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Paula’s Choice Skincare – An Affordable, Luxurious Line!

Paulas Choice

If you haven’t heard of Paula’s Choice Skincare yet, listen up people, this stuff is good and affordable!

As I rapidly approach my 43rd birthday (which I cannot even believe since I still feel like I’m 23) skincare is definitely the most important thing to me in my beauty regimen. I’ve been super cautious about wearing sunscreen on my face for a good 20 years now, but in terms of a daily/nightly skincare program beyond that? I’ve never really had one. Basically all I was doing was using a combination sunscreen/moisturizer for the day and then at night I would slap on some over the counter retinol stuff and occasionally a moisturizer over that. It was all kind of ad hoc because I didn’t really know what I should be using and how to put it all together. Plus I am so lazy when it comes to beauty routines, I need someone to slap me and tell me what to do!

Enter Paula’s Choice. This is a company I have heard about for years and years now but never tried until 2 weeks ago. In fact the founder wrote a pretty popular book called Don’t Go To The Cosmetics Counter Without Me which is a very in-depth book about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to makeup/skincare, etc. They are cruelty-free, 100% fragrance free and have no added dyes in their products.

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Simple Skincare Light Protecting Moisturizer with SPF 15 Review

Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer

Recently I had the chance to try out the new Simple Skincare Light Protecting Moisturizer with SPF 15 and I have to tell you, it’s really great stuff!

Simple is a new brand to the US market but actually hails from the UK. In fact, it’s the #1 selling facial skincare range (non-medicated) there. Their motto is basically to keep it simple. There are no dyes, perfumes or irritants in their products. It’s created for those with sensitive skin. They have a range of cleansers, moisturizer, eye creams and facial wipes and can be found at your local drugstore.

 

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Smashbox Photo Finish Primers – So Many Choices!

Foundation primers are a product that a few years ago I had no idea I couldn’t live without. I mean, they hardly even existed back then! Now it seems pretty much every brand has at least one.

But get this.

Smashbox doesn’t just have the requisite 1 or 2 of them, they have nine! Nine! That could be the most of any brand, as far as I know.

I love them because they minimize pores, help to blur fine lines and overall make my foundation apply easier. If I am wearing foundation, you can bet I am wearing a primer underneath it.

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Laura Mercier Flawless Face Collection Review

Laura Mercier has a collection out called Flawless Face. It includes four products all aimed at helping you achieve your most flawless skin.

  • Foundation Primer – a clear gel that comes in five different formulas and helps prime the face for longer lasting foundation.
  • Creme Smooth Foundation – a hydrating foundation in a pot that helps smooth fine lines and is build-able to give you the coverage you are after.
  • Secret Camouflage – a palette containing two oil-free, long wearing concealers colors that you blend together to create your perfect shade.
  • Invisible Loose Setting Powder – a¬†translucent¬†oil-free and talc-free loose powder with a soft focus finish.

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