It may come as a surprise, but when it comes to beauty I am really a low maintenance type of girl. When I find products that I love, I stick with them. Since my every day can vary, I typically choose a more simplified beauty routine keeping my look ‘au natural’. Fresh skin, powder, eyeliner with a flick and a matte nude lip colour are all I really need. I guess you could say my signature look is very much the no-make-up makeuplook.
To be honest, as much as I love makeup, I’m also a huge skincare fanatic. This is surprisingly something I don’t talk enough about on Sweet as Fiction and so today I wanted to switch things up and share some of my all-time favourites between both.
My skin tends to be on the drier side so my focus over the last couple of years have been on hydration and looking at key ingredients found in products I was using. I wanted to be sure they weren’t harmful in the long run and provided the right amount of moisture without causing breakouts. All in all healthy, glowing skin is what I want to maintain and achieve, which means finding a skincare routine I can trust. Steps 1 & 2 are steps I never miss!
Step 1: Cleanse my face with a gentle face wash and pat dry. I love Cera Ve.
Step 2: Next up I apply a booster before going into my daily skincare routine. I love this one by Elizabeth Arden. I’ve never seen my skin look so rejunveated and hydrated. Such a must-have! Serum is applied next once the booster sets in. I’ve been using this one for years.
Rounding up this month’s beauty favourites and they’re the best yet! Lately with the weather changing by day, I’ve been turning to products to help restore my skin’s appearance, all the while testing out some new ones that are perfect for fall. As much as I love using my favourites, it’s nice to switch things up and introduce new products into my beauty regime. Here are ones that are lust-worthy mentions:
ELIZABETH ARDEN DAILY YOUTH RESTORING EYE SERUM:
When it comes to skincare, I usually focus on two things: prevention and maintenance. I don’t think I realized just how much my schedule affected my skin up until the last couple of months. Eventually I started noticing bags were showing up around my eyes along with minor puffiness. I’ve been using this nightly restoring serum to bring back that fresh glow and it’s worked wonders! What I love most about this serum is that it’s fragrance free; perfect for anyone with sensitive skin and helps minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles so you wake up looking fresh.
ELIZABETH ARDEN PLUMP UP LIP LINER:
I am slightly obsessed with the formula on this one. It goes on smooth and has an easy applicator tip that helps to blend in the colour seamlessly after lining or filling in your lips. The colour I am currently wearing is “Vintage Pink” which is the perfect shade for fall.
ELIZABETH ARDEN PLUSH UP LIP GELATO:
This is an ideal lipstick to have in your bag for a quick touchup on the go and I love wearing this one everyday. It’s formula will make your lips feel incredibly soft as it’s infused with shea butter, vitamin A, E and rosemary extract which provides moisture while protecting your lips for hours; something I look for when wearing any coloured lip!
ELIZABETH ARDEN COOL GLOW CHEEK TINT:
This latest cheek tint from Elizabeth Arden has completely changed my opinion on gel blushes! It’s super easy to apply and blends seamlessly to create the perfectly dewy look on your cheeks. What I love most is how compact it is, making it so easy take with you on-the-go!
VIVA LA JUICY GLACE EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY:
Something about this fragrance has truly inspired me and my personal style. #ViveOnIce is described for the girl that can turn an ordinary day into something fabulous! This fragrance instantly embodies that; made of fresh mandarin, frosted casis leaves and lush pear sorbet, once it’s settled in, you can really smell base notes of vanilla and sandalwood which leaves a warmer scent that can be worn year round. The bottle is very similar to it’s predecessor adding a lovely touch with the pink feathered wrap and gemstone cap.
Thank you Elizabeth Arden for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
When it comes to almost anything with beauty and skincare, I stick to the ‘less is more’ approach. The less you use, the more you let your natural essence shine through and that to me, is true beauty! I’ve learned over the years to stick to quality products that work and one of the luxuries that comes with being a blogger is having the accessibility to test out some of the hottest products on the market. While many of these products don’t make the cut on here, others have been the kind I have to replenish as soon as I run out. Today I wanted to share some of the select few that I have fallen in love with that will forever have a spot in my beauty and skincare regime:
When it comes to protecting and reviving my hair, I always turn to Kérastase. Though I’ve been using Kérastaseproducts for some time now, I was pretty excited to try out their Soleil line after hearing about it’s release. Since using their shampoo, masque and protector I’ve noticed a difference in the feel of my hair after being in the sun all day. My hair is left super soft and shiny. Definitely something I’ll reach for every summer!
This is my staple year round. I am not a fan of caking on foundation and the reason why I’ve always turned to this one is because of how light, but moisturizing it is. It also has SPF and a fair amount of coverage. A win in my books.
One of my main goals within my skincare routine is to prevent acne while keeping my skin fresh and hydrated. Throughout the summer months, I can get dry, dehydrated skin especially after spending hours in the sun, not to mention breakout if I am not careful. I’ve been using this moisturizer for several weeks now and love it’s results! Not only does it hydrate, but what I love in particular is the fact that it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. It provides the right amount of hydration while keeping my skin looks refreshed.
This eye cream is everything! I’ve tried many in the past and none of them have held up as well as this one. What I particular love the most about the one from Alumier is how lightweight it feels on the skin and how well it improves dark circles and fine lines. My concerns have always been to prevent aging around my eyes and after using this for weeks now I can say this will forever be my go-to.