Sunday, July 27, 2014

Summer Skin Edit: What I Love

Oh hello, Golden Gate Bridge!

HELLO HELLO!  I figured I'd try to not let a long time go before I wrote another blog.  I'm awful at making time for myself much less anything else that isn't either work or theater.  However, you can see in the photo above that when I travel FOR work, I will make some time to take in the sights!  

I was fortunate enough this past week to be in San Francisco for work and since my best friend Heather lives just about a half hour outside the city proper, she generally plays tour guide for me when I'm there. (Bonus!  work fun AND bff time!)

Anyways, that's not really the point of the post, so let's just get right into the skincare, shall we? 

I begin by saying (as always) that I have an extremely dry skin type.  In the summer I tend to lean a little more normal but by no means do I have enough oil to be considered combination.  So I tend to stay with my creamy formulas, but they tend to be either oil-free or still hyper-hydrating.

In the photo above (my very messy bag o' skincare) you'll not see a cleanser because it's in the bathroom...but it's the Sephora Collection Supreme Cleansing Oil (which is sadly, out of stock right now!)  It gets my skin super clean (especially when used in tandem with my Clarisonic Aria!) and I absolutely love using oil cleansers!  I'll have to do a specific post on them soon!

Then you'll see the Josie Maran Argan Milk - this is one of those hyper-hydrating products that I absolutely love especially in the summer months.  It gives me all the hydration of argan oil, but without the heavy feeling -- I'm actually not a lover for the pure argan oil on my face...I much prefer the texture of Argan Light if I use Josie's...but then again, I'm a total Fresh Seaberry convert (see my post here!)

I mix a few drops of that Seaberry oil (or any oil my bag is a trial version of the Kate Somerville Dilo oil...more on that later once I've made up my mind about it) into the Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation moisturizer.  This is a must-have product for me.  I love the lightweight whipped texture, and it has licorice and pea extract for brightening!  This container is probably the third full size jar I've gone through in the past three or four years so I'm always trying new things, but eventually I get back to this one.

I also am trying out a trial of the Kate Somerville Age Arrest eye cream.  I like the dense texture that immediately sinks into the eye area...and it leaves my skin very velvety feeling which I adore!

There are a few other things you're seeing in the bag and they're more like my ancillary products...not necessary but nice to have every once in a while...Peter Thomas Roth Lashes to Die for serum (LOVE!), Amore Pacific enzyme peel scrub, GlamGlow Supermud trial, Murad Acne Spot Fast Fix, Clinique healing gel, and the Peter Thomas Roth 40% peel.

If you have any questions or would like anything more in-depth, leave a comment!

Some products shown in this blog post were received as gratis from my job.  This does not influence my thoughts or opinions on any of the products I choose to show on my blog.  I am not sponsored by any of the companies featured in this blog post - I do not make any commission by including links, nor am I blogging on behalf of my employer.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Working and Theater and Life, OH MY!

Oh heeeey.
Again...Long time no blog - but I suppose you're used to that by now, yes?  I haven't posted since...JANUARY?!  Seriously?  Woah.  Ok, quick catch up.

March:  Traveled to San Francisco for another training...was so much fun (someday, I will move there, I swear...)
April: Performed as Ronny/WhiteBoys Lead Soloist for a local production of HAIR (so much fun!)

April was also World Book Night and I got to be a giver for the 2nd year in a row.  It's a fabulous thing, but as the adage goes, all good things must come to an end and sadly, they are not going to be holding this AMAZING night of book giving in the United States going forward as costs were too high.  I cry a little every day knowing that next year I can't do it (although, I may start collecting books throughout the summer/year at yard sales and things and give them out myself next year without the organization - keep the tradition going!)

May:  Performed as Doatsey Mae in a production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas - this was quite possibly one of the best roles I've ever had, and I loved every single moment of giving life to Doatsey.  This is the kind of role you SHOULD want when you do a show :)


 June was full of WORKWORKWORK and now it's July and I'm in a production of Songs for a New World (as Woman #2), and I'm gearing up to leave next week (21st) for yet another trip to San Francisco (sneak preview of the reason for this trip: Beauty Classes will be coming to our store in the fall!)

Sorry I've fallen off the radar yet again, but hopefully I can put together some amazing posts for you to go through the end of the year, because I miss blogging!