FRIDAY FAVORITES

This last week has been me trying to get Cody better from being sick.  If you follow me on Instagram, you already know we took Cody to the emergency room last Thursday because his cough sounded like croup and he woke up in the middle of the night saying he was having trouble breathing.  Of course I am already the most worrisome mom out there, but when he told me he couldn’t breathe well and his cough sounded like a high pitch seal, I knew I didn’t want to take any chances.  So we sat and we waited for almost 5 hours till we were seen and they finally gave him a breathing treatment.  His fever went down and he was able to breathe a lot easier. This was the first time Cody had croup and the first time I had to take him to the emergency room for a cold.  It was a definite scare but I am so glad he’s getting better.  THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO MESSAGED, TEXTED, OR CALLED ABOUT CODY.  WE LOVE YOU GUYS!

This weeks FRIDAY’S FAVORITES are going to be more of a beauty/skin care favorites post.  It’s things i’ve been currently using or trying that I have fell in love with.  I hate changing beauty or skin  care things because I always get scared of how my skin will react to them, but i’ve also realized that your skin changes as you age or even during weather changes and change is necessary to keep everything looking GREAT!

TONER // I was using ORIGINS pore minimizing toner for so long (5-6 years), but honestly never really saw a difference.  But because I didn’t know what to replace it with, I just continued to use it.  Until I discovered this AMORE PACIFIC one a few weeks ago.  I’ve been using it for about 3 weeks and can actually see a change in my skin.  It helps with redness and I am starting to see a difference in pore size!  This toner is a little pricey but definitely worth it.

PRIMER // What I look for in most products is anything that blurs or minimizes my pores and I just wasn’t super happy with any of the primers I tried.  And i’ve tried a ton!  Benefits Poreriffic, MAC Prep and Prime, Hourglass Mineral Veil … I heard about the YSL primer from my friend Susan, who always has the most flawless looking makeup and now I am IN LOVE with it.  It’s probably one of the most expensive primers i’ve used but I really like how my skin looks when using it.  It really does “blur” your pores!

MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY // This is another product that i’ve been trying to find “THE ONE” in, and right now I am totally loving the Two Faced HANGOVER 3 in 1 replenishing primer and setting spray.  It has coconut water in it which is good for hydrating the skin but I love how it doesn’t leave your skin super shiny or wet looking even though its hydrating. “Its unique blend of coconut water, probiotic-based ingredients, and skin revivers work together to hydrate and brighten skin, promote skin’s elasticity and tone, while smoothing skin.”  This is perfect for the Winter months when my skin gets the driest.  The only problem is that I still haven’t found a setting spray that keeps makeup from rubbing off onto my sunglasses around my nose area.  Does anyone else have this problem??  Is there any tricks for this?? LMK in the comment section below if you have any tips.

ESSENCE // What is essence and why do you need it? “SK-II Facial Treatment Essence helps improve the appearance of the five dimensions of beautiful, crystal clear skin—reducing spots and the appearance of wrinkles, improving skin texture and firmness and elevating radiance. It contains 90% pure Pitera™ in every bottle. Pitera is a clear liquid rich in vitamins, amino acids and minerals that work together to allow the skin’s natural surface-rejuvenation process to function at its prime. This unique ingredient was discovered more than 35 years ago and remains essentially unchanged until today. The Facial Treatment Essence is one of the brand’s signature products and is one of the most coveted beauty products around the world. Essences impart nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals into your skin to help skin better absorb your serum and moisturizer. Your skin’s moisture is left replenished to help prevent dryness, its texture is smoothed for soft, even skin and its renewal cycle is moderated.” Well doesn’t that all sound great?  What’s funny is I tried this when it first came out and when the girl at the counter told me I should see definite results in 2 weeks and i didn’t, I kind of gave up on it.  I waited about a month and still didn’t seem to see any improvements to my skin, so i returned it.  Over the last few years, I am still hearing people talk about how this is the HOLY GRAIL product and I also heard that you should use this for at least a year to get the BEST results.  So, i’m giving it another try and although its been only about 2 weeks, I don’t know if its the toner or this or the combination of both, but my skin is looking smoother, more even, and my pores are definitely looking smaller.  I will keep you all updated about how it goes!

This was a pretty long FRIDAY FAVORITES POST but I finally found some products I can share with you all that I love ATM!  Still looking for a night cream and eye cream and IDK if i’m supposed to be adding a serum to my regimen but if I do i’ll take all of your suggestions for that too!  Please leave all of your suggestions down below in the comments section.  I would love to get your recommendations for these products.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

xoxo-k10

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