Daily Dose of Design: Luxury Skincare on a Budget: Paula's Choice Skincare

Friday, March 17, 2017

Luxury Skincare on a Budget: Paula's Choice Skincare

Thank you to Paula's Choice and PRIMP for sponsoring today's post! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support me!

This weather is seriously starting to take a toll on my skin - here in New York, it's been freezing and snowy for a week but before that it was warm, sunny and totally spring-like for weeks! Now it's mid-March (I'm sorry, HOW is that possible?!) and we just got over 25" of snow - there's another 1-3" coming on Saturday night, and my skin is screaming for some sunshine, warm weather and craving the outdoors! I'm super serious when it comes to putting together a great skincare routine and it often changes, which is why I talk *so* much about different products I love. When the season/weather changes I always try new things to accommodate my skin, and my go-to to do so is always Paula's Choice. They have the best, high quality products that are totally affordable; they're non-irritating, 100% fragrance free, never tested on animals and offer coupons - this spring your skin will suffer no more! ;) Here are some of my favorite Paula's Choice products for spring:

Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer:



If you need a new moisturizer, look no further! This is the best dry skin moisturizer I've ever tried. It even beats out some of the more expensive products and brands I've tried from stores like Sephora and Nordstrom, and that says a lot! I use this every single night right before I get in bed - it provides instant hydration to your skin and by the morning your skin is visibly softer. It's great for sensitive skin, and it helps with the redness of my skin that happens in these freezing temperatures! It has antioxidants and plant oils to help restore your skin's radiance and moisture, and it's super light weight and doesn't leave your face looking or feeling greasy or heavy.

Resist Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 30:




This primer is perfect for 1. spring break trips 2. every day use and 3. before applying makeup. It helps soften and smooth your skin and it has SPF 30, so it's great to use before heading out into the sun! This will definitely be in my spring break bag - it's lightweight and targets enlarged pores and wrinkles too. The best part about this primer is that you can put it on under any sort of BB/CC cream or foundation and it makes for a great makeup primer! Your face is so important to take care of (especially in the sun!) and it's a great tool to prevent sun damage to your skin. It's great for all skin types too!

Spring and Warmer Weather Musts for your Skin



Radiance Renewal Mask:

I've talked about this renewal mask before and nothing has changed, I still love it! It's basically an overnight face mask that helps replenish your skin as you sleep. It's genius - and it works so incredibly well. Whenever my skin is feeling super dry (like on these brisk, windy 19 degree days) I put this on overnight and it makes my skin feel so refreshed and so silky soft. It has every awesome property of a face mask; the only difference is you sleep with it on! ;) I always bring and use this on vacations too because it has a multi-brightening complex in it and it's great for post-sun skin.

Hydralight Shine-Free Daily Mineral Complex:

I know I've mentioned before that I've always (knock on wood!) been lucky when it comes to healthy, clear skin - but I also have told you guys that I often get oily spots in my T-zone. It drives me crazy and I always carry around this blotting compact to battle it, but this mineral complex is great for preventing shine throughout the day and it's also great to prevent that shiny look your face gets after being in the sun for too long! I also have been using this daily as a part of my skincare routine to prevent any signs of aging. I may only be 22, but I take skin care so seriously and I'll do anything now to prevent problems in the future! It's very calming too so it's become a holy grail product for SURE.

It's been selling out on the Paula's Choice website REALLY fast lately, and they keep re-stocking it! So make sure you get your hands on it before it sells out again, it's one of my absolute favorites from this brand!

Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream: in case you didn't notice the hydrating pattern in these products... ;) here's another one! It has plant oils and natural emollients in it, which is the fancy way to say it's freakin' awesome for your skin and helps give you a soft and smooth face! I apply this around my eye area and on my cheeks on alternating nights after washing my face and I can't even begin to describe how silky and luxurious it feels upon applying it. I have it on right now, and I can already feel to the touch how much softer my face feels - not even 15 minutes after applying it. It's the perfect carry-on size too, to all of my fellow spring break getaway-ers!

Gorgeous on the Go Makeup Collection:




Not only is this palette small and super compact - perfect for carrying around for touch ups and for travel - it has *everything* you need in it! Paula's Choice is an awesome skin care brand, but they also make some seriously great makeup too. This palette has three shades of eye shadow, a powder eye liner (so pigmented!), a complexion-boosting blush in the prettiest pink shade and a shimmery highlight powder. The set also comes with a really pretty lip gloss shade, and it's quickly becoming one of my favorite makeup products! I mostly use the blush and highlight - they look beautiful together and I love that the highlight shade is light and shimmery and gives your face the perfect touch.

Since spring is quickly approaching and all of these products are serious must-tries, Paula's Choice gave me a coupon code to share - simply use code PRIMP10 at the checkout page to receive $10 off of a $40 purchase! There's so many things you can try and buy to get a great spring skincare routine down to a science. Get on it - your face will thank you! :)

XOXO

44 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great skin care product! Love the colors in the palette! :)

    Sincerely Miss J
    www.sincerelymissj.com

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  2. I have yet to try something from Paula's Choice but I'm happy that they're cruelty free! I'm totally putting the priming serum on my wishlist. <3

    Rae // http://www.raechic.com

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  3. You get me interest about this products. Looks very nice, I will dig for more information!^^

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  4. I've never heard of this brand before, but I'm going to have to check out their products. I have super dry skin, so thanks for the recommendation!

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  5. I've heard such good things about Paula's Choice!! I need to pick up a few things.

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  6. That mask sounds amazing!! My skin has been so dull recently I'll definitely have to check it out.

    Tori

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  7. I love that palette! Been meaning to get more into makeup lately and try wearing eyeshadow, might have to give Paula's Choice a try! x

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  8. I'm going to have to try quite a few of these products. I have horribly dry skin and live in Ohio. In the winter it gets so bad that it flakes off! I really need something that will stop that!

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  9. The radiance renewel mask sounds like something I would love. My skin tends to be on the drier side in the winter so I like adding moisturizing masks to keep it nice and supple (:

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  10. Paula's Choice is one of my favorite lines - I've yet to try one of their products that I didn't love!

    Coming Up Roses

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  11. I really need that moisturizer. The dry Denver air is killing my skin! I am going to try this asap

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  12. These products look awesome! I bet the moisturizer is great.

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  13. This skincare sounds amazing! I'll need to look more into Paula's Choice!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  14. These sound amazing. I've never tried Paula's Choice but I will now. The moisturizer looks great.

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  15. That moisturizer sounds great! I definitely need a good dry skin one when I'm visiting cold places!

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  16. I have been needing a good moisturizer. Definitely will be checking this out! Thank you for sharing:)

    hustlewbeauty.com

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  17. These all look like amazing products! Love how they're more affordable!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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  18. These look great! I have to try them,

    Alix | www.apintsizedlifeblog.com

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  19. It looks like you found the perfect skin care regimen that would help hydrate and take care of your skin regardless of what the weather for the day is. I don't wear make-up but I like having a reliable moisturizer.

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  20. This sounds like such an amazing line. I would love to try primer and the moisture boost hydrating treatment cream. I live in Michigan where it has been pretty cold, and my skin needs a little rejuvenation!

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  21. Thank you for this great review! I have never tried before and now I may!
    xo Debbie | www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

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  22. i haven't heard of them before but the moisture boost hydrating treatment cream sounds awesome, living in the mountains i'll take all the moisturizing help i can find!

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  23. I think moisturizers is really important for all season. They do have a lot of skincare line selections here.

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  24. Ohhh i'll have to try some of these! I never heard of them before!

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  25. I'm right there with you on the "how is it March?!" and "where the eff is spring?!" sentiments! My skin gets so dry during the winter, especially my hands - I can't find anything that works, so I'm happy to see these recommendations!!

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  26. I have the driest skin and am always trying to find something to help. I've heard great things about Paula's Choice and I really need to give it a try. I'm very curious about the serum and that palette is gorgeous.

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  27. these products look great, i may need to dry them as i have the driest skin during the Winter!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

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  28. That is so awesome! I love skin care!

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  30. I have a weakness for eye and blush palettes! And I love how it's in a matte finish! $45 less that $10 coupon? It's quite a steal, Adriana!

    xoxo,

    Berniedette | http://petiteandtoned.com/

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  31. These looks great! I have to try this.

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  32. I have never heard of this line before but I am always looking to try new skincare

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  33. Those shades in the palette are perfect for everyday!

    http://adoredbyalex.com

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  34. This all sounds great! I have recently been trying to improve my skin with different brands. I should try some of these.

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  35. These products sounds great! I've been wanting to try new skincare products because I've been using mine for quite some time and I think my skin has got accustomed to the formulas. Thanks for this!

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  36. These look great! I've never tried them but have been considering changing up my routine.. Thanks for sharing!

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  37. I loved the collection of the products, but before putting up makeup I would like to use revitol skin brightener cream to have a glowing complexions.

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  38. I haven't ever heard of this brand. That palette is gorgeous though. I love those shades.

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  39. I just tried out a couple of their skincare products a few months back and I love them! I didn't know they had a makeup line though - looks amazing! Great post x

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  40. I have never of Paula's Choice will have to check this brand out!

    xoxo
    Oby Grace
    http://www.obygrace.com/

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  41. Paula choice no doubt have been on the first place in their beauty products and I love the paula choice beauty faves. Would like to include these in my beauty kit.

    mellie@Dermology anti aging treatment serum

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  42. For a woman, her skin is extremely important as the attraction factor also comes in to play as men are mostly attracted to women that have skin that is extremely soft to touch and feels silky. In order to achieve such type of skin, you must pay good care to your skin and try not to ignore its needs. Very informative post.

    Rebecca@lifecell anti-aging cream

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  43. Lovely post i liked all skincare products. Basic skincare is more important than makeup. If you don't have good skin no makeup will give a change. Thanks for sharing such an informative information.
    revitol anti aging moisturizing cream :)

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  44. It's a great product. Every one wants to look young therefore anti aging technologies have been formed in form of lasers, serums, & creams like Dermology Cellulite Reduction Cream etc thus anti aging is slowing, reversing or preventing the process of aging to extend maximum and lifespan hence increasing life expectancy.

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