Monday, Monday. (I’m singing that The Mamas and The Papas song out loud right this minute while I type…)
Today, I’m sharing my Summer Beauty Roundup because…I keep telling you guys in passing how much I love my new Colleen Rothschild products, but I’ve yet to do an official skincare post about them. So, I’m going to share that and then remind you what hair products I’m into these days. Just a little beauty for the beginning of your week!
Here we go…starting with my…
…you guys have heard me talk about all of these products before, but today I’ll really break them down. As you can see by the bottles, they’re much loved 🙂 .
In the morning, I always start with a spritz of Kopari’s Coconut Rose Toner. I love to spray this on before I go to the gym or before I start to get ready. I don’t wash my face in the morning unless I’ve worked out. If that’s the case, then I use this to wash my face before spritzing with the toner. Next, I’m still using and loving Vintner’s Daughter (which I told you guys about in the winter). I’m on my second bottle now and don’t see me going back. I add a little bit of this to my face and then give it about a minute before moisturizing. In April, my mom told me how much she loved using Colleen Rothschild products. So many of my friends also use these products, but it was my mom’s ringing endorsement that really prompted me to purchase…and now, I see what all the hype is about. This stuff is amazing! I use her Supreme Eye Serum followed by her Sheer Renewal Cream each morning. Both make my skin feel very HYDRATED (which is like my favorite word to describe any beauty product!). Neither product is heavy or sticky…just the perfect amount of hydrating and moisturizing. After that, I apply my very favorite Mineral Matte Sunscreen and am ready for either nothing (like if I’m hanging around the house or am just going to the pool) or to apply my makeup.
I just saw that Colleen Rothschild is having a BACK TO SCHOOL PROMOTION! With code BACK25, you get $25 off $100 or with code BACK50, you get $50 off $200!
That’s my MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE! (Side note, I’ll do an updated makeup routine soon too!)
At the end of my day, it’s time for my…
…and Colleen Rothschild now owns that 😉 .
Yes, yes, YES to her Radiant Cleansing Balm. This stuff is amazing!!!! You gently massage it over your face and it wipes away even the most stubborn makeup and then leaves your skin feeling so HYDRATED! I hate when I use a cleanser and my skin feels tight afterwards. With this stuff, your skin feels like you just moisturized! So, after I clean off all of my makeup, I then add her Age Renewal Super Serum to my skin and let it sink in a minute (while I brush my teeth). The reviews on her website are what sold me on this one. It’s packed with all sorts of major nutrients, and I honest to goodness think it’s a superhero product. Go read the reviews too! After that, I once again, use her Retinol Supreme Eye Serum and then finish with her Extreme Recovery Cream. Love, love, love. My skin feels moisturized before bed and still feels great the next morning. For like two decades now, I’ve ended every nighttime routine with a pea-sized amount of Retin-A that I get from my dermatologist, so I put that on at the very end.
Now, about twice a week, I also do this to perk up my routine…
…I told you about these Vitamin C Activating Squares earlier in the year, and I continue to be impressed with them. You put one square on your palm, then add a little of this Replenishing Serum + C plus a few drops of water and voila! A magic potion of amazing moisture appears in your hand. I rub that all over my face right after cleansing it (before adding any products), and I’m telling you, my face feels fantastic! After I let it sit about a minute, I proceed with my other evening skincare products. My friend Karla introduced me to this routine, and I love it! If you need help with ordering Mary Kay, Karla is your girl! She’s so knowledgeable!
So, that’s a little skincare, now for some hair care. This time of year, my hair is in its worst form. Between the sun and the chlorine, my hair is dryyyyyyyy, so I’m always looking for hydrating products. Here’s what I’m using right now…
I told you guys earlier this summer that my friend Lauren got me hooked on these Phyto products. They’re free of all that bad stuff and only use the good stuff and all smell amazing (very light scent…like a rain forest). I’m washing with their Intense Hydration Brilliance Shampoo and then following up with their Express Conditioner. About once a week, I’ll use the It’s a 10 Miracle Deep Conditioner instead in the shower and it really gives you a moisture boost! After I comb out my wet hair, I add a big dollop of their Phyto 7 cream and then use it again once my hair is dry before I apply any heat. I love, love, love Moroccanoil, but have been substituting with this recently and am really pleased. My favorite hairspray has been Money Maker for years. I don’t think it dries out my hair nor makes it crunchy.
I’ve been washing and letting my hair air dry either over night or during the day and then, I run my Revlon dryer (most amazing gadget EVER!) through it to smooth it out before using my T3 Curling Iron with the 1½” clip.
That’s my Summer Routine right now! I alter my routine as the weather changes, but for now, these are holding strong!
What’s your number one go-to product this time of year??? I’m always excited to try new beauty products! I’d love to try something new!! Comment and share please!!