Current Winter Skincare Routine

Hiya buddies!


The other night as I nestled myself cozily into bed, I realized something. I patted it my eye cream and thought, “Wow, I take awhile to get ready for bed.” What once took me minutes to accomplish now takes well over 15 minutes and why? #thirtysomethingproblems

The amount of steps involved in my current winter skincare routine rivals the cha-cha-cha. Here’s how it breaks down:

STEP ONE: Remove makeup

Lately I have been using the Earth Science Creamy Fruit Oil Cleanser to remove makeup and cleanse the skin. As a dry gal, I need a gentle product that cleans the skin but isn’t overly harsh. This stuff works great and is only about $10.


My all-time favorite facial spray is the Beauty Elixir from Caudalie, mostly because it smells like a bougie spa and makes my face tingle.

STEP THREE: Moisturize

For me, moisturizer comes in many different forms. On a typical night I have been using the Skin Laundry Restoring Night Serum, followed by the Boscia Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask. The serum has a bit of a funny smell but pairs nicely with the sleeping mask.

If I need an extra surge of moisture, I will throw a sheet mask on. I am not too picky about the sheet masks these days but I LOVE these ones from Karuna.

If I want a lighter moisturizer for my face, I will use the Origins Ginzing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer. I LOVE this line from Origins.

On my eyes, I have been using the Juice Beauty Smoothing Eye Concentrate. I smear this stuff all the way around my eye and it feels amazing.

Sometimes, if I want a CRAZY amount of moisture under my eyes, I apply some Confetti Cake Lip Balm, from Treat Beauty. It is basically straight-up coconut oil.

For my lips, I like to exfoliate! This Elf Lip Exfoliator in Mint Maniac is just the ticket. I follow up with more of my beloved Treat Beauty lip balm.


In regards to body care, I use a couple of different products for added moisture before bed.

On my thighs, I apply the CeraVe Renewing SA Lotion which helps with KP (read a whole post on that here).

Everywhere else, I apply this Exfolicare Coconut Oil Creme that David’s aunt Sandi got me from Maui. IT IS AMAZING and if we go back, I am hunting it down and buying it by the barrel.

That is about it for my winter skincare routine. What do I need to try next?! Let me know in the comments below!

Drugstore and Davines Haul!


Today I thought I’d bring you a collective haul as I’ve recently been replacing several items I’ve run out of. Let’s get to it!

Milani Make it Last Setting Spray

I have had my eye out for this stuff literally FOREVER. David sweetly picked this up for me a couple of weeks ago when he ran to Freddie’s for dog food – what a guy! So far, I reallllly like it and it definitely makes my makeup last longer than my other tried-and-true from the drugstore, the Wet’n’Wild Photo Focus.

Earth Science Creamy Fruit Oil Cleanser

The lady who does my hair (and is also an aesthetician) recommended this brand to me. I got it at New Seasons (Portland’s local all-natural grocery store) and so far I love it. It REALLY breaks down makeup and leaves my skin feeling hydrated.

Essence Lash Princess Mascara

My sister recommended this mascara to me. I am nearly out of the L’Oreal Lash Paradise and Covergirl Full Bloom so I thought I’d give it a whirl. They have three formulas for this, with three different wand shapes. I went with the volume one and so far it’s not bad…

Essence Satin Touch Blush in Satin Coral

This color caught my eye REAL QUICK. I am totally in love with this line of blushes from Essence. They are pigmented, silky soft to the touch (as the name would imply) and blend out beautifully. PLUS, this brand is so so cheap.

Dr. Teals Epsom Salt Foaming Bath and Soaking Solution in Coconut Oil

These were buy one, get one at Freddie’s the other day and I decided to give the brand new formula a try. Also, because it is COCONUT. I just love epsom salt baths and the bubble bath is really nice too. Hoping this makes me smell like a beach.

And lastly, I splurged on these three items from Davines. I am so in love with this brand, their products and their color. My hair person recommended I try the Melu line this time and so far I have been absolutely loving it.

Davines Melu Shampoo and Conditioner

Melu Hair Shield

This is a heat protectant and I really like that it doesn’t weigh my hair down. I seem to have that problem with other heat protectants.

And that’s it! What have YOU been buying lately?