Getting Personal #107: My Skin & Makeup Routines (Part 4)

I’m trying some new things, so I figured it was time to write another Skin & Makeup Routine post!

Here are the links to my original posts:


As much as I love LUSH Handmade Products, the store at MacArthur Mall was closed for a bit while they moved into a bigger space. It was disappointing.

In the meantime, I capitalized on the products that Young Living Essential Oils offer. Since I’m enrolled in their Essential Rewards (ER) program, I earn points for everything that I buy.

Here are some of the Young Living products I’ve been using recently:

I’m loving these two, so far! I only need a tiny bit of each. I’m using the Scrub every few days, but I use the cream every morning after my shower. It smells like the beach!

I love the smell of Morning Start – Peppermint, lemongrass, rosemary, and juniper. Several people have hugged me at church and asked what perfume I’m wearing. When I said it’s body gel, they were all shocked! I can’t wait to try Sensation soon!

I’m looking forward to the day when I’m able to snag just one container of the Orange Blossom Facial Wash. It must be popular – It’s been out of stock for months!

Now that the bigger LUSH store is finally open, here are a few of the things on my wish list:


I love Savvy Minerals by Young Living!

The brushes are so soft, and they’re labeled!

I think I need some different eyeshadows. I love the eyeliner, though!

These are my Before & After photos from yesterday:

Personally, I like the Jet Setter eyeliner the best! I definitely want to experiment with different eyeshadows and blushes. The brush set is AWESOME!


I love that I tried making my own homemade deodorant, but I had one strange side effect. My armpits would not stop itching! It felt like they were sunburned all the time. Finally, I reached out to April, my friend and Young Living independent distributor, for help. She thought it could be the baking soda – Too much of it can cause a skin reaction.

So, I ditched the homemade stuff and started trying the cake deodorant that Young Living makes. It smells amazing!

I got Al to start using it, too! I’m excited to try Meadow Mist when I finish the first cake. It’s lasted a good while!

So far, I’ve only used the Mountain Mint one. It smells awesome, and I’ve noticed that I’m sweating less. Plus, no more itching or burning!


I started with Young Living’s Lavender Mint daily shampoo and conditioner, which I liked. I plan to use more of that during the summer, since lavender is a good mosquito repellent!

Once I finished the bottles of Lavender Mint, I started using the Copaiba Vanilla shampoo and conditioner. These are definite winners for me, and I intend to keep buying them!

I also have the Lavender Volume shampoo and conditioner on deck.

What about you?

Do you have a certain skin routine? What about makeup?

Have you tried any homemade recipes related to skin or makeup?

Check back in a few months – I’ll likely have another update post to share!

Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

25 thoughts on “Getting Personal #107: My Skin & Makeup Routines (Part 4)

  1. I have a borderline obsession with Lush! I just bought a whole new set for my new nighttime and shower routine, which I’m super excited! My only thing I’m really looking for lately is a good deodorant (because that’s my weakness…so embarrassing…ugh) and a better hair product. I tend to have an oily scalp, which means I get about one day before I have to either shower again or use dry shampoo…it sucks…

    Also, great post! I love seeing what products other people use!

  2. I’m trying to get into a skin care routine. My dry skin is killing me this season; I’m pretty sure I’m gonna have to go see the dermatologist. 😦

    Until then, I’m moisturizing as much as I can! More so my face, since I saw on YouTube it’s better for putting make up on, which I want to try more often.

    Question – does the new deodorant have aluminum in it?

    • Boooo! I’m sorry. I go see my dermatologist annually. I have the skin cancer curse. Luckily, I’ve only had pre-cancerous moles, all on my back.

      Agreed – Using moisturizer before applying makeup helps it stick and last longer.

      According to the label, it does not have aluminum.

      • Ugh! I guess that’s the price you pay for having such lovely fair skin. 😦

        I never knew that I need to use moisturizer before I put on make up! Then again, I never really saw the point of moisturizer until recently either. 😀

        Hmm. Maybe I’ll have to check that out if it keeps you as dry & non-stinky as you say!

      • Thank you for the compliment – I’m much better about skin care and sunscreen now than I used to be. I had my fair share of sunburns.

        It’s worth it – Using something non-toxic makes me feel so much better!

      • Sunscreen is so important. I really need to be more cognizant of that in the future. I have more “Mediterranean-toned” skin, with yellow undertones, so I don’t get burned as easily. However, skin cancer is bad. 😦

        I’ll have to check it out. I haven’t had any luck using Tom’s; it didn’t really keep me dry or smelling clean. :-/

      • I know people who wear sunscreen every day. It’s something I’m trying to incorporate into my life.

        Tom’s didn’t work for me, either.

      • A lot of foundation & moisturizers contain sunscreen nowadays. Maybe the latter (since you have enviable even skin that doesn’t require a lot of foundation lol) could work for you?

        I have the page for the deodorant saved. When I have some spare cash (HAH!), I’ll have to check it out. 🙂

      • True! I need to research some more. I have a moisturizer that I absolutely adore, and I want to see if adding sunscreen to that will make it better or worse. I’m glad you saved the deodorant page – Yay!

      • I’m glad you’re gonna look into it! I don’t know which you’d put on first – moisturizer or sunscreen. If I had to guess, I’d say moisturizer. LOL

      • My understanding is moisturizer first, then sunscreen. I just need to ask a few experts!

      • That makes sense to me. The moisturizer has to be in contact with your skin so it gets absorbed, while sunscreen protects even when it’s not in contact with the skin.

        You have access to experts? Neat! 😀

      • Yep! I meant to ask my dermatologist when I saw her for my annual skin check, but I forgot. But, I’ll ask April, my friend who distributes Young Living – She should know.

      • Hm, those are some good experts! 😀

      • Right? I have a message out to her.

      • Did you ever hear back? 🙂

      • April is doing more research on my behalf. More to come!

      • For once my procrastination on answering emails pays off! This way, I can keep touching base to see if you’ve received more information on this every couple of days when I finally read your comments! LOL

      • Haha! I love it!

      • Here’s what April wrote to me:

        “I’m not the best about using sunscreen daily on my face – I typically just use it when I know I’m headed out in the sun. I usually use my regular moisturizer in the morning, and then wait to apply sunscreen until I’m headed out.”

      • Hmm. That makes a lot of sense! That way, the moisturizer has time to absorb before you put on the sunscreen.

        Thank you for taking the time to get & share the information with me! 🙂

      • Definitely. You’re welcome. Happy to help!

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