What’s In My Medicine Cabinet


I’m a total snoop in the sense that I’m always curious what girls keep in their bags, their makeup bags and their medicine cabinets. Anytime I’m at my parent’s house I have to rummage through my mom’s GLAMboxes to see what new products she has purchased or is using up! I thought I’d show you a peek at my medicine cabinet so you could see all the products I use for my morning/night routine.

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Top Shelf:

GLAMGLOW Supercleanse Cleanser

This is a product I got as a Sephora sample but it’s honestly lasted a month or longer! I use it about once a week to deep cleanse and remove any build up that could cause clogged pores. I typically use it on days I do a hair mask because you apply to dry skin then you add water to start the foaming effect. I’ll just throw it on my face and hop in the shower!

TULA Cleanser

No surprise here, y’all know I use this stuff up like water! It’s my favorite daily cleanser and I use it morning and night.

By Terry Cellurose Hydraradiance Serum

This is a newer item to my medicine cabinet and it is pricey, but it’s 100% worth it! This serum gives your skin such a healthy glow and you see an immediate difference from the moment you put it on. It smells like roses but isn’t overpowering [in my opinion] and I use it every night after I wash my face! I also use it in the morning if I’m not rushing to put my makeup on. It promises you’ll see clear and radiant skin, but I would say it over delivers on that. I find it makes my skin tone much more even.

Boots Micellar Water

I always keep micellar water on hand so that I can do a quick cleanse if I’m exhausted or didn’t wear makeup for the day. You just put a bit on a cotton pad and wipe it all over like a toner. Micellar water is huge in the UK so I’m glad the states has finally caught on the past year because it truly gives you no excuse to not remove your makeup before bed. No rinsing is required so it only takes 10 seconds.

Bio Oil

This is what I’ve used my second and third trimester for stretch mark prevention and I didn’t get any stretch marks. I certainly wouldn’t have cared either way, but I did want my skin to stay moisturized so it wasn’t constantly itching while it was stretching. Granted, I really believe you can’t control if you get stretch marks that much! A lot of that is genetics and just depends on how your body is, but what I loved about Bio Oil is that if you do get stretch marks it helps remove them, not just prevent them. So I’ll probably continue to use this after pregnancy as my skin is healing and changing after baby. I tried a million different creams and oils before I committed to one daily while pregnant and this was my favorite. Some people love it. Some people hate it. Some people believe in only using natural products for stretch marks, so just make sure you find the one you love best. 🙂

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

I spray this on a cotton pad immediately after I wash my face and it acts as a toner to exfoliate. This exact one helps reduce the look of poor size, fixes skin texture and dullness.

Boots Toning Spritz

This is just a natural version of a beauty elixir and I use this one, too! This helps tighten pores and remove the last traces of makeup.

Origins Maskimizer

This preps your skin for a face mask which I love. It opens your pores and allows your skin to absorb the product even more. My favorite thing about this maskimizer is that it also allows your masks to wash off easier! I hate using a mud mask or something thick and then feeling like I’m ripping my face off trying to remove it. This makes removal super easy.

Origins By All Greens Foaming Face Mask

I don’t typically use foaming face products as they are known to dry skin out, but this one is an exception! It’s a deep-cleansing mask that doesn’t strip your natural oils and helps prevent blemishes and build up.


Second Shelf:

TULA Day & Night Cream

This is my daily moisturizer for day and night. I’ve used it going on 2 years and I don’t feel like my skin has reached a plateau of being accustom to it at all. I think the reason for that is because this is filled with probiotics to balance your skin. My skin is always changing [I might break out, I might be normal one day and the next week I could have rough patches] and this balances whatever issue I’m having. The moisturizer isn’t set on doing one specific thing [prevent blemishes, fix dry patches, brighten scars] like most beauty products are.

TULA Exfoliating Treatment Mask

I use this mask whenever I have a blemish [see how I use it here] and I’ll use it as an all-over face mask about once a week!

Clinique Moisture Surge

This is a heavy-duty moisturizer that I use about once a week at night if I feel my skin is dryer or just needs some extra TLC. It’s thicker so I consider it more of an overnight mask! I love how plump my skin looks when I wake up.

Egyptian Magic

This stuff is incredible and getting rid of mascara and eyeliner while being really gentle on your eyes. I always double cleanse [remove makeup first with a cleanser, then cleanse again to remove impurities]. This can count as my first cleanse. I apply on my lids then massage all over my face and makeup is removed so quickly.

Clarisonic Mia Fit

Exfoliating is the #1 key to preventing breakouts and aging skin. So I make sure to use this each night before bed.

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask

This was my first “big girl” skincare purchase right after I graduated college. I remember I was so nervous to spend that much on a face mask but I researched for weeks and found every beauty editor keeps this in their arsenal. The verdict? It’s so good I’ve kept it in my medicine cabinet ever since! I’ve of course repurchased a few jars since then, but it works like a peel without downtime. You apply, leave on for 15-30 minutes and you have glowing skin. In the beginning of using it, apply it for 1-2 days in a row then reduce to just once a week to keep up your results. However, if you have rosacea this isn’t recommended for you! I also don’t use this while pregnant because of the stronger acids in it.


I do a treatment mask about once a week [TULA, Origins, or Tata Harper] and will apply my TULA moisturizer after. Then I use a sleep mask 2-3 nights a week and on those nights I skip the TULA moisturizer. My sleep masks count as the Clinique, this GLAMGLOW and the Shisiedo one I’ll share next. I used this ThirstyMud mask religiously before my wedding and it gives you baby soft skin.


Bottom Shelf:

Shisiedo Ibuki Sleeping Mask

This is another overnight mask I use! Last year it won Allure’s “Best of Beauty” for overnight sleep mask. Now I will say I only use this on my cheeks. It does an incredible job on smoothing the texture of my cheeks but it’s a little heavy for my T-Zone where I am prone to breaking out. So if you have textural issues I can’t recommend this enough, but I would avoid putting it in areas that you commonly get blemishes.

Clinique Cleansing Wipes

These are my favorite makeup removing wipes. Not all makeup wipes are equal and half the time I end up using two because I think they don’t work that well. These get everything off in one swipe.

Aveda Rosemary Mint Oil

I always keep Aveda oils on hand to throw in the bath, on my skin after a shower or even in my hair to give myself a scalp massage. It’s overall just a great multi-purpose oil and the rosemary mint scent reminds me of my childhood because my mom only used Aveda products while I was growing up.

Donna Karan Deodorant

Nothing new here. I’ve ranted and raved about this for years and as you can see I clearly can’t use anything else! 😉

What do you keep in your medicine cabinet?!


Photography by: Angie Garcia

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  1. I have the Clinique Moisture Surge and I’ve been using it for years! It has never broken me out. Definitely going to check out some of the other products you mentioned too.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Published 09 Feb 17Reply
  2. I’m with you with loving to know whats in other girl’s bags and medicine cabinets! I’ve lately become obsessed with researching and finding new products to try! Glamglow has been on my list for a while and I’ve heard miracles about Bio-Oil! Thanks for sharing <3
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    Published 09 Feb 17Reply
  3. I’m a Donna Karan deodorant convert, thanks to you! My favorite product in my medicine cabinet is my Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Creme. It’s pricey, but it feels so soft on my skin and never feels sticky. A little goes a long way, so it actually lasts for quite a while. I love it!

    Published 09 Feb 17Reply
  4. Megan wrote:

    I would love to know what you use/recommend to prevent wrinkles for girls in their twenties/thirties!

    Published 09 Feb 17Reply
  5. These are my favorite posts! Lots of good stuff… Egyptian Magic will also be great if your little girl has eczema issues, my 18 month does and it helps so much!

    Published 09 Feb 17Reply
  6. Carlota wrote:

    I love the Glamglow thristy mud mask! Kind of intrigued about the Bio oil, heard so many good things about it : )

    Published 09 Feb 17Reply
  7. Melissa wrote:

    Do you think it’s necessary to have so many different masks and moisturizers versus just investing in one good night one and one for the day? What are the pros of having several? Do you think it makes a difference in your skin?

    Published 09 Feb 17Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Melissa!

      I think it just depends on your skin! For me, I have combination and sensitive skin so I need multiple masks to do multiple things. I’ll also say your skin/hair plateaus and can get “used” to products and I love these so much so I try to switch it up so my skin doesn’t get used to anything and I can keep using them! However, some people can use a one-step system in the sense the have one face wash, one moisturizer, one mask and their skin never tires of it! 🙂 I also just love beauty products in general, haha! So it’s fun for me to switch it up and see the results of different products. But some people just prefer to keep it more simple and that works for them just as well!

      Thank you so much for reading!



      Published 09 Feb 17Reply
  8. Style need to get myself a clarisonic!


    Published 10 Feb 17Reply
  9. Katie wrote:

    I am totally the same way in being noisy haha so I loved this post! Love the Clinique Moisture Surge!


    Published 11 Feb 17Reply
  10. Harper Kelley wrote:

    What do you use to treat acne scars?

    Published 13 Feb 17Reply
  11. Britt wrote:

    Did you use the Tula cream while you were pregnant?

    Published 15 Feb 17Reply