Thursday, April 26, 2012

Inside My Bathroom Cabinet


A few months ago I did a beauty post, in which I shared some of my very favorite products in hair, nails and makeup. Today I wanted to give you guys a peak inside my bathroom cabinet (which is NOT normally this neat and organized-cleaned it just for you guys). Here I'm focusing a bit more on my favorites in skincare and body. A few products might be repeats from the last post, but that just shows how much I love them!
Continue reading after the jump....

1. I'm a big believer in investing in quality makeup brushes. It makes such a difference in makeup application and something that will last you for years. MAC brushes are my personal favorite and I use a Sephora brand brush to apply my Bare Escentuals.  Also, I like to keep mine in a pencil holder.
2. Nexxus Emergencee: I spoke about it in my last beauty post and linked on how to properly use it. A MUST for me.
3. Kerastase Lumiere Liquide Product: love how this stuff tames my hair & makes it feel silky without weighing it down. Big fan of Kerastase in general.
4. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess (face) & Clarins Self Tanning Gel (body): cannot live without self tanning products and these happen to be my favorite for face & body.
tip: when applying self tanner, I like to mix mine with a bit of moisturizer to make it less foul-proof (I like to use the ratio of 70% tanner/30% moisturizer). After you apply, take extra moisturizer and go over your ankles, knees, feet, elbows, wrists and neck to prevent self tanner from settling in those areas. 
5. Sally Hansen Airbrush legs: if this stuff ever got discontinued, I'd be a very sad girl. Amazing stuff when you're exposing bare legs and they need a little pick me up.
6. Aquaphor: I have this stuff lying all over my house and in every one of my handbags. I use it on everything from lips to hands to feet.
7. Clarisonic MIA: using this little tool 3x a week has made my skin look so much brighter and healthier. The MIA also makes any products that I use after (whether it's a retinol treatment or a moisturizer) just melt into my skin. Another positive: I had a little bump on the back of my thigh, and using the Clarisonic on it, followed by a little glycolic treatment has significantly faded it.
8. Mario Badescu Favorites: My skin can be rather temperamental and I absolutely adore MB products.
Cannot live without the buffering lotion, which shrinks almost any blemish overnight. Healing Cream: don't know what it is about this stuff, but it majorly reduces redness in problematic areas. Another huge plus, if you ever have the urge to pick or pop a pimple, this prevents it from getting overly red and irritated.  Lastly, their Special Eye Cream is the best. Super rich so I only apply at night, but I love the "plump" feeling it gives my eye area.
9. Philosophy Amazing Grace: I'd like to say if I had a signature scent, it would be this. I use everything from the body lotion to the perfume and anything in between. Very clean smelling and never over powering.
10. Olay Complete Sensitive Skin: I've been using this stuff since high school. A great basic moisturizer with SPF 15.
11. Dermalogica Favorites: My other favorite brand which always leaves my skin nice and happy. Their Skin Smoothing Cream is my favorite moisturizer when I'm not using one with SPF. For someone with sensitive skin that can be rather dry, this stuff has never broken me out and just provides the best canvas to apply any sort of makeup. Love! As far as exfoliators go, their Microfoliant is the absolute best. Removes any dead skin cells while never being harsh, like some other exfoliators.
Lastly, their Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque is my go to when my skin needs a serious pick-me-up or looks/feels dehydrated (like after a night of drinking).

76 comments

  1. Helena, I cannot believe how neat your cupboard is. No wonder you always look so perfectly polished!

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  2. The Clarisonic MIA looks really interesting! Have to try that sometimes! Thanks Helena for the post!
    www.Tinacious.Me ~ www.Tinacious.Me

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  3. Thanks for this sneak peak into your cupboard :)
    I really like your collection of Make-up brushes..It's such a good investion to have good quality ones! x

    fashion is for idiots [like us]
    fashion is for idiots [like us]

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  4. SO neat and tidy! Great stuff!
    Char xo
    www.itsacharmlife.blogspot.com

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  5. Love this little insight! Grace is a lovely signature scent to have :)
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  6. I've never tried Nexxus Emergencee...adding to my 'beauty list.' I can't live without my clarisonic either...or Aquaphor!

    Kristin
    Dressed and Fed
    www.dressedandfed.com

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  7. Seriously organized! I love my clarisonic mia; every girl (and guy!) should use one!

    xo from San Francisco
    -E

    www.thegirlson23rd.wordpress.com

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  8. Thanks for sharing! I love post like this! :)

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  9. Love my Mario Badescu products too. It's funny that more companies don't offer anti-acne products with sulfer in them. It obviously works! Have you tried the drying lotion? That pink stuff zaps pimples like no one's business! I also like the Silver Power. I bought it on a whim (love the free samples, and it's almost worth buying something to get the eye cream samples, which are very generous!) and it was amazing. You apply it like a mask and it shrinks and cleans out your pores.

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  10. Thanks for letting us have a look into your cabinet!

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  11. What a neat cabinet! :) I love reading all beauty posts and this is lovely. :) I'm also a huge fan of this Olay moisturizer, it's cheap and really great! And it's amazing that next to expensive products like Estee Lauder and Clarins you have just normal, cheap products. :)


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  12. seeing a few of my fave, too! the derm. microfoliant and the clarisonic. thought i was the only one who knew about the wonders of aquaphor! ;)

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  13. I love to peak into other people`s bathroom cabinets. If they`d allow me I`d check out every drawer and cabinet in the whole house, though mostly I guess dressing area and bathroom.
    I love the mini reviews, too. Thank you for sharing!!

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  14. This is a great post. I have been wanting to try the clarisonic. It's so hard to try new beauty products, so this definitely helps!

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  15. Amazing Grace smells sooooooooo good! I have it and I LOVE IT!!!!!

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  16. i love the clarisonic mia and all those philosophy products!

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  17. Sally Hansen Airbrush and Philosophy's Amazing Grace are two of my favorite products as well!

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  18. i cannot live without aquaphor! i've got the mini version in every nook and cranny of my house and purses..it's basically a miracle wrapped in a little bottle :-)

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  19. We use alot of the same things - love that Airbrush Legs spray and we go through Aquaphor like crazy in our house too! :)

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  20. Just like you I am also a loyal Clarisonic user! And I was thinking to do a closet post as some of my readers requested but to tidy up 3 closets.....it'd never look as pretty as your medicine cabinet :)

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  21. Wow, I use so many of the same products and wouldn't know what to do without the Microfoliant, Aquafor and Clarisonic. Grace is also my signature scent!

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  22. I've never tried MB products before, but I always hear great things. I think I'm going to give these a try.

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  23. Loved this post, I'm so nosey!
    Need to try out those 3 tanners sometime xoxo

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  24. I love seeing what's inside people's closets and cabinets! Philosophy "Grace" is my favourite too..

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  25. Really great post, thanks for sharing!

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  26. Love the little peak into your cabinet. I also am a huge fan of the clarisonic, it works so well especially when wearing makeup.

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  27. I also love a lot of these same products! Mario Badescu is a skin saver. Thanks for sharing what works for you!

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  28. so i just invested in my first "big girl" foundation brush! chanel! =) any tips on how you clean yours? should i use a brush spray or baby shampoo??? thanks girl!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  29. so many nice stuff you have!

    xx

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  30. I just adore the clairsonic & Amazing Grace as well! They're some of the absolute best!

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  31. Neat...I would be afraid to showcase my messy cabinet and undersink!!!! My husband must think I'm crazy because I only have 1 face but more product than (he thinks) is necessary - lol

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  32. love this post! I may have to pick up a few of those products!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  33. Great post!!! Love seeing what other women swear by!
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  34. Always great to know about tried and true products! I have the Clarisonic Mia as well and it is fabulous!

    Cheers,
    Bree
    Dream in Fashion

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  35. Love when bloggers post their favorite beauty and skin products, I always end up finding new brand I'd like to try. I will def be picking up some Mario Badescu next time I'm in Ulta. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. This has definitely inspired me to go pick up the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs! I googled it after seeing you post it & it has gotten so many good reviews! Excited to try it!

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  37. Love this! It's so nice to see what fashion bloggers use as far as beauty products go. I really need to try that Clarins tanner! Everyone raves about it, so it must be great. Since I'm pretty fair right now, I need a boost!

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  38. Thanks for sharing...tomorrow in the morning i check all your products...i'm tired now =)

    XOXO from MUNICH

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  39. great post!!!

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  40. The clarisonic is on my asap list!

    ~Heather

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  41. Love that you use Mario Badescu, I'm a longtime user myself. Works everytime when I have a "condition".

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  42. great look into your cabinet
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  43. such a great post! I love seeing what products others use! I also use Dermalogica and Mario Badescu products! www.casualglamorous.com

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  44. ooh thanks for sharing! I always find it sooo intriguing and interesting to see what secrets products people are using to get such great skin and results.
    I love Mario Badescu, economical but products great end results.

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  45. Super! Brava!




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  46. I think it's always so great to see what kind of products other girls are using! So inspiring, thanks for posting :)

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  47. I love little sneak peeks into peoples beauty closets. I've been going back and forth on the MB products, but I might just give it a shot.

    My all-time favorite lines(not that you asked) for skincare are Origins and Liz Earle. They are the only two that I keep coming back to repeatedly.

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  48. Thanks for this post Helena! I like getting tipps especially on skincare. There are so many products out there - it is always nice to get a user's opinion! Have a wonderful weekend! xo, Christina

    http://www.styleclouds.de

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  49. Hm. tempted to try the aquaphor and kerastase.. i have very curly hair and sometimes just do not want to straighten it or put product in it to weigh it down. will def try it.

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  50. I am such a product junkie. I love posts like this. Big Clarisonic and MB fan. Definitely want to try the sunless tanners you suggested.
    Thanks!
    xo,
    london camille of youngdumblove.com

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  51. I'm very interested in that Nexxus hair product! I use heat a lot on my hair and I'm still looking for the perfect protective product :)

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  52. It's so neat and put together! Great motivation to clean out my drawers and throw out the old and unused products!
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  53. Thank you for sharing- it provides a great new list of products for me to try out sometime. I'm particularly interested in the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs, so I'll definitely be finding out more about that!

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  54. Love seeing other bloggers share their beauty secrets, thanks!

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  55. You are so organized! Wish I could say the same.

    x Krizia

    Shark Attack - Fashion Blog

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  56. I love heariing about there people's beauty routines! I've discovered such great products this way... Here are my Top 10 products this spring: http://partymixtape.blogspot.ca/2012/04/top-10-spring-edition.html

    Happy weekend!
    Emily

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  57. We just got the Clarisonic in at my work and I've been dying to try it! I like the turquoise color too, very cute. Thanks for sharing your awesome beauty tips! XOXO

    Mollie

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  58. You're so neat! I think I'm going to get the Airbrush Legs too ;)

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  59. I loooove my clarisonic too!

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  60. I lined the back of my bathroom cabinet with Contac Paper in an eclectic pattern. It added color and fun to my cabinet and makes me smile every time I open the doors!

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  61. I lined the back of my bathroom cabinet with Contac Paper in an eclectic pattern. It added color and fun to my cabinet and makes me smile every time I open the doors!

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Helena