My Beauty Routine


I love when a single product serves multiple purposes. This All-In-One Healing Skin Cream is the best thing in my bathroom cabinet right now. This is my daily moisturizer + lip balm + cut & burn soother (including sunburn!) + itch & rash relief…that’s a lot of uses! What’s more, the ingredient list is super clean. This is a product I can feel really good about smearing all over myself + my (future) babies…what’s not to love? I rub a tiny bit (the consistency is Vaseline-like and doesn’t absorb like lotion, so you don’t want to overshoot) onto my face after cleansing morning and night.

I use essential oils as part of my face care regimen as well — more to come on that in a future post.

I don’t wear much makeup, and my look doesn’t change a lot from day to night or from everyday to special occasion…I keep it pretty natural all the time. But I have spent years experimenting with different products and finally am at the place where I really love every one of my go-to products. I got rid of everything else, and it’s pretty great having only these six things in my make-up bag! I love the minimalist feel to my morning routine + bathroom storage, not to mention how much time I save by knowing exactly which products to use + where to find them.

  1. Mary Kay® TimeWise® Matte-Wear® Liquid Foundation
  2. Mary Kay® Liquid Foundation Brush
  3. Maybelline Brow Pencil
  4. Mary Kay® Mineral Cheek Color Duo in Juicy Guava
  5. Maybelline Eye Shadow Quads
  6. Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara

Obviously I don’t exclusively buy organic/natural/clean makeup, although I have been gradually making that transition in many other areas of my life over the last year or so. Once I get to that step, I’m sure you’ll hear about it!

Speaking of clean ingredients, I discovered the (free!) Think Dirty app and am loving the easy access to ingredient knowledge I’ve found in it. If you have any interest or curiosity about what goes into the things you feed your skin/hair/etc. but don’t have hours to spend scouring the internet for reliable info/studies, definitely check it out!

I’ve been using a Mary Kay eye makeup remover for a couple years, but once my bottle is empty (it’s lasted forever!) I plan to try this alternative.

I am still in the process of finding and switching to a good clean-ingredient facial cleanser. I’m considering trying this one from Kiss My Face next. Do you have a favorite? I’d love to hear about it if you have one you recommend!

10 thoughts on “My Beauty Routine

  1. I always love reading these kinds of posts + hearing what products other women recommend! I use a facial cleanser from Avalon Organics, and I do like it, but I usually end up getting/trying something different every time I run out. 🙂 The best and most natural thing I use on my face is coconut oil for a moisturizer! I feel like it’s transformed my skin!

  2. So inspiring! Thank you for sharing. I love when I see women who don’t have giant suitcases of cosmetics that look like the MAC counter at Nordstrom. I enjoyed seeing the products you use and it affirmed that LESS IS MORE. 🙂 Keep posting!!

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