Okay Milk…I see you being fancy…
…and I’m loving it!!
During the last Sephora sale I purchased the Milk Matcha Toner, it’s a green stick toner that I was instantly drawn to. Yes, this is way different than your average toner, but it’s just so cool and works so well! Here are a few key reasons I’ve recently been reaching for this toner in the AM.
Okay first of all, it’s a solid toner, have you seen such a thing before? I know I haven’t. What I do know is that this cuts down on me using a cotton pad every morning to apply my toner, and that’s awesome. I simply swipe this stick all over my face, paying special attention to my t-zone and chin area. It feels so cooling and fresh on my skin, which is exactly what I’m looking for at 6:15am.
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I haven’t done a Face Mask Monday in a while, so I thought today would be the perfect day to share one of my favorite budget beauty face masks with you! Not only is the L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask Clear & Comfort face mask inexpensive, but the texture & application process is great!
L’Oreal has been killin it with their product lineup lately. From face & hair masks, to new exfoliating scrubs, L’Oreal has been doing an awesome job producing high quality products at a perfect price point. This fun, blue, mask is seaweed clay based and only needs to sit for 10 minutes before washing off. I love applying this mask right after a shower, and hangin’ in my robe for 10 minutes before needing to take it off.
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The summer heat can lead to easy breakouts. Whether it’s from sweat, sunscreen, or just the daily oil slick that somehow forms on our faces, hot & muggy days can produce pore clogging events. Nobody has time for that ‘ish, so in comes one of my latest favorite Budget Beauty products, the Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Foam!
This is a deep cleansing foam that I’ve been using at night, after removing my makeup. It’s good for all skin types, and really gets into those pores to clean and degunk them from the long day. I haven’t noticed any drying whatsoever, which may be because I generally have more oily skin, but since it’s geared toward all skin types, I don’t think drying should be a concern.
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A while go I gave myself a little Ulta Haul…I didn’t go crazy, but I did pick up a few fun items. I was in desperate need of some bath bombs, and def not in desperate need of some sheet masks, but bought some anyway!
First up, the Fizz & Bubble Artisan Bath Fizzy bath bombs. I bought five, each one would perfectly fit any of my moods on a given night. First, I chose Hawaiian Lei, which smells like amazing spring & summer flowers. It’s so light and refreshing, perfect for a summertime bath. The second one I chose is the Oatmeal, Milk, & Honey which I think is perfect to have on the back burner just in case I get a leeeeetle bit of a sunburn this summer. These three ingredients will def tone down any burn I have, all in a nice & relaxing bubble bath of course. Third bath bomb up is the Lavender Fields which will be perfect after a long day, or the next morning after a long night. Lavender is one of my favorite scents, and this bath bomb smells so good!
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I love Neutrogena products- the quality is great, I see results when I use them, and most importantly they’re affordable! I jumped at the chance to work with Neutrogena on their latest It’s in the Gel campaign, focusing on their new 100% HydroGel sheet mask line.
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Toner. IS. Life.
No, really, toner is life. It’s my favorite part of both my AM and PM skincare routine. Why? Well, it proves to me how clean my face truly is, and also makes my skin feel ready for the next steps of serum and moisturizer.
Since I love to try new products, I always bounce around from toner to toner…but the toner I’ve been using most recently is the perfect budget beauty buy. Thayers Witch Hazel Toner can easily be found in Whole Foods or Target. It’s a natural, alcohol free toner, that refreshes and cleanses the skin without stripping it of natural oils.
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I’m a big Clinique fan- every skincare product I’ve ever bought, or used, has been great. I particularly love the Clinique All About Eyes Serum, it has a great cooling roller ball that’s perfect to use both in the AM and PM. My most recent Clinique products have been from the Pep Start collection, the Exfoliating Cleanser, and the HydroBlur Moisturizer.
First of all, I love the packaging of the Pep Start line. It’s bright, and fun, and makes you excited about your routine. Or, maybe it just makes me excited, not sure- but regardless, the packaging is super cute!
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I’m super pumped to be going to Naples, Florida for a few days during my spring break. A few teachers, off work for a week, at the pool…could get pretty wild & I cannot wait.
One thing I know I’ll need to bring if I’m going to be lounging around poolside is my Remay Glide & Shave Gel Bar, which I’ve become obsessed with. As women, shaving our legs can be super annoying, especially if you choose to use shaving cream. It gets all over, is messy, hard to apply while trying to shave, the list goes on. I typically use shower gel, but I hate using so much product like that, and I realize it’s not moisturizing my legs the way they need to be after shaving.
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If you’re looking for a great, budget friendly, exfoliant to use in this winter weather, then pay attention to my thoughts on the Soap & Glory T-Zone Detox Scrub!
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While I was home in NJ for the holidays I snooped around my Mom’s beauty cabinets and found Neutrogena’s Deep Clean Cream Cleanser
. I’d never used this before, so I figured I would use it daily for a week and a half to see if it was a good Budget Beauty buy!
First off, I’m a huge Neutrogena fan, I think they really are the best for budget friendly, high quality, products. I’ve used a variety of Neutrogena products since middle school (!!) and I have never been disappointed.
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