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Vlog Time: My Skin Care Routine

by Courtney on May 27, 2011

Well, last night we lost our softball game which was kind of a bummer. But hey, at least we got to play, and that meant I got extra time to hang out with some of my favorite people.

This morning I woke up craving iced coffee and was 100% grateful for the fact that I actually remember to brew some last night, so I was all set.


Iced coffee with skim milk (a splash of this) and a packet of Truvia. Whoop!


For breakfast, I wanted some cold and quick, so a cereal combo bowl it was.


Today’s bowl included Kashi x2 (Heart to Heart Cinnamon + Go Lean Crunch), vanilla almond milk, chia seeds, and blueberries.


I’m flyin’ through breakfast this morning because you know what today is riiiiight?

Happy Fashion Friday!!

And guess what?

Today’s Fashion Friday post is comin’ atcha in the form of another VLOG!

Today’s Topic: My Skin Care Routine

Please ignore the lovely frame they chose to have plastered up here…sheesh.

Enjoy & happy watching! Smile

Question for the Morning:

What is YOUR skin care routine like? Any products you’d totally recommend?

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1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 27, 2011 at 8:54 am

Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple face wash is incredible. It’s a one step skin care routine for me!
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2 Babs May 27, 2011 at 8:56 am

Adorable vlog. I love how you dont use expensive products and yet you have amazing skins.
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3 Charlie May 27, 2011 at 8:57 am

I used olay products for years but I have very sensitive skin and I started to get red skin when using the products, even if I used them before and was fine! Now the only thing that works for me is La Roche Posay moisturizers, they cost more but I use less ;). I tend to take a lot of product when it comes in a jar and the ones I buy now I a pump, so I don’t take as much!
My favorite beauty routine product is my exfoliating cleanser (that I use once every 1-2 weeks), Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser. I has orange extract in it and smells sooo good!
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4 Rachel @ The Perseverance Diaries May 27, 2011 at 9:00 am

Thanks for the vlog! I must say, your skin always does look really clear and glowing :) Have a fabulous day, it’s finally warm in NY!!
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5 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries May 27, 2011 at 9:05 am

You’re too stinkin’ cute! Loved the vlog, girlie!
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6 Sue May 27, 2011 at 9:05 am

This has absolutely nothing to do with skin care but I just need to know where you got the straw in your iced coffee. It looks like it’s stainless steel. I use straws all the time and would love to get my hands on one. Thanks. BTW, your skin is beautiful!!


7 Courtney May 27, 2011 at 9:11 am

Hahaha! I actually bought these through Carrots ‘N’ Cake’s Open Sky shop…she was having a deal a few weeks ago on them. It was like, 10 straws for about $15 and I love ‘em! Not sure if they’re still available, but here’s the link to her shop:


8 Khushboo May 27, 2011 at 9:34 am

I have the worst skin care routine! I hate to admit it but after nights out, I tend to ‘forget’ to wash my face! Fortunately my skin is a great considering how I treat it which I put down to nutrition. I promise I’ll try harder :)
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9 Sarah May 27, 2011 at 9:39 am

I used to use Proactive, but it never seemed to get my face completely clear. Now I just use St Ives apricot scrub and follow up with a good moisturizer. I think the proactive was over drying my face, causing it to break out even more!
Love the vlog!
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10 Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy" Girl May 27, 2011 at 9:44 am

I love your vlogs! Such a great way to get to know you :-) My skincare routine consists of going to bed with my makeup on….Perhaps I should revise? Happy Friday!
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11 Tori (Fresh Fruition) May 27, 2011 at 11:05 am

Haha you’re so cute! And you’re right, whatever works for you is what you should do!
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12 Julia May 27, 2011 at 11:13 am

Whenever I make any sort of video (even if it’s just a post on my friend’s facebook wall) it never fails to use me blinking as picture. It’s gotten some pretty funny ones.
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13 Katherine May 27, 2011 at 12:41 pm

You are absolutely gorgeous!
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14 sara @ the foodie diaries May 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I used to use ProActiv in high school and the beginning of college, but then I realized I wasn’t completely satisfied with it. It felt like it left my skin oily afterwards. I started just washing my face with O’lay and I love it! It leaves my skin feeling so soft afterwards :)
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15 Sarah Elizabeth May 27, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I use cheap facewash also – anything with a little bit of salicylic acid to control breakouts. Then I actually use the same Olay and Jergens moisturizers as you! I think they work great. I used to get influenced by magazines a lot also, but now I’ve realized that all that matters is what works for YOU, and just because it works for someone else, that doesn’t mean it will work the same for you. Thanks for the post, Courtney! Enjoy the holiday weekend =)


16 Paige @ Running Around Normal May 27, 2011 at 2:23 pm

I always go back to Oil of Olay Complete, too! I completely get splurging on some but not others. CeraVe is my go to!
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17 Danica May 27, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Thank you for posting this vlog!!
I’m still trying to find a skin care routine that really works for my skin. It’s so frustrating because my skin is really sensitive and I’m definitely prone to acne (ugghh.)…I love that you don’t use uber expensive products yet have flawless skin! Beautiful : )


18 Tara Burner May 27, 2011 at 3:57 pm

love your vlog and your flawless skin
I, ironically, don’t use anything….homemade natural soap and water
that’s it for me
no cleanser, no moisturizer, no makeup (weird especially since I used to own a mineral makeup company for 4 yrs)
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19 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy May 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm

In the morning, I use Aveeno foaming face wash, with Purpose moisturizer with SPF 15, and in the evening I use the same face wash with Proactiv lotion. I have really sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts, so I have to be really careful with what I use!
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20 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 27, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Love the vlogs! Wait, Noxema is bad for your skin?? I use Noxema too, since it feels so nice and tingly afterwards. I can’t believe that it’s bad for the skin!

My mom swears by Oil of Olay! I’ve grown up watching her use it, and every time I smell it, it reminds me of my mom.

Oh, and your Sbucks mug/bowl is awesome :)
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21 Courtney May 27, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Apparently it dries your skin out? It works great for me! :)


22 katie May 27, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Love your vlogs Courtney :o) Neat to see that you’re as sweet in person as you seem on your blog!!! That iced coffee looks awesome too!! Yay for warmer weather…!!!


23 AL May 27, 2011 at 5:50 pm

You should do a hair care video next :)

I recommend the Rimmel primer in place of the Smashbox one, if you are looking for a cheaper alternative.


24 Courtney May 27, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Oooo good to know! Thanks :)


25 Emily @ Relishments May 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm

This vlog is adorable. I love how often you reference your mom in your vlogs :)

I use Neutrogena Moisturizing face wash and Eucerin face cream. I used to use the Olay sensitive skin, but then I made the mistake of buying the Walmart knockoff which made my skin break out in hives. I wasn’t sure if the Olay one had changed as well, so I changed brands. So far so good!
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26 Honey @ Honey, What's Cooking May 28, 2011 at 12:59 am

What a nice vlog. I used to use Olay, but just like you, I get dry at times, so I had to switch to Bobbi Brown and i’m in my early 30s. I guess skin gets dryer as we age. You are blessed wtih gorgeous skin!
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27 Lauren May 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Love it, great vlog! I use Aveeno calming cleanser and Aveeno positively radiant moisturizer and I love them. But I’ve tried the Olay moisturizer in the past and I love that one too! You should totally do more of these, I’m a huge beauty product geek! :)
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28 Shayla May 31, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Love your vlog Courtney! You have such a cute personality and beautiful to boot!! I have always loved using Oil of Olay…a tried and true one I got from my mom too ;)
I have always used Clean & Clear face wash but it doesn’t seem to be working as well as it used to, maybe I should give Noxema a shot since I have sensitive skin too. Thanks again and perhaps you can do a hair vlog next?!


29 Courtney May 31, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Hahaha….that’s the vlog I’ve been putting off…just because I don’t know what to share! But don’t worry, I’ll be putting something together ;)


30 stacey August 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm

hey courtney! love that you take care of your skin, though i noticed you are using anything thats going to prevent aging! We are never to young to start cleansing and mosturizing our skin to prevent, fine lines, wrinkles, crows feet, dark circles, puffiness, etc.! I’m an Future Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics and I’d love to send you some samples!!! Our products are phonomenal and great for your sensitive skin! I’d also be amp to do a giveaway for ya!!! Let me know!!! thanks!!!


31 Courtney August 15, 2011 at 10:32 am

Thanks Stacey! Feel free to send me an email (sweettoothcourtney[@]gmail[.]com)


32 Jaclyn Todd December 8, 2011 at 11:27 pm

You have such a cute personality and beautiful to boot!! BTW, your skin is beautiful!! I has orange extract in it and smells sooo good! I’ve grown up watching her use it, and every time I smell it, it reminds me of my mom.
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33 Edith March 15, 2012 at 8:20 am

I just simply had my beauty routine which won’t require too much time like you had. I just wash y face and if I wanted to take a bath I would to but just the ordinary one in order to clean up my body then drink plenty of water and then I’m off to bed. Just as simple as that yet it greatly help me maintain my skin and even my health.
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