They say the first step to recovery is admission.
My name is Ashley and I am a product junkie.
Sephora is basically my Disneyworld. I can spend
hundreds hours in that place. I mean there are rows upon rows of the glossiest lipsticks, palettes of the prettiest pink blushes and oodles of skincare products filled with moon dust and unicorn eyelashes promising to make your skin what it was when you were 20.
People who say 30 is the new 20 are liars. (Or they are related to Christie Brinkley who I think is a straight-up non-human with those looks at her age!) Because I'm just going to say that when I was 20 and got 4 hours of sleep, I popped out of bed looking like a fresh daisy chain with dewy skin and wide eyes. And now, on 4 hours of sleep, I look like I may have become overnight BFF with Miley Cyrus, spending my nights puffing down a hooka, dying my armpit hair and chowing down on Little Debbies and Vodka. Ahhhhh youth!
Remember that little famous song by Cher...If I could turn back time? I've taken those lyrics to heart and made it into my new 2016 mission, a little thing I like to call "Cher-ing." You know, turning back the years on this face (while keeping all the wisdom and awesomeness). ;) Kiddddddding.
So today I wanted to share a few of my new fav skincare products!
#1. Sunday Riley
My little Seattle muffin Sabrina turned me on to this brand and they are my current favorite. I want to marry this night sleeping oil. The price point is a little steep so, samples, are where it's at girls! Sorry Sephora, I have to pay bills too! Or wait for a value set to come out which is what I did. Loving the Good Genes and Night Sleeping Oil!
I have become a moisturizing feign! My favorite daytime moisturizer is still Aveeno. Sometimes basics are best. I have friends that swear by Cetaphil but I like Aveeno because it has SPF in it too! At night, I'm a fan of straight up Dove moisturizer or this FAB one that Julia turned me on to.
#3 Olive Oil and Castor Oil
If you're anything like me, the thought of putting straight up oil on my face made me cringe! Who does these things? I mean, why not just rub a bag of potato chip crumbs on your face? #amiright But one of my friends who has THE MOST perfect skin said this has been her skin trick for years. And as I stared into her poreless nose, inches from her face, in a bar bathroom one night, I was sold. Every night I use this little magic combo with a hot steamy washcloth and let me tell you....my skin is not poreless (yet) but it does feel amazing and looks so fresh in the morning! It's like a little sauna for your skin.
#4 Washing your makeup off every night
And no....a makeup wipe no longer counts. We're talking soap and water ladies. Nighttime is when your body rests and repairs itself and your skin is no different. No matter how tired I am, I always take the time to scrub the face paint off for the day and let my skin breath for the night.
What are your favorite tricks to keep your skin in tip-top shape?!