Thursday, March 29, 2012

My Current Skincare Routine

Hello ladies! I finally got round to doing my skincare routine video. For months now I have been using the same skincare routine with excellent results. Prior to this routine I was using Skin Ceuticals. All of their products are extremely expensive but effective. They did not cause any sort of problems to my skin. They resulted as being gentle on my sensitive skin. My favorite products were the two serums. I had to stop using these products however because they did not get rid of my cystic acne. The Skin Ceuticals saleswoman had warmed me about that possibility so I soon consulted a dermatologist and changed routine. Here is a list of all of my SC products with a mark on a scale of 10

  • Equalizing Toner: 8
  • Simply Clean pore refining gel cleanser : 6
  • Clarifying Clay Mask : 9
  • Serum 10 : 10
  • Blemish Age Defense 7

When I contacted my derm she gave me a list of what to get and how to use it.  This was her e-mail in Itailan:

Per i primi 15 giorni a sere alterne:
- Mask plus (stendere un leggero velo, all'inizio può dare arrossamenti e desquamazione)
- Micronorm 5%
poi tutte le sere solo
- Mask plus

Detergere sempre il viso la mattina con Gram gel detergente (o simili tipo Cleanance o Hyseac, da comprare in farmacia)
Idratare sempre il viso la mattina con Gram crema idratante (o simili tipo Clean AC o Hyseac, da comprare in farmacia)
se non c'è nessun miglioramento dopo 2 settimana cominciare
- Tetralysal 300 mg 1 cp/la mattina per 12 settimane
I  must say that this regime has had way better results that Skin Ceuticals for only 55 euros whereas one SC serum is 65 euros!! My favourite products from this regime is the Mask Plus!! I give it a 10. This has substituted Retin A. My skin was too delicate for retin A and I was using wrongly I guess. Another 10 for me is the Micronorm glycolic peel which I no longer use every other week but twice or once a week depending of how bad my cystic acne is.

The picture of the products above are what I have added to the regime. If Can't use the Hyséac Gel cleanser I use the Cetaphil bar of soap(  I give it 10) and on really bad days the Dermalogica overnight clearing gel saves my LIFE!! It's very effective if layered all over the problem areas. For my eye contour I am using Roc anti wrinkle retin OX (I give it a 9) it stings but it sure works. I actually preferred the SC eye balm but that is way too expensive.
Lastly the only thing that has improved my skin is pure sweet almond oil! I've been using it on my boby for ages and now I use it on my face combined with mask plus and it has almost cleared my cytic acne. I can't say say enough wonderful things about almond oil. I normally use it at night as sometimes it is too much to use it in the morning so on those days I opt for Embryolisse over my La Roche Posey Anthelios AC spf 30 for sensitive skin
Lastly I use the Sigma brush cleanser which is totally not like the Clarisonic (which by the way I don't own) however if I use it one or twice a week, with a very light hand, I get great results and it regenerates and smooths my skin
Here is a list of all links:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Di Pierro's Sring Summer 2012 Collection

As you all may know by now I somtimes have the fortune to go and take pics in one of my favorite shops in town... Paola and Lorenzo Di Pierro are the owners and they are also my English students.Here are a series of collages showing you the latest trends. As you will see this S/S is full of bright colors, something I adore.Enjoy ladies....

Sunday, March 11, 2012

My Everyday Makeup Routine

These are all of the products that I have been using as part of my Daily make up routine. The person who insiperd me is the Lovely Veronika from Veronikasblushing Youtube Channel...I've never even left a comment on her channel however I find her adorable and most of all I love and appreciate her easy and quick no fuss make up look. Here are pictures and a list of all the products
  • Guerlain primer Météorites
  • Mac Foundation Pro Longwear in NC15
  • Mac Concealer Pro Longwear in NW20
  • Mac Mid Tone Sepia contour (not in the picture)
Mac E/S in Blancc Type and Brun( Veronika uses Concrete as her dark color)
  • Mac 130 foundation brush
  • Mac 224 fluffy brush
  • Crown angled brush
  • Real Techniques Multitask brush
  • RT foundation brush
  • RT Contour brush
  • RT crease blending brush
  • Maybeline Eyeliner brush
Mac lipstick in Patisserie
  • Maybeline Brown Gel eyeliner
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Benefit Eyebright
  • Mac lipgloss In Nymphette
  • EL coffee eyeliner pencil
  • Kiko Ultech Mascara
  • Essence Soft Rose lip liner pencil
  • Givenchy Blush ( I depotted it so I don't remember the name...silly me)
Remember that Veronica uses Laguna bronzer and Bobbie Brown Peony blush which I can't wait to get of course.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

My Milan Pics

here are some pictures of my trip to Milan...Not only did I have a great time back in my hometown  but I also got to see my girlsfriends from back in the New Jersey days... I loved seeing some of my favorite shops like Angela Caputi and Luisa Beccaria. Oh did I mention MAC??!?!?