered this kit it sold out and didn't come back into stock for a long time so I was on the search for new exfoliating pads and I found some. St Ives makes these really great gentle exfolitating pads. The are called Scrub Free Exfoliating Pads. They are very similar to the First Aid Beauty pads and work really well. I'm on my 3rd jar and I can see a difference in my skin. You can find them at Target and Walgreens (and maybe other places). I will keep using these as long as they make them!

Quick Make-up Looks (Mommy Make up)

I have been wanting to post for a really long time but just haven't had a chance. I don't get to do my make-up that often and when I do I am usually in a major hurry, so I have been perfecting a look that you can do very quickly. I like to call it my mommy makeup :)

All these looks use the same method. I use a light colour lash to brow ( I prefer something sparkly but I've done it with matte colours and it looks ok). Then you do a mid-tone shade on the outer half of the lid lash to above and in crease. I just use my BE blending brush and blend the mid-tone colour up and out, I'm not very careful or neat about it. Then I use a dark liner and I'm done.

Most of the looks I'm posting are from the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca palette. It has a great sparkly pink and a nice bright mid-tone pink that I think look really good (the purple also looks good with the pink). It also has a nice light gold that you can use the green, dark gold or blue with.

I used the same method with the bare escentuals holiday palette. I used the cool palette (I can't remember what it is called) but I used the light pink and the mid tone purple for that look.

The last look doesn't use the same method (I had more time that day) it is a look with the LORAC Baked Trio in Star Struck

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Pinks and Yellows

BE The Coctail Hour Palette: Ice Breaker and Elixer

LORAC Baked trio