Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Favorite Things: Skin Care

I'm going to start sharing a few of my favorite things.  I haven't completely decided if it will be weekly or monthly...but it will be fun stuff!

So, for the first installment of 'My Favorite Things', I give to you, skincare products.

The first time I was introduced to this, was last spring.  During a facial, the esthetician used this on my face and recommended it.  The price-tag at the spa was outrageous and I ignored it.  But then I started researching it and found it online for a more reasonable price, and decided to give it a try.
This thing is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!
You can use it everyday....twice a day.
Your skin will be super clean, without damage.


I have actually tried other cleansers with the Clarisonic, and really like their product for everyday cleansing.  I prefer the Gentle Hydro Cleanser.

Clarisonic Gentle Hydro Cleanser

Chanel Sublimage Eye Essential Regenerating Eye Cream
I dreaded the day I would need an eye cream.  And that day came A LOT sooner than I thought it should.  Luckily, I found THIS eye cream.
I will admit, the price-tag is intimidating, BUT, it lasts forever!
As with any eye cream, a little dab goes a looooong way.
You will see a huge difference within a week.

LaMer Moisturizing Cream (Creme de la Mer)
Yes, you should believe the hype about this moisturizer.  All of the celebrities use it, it's expensive, and it's wonderful.  Again, lasts forever, and a little goes a long way.  
I do have sensitive skin, and this is perfect.  Non-greasy and balancing.  And quite honestly, the only other product that I like ALMOST as much as this, is Clinique Dramatically Different lotion.
LaMer Moisturizing Cream

Personal Microderm
This is a new product for me.  I've done chemical peels & micro-dermabrasion treatments (too much sun without sunscreen in my teens...and I'm paying for it now!) at my dermatologist's office, and decided to try this out.
It's a once-per-week treatment and you will notice a difference after ONE use.
So far, I love it.  If you decide to purchase, be sure to follow ALL of the recommendations...use once per week, be gentle, pull skin taught during use...

Personal Microderm

So, there you have it...a few of My Favorite Things.

I LOVE sharing 'favorites'...that is, after all, how I 'found' my favorites.  Share some of yours!

*Note, I have NOT been compensated to review or recommend any of these products.  These are my personal opinions based off of personal use & experience.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

I hope that the new year has found you well, so far.  I spent all of Monday packing away Christmas and cleaning for the New Year.  And today, it's back to the everyday,

I've never been one to make resolutions...This year, I'm keeping my expectations realistic...


Get Organized...Stay Organized.
Hubby says we need to implement the 'touch it once' policy...which means, filing bills away as soon as they're paid (instead of piling them in the 'to be filed' box), putting shoes away in the mudroom or closets (instead of leaving them around the house or on the stairs), putting laundry away when it's finished (instead of wearing it out of the dryer laundry basket)...You get the idea...basically, just eliminate the clutter from the beginning.

Get Creative.
With the holidays behind us, I can focus on growing my creative side and get Grayce Lane Designs really moving!  I have lots of ideas and plans for this year...and cannot wait to share them with you!

Get Connected.
This means A LOT of things...
Blog frequently.
Be involved in my kids schools frequently.
Visit with friends frequently.
Travel frequently.

Get Focused.
I think this is the most important.  I want to focus on my husband, kids, parents, sister.  I feel like I got 'lost' a bit in 2011.  We had a lot of change and adjustments and I tried too hard to make everything 'right' and lost sight of just enjoying it all.  We have an immensely blessed life and I don't want to miss a single second of it.

So, there you have 'resolutions'...or as I'm going to refer to them, my 'To Get's' (I have always been a list-maker, so this works for me!).

Here's to a fabulous New Year!