This post is just a little late but I wanted to write about my December beauty favorites. December was an eclectic makeup month for me. I wore a lot of light, dewy makeup at the beginning of the month when we were on vacation and toward the end of the month I was all about glitter and shine for the holidays. I went through a lot of bright bold lip colors and I’ve been using up a lot of makeup and skincare samples instead of just sticking with my usual products. At the end of the month, three products really stood out to me: Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen, Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Junkie, and Urban Decay’s Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette.
It’s no secret that we love our beauty products, but Stacie and I are also super into skincare. As much fun as it is to play around with new makeup looks, it’s even more important to take good care of our skin. A couple of months ago, we were contacted by Jess, a woman from a company called Skin Actives Scientific, who asked if we would like to try some of their products. I did a little research into the company and really liked what I found out. Skin Actives is a skincare company that focuses on quality ingredients and scientific research rather than fancy packaging. Plus, it’s located right here in AZ. Their whole system is setup so you can tailor their products to your needs. In addition to ready made skincare, they also sell additives. If there is a certain ingredient you really like or want to try you can buy the additive and mix it into your favorite moisturizer or serum. Jess asked us for information about our skin type, any sensitivities we might have, and what our skincare goals are. The whole process was really easy and a few days later we each received a box full of goodies chosen specifically for our skin needs. I’ve been using the products I got for the past couple of months and here is what I think so far (Stacie received different products based on her skin type and goals).