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These skincare and beauty lines are my go-to favorites. I have been using them in for YEARS! Love them all for different reasons. They are my staples!

MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE

Step 1
Wash with Revisions Brightening Facial Wash. Pat dry.

Step 2
Apply SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic. Allow to soak in.

Step 3
Apply SkinMedica TNS Advanced+ Serum. Allow to soak in.

Step 4
Apply Revisions Intellishade Original Sunscreen. Proceed with the day's make-up routine.

EVENING SKINCARE ROUTINE

Step 1
Wash with Revisions Brightening Facial Wash.

Step 2
I switch back and forth between SkinMedica TNS Advanced+ Serum and Revisions DEJ Night. If I have blemishes or want to do a little extra work to clear up my melasma, I throw on SkinMedica Retinol and watch those brown patches diminish over time.

Note: Please consult your dermatologist before using any of these products. I have been using them for YEARS and my skin is used to them. They can be quite harsh on sensitive skin. Please ease into them and ask for advice from a professional before proceeding.

CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF 50+ by IT Cosmetics

Many of you ask what foundation I use. This stuff right here is my ALL TIME FAVORITE! It was developed with plastic surgeons, it has an SPF 50+, and is a full-coverage foundation that works great to cover up my melasma. Plus it features micronized light-reflecting pigments to give you glowing skin without glitter or shimmer! I wouldn't use anything else. I use the medium color year-round.

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Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

Love this stuff! I use it under my eyes to hide dark circles and brighten the eye. I also use it to cover melasma patches on the skin. If you could see what lives under my make-up, you'd be surprised how well I can cover up imperfections. Shape Tape is part of that magic!

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Simplehuman 8" Round Wall Mount Sensor Makeup Mirror

I can't live without my Simple Human makeup mirror! Love this wall mount design. It automatically turns on when I want to use it. And the rechargeable battery lasts roughly 30-days. LOVE!

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Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf

I have two favorite perfumes. This is one of them. It's one of those fragrances that people ask you what you're wearing. It has a sweet, floral, tummy node.

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Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

This fragrance is my other go-to scent. It's just plain sexy.

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Real Techniques Makeup Brush Set

I love these small makeup brushes for blending my Shape Tape concealer under my eyes and for smoothing eyeshadow, once it sets. They get in every nook and cranny.

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Almay Intense i-Color Liquid Liner, Raisin Quartz

If you have green eyes like me, this is a great color. I typically put this liquid liner over a navy eye pencil. It softens the navy and adds a pop of shimmer with the bronze. I've been using it for about 20-years. Have never found anything better. Only problem is, it's hard to find in stores. Amazon is your best bet!

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Revisions YouthFull Lip Replenisher™

Best lip gloss ever! Stays on. Feels fresh. Ceramic applicator feels cold when applying. 10 out of 10!!!

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Revisions Nectifirm® ADVANCED

Let's face it. The old gray mare, she ain't what she used to be. 😆 Nothing wrong with a little help in the firming department. Nectifirm is awesome for tightening the neck and décolletage.

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Essence Volume Stylist 18hr Lash Extension Mascara

I am constantly asked if I wear lash extensions. My answer? Nope! I use this very inexpensive mascara. I am known from time-to-time to use Latisse or R+F Lash Boost, but I haven't used either of those in months. This mascara is doing the trick so I don't have to. And you can't beat the price!

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Covergirl Micro-Fine + Define Pencil

Unfortunately, God did not bless me with amazing eyebrows. But, with this ultra fine pencil, I can fake it! I love the defined tip for a precise look. I use soft brown as my color.

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Beauty Counter Countertime Tripeptide Radiance Serum

I love this entire line from Beauty Counter. It's a completely clean line. This product specifically has a natural Retinol component that is better for your body that regular Retinol. Easier on the liver!

After just four weeks of use:

  • 97% agreed the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles was reduced
  • 100% said skin texture felt smoother
  • 97% experienced brighter and more radiant-looking skin
  • 97% agreed skin felt firmer
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    Beauty Counter+ Overnight Resurfacing Peel

    Goodnight, dullness. Good morning, glow. Featuring a proprietary multi-acid complex, this leave-on AHA/BHA peel improves skin texture and boosts clarity without irritation or over-drying. With glycolic, malic, and botanically derived lactic acid, the formula clears away dull surface cells, while arginine and essential fatty acids help soothe to reveal a brighter, healthier looking, renewed complexion.

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    Beauty Counter+ No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil

    I love this line and this product because is 100% clean. And, this citrus-scented facial oil quickly absorbs and penetrates skin to awaken and replenish. Lightweight and silky smooth, our proprietary blend of oils is designed to help hydrate and improve the appearance of skin radiance. Omega-rich marula oil provides intense hydration, while antioxidant vitamin C helps brighten and even skin tone.

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    Beauty Counter+ All Bright C Serum

    Brighten up with this game-changing serum. This ultra-potent 10% blend of two forms of vitamin C instantly brightens skin and helps reduce the appearance of existing dark spots, while antioxidant-rich turmeric and camu camu extracts help protect against new ones. The formula also helps defend skin from the damaging effects of environmental stressors—revealing a more youthful-looking complexion.

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    e.l.f. Setting Spray

    I love a good setting spray to keep makeup in place all day long. My preference is a dewy setting spray to give you that youthful glow. Love this one. I can go all day and keep that makeup lookin' fresh!

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    Maneater Mascara by Tarte

    LOVE this mascara!! Why? It doesn't rub off on my upper eyelids, it doesn't flake, and it makes lashes really long and thick looking.

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    Tanceuticals CC Self Tanning Body Lotion, Dark

    This award-winning self tanning lotion not only gives you a flawless sunless tan but also improves the health and appearance of your skin. Exclusive formula guarantees no streaks or "orange" color. And you'll love the fresh coconut scent!

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    Bio Oil Skincare Oil

    This product is fantastic for scars and stretch marks, but I love it for combatting dry skin during the harsh winter months. I also use it all over before applying my Tanceuticals self tanning lotion.

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    Revisions Brightening Facial Wash

    I use this first thing in the morning and in the evening to wash off the day. Has beneficial Vitamin C, exfoliates, and won't dry out the skin. And a bonus, it smells great!

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    Gentle Brightening Shampoo

    The cruel reality of aging is sometimes reflected in your hair. I’ve noticed I have more gray than I would like and the texture has completely changed. This color-saving shampoo gently cleanses while maintaining brightness and shine.

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    Gentle Brightening Conditioner

    This color-saving formula gently conditions while maintaining brightness and shine.

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    Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

    I swear by this line!! This formula will gently cleanse and remove impurities without stripping color or the natural oils that are essential to the health of your scalp and hair.

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    Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Masque

    Helps to repair and deeply condition without weighing hair down.

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    Color Fresh Oil Therapy

    Color Fresh Oil Therapy is a blend of Argan Oil, liquid Shea Butter and vitamins A & E for all hair colors and hair types. Clear, so it won’t tint or dull your color, fast-absorbing and lightweight.

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    Root Touch-Up Stick Medium Brown

    My favorite is the Root Touch Up Stick. Amazing for coving up those pesky grays in a pinch. Loving it!

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    Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40

    A clean, light-coverage, tinted mineral SPF 40 serum that boosts skincare benefits.

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    SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic

    I started using this product when my melasma started to get out of control. It's loaded with a Vitamin C serum to protect from the environment. It improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and brightens skin’s complexion. It's also proven to reduce combined oxidative damage from free radicals generated by UV, Ozone, and Diesel Exhaust by up to 41%. BONUS! I use this in the morning.

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    SkinMedica TNS Advanced+ Serum

    This stuff is the holy grail of products! It improves the appearance of coarse wrinkles, fine lines, skin tone, and texture. And, it’s the only growth factor product proven to address sagging skin. It's the most expensive product I use, but I consider it to be worth the investment. I use this both morning and night and it's the first thing I put on my skin after cleansing.

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    Revisions Intellishade Original Sunscreen

    I LOVE this stuff! I have used it for years! It's a tinted sunscreen. So if you don't need additional coverage, this is great to use as a foundation. I prefer the "Original" formula over the Matte. The original gives you that dewy appearance. I think dewy skin looks younger as we age. I put this over all of my skincare products and before applying makeup.

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    Revisions DEJ Night

    This is one of those products I use, but not on a consistent basis. Right now I'm using the TNS Advanced at night. But, I do use this product from time to time at night after cleansing. It's cheaper than the TNS and I am pleased with the results.

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    SkinMedica Retinol

    Now listen up! THIS product right here is a must! Especially if you have melasma! It literally makes you skin peel and reveal fresh, new skin. I need this. Especially since I am in the sun at the lake all Summer. Please keep in mind that you need to build up to the 1%. It comes in different levels starting with .25. My skin is used to it, so I can use the highest level. Please work into it gradually. And you must ALWAYS wear sunscreen when using this product. Baby skin burns!

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