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Friday, March 30, 2012

My Skincare Regimen ~ Part 3

It's Friday! What's everybody getting into this weekend? I'll be taking pics of clothes and accessories I plan to sell on my blog (see the BIG pink circle on my sidebar to subscribe and get 1st notice...items will be super cheap).

I also plan to go to the movies and see Wrath of the Titans. I LOVE these kind of movies! Huge monsters, good vs. evil, mythology and fantasy. I eat that kind of stuff up. HaHaHa  Reviews are all over the place. So the jury is still out on this one. Was always a a fan of THE ORIGINAL Clash of The Titans (not the new one). I love movies that "take you to other places". I'll also probably dine out.Here are some pics from Wrath of the Titans and a video preview...


Oh yeah, the final part to my Skincare Regimen. HaHa
Let's get started...
Moisturize & Replenish
After ALL of that cleaning and scrubbing I feel it's important to moisturize. My favorite body lotion is Archipelago Oat Milk Lotion. Love this stuff! FYI - It's an Allure Magazine Editor Favorite also. It's creamy, white and not too heavy. I've been using it for years. I use Mary Kay's Timewise moisturizer  and Timewise day solution with sunscreen on my face.

Natural Glow
My skin tone can change if I'm not feeling well, tired or other factors, so when I need a pigment boost I use Jergens Natural Glow. It's lightweight, non-sticky and doesn't give you that dreaded orange oompa loompa look. I use it all over.



Skincare from the Inside
I've only stated what I do on the outside in regards to skincare, but it's important for me to also tell you what I do from within. I make sure I get enough rest. I drink LOTS of water and I JUICE. Yes, I juice on the weekends.

I started juicing about 3 years ago. I wasn't sure if I would like it, but I love it and feel the difference when I do. I did my research online and found the Breville Juicer to be ONE of the best. You have to get off a pretty penny when purchasing one, but when it came I didn't have to screw one thing together, cleaning is super easy and I don't have to cut fruit or veggies into tiny little pieces. I love my Breville Juicer and I highly recommend it.


My Juice Combinations:

My Favorite Juicing Mix is: Kale (1 stalk - see picture), carrots (4), celery (2), apple (1), cucumber (1) and a large tomato (1). The key to vegetable juicing is always using at least one piece of fruit. There's really not a wrong combination. If you want to use 2 tomatoes...do it. If you want less carrots...do it. That's the main combination I use, but I've varied it and it always tastes good.


Another Cool Fruit & Vegetable Mix is: Spinach (1 bag), Cucumber (1), Pear (1), Celery (2), Mango (1). When using mangos and papaya it can get a little expensive unless you're in an area where they are plentiful. They also don't produce a lot of juice. I prefer eating mangos and papaya! haha But it does taste good :)


Smoothie Girl: In my blender, I like to make banana and strawberry smoothies. Smoothies are refreshing especially this time of year and offer a nice alternative to not so healthy sweet treats. I simply use ice and honey (to sweeten) to make these.


Farmer's Market and Mr. Okra: I go to the store, but I like going to Farmer's Markets for really fresh produce and I'm really lucky to have a fruit and vegetable man (Mr. Okra) that sometimes passes by my house. Yes! Can you believe it!?! and I live in the CITY. The taste and quality is truly amazing. So I try to support local vendors.


So that's it you guys! Along with walking on the treadmill (which I just started back doing) and using sunscreen on my face and body (Neutrogena) is why my skin IS what it is. I don't know if this would qualify as HIGH MAINTENANCE, because many of the products I use are not expensive (only a few are).

I use a lot of DIFFERENT products from different brands. I would LOVE to use just one brand, but I haven't found one brand that can give me what I need or do the things I need it to do. HaHaHa Only if we lived in a PERFECT world! HaHa!
Have a Great Weekend Everybody!
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  1. Ok, if you get this comment a few times, I apologise. Blogger is having hormonal issues for me today!! I love smoothies, they are so nice when the weather gets warmer or when you need a lift!! And I always love a good scrub, really my skin feels brilliant after one. And it's really good for getting rid of all the dead skin. I don't know why people take care of themselves all over and then I look at their feet and they are in terrible shape, ruins the whole outfit for me. Cracked, dried up heels are a no no!! I try and use products from the same range, but sometimes it doesn't always work or it becomes too expensive. But, I do love Soap and Glory products at the moment and they smell amazing!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend doll :)

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  2. Hey Doll...thank you for sharing!! I've been meaning to try juicing for a while....whatever I've tried so far have been just delish!These juices you've posted look sooooo good! I love Mangos and pineapples!! Yumm...
    Have a good weekend sweets!

    www.dashysassy.com

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  3. Oh yum, I love making smoothies, healthy and delicious!

    I want to see the Wrath of the Titans too!

    Have a great weekend, Kim :)

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  4. when i was little i so loved the original clash of the titans. i've never seen the remake, but now that this out, i might have to!

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  5. Those smoothies look delicious! I think I'll spending the weekend in since it's going to rain and maybe rent a bunch of movies. Have a great weekend, Kim!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  6. Smoothies look sooo yummy!

    I've heard really good things about that Jergens Natural glow moisturizer! Definitely need to try that out!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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  7. this looks so fancy hehe yumm.

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  8. Thanks for the great tips and recipes! Have a fab weekend Kim!
    ~Anne

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  9. Hello Kim,
    This is such an informative post, lol! I love your healthy lifestyle and I'm going to go see the same movie this weekend...I love greek mythology!

    Always,
    Tarah and the City

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  10. I love banana and strawberry smoothies!! The hubs and I have been thinking of getting a juicer. Your Breville one looks sexy! ;) Have fun at the movies this weekend!!

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  11. I haven't made smoothies for a while but you have reminded me just how good they are! This weekend I'll pop out for some extra fruit.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

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  12. I totally got hungry seeing all those veggies and fruit there... Gosh I want a smoothie so bad... :D It was lovely to hear about you regime, there are so many great tips :) xoxo ♥

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  13. i need to do more juicing! i know it'd be healthier.

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  14. That smoothie looks yum! Have a great weekend :)

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  15. I've seen Kim's skin in person and I can attest to how beautiful it is!

    Now it's started getting warmer I've been making smoothies too. Girl, you don't have to cut stuff up like that! My fav is banana, strawberry, blueberry with yogurt, protein powder and almond milk. Yum! TGIF!

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  16. the juices and smoothies are amazing..i love mangoes..we get them in plenty during the long summer months...do let us know how you liked the movie...

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  17. Hope you enjoy the movie and have a fab weekend!

    Really love your juice recipes! My parents have a juicer they never use I'm always tempted to ask for it! There is a little place near the office that squeezes fresh juice everyday in such yummy combinations, I think it's delicious and a great way to be healthy :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  18. I hope that I get to go to the beach this weekend...crossing my fingers for great weather. Hope you enjoy your weekend Kim.

    xo erica

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  19. Kim! You are soo healthy, I love it! My parents used to use a juicer once in a while.. I have no idea where it is now! & great job supporting local vendors! Local always tastes better :D

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  20. The wrath of the Titans looks like an awesome show. The set is amazing. Pls let us know if it's really good! I like juicing too...but only if someone does the washing for me. I think it's the healthiest thing to have and all the goodness in a glass.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  21. Happy weekend! My friend wants to see The Hunger Games, but I haven't read the books yet. I'm thinking brunch with a friend tomorrow, but other than that I'm not planning much.

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  22. really feel i need one of those juicers... everything that comes out of them is so healthy and flavorful... Happy weekend my dear!

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  23. I can't wait to see Wrath of the Titans either! One of my friends worked on it and said it's way better than the first one. your weekend sounds perfect, I wanna make that smoothie!

    xx
    Cat

    flaunt and repeat

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  24. I would LOVE to have a smoothie right now. Have an awesome weekend!
    www.sugarfilledcloset.com

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  26. Loved this post! I use Jergens natural glow too and really like it. I've heard of a lot of people juicing lately and it sounds like a great idea!! Hope you are having a great weekend :)

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  27. I've really been trying to load on the fruits! Your skincare routine is so extensive!

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  28. Hellooooooo Kim!!!! Long time no see, sorry for being MIA and thanks so much for your kind message.

    I gotta try these fruit juice combo. Looks so healthy and refreshing. Will catch with you more later girl.

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  29. You make me want to get a smoothie. Right now. Lol. Thanks for sharing this with us Kim! I hope you are enjoying your wkend :)

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  30. I love smoothies but I've never juiced. You do this on weekends---do you replace all meals with juicing? Sorry to be so ignorant!

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  31. I love fresh mix fruit and veggie juice, esp. in the morning.

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  32. Oh I love Jergens Natural Glow! Its so good!

    See Me Rwar

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  33. Im so out of the loop on movies, but I loved the original clash of the titans, too! Let us know how you liked this movie...

    My mom had a juicer and used to force feed my sister carrot juice because she was sickly when she was younger. I love to eat fresh fruits and veggies. I'm like aids at the candy store at farmers markets! Yum!

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  34. You read my mind! I have been on a smoothie/shake kick and I think I am gonna break down a buy a blender. They look so delish.

    Rhe
    rhestyle.com

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  35. Ah a juicer!!! Brilliant! Thanks again for sharing your impeccable skin tips :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  36. I love the jergens to add a little color! I also really want to buy a juicer! One of these days! xoxo A-

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  37. My bf bought a juicer recently and we're doing a juice fast together. Girl, I am struggling. Haha. But the recipes are actually so good and I know I'm doing my body good. Hope you had a great weekend!

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  38. My mom is a BIG believer in juicing too! She got us a juicer as a present. I do it inconsistently though. Thanks for sharing some of your juice recipes!

    xo, sam

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  39. This is great! I want to start doing something like this too! By the way I awarded you for two awards on my blog :D

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  40. I've always wondered about having a juicer. . . not a big juicy person but sounds so good for you. Love that you are healthy and promoting good for you regimens :)

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  41. You inspire me to get going with my healthy foods and exercise. Great post darling!

    XO
    Maria

    http://onestyleatatime.blogspot.com/

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  42. We almost went to see Wrath of Titan - got some screening tickets but then mom and Christopher got sick so we missed it.

    I can't wait until we finally move into our new home and get cracking on this juicing trend. I typically eat a lot of fruits and veggies anyways but would love to "mix it up" a bit for fun =)

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  43. love the jergens lotion use all the time especially in the summer!

    xo Lisa

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  44. wow it's so good
    nice post
    thanks for sharing

    do check my latest post
    http://glamorousgirlblog.blogspot.com/

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