Thursday, March 30, 2006

Thursday 13


Thirteen Things I Use in My Beauty Regimen


1. Proactiv Solution. This three step skin care system does everything it says it will. I didn't try it until I was in my first year of law school, and even then my mom had to make me because I was so skeptical. I've used it ever since. It really does work and it really is consistent.

2. bareMinerals. I just started using this a few weeks ago. I couldn't get a liquid foundation that also had a UVA/UVB sunscreen to cover the discolorations I have before I used Proactiv. This works, also against my skeptiskim, and my husband goes on and on about how beautiful and natural my skin looks.

3. Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunblock. Its light and airy and doesn't leave you feeling as if you are slathered in grease. It really does cool, just like the label says, so I love to use it to cool down after a nice hot shower. I am able to cover my entire body in sunscreen everyday in less than 1 minute, thus protecting against skin cancer and wrinkles.

4. Origins, A Perfect World for Eyes. I can't tell if this stuff is working yet, but it sure is fun to play with skin care stuff and the sales pitch sure is convincing.

5. Origins, A Perfect World White Tea Skin Guardian. Same as #4, except I also put this on my neck.

6. Origins, A Perfect World Antioxidant Moisurizer with White Tea. This product is supposed to work with numbers 4 & 5 to provide the most benefit from environmental damage to the skin.

7. Vaseline Intensive Care Renewal Age Redefining Body Lotion. Lately, my skin just itches off from dryness and this stuff is cheap, isn't tested on animals, and stops my itching.

8.
Colgate Total toothpaste, a Crest SpinBrush, and floss. This combo keeps the plaque factory I call teeth under control and trips to the dentist non-eventful.

9. Bare Escentuals wandless mascara. Not tested on animals and leaves no clumps once you get the hang of having no bristles on the wand.

10. Origins eyeliner.

11. Origins Underwear for Lids eyeshadow in. I used to be quite loud with my eye makeup and then toned it down after living in D.C. This is the perfect neutral shade.

12. Origins, Checks and Balances. This has a fun foamy lather and doesn't strip my skin so I use it to take my makeup off before using my Proactiv.

13. ACT anticavitiy mouthwash.


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47 Comments:

At 11:23 PM, Blogger Lazy Daisy said...

You go girl! That's quite a list. I jotted down some suggestions from your list. Thanks for coming by.

 
At 11:30 PM, Blogger Kimmy said...

Very good. I saved a few links. I've been wanting to try BareMinerals. I'm going to have to give it a try. I have the dry/oily problem and have a horrible time with foundation.

I used to use ProActive. It was great! But for some reason it stopped working for me after a few months. The same thing happens with every treatment I try. Ugh! I hate my zitty face. I never had this problem in high school. Hate it!

(Oh! I'v linked you up!)

My 13 are up!

 
At 11:51 PM, Blogger Undercover Angel said...

Awesome list! I saved a few links. My TT are up now too!

 
At 11:52 PM, Blogger mar said...

Loved your list! great tips. I should share the Crest link with my son, who avoids flossing, lol!

 
At 12:13 AM, Blogger Denise said...

It doesn't matter what I do...I still get zits. Oh, well. LOL

 
At 12:33 AM, Anonymous Melanie said...

I like your list - pretty original!

 
At 2:41 AM, Anonymous Chrissie said...

Wow - you spend alot on your skin. Guess what I use on my skin? Nothing. Just eyeliner and lipstick for me. Never had a skin problem either, knock on wood.
I put your link on my TT - which is up, btw.
Smiles,
Chrissie

 
At 3:06 AM, Blogger Tanya said...

You're an inspiration.

I wondered about ProActive. Here (in Australia) it's pretty new. We get infomercials about it at about 3am with Jessica Simpson and Alicia Keys raving about it. I wondered if it was all hype. Now I know it's as good as everyone says.

Thanks for visting my 13.

 
At 5:02 AM, Blogger Chaotic Mom said...

I LOVE BareMinerals!

You are one good looking chick. I USED to be, need to take care of myself better these days.

My T13 are up! ;)

 
At 5:38 AM, Blogger Elle said...

Blimey! That's some beauty list :) I just cleanse and moisturise. Oh I have a regular facial too - a girl needs to pampered, eh?

My TT is up!
Elle xx

 
At 5:57 AM, Blogger monica said...

Nice list! I love orginis and may have to check out those products. :)

 
At 6:25 AM, Blogger LadyBugCrossing said...

Wow that's a lot of stuff... I use water... no makeup... well, a little lip gloss now and then... but I live in the middle of nowhere with no one to see...
LBC

 
At 7:17 AM, Blogger Carmen said...

A really good idea for a list. Now I need to go to sephora! :)

My list is up
http://carmenhasgonetoplaid.blogspot.com/

 
At 7:40 AM, Blogger FrogLegs said...

Wow. I use soap & water. :) Happy TT!

 
At 7:48 AM, Blogger Valerie said...

That is a great list. I might have to try the bare escentiuals one of these days.

 
At 8:11 AM, Blogger *Skittles* said...

Great list! I love my Crest Spinbrush too. LOL

Have a great day!

 
At 9:22 AM, Blogger Jane said...

Wow....I use bareMinerals too! I absolutely LOVE it. It is amazing how well it covers and how great it looks. There is a little bit of a learning curve with it but once you get the hang of it, it is FABULOUS!

Thanks for stopping by my T13.

 
At 9:23 AM, Anonymous Melissa said...

I don't know if I even have 13 skin care things I use. I would have to think on that awhile... I haven't figured out how to post that on my xanga. See you Monday!

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger Laura said...

so many products, how do you find the time!
But I bet you have the best skin!
thanks for visiting my TT
Daughter #3 is your new fan because you have as she says a chi-hooa-hooa!

 
At 9:30 AM, Blogger Ocean Lady said...

I think I'm gonna check out the neutrogena fresh cooling body mist for summertime. Thanks for the helpful tips. :)

 
At 9:30 AM, Blogger Paisley said...

No brisles on the wand? I can't even imagine doing that. I think I'd get it all over.

 
At 9:32 AM, Blogger Sherri said...

Great idea for a list!

...my list is up:)

 
At 9:47 AM, Blogger Reverberate58 said...

Wow compared to you I am scum. I bath with an non allergenic soap, use toothpaste, deoterant, lotion (again non-alergenic, no scents)for dryness and occasionally vaseline for the cracked feet.

Thanks for stopping by.

 
At 9:50 AM, Blogger Mouse said...

I wish I could use ProActiv, or makeup at all.

With the ProActiv, I'm allergic to benzoyl peroxide. And makeup just makes my face break out.

I use Olay Regenerist now.

Happy Thursday!!

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger Katherine said...

Oh, I love Bare Minerals - having been using it for years! I love playing with beauty products, too.

 
At 10:07 AM, Blogger Melli said...

WoW! It must take you HOURS to get ready in the morning! I use the crest spinny toothbrushes too -- they're fun! The kids love 'em too.

Mine are up!

 
At 10:08 AM, Blogger stacey said...

I'd love to try some of those, but I'm lucky if I have time to brush my teeth. One thing I have been doing though, is the at home microdermabrasion system from Neutrogena. I haven't noticed any big changes yet...
My TT is up.

 
At 10:33 AM, Blogger Master Enigma said...

I have no such list.

But yours was impressive.

My 13 is busy working on it's new health and beauty routine over at http://akaenigma.blogspot.com/

 
At 10:41 AM, Blogger Norma said...

I don't think I'd go to that much work, but even though I don't use BareMinerals, I've seen some incredible results on other people. One gal in our Bible study brought hers in one day and demo'd it because everyone asked her how she got her skin to look so terrific.

One of the benefits of getting older is usually your skin clears up after 50.

I have a chihuahua grandpuppy.

Thanks for visiting my TT.

 
At 11:19 AM, Blogger Emily said...

Quite a list!! LOL I must be a fairly lazy woman!! I'll jot some of those down and try to save my skin...
;)

 
At 12:06 PM, Blogger YellowRose said...

I love BareMinerals! I started using it about a year ago, I use the foundation, mineral veil, blush and eye shadows...love it!!! I have gotten more compliments on the way my makeup looks since I began wearing it than ever before! So, you know I'm sticking with it! LOL I'll have to try the mascara!

Thanks for visiting my 13 today! Happy Thursday!

 
At 12:39 PM, Blogger Amanda said...

Very nice - thanks for some great info. I might have to try a few of those.

My 13 are up!

 
At 12:55 PM, Blogger Emily said...

HA~! i totally use the ACT anticavity rinse, too. otherwise, my teeth are just itching to make cavities. i don't know why.
in any case, it was so interesting to see your 'regimen' and what works for you!

my 13 are up, too!

 
At 12:59 PM, Anonymous Karin said...

I feel so non-beautiful now...lol! I really need to do more with my skin. You have inspired me :)

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger Rachel said...

I can't believe you actually could think of 13 different things that you use. I feel very un-girly now. :)

 
At 1:54 PM, Anonymous Caryn said...

That's interesting. I don't have much of a beauty regimen, and none that I follow faithfully, so I may take a few of your suggestions for my own. I've been meaning to do something about that for a while anyway.

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger Natsthename said...

I love Bare Minerals. Just started using it in February and am so impressed with it that I want to order some blushes and eye shadows, too.

And I used to "steal" my son's Proactiv when I had breakouts. I found that it smoothed those fine wrinkles as well as sped up the zit-healing process.

That was an awesomely helpful list! Thanks!

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger Faith said...

Wow! I am impressed. maybe if I had started something like that sooner, I'd look 10 years younger now! Always a day late and a dollar short! ;D

My t13 are up too.

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

you've got some nice stuff listed on there. i swear by vaseline, i always have some on hand, it is so good for so many things.

 
At 5:03 PM, Blogger WendyWings said...

I don't think you can get Bareminerals here in NZ I will have to check it out in August when I am in the States.
My TT list is up finally.

 
At 5:29 PM, Blogger TNChick said...

I have been wanting to buy some bare get some bare escentuals but haven't. I didn't know anyone that used it. I don't currently use anything for a beauty regimen... but wanted to try this mainly to even out my skin pigment and such as I do have freckles. Maybe I should try it! Did you know you can buy it on ebay for a fraction of the cost?

 
At 6:08 PM, Blogger MusicalMom said...

Thanks for the visit!

I've heard good stuff about BareMinerals. I'll have to try it some time. :)

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger Stacie said...

I always wondered about that proactiv stuff... I might have to give it a whirl...I've never tried the Origins line...I'm allergic to everything under the sun, so have to stick with Clinique for now. thanks for the tips. Thanks for visiting my TT too..Stacie

 
At 7:19 PM, Blogger EmilyRoseJewel said...

wow, you have a lot of comments here. I read on the back of a book recently that men have 6 items in their bathrooms and that women have over 300 and men can't name half of them. We women have a lot of things we have to do to maintain our beauty.

 
At 7:45 PM, Anonymous deana said...

Just visiting via Colleen's. I loved your name...we have 3 dogs. 2 black lab pups and a golden retriever/collie mix.

I agree with you on the ProActive...it really works. Once a month my chin would get these awful breakouts from hormone flux. and the ProActive is the only thing that has every really kept it at bay.

 
At 8:06 PM, Anonymous Empress Juju said...

Love your list.. I did mine on the same thing today!

Gonna try some of yours!

 
At 8:18 PM, Blogger Titanium said...

I use ProActiv.. have for a couple of years.. and got BareMinerals in the mail today! YIPPEE!

Good list. :)

 

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