My Skin Care Routine

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As promised, I’m sharing my skin care routine today on the blog. My skin is in the best shape that it’s been in a long time and it’s all because of these products right here. A bit about my skin- I have oily, acne-prone skin that is on the sensitive side. Because of this I have to be really careful of the ingredients I use. They can’t be harsh but at the same time they have to be powerful enough to keep the acne in check. I’ve FINALLY figured out the right formula, here it goes! I use everything twice a day (morning + night) except the Neutrogena makeup remover, which I use only at night and the Olay sunscreen, which I use during the day.

1. Neutrogena Naturals makeup remover, $7

This gets ALL my makeup off at the end of the day and I love that it’s natural for my sensitive skin. It has a slight “medicine-y” smell but it becomes subtle real quick. I barely notice it. Either way it’s soooo worth it bc this stuff it awesome.

2. Acne Free Cleanser, $5

I love this cleanser. The micro-scrubbers give a nice exfoliating feel without being too harsh. Has 2.5% benzoyl peroxide which has really helped my acne diminish.

3. Acne Free lotion, $15 (comes as a 3-part kit)

This stuff is nice and light. Sinks right into my skin. I wait until my face is completely dry before applying it. Has 3.7% benzoyl peroxide.

4. Olay ProX sunscreen, $28

Super lightweight. I used to use Clinique’s City Block but this is much better in terms of consistency.

5. Sonya Dakar Organic Omega Booster face oil, $85

This face oil reduces inflammation and has been instrumental with clearing up my acne (used in conjunction with my Acne Free products). I love this product. I use it right after the Acne Free lotion and it adds a nice touch of moisture (as the Acne Free lotion can be drying). This face oil also smells amazing!! I met Sonya Dakar last year at her NYC launch event and she is wonderful and extremely talented. We chatted for a bit and I love her energy. I had a facial that day with this oil and fell in love. This was a great gift to go home with. Been using it ever since!

6. Clean & Clear Persa-gel 10, $7

This is a great spot treatment for those stubborn pimples that just pop up out of nowhere. At night just dap a small amount onto your finger and pat it onto that sucker! Dries it up overnight and the next day it’s in a better state. The day after that, it’s usually a goner.

Hope this helped! What are some of your fav skin care products? Also, let me know if you have any questions about any of these products!

xo.Joy.

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Chill Time

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I’m wearing: Stories by Kelly Osbourne sweatshirt / Topshop jeans / Urban Outfitters shades 

I’ve been pretty obsessed with leather-look sweatshirts and this one by Stories by Kelly Osbourne is my new fave! It worked perfectly paired with jeans + shades for a movie night with Obi and I can also see this sweatshirt with a pencil skirt + boot combo.

Lips: Ruby Woo lipstick by MAC

Hair: My hair line, Curl Sistas Hair in Chi Chi Curl (2 wefted bundles, 1 lace closure that I turned into a wig! Tutorial coming soon)

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xo.Joy.

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5 Beauty Must Haves From Celeb MUA Sisi Nike

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I’m a makeup girl. I LOVE playing with color and changing up my look so when my girl celeb makeup artist Sisi Nike hosted her first ever makeup class a few weeks ago, I was front and center. And what a night! I learned everything from why it’s important to apply makeup in daylight (or at least with a daylight bulb- didn’t know these existed) to how to keep your eyebrows from getting shiny at the edn of the day. A wealth of knowledge! Sisi has done my makeup about 3 times in the past and each time I looked superb. She is awesome at what she does! After the class, we chatted about 5 of her fave products:

1. Laura Mercier translucent powder, $37. “It’s good for all complexions as well as setting makeup and touching up”.

2. Makeup Forever aqua black gel liner, $22. “This is my staple for gel liners!”

3. MAC concealer, $19. “I’ve tried different ones and I feel like MAC has really nailed down the formulation. It’s super pigmented and really covers up those dark circles”.

4. MAC “Ruby Woo” lipstick, $16. It’s definitely a staple red that I love.

5. Lashes. “I love how they really complete a look. You can go with no makeup and put on a lash. You can go with full makeup and wear a lash and it really just adds a different accent. It’ll change your life!”

Follow Sisi on Instagram for more makeup fabulousness.

xo.Joy.

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