beauty, Skincare

Night-time Skincare Essentials, That Won’t Break The Bank.

Hey, guys! I’ve become even more obsessed with skincare because I know how important it is to take care of your skin if you want it to stay clear of blemishes and to age well. I’ve actually always loved skincare for as long as I can remember. When I was a little girl, I would always love to play with my grandmother’s skincare goodies.

As a consumer, I’m always looking to get the best bang for my bucks. Sometimes that can mean splurging on a luxury night cream because you haven’t found a cheaper one that works as well and sometimes it only takes a trip to your local drugstore or target.

If you want to find out what inexpensive products that have been working for me, keep reading.


Neutrogena -Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum

This first product is a serum from Neutrogena that I’ve been using a lot lately. I’ve been obsessed with the power of retinol and with this one, I have been seeing faster results than when I’ve been using my retinol from the dermatologist. When it comes to retinol, I hate to say it but, they’re not all the same. It all comes down to how it is formulated with the other ingredients it’s been compounded with. This one is great because it’s gentle enough to use every night and even in the daytime. Just remember to wear your sunscreen because your skin becomes more vulnerable to sun damage when using exfoliants like retinol. Plus, it claims that you’ll see visible results in just one week and that it works well under moisturizer and makeup. I can testify to that!


Neutrogena- Fresh Foaming Cleanser

This next product is one that I have been using for years. It’s super simple and removes all of my makeup.  I’m usually wearing a full face of makeup, with mascara, long-wear lipsticks, and sometimes liner and I need a good makeup remover to make sure it’s all off. I first use makeup wipes to take off my foundation and mascara. I use this gentle cleanser to pre-cleanse my skin before using my Tea Tree Oil face wash.


Up & Up- Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

Before I start any part of my skincare routine, I have to have makeup wipes. While I used to use the face wipes from Neutrogena I once stumbled upon these wipes from Target’s Up & Up brand and I have been hooked ever since! For me, they’re just as good as the Neutrogena face wipes and they are half the price. Score!


The Body Shop – Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash.

I absolutely love this face wash and have been using it for over a year and I feel like it’s been a game changer for my skin. Before using this face wash, I felt like I had more constant breakouts and now after using it, my face feels so clean! It’s refreshing and really cleans deep down in the pores. The skin care benefits of using tea tree oil are so powerful. Tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory properties and because tea tree oil is an essential oil it can be very calming and therapeutic.


L’Oreal- Age Perfect Eye Renewal

Eye creams are a must-have and lately, I’ve been using this eye cream from L’Oreal and it has really helped with the appearance of tired eyes.  I actually have a night-time eye cream and a day-time cream, this one is good for both. I have been really loving this one for the evening because it has skin cell renewing properties, that I really prefer to use during the night under my eyes.


Cetaphil– Rich Hydrating Night Cream 

When it comes to night creams, I’ve been keeping it pretty simple. Most night creams I’ve tried have fragrances that irritate my skin. This one is great because it has Hyaluronic Acid and no harsh fragrances. Even though I have oily skin, I use this night cream that is formulated for dry and extra dry skin because at night my skin is drier because of the exfoliating products I use.


JÃSÖN- Vitamin E Skin Oil

It is so important to keep your skin hydrated while you sleep, think of it as feeding your skin for a long hibernation.  This is why I love to use facial oils. After cleansing your pores so thoroughly, you want to be sure that you are properly moisturized. Say it with me, “Moisturized skin, equals supple skin!”

Thanks for reading guys, be sure to follow my blog for more skincare posts.



beauty, Skincare

Are you skipping this Crucial Step in your Skincare Routine?

If your skin is feeling dull or congested, it may be caused by skipping toner in your skincare routine. Keep reading below for my favorite toning products that help me achieve a healthy radiant glow.


Pixi Beauty – Glow Tonic

This first product is great for getting rid of texture and helping speed up skin cell renewal. I love Glycolic acid peels and this toner is a mini peel for your face. If you struggle with hyper-pigmentation and scarring a glycolic acid toner may be for you. This one is very gentle with only 5 percent Glycolic Acid. Which makes it suitable for sensitive skin types.


Dickinson’s – Original Witch Hazel

Another toner that I swear by is a Witch Hazel toner.  This toner is a cult favorite and nothing gets your face cleaner than witch hazel. I put a little on a cotton pad and it removes all of the makeup that was left over after I have cleansed my face. This step is soo satisfying!


Stridex –Daily Care Acne Pads

These acne pads help dry out pimples and really help with cleansing the skin. I feel like these are a must-have for those of us who wear a lot of makeup. I have been using these for years and always seem to go back to them. They are affordable and powerful.


E.l.f Cosmetics- Pore Toner Balm

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love E.l.f. products. They are constantly coming out with new products, especially new skin care. This toner stick helps purify and cool down my skin, it is so refreshing after a long day and perfect for travel.


Mario Badescu – Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater

So this last product is not exactly a toner, but I sometimes use it as a toner.  The aloe soothes and moisturizes my skin when irritated. I usually spray this on after my moisturizer and serums but sometimes spray it on as a toner after I have cleansed my skin.  I’m so obsessed!

I would love to hear about your favorite toners, please feel free to share them below!