Obsessions – we all have them. It doesn’t matter what we call them; guilty pleasures, vices, etc. Sometimes they change and sometimes they don’t. But, the one thing that remains the same is that every single one of us is obsessed with something. I, myself, have several and I’m about to share them with you…right now! Note: this post contains affiliate links.
I have a love/hate relationship with my skin. I love the color but hate the blemishes (yes, I still break out at 36!) and scars left behind from when I was younger. My skin is also oily making it very prone to breakouts if I’m not careful about my routine. Throughout the years, I can’t tell you how many products I’ve tried but I think I’ve nailed my skincare routine….FINALLY!
Oxy Maximum Action Face Wash
I love this face wash! I always have it on-hand so I never run out. The active ingredient is 10% benzoyl peroxide, which works better for me than salicylic acid. It doesn’t foam up like other products and it doesn’t contain any scrubbing beads (these are really bad for your skin if you have acne scars). It’s smooth and odor-free, making it a perfect product for my skin. I use it morning and night and I’ve never experienced any irritation or over drying.
Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner
This is my toner of choice. Why? Because it works….and the price is right! I use this morning and night after washing my face and I love how it makes my skin feel so clean and fresh.
Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer (SPF 15)
Just because I have oily, acne prone skin doesn’t mean I don’t need a moisturizer or sunscreen. This moisturizer has sunscreen in it so I’m not lathering so much stuff onto my face each morning. I use about half to three quarters of a pump once a day. My face doesn’t feel oily during the day and there’s not much of a smell. And, because a little goes a long way, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.
Dead Sea Mud Mask
This is by far one of my favorite products! I’m not gonna lie, the color makes it look kinda gross but it’s an amazing addition to your skincare routine. You can only use it once a week so I use it every Sunday. This mask pulls all of the impurities to the surface and really gets down deep. My skin always feels brand new after using this mask. Of course, I follow up with my witch hazel after removing the mask.
Micellar Cleansing Water
I saw a commercial for this stuff awhile back and thought I’d give it a try. I used to use those makeup remover towelettes but they never really took off all of my eyeliner (I wear gel) or mascara. But, this stuff here gets the job done! I put some on a cotton round and it removes every bit of eye makeup. It does leave my skin feeling a bit oily (you can see that there’s some sort of oil in the water) but I’ve not suffered any breakouts from it…knock on wood. I don’t use this often because I don’t wear makeup that often anymore.
I love makeup; always have. My first experience with makeup was way back in 1985 when I stole my grandmother’s red lipstick and took it to school (I was in kindergarten). I put it on (all wrong) and, when the teacher caught me, I told her my lips were chapped….HA! Anyway, I’ve since mastered the art of applying lipstick
Lancome Miracle CC Cushion
I found this in a Makeup by TiffanyD YouTube video I watched and wanted to try it out. It’s expensive as hell but I love it! I use it as a highlight on my cheekbones. I have to be careful with highlighting because of my acne scars (highlighting tends to make them more prominent) but this stuff is perfect. The color I use is 03 Pinky Peach. It’s really light and fluffy so it doesn’t cake up.
Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen
I also found this in the same YouTube video and had to have it. I love liquid eyeliner and the point on this is pure perfection! When I do decide to wear makeup, this is my go-to liner. This pen is so easy to use and I always get a perfect line with it. There’s no running or bleeding; just a firm, black line. Well, black for me because I have the black one.
Nail Care Obsessions
My nails are perhaps one the biggest pains I endure. They’re thin, brittle, and break easily. I can’t ever seem to keep polish on them either. Well, that was before I found a diamond in Ulta a few years ago.
This stuff here is ahhhh-mazing! Instead of a base coat, I use this bonder to help “grab” the color I put on top of it. I was apprehensive about it at first because I’ve used so many other products that claim to increase the length of your polish. But, after using this once, I was completely hooked. My manicure lasts at least a week because this stuff! One piece of advice – let this stuff dry completely before adding color. If you don’t, it’ll all peel off and you’ll be pissed.
Now that you know what my current obsessions are, it’s time to share some of yours! Comment below with the things you can’t live without. I’d love to find a few new products to try! 😉