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.

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I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Why I want to try out the Derma Roller System

Hey my loves,

I don’t know about you, but I always like to try out new and exciting beauty things, especially when it comes to prolonging the youth of my skin. So, when I was asked to review a Derma Roller System** I immediately said yes. But why do I want to try a derma roller and what even is a derma roller?*

What is a Derma Roller System?

The derma roller, which is basically a microneedle roller, has the ability to naturally stimulate collagen and elastin in the skin. Both, collagen and elastin, help to promote healthier skin cells in the body. The derma roller can help to treat problems such as wrinkles, skin hyperpigmentation, scars (including acne scars – which is amazing if you ask an acne scar-girl), uneven skin, stretch marks and hair loss. If you want to know more about the benefits of using the derma roller, check out their website: www.dermarollersystem.com

What needle size did I choose?

Over the next couple of weeks I will try out my Derma Roller System and will give you back a full review on it.* I decided to pick the 1.0 mm needle, because it check off most of the problems I want to tackle. To find out which of the needle sizes is the best choice for you, you can check out their chart: Needle Size Guide – Derma Roller System

As soon as I tried it, I will write a review about it and will go into depth on how to use it and how it works*. If you are interested in trying it yourself, check out their guide: How the Derma Roller Works

If you want to buy the same Derma Roller System as I have: Derma Roller System® with Anti-Aging Serum (For Face)

I can’t wait to try it and give you my feedback*. Check out my page in about three to four weeks for the review.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

*all opinions are my own
** gifted

How I Cleared My Skin

Hey my loves,

Since I can remember I am struggling with skin issues. But this year my skin has become much more radiant, healthier and I also have a lot less acne or active breakouts. Even my acne scars are starting to heal a little bitIf you want to know how I cleared my skin, keep on reading, because I am about to tell you.

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Firstly, I introduced a healthier diet into my life. I made sure to eat less processed food and also cook more with veggies and don’t eat as much of red meat and sugar. This helped with my skin enormously in the way that it cleared my skin off most of the active breakouts, since they usually appeared because of an unhealthy diet.

Then I make sure to take my makeup off EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, even if I don’t want to and am lazy, I do it. If you leave your makeup on overnight your pores will get clogged and with that breakouts are much more likely to happen especially if you have an acne prone skin, like me.

My skincare routine at night consist of the following steps:

  1. Taking my makeup off with L’Oréal Paris – Fine Flowers Cleansing Cream.
  2. Then take a makeup wipe to wipe the product off and get rid of any excess makeup. I prefer a makeup wipe, because I would have to use a new cloth every single evening, because I found out that even with cleaning the cloth with hot water and soap it still had some product left and that leads to me having breakouts.
  3. I then go ahead and clean my skin with the L’Oréal Paris – Fine Flowers Gel Cream Wash.
  4. Then I just clean my skin with hot and cold water, always in an upward motion.
  5. To moisturize I use two products:The Ordinary –100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil: about 5 drops.

Another thing I introduced into my everyday life was days without makeup. I used to wear makeup even when I was just running errands, I now don’t do that anymore. Simply to give my skin a little break and to breathe. I also make sure to get at least seven hours of sleep at night, so that my body and skin has enough time to rejoice itself. Last but not least, I doubled my water intake and take b12-vitamins.

What are some of your tips and tricks of clearing your skin? What has worked for you? I would love to know. I hope that this entry gave you a little insight into my routine and maybe some of my tricks will help you too.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

My Fall Makeup Favorites as a Busy College Student

Hey my loves,

fall is my favorite season of the year, I just love everything that comes with it – cozy sweaters, warm tea, changing leaves, cold and crispy days filled with sunshine and of course Halloween. But for most of the time, I’m at college or work so in order to fully live out my fall love I have to try to incorporate it into my makeup routine. And you know what? Fall is perfect for makeup, first of all, it’s not too hot that you sweat it off and also you get away with wearing a dark lip at daytime, which is already a perk in itself.

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So today, I will share some of my staples for fall and what I pretty much use on an everyday basis. My makeup usually has to stay on for a long time, everything from 8 to 12 hours sometimes even more, so long-lasting makeup that doesn’t wear off to easily is very important to me. Especially because I’m not big of a touch-your-makeup-kinda-gal, it just does not work for me and my skin type.

Prep & Prime

For my base I like to start with a hydrating moisturizer and on days where my skin feels extra dry I even add one to two drops of face oil. I use the L’Oréal – Hydra Genius Moisturizer for sensitive skin, and, as for my oil, I use The Ordinary – 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil. The primer I use is also from The Ordinary, it’s the High-Adherence Silicone Primer – I love that primer so much, it really makes a HUGE difference in the longevity of my makeup.

Base

I usually like to wear a little foundation and concealer on an everyday basis, because my skin gets quite irritated during the day, so to even out my skin tone I use the L’Oréal Paris – Infaillible Foundation Stick and the L’Oréal Paris – Infaillable 24h Concealer Pomade. I usually blend it in with a damp beauty blender by Real Techniques. I also always spritz my face with one to two pumps of NYX – Dewy Finish Setting Spray. I used to only use it at the end, but using it with the “liquids” in the beginning makes the makeup even more long-lasting. To set my foundation and concealer in place I use the Maybelline – Masterfix Baking + Brightening Powder in Banana all over my face. If you don’t have a yellow undertone in your complexion the translucent powder might be a better choice for you.

Shape, Color & Highlight

As for my bronzer and blush I like to stick to non shimmery based products, because I do really think that matte products last a lot longer. I use the Benefit – Hoola Bronzer and the Maybelline – Dream Matte Blush in Flirty Pink. Most days I skip highlighter, especially on my really long College and work days, simply because I do tend to get a little bit oily and shiny throughout the day, and to avoid being a complete shiny mess I tend to skip highlighter. But for my shorter days I always use the MAC – Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle.

Brows & Eyes

My eyeshadow routine changes everyday. It usually depends on how much time I have in the morning, where I’ll be at and how long I’ll be out. But for basic days I like to use one single eyeshadow all over my eye blended out and also a little bit of it under the eye. For that I am currently using the L’Oréal Paris – Havana Camila Cabello Eyeshadow in Control. But, on days where I feel a little more daring, I like to pop on some color and for that I am currently using the NYX – Ultimate Shadow Palette in Brights. As for my mascara I always use a waterproof one, I love the L’Oréal Paris – Paradise Extactic Mascara. For my brows I usually stick to the L’Oréal Paris – Brow Artist Xpert in Cool Blonde and just fill them in with a light hand.

To set my phase I use the NYX – Dewy Finish Setting Spray, again.

Lips

Now, my lip color changes everyday. But here are my top 3 choices at the moment:

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What are some of your favorite fall makeup products? I would love to know. I hope you enjoyed today’s entry and if you did I would be super happy about a like or a share. Also if you want to keep updated with me follow this blog or my Instagram.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Spring to Summer Makeup Look

Hey my loves,

in today’s entry I am going to talk about the makeup look I’ve been wearing for the transition to summer. Where I’m leaving it’s currently a heat wave so we’ve been having temperatures up in the 25 C.

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As per usual I like to keep it minimal for the everyday basis, especially because I’m usually out the entire day at Uni. What’s also important is a very long-lasting makeup and a sweat proof one, because – duh – it’s summer, so it’s usually hot. Haha xD

Here’s the makeup I used to create my look:

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As you can see I’m currently loving a lot of Maybelline products and I think that’s amazing. I personally think they have really upped their game with their new products and I think that for their price they are amazing, long-lasting products.

For my eyes, I used a combination of the three bronzer shades in the Master Bronze Palette in the crease and under-eye. And a little bit of the gold from the palette on my lid.

My lip color varies on my mood and when I took that picture I felt bold so I went with a bright fuchsia color. I love the mattes from NYX, though I wish they were a little bit longer lasting.

What are your go-to makeup products for summer? Tell me in the comments, I would love to know.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo,
Jasmin.

My Morning Skincare Routine

Hey my loves,

in today’s blog post I am going to talk about my morning skincare routine with you. I believe I posted in January about my evening routine and now I thought it is time to talk about my routine in the morning. If you want you can check out my evening routine here: My Evening Skincare Routine

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I try to keep my morning routine as short as possible, because I think I am not the only one, but in the morning I just can’t be bothered for a long process. I just want to lay in bed as long as possibly and that means cutting down time wherever possible. So here are my skincare steps in the morning:

Cleanse

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In the morning I use two different kind of cleansers. When I am under the shower I use the ‘Neutrogena – Visibly Clear exfoliation Wash Gel’. I feel like if I would use that on a daily basis it would leave my skin too matte, and I personally like a glowing skin a lot, but the cleansers helps with peeling of any dead skin. If I don’t shower I tend to use the ‘L’Oréal Paris – Fine Flowers Wash Gel’, as you might know from my ‘Evening Routine’ I love using this range by L’Oréal.

Exfoliate

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Now, I don’t do this everyday, more like every two to four days. I love exfoliating my face with the ‘L’Oréal Paris – Sugar Scrubs Glow Peeling’. It leaves my skin feeling fresh and it is not so harsh. If you want to know more about it, check out my review: L’Oréal Paris – Smooth Sugar Glow Scrub Review

Moisturize

Now to my last step of my routine – moisturizing. I am currently using a combination of two products, because my skin can use a little bit more moisture at the moment. I start by using the ‘L’Oréal Paris – Hydra Genius Moisturizer’ and then go in with the ‘L’Oréal Paris – Hydra Active 3 Moisturizer’, both are for sensitive. I prefer using products that are designed for sensitive skin types because more than once I noticed my skin is much better off with those products. If you want to know more about the ‘Hydra Genius’, check out my review: L’Oréal Paris – Hydra Genius Moisturizer Review

What is your skincare routine? Tell me or link me your routine in the comments. I would love to know about it.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

L’Oréal Paris – Hydra Genius Moisturizer Review

Hey my loves,

in today’s blog post I am going to talk about yet another product I’ve been highly obsessed with the last month. And that is the L’Oréal Paris – Hydra Genius Moisturizer.

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Winter time always means super dehydrated and flaky skin for me, my normally combination skin is way more on the dry side in the colder months. But this moisturizer by L’Oréal literally saved my skin and leaves it feeling super hydrated and tight.

As you might know from my Evening Skincare Routine I’ve been using quite a lot of L’Oréal Products lately and that is due to the fact that since using these products my skin has improved immensely.

They are drugstore products, but for myself a bit on the pricier site. But you really need just tiny amounts from the skin care range and that means they last a really long time.

I use this moisturizer every morning and evening and if I am wearing makeup I still go in with another moisturizer. In the beginning I have been using this hydra one before my normal ones, but I realized quickly that I wouldn’t need that.

I can highly recommend this product and for every skin type they have a different one. I’m using the one for the sensitive skin and have been super happy with it.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

 

L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Masks Review

Hey my loves,

today I am going to talk about some of my favorites when it comes to face masks. I’ve recently shared my evening skincare routine with you and told you briefly about one of the masks.

L’Oréal Paris – Pure Clay Face Masks

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I’ve been trying the L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Blemish Rescue Face Mask for a little over six weeks now and I’m absolutely loving it! First of all, it says that the container should last for about 10 masks, BUT you don’t need so much product so it will definitely last you longer than that.

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Furthermore, I love the color, I know that’s quite odd, but it’s just so much fun to apply to your face! You almost look like a cute smurf! haha xD

But here’s the deal: the mask does its job! I apply it whenever I feel like I’m about to break out, or if I already have some major blemishes and the next day, your skin looks amazing! It feels fresh and clean. However, I can only advise you to put a hell lot of moisturizer on afterwards, because – and it may just be my combination skin – but my skin is undeniably more dry.

I thought I had found the ONE, the one face mask that rescues my skin and is my go to, BUT that was before I tried the L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Detox Face Mask. – Boy, oh boy, do I hype that mask!

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I LOVE IT! If I could use it everyday I would, but you should NOT do that. I just love the feeling of my skin after applying that mask, it feels tight, clean, fresh and looks super healthy and also it feels like that. And that’s right after washing it off. The next day it is even better!

What I noticed the day after is that my makeup applies super smooth and it even holds longer! Also I do not get any blemishes for a couple of days after using it which is bomb! I can highly recommend that mask.

But one thing is super weird about that masks and in some way  I really like it, when the mask dries down you can hardly move your face and if you do its first of all really hard to do and second if you look closely into the mirror, and for me it’s especially around my nose, you can literally see your pores. It’s insane! One tip though: Use a lot of moisturizer afterwards, I feel like you get this is with all clay masks.

I really hope I could give you a good insight on how much I love these products! If you have any question feel free to ask me!

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Cattier Paris – Masque Argile – Green Clay Mask – Review

Hey my loves,

today I am sharing a product with you that I have been trying for the last couple of weeks and absolutely adore! It’s the ‘Cattier Paris – Masque Argile – Green Clay Mask’!

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This product is truly amazing and I only have good things to report about it! I used it so much that it is almost empty, but I will definitely re-buy it! This mask is intend to remove excess oil and is supposed to act refreshing and balancing for the skin and all I can say is that it does really work! Your skin feels brand new after using this product and your skin looks and feels younger and a lot brighter! I use a brush to apply the mask to my face because I find that you get a more even application of the product and also that you use a lot less product! It only takes 10 minutes to dry and I love that it is that quick and easy! I would recommend this to everyone with blemished and oily skin, I have combination skin and acne, and it still works amazing. I apply it only to the areas where I don’t get dry patches and apply a layer of moisturizer afterwards, so it works perfectly! Whenever I used this product my skin felt amazing and it also cleared my skin very well!

Cattier Paris also has masks for other skin types so if you’re more of the dry skin type I’m sure the other products of this range will work just as amazing as this one!

Have you tried this mask before? What were your experiences with it? Let me know in the comments. I hope you enjoyed this entry and if you did make sure to give it a thumbs up, I would really appreciate it!

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.