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Daily Maintenance

So... I swear by Oatmeal, Milk, & Honey Soap from Lavender Fields Farm but I've been looking for a good face cleanser to keep in my overnight bag for when I stay the night at my boyfriend's house. Toting a bar of soap around isn't an easy task and I've been using these Beyond Belief Facial Cleansing & Makeup Remover Towelettes from Sally Beauty Supply that I've had in my stash but my skin never feels clean and it usually takes at least two of them to remove all the remnants of mascara and eyeshadow and I'm not fond of how my face feels afterwards. My dear friend Ana suggested I should try Kiehl's Foaming Non-Detergent Washable Cleanser so I picked up a bottle of that and as well as the Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner. So far I'm impressed with both products and the Kiehl's definitely removed all my eye makeup like my beloved soap. So tossing a bottle into my bag is a better solution than those wipes and I'm using something that's good for my skin!

I spent a good portion of last night in front of the magnifying mirror damn near obsessively plucking the brows but I've slacked off lately with the brow maintenance and I noticed a crop of semi-blonde hairs had attacked my arches. Eeek! Yes, I do fill my brows in for some much needed definition but I often get the most hair regrowth in the spots I don't need it! I'll double check my work this morning post-showering. Straggly brows don't look good on anyone!

Can anyone suggest a good eye cream that helps eliminate dark circles? I feel like I'm applying gobs of concealer with no avail and it still looks dark in spots. This St. Ives stuff is the best for keeping puffiness down to a minimum but the darkness is still there! I've tried MAC's Fast Response Eye Cream too and while it feels great on the eyes, the darkness still prevails.

On a side note, as much as I love my Maybelline Full 'n Soft Mascara - the waterproof version and I are learning we do not get along. The stuff flakes like crazy on me and so now that's going in the trashcan. I wish I could find a 100% smudge and flake proof mascara but I'm not having much luck.