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Current Skincare and Makeup Loves

Makeup Peek
A peek into my current skincare and makeup routine.

Last year I resolved to use up all of the skincare and makeup I had been hoarding during the last few years. Some of it went in the garbage but most of it was used up to the point where my stash got pretty lean, something the old Carla would have hated. The current Carla is pretty happy with the size of her stash, there is plenty of room for new green additions.

I worked my way through quite a few cleansers, exfoliators and moisturizers. Along the way, I developed an interest in oil cleansing. I was reading everything I could on essential oils and carrier oils until I finally started using my own blends to remove my makeup and moisturize my skin. There was a period of adjustment but I found that I really preferred oil cleansing to how I use to cleanse my skin, it was relaxing and left my skin feeling better than ever. I was hooked but more on that later…

As for makeup, there are two things I have not purchased recently: foundation and concealer. I know a lot of you can relate to this, I had so many bottles of foundation and tubes of concealer that I forbid myself from buying any more. For the most part, I stayed the course. Small samples don’t count, right? I still have some foundation to work through but I’m almost at a point where I’m ready to scoop up some products I’ve been dying to try. I’m looking at you, Gressa and Kjaer Weis!

Do you know that feeling when you’ve gone for a long walk and you realize the end is in sight? That’s how I feel about this foundation/concealer “no buy” of mine, I’m glad it’s nearly over!

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Eucerin Professional Repair + Giveaway

 The perfect time to test a new body lotion is most definitely when temperatures fluctuate in a matter of days by 40 degrees. Or the “pneumonia front” we experienced in Chicago a few weeks ago where the temp dropped by 25 degrees in just minutes. Definitely situations that have my skin begging for stability.

Enter Eucerin Professional Repair, a new innovation in lotion for extremely dry skin. Eucerin designed this to improve the condition of skin by combining your skin’s own natural moisturizers, Ceramide-3, and Gluco-Gylcerol, a  breakthrough ingredient which improves moisture reserves in the skin. Think of it as like your own personal watershed. I love it because while it intensely moisturizes it does so in the lightest way.

And, for the fun news, I have a Eucerin Professional Repair Tool Kit to give away! The tool kit has everything you need to get ready for spring.

  • Eucerin Professional Repair
  • Eucerin water bottle
  • $50 Sunglass Hut Gift Card

To enter, share a skin tip in the comments. How do you keep your skin healthy and hydrated? Feet, hands, etc? Let us know! And, if you’re up for it, share your tip on on Eucerin’s Facebook page. They may even  feature you in their “Tip Tuesday.”  We’ll pick a winner Monday, April 2.*

*Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Disclosure: We received a sample of Eucerin Professional Repair as well as the Professional Repair Tool Kit.