Monday, September 17, 2012

Some of my favorite products

I thought I would do a fun post (and non pregnancy) of some products. I love reading other blogs favorite product reviews because I am always down to try new things!

Here are just 5 I had to narrow it down and pick a number because this list could seriously become way too long! I think I will do this once a month as there are so many. This month I am going to focus on face/skincare products because protecting and keeping my face clean (skincare in general) is something I am passionate about. I think becoming an esthetician one day would be awesome, maybe after baby diva hits school...... ::tears:: can't think/speak/write about that ever again she's not allowed to grow up!

B. Kamins skin care line, all of it.  A spa I go to when I visit the in-laws in Palm Beach introduced me to their line and I haven't looked back! You see, I used to be known as the skincare hoarder I would buy and try many new skin care products before I was out of the previous bottles because there was nothing that I fell in love with. Skincare hoarding obsession can get pretty pricey! I feel like this line has the best chemistry in their skincare products more than any I have ever tried, it does exactly what its intended to do nothing more nothing less. They are technically called "B Kamins laboratories" the products are made in a pharmaceutical environment along with prescription medicine. They have a ton of anti-aging products even for menopause which is something specific I have not seen. You most likely will not find them in the stores so ordering online is best.

 I especially love the cleanser since that was a hard one for me to find and it is a daily necessity. They have all different types of cleansers for skin types, which is very important to know what type you have so your not using the wrong type and making your skin worse. I am more combination/dry. I used to be combination/oily but at around 25 I finally started to dry up a bit from the pubescent era of life.

I am loving their Vegetable cleanser. Why? Because it acts as a make up remover along with a gentle cleanser. Two in one? Bonus! Not only does it save money from having to buy two products but putting less on your face and not mixing multiple products is best. My face feels fresh and clean with this product and has never broken out from it.  I also use their Gycolic 10 twice a week on my face and neck for cell rejuvenation, diminish acne scars, anti aging (notice the multi purpose theme going on?) and their eye cream because mama has been having serious bags since pregnancy! Once I am out of my moisturizer I am going to order theirs, I plan to to slowly switch out all my skin care products and go completely B Kamins. If I could do cartwheels and back flips right now to show my love for them I would!

Have you heard of the Clarisonic? Oh its only the best and safest product to exfoliate your skin! I use this 2-3 times a week with my Vegetable cleanser (they make their own also). I wouldn't use this everyday because too much exfoliating can actually damage/speed up and age your skin. Using the Clarisonic once or twice a week or if you've had a very heavy make up day, is perfect. This is really worth the investment or a good present request! Make sure you change out your brushes and I recommend keeping it in the shower so you remember to use it.

  I love my Mac prep and prime! I use this everyday before I use my foundation or tinted moisturizer. It looks small for the price but you seriously only use a little dot each time, so it last for a long time. I love how high the SPF is in it (50) and that it is also a primer to keep your makeup on. Sometimes high SPF products are too greasy or thick for me and this is not. I am anti sun on my face because I do not want to look like a leathery elephant at 35-40.  I do not care if I stay white in the face and tan below, that is why they make all kinds of different foundation/powder colors ;) . I am one color in the Summer and one in the winter not hard or expensive to change up and healthy for my skin.  I will say if you are getting professional photos done skip the SPF on the face and use just a basic primer because it can cause a greasy effect, regular camera and phone pictures are fine but high dollar professional cameras can pick it up. 

Boscia BB cream

BB cream once again a multi purpose product! This is described as an "oil free, skin perfecting, Blemish Balm, that creates a flawless finish as it moisturizes and nourishes the skin". My friends at Sephora (which I worked at during college) were anticipating this product for so long. It is know as the "miracle cream" and was widely used over in Asia. I wanted to know what the fuss was all about so I got a sample and immediately bought! You can use it as your moisturizer, SPF, and foundation if you want to be light for the day (because it truly evens out your skin tone) I love using this on busy mornings running errands, dropping off kids, meeting contractors etc. none important days. After I apply this my skin looks good and is protected without the use of heavy harsher products. Love it!

Splendid Dirt nutrient rich face mud mask PUMPKIN Puree

For the sake of fall I've got to trow my pumpkin mask in here. I bought this at my hair salon over the summer and love it, looks like its available online also. It smells so good, especially now that is fall. I use it once a week or every other in the bubble bath and just chill out. Everyone needs a good mud mask! It "de-gunks" and deep cleans your pores (no need to deep clean everyday just use a gentle daily cleanser) it is also good to even out skin tone, for broken capillaries, circulation, breakouts, and more "just won't do laundry" (love that). It tingles at first but then it drys up and you are ready to wash it off, I honestly like the tingle because I feel like it is actually doing something.

There you have it five of some of my favorite products.

 Shoot me an email or comment if you have any skincare questions, I would be glad to try to help as this is really something I love. Stay tuned for more products next month.


  1. all these products sound amazing!

  2. I usually just use Clinique skin care stuff but on vacation I ran out if face wash so I used my friends Simple Moisturizing face wash and fell in love!! Now it's my new go to (and cheap) must have face wash. It makes my face feel clean and soft and doesn't have a funky smell like some tend to have.

  3. What a great post! I currently use the Garnier BB cream, but I'd love to try out the Boscia version. One of my fave products is Bio Oil -- I use it as a nightly moisturizer.

  4. This is a great post! I just found your blog this morning and I'm a new follower. Question: Do you use the BB and Prep & Prime at the same time or different days, depending on what is going on with your face?

  5. My absolute favorite skin care product, hands down, is the Clinique Clarifying Lotion. I've been using it for years and hope they never discontinue it. It makes my face feel so much fresher and prevents me from breaking out!


  6. My favorite skin care product is good ol' Dove Unscented Sensitive Skin Soap.


  7. I have been using a ample of bb cream and just love it! it is from Maybelline