Best Beauty Buys this Winter

Hey my loves,

In todays blog post I am going to talk about the best beauty buys for this Winter. I don’t know about you, but I have to take extra care of my skin in the winter time. So, I thought it would be a really great idea to sum up my best skincare and makeup bits I love using throughout winter.

Skincare is one of the key factors for a good base of makeup. In Winter I have to take very good care of my skin, while I have a more oily to combination skin in Summer I tend to have a much drier skin in winter. Obviously eating plays a big part of my skincare, which makes it a little harder during the holiday time for me to have a clear skin, but I can manage it. Would you like to know more about this? Let me know in the comments.

Skincare Products I swear by

Exfoliate

L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Glow Foam Wash 150 ml

I exfoliate with a light scrub every other day while I am in the shower. I use the L’Oréal Paris – Pure Clay Glow Scrub Foam Wash. It super soft on the skin but gets rid of my dry skin perfectly and it is even perfectly save to use on a regular basis.

Moisturize

L'Oreal Paris Hydra Genius Liquid Care Moisturiser Sensitive Skin 70 ml

In the morning I only use one product, because I find that my skin gets super oily in the t-Zone area otherwise. I use the L’Oréal Paris – Hydra Genius Aloe Water Liquid Care Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin.

Clinique Dramatically Different Feuchtigkeitslotion+ 50ml Tube

However, if I do not wear any makeup that day I instead will use the Clinique – Dramatically Different Moisturizing lotion +. I have recently been gifted a sample of it in an order I made and I absolutely love the feeling of it. It is perfect for those winter months because it is especially for very dry to dry combination skin.

Oily Cleanser

Clinique Take The Day Off Reinigungsbalsam (125ml)

Now, in the evening I just have to take off my makeup or else I will be cursed with pimples and flaky skin. For that I love using my Clinique – Take the day off Cleansing Balm. It get rid of most my makeup and is not drying at all. And a little goes such a long way, I have mine since the beginning of October and I barely finished half of it.

Oil

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Argan Oil 30 ml

After the rest of my skincare routine for the evening (which btw you can check out in this blog post) I like to use my oil at first. Which is The Ordinary – 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Argan Oil.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Express Hydrating Spray 200 ml

Then I will use my moisturizer, which in the evening is the Clinique one and then add a spritz or two of the Neutrogena – Hydro Boost Express Hydrating Spray. If I haven’t showered that evening I will go through the tips of my hair with the same oil. It helps to keep my ends from breaking off because of the cold temperatures.

Overnight Mask

Clinique Moisture Surge Übernacht Maske 100ml

Now, after a long day or before a long day I will use an overnight mask. This was also a new try out for me, but I have been absolutely loving it. For my overnight mask I use the Clinique – Moisture Surge Overnight Mask. I really wake up with glowing and soft skin. It’s the best skin.

Lip Balm

Now, last but not least I use a very rich lip balm. Sadly, mine, which I acquired at H&M last year is no longer available, but any will do. 

What are some of your favorite winter bites for your skin care?

Makeup Products I love for Winter

Primer

The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer 30 ml

I love my The Ordinary products. And I have been loving this primer throughout the year, it’s just perfect no matter how my skin is. In combination with my moisturizer it is just the perfect base for my makeup: The Ordinary – High-Adherence Silicone Primer.

Foundation and Setting Powder

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I love wearing makeup and winter season is my most favorite time of the year, because I get to go all out with the makeup and no one cares. Haha, but for real though I am thriving in winter with different makeup looks. What I don’t wear in Summer I definitely pound on during late Fall and Winter.

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Recently I have been loving the IT Cosmetics – Your Skin but better CC+ Cream. It is super lightweight and in my case I would definitely say almost full coverage. It stays on beautifully during the day, but I do have to set it with my beloved Laura Mercier – Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Translucent.

What are some of your favorite makeup products for Winter?

I wish you all a wonderful day.

XoXo, Jasmin

My Skincare Routine

Hey my loves,

it’s been a while since I’ve written about beauty. Oh, how I missed it! But I hope y’all are okay with me going down a lot of different roads with my posts. I feel like this blog is such a huge part of me that I want you to be part of a lot of stuff.

Today I am going to talk about my updated skincare routine. I have combination skin and am prone to acne which is mainly related to stress and hormones.

Evening Routine

On an everyday basis I am probably wearing makeup so the first step in my skincare in the evening is using my Clinique – Take the day off Cleansing Balm, which is truly amazing. I am always wearing waterproof mascara and nothing I have used before got rid of everything, but this one does. So happy about this! It is a little pricey, but I do have to say that one pot seems to go a long way, because you barely need any product.

I do like to double cleanse myself from makeup so after my Clinique balm I usually go in with the L’Oréal Paris – Fine Flowers Cleansing Milk to make sure that I got rid of everything.

After that I will use my face wash which is the L’Oréal Paris – Fine Flowers Cleansing Wash. For toner I stay within the same range and use the L’Oréal Paris – Fine Flowers Cleansing Toner. Once or twice a week I will use a scrub to get rid off any skin. For that I like to use the L’Oréal Paris – Pure Clay Glow Foaming Wash.

After cleansing my skin thoroughly I have to put moisture back into my skin. I use a face oil every other night for that, I am still using The Ordinary – 100% Organic Moroccan Argan Oil, and I use about a couple of drops and sometimes center a few extra ones and super dry spots. As a moisturizer I am using the L’Oréal Paris – Hydra Genius Aloe Water for Dry & Sensitive Skin.

I try to keep my skincare pretty minimalistic which is why in the morning I only wash my face with hot and then with cold water and reapply moisturizer. It truly helps my skin to stay somewhat balance and healthy looking.

What are some of your favorite skincare products you can’t live without? I would love to know. I’m always down to try some new products.

If you are currently looking for some new beauty bits, make sure to check out theneedtolive.com for some great discount codes.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

My Skin Care Routine – Spring/Summer 2016

Hey my loves,

today I’m sharing my updated spring/summer skincare routine with you. I did an entry like this last year if you want you can check them out here: My Morning Skin Care Routine – Spring 2015 and My Evening Skin Care Routine – Spring 2015!

But now onto my new and updated skin care routine, I won’t be splitting this entry into two, simply because I don’t think it’s necessary. But I do hope that you enjoy this entry and if you do, make sure to give it a thumbs up and feel free to share it on your social media!

Morning Routine

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My morning skin care is quick, because I rather spent time on my make-up and hair then on my skincare. To cleanse my face I use a wash creme based on clay, I use a drugstore brand called ‘Alverde’, it clears your pores and has an antibacterial effect. It’s especially targeting blemished skin and works against pimples and blackheads. Also I have to mention that ‘Alverde’ is a nature cosmetics brand, so everything they use in their products is way better for you than most of the chemical things other brands put in their products. I can just speak for my experience that my skin cleared up pretty good with these products, but as you will see later I also have other non-nature based products in my routine, you just have to find the right mix of products that work for you.

After I use the wash creme I am continuing with the face tonic and last but not least to bring back some moisture into my skin I use my trusted and loved L’Oréal Paris – Hydra Active 3 Day Moisturiser. And to moisturize my lips I use my favorite EOS – Lip Balm in Pomegranate Raspberry.

Here are some products that are similar to what I am using:

Evening Routine

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In the evenings I like to take my time with my skin. Firstly, I take of all my make up using a cleansing wipe. I use different ones all the time, but manly Garnier wipes are my favorite, especially: Garnier – Micellar Extra Gentle Cleansing Wipes But currently I’m trying out these: Garnier – Clarifying Cleansing Wipes for oily skin. To remove my eye make up I use an oil based cleanser from a drugstore, it’s literally the best I’ve tried so far. When all my make up is removed I like to give my skin a light peeling using Neutrogena – Visibly Clear fine and matte skin refining peeling. I also use the toner from my morning routine again after that.

Two to three nights in a week I use a mask and lately I’ve been loving the Cattier – Masque Argile Green Clay and after that I use the Clinique – Anti-Blemish Solution and then for my moisturiser the Clinique – Turnaround Moisturiser. To moisturize my lips I’m using the EOS – Lip Balm in Pomegranate Raspberry again. (Currently trying out the Clinique products to see if I like them more than my L’Oréal moisturiser.)

Here are some products that are similar to what I am using:

I hope I could give you a good overview over my skin care routine. And if you enjoyed this entry make sure to let me know and as always if you have any questions or suggestions for me comment.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.