What’s Your Skincare Routine? We Tell All.

When you’re in a very public profession—teaching class to over one hundred clients each day—you have to have a little confidence.  And it’s much easier to be confident when your skin looks great.

We get asked all the time … What is your skincare routine?  What do you use on your face?  What makeup do you use?  What mascara?

Today we tell all.

But let’s be crystal clear. The reason we all have amazing skin is because we eat really well.  This is a nutrition discussion disguised as a skincare tell-all.  So, if you’re not interested in listening to why eating clean is the way to amazing skin, we’re totally cool with you not listening.  But then you’d miss my recommendation for what is literally the best mascara on the planet.

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Check out our favorite products below …

Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash ($28.00):  Emily revealed that she loves this all-natural, spearmint-based facial cleanser and exfoliator–all-natural products are really important to her sensitive skin.  I have to admit, after reading about it, I want to try it too.

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Kopari Deodorant ($14.00): Emily’s must-have product is this natural deodorant.  After trying many, many natural deodorants, she was thrilled to find this one (listen to the podcast to learn why … yikes!).

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Primally Pure Tea Tree Oil Deodorant ($14.00-$20.00): And recently, I started using Primally Pure natural deodorant.  At the time we recorded, I had just started using it, but I can now report that it’s great–not irritating, and it works!  Even when working out and traveling 20 hours to Australia.  You just need 1 to 2 swipes for all-day protection.  I use Tea Tree Deodorant (Click here for the link), but there are many scents and even an unscented version.  In fact, a brand new scent has just been released called, Blue Tansy (Click here for the link), and Primally Pure has been very generous to offer listeners of the She’s On Her Toes Podcast 10% discount on all Blue Tansy Deodorant sales if purchased by August 31st.  Simply use code WINSTON10 on or before August 31st–the offer will not be available on September 1st.  How amazing is that?!Primally Pure.jpg

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial ($80.00): Emily also recommended this facial for weekly use.  She loves that it has helped improve her sensitive skin.

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And … Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum ($80.00)

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And at night … Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Night Serum ($90.00)

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bareMinerals Eye Brightener, Well Rested ($16.99): Christina shared that this is one of her favorite products–a go-to in fact.  She uses it on her eyes and to add subtle highlights to her cheeks and nose.  Love it–a product for the whole face.  She also uses Beautycounter to cleanse her skin as well as makeup for everyday.  Both she and Emily talked about Dew Skin tinted moisturizer and how they both used it regularly when working in the studio.

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Eco Lips Scrub ($19.99): Christina’s must-have product is this amazing lip scrub that one of her friends recommended.  Don’t use a lip scrub?  You’re missing out!

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Fresh Sugar Face Scrub ($62.00): If you’re looking for a stellar face scrub, I love this one from Fresh.  The Rose Face Mask is great too, but I kind of like the sugar crystals and how great they scrub your face to make the skin feel really smooth.

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Trish McEvoy ‘Even Skin’ Beta Hydroxy Pads ($65.50):  After washing my face with plain old Neutrogena Ultra-Gentle Daily Cleanser, I use Trish McEvoy Beta Pads to exfoliate, which preps your skin to better absorb any additional treatment or products.  I use these once a day.  When I first started using Beta Pads, I saw smoother and clearer skin after using the whole jar consistently.

Beta Pads

Trish McEvoy ‘Beauty Booster’ Cream SPF 30 ($90.50):  Next, I apply Beauty Booster moisturizer cream with sunscreen.  I have really fair skin and I can get burned easily.  I apply at least twice a day—the formula isn’t greasy, so it’s great to wear under makeup.

Beauty Booster Cream

Trish McEvoy ‘Correct and Brighten’ Professional Strength Multi-Acid Weekly Peel ($125.50):  These are a huge splurge, so I don’t buy them all the time, but if I have a big event coming up where I’ll be in front of a lot of people, I always use one of these a few days before for deeper exfoliating.  I only use at night, which is what is suggested so the product stays on your skin longer.  If you use the Weekly Peel (which doesn’t actually peel your skin) you won’t want to use Beta Pads, because that’s too much exfoliating.  Every time I use one, a few days later, someone compliments how great my skin looks.  This product is pricey, but it works!

Weekly Peel

Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift ($39.00):  Ok.  This stuff is amazing.  If you have dark circles, fine lines, or puffiness this stuff makes the skin around your eyes look lifted and lighter.  A must-have item!

Instant Eye Lift

Trish McEvoy ‘Beauty Booster’ Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($76.00):  If you have fair skin like I do, it’s a good idea to layer your sunscreens and this tinted moisturizer is a great compliment to boost the protection of the Beauty Booster cream.  Simply put some on your hand and apply with a makeup brush for coverage that is natural.

Tinted Moisturizer

Trish McEvoy ‘Lash Curling’ Mascara ($31.50)I’ve been wearing Lash Curling Mascara for about 7 years and it’s nothing short of spectacular.  The wand creates a tube around your lash that stays put until you remove it with warm water.  No need for any special eye makeup remover and no stains or mess on your wash cloth.  No matter how hard class is or how sweaty I get, I’ve never had my mascara run or flake off.  Enjoy!

Lash Curling Mascara

There are some things you can save on, but good skincare products and makeup shouldn’t be one of them.  It’s been my experience that the better the product, the better the result.  Since I am in front of hundreds of clients each day at my studios, I always want my skin to look fresh and clear.  If you try anything, I can’t wait to hear how you like it!

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My Favorite Beauty Finds at Whole Foods … And Pics of My Updated Bathroom

I’m not sure what it says about me that in my new house, I’ve managed to only pull together my office (check out that post here) and now my bathroom.  Still living with minimal furniture in all the other rooms! #nojudgement

I’m really excited about how the bathroom has turned out.  I mean, it was pretty spectacular before I moved in.  True story … after I signed the papers and got the keys, I promptly drove myself over to the house with a towel and soap to take a shower.

She's On Her Toes Shower Scents

But after several trips to IKEA to find a desk and shelves for the office, I was ready to stay local for the few things I needed to update the bathroom.

Since the tub is the focal point of the room, I worked to get a few accessories to make it even more special.  Love this column I found at a local antiques store.

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Maybe it’s not a big surprise, but I can’t sit still for very long.  I got this tub caddy with the book/iPad stand so I my tub time lasts longer than an exhale of boredom.

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Someone’s posing!

On a trip to Whole Foods, I found a few great beauty finds to maximize my tub experience.

Dr. Bronner’s Shaving Gel, Lavender—The smell!  Sometimes in the winter, my skin gets really dry, so this shaving gel was great to moisturize and condition too.  But, I can’t get enough of the amazingly strong lavender smell.  Would it be wrong to just flip the cap and catch a whiff every now and then?

She's On Her Toes Dr. Bronner's

Nugg Charcoal Skin Detox Face Mask—This mask was great for clearing up some blackheads that were forming on my T-Zone.  Sorry … too gross?  After rinsing, my skin felt smooth and clean.

She's On Her Toes Nugg Face Mask

Everyone Geranium and Sweet Orange Bubble Bath—I only care about two qualities in bubble bath … lots of foamy bubbles and a nice pleasant smell.  This great choice from Everyone checks both of those boxes.

Check out my favorite beauty products from Trader Joe’s here in a previous post.

I’m most excited about this print I found at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art in Winston-Salem.  The artist, Emily Drew Mash (check out her website here), had an exhibition and I just couldn’t get this piece out of my head.  I love that I got to support a local artist, have something I enjoy and is unique.

She's On Her Toes Bathroom

 

What do you think?  Recovery time from working out and working hard is important.  I’m always happy to come home to this bathroom retreat.  I just have to watch Harper, because she’s always looking to jump in the tub before I can!

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Harper literally jumps in and swims!

 

Pale Is the New Tan: My Favorite Sunscreens

If pale is the new tan, I’m perfectly on-trend.  Going to the beach or the pool is an event including massive sunscreen preparation at least 30 minutes before stepping outside.  Umbrellas are needed.  Cover-ups packed.  Extra towels carried just in case I need to cover up.  Getting an amazing golden tan is just not happening for me—burning is more in my wheelhouse.  But summer is all about going to the pool or the beach, especially in North Carolina.  Since the whole State is either already at the beach or currently driving there to celebrate July 4th, I thought I’d share my top sunscreen picks (other than wearing clothing from neck to wrist to ankle).

NO-AD Sun Care Sport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50 16 oz.  ($8.99):  My first job was lifeguarding at the local community pool so my only mission was to find the best sunscreen that I could purchase in large quantities for as little as possible.  NO-AD checks all those boxes.  NO-AD stands for “no advertising” so the price remains low, however, the quality of the product stays high.  Even at SPF 50, I can avoid burning and since the price is right, I tend to apply more often—which is really the key to preventing sunburn.

NO-AD Sunscreen

Supergoop!  Everyday Sunscreen with Cellular Response Technology Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($19.00-$48.00):  As a former swimmer, I’m not side-lined to the pool deck or the sand.  I get in the water, which means oftentimes my sunscreen is coming off and getting into my eyes.  Ouch!  This is why I like Supergoop!  It’s a great weight, so I’ve actually used it for every-day use even when I’m not at the pool or beach.  And it doesn’t drip or rub off into my eyes making them sting.  This sunscreen is more expensive, but unfortunately skin cancer is real.  I’ve personally had over 20 very painful procedures to remove suspicious moles from my arms, legs and back.  What I like most about Supergoop! is that you can wear it every day with work clothes, workout clothes, and swimsuits—the whole point is to make application of sunscreen part of your every-day routine.  Lather up!

Supergoop!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen, Broad Spectrum SPF 100+ ($9.30):  As one of the most accessible and cost-effective brands, Neutrogena is a great sunscreen choice.  I use the sprays and cream sunscreens and look for the highest SPF available.  I have found that the spray does tend to get in my eyes, so I always buy both spray and cream formulas.

Neutrogena 100+

Sun protection is no joke, so be sure to lather up every day!  Check out my post from yesterday for some great products with SPF that I use on my face, neck, and hands each day.  In my experience, the key to preventing sunburn is simply to keep reapplying sunscreen.  The best sunscreen is the brand and formula that you like and will keep reapplying, so find the best one for you and lather up!

I hope everyone has a great beach weekend!

Until then, stay on your toes!

Increase the Value of Beauty “Gifts with Purchase”

If you’ve been following this blog, you know I’m I huge advocate of Trish McEvoy makeup and skincare products.  To give you a little background, I got shingles on my face about 3 years ago and my skin totally changed.  All the products I use are either gentle or from Trish McEvoy.  I absolutely love Trish McEvoy products because they are all developed in conjunction with her husband, Dr. Ronald Sherman, and his dermatology practice.  When you’re in a business—like fitness—in front of a lot of people all the time, it’s important to make your best impression and that includes great-looking and healthy skin.

One of the reasons I like to purchase makeup and skincare online through Nordstrom.com is that usually there are great gifts with purchase.  Right now, you can double up on gifts—there’s a 19-piece gift with beauty purchase of $100 AND a Trish McEvoy gift with a purchase of $100 in Trish McEvoy products.  With every Nordstrom.com beauty purchase, you can always select up to 3 samples at checkout.  You can really increase the value of your original purchase by timing your purchases with double gifts.  And it’s a great way to try out new products or learn about new brands all risk-free!

I’ve received several inquiries over the last few weeks about what makeup and skincare products I use. Here’s my skincare routine:

Skincare Essentials:

Trish McEvoy ‘Even Skin’ Beta Hydroxy Pads ($65.50):  After washing my face with plain old Neutrogena Ultra-Gentle Daily Cleanser, I use Trish McEvoy Beta Pads to exfoliate, which preps your skin to better absorb any additional treatment or products.  I use these once a day.  When I first started using Beta Pads, I saw smoother and clearer skin after using the whole jar consistently.

Beta Pads

Trish McEvoy ‘Beauty Booster’ Cream SPF 30 ($90.50):  Next, I apply Beauty Booster moisturizer cream with sunscreen.  I have really fair skin and I can get burned easily.  I apply at least twice a day—the formula isn’t greasy, so it’s great to wear under makeup.

Beauty Booster Cream

Trish McEvoy ‘Correct and Brighten’ Professional Strength Multi-Acid Weekly Peel ($125.50):  These are a huge splurge, so I don’t buy them all the time, but if I have a big event coming up where I’ll be in front of a lot of people, I always use one of these a few days before for deeper exfoliating.  I only use at night, which is what is suggested so the product stays on your skin longer.  If you use the Weekly Peel (which doesn’t actually peel your skin) you won’t want to use Beta Pads, because that’s too much exfoliating.  Every time I use one, a few days later, someone compliments how great my skin looks.  This product is pricey, but it works!

Weekly Peel

Makeup Essentials:

Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift ($39.00):  Ok.  This stuff is amazing.  If you have dark circles, fine lines, or puffiness this stuff makes the skin around your eyes look lifted and lighter.  A must-have item!

Instant Eye Lift

Trish McEvoy ‘Beauty Booster’ Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($76.00):  If you have fair skin like I do, it’s a good idea to layer your sunscreens and this tinted moisturizer is a great compliment to boost the protection of the Beauty Booster cream.  Simply put some on your hand and apply with a makeup brush for coverage that is natural.

Tinted Moisturizer

Trish McEvoy ‘Lash Curling’ Mascara ($31.50)I’ve been wearing Lash Curling Mascara for about 7 years and it’s nothing short of spectacular.  The wand creates a tube around your lash that stays put until you remove it with warm water.  No need for any special eye makeup remover and no stains or mess on your wash cloth.  No matter how hard class is or how sweaty I get, I’ve never had my mascara run or flake off.  Enjoy!

Lash Curling Mascara

There are some things you can save on, but good skincare products and makeup shouldn’t be one of them.  It’s been my experience that the better the product, the better the result.  Since I am in front of hundreds of clients each day at my studios, I always want my skin to look fresh and clear.  If you try anything, I can’t wait to hear how you like it!  Take advantage of doubling up on gifts with purchase for added value.

On Friday, I’ll give you a run-down on my favorite sunscreens.

Until then, stay on your toes!

Pucker Up: Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment from Fresh

It’s getting warmer and that means more time outside for sports and barbeques or your annual trip to the beach.  Warmer weather also can mean more humid conditions for your workouts, whether they’re in the studio or outside, which means making sure your skincare and makeup products can withstand that extra heat.  I’ve found a great tinted lip treatment from Fresh. Check out the details below:

Fresh, Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($24.00)

I’m loving this tinted lip treatment because not only does it protect my lips with SPF 15, but it moisturizes, and contains a little color perfect for wearing in the studio.  Lip gloss can get all over the mic cover when I’m teaching (kind of gross).  So, having a great lip shade that’s not going to wear off is a bonus!  #purebarreownerproblems

Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Hues

There are ten shades to pick from including sheer and some neutrals, so try the one what works best for you.

Next week, I’ll seek to answer the following questions in my posts:  Should you have to suffer in business?  Meaning, if you do a Kickstarter to get funding, is that cheating?  Does the suffering to save up enough money to start your business make you more successful?  And then: Are you a visionary or an integrator?  I’ll also give you an update on what I’m reading—I’ve got a whole stack of new books to help me increase my business savvy and I can’t wait to share!

Until then, stay on your toes!

 

My Favorite Skincare & Makeup Products from Trish McEvoy

I’ve received several inquiries over the last few weeks about what makeup and skincare products I use.  To give you a little background, I got shingles on my face about 3 years ago and my skin totally changed.  All the products I use are either gentle or from Trish McEvoy.  I absolutely love Trish McEvoy products because they are all developed in conjunction with her husband, Dr. Ronald Sherman, and his dermatology practice.  Here’s my skincare routine:

Skincare Essentials:

Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser:  This cleanser is really gentle and easily cleanses makeup away.  I especially like that it doesn’t dry my skin out in the winter.

Trish McEvoy ‘Even Skin’ Beta Hydroxy Pads ($65.50):  After washing my face, I use Trish McEvoy Beta Pads to exfoliate, which preps your skin to better absorb any additional treatment or products.  I use these once a day.  When I first started using Beta Pads, I saw smoother and clearer skin after using the whole jar consistently.

Beta Pads

Trish McEvoy ‘Beauty Booster’ Cream SPF 30 ($90.50):  Next, I apply Beauty Booster moisturizer cream with sunscreen.  I have really fair skin and I can get burned easily.  I apply at least twice a day—the formula isn’t greasy, so it’s great to wear under makeup.

Beauty Booster Cream

Trish McEvoy ‘Correct and Brighten’ Professional Strength Multi-Acid Weekly Peel ($125.50):  These are a huge splurge, so I don’t buy them all the time, but if I have a big event coming up where I’ll be in front of a lot of people, I always use one of these a few days before for deeper exfoliating.  I only use at night, which is what is suggested so the product stays on your skin longer.  If you use the Weekly Peel (which doesn’t actually peel your skin) you won’t want to use Beta Pads, because that’s too much exfoliating.  Every time I use one, a few days later, someone compliments how great my skin looks.  This product is pricey, but it works!

Weekly Peel

Makeup Essentials:

Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift ($39.00):  Ok.  This stuff is amazing.  If you have dark circles, fine lines, or puffiness this product makes the skin around your eyes look lifted and lighter.  A must-have item!

Instant Eye Lift

Trish McEvoy ‘Beauty Booster’ Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($76.00):  If you have fair skin like I do, it’s a good idea to layer your sunscreens and this tinted moisturizer is a great compliment to boost the protection of the Beauty Booster cream.  Simply put some on your hand and apply with a makeup brush for coverage that is natural.

Tinted Moisturizer

Trish McEvoy ‘Lash Curling’ Mascara ($31.50):  I’ve been wearing Lash Curling Mascara for about 7 years and it’s nothing short of spectacular.  The wand creates a tube around your lash that stays put until you remove it with warm water.  No need for any special eye makeup remover and no stains or mess on your wash cloth.  No matter how hard class is or how sweaty I get, I’ve never had my mascara run or flake off.  Enjoy!

Lash Curling Mascara

But Trish McEvoy, isn’t just about great products–if that’s not enough–she embraces organization and keeping your makeup clean and easy-to-find.  If you’ve ever been accused of taking over the bathroom counter or find it hard to keep your makeup organized, look no further than the Trish McEvoy Makeup Planner ($75.00).  

Trish McEvoy PlannerOne of the great things about ordering makeup online from Nordstrom is that you can usually get some free gifts and free samples.  Right now, if you spend $100 on Trish McEvoy products, you can get deluxe samples of bronzer (I’ve used this and it’s very natural—I had to have the expert at the makeup counter show me the best way to highlight my cheek bones) and Beauty Booster Lip Gloss (Also have 2 of these lip glosses going at the moment).  Check these gifts out here.

There are some things you can save on, but good skincare products and makeup shouldn’t be one of them.  It’s been my experience that the better the product, the better the result.  Since I am in front of hundreds of clients each day at my studios, I always want my skin to look fresh and clear.  If you try anything, I can’t wait to hear how you like it!

Until then, stay on your toes!

The Best Sweat-Proof Mascara

 

When you own a boutique fitness studio, it’s ok to let ‘em see you sweat.  But it’s never ok to have your mascara flake off or run down your face while doing it.

I’ve been wearing Trish McEvoy “Lash Curling” Mascara in Jet Black ($31.50) for about 7 years and it’s nothing short of spectacular.  The wand creates a tube around your lash that stays put until you remove it with warm water.  No need for any special eye makeup remover and no stains or mess on your wash cloth.

Enjoy!

Trish McEvoy “Lash Curling” Mascara in Jet Black ($31.50)