Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Regimen

Y’all know how I LOVE skin care and products.  And, I’m always out there reviewing something or other.  Well, I’ll let you know what I’m using now.  Some things I’ve been using for quite some time and don’t plan on deviating anytime soon.  Some things are fairly new products.  However, as you know, I’m not one to rush into a review, so I’ve been using these products for a few weeks now. 

Let’s start with skin care.  Morning routine:

Recently I discovered Clean & Clear’s Morning Burst.  I use this with my Clarisonic and I love this stuff!  It feels great and invigorating, giving the face that caffeine boost (much like my body needs).  It is not overly drying and doesn’t spread oil around.  The Clean & Clear website has a $2.00 off coupon right now!


Next I use M.A.C. Lightful Deep Ultramoisture Crème.  I’ve been using this product for about a year now and there is nothing better.  It is very light, I don’t know I’d even call it a lotion or crème as it’s so light.  It also brightens the skin over period of use.


Nighttime routine:

Of course, using my Clarisonic again (and if you’re using this, be sure to change your brushes regularly!), I use Neutrogena’s Clear Pore Cleanser and Mask.  I use the mask twice per week (5 minutes y’all!) and the scrub every night.  It keeps those pores squeaky clean.  It might take some getting used to if you’re not used to using a pore cleaner.  Start with every other night and work your way into every night.  Don’t use the mask too much!


A couple times a year (like now), I complete a Retin-A regimen to rid of dead skin and clean those pores extra,extra well.  I use it every other night for a couple months and then give my face a four month break.  This helps with wrinkles too!  Gotta stay young!

On the nights I’m not using the Retin-A, I use Pur Minerals Mineral Moisture Complex, anti-aging crème with Co-Enzyme Q10.  Co-Enzyme Q-10 also comes in an oral vitamin if you didn’t already know.



I love the Pur Minerals Color Correcting Primer in green.  I tend to have a red complexion in the cheek area, so the green balances out the redness.  This stuff is SO light you hardly even notice you’re putting it on!  That’s what I love about the Pur Minerals collection, it is not pore clogging!


Next up the Pur Minerals 4-in-1 foundation.  This is a powder folks… liquids for this girl.  This foundation is AMAZING with a large capital “A”!  I’ve never seen anything correct redness and spots as well as this powder and it hardly even looks like you’re wearing any!  Perfect for summer when you want that au-naturale look.  And, since it’s not liquid, you’re not sweating it off, it stays put.


Thus the same for the blush powder.  Pur Minerals Marble Mineral Powder is wonderful and very natural looking. Unfortunately, they have been out of pink for a while, which is great for summer.  But I will be trying the bronze for a winter look.


My go-to mascara for YEARS!  And I mean, since high school (and I know this is true of lots of you gals out there).  Maybelline Great Lash (the BIG stuff).  If they ever discontinue this mascara, Maybelline will have a run on all stores and will sell out immediately and then I think women will picket to bring it back on the market!  This stuff is that “great!”


For my lips, I almost always go natural, only using my Nivea Kiss of Smoothness chapstick.  It’s always in my pocket (unless Lallie steals it away, she loves chapstick).


And that’s it.  I really don’t wear too much makeup.

I hope this helps you with your summer regimen, ask questions and/or check these products out.  I believe ULTA is running a free Pur Minerals gift with purchase when you go into the store!

Happy Summer Y’all!


  1. I'm a sucker for packaging, so I would have to buy that mascara purely on color combination alone. However, what happens to that lovely pink and green applicator after the mascara is on it?
    I'm such a minimalist when it comes to make up and facial products. I do love perfume though.

  2. Like you I recently discovered the clean and clear morning burst facial cleanser and LOVE it. I've tried so many different face washes and soaps, but nothing makes my skin feel so clean quite like that! I have been on the fence though about Mac products. Sometimes they work like charms, but other times they do nothing but break my skin out.

  3. I came across PUR minerals about 8 years ago and love their products. They have the best powders.

  4. I need to start a morning routine and thank you for sharing the clean and clear morning burst facial cleanser. Will have to try it. I know my face will thank you for it!

  5. I tried the clean and clear morning burst facial cleanser - am loving it. Thanks so much for the recommendation

  6. I love clean and clears stuff and I wrote a blog about Maybelline it!