Products I love: Spring Beauty Routine

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


I have to admit something.. the older I get the more I realize my mom is almost always right. I know, I know daughters everywhere are cringing for this 'I told you so moment' our mothers can now call and shout at us! Hear me out though..

For years my Mama has said to me 'Riley, put oil on your face. It's great for your skin.'

Dumb right? I told her over and over, I have oily skin. Why would I ever want to add more oil to it? I continued to search the market for every and any product that would dry my skin out. Then I read about Bare Minerals Oil Obsessed. A girl said she had always struggled with oily skin, breakouts and skin problems in general. She also said it smelled amazing and being a Bare Minerals Make Up lover I figured I should give it a shot. (My mom is going to kill me for taking a strangers advice over her own!! Sorry Mom, love ya!)

I immediately started seeing amazing results. I was so happy with this purchase, I was texting all my friends 'BUY THIS'. Not only is it a million times easier than my old skin care routine, it smelled how I imagine Spas in Heaven would smell and it works. Everyone was noticing a difference in my skin and it felt great. 

| Lounge Romper *2 Colors, On Sale! | Snakeskin Bra (Doubles as a SwimSuit!) | Clutch (Similar) | Photography: A. Bonds Productions

I was so excited to share this with you babes as well obviously! I have been snapchatting it for a few weeks now but I wanted to give it time before I did a full review on it. Since my skin changes in the Spring/Summer months, I decided to throw in all my warm weather beauty faves. 

Bare Minerals Oil Obsessed *Gift w. Purchase! // You apply the cleanser to dry skin (this saves your bathroom from looking like a flood zone afterwards!), the directions calls for 3-4 pumps but I usually stick to 2 pumps, unless I wore a lot of make up that day. You massage on your dry face, including eyes and lips, for two-ish minutes. You then wet your hands with warm water and massage again, creating a cleansing milk. Then rinse and pat dry! I got a lot of questions if you could use your Clarasonic with this product and yes, you can! I would wet it with warm water and use it to create the milky lather. Since this is more moisturizing then my usual face wash, I usually skip a moisturizer.. unless it's my Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer! I use this instead of a foundation and only put it on if I'm doing my make up that day. 

Aveeno Clear Complexion // Bare Minerals has become my day to day cleanser, using it both morning and night. When I shower though I like to use a gentle exfoliation scrub. The aveeno is gentle, yet effective! I don't shower everyday (I take a lot of baths, I hate to wash my hair more than 2-3 times a week! I am currently obsessed with this dry shampoo.) but whenever I do shower I use the Aveeno.   

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle // Growing my hair out for the wedding is a task! My hair grows so slow. I stopped wearing my extensions a few months ago after getting my hair lighter for Spring. While I will always have a special place in my heart for extensions, right now I'm loving the extra volume I can achieve without them and the freedom to try fun hairstyles without worrying if they're showing. I am attempting to keep my hair in a healthy condition and was looking for a cheap, hair mask I could use. After many recommendations I decided to try this one! You put it on in the shower and let it soak for 3 minutes. Not only does it smell like the most amazing tropical Pina Colada filled getaway, but I've already noticed a difference in my hair! 

Neutrogena Body Clear Scrub & Loofah Brush // You know I love my Neighborhood Barre classes, the only con I would ever say about it is.. wearing a sports bra longer is causing my back to break out. I picked up this acne fighting body scrub and this loofah brush to reach my back and I already love it. Having a clear back is a must in the Spring & Summer time! 

If you're still hesitant about trying oil, I understand but this is why it's great: 
When we use a cleanser that drys out our face, our body reacts by producing more oil. This leads to more problems, break outs and an imbalance in your skin. By using Bare Minerals Oil Obsessed, you are cleaning the skin with oil and hydrating (plus it's all natural ingredients, no harsh chemicals!). Your skin knows it's receiving moisture and reacts accordingly! 

Plus every time you wash your face, it feels like a mini spa session! 

I hope you love these products as much as I do, please let me know if you try them and what you think! What are some of your favorite beauty products?! I'm dying to know all your secrets because I want that bridal glow! I'm also searching for the perfect Spring lipstick, if you have any suggestions! 
ps. This post is not sponsored in any way, I just love these products and wanted to share! 

 Lounge Romper *2 Colors, On Sale! // Snakeskin Bra (Doubles as a SwimSuit!) // Clutch (Similar) // Bare Minerals Oil Obsessed *Gift w. Purchase! // Clarasonic *On Sale //Aveeno Clear Complexion // Aussie 3 Minute Miracle // Neutrogena Body Clear Scrub // Loofah Brush // Photography: A. Bonds Productions 




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