My Favorite 5 – Face Edition
This little post is part of a short series that I thought would be fun to share on CnC. I’ll be sharing 5 of my favorite products (not sponsored), as they relate to specific things (i.e. face/hair/lips/etc). And the best part is that each post this week will include a fun GIVEAWAY and/or some coupon codes so you can get some of my favorite products discounted.
Today I’m sharing 5 products I absolutely love for my face. I’m a product junkie and I’ve tried a lot of oils/creams/scrubs/masks/you-name-it, but these are my tried-and-true things that I keep on using.
Savvy Sleepers Pillow Case
I know this one might sound strange but about a year ago, I bought one of these satin pillowcases and I love it! You know how sometimes you wake up in the morning and you have those lines on your face from your pillow? Well, I never get those with this pillow case. And I think it helps keep my hair smoother while I sleep because when I wake up (assuming I didn’t go to bed with ratty hair), my hair is still in good shape and it isn’t frizzy and my curls are still totally in tact. Savvy Sleepers claims that their pillowcases can help prevent long-term wrinkles from creases that are typically made on your face night-after-night from sleeping on a bad pillow case. Obviously, at some point we are all going to get wrinkles – it is unavoidable, but I do like the idea of possibly slowing down the process and if nothing else this satin pillowcase is so gosh-darn comfortable – it reminds me of a pillowcase I would lay on in a super swanky hotel! After reading so many rave reviews about it, I caved and bought it and was pretty skeptical but after sleeping on it for a year, I’m a believer!
‘The Reparative SkinTint’ SPF by La Mer
Unfortunately, during my pregnancy with Andi Rose I got melasma (brown spots on my cheeks and forehead) and while it has definitely lightened up since giving birth to her, it is still kind of noticeable. Since I’ve got that going on, I need a bit of coverage. Obviously, sunscreen is so important, but it feels even more important to me now because those brown spots come back with sun exposure. I typically wear SPF 50 everyday and then I also use this La Mer SPF 30 since it is tinted (I just put it on after I put on the SPF 50). The formula is so smooth and while it is pretty expensive, I think it is worth it because it leaves my face feeling silky (not greasy) and it doesn’t make me breakout like some other sunscreens I’ve tried. Also, a little goes a long way and it doesn’t burn my eyes if it gets into them. Have you ever had certain sunscreens get into your eye and you’re convinced you’re going to go blind? I’ve had to stop a run before because the sunscreen I was wearing was getting in my eyes and I literally couldn’t see. True story. Anyways, love this product and I use it in shade “light medium” for reference.
Wild & Radiant Illuminating and Bronzing Palette by BHcosmetics
This is my go-to product for achieving a faux glow. Since I don’t like to get a lot of sun on my face due to those pesky brown spots, I like to fake my bake. This product goes on so pretty and I use it to leave a glow on my cheekbones. It isn’t expensive and I would label this a ‘must have.’
When people ask me what mascara I use, I always tell them it really isn’t my mascara, it is this product that they want (although I do love my mascara). I’ve used Neulash on and off for years and I love it. My mom and sisters use it and I’ve gotten so many of my girlfriends hooked on this stuff too. This product helps your lashes grow and let me tell you – it works! Also, it is currently on sale via Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. You can snag 2 tubes of this product for the price of 1.
Radha Rosehip Oil
The idea of putting oil on my face always scared me because I am prone to breakouts, but apparently some oils are good for your face. After doing some research, I ordered this rosehip oil from Amazon and I put it on every night before bed and I really love it. It doesn’t make my face break out, but it does make my face feel smooth and hydrated. I also used it on my hands last winter while we were living in NYC and it helped my dry hands so so much. Rosehip oil is supposed to serve as a natural toner, reduce wrinkles and help improve skin’s moisture levels. This oil isn’t expensive, but I’ve been using it for months and I really don’t like going to sleep without it on now. It is less than $15 and I’m not alone in my love for it because there are over 4,000 reviews for this product on Amazon and it has almost 5 full stars!
Giveaway + Coupon
And now for the really fun part! The giveaway! 🙂 You have a chance to win your very own satin pillowcase via Savvy Sleepers! To enter the giveaway, you must:
- Follow me (Ashleyandrews6) and Savvy Sleepers on Instagram AND leave a comment tagging your favorite product-junkie friend on my Instagram page under the picture related to this blog post.
That’s it! Easy Peasy!
AND! To make it even better, the kind people at Savvy Sleepers are offering a 15% coupon to all CnC readers who want to purchase their very own satin pillowcase. The code is CNC15. You also get FREE shipping on orders over $50.
I’ll be hosting a little giveaway everyday this week and the winners will all be announced in Friday’s post!
Your turn! What is one product you can’t live without for your face?
*I obviously use more than just these products on my face (i.e. cleanser, toner, primer, etc). These are just some of my very favorites.
** None of the posts in this week’s series are sponsored, but some affiliate links are included. Savvy Sleepers was kind enough to agree to a giveaway after I reached out to them because I genuinely love their product that much. All opinions expressed on this blog are always my own. I really appreciate your support. 🙂