My Quarantine Skincare Routine

My Quarantine Skincare Routine

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my IGTV video I posted this morning. We are all going stir crazy while trying to stay inside and stop the spread of this crazy virus. One thing that has been a positive is my skin has gotten so much clearer since staying home, most likely because I actually have time take care of my skin regularly! Not just my face, but my body too.

Since about 25 my skin has done a full 360. I have always had pretty sensitive skin but it hit a new level after my 25th birthday. Now at the age of 27, I don’t have the patience for adult acne. Over the last year I have tried out a bunch of different products and these are the products I keep going back to from body wash to night cream.

Body

I have done a previous post on Raw Sugar Living products, I had switched to them after finding out I had CIN3 cells on my cervix. Since originally trying them – I had switched to a few different other brands just to try things out but I find myself back with their body wash and NOW using their lotion as well. My skin decided to become uber dry all of a sudden but this lotion keeps me moisturized for at least 24 hours.

I have done previous posts on self tanner, and I decided since I am locked in the house, why not try a new one. Oh. My. God. I loveeeeeee this Australian Gold Tanner. I don’t know why I haven’t heard of this one before, but their Gradual Sunless Tanner gives you an AMAZING color, and my skin is naturally pale as ever! I use this only twice a week because if I go too hard, it doesn’t end well.

Face

Now, this is my struggle area and I have tried for quite some time to change it up and find what works right for my skin. Wholefoods 365 Every Day Value Charcoal Acne Cleanser has changed my life. It calms my skin and keeps my acne at bay. I can’t find a link for the life of me, but it is only about $6 in stores at wholefoods. I’m sure you can find it on Prime Now as well. I also like to use

Once I cleanse my face, I like to use Sephora’s Zinc Mask. It really purifies your skin and for me eliminates blemishes. I love sephora’s skincare line because it is part of sephora clean – and it is affordable. I typically like to do masks on days before I wash my hair so a few times a week because once the mask is done, its easier to just hop in the shower and rinse it off.

Once the mask is off, I’ve been using Sephora’s Hyaluronic Moisturizer. Not sure if I will continue to use it, but for now it does the trick.  Once my face is moisturized, I add on my eye cream! I recieved Murad’s Renewing Eye Cream in an Ipsy bag a while ago and have used it since.  It is quite expensive but it lasts a while!

Since I am a ginger, my pale Irish skin typically gets sort of red and irritated. Soooo I started using Argan oil on my face AND my hair once I read the benefits of it. My favorite is Acure Argan Oil. Tip: if you ever have razor burn or soar skin from shaving – put some of this on your legs, it is so relieving.

At night: instead of using the Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer, I useSephora’s Firming Sleeping Cream because it is never to early to start tightening that skin!

As always, thanks for reading! I know this was a long one, but all views are appreciated. Stay safe and healthy during this crazy time and keep an eye out for more recipes this week!

XOXO

Tay

Favorite Amazon Finds of 2019

2019 Amazon Round Up

So I drafted this post over a month ago and life has just gotten CRAZY! I was taking time off to myself after grad school and focusing on work as I was working on a big project and it is finally complete resulting in a PROMOTION!!!

Now that that is over and I am feeling refreshed, here is a post I should have done at the very end of the year… only a month late.

I use amazon for almost everything as most of us do. When I moved into my place and as I have continued to settle in i started ordering a tone of stuff for organization and decor. I also follow a tone of bloggers that get a shit ton of  beauty and clothes off of Amazon.

Organization Items

I may be a hot mess and have shit all over my apartment, BUT it all has a place. I love organizing because it makes it so much easier to put things away! During the week I pretty much come home, drop everything, do homework when I was in school, then go to bed – hence why my apartment is a disaster.

ANYWAYS- There are a few items I absolutely love that help organize all my shit. I have like 50 pairs of shoes, and didn’t know what to do with them in my new closet. I orders a Boot Rack and this over the door hanger!

Also, this so handy to organize all my make-up organizer. I don’t wear make-up regularly, but I do like wearing it on a nice night out or special occasion. I did Ipsy for a while so  I have a tone of samples, this just keeps everything organized. Also, I only do laundry like twice a month because I am lazy lol, so I have multiple Laundry basket. I have one in my closet and one in my bathroom, this Narrow Laundry Basket  makes it easy for me to pick up all the clothes I just throw on the ground easily and doesn’t take up a tone of space.

Tech

I don’t know about you, but when I spend over $800 on an iPhone, I am going to make sure that I do everything in my power to protect it. I have used this brand of Glass Screen Protector for years and it has saved my life several times. ALSO, my first day having my apple watch I scratched it. This Apple Watch Protector

is one of the best purchases I have ever made, and it is only $8. I have the iPhone XR in yellow, so I didn’t want to hide the color- this clear Phone Case is gelly and super protective. I drop my phone ALLLL the time and it’s been good so far!

Beauty

Now. We all want to keep our hair from breaking skin flawless. I am so happy I have purchased the following items, they have changed my life. I bought these Silk Scrunchies

to sleep in because I hate sleeping with my hair down but was finding a tone of breakage. After a tone of research and previously purchasing these Satin Pillow Cases,

my hair started improving and I decided to get these scrunchies – they work, plus they are super cheap. The satin pillow case also helps your skin with acne and wrinkles. Plus it keeps your hair fluffy and makes the dry shampoo work easier.

I have a tone of hair and blowouts are not the easiest. I have the T3 hairdryer and curling iron, but wanted straight blow outs. I needed a good round brush and this Round Blowout Brush is it! I love it, the heat and air is perfectly distributed and I can go like 3 days between washes. Also, combined with the scrunchies and pillow cases, my hair has never felt healthier.

Home

I think that I end up getting everything for my home on amazon. If not than target or wayfair – but mostly amazon. I love being a prime member, I really do. Everything comes like the next day!

I don’t personally have this item, James bought it for Christmas with a gift card he got, but we use my amazon account for everything. He actually uses his Ninja Blender everyday to make a smoothie now that I got him into Orgain Protein Powder. It is amazing. I have the Cuisinart Smoothie Blender in White which is actually $7 off right now and on prime shipping. I did not get mine on amazon, I bought it at Crate and Barrel when it first came out.

Now time for my pride and joy… my Crockpots. Most of the recipes that I post have my crockpots tagged on them. If you saw my last post, I have two crockpots. This 4.5 Quart one and also a smaller 1 quart for sauces. I did have a 7 Quart crockpot, however one of my old roommates melted the nob, so I left it when I moved. For now, these are perfect for just me – once Jay and I move in together, I will most likely get a larger one too.

If you are a city girl like me and like to go to classes after work, this is the cutest  Yoga Mat Bag, it comes in like 1 million colors too. Super cheap, but really good quality. It has tones of pockets too to hold your keys, wallet, and phone.

#savetheturtles! I try to be as sustainable as possible which is why I bought these Stainless Steel Reusable Straws! I have half of them at my house and the other half in my desk. I try to use them everything I get an Ice coffee or a fountain soda. Best of all, they are dishwasher safe! #lazypeopleunite

We all know I love my macrame hangers I mentioned in my That Plant Parent Life post, these Plant Pots are so cute and match my decor perfectly!

THAT is a roundup of my favorite amazon finds from 2019. I have already ordered several things from amazon this year including my Robot Vacuum that I am loving and it has been less than 24 hours. I want to make this a quarterly post. Let me know your thoughts in the comments. and as always thanks for reading!!

XOXO

Tay