Morning Skincare Routine |Spring 2018

Hello! I hope you all are having a great day today!

I have been obsessing over skincare the last couple of months, whether its products or routines, I’m all over it! I don’t know whether it has anything to do with my age, because I’ve noticed that the majority of people in their early 20s tend to start making/creating their own skincare routines. When I was in high school and even in my early college years I did not care what so ever about skincare! I would even sleep with my makeup on most of the times, which is so BAD!

Today, I am going to show you my favorite products that I have been using/obsessed with these last couple of weeks. I am always adding/removing products from my routine, but at this moment these are the current products I am in love with!

Now this is my morning skincare routine. I do have a night time skincare routine, but we will save that for another day. Lol.

I have been consistent with this routine and my skin has never looked better, so let’s begin!

Foaming Face Wash from Clarity Therapeutics

Every morning, I begin by using this foaming face wash by Clarity Therapeutics. I only use this on my face and no where near my eyes! I only use two pumps, because a little does go a long way with this product!

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

Next, I use my favorite makeup remover wipes of all time! These are so amazing and I swear by these wipes! They are a little pricey, but what I like to do in order to not waste or spend so much money is to cut my wipes into one thirds, since I don’t need a whole makeup wipe. I mostly use these around my eyes, but I will make sure to run it through my whole face just to make sure I got all the dirt and junk off!

Neutrogena Age Shield Face Sunscreen SPF 110

I then use another Neutrogena product that I have been obsessed with (I have to thank my aunt for introducing  me to this product!). This is their Age Shield Face sunscreen with SPF 110. Now I did spend a pretty penny on this item, I am not going to lie, but a little does go a long way with this product. Not to mention the sun is known to cause wrinkles and make you look older, and if I have to pay extra to avoid that you bet your butt I will. LOL. When I apply this I make sure to completely cover my face and neck with it! Not to mention, I LOVE the way this product smells, reminds me of summer!

Aveeno’s Daily Moisturizing Lotion & Total Moisture Facial Cream from Benefit Cosmetics

I tend to get dry around my chin and mouth area, I have no idea why so I make sure to apply a little of either the Total Moisture Facial Cream form Benefit Cosmetics or Aveeno’s Daily Moisturizing Lotion.

I have been loving both, so that is why I decided to add both of these. I couldn’t choose! Lol. They both do a great job of moisturizing and hydrating my skin!

Face Toner from Clarity Therapeutics

The last item I have been loving for my face is this face toner from Clarity Therapeutics. I know toners are meant to be used right after you cleanse your skin, but this toner make a great makeup primer! I have been using this right before I apply my makeup and I just love it so much! It does a really good job of keeping my makeup on.

Lip Conditioner from MAC

Lastly, for my lips I have been using this lip conditioner from MAC. It leaves my lips feeling so nice and soft! It also gives your lips a shine, kind of like wearing lip gloss!

That is it for my morning skincare routine! I hope you enjoyed reading! I would love to know any products that you are currently using or have been obsessed with. I love trying  out new products, so let me know what items you love so I can try them out!

I would also like to say thank you for 70 subscribers/follows on my blog! I am so appreciative of every single one of you!

As always thank you so much for reading and I hope you have a great week!

-Ashley N. Barron

Links to some of these awesome products:

Foaming Face Wash from Clarity Therapeutics Use code: Ashley5 for 5% off!

Neutrogena Makeup Removing Cleansing Towelettes- 7ct

Neutrogena Makeup Removing Cleansing Towelettes- 21ct

Neutrogena Makeup Removing Cleansing Towelettes Twin-Pack

Neutrogena Age Shield Face Sunscreen SPF 110

Aveeno’s Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Total Moisture Facial Cream from Benefit Cosmetics

Face Toner from Clarity Therapeutics Use code: Ashley5 for 5% off!

Lip Conditioner from MAC 

Mascara Review: They’re Real by Benefit Cosmetics

Hello and happy Thursday!

Today I wanted to write a review on the mascara They’re Real by Benefit Cosmetics.

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I’ve always heard many amazing things about this mascara, so I decided to give it a try.

Now I’m the type of person who loves both length and fullness when it comes to my eyelashes.  But if I had to choose one I would take fullness over length!

If you’re looking for a mascara to give you that long and beautiful length that your eyelashes deserve than this mascara is totally for you!

I’m not going to lie, when I first tried this mascara I was disappointed. My bar was set so high for this product since I’ve heard nothing but good things, but after using it a couple of times and applying more than one coat I fell in love!

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For the past couple of years I’ve only used one mascara and I guess I forgot that different mascaras give you different looks. I know it’s silly and so obvious, but I had fallen into a routine with this old mascara of mine. In the past I’ve purchased other mascaras and non have been as good as my old one until I got my hands on this one!

This mascara is definitely one of my top five beauty products!

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The retail price for this product is $36, but I was able to get it for $24! It also came with a mini, which is a pretty awesome deal if you ask me! You can have one at home and toss the other in your purse/backpack for emergencies.

When applying this product make sure not to accidentally get some of the mascara on your eyelid, especially if you have eyeshadow on. It’s pretty tough to remove if you make a mistake.

Overall this product is definitely worth it! With the holidays around the corner this would make a great gift/stocking stuffer for anyone who is a mascara lover!

I hope you have a beautiful day and thank you for reading!

-Ashley N. Barron

Link to product: They’re Real by Benefit Cosmetics

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My Recent Purchases

Hello and Happy Thursday! I hope everyone is having an awesome day today!

I recently purchased some makeup products online and I wanted to show you guys what I bought!

I usually never do online shopping, but my boyfriend was offering to buy me a couple of things so why not!

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I was in need of a new eye liner since my old one dried out. I have always been a huge fan of all matte products, so of course I had to get a matte eye liner!

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I decided to give the Nyx Matte liquid liner a try. This item was purchased for seven dollars! I have not used it yet, but I ‘m definitely planning on using it!

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I’m not one to but expensive mascaras mostly because I’m a firm believer that my seven dollar The Colossal mascara by Maybelline, can do the job of any high end mascara, but I decided to give this mascara a try. This mascara is They’re Real by benefit cosmetics and it is an awesome mascara for anyone who loves length in their lashes, which I mean who doesn’t?

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It also came with a mini mascara which I thought was pretty great considering how much beauty travel size products cost.

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The retail price for this product was $36 dollars and I purchased this product for $24. I hope to have a full review on this product hopefully in the near future! Fingers crossed!

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Last but not least, my favorite purchase! I purchased the Lancome Matter Shaker Liquid Lipstick. This product is totally new to me and I am so glad I purchased it!

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I got the shade 262 called Sea, Sand and Sun. It is a pinkish/nudish matte color and it’s so cute!

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This lipstick is a shaker, which means that in order to be able to get some of the product out you need to shake it.

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I purchased this item for $22 dollars, which I know is pretty pricey for a lipstick but I was very curious as to how this product worked and the color is gorgeous!

I hope you guys enjoyed reading my post on my recent purchases! I hope you have a great day and make it a good one!

Ashley N. Barron

September Favorites

Hello and happy Saturday!

I hope everyone is having a great day!

I know I’m a little late with this post, but better late than never.

Today I wanted to write about my September favorites, as you can tell by the title!

So here are my September Favorites!

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1.  Kate Spade New York Scatter Dot Large 17 Month 2017 Agenda

School has been really hectic these last couple of weeks and the one thing that has kept me from going insane with all the assignments is my Kate Spade planner! It is a 17 month large size agenda planner. Beginning with August 2016 and ending with the month of December 2017. It comes with monthly and weekly spread, which is what I use to keep myself organized. This has been by far my absolute favorite product this month!

AC2E03CB-915E-42EA-BFFF-F7826AF834FE.jpg2. Eva-NYC Dry Shampoo

This dry shampoo has been a life saver these last couple of weeks. It smells beautiful and does a great job of getting rid of all the oils. I actually received this sample size in the mail by Influenster and ever since I got it, it’s been amazing! Also, a little goes a long way with this product! I use this product every other day when I blow dry my hair or when I just want my hair to smell extra clean. I will admit though, that I dislike how it leaves my hair. It kind of leaves a residue in the sense that you can feel the product when you run your fingers through your hair, but other than that it is great!

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I am a huge fan when it comes to the Neutrogena makeup removing wipes, but I am not a huge fan when it comes to their prices. I have found some awesome makeup removing wipes that can compete with these Neutrogena wipes and it won’t hurt your wallet! The Wondra cleansing wipes are great I especially love how affordable they are! They’ve been really handy and I am so glad I found this product!

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This facial wash has been my absolute favorite face wash this month. It’s by Benefit and the retail price is $22.00 and I know that might be a little pricey, but a little does go a long way! It smells so good and leaves your skin feeling so nice and clean!

– Ashley N. Barron