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Monday, November 7, 2016

Skin Care Favorites

Hey y'all!

Fall has just about arrived in Alabama, meaning that somedays it's going to be a cool and comfortable seventy degrees, some days you're going to sweating in eighty degree weather, and even other days you're going to be feeling the nippy winter-like sixty degree weather.

With all the changes happening with the changing of the seasons, my skin is also changing on me-meaning that I need to be more diligent with my skin care routine.
Now I'm not one of those girls that will tell you that you need to use one skin care line for every part of your routine-I don't always feel like that is the answer!

Today I'm sharing with you what I use every single day without fail & so far it hasn't let me skin is better than ever!

Biore Charcoal Pore Strips
I've been using the original Biore nose strips for as long as I can remember, but Biore has stepped up their game with the charcoal version.
I use these when I feel like my pores are getting clogged (after heavy makeup days, etc.) and they always do the job. And peeling them off is just so I right?

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes
I go through boxes and boxes of these, they're just a great product and easy to use.
While they aren't my only method of taking my makeup off, they do get the trace amounts left behind after I use my oil and cleanser.

Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer
I've been using Valentia products for a little over a year now and I like each one that I've used.
They have high quality ingredients & their packaging is like no other. 
If I only had time to apply one product in the AM it would be this moisturizer because it's so light on your skin, but truly does give you a it smells slightly like fruit loops, it's addictive!

Exuviance Gentle Cleansing Creme
This face wash is the best one that I've ever tried.
It's gentle and creamy, it gets makeup off like no other, and I can use it daily and it never, ever irritates my skin.
This bottle also lasted me forever, I can't wait until my new bottle arrives!

Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum
I love using nightly serums & trying different ones out.
I just finished up the Royal Rose Serum by Valentia and this one was my next pick.
Things I've noticed since using this product; my breakouts are fewer, my skin tone seems better, & I've seen reduced redness.
The retinol in it is supposed to encourage cell turnover so hopefully using it will keep my skin looking younger-longer!

Burt's Bees Cleansing Oil
I got this product in a Target Beauty Box & at first I didn't really see the point in using skin naturally is more oily so I didn't want to add more oil to my face!
But it takes off makeup so gently & easily and leaves my face feeling so soft.
I haven't noticed any skin problems associated with using this & it takes off even my mascara-I'd call that a double win!

Tula Revitalizing Eye Cream
A few months ago I won a gift card to Tula and chose the tester kit with a few sample sizes of products. I've used them all up by now (they're all amazing!) but this one is lasting forever-for that I am thankful!
I've tried out dozens of eye creams and gels in the past few years and this one is hands down my favorite.
It's very rich & creamy, so it hydrates my under eye area very well.
I love that it seems to help the dark circles too, something that late nights will always give you!

I hope y'all enjoyed my skin-care round-up and maybe found some new products to test out for yourselves, these are honestly tried and true favorites of mine that I typically keep in a constant rotation.

Until next time. . .


A big thank you to Valentia  for providing me with product in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting brands who support Southern & Style.


  1. I've heard great things about Tula, will have to try soon!

  2. I've been wanting to try the Tula products!

    Southern Style

  3. I love that cleansing oil- seriously amazing stuff!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  4. I love these for skin care! I love most Burts bees products!

  5. I'd love to try that Burts Bees cleansing oil! I love their products!

    Cristina /

  6. Those makeup remover wipes are my life savior honestly! I would never get my late night makeup off without them!

  7. Tula products are supposed to be amazing (although I have yet to try any just yet!) But I'm glad to hear another positive review on their stuff!

    xo, Chelsie @ Hey There, Chelsie

  8. Those sound like great products! I need to have a better skincare routine for me.. maybe some of these work for my skin type.

    — DT | Here I Scribble

  9. I need to try those charcoal strips! My pores are always getting clogged up and they look like they'd really work well!

    Kayla |

  10. Ooh, I have been wanting to try the charcoal Biore strips! Glad to hear they're just as good/even better than the originals!


  11. I wanna try those biore charcoal strips!! Great Post

  12. been wanting to try those Biore strips! I've heard great things about the makeup remover wipes too x

  13. I'm intrigued by the charcoal pore strips! Will have to pick some up to try!

  14. my fave is the biore strips they are amazing

  15. The pure glow moisturizer sounds amazing. I need to check out all of these products!

  16. I love those Neutrogena makeup remover wipes, they are my favorite. I love trying new skin care products!

    xo Courtney Drew

  17. I love those biore strips. They're the best!

    Greta |

  18. After endless adventures in products, I find the best method for me is washing my face with just water and applying a really good moisturizer afterwards.

  19. I'm a big fan of the original Biore nose strips but I need to give the charcoal ones a try! Definitely a must have as a weekly treatment in my skin care routine.
    xo Chelsea

  20. The Neutrogena wipes are my absolute favorite! I've been using them for years and I'm with you I also don't just use them as a makeup remover. I'll usually wash my face with a cleanser after.


  21. Such great picks! I absolutely love cleansing oils they just make your skin feel so good!

    La Belle Sirene

  22. I love Tula products! I have purchased several of their items and it has done wonders for my skin. I also love Burt's Bees products. I need to check out the rest of these products your mentioned soon.

  23. I absolutely love Valentia products! I have been so curious about Tula products, so I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed them :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  24. I have been meaning to try those Biore strips (or really any nose strips) for years now - they freak me out! These charcoal ones though seem right up my alley!


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