Yay for beauty chat, right? Beauty and Style is a new category for MelissaCreates.com and I am thrilled to be sharing a topic that I have dived into a bit more recently. As a busy mom I know there’s an importance to self care regardless of how wild the day might be. I saw someone wear a shirt recently that said self care isn’t selfish and I remind myself of this often. wink Today I’m giving you a glimpse at my simple evening beauty routine and favorite products I’ve been using regularly. My evening beauty routine is simple as there’s usually a child hanging on my leg or one crying to be rocked to sleep. I use 4 main products each evening: face scrub, lotion, lip moisturizer and lash booster. This pretty robe was gifted to me during a wedding I was in recently and it too is part of my evening routine often and it’s the best thing ever. Go get a pretty robe and have your monogram put on it, ladies.
Let’s get ready for bedtime by taking a few minutes to take care of ourselves.
First up is my face scrub. I used a gentle cleanser for many many years and it worked just fine, but when a friend suggested I try a scrub for my dry flaky skin I decided to give the Arbonne FC5 line a try. I’ve trusted Arbonne for about a year now, they offer the best full coverage foundation I’ve ever used but more chat on that another day. This face scrub is amazing, like really really amazing. It cleanses and gets all the blah off of my face leaving my face the smoothest it has ever been. I don’t sell Arbonne products but I suggest you find an Arbonne gal and friend her. This exfoliating scrub took some adjusting to and was a tad harsh on my face at first but now my face expects it and likes it. I complete my face by adding Arbonne RE9 Advanced face lotion, it’s a restorative cream with 20 spf in it and I the RE9 Day Creme lotion with the same spf each morning. This stuff smells like heaven, y’all. My face has seriously never felt so healthy and my breakouts are almost non existent since using Arbonne nightly.
Ladies, don’t neglect the lotion, your face wants it. I also use the FC5 body moisture for all over body lotion.
Something slightly new to me is lip care. Since starting my fun project Mom Life Beauty I have an appreciation for lipstick and all things lip care. For my evening beauty routine I take care of my lips with making sure to have water on my night stand (your lips and skin want hydration always) and use Senegence Lip Volumizer. I have smaller lips and the lip volumizer moisturizes my lips while giving me slightly fuller plump lips. I noticed plumper lips in the first 2 weeks of using this product and since then I apply it each night. Prior to using this product I was a chapstick gal and then I learned about the layers of yuck chapstick can put on your lips. The Lip Volumizer is vegan and is applied just as lip gloss would be. My lips are smooth, hydrated and plump each day.
The last product I use is Senegence Lash Extender. This product comes in a small tube and is a tiny wand that you run across the top of your eyelids close to the lash growth line. Last Extender comes in clear and black so if you prefer a eyeliner look the black would be good to apply during your morning routine, but I prefer the clear and apply it nightly. I haven’t noticed much difference in length but in fullness- YES.
So there you have it! My favorite face scrub, lotion, lip care and eye lash booster used nightly as my evening beauty routine. Share your evening beauty routines with me and favorite products, I’m always keeping an eye out for great products to try!