Beauty is Pain

When I first moved here, I wrote an article about my skin care routine and how much it had drastically changed since I began living with two other girls. I believe I compared my newly intense, long, not to mention expensive skin care routine to that of Patrick Bateman’s, one of America’s finest literary heroes!…Also, a serial killer BUT serial killer’s are very meticulous, most of the time in all areas of life, hence the reason Patrick Bateman’s skin practically glittered like Edward Cullen’s. In one of the very first scenes of the movie (assuming the movie is more famous than the book) he tells the audience, “I believe in taking care of myself…In the morning if my face is a little puffy I’ll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches…After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial mask which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.” So ladies and gentleman, if that’s the amount of discipline it takes to have glowing, soft, hydrated,pore-less skin than I’m going to do it!…Obviously, I mean being very meticulous about the products I use, not serial killing.

Here are the products that I have found and love and probably will never stop using unless they stop making them. Quelle horreur!

Skin Care:

Makeup Remover- Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil $286d77710ee50aa59fd3cdb0c992fa9937

Face Scrub- ORIGINS GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser $19.50

Toner- Perricone MD Cold Plasma Body $98

Another Toner- Fresh Black Tea Age- Delay Instant Fusion $48

Serum- Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster $48

Another Serum- Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution $88

Eye Cream- Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm $65

Moisturizer- Shiseido IBUKI Refining Moisturizer $45

Mask- ORIGINS Clear Improvements Active Charcoal Mask $23

Dry Oil- Caudalie Divine Oil $49

Lotion- Fresh Sugar Açaí Age-Delay Body Cream $65


Primer- Benefit Stay Flawless 15 hour primer $32

Foundation- Jouer Age-Repairing Perfector $36 

Powder- Benefit Hello Flawless! $34 

Bronzer/Blush- Urban Decay Naked Flushed $32

Loose Powder- W3LL PEOPLE Bio Brightening Powder $24


Eyeliner- Dior Waterproof Eyeliner $29                             

Mascara- Buxom Lash Mascara $19

Eyelash Curler- Tarte Eyelash Curler $18

Lip Primer- MAC Prep + Prime Lip $16

Lip Liner- MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil $20

Lipstick- MAC Lipstick $16


Dry Shampoo- Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray $42

Leave-In Conditioner- Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Leave-In Conditioner $9

Body Spray- DKNY Be Delicious Skin $60

Perfume- Miss Dior Eau de Parfum $120

Candle- Fresh Hesperides Grapefruit $55

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