Get Unready With Me!

Today I’m going to be breaking down my nighttime routine and how I get “unready”, or ready for bed! If you haven’t read my skincare favorites, diving into my skincare routine, you can find that post here! This point will be more focused on the makeup removal process and what my favorite products to use are!

Starting with makeup wipes, I have a few favorites! The ones I’m currently using are Simple Cleansing Wipes. They’re the best drugstore option I have found! They’re very gentle on the skin, but remove makeup so easily – even waterproof!

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I do have two honorable mentions though, and both are advertised as specific to the eyes. This just means they’re gentle enough to be used around the eyes, I still use them for my full face.

The Tarte Fresh Eyes are amazing and remove full coverage, glittery, glam in seconds! They’re infused with maracuja oil, so they leave your skin feeling a little oily after use, I just always cleanse immediately after anyway, so I don’t mind. They’re also biodegradeable, which is incredible. As for Skyn Iceland Cleansing Wipes for Eyes, they’re described as “infused with pure Icelandic glacial waters and soothing natural botanicals, these gentle yet effective foaming cloths effortlessly sweep away waterproof makeup and other impurities without stinging or irritating the delicate skin around the eyes. Cucumber extract helps calm and de-stress overworked eyes.” I love these because they’re so gentle on my skin and remove all my crazy eye makeup looks with ease!

If I had really stubborn or heavy makeup on, I might take it a step further and go in with a makeup cleansing balm or emulsifier. My favorites are the Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm and the PUR Cosmetics Melt away!

The PUR Melt Away Emulsifier is an all-natural makeup remover that infuses your skin with 12 naturally fragrant oils, including avocado oil, lemon peel oil and jasmine oil. I have a coupon code for 20% off PUR’s website, it’s just HAILIE at checkout! The Clinique Take the Day Off balm is a lightweight makeup remover that quickly dissolves tenacious eye and face makeups, sunscreens. It comes out of the jar as balm, but as you rub it in your hands and work it into your skin it melts into an oil. It makes the makeup removal process so much easier!

After both those steps, I go in and cleanse my skin with my Clinique Mild Liquid Facial Soap, which you can read more about that, and the rest of my skincare routine, here. The only thing I didn’t include in my routine was a toner, which I do after I cleanse. I don’t use toners every single day, but I really love the Pixi Glow Tonic and no surprise here, the Mario Badescu Rose Facial Spray.

The Pixi Glow Tonic is my go-to because I’ve actually seen visible results from using it. It great for all skin types works as a gentle exfoliator to buff away dead skin and deep cleanse pores. It has shrunk my pores and helped clear up any acne issues I’ve had nearly overnight, I am obsessed with quick results from it! The Mario rosewater spray is more of a hydrating mist, I use this only when my skin is feeling super dry or I want a little refresher.

Be sure to read my skincare routine blog post to find out what other products I use and recommend! Thanks again for stopping by and reading! XO

Lush Favorites!

I can’t believe how highly requested this post was! As many of you already know, I am a big fan of Lush – I love their products and the message behind their brand so much. They are one company that is always an advocate for helping others, animals, and the community, which I love.

I haven’t tried every Lush product out there, so I’m no connoisseur, but I do have a handful of favorites that I know many of you will also love and enjoy!

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Starting with bath bombs… These are one of the biggest attractions to Lush and their most popular products. These make for great gifts, too – whether it be a gift for yourself or a friend! I have tried a number of these and these six are my absolute favorites that I always repurchase (plus one limited edition holiday scent that I have fallen in love with!)

Shoot For The Stars

A limited edition holiday bath bomb described as “a calming blanket of shimmering midnight blue unfurls in the water, Brazilian orange and bergamot oils take your skin to heaven as your mood rockets straight up to the stars.” This made my skin unbelievably soft and moisturized! I loved the refreshing and relaxing scent of this one, and it made my bath the most gorgeous shade of blue!

Twilight

The most relaxing, perfect before bedtime bath bomb to exist. “Relaxing lavender oil and comforting tonka absolute soothe stressed bodies and minds, leaving you feeling warm, fuzzy and ready for a restful slumber.” If I’m ever feeling particularly stressed, I love to pop this in the bath, light some candles, and read my book – it calms me right down!

Cheer Up, Buttercup

A cheery, refreshing bath bomb with a little zing to it! “Its bright perfume of neroli, lime and lemon myrtle will lift your spirits as this fizzer reveals its fuchsia core for beautiful swirls in your bathwater. Blue cornflowers add the perfect finishing touch, floating atop your bath to remind you of the beauty in the world.” The perfect feel good bath bomb to kick start your day!

Big Blue

One of the most popular bath bombs at Lush, for good reason. “Lavender and lemon oils create the perfect balance of relaxation and rejuvenation, bringing a wave of tranquility to your tub.” This one makes for a super revitalizing bath and helps ease sore muscles and soften your skin. I love that this one fizzes out to a bright blue and releases little pieces of seaweed – it makes me feel like a mermaid!

Tisty Totsy

This was the first bath bomb I ever bought from Lush, and to be honest, I was a little disappointed at first, but only because it didn’t fizzle out to a pretty color! It creates a clear, maybe even milky, bath but it releases tons of little roses! It makes me feel so pampered! It’s main notes are romantic aromas of rose and jasmine absolutes.

Rocket Science

Not only is this one adorable, it smells like a dream! “Watch it release streams of yellow and pink in its wake as it glides across deep blue waters. Sink in, luxuriate in the skin-softening waters and let your mind wander to outer space.” This one makes your bath water smell like fresh lemon and makes you feel so refreshed!

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Next up, cleansers, masks, and scrubs! I love skincare in general, but Lush skincare… Ya’ll. Everything is made fresh and makes such a world of difference in my skin. Some of these masks are my holy grails and have been lifesavers for my skin!

Ocean Salt

Starting with one of the most popular cleansers, Ocean Salt. This is the self preserving version, which is a bit more smooth and also vegan. “Made with the same base of scrubby sea salt, softening avocado butter and refreshing lime, our self-preserving formula will still exfoliate, moisturize and brighten, but it will leave more of a protective layer on the skin after rinsing. This is because we’ve used skin-softening silken tofu, mango butter and japan wax in place of lanolin.”

Mask Of Magnaminty

My OG favorite, and also another self preserving formula! “get a deep cleanse from bentone gel and kaolin clay, a gentle scrub from ground aduki beans and evening primrose seeds and a refreshing cooling sensation from peppermint oil. With more honey than the original formula, this version has a richer, thicker texture and is more moisturizing, making it perfect for drier skin.” This one makes my skin so soft, smooth, and helps clear up any acne or blemishes – definitely a life saver!

Cup O’ Coffee

The perfect morning mask! “Wake up and invigorate your skin and mind with the rich, intoxicating aroma of freshly brewed coffee and sweet roasted cocoa extract. Kaolin deeply cleanses impurities from the pores and ground coffee acts as a gentle scrub to buff away dryness and reveal glowing skin beneath.” This one’s coffee scent is a little overpowering at first, but it get’s balanced out by how well it exfoliates and wake up tired skin!

Cosmetic Warrior

The absolute smelliest mask, or item in general, I have ever put on my face. It WREAKS of garlic, but damn, it makes my skin so nice, it’s worth it! If you have acne prone skin or struggle with texture, you need to try this stuff out! “Moisturizing egg whites and honey smooth and tighten pores, and cleansing garlic and tea tree oil make for a fresh, clear, happy face.”

Aqua Marina

If your struggle with sensitive skin, I know the feeling. Some masks above may be a little harsh for you, but this one is perfect! Described as “creamy, gentle cleanser is designed to calm irritated, sensitive skin with skin-soothing ingredients like cooling aloe vera and lovely pink calamine powder in a cleansing kaolin clay base. We wrap it up in mineral-rich nori seaweed to nourish the skin and add a sprinkle of sea salt for a super gentle exfoliation.” This gives me zero irritation and keeps my skin at ease!

Don’t Look At Me

First of all, mood. This one I use as both a scrub and a mask depending on my mood. It brightens dull skin and makes me soft as a Nordstrom Home faux fur throw blanket. “Ground rice gently scrubs away dry skin, murumuru butter moisturizes and zingy lemon juice tones. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve added organic silken tofu to soften you up in all the right ways.”

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Then, all the rest! From shower creams, to toner, to massage bars, to lip scrubs, I have a few other random favorites that deserve to be mentioned!

Yuzu and Cocoa Shower Cream

The actual best shower cream to exist, like ever. “Citrusy fresh yuzu juice is blended with reassuring cocoa and tonka absolutes for a shower that smells like chocolate oranges, and fair trade organic cocoa butter leaves skin feeling as soft as it smells sweet.”

Santa’s Christmas Shower Cream

This one is limited edition for the holiday’s (now BOGO free!!!) but one of my all time favorites – I have two stocked up and one currently in my shower! It smells just like cherry cola, which I understand you might be hesitant to rub all of your body at first, but oh my god, it is THE best. “Spicy-sweet, cola-scented shower cream features a rich coffee infusion for an instant pick-me-up! A warming blend of cinnamon and black pepper is invigorated by fresh lime juice and softened with cocoa butter and almond oil for the silkiest skin possible.”

D’fluff

STRAWBERRIES. SMOOTH LEGS. NEED I SAY MORE? “It’s packed full of effective ingredients: fresh strawberries, egg whites and golden syrup, all whisked together with rosehip oil, coconut oil and maple sugar to create a light, marshmallowy texture that will leave your skin silky smooth. Plus, fair trade cocoa butter leaves skin moisturized and helps keep post-shave redness to a minimum.”  This will have you feeling like a smooth dolphin in no time, and it’s one of the only shaving creams that me prevent dreaded razor bumps and burns!

Shimmy, Shimmy

This was actually a gift from my boyfriend the first time I ever tried it and I wasn’t into it at all. I’m not really a lotion person and this is basically a solid form of lotion. However, I finally gave it a shot and became instantly hooked! It made me feel incredibly soft and SPARKLY. “It’s shaped like a heart and smells beautifully of vanilla and lavender with a hint of herbal clary sage – just the thing to get hearts racing. The real attraction is the way it makes your skin shine. Skin-softening butters help the glitter stick for a subtle shimmer, giving you a pinky-bronze glow that lights up your skin”

Bubblegum Lip Scrub

Lush has some of my favorite lip scrubs, probably just for the scents/flavors alone, to be honest. This one tastes EXACTLY like bubblegum, it’s dreamy! Plus, of course it does a great job of buffing away dead skin and keeping lips soft! “Fine castor sugar gives lips a gentle exfoliation and hydrating organic jojoba oil leaves them feeling soft, smooth and supple.”

Tea Tree Water

Tea tree is amazing to include in your skincare routine, especially if you are prone to texture issues, redness, or acne! I love this toner so much, it has drastically helped out my skin and leaves me feeling refreshed! “Cleansing tea tree, juniper berry and grapefruit waters get complexions looking luminous and fresh while also keeping excess oils in check.” It doesn’t make you feel tight, or irritated at all, I love it so much!

Charity Pot

Things everyone loves: smooth skin and helping out others. This body lotion does it all! “With a delicately floral perfume of ylang ylang and rosewood oils in a hydrating cocoa butter base, Charity Pot will leave your skin subtly perfumed and touchably soft. This rich and generous cream contains ingredients sourced from some of our Sustainable Lush Fund projects that support regenerative agriculture around the world.” With every purchase of Charity Pot, we donate 100% of the price (minus the taxes) to small grassroots organizations working in the areas of environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights.”

Lord of Misrule Shower Cream

Another holiday scent (seriously, just on that BOGO deal before they’re all gone!!) this one gives off a deep, musky, alluring scent that’s hard to resist! “Its intoxicating perfume of black pepper, patchouli and vanilla. Lavish your skin by lathering up this shower cream, full of moisturizing glycerin and wheat germ oil.”

That wraps up my all time favorites at Lush! I hope you guys found this helpful and find some new holy grail products! Thank you so much for reading! XO