Sometimes you a get beauty product and it works ok but it’s not fantastic and you are left with sort of a “meh” impression.
But you need to give those products a 2nd and 3rd chance, because you spent some coin and you want to get your money’s worth. What if I were to tell you that with a little creativity you can turn that “meh” into a “yeah” with a some mixing and matching?
I do this all the time with good results. Here are some ideas to get you started!
Chemical exfoliators work amazingly well and I have been trying out different brands since I found out about them last year. One of the brands I have been trying is the Malin & Goetz Glycolic Peel Pads . The Malin & Goetz pads are good but not as good as some other brands I have tried (I’m winking at you Dr. Dennis Gross) so I have quite a few left. Sadly last week, after I came back from vacation, my skin was kinda freaking out. Dry patches on my cheeks, bumps on my chin and lots of redness. When a skin freak out happens I go usually go back to the basics and stick with products I have used and loved. In addition to the basics I also picked up this Rosewater mask for Sensitive Skin by Andelou Organics. Let me tell you the Rosewater Mask is the bomb and made my skin so much better. Once the crisis had passed, I decided to try using the Malin & Goetz Peel Pads first and then follow with the Andelou Rosewater mask and this combination is magical. The redness and fine lines faded and it looked like I had just come from having a facial. I have tried this combination a couple of times now and could not be more pleased with the results.
Haircare Combinations –
I still love the Acure Organics Shampoo and Conditioner I raved about a few months ago, but together they can be a little too moisturizing for my scalp to handle. My dry hair loves both together but my scalp rebels and starts to break out. So I decided to mix it up and pair my old favorite Paul Mitchell Awapuhi shampoo with the Acure Organics Conditioner. The combination of a stronger shampoo and a super moisturizing conditioner was a combination that both my hair and my scalp liked. Everbody was happy!
Makeup combinations –
There is no shame in mixing and matching foundations to get the color and/or texture you want. This morning I was trying out a sample of BB Balm that ended up being two shades too dark for my skin. Instead of panicking, I grabbed a foundation I use in the winter when I am very fair, and blended it out. I will also pair a lackluster lipstick with a too sheer lip gloss which looks better that either product on it’s own.
I could go on and on as mixing and matching products is a hobby of mine. I like breaking the rules and making it the way I like.
Do you any combinations you have tried and loved?