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My Fall Beauty Refresh

Ultra Moisturizing and Renewing Beauty Buys for the Season
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I’m the type of person that when I get busy and stressed, I let my skincare routine fall to the wayside.  That usually means breakouts, dark circles and fine lines creeping up.  Since fall is such a crucial time to get the skin hydrated and free of summer’s slough, I recently went on a little “beauty bender” and stocked up on a healthy stash of ultra hydrating, ultra renewing beauty buys.  I like to think of this recent beauty haul really as a response to getting my skin back on track; happy and healthy. 

I decided to reinvest in my daily beauty routine a lot in part to a stock-pile with Fresh.  I had actually planned to try out just one or two of these all natural products (like this rose mask and this gentle cleanser), but before I knew it, I found myself with a cart FULL of this green beauty line.  I also couldn’t resist these gift sets (which will make great Christmas gifts!).  And last weekend, I got a sneak peek at One Love Organics’ newest product (a charcoal mask called “Pretty Pores”!) and I knew I was in for a treat.  It’s not included below (because it’s not on shelves yet), but stay tuned friends because the mask is GOOD.  It’s light, detoxifying yet not super dehydrating, and it’s easy to remove after you’re done.  

But enough from me, read all about the details of each product below and see which call your name.  I’d love to hear your plans for your own fall beauty refresh, and if any of these will be gracing your counters too?!  Truly, MKR

Rose Mask

Fresh, $62

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Like I mentioned above, I recently went on a Fresh-bender.  This rose mask makes my skin feel ultra-hydrated and smooth. It has a cooling gel formula (that smells like roses) that works with cucumber extract and aloe vera to calm the skin.  And for my sensitive skin, this is a God-send! 

Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex

Mario Badescu, $35

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I’ve shared this Mario Badescu cream before, and I still turn to it for a solid spot treatment when I break out.  With papaya extract and glycolic acid, it helps even my skin tone and help skin turnover when it’s looking a little dull. It’s very rich, so I like to use it sparingly and only when-needed. Great, great renewal cream

The Lip Scrub

Sara Happ, $24

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I picked up this special edition lip scrub at Create & Cultivate last month, and I can’t be caught without it now.  It tastes and smells like a Sprinkles cupcake, which is AMAZING and right up my alley. But most importantly, the lip scrub is packed with essential oils that hydrate and gently exfoliate my lips so I can keep the perfect pout. Aaand it’s paraben free, which is so important in my book! 

Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask

Fresh, $92

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This perfecting mask is one of my favorites right now. A bit pricey, but so worth it. The cream has a lovely whipped consistency that feels ultra light on the face.  It’s cooling, smells amazing, and works to kill free radicals (we have the black tea to thank for that).  I’ve found that my fine lines do seem to have decreased, and I’ve enjoyed a mask a handful of times in the past few weeks. I mean really, who can say not a great face mask?!

Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer

IT Cosmetics

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So I’m really pleased with the coverage of IT Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Foundation.  You know I’m partial to my snail repair BB cream, so it takes a lot to get me to say that.  At this price point, I think this tinted moisturizer is definitely worth trying.  And if your skin is like mine, it needs a switch-up sometimes between foundation and bb creams throughout the year.  This foundation will be mine for fall. 

Hello Lashes Mascara

IT Cosmetics, $24

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I’m always open to trying new mascaras, and this one does not disappoint. I received it in my IT Cosmetics set (ordered straight from the infomercial…I was hooked!). It adds great volume to my lashes, making them look longer and fuller. I love that it applies evenly too; it doesn’t clump or break off. 

3 in 1 Microneedle Dermaroller

Megi Beauty

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microneedle dermaroller is the biggest game-changer in my routine. I struggle with acne scarring and fine lines, and this tool is key in improving my skin’s look and feel.  I use mine in two ways; I use it lightly before applying makeup before a big event.  I gently roll the dermaroller around my face once, and swear it helps plump up the collagen and hide my fine lines.  Secondly, I use it once a week with a bit more force; I treat my entire face at night to help the skin cells turnover to keep things fresh and renewed. 

Countertime Rejuvenating Cream

Beautycounter, $75

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I’ve been a big Beautycounter fan for years, and its Countertime Collection is so, SO strong.  The Rejuvenating Cream (formerly known as Restorative Night Cream) is incredibly light, but it locks in the much-needed moisture…all while I’m asleep.  It simply feels wonderful on my face, and it’s nontoxic so I can feel great about using it every night. 

Nourishing Cream

NERD Skincare, $95

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My skin could be considered “acne prone” when I’m stressed, alright (and hello, that’s my entire fall), so this nourishing cream is right up my alley. It’s by a great small skincare company that approaches acne differently, and for that I love them. In the past I have used their face masks which are absolutely incredible.

This cream feels extremely hydrating upon application, making my skin feel soft and supple.  I also really appreciate that it helps repair skin tone and damage from previous blemishes and scarring. I like to use this cream whenever my skin is irritated and needs some extra TLC. 

Rose Floral Toner

Fresh, $15

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I’ve started using this floral toner after I wash my face with the soy cleanser. It’s a cooling, balancing formula that seems to help even my overall skin tone with regular use. Its scent is rose, but it’s not overpowering like many can be. 

Soy Face Cleanser

Fresh, $15

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I wash my face both day and night, but I don’t want to use a cleanser with harsh salicylic acid twice a day. So this gentle soy cleanser is a great compliment to my beauty routine; I use it every morning in the shower to wash my face. I love it because it doesn’t leave my skin too dry afterwards like some cleansers do. I feel it cleanses AND tones too, which is nice to see. 

Bye Bye Concealer

IT Cosmetics, $24.99

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I LOVE this concealer by IT Cosmetics. I literally bought it straight from the infomercial.  I use it solely as a spot concealer on my face for breakouts and never need to reapply during the day or worry about it. It’s truly a full-coverage concealer that doesn’t look too cakey by putting years on your face. 

Umbrian Clay Mattifying Exfoliant

Fresh, $33

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In order to slough off summer skin, I’m using this great exfoliant by Fresh. It gentle removes dead skin, but also works to purify and balance as it goes.  That’s incredibly important to me during this transitional season so that my skin stays hydrated and bright, ready for me to take on the crisp, dry air. 

Vitality Lip Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain

IT Cosmetics, $20

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This nourishing lipstick is my new best friend. It’s another great find by IT Cosmetics, and it’s doing wonders for my lips under my signature pink pout.  It’s one of the first lipsticks that I’ve found that offer the benefits of a lip balm (anti-aging, hydrating and conditioning) but actually has a long-lasting color too.  

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Photography, Rustic White for Waiting on Martha

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  • THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE LOVE FOR NERD SKINCARE! SO HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOU’RE ENJOYING THE NOURISHING CREAM. XO

  • I HAVE A BAD HABIT OF TAKING MY SKIN FOR GRANTED. QUE DRY SKIN AND BREAKOUTS. I’M ON A MISSION TO GO INTO 2017 WITH MY SKIN WELL CARED FOR AND REJUVENATED. I AM WILL DEFINITELY BE ADDING SOME OF THESE PRODUCTS TO MY FALL/WINTER BEAUTY REFRESH. I AM EYING THE FRESH UMBRIAN CLAY MATTIFYING EXFOLIANT, THE NERD NOURISHING CREAM, AND THE HELLO LASHES MASCARA FROM IT COSMETICS. THANKS FOR SHARING THESE PRODUCTS!
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