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Good evening everyone!

Beth asked me what products I use to get my skin glowing, so I thought I would do a post detailing the products I use on my skin, under my makeup! :D

Here’s the loot:

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Starting with St Ives and going clockwise…

$ = cheap

$$ = Average

$$$ = cha-ching

1) St. Ives Gentle Apricot Scrub ($)- I use this morning and night! It is a great gentle exfoliator that removes dead skin cells and reveals a fresh underlayer of new, glowing skin.

2) Ren Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask ($$$)- I use this all-natural peel about once every week or two. I LOVE this product. It is expensive, but well worth the money.

3) Neutrogena Advanced Solutions At Home Microdermabrasion System ($$)- I use this about once every week or two. It really, really works! I even use it on Eric (when he lets me, lol).

4) Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer (Untinted, SPF 45) ($$)- I use this every morning underneath my foundation. Dermatoligists say the best wrinkle fighter is consistent sunblock usage!

5) REN Omega 3 Overnight Lipid Renewal Serum ($$$)- I use this sparingly every night before bed. I wake up with glowing skin! Due to the oil, it may cause slight breakouts so user beware if your skin is sensitive.

A comment on how I decide when to splurge on expensive products. Before I buy any type of beauty product, I always check out the rating on Makeup Alley. Both of the high end REN products that I purchased received rave reviews here and here and so I decided it was a calculated risk. I purchased them in July, and 4 months later, I have over half left in both.

That being said, I use many low-end products and I love them all the same. It really depends on the brand! I tend to really enjoy Neutrogena products for a mid-range option.

And finally a food that is rumoured to have skin-clearing properties:

Cucumbers!

Lately, I have been cutting up half of an english cucumber immediately after I get home from work. I drizzle it with some reduced-fat Balsamic vinagrette (Kraft) and it helps keep me from eating everything but the kitchen sink until dinner time.

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Yum!

Here’s to getting through another Monday, Monday! Have a great sleep, nurture your body, and dream big.

Sketchie is sleepy too…

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Jenn November 4, 2008

your blog gets better every day! I also love that quote from Lucy’s blog. Do you have wedding pics? i got married in April :-D

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Meghan November 4, 2008

Hi Angela! I just found your blog and I must say, we love a lot of the same things (healthy eating, exercise, baking, fashion, beauty products!) so I’ll definitely keep reading!
I miss baking so much! I’m a college freshman now, so my resources are limited. Over Thanksgiving and Christmas break I’ll be baking up a storm for sure! :-)
Do you just uses the St. Ives scrub to cleanse your skin, or following a different cleanser? Your complexion is gorgeous!

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Angela November 4, 2008

Hey Jenn! Thanks for your sweet comments. :) I am glad you like the quote too.
I don’t have any wedding pictures yet, but I do have a wedding slideshow on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVsDBBdssyI Enjoy!

Hi Meghan- welcome to the blog! I am glad you like it and sharethe same interests as I do. I want to keep it exciting and changing it up as much as I can. I LOVE baking- and I know how hard it can be when you are in school. Are you living in residence? When I lived in rez, I couldn’t bake at all except for when I went home. After 1st year, I loved into a house and we had a kitchen so I could bake a lot more.

I use St Ives as a cleanser too (although I should probably use a cleanser first??)…it seems to be fine though. :)

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