it’s almost the weekend y’all. can you feel it?!
i’m usually pretty excited for the weekend, but for this weekend in particular, I’M STOKED. it’s OSU’s homecoming, and let me tell ya they don’t call it “America’s Greatest Homecoming” for no reason. it’s about to be one heck of a weekend.
however, if you are lucky enough to get to relax and take some time to pamper yourself this weekend, just know i’m (a teeny bit) jealous.
i love spoiling myself on nights in. take a nice bath (with a bath bomb of course), maybe a hair mask, my favorite face mask, use all the skincare products i save for special occasions. the works.
in an ideal world i’d be able to do this routine like twice a week, but i’m lucky to do it maybe once every two weeks! so instead, today i’m going to tell y’all about my nightly skincare routine.
i’ve been using the clarisonic mia for about a month now, and it’s crazy what a difference it makes!
let me just throw in a quick thank you to clarisonic
and her campus
for partnering with me to make this post happen. so cool.
make sure to go to www.clarisonic.com/hercampus
to check out all the limited edition gift sets. if you’ve been thinking about getting a clarisonic, just bite the bullet and do it! you won’t regret it! especially if you order by october 31 and use code “HERCAMPUS” to get 15% off!!
here’s the link one more time in case i have persuaded you. 😉
okay, into the routine!
[ remove. ]
if i ever have any makeup on, and i mean even the slightest bit, i use a makeup wipe. i always think it’s better to start your skincare routine with a bare face. because if you didn’t you’d have to wash your face twice…once to get the makeup off and once to actually clean your skin. so just save yourself some time and wipe it all off! my favorite wipes have always been the neutrogena cloths.
[ cleanse. ]
i switch face wash all. the. time. but i have to. i find that my skin get’s used to a certain kind and it loses it’s effect. right now i’m using the deep pore daily cleanser that came with my clarisonic mia. usually, i’m skeptical of products from brands i’ve never tried, but i’ve noticed how well this cleanser helps with oil control! praise jesus!!
to cleanse with the brush, i put about a quarter size amount of cleanser onto the damp brush head and then let the brush do all the work. the mia uses a “t-timer” to help you effectively wash your face. it starts with your forehead (20 seconds), then moves to your nose & chin (20 seconds), and then finishes up with ten seconds on each cheek. and don’t worry, it beeps and pulses when it’s time to change areas. so so easy.
[ spot treat. ]
i’ll use my paula’s choice spot treatment after cleansing on any blemishes i may have.
read my review of it here
[ mask. ]
once, sometimes twice, a week i’ll use the clarisonic detoxifying clay mask. i like this mask because it doesn’t make your face all still when it dries. don’t you hate that? masks always make me feel like i’m going to crack my face open if i move too much. ouch!
just let this mask sit for about 15 minutes and then wash it off with a warm washcloth or the clarisonic.
[ moisturize. ]
let me just say, i LOVE this moisturizer. i’m pretty sure i’ve talked about it before with y’all, but you’re going to hear about it again. this olay active botanicals overnight moisturize is magical, y’all. it’s lightweight so you don’t feel like you’re going to bed with a layer of goop on your face. i literally slather this stuff on my face…like probably more than i should, but i just love it so much.
however, i really only use this maybe every other day.
it’s that simple girlies (& guys).
i don’t like to be too extravagant otherwise i wouldn’t do the whole routine every evening.
somethings were meant to be kept easy.
okay, i’m off to go enjoy my weekend with my family, friends and fellow pokes!
happy weekend to everyone else!