Saturday, October 8, 2011

My Loves

So, to my knowledge, I've never done a post on my favorite things.  Or things that I love.  I know, I know, you all are just panting to delve into these subjects with me!! Ha.  I have some things that I really, really love and I want to share those things.  They've made my life happier!! Here goes!

 Gals, I simply adore this stuff.  I know, it's got a strange name! But this, Yes to Carrots Daily Cream Facial Cleanser, is absolutely decadent! It's wonderful! You see, I have really dry skin.  And I've tried many cleansers and moisturizers that make high and lofty promises and just never, never deliver.  I've tried expensive things and cheap things.  I had already been using the Yes to Blueberries stuff (they have other products for different skin care needs) for my "aging" skin, but when we went down the coast on our vacation a few weeks ago, I forgot my skin stuff.  So....I had to go buy some! I knew I liked this brand.  And so, I decided to buy a tube of this stuff.  HUGE tube, $7.99.  Sweet price.  This stuff delivers.  Let me tell you though that I'm not consistent with my skin care regimen at all, but this stuff makes it really easy and fun to turn over a new leaf! It smells gorgeous, sweet and light, and as soon as I put it on my face it disappeared! My poor face just ate it right up! And it felt like a tall, cool drink of water on my dry, stressed skin.  I was raving about it to my girls as soon as I put it on! And it only takes a small amount because it's so rich and creamy, so I know this will last me at least 6 months! Run out right now and get some! I got mine at Fred Meyer in the health food section, but I bet they have this stuff at Kroger or, you can order it online at

And this moisturizer? Lush! Wonderful.  A small pot of Yes to Carrots Rich Moisture Day Cream runs $14.99 at Freddy's, but let me tell you, I use less than a pea sized amount, I mean, like just a teenie dab, and I smooth this stuff all over my face, and even on my throat.  This will last me at least 6 months too.  I feel immensely hydrated all day after using this, even under my make up, which can tend to dry me out, but I never feel dry after using this.  It also smells gorgeous but not too heavy, and all of the ingredients in it are either organic or totally natural, nothing is artificial, which is very important to me.

I also use this stuff after each shower, because like I said, I have very dry skin, especially since we now use well water, and it's hard well water.  This pot of Super Rich Body Butter cost $12.99 for 8.45 ounces or so, but I got 40% more for free when I ordered online, and this has lasted me literally more than 6 months.  It's really good to use before bed.  I love this stuff! This says it's for very dry skin, so it's really moisturizing and a bit thick, but I love it because it sinks right into my skin right away, and it's never greasy or sticky.  Again, it smells very sweet and light, but the smell goes away and I find it doesn't interfere with my perfume.

I know, it's just a pot of nondescript powder....but ladies, this is Bare Escentuals face powder, and it revolutionized my life! I've been wearing BE makeup for a couple of years now.  I had stopped wearing makeup because it irritated my skin so badly, and I didn't like the feeling of anything I tried.  And I've tried it all, gals, from Clinique to Neutrogena to Almay to Cover Girl and anything in between!!! It was love at first brush for me.  I find it's very inexpensive, especially because it lasts so long.  And their eye makeup and mascara? The best! I have to be really careful what I put on my eyes because I had a severe eye condition when I was pregnant with Sofia almost 7 years ago, but this stuff is the best.  Really.  Prices vary, but I use it all, eye shadow, lip gloss, mascara, cheek color.....yes! The face powder is $20, and I think Macy's has a counter.

I couldn't get a pic of my next love, but it's so luxurious and so yummy! It's Bare Escentuals 100% Natural Lip gloss.  Love.  True Love! I have two tubes of this stuff and my favorite one, Cassis, has lasted me for over a year!! They're $15 each, and they smell like vanilla and the formula is rich and thick without being sticky or gummy.  I keep them in my purse.

Okay, I think that's it for today.  This post is just getting tooooo loooong!! 

Just let me say that I know everything seems expensive, girls.  And now you may think I'm snooty and exclusive and like to spend lots and lots of money on things, but please, don't read me wrong here! I won't apologize for the things I use because I have to use them.  My face doesn't like anything else, and my family is dedicated to using organic and natural products, and supporting small companies that deliver on that.  I spend the money because I hardly ever have to buy makeup and skin care, since all of this stuff I've posted about lasts so doggone long. And my husband wants me to and lets me.  My skin is a lot happier! And, if you like to shop online, there's oodles of deals out there.  There are all kinds of discounts and free shipping on different sites.  I do hope you can try some of these things and please, let me know how you like them!!