Trying Milk Drops with Beekman 1802

Self-care is so important these days! This is why I like to spend a few minutes before bed washing my face and applying my evening skincare before bed. I’ve recently been trying new skincare products and looking into new brands I have not used before. The last few months I’ve been loving the Beekman 1802 Milk Drops at night because it is soothing and absorb into my skin very well. It’s quick and easy to apply before going to bed which is a skincare routine I really like! The Beekman1802 Milk Drops Probiotic Ceramide Serum is a lightweight probiotic milk serum that is packed with essential ceramides, squalane, hyaluronic acid, and plant enzymes. It is made with goat milk and packed with other essential ingredients to give you radiant skin. I love waking up in the morning because my face feels soft and looks healthy, most mornings I can go makeup-free because my face is glowing. In the morning after I wash my face, I apply some of the milk drops to get a dewy look.

I am embracing more make-up-free days since we are still staying safe at home and it’s been getting easier to do now that I am focusing more on skincare. I was so delighted when Beekman 1802 sent me a gorgeous package with products because it was a new brand to me and I’ve been loving it since day one! After trying the product and doing some research, I was happy to use a brand that is so passionate about their product, their skincare philosophy, and their story. I’m so excited to see this company made up of people who love their products and mission succeed at Ulta.

Adding Botanics Simply Calm Facial Oil to my Fall Skincare Routine + Review

I’ve been focusing more and more on skincare the last few years to help my skin look good now and in years to come. I’m always trying new creams and tools to get results but then I saw everyone using facial oils. I haven’t used serums and oils as much because honestly I didn’t know where to even start. Facial oils can be expensive and sometimes buying the most expensive one will not work for your skin. We use oil serums in our hair and see immediate results so I wanted to get in the habit of using facial oils on my skin. I was excited when Botanics, a natural and organic skincare company that you can find at Ulta or Target, reached out to send me their Simply Calm Facial Oil.

One of the benefits of using oils is that their are so many on the market that you can pick and choose a facial oil that works best with your skin type and needs. Botanics Simply Calm Facial Oil is great for sensitive skin because it is natural and organic so there are no unnecessary ingredients in the formula. An added ingredient in the Simply Calm Facial Oil is cannabis sativa seed oil to help calm your skin and gets rid of redness while keeping it hydrated. Most products mask redness while this facial oil seeps into your skin to calm your angry skin with the cannabis sativa seed oil.

This summer, I used the Botanics Simply Calm Facial Oil in the morning and at night after I washed my face. Even after hours in the sun and layers of sunscreen, my face looked healthy and not irritated with product build up or sun exposure. This fall, I will keep using it daily to help my skin as the seasons change and we switch from AC to heat at home.

Most days I can go without the makeup because my face looks so good and a big part of that is adding a facial oil to my skincare routine. I’ll apply it to my face using the stopper on my forehead and cheeks before rubbing it in. Once my forehead and cheeks have product rubbed into them, I continue down to my neck and rub off the extra product on my hands there. Reminder to use your hands going up your neck never down while applying product to your face! The oil smells good and doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. At night I’ll wait a minute before I apply my night cream before I hop into bed. My face is dry by the time I walk to bed and don’t notice any stains on my sheets which was a worry for me at first. I’ve been loving this product and hope you do too!

Products were received complimentary from Botanics but as always, all opinions are my own.

skincare series: micellar water

A friend of mine is always trying new products because she has very dry skin. A few times a month, I will get a text with a new product to try.  Garnier Micellar Water was one of them and finally after a trip to Target recently, it somehow ended up in my cart. Since I have horrible skin, I like to cover it up with foundations, concealer along with my other makeup. It takes forever to take it all off using my normal face wash with lots of scrubbing.

What is Micellar Water?

It is a cleansing water that is powerful yet gentle on the skin. It is like a magnet because it picks up oil and makeup leaving skin clean the first time. One of the best parts is that it leaves the skin refreshed and soft. Basically, the micellar water picks up the dirt and makeup without having to scrub it off. The solution is different than water so it leaves your skin moisturized after using.

How I Use It

I have been using the micellar water in the morning after I wash my face with my regular cleanser because I know that my face really will be freshly cleaned prior to putting on makeup. I also use it at night after I wash my face with an acne cleanser. Even after a good three minutes of scrubbing my face, when I use the micellar water I can still see dirt and makeup on my cutton square coming off my face.

After two weeks of using this product I knew it was time to share it on the blog.  My usual makeup removal routine is to 1) wash my face with an acne cleaner, 2) use micellar water and 3) then heavily moisturize. I need to find an easy makeup removal because when I get home from work after an hour commute home, I don’t want to spend too much time fussing with my skincare. After using the micellar water, I don’t need to rinse my face again, which to me is the most amazing part of this product. My makeup comes off easily including my eye makeup. I still moisturize, but after using it my face does feel moisturized immediately.

This is a life changing product that everyone needs in their skincare routine. I don’t know how I went so long without this amazing product! Get it here