Summer 2016 Edition – 5 Skincare Products That I’m Loving

Oh darlings, I know I’ve been pretty ghost around these parts. It seems as if Clumps of Mascara is a 3rd grader on summer break. Ha! Too bad I don’t get the opportunity to get any real breaks. I mean, Esposo did put me up in a hotel so that I could be relieved of mama duties and trust me, that was sooooo appreciated.

Until our huge relaunch and site redesign in the Fall (I can’t wait for you guys to see it! I really hope you love it), things will be a bit quiet with 1-2 posts a week. But I’m not quiet everywhere. I’m alllll over Snapchat, Instagram and the Clumps of Mascara Facebook page houses some of the best and most beautiful people in the world. 

Skincare

If you’ve been following me on Snapchat, you know that I’ve been hooooooked on Skincare items lately. Like,  I can’t get enough. I’ve vowed to be more invested in the products that I use and I really just want to get into a nice routine. I’m 31 and wrinkle-free NOW, but shoot…I won’t be forever 31. Hehe, see what I did there? 

So here we are! My current skincare loves…

Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum (here, $59.50-$154.00)*

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The Receutics Active Skin Repair Experience

This sponsored post is brought to you by One2One Network. Guest contributor BriAna is sharing her experience with the fabulous Receutics Active Skin Repair skincare line. 

Receutics Active Skin Repair1My skin goes through regular mood swings. Between being extremely oily and dryer than the Mojave desert, I have acne scars, and overall problem skin. I change the face wash I use daily, depending on how my skin feels that day. So, when I was given the opportunity, I was beyond excited to try a new facial care regimen.

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I’m Terrified To Do it So…I’ll Do It

I feel like a punk, y’all. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I used to be fearless. Here I am at 31 years old and I get all anxious and nerve rack’y over doing something SO simple. Something that I’ve done a gajillion times before. Why am I freaking out over this? 

The Makeup Show NYC is coming up and I very impulsively booked a flight to go. I used to go to this show regularly and that whole  kid life + limited personal days due to work things put a damper on all of that. But now I’m self-employed and I’ve got a husband with a super flexible schedule who took the time off so that he could take care of home while I travel. I get to hang out with friends and brands, run up and down those New York City streets, eat fancy food and sleep. I get to sleep! I haven’t slept a good 4 hours straight in monthsssss. Leaving mommy duties and the babies at home means I can get interrupted sleep. This is exciting, right? 

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8 Naturally Based Skincare Items

Natural Skincare

I’m pretty picky in the skincare department. I mean, yeahhhhh…I’m open to trying just about anything but when I am buying for myself, I tend to run to the skincare brands that use natural ingredients. Are “natural” and “organic” totally trigger words that make people feel like they’re using products that are better than the alternatives? Yep! But whatever. Here are 8 brands that have totally peaked my interest. And wallet! 

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Migraine Inducing Fragrances and Why I’d Rather Smell Like A Goat

I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno

Okay, I’m kidding. For the record, I never really want to smell like a goat. No offense to goat lovers out there. But I’ll tell you what…fragrances make my head hurt. And not even a little. I’m talkin’, straight up passed out in bed don’t even know my name-type hurt.

I’ve suffered from migraines. Listen here. If I had to pick between giving birth and having a migraine, I’d pick giving birth. Call me crazy but you may know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever had a migraine. 

Years ago I swore off of fragrances completely. Everything from my body products to my laundry detergent and dish liquid went fragrance-free. And the migraines disappeared. I can’t say that’s the reason WHY they disappeared but I’m running with it and will continue to live as fragrance-free as possible.

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I Don’t Mind Aging As Long As My Skin Looks Good

I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno

You are never too young to start implementing anti-aging practices, girlfriend. Yes, I turned 30 this year and have no problem aging gracefully. But I am also okay with getting into products that will work nicely with my skin for when I hit those 40’s, 50’s and 60’s with style.

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Because, I’m ready, baby. Aging is a sign of life and living and I am ready to hit each decade with fierceness, babe! 

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The Body Wash That Feels Like A Spa Treatment

I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno

Sooo, it’s back. My eczema, that is. I should really blame myself because while I usually avoid dairy products, I lose my mind when I’m pregnant. For some reason, my hormones are actually kind to me and I can tolerate dairy better while pregnant. So your girl has been going crazy. Aaaand my skin has a problem with it. I’ve become twinsies with the Belle and we are both dealing with cracking skin, inflamed skin and rashes. Lovely, right?

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash

It’s a good time to be exploring these Aveeno® products because this Daily Moisturizing Body Wash has been helping ease my skin a bit. And that’s probably because this baby has Colloidal Oatmeal in it.

Yes babes, oatmeal doesn’t make for just a yummy breakfast meal, it can also be an incredibly healing and soothing ingredient for us sensitive skincare folx. You can absolutely tell the difference when you’re using it. Because eczema has the tendency to dry the skin out, this Body Wash does a beautiful job at locking in that moisture – even after a hot shower! Yes, impressive, it is.

Three more reasons why I love it?

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Healthy Skin Over Makeup Everyday

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Cetaphil – a well known brand that I’m sure many of you skincare lovers have been gushing over for years. And years. I first learned about Cetaphil when I was a teenager. It has been FOREVER since I’ve tried anything from them but I’m in shock that their products are still rockin’. As much as they were when I was playing with them.

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And who knew they had such a wide range of products? I didn’t! From washes and cleansers to lotions and towelettes, there’s something for everyone. Cetaphil has always been known as a brand that caters to those of us with sensitive skin. This was me and this is STILL me. But, if you’re one of those people who have fabulous skin (grrr…LOL, just kidding) Cetaphil is for you, too. I love when brands cater to those of us with ALL skin types. These products will work for a 13-year old and for mature skin. Everyone wins.

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