Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Home, at last + some beauty reviews

{I made it through the week-long Vegas extravaganza. I started doubting I would around Wednesday, but all was good - the bride & groom are happily married, my bridesmaid dress did NOT fall off, & I only sustained two bodily injuries. Pictures will, I promise, be posted - as soon as I identify the culprit who took off with my camera after the reception, ha.}

In unrelated news, I've recently gone through some re-vamping of my beauty routine, and thought I would share with you my finds...
First off, I have oily, somewhat breakout-prone skin. It's a bummer. Hopefully I won't have as many wrinkles when I age. Whatever, there's Botox for that,right? A few weeks ago, my skin
f r e a k e d
out. It was trauma. Grossout trauma. The lovely creatures at Sephora introduced me to the anti-aging gel cleanser by Peter Thomas Roth.

It has saved my life. My skin cleared up and smoothed out SUPER fast. I highly (HIGHLY) recommend this if you have skin like moi. I use it twice daily, with my Clarisonic, of course. After cleansing, I sometimes use the PTR Gentle Complexion pads as well for a little extra exfoliation. The best part of all of these products is the scent. Peach Bellini, anyone?
Moisturizers are not used much in the Piper household (gasp, I know). I do use Clinique's All About Eyes Rich eye cream though - oldie, but goodie. I love it. I suffer from puffiness, and it's a great solution. (Plus it's like, $28!) They also have a rollerball version of the AAE that is super soothing - I used it in Vegas and it was tres helpful.
My other newest fave is Lavanila's The Healthy Deodorant. I have the vanilla-grapefruit & love it. It's free of scary chemicals & smells fabulous. With the upcoming warm weather it's a must. Try it - they all smell awesome.

Whew. That's a lot of information for one post. I'll end it there - someday I shall share more, as I'm sure you're now on the edge of your seat waiting in anticipation! Ha.
Take care of your skin!


SouthernBelleJM said...

I have oily skin too. Hopefully, it will help us age well like they say. I do use moisturizer. I like Oil of Olay Regenerist line because most if not all the products are oil free. Leaves my skin soft and is much better than the expensive crap I was using. I've heard good things about the Peter Thomas Roth line.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I love finding new recommendations!

Callie Grayson said...

Glad you made it through a week in vegas!! Thanks for the recommends! I am using a natural deodorant now and need to change (I think I am allergic to the lavender oil in it.... rash under the arms hurts!!)


love my acrylic cups, they will be perfect for pimms in the summer, mmm can't wait!

Suburban Sweetheart said...

That anti-aging cleanser sounds great! I may have to give it a try. I'm sorry to say I've been neglecting my skin a bit - & it shows! I don't want to be gross & oily & wrinkly, so... I need to fix it, stat!

Glad you had fun in Vegas & mostly survived unharmed.

♥Aubrey said...

I too have VERY sensitive skin! Can't use anything but water actually :(

Emily said...

Great beauty product tips! I needed some ideas to help improve my skin!

Dugout Daisy said...

I'll definitely be checking these out :)
now I'll anxiously await the details of the Vegas trip ;)

The Cottage Cheese said...

Glad to hear you had a fun week in Vegas!

I have to try this deodorant. I can usually get away with the natural stuff in the cooler months, but have to switch to the yucky chemical antiperspirant stuff for summer.

Kristin said...

Hmmmmm, takes care of the puffiness?? Score!!