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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense (for very dry to dry combo skin types)

This product can be used either in A.M. or P.M. I use it when my skin looks dehydrated. I use it at night because it doesn't contain SPF and it feels like putting yogurt on your face to make it extra smooth and moist. When your skin is dewy and glowing, you will look younger. I noticed that my skin was looking dull because I used so many products for acne on my skin and it was severely drying it out. After I used this, it replenished my skin and my eyelids (which I needed because it was flaking from an allergic reaction I had to Benzoyl Peroxide products). I haven't had any irritation from Clinique's products. Now I know if my skin is getting too dry from the Salicylic Acid products, I just cut down to using it once a day and moisturize big time!

Clinique SPF 25 Oil-free City Block

I really love this sunblock. It is safe to use around your eyes and also it can be used as a makeup primer. It feels velvety smooth and not greasy! I can't stand sunblock that is greasy. It doesn't make your face white either. It's great for everyday wear. If you are going to be spending all day in the sun, you should probably try their other SPF in 45. I didn't buy that one because the lady recommended the SPF 25 would be better for sensitive eyes. The reason why I switched to Clinique's sunblock is because the other brands were causing me to get breakouts. Once I made the switch, I haven't had any new blemishes since! I'm so impressed with this product.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Clinique Acne solutions Concealer with 1% Salicylic Acid

I recommend using this after applying foundation ontop of any blemishes. Don't use it for under-eye concealer. It will be too drying and may irritate your eyes. I use the whole line from the Acne solutions and find that I can still use the concealer that contains Salicylic Acid and not have any irritation to my face. It really covers redness flawlessly and treats your acne during the day. You can wear it alone without makeup to just hide blemishes too. It's perfect!

These next products were free samples. I use it during the day under my eyes as a moisturizer. It is a super-antioxidant to fight free radicals and prevent signs of aging.

This one is for under eyes and contains caffeine to plump up those wrinkles and to give your eyes a "wake-up" call.

Clinique products good for combination skin (I'm #2 type in their skin care line)

The first thing I bought is the foundation. It says it's for dry to combination skin. It's oil-free, fragrance-free, and allergy tested. I'm using shade 01.

I really like this foundation. It's medium to full coverage and it gives you an airbrush flawless finish. It's very light-feeling and blendable. I use the Clinique foundation brush to apply it to my face. This makeup has SPF 15 and has antioxidants and peptides for an anti-aging effect. I'm really liking this product! I would recommend it to anyone of all ages. You must apply moisturizer before this because it dries very quickly and it looks better when your face is not dry because it is mattifying.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tate's Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies are my new favorite this month!

I am obsessed with these cookies I got for Christmas! They are thin, sweet, and crispy! I love the natural ingredients in it and that it is gluten-free. I'm trying to eat more healthy and I think this is one way of doing that (even though it's junk food). LOL! I have to say this is my first time trying anything gluten-free and I don't taste any difference! It is made with rice flour instead which I think is pretty cool!

Updated skin care routine!

The pictures shown below are the Clinique's 3 Step Acne Clearing System. I use the foaming face wash first (contains Salicylic Acid), then the Toner (contains Salicylic Acid), then lastly the dramatically different moisturizing gel (which I mentioned in my last blog post). Use twice a day, and if any irritation results, then you should reduce it to once a day or every other day. So far, it hasn't left my skin over-dry or peely. My skin isn't as red as I thought it would be and it still feels soft. I would recommend this to anyone who is suffering from acne or wants to keep it under control and prevent new ones from forming.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Nutra Sonic 4-speed Skin Cleansing System

I've been using this for about 1 week and I absolutely love it. I am using the sensitive brush on speed 1 twice a day and it really makes my skin feel tighter and cleaner. It is way more affordable than its competitors. You will instantly notice smoother skin that is brighter and possibly reduce acne- flare ups.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel :) Thumbs up!

This product says it's for combination oily to oily skin. It is supposed to improve skin's texture and condition. I recommend this product for acne-prone skin because it's oil-free, allergy-free, 100% fragrance free, dermatologist developed, and it doesn't contain SPF. SPF formulas tend to break some people out, however you should always wear SPF when going outside. I would wear this at night before you go to bed because wearing moisturizer that contains SPF at night might break you out by the time you wake up in the morning. I've worn it during the day when I'm not outside and it still is very moisturizing without feeling greasy. Your face looks mattified unlike other moisturizers that make you look oily right after applying it. I have used Clinique in the past and I have always like this moisturizer (the one in the square bottle is for dry skin) but I remember it used to smell like "Play-doh" and that was a turn off. Now the formula must have changed because I don't smell anything at all. I would repurchase this again:)

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