When it came to makeup and beauty products, I used to be really old school, and I mean that literally-most of the stuff on my shelf was the same stuff I used in high school, yes really. This was partly out of laziness, partly out of lack of knowledge, and partly because I am on the cheap side when it comes to spending money on myself.
I'll admit though, something was lacking for me in the health and beauty department. Maybe because I'm going to turn 40 this summer, but the old tried and true stuff just wasn't doing it for me anymore, so I decided to branch out. Let me share my newest must haves...
The real truth is, I fell in love with two brands after trying a couple of products (talked about those first new ones here). I was so hooked on the first couple of new purchases I thought what the hell, might as well try a few more new ones and just throw caution to the wind. Basically, I've thrown out all the old school stuff and have fully gone over to the new school side, no looking back.
Since adding Glossier's Boy Brow and Cloud Paint I've also added Haloscope and the Milky Jelly cleanser to my every day routine. Now, I would never, EVER have bought a highlighter normally. My skin tends to be on the oily side, so I've always assumed a highlighter would make my face look greasy, but I was totally wrong. Haloscope is at the same time subtle and eye catching, and you can use a little or use a lot and still not look like you have "makeup" on. I put a little on the tops of my cheekbones and at the corner of my eyes (I prefer the Quartz shade) and I wonder how I went out of the house without it before. It brightens and lightens my entire face, and I like to swipe it on my eyelids for a nighttime look.
Milky Jelly has replaced any other cleanser I had under the sink. Honestly, I'm not sure if it even has an actual scent, but I love the smell of it. I use it on dry skin and wet skin, and it takes off makeup and moisturizes and leaves zero residue. I have it on automatic order so I never run out. I love my Glossier stuff so much I was so excited when they emailed me to ask if I wanted to be a rep for them, and if you click the button below you'll get 20% off your first order AND free shipping with a $30+ order. Email me if you have any questions about their stuff or what to get, I have tried a BUNCH of their stuff now and keep trying new stuff.
I also told you guys about my newfound love of The Ordinary, and it has developed past crush phase into full blown infatuation. Buffet and the Niacinamide 10% Zinc 1% are my morning routine (after Milky Jelly) and I've added seriously like eight other serums to my regimen since then. Now, a word of caution, some of these aren't good for sensitive skin and I STRONGLY suggest reading through the reviews and the suggestions on the site before ordering, but get yourself some Buffet asap and start hoarding from there. So far I've been loving the Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% (just a few drops a night, a few times a week) and the Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%. Again, make sure you read the reviews AND do a test before using these! I've had amazing results but everyone is different. Just sayin'.