*Excited to partner with Colleen Rothschild on this post! All product selections and opinions are my own and affiliate links are used.
How is your January going so far!? Feeling productive? Lazy? Ambitious? Overwhelmed? I feel all four things daily lately and it’s funny to me how quickly I can snap from one feeling to the next. Did you set any goals this year? After coming off of the year we all had in 2020 I completely understand if you decided to bag that little ritual. Ha. I did set a few personal goals. Nothing we haven’t heard before and all health/self-care related. For starters I’m trying to eat better and drink more water. I feel like the exercise part of staying healthy I have down just because I love to exercise (mental sanity for me!) and it’s part of my daily routine. BUT my diet has been horrible the last few months (my tight jeans tell the tale!) so I’m working hard to change a few bad eating habits. I’ve also been prioritizing my skin care (something that has always been a hit and miss thing for me) so I was thrilled when I was asked to partner with Colleen Rothschild on this post! I started using her skin products last September and have already mentioned a few times how much I love them. She is having a huge anniversary sale this week and all of her products are 25% off! *Use the code 7YEARS at checkout.
These are the items I started out with and I broke down a little more about each of them at the end of this post. I used each of these items consistently and after just a few weeks I started noticing a difference in my skin!
I love them so much that I’ve added a few new products to my arsenal. :) To be honest I don’t have great skin. It’s not horrible and I’ve never had to deal with major acne problems (a few random zits here and there), but I have really dry, dull, uneven skin with redness and lots of fun new wrinkles popping up daily since I turned 40. Good times! ;) Since I’ve been using these products the dryness is gone, my wrinkles are a lot less noticeable (especially the lines around my eyes!) and my face looks hydrated and re-freshed. This is going to sound so silly but I honesty get excited to see my smooth skin when I wake up in the morning! It just looks so much healthier than it did before I started using these products.
I’ve been trying different combinations and this is what my routine looks like right now. In the morning I wash my face with this Radiant Cleansing Balm (smells like spa time!) and then I apply the Vitamin C Treatment Complex. Very excited about this because it helps with sun damage and improves radiance.. definitely something my skin needs! I let it dry for a minute and then I put on this Sheer Renewal Cream. LOVE this cream! It’s so lightweight and a great moisturizer. It feels so good on my face and keeps my skin hydrated. Then I apply sunscreen (a daily must in southern Cal) and my make-up. It feels so good to actually have a morning skin routine because until now I’ve never done much for my face in the am other than splash a little water on it! These products are newer to my routine so I’ll follow up, but after just a few weeks I can already tell they will be staples for me. I also just got this Intense Hydrating Mask and I’m excited to try it this weekend! Thinking I’ll paint my nails with my girls and try out my new mask and have a little at home spa time. :)
In the evening I wash my face again with the Radiant Cleansing Balm and then I put on the Matcha Tea Treatment Toner. For me the Matcha Tea feels like it gets my face 100% clean. The Cleansing Balm takes off my make-up and feels/smells so good, but the Matcha Tea absorbs any extra oil/dirt on my skin and makes it almost squeaky clean. I’ve actually stopped using my beloved Clarisonic because I don’t feel like I need it after I’ve used these two products. The Matcha Tea also helps minimize pores and redness which my skin desperately needs.
Ad snapped this of me a few nights ago when I was taking off my make-up. I really look forward to my evening skin routine! :) Remember my trick for consistent skin care!? Do it earlier in the evening when you’re home for the night. I always do it right after I get Kole in bed (around 8:30-9:00) when I put on pjs. I used to wait until right before I’d go to bed (which is always too late!) and then I would get tired and decide to bag it for the night. One night would lead to two or three and then the inconsistency made it hard to see results. Consistency is key with skin care! And all other healthy habits right?
Work in progress over here. :)
After I wash my face I put on a few serums. My absolute favorite is the Retinol Supreme Eye Serum. I can’t believe the difference this has made for the skin around my eyes! My wrinkles are so much less visible and it really helps with the dark circles/bags I often wake up to. Lately I’ve been using the Retinol Supreme Night Oil and the Mandelic Acid on my face. I just got the Age Renewal Serum and am excited to try it too. It felt strange to me at first to use oily products on my face and I thought they might make me break out, but they really do the opposite for me. My skin is so much more hydrated and smooth! After the serums I put on this Extreme Recovery Cream. I know I sound like a broken record but I love it too. Read the reviews! It’s lightweight, smells amazing and makes your skin feel so smooth. Perfect way to hydrate your skin before bed.
I mentioned in a previous post that I’m also obsessed with this Quench and Shine Restorative Mask for my hair. I use it once a week on my hair in the place of my regular conditioner and it makes my hair so shiny and smooth! I was about to run out so I hurried and ordered another jar and soon after it sold out! I’ll definitely share when it’s back in stock again because it is GOLD and a great price.
Added bonus? My new skin care products work great in my organized bathroom drawers. ;)
If you want to try out Colleen Rothschild products now is the best time while everything is 25% off! For me it has worked best to buy a couple of things to try at at time and get in a good routine with them first before adding more. Her website is great at explaining what each product does so that you can figure out what would be best to try for your skin. She also has some kits that you can order to try smaller bottles of multiple products to see what you love. It feels so good to finally have a consistent skin care routine in place that I love after years of trying random products!
I’m motivated to look my best as I get older so that I can keep up with this beauty. She turned 17 on Tuesday! I honestly can’t believe it.
The two of us were watching The Wiggles together snuggled on the couch while Addie napped just last week weren’t we!? Time needs to slooooowwww down. I will die a thousand deaths when this girl leaves for college. Get ready. You will all need to pick me up off of my floor and mail me tissues for months. Blog posts might not be so chipper for a while. I honestly can’t imagine my life without seeing her happy smile and hearing her sweet laugh every day. Thank goodness for FaceTime! I will drive her crazy. :) I couldn’t be more proud of all she is becoming.
Thank goodness this cute girl isn’t going anywhere for a while! My two girls truly are my best friends. So grateful for them! We always laugh about what my life will be like when they both move out and it’s just me with the boys. Well.. they laugh. I cry! It will be a rude awakening for me for sure! ;)
The older I get the more I realize that taking care of my body and skin and working to look my best (because let’s face it, as we get older.. it’s work!) is so much more about how it makes me feel vs. how it makes me look. When I take care of myself and look good.. I feel good. That positive, feel good energy spreads into my overall attitude every single day. My attitude absolutely affects my family. I work hard to look my best because I know that it helps me be my best self in every area of my life.
Plus it doesn’t hurt to look my best for this guy too. At least once in a while. ;)
Poor Kole got left out of this post, but I have a feeling that good skin care doesn’t interest him as much as it does the rest of us so I think we’re good. Ha.
I would love to hear your goals for the New Year! Anyone else nailing down a good skin care routine? Any tips for how to drink less Coke Zero?
Actually ignore that last question. I’m working on attainable goals this year and I’m not really interested in attaining that one just yet.
There’s always 2022.