n i c o l e & n i c o l e

Three weeks ago we brought you the Twist&Tuck tutorial and this week we've decided to bring you our favorite skin care products, followed by our skin care routine! You can check back each month for a review on our favorite products from the beauty department. These are the skin care routines that have proven to work best for us as of late. 

a.m. routine // In the morning I use a dime size shake of Dermalogica Exfoliant in the shower [it's a dry powder, turned creamy face wash once mixed with water] it feels great on my skin and makes my skin super soft. Once I get out of the shower I squeeze a tiny amount of Aveeno lotion and rub gently into my facial pores. I don't have particularly oily skin, so I've never used any specialized face lotions. 

p.m routine // Coconut oil has recently become a favorite product of mine and it has SO many uses. Right now it's biggest use has been to remove my makeup at night. Simply scoop out a quarter sized amount and spread over your face...the makeup literally melts off.  Another fun use for coco oil is a substitute shaving cream. A little bit goes a long way in this case, my legs felt incredibly smooth and moisturized after my shower which was another bonus. I then use coconut butter all over my arms, legs and face! After the coco butter is all rubbed in, I finish off my nightly routine with rose salve on my lips and some coconut oil on my eyebrows to stimulate hair growth. My brows suffered from a serious case of pluckage, so we're working our way back to a place of fullness ;) I can honestly say I've noticed a huge difference since I've started the coconut eyebrow treatment!

am routine // My morning routine is pretty simple. First, I wash my face with Cetaphil. I just started using this face wash and I LOVE it. I've honestly seen a noticeable difference in my skin since using it, it's potent but doesn't dry you out. Then I exfoliate. I can't stress how important exfoliating is. Your skin  cells renew every month and the older you get, the slower and less frequently this happens. Exfoliating takes the top dead layer of skin off which allows your new cells that lay deep inside your skin to get to the surface. This process keeps your skin looking younger and fresh. Exfoliating also helps work dirt and oil out of the pores which controls breakouts. If you're new to exfoliating, start once a week so as not to overwork your skin then add a day as your skin becomes more used to exfoliating. Then I use my Olay complete moisturizer on my face and neck.

pm routine // My night routine is a little more complicated......(notice the novel below) haha. First I start with removing my make up with coconut oil. As nicole mentioned before we are both obsessed with this stuff! I use it as a make up remover, a moisturizer, I even use it to make body scrubs...this stuff is my go-to product. After I remove my make up I wash my face with Cetaphil. Then I use Organic Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar as a toner. You wanna use one part apple cider vinegar for every two parts water because this stuff is strong. I use a small dish to mix it in and then use a cotton ball to apply. Now I know what you're thinking..EW. But hear me out. Not only is this stuff waaay cheaper and lasts longer, but it's great for your skin. Because your skin is naturally acidic, apple cider vinegar helps restore your skins natural pH balance. It reduces redness, blemishes, and increases your skins overall softness. If I have a zit I'll get a small amount of full strength ACV and dab it right on top. ACV is my other go to product. Like coconut oil its a multi use, cheap, and natural. Then, I put some coconut oil on my brows and eyelashes to promote hair growth and then finish the process off with my olay anti-wrinkle night cream.  It's a deep moisturizer and helps prevents the signs of aging that begin in your 20's. So naturally, Im sold.


Do you have a particular skin product you can't live with out? Share below...we'd love to try new products!


  1. i am absolutely loving your posts together! they are so cute and informative. i can't wait for more! currently, im obsessed with baby oil. i have dry skin so i have been using it to shave my legs and arms and it's been making my skin baby soft [see what i did there :)] i also have been using it to take off my makeup at night. it's gentle so when i go crazy scrubbing my eyes it doesn't burn. plus my skin is soft and moisturized. i also use lemon juice as a toner sometimes and an oatmeal and honey combination for an exfoliater!

    yay beauty secrets. being a girl rocks sometimes :)

  2. Seriously, coconut oil has become my best friend!

  3. I'm a big fan of the Rosebud Salve and the Aveeno lotion. I use it on my face after showers as well, since I have normal type skin. The Rosebud Salve is the PERFECT base for applying lipstick. Makes for easy application and gives lips that extra moisture underneath the lipstick.

    We've got coconut oil in our cupboard for cooking, but I've never used it on my face or body. You're making me think twice :)

    Happy to have found your blog. Looking forward to following along :)


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    This means that you actually get rid of fat by consuming Coconut Fats (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from big medical journals are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world upside down!