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Retail Therapy: Skin After Dirty Thirty

I put the "combo" in combination skin. I have this crazy myriad of skin at the age of 31, that I am just now noticing.

  • Apparently, I have blackheads on the tip of my nose 😷
  • Dark circles around my eyes 😷
  • Severe dry patch around my mouth 😷
  • Zits here and there (I'm 31, isn't acne lame at this age!?) 😷
  • And thanks to my sweet PCOS, a beard & mustache to complete it all 😷
Isn't getting older just grand? To be completely honest, this isn't a post to make myself feel crappy about my skin. This is me opening up because body positivity is important. Yes, my skin is less than ideal, but it can be corrected and helped. Actually, the real reason behind this post is because with this harsh NYC cold weather I became more concerned about my skincare regime, or lack thereof...

My skin is pretty jacked.

Rather than wait later, I decided to do something about it now. So, I went out and purchased some skincare products. Now, I am really picky about what I put on my hair and my skin. I became this way after the PCOS, because a lot of the chemicals that make my hormones wacky come from beauty products. I also admit it: I still purchase Shea Moisture products. I am slowly phasing out of using their hair products, simply because they have gone from $10/product to a range of $12-15/product. Buying an entire hair-care line would run me around $50-$80 if I purchased every recommended product in the line. But, this isn't a post about hair, we're talking about my 31 year old skin! 

I haven't purchased skincare products in years, and when I say years, I'm talking like I can't even remember the last time, so we are talking like 5+ years. For shame, I know. I'm going to break down what I purchased and from what store. Walgreens had a BOGO 50% off on Shea Moisture products, but the same products are way cheaper at Target.To be honest, I don't think I am even done. I still have a few more products I would like to explore. Sigh, I may be turning into a product junkie for my skin...


$9.99 Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Face Lotion
$9.99 Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Face Lotion


Trip One.
$14.49 Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Anti-Aging Moisturizer
$11.99 $5.99 Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Facial Wash & Scrub
$6.99 $3.49 Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Hydrating Facial Wipes
$6.99 Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Facial Wipes

Trip Two.
$6.49 $5.49 EcoTools Perfecting Blender Applicator
$2.39 Wet n Wild Lip Color in Mocha-licious
$2.39 Wet n Wild Lip Color in Vamp It Up
$6.49 Black Radiance BB Cream in Honey Amber

I'm not really big on make-up, but the dark patch around my mouth has had me feeling pretty insecure, so I splurged on some make-up. I really wanted the Shea Moisture BB Cream for the natural product factor, but the Target I went to didn't have it. I'm going to purchase it and a jar of Aztec Healing Clay, because that stuff is the bomb dot com when it comes to glow! I don't know if this is my final skincare regime, I went with Shea Moisture based on price and the ingredients. 

What are some natural or organic skincare products you can recommend, drop it in the comments! 


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