Monday, June 25, 2012

These are a few of my favorite things!

Summer's in full swing in most parts of the country (my car temperature said 97 this afternoon!) and I recently changed up my morning routine.  It's just too damn hot to wear a ton of make-up or mess with my hair!
Do you change your make-up / skin care for different seasons?  What products can't you live without??

After my shower and 3-step Clinique routine, I start off with primer (or, as I like to call it, "spackle").  I used to use the regular Smashbox primer but have become a devoted user of the new "light" formula.  My make-up just glides on and lasts so much longer if I use primer. 

I really wanted to try the new BB creams out there but didn't want to spend a fortune if I didn't like it so I went with Clinique because they will let me return it if I'm not satisfied.  Well, I like it.  A lot.  Very lightweight cream (more like a tinted moisturizer) with decent coverage.  I barely feel like I'm wearing make-up and it's perfect for summer!

On hot summer weekends when I'm running errands or just don't want to put on a lot of make-up I sometimes just leave the house wearing some Up-Lighting.  It's a great illluminator and gives me a nice "glow." 

Because I'm a total germophobe I am constantly washing my hands and always use hand sanitizer.  It leaves my hands very, very dry even in summer.  I was first introduced to L'Occitane when T & I were in Paris waiting for the Chunnel to take us to London (God!  I just re-read that sentence and it sounds very pretentious and snooty!).  There was a wonderful L'Occitane shop in the terminal and I ended up buying a tube of hand-cream to slip in my purse while we were traveling.  I've been hooked ever since.  I just like the plain ol' Shea Butter formula but it is available in other scents. 

I just bought this lip treatment a few days ago and luv, luv, luv it!  Again, it's lightweight for the summer, it's not a goopy globby gloss and leaves my lips nice and smooth.  And, the color is just enough. 

To fight the horrible humidity I've been using an Anti-Frizz serum on my hair to leave it sleek and shiny. 


Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

Love the Clinque products :) I use them all too! Thanks for the follow--I'm a new follower of yours now. Look forward to reading!

Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

Love all the clinique products! I use them too :) Thanks for the follower--I look forward to following you!

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