At some point in the last 12-18 months I’ve started to give a damn about how I look. And by that I mean I finally acknowledged that I need to buy a new wardrobe and stop trying to squeeze into things that just weren’t working. (But only in the last week decided to accept that as okay.) I started wearing makeup everyday got some fancy hair and skin care products. Essentially I came to the realization that I’m never going to wake up and look like Scarlett Johansson. (Though boy I wish I could.)
So basically if I wanted to look nice I would have to care and try. Not exactly brand new concepts in the world, but apparently new to me. I tried to up my dapper with a mix of sexy dapper or dapperexy and casual dapper, capper perhaps? My Pinterest want wall is the perfect example of my preferred style. 50s classic but sexy. I don’t necessarily dress like that, but I would like to. I haven’t quite figured out what my elusive “personal style” is, but on the heels of the Oscars I definitely know what styles I like (and don’t) and also exactly what I would wear should anyone want to invite me to the Academy Awards and make a dress for me. Anyone?
I want this, except maybe in black or red:
A part of all this is also trying to figure out my skin care regimen. That is still very much so a work in progress though I have identified some key staples. From the wonderful recommendation of Casey I got a Clarisonic for Christmas. A Mia 2 to be exact. I have been trying the Dermalogica Ultra Calming line at the recommendation of my facialist. I’ve got an eye serum from The Aromatherapy Company and the L’Oreal Magic BB cream. A mixture of price ranges in my regime as I’m still trying to figure out the perfect products for my sensitive, dry, acne prone skin.
The BB cream is staying in my regime because I love how the stark white grainy product that I put on my fingers somehow as if by magic disappears into my skin and leaves a powder finish. How? I don’t understand, but I’ll take it! Plus, in addition to correcting and priming it is hydrating and I need all the moisture I can get. I place the BB cream over my moisturizer and under my tinted moisturizer in a three moisture layer approach to my parched skin. Though the lady at Sephora said I really need a better moisturizer base because my skin is still dry and what I see as acne she said is really just irritation from the dryness. So my moisturizer and cleanser are at the chopping block because I need something way more moisturizing.
Please share with me your must have skin products. Seriously. I want your recommendations. (Also I’ve tried Cetaphil and that is also too drying for me)!
Disclaimer: I was sent a sample of L’Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB cream from SheSpeaks to try. All opinions and grammatical errors are entirely my own.