September 15, 2012

Daily Skin Care Routine

DDF Salicylic Wash
Clarisonic Mia
Decléor Harmonie Moisturizer 
Decléor Hydra Floral Eye Cream

One thing my mom always taught me growing up was to take really good care of my skin. I have always made time and saved up my money for good skin care products. I know that there are a lot of great products (and more affordable ones) out there, but these are the products that have stuck out against all the rest.

The DDF Salicylic face wash has improved my skin tremendously. I have yet to break out since I started using it! Most of the time I use a product, think it’s working and then it’s almost as if my skin becomes immune to it and breaks out again. Not this one.

I am now a loyal user to this face wash and recommend it to everyone I know. Although the DDF face wash works wonders, it really dries out my skin.  I have always had dry skin, so it made it even worse. (but hey, I’ll take dry skin over a breakout any day) I am a huge fan of moisturizing. I moisturized my face and neck at least twice a day (once in the morning, once at night).  The Decléor Harmonie Moisturizer is by far my favorite moisturizer. I have used products that make my skin burn, make my skin oily, make me break out, etc. This moisturizer is really gentile, light and gets the job done.  I also use Decléor’s Hydra Floral Eye Cream. I am really prone to getting dark circle and under eye bags. I dab this eye cream on in the morning and can feel and see the difference once I do! The last part of my skin care routine is using Latisse. I know this does not really have anything to do with skin, but it’s part of my routine. I always get asked questions about my eyelashes. No, I don’t wear fake ones.  Latisse has drastically increased both the length and thickness of my lashes. I used it for about 5 months and then stopped because my lashes became too long. Even though many people said that my lashes would go back to normal, they  have stayed long and full. It’s definitely worth the investment.

One part of my skin care routine that is not a product, is my Clarisonic.  My girlfriends kept telling me about how they were using a Clarisonic and it really helped improve their skin. I’m not very good at exfoliating or using masks, so I thought that this would be an easy way to get everything done all at once and still keep using the products I love and that work for me.

*I have bought and used all of the products on my own. This is my own opinion and I am not paid to promote any of these brands/products.

{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

Natali September 15, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Cool products! Some of them I have never heard of, gotta check them out.


Cassidy Short September 15, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Great tips! I have heard wonderful things about Clarisonic and think I need to invest in one :)



Sarah September 15, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Thanks for sharing Julia! You have beautiful skin, and I love hearing what products others use!

Sarah xo


Myrna September 15, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Thanks Julia you have great skin and It's always nice to see what products others use. I've always used Clinique but lately my skin has been reacting diff to it. I may have to try this wash u use. Thanks again for sharing!




The Cardinal Planner September 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Thanks for this post; I love discussing skincare :) And I'm a huge fan of moisturizing too. I've heard great things about both Latisse and Clarisonic. I'll have to give them a try sometime…



little miss wanderlust September 15, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I have been debating getting a Clarisonic. Which model do you have and how often do you have to replace the brush?



back for tea September 15, 2012 at 7:17 pm

I've been wanting a clarisonic for a while but heard so many mixed reviews but you have beautiful skin so it must be doing something right :) Lovely post.

B xxx


Liz Brown September 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I checked the link for that Latisse product. It looks like it works, but the side effects scare me. Have you had any bad side effects?


Rachel September 15, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I've debated getting Latisse, but its just too damn expensive!

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Sarah Eliz September 15, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Your skin ALWAYS looks phenomenal! I, too, am a firm believer in taking care of your skin (face+neck, especially), and I've been wondering what your routine looks like. Thanks for sharing!
Congrats on your marriage, by the way. :)


Sara September 15, 2012 at 9:19 pm

This was such a helpful post! i'm always looking for new products to take care of my skin! and i had no idea you used latisse! your lashes always look amazing!


Katie September 15, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I love skin care posts! Your skin is amazing, so thank you for sharing. I've been wanting to try DDF for a while, so I might have to break down and go for it. Could you also do a hair post sometime? I absolutely LOVE your hair and would love to know what products you use and how you curl it to get it looking so perfect everyday. Great blog!


Kendrra Thoms September 15, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Great post- I love hearing what works for other people with products they actually use!
Feel free to check out my blog,


apieceoftoastblog September 15, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Ahhhh! Thank you so much for posting this! Next up is your makeup routine, right? I'm so dying to know what bare mineral products you use and how your lips always look so glossy….. xx


Rachelle's Jewelry Box September 15, 2012 at 10:37 pm

I really like this post I've been thinking about Latisse, and we'll look into these other product. My skin is always acting out.


Anna D Kart September 16, 2012 at 12:26 am

I too have dry skin and it's hard to find something that's not too oily and will moisturize the skin, yet will keep it from breaking out.
I am yet to try Clarisonic, so thanks for the tips!


Uncover Fashion September 16, 2012 at 5:30 am

I love this! I get dark, puffy eyes so i can't wait to try this suggestion!!




Aurélie Marteau September 16, 2012 at 9:21 am

great! :) and what about your hair?? :p they are so beautiful too…


Dana @ five30three September 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I love my Clarisonic. My skin has gotten stubborn with age and I find this really helps get rid of the dirt and dead skin cells.

Reply September 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Will have to check these products out! You have great skin!


kirstyb September 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm

my routine is awful


Nina September 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Such great products! Thanks for sharing!

xx Nina


Princess Martha September 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I am a huge advocate for the Clarisonic Mia…for me, it was a big turn around in my skincare regiment.
I love, love, love it.
I need to check the DDF cleanser…I have the same problems as you.
Thanks for sharing all this.


Marissa at Style Cusp September 16, 2012 at 10:36 pm

You have absolutely gorgeous, glowing skin! A lot of my girlfriends have also starting using the Clarisonic and I think it's about time I jump on board with this :)



Kisses Aren't Contracts September 17, 2012 at 12:36 am

been wanting to try DDF! thanks for the post!

xoxo Shauna


Bluecat1117 September 17, 2012 at 1:14 am

Wow. It sounds like we have very similar skin concerns. Thanks for sharing the products that work for you!



Jennifer September 17, 2012 at 2:09 am

Thanks for the tips! I love my clarisonic but still haven't been able to completely get rid of the breakouts. I'll have to try this DDF!


Shalyn September 17, 2012 at 3:11 am

Awesome! Thanks for sharing! :) I do have a question though…my husband works for an eye Dr. and I've been begging him to let me use Latisse but he refuses because he said people have problems with it. He said it can change the color of your eye to black. I don't think it is real common, but I was just wondering if you have noticed anything like this? If not, I'm going to keep begging him to let me use it haha. XOXO!


Andrea Clare September 17, 2012 at 6:18 am

ive wanted to try latisse for the longest time as well but I have light blue eyes and I'm worried it will change the colour!! ahh


indswift September 17, 2012 at 7:10 am

Well..This product is awesome..I really like this..
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Ally September 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I am also a Latisse user and I love it! Anyone with less than lucious eyelashes should try it. I'm just jealous your eyelashes stayed long after not using it!


Amy Shaughnessy September 17, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I have been thinking about getting a Clarisonic for quite sometime now. I might have to just break down and get one!


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Dina Karivalis September 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I agree it is so important to take care of your skin. You can really see the difference when people don't do it.
xo Dina


Marcy Brazin@BudgetFriendlyFashionista September 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Thanks so much for sharing! I have been struggling with adult acne for such a long time, and nothing I do helps! I immediately purchased the face wash after reading your blog! For anyone else who is going to purchase it from the link, if you use coupon code 15DDF you get free shipping and a wrinkle resist and pore minimizer as a free gift! I will let you know how it works out!!!

Next post-Your hair care!!! you have the most gorgeous hair! I'm dying to know what you use on your hair as well!


Ashley Murphy September 17, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I swear by a Clarisonic too, it is easily the best investment I've made for my face! I too just started Latisse and looking forward to seeing the results. Any tips?



alongobucco September 17, 2012 at 3:40 pm

You have such gorgeous skin, so clearly you're doing something right. I'm definitely going to check out a few of these, especially that face wash!

The Glossy Life


audrinajulia September 18, 2012 at 3:40 am

Thank you for sharing all your skincare. I also believe that no make up can combat a sagging and blemish face so a good base is always on top priority to taken care of. I adore your mom how she influence you in taking care of your skin at a young age.Kudos to her.<3


Gameday Stylist September 18, 2012 at 4:32 am

Love the Clarisonic!

- Sara @ Gameday Stylist


Emily Gegner September 28, 2012 at 6:43 pm

You have such flawless skin-I just bought the DDF cleanser today and I already have the clarisonic but it doesn't always keep my skin clear so hopefully this cleanser does the trick! Also do you happen to use any topical treatment if you have a breakout-or do you just never have breakouts anymore with this combo? :)

Love this post!


Monika Reynolds December 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm

do you suggest the DDF face wash for those who don’t have problem skin? I was kind of stalking you and realized you have really great skin.


Lauran Harrell January 18, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Does the DDF face wash stain bath towels? I used Proactive for YEARS and the Salicylic in it bleached my towels! I stopped using it because it was ruining ALL of my bath and hand towels! The routine I use now is okay but it’s not preventing ALL of my breakouts like the Proactive. Wouldn’t mind trying the DDF face wash but once again I dont want to ruin more towels!


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