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last week i was parenting solo for 4 days and by the time sean came home i was ready for a break! a nice mini getaway for me is to grab a couple magazines from my
daily weekly trip to Target and hideout by myself. as winter winds down and we head into spring, i needed a little pick-me-up to spark some inspiration, and honestly, to zone out for a bit. just a little me time.
Real Simple (one of my go-to magazines) had an interesting article about anti-aging beauty products and it got me thinking. actually, it sparked a conversation with some girl friends as well. you see, i have a really simple beauty regimen, if you can even call it that. i’m in my 30’s and have a very basic routine. thus far, my main defense against aging is sunscreen. thankfully, my closest girlfriends are in the same boat as me. no retinoids or serums or masks. i joked that we at least will be old and wrinkly together!
while i know its time to start adding in some additional help, like maybe some under eye cream, i really enjoy the simplicity of my daily regimen. and even more, i like the price. i’m not looking to complicate this part of my life, but simplify!
i’m going to share with you my daily routine, plus a few extras. maybe as we head into spring, these products can help you feel fresh and ready for the new season!
these are my cleansers: clean & clear morning burst exfoliant (i use this in the shower), and olay oil minimizing toner (i use when i don’t have time for a shower).
immediately after i wash my face, i use olay sunscreen. its a moisturizer and spf 30 combo that doesn’t leave my face feeling oily. my other daily musts are mascara, a little swipe of blush, and some moisture on my lips (and a bit of color).
this next group are my “extras”: either for breakouts or for date night, hopefully not at the same time!
i was having breakouts around my nose for several months then finally went into sephora for some help. the saleslady gave me murad acne spot fast fix for spot treatment that i can use day or night, and tarte bb tinted treatment for covering up problem areas, applied with a concealer brush. thankfully my freckles have always been helpful in concealing most of my blemishes so i don’t have to use this stuff too much!
have you heard of e.l.f.? its a newer brand at target that stands for eyes.lips.face. and its super inexpensive. i’ve never been great at applying eye liner but i wanted to try liquid eye liner without investing too much in case i didn’t like it. turns out its easy and fun!
i always have lip balm on and sometimes add color with lipliners or lip stains – this darker e.l.f. lip stain is a fun change for me, a big step out of my usual tones.
from top right, clockwise:
lip pencils: sephora nano in cute caramel & maybelline in nude
exfoliator/cleanser: clean & clear morning burst facial scrub
eyeliner: e.l.f. liquid eyeliner in black
lip balm: burt’s bees original
moisturizer: olay complete with spf30
lipstains: e.l.f. in nude nectar & berry blush
toner: olay oil minimizing toner
mascara: covergirl lash blast volume very black
tinted concealer: tarte bb tinted treatment
blemish treatment: murad acne spot fast fix
blush: e.l.f. contouring blush & bronzing powder in st. lucia (i only use the blush – i have no idea how to use the bronzer!)
when you’re headed to Target this week (don’t lie, you know you’ll be there!), pick up a couple magazines for yourself – you can save $2.00 when you buy any 2 participating magazines titles (All You®, Real Simple®, PEOPLE®) from 3/15-3/28 while supplies last. how great is that?! even better – no coupon needed!
and do you use the target cartwheel app? its awesome! this week there’s an additional offer to save 15% on select special issue magazines which include PEOPLE® Crimes of Passion, National Geographic® 100 Journeys of a Lifetime, TIME® Mark Twain, LIFE® Lincoln. this promotion ends 4/17 or until supplies last.
so what about you? do you have a simple beauty routine, or a time intensive one? do you have any simple product recommendations for us?