Mama Sugarplum’s Skincare Routine

It is a happy, happy day around here, friends! First up, it’s Mr. SP’s birthday and a giant Boston Cream Pie awaits us for tonight (his fave)! But also, I finally got my darling Mama Sugarplum on the blog to share her full skincare routine!

And as if that weren’t enough, it’s Colleen Rothschild‘s birthday, too, and to celebrate, she’s offering 25% off site wide!! See? Happy, happy day!!


Similar Sweater from same brandRuffle Dress (plus size on sale!) | Cuff | Flower Earring

One of the greatest joys of getting older is the developing relationship I have with my mom. We’ve always been close, but growing up, I don’t think moms and their kids should be ‘best friends’….that indicates they’re equals, which certainly isn’t the case. There is, and should be, a hierarchy. Someone in control and in charge.

There is great love, affection, and respect there, but true friendship requires both parties lean on each other equally. And kids shouldn’t be burdened with that responsibility.

But once I became an adult, fully self-reliant and financially-independent, the roles started to shift, and I found a fiercely loyal, supportive, loving best friend…who happens to be my mom. And if you can believe it, she’s even more beautiful on the inside. Truly!

Every single time she’s on the blog, I get a flood of questions asking about her skincare routine, hair cut, glasses, weight loss secrets…you name it! When it comes to Mama Sugarplum, you want all the scoop!

Last week on our family cruise, I discovered this scene in her cabin bathroom, and decided it was finally time to share her morning and evening skincare routines!


Dual Enzyme Polish | Extreme Recovery Cream | Face Oil No. 9 | Retinol Eye Serum | Super Serum | Detox Mask

You’re not surprised she’s a hardcore fan of Colleen Rothschild products, are you?! Mama SP has read every single post I’ve ever published, so after hearing me rave about the skincare line, she decided to try a few for herself.

And that soon bloomed into a full-fledged love affair, and she’s since ditched every other skincare product and uses Colleen’s exclusively. These products have absolutely changed her skin, and how she cares for it (and thereby, herself).

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Cleansing Balm | Extreme Recovery Cream | Retinol Supreme Night Oil | Age Renewal Super Serum | Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum | Retinol Supreme Eye Serum

I’m going to share a horrifying family secret. Are you ready?! (I hope my mom doesn’t kill me!!) Until a year ago, Mama SP never washed her face before bed!!! #gasp She slept with a full face of makeup, and washed it off the next morning!!! I can’t sleep with so much as a trace of lipstick, so I never understood how she did it.

I finally convinced her that her skin needed the chance to breathe overnight, and insisted she try the Radiant Cleansing Balm. She loved the way it smelled and felt, and saw a difference in her skin right away. It truly is unlike any other cleanser.

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Cleansing Balm (includes exfoliating muslin cloth)

That was enough to convince her, and she slowly started adding more Colleen Rothschild products. Even trying things that are new to me! Here’s her full skincare routine, along with her personal reviews:

Mama Sugarplum Evening Skincare Routine:

Radiant Cleansing Balm  //  I use this to take off my makeup! It works really well with the muslin cloth to remove eye makeup, and the softness of the cloth and product are easy on my rosacea.

Retinol Supreme Eye Serum //  This is definitely one of my favorites! After only a couple of days, I noticed a huge difference in the wrinkles around my eyes!

Age Renewal Super Serum  //  Apply to face, neck, and chest. This has really helped with the wrinkles that came from my weight loss. It’s really plumped up the area below my cheeks.

Extreme Recovery Cream  //  Apply to face, neck, and chest. In the winter, I also add the Face Oil No. 9 when the dryness starts taking a toll on my skin.

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Mama Sugarplum Morning Skincare Routine:

Radiant Cleansing Balm //  I like to use this in the shower to give my face a good start for the day. I rub it between dry hands until warm, then apply to my face. I add a little water to work up some lather using the muslin cloth. I like how it leaves my skin clean, but never tight.

Retinol Supreme Eye Serum  //  Apply to eye area. I love this product so much, I figure it can’t hurt to use it twice a day!

Age Renewal Super Serum  // Apply to face, neck, and chest. Same with this one! I wish it came in a body size!

Complete Eye Cream  //  Apply to eye area, and also around my lips and mouth. It really helps with dryness and the fine lines there, too.

Extreme Recovery Cream //  Apply to face, neck, and chest. I love the whipped texture and immediate hydration.

Sheer Renewal Cream  //  Apply to face and neck. I love the glow this cream adds to my skin!

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Sheer Renewal Cream

I told you she’s a fan!!

All the products have worked wonders for me, and my skin couldn’t be happier!

I’m just happy she’s washing her makeup off before bed! That seriously gave me anxiety!

Now I need to get her on the mask train!! I swear by both these masks, and alternate between the two every week. The Detox clears the pores and skin, and the Enzyme Polish leaves it baby soft.

Sugarplum Tip: Buy them bundled and save even more!! 

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Dual Enzyme Polish | Detox Mask

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We both use the Discovery Collection for travel. I save the little pots and just refill them from my bigger containers.

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Discovery Collection (perfect for travel!)

Isn’t she stunning?! And I can attest she’s never injected a thing into her face…it’s all her own beauty, genetics, and good skincare!

I shared my Evening Skincare Routine here, and my Morning Skincare Routine here, but I think I’ll change mine up to match hers! Anything to help me look as good as Mama Sugarplum!

If I had to choose one product to start, I’d recommend the Sheer Recovery Cream, and Mama SP recommends the Retinol Supreme Eye Serum (all her faves sold for less in this bundle!). The Discovery Collection is great for introducing the brand, too, since it includes all the best-sellers.

Don’t forget everything at Colleen Rothschild is 25% off with code HBD25!! Are you a CR fan, too? I’d love to hear your best skincare tips…and those passed on to you from your mom! And what would you like to see next from Mama Sugarplum? Maybe her review of this miracle lash serum? (She finally started using it after hearing me rave for the last year!)

 

*Thank you, Mom, for being the best friend and mom!! I am so blessed by your infectious joy, and grateful to have you in our lives! And thank you Mr. SP for capturing these pics of us!! We love you and happy, happy birthday!!!*

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37 Comments

  1. Mama Plum looks so gorgeous! Her skincare routine must really be something. Love the products she recommended. 🙂

    Posted 9.26.18 Reply
  2. Shay Shull wrote:

    Both of you have gorgeous skin!!

    Posted 9.26.18 Reply
  3. carole mccarthy wrote:

    Always enjoy seeing her!

    Posted 9.26.18 Reply
  4. You both have gorgeous skin. Either Colleen or genes are doing something positive. Thank your mum for sharing. In the UK we can get a few pieces of Colleens from Amazon but the prices are really hitched up sadly.

    Posted 9.26.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Colleen actually ships directly to the UK, so you can take advantage of this sale and have access to all her products!

      Posted 9.26.18 Reply
  5. Gina wrote:

    What lip color are you both wearing in these pics! So pretty!

    Posted 9.26.18 Reply
  6. Sevahn wrote:

    Fantastic photos of you and Mama Sugarplum! What a happy day indeed! Happy Birthday to Mr. SP! Boston Crème Pie is on a par with chocolate mousse, and all these ideas for facial creams and eye creams are making me hungry for all manner of creams!

    Posted 9.26.18 Reply
  7. Kathy wrote:

    Since I am more your Mom’s age, I continue reading your blog because of her and because you and your family are just so darn cute!! Everything looks good on you!! I like when you show what your Mom is wearing because then I can kind of see if it’s going to work for me. I’m sorry to say but the CR products are not in my budget but please continue to post about your Mom!! She mentioned a recent weight loss? I’d love to know what she did. Thank you!!

    Posted 9.26.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thanks so much, Kathy!!

      Posted 9.26.18 Reply
  8. Kathy wrote:

    These products look great and it’s great they are formulated without Parabens, SLS/SLES, Phalates, Triclosab, formaldehyde, ad other things but please note they still list parfumerie (Fragrance) in their ingredients. This is a trade secret – chemicals aren’t legally bound to disclose what chemicals makeup the scent. It is often dozens and can be hundreds of chemicals making up the scent. Scents through essential oils and fully disclosed are safer.

    Posted 9.26.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Kathy, I totally hear you! I’m sensitive to smells and fragrances, too! But Colleen has been in the industry for 30 years, and does not include any products that are in any way harmful! All the scents are carefully selected and put through rigorous testing. Most of her products are just naturally fragranced, but all are very subtle smells.

      Posted 9.26.18 Reply
  9. Sandy wrote:

    Once again, Mama SP lookin’ good in the neighborhood!

    Posted 9.26.18 Reply
  10. Joanna wrote:

    Your mama does have beautiful skin. But, it’s her smile that lights up her face. You have inherited the same, gorgeous smile, and I sense – humour.
    That is a lot of product to use on one’s skin. When does it get to breathe? My mom uses a mild soap and a night cream, then in the morning a day cream. She looks amazing for her age. My friends even comment on her youthful appearance. Perhaps, it’s genetics and not the products one applies?

    Posted 9.26.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Definitely a little of both!! And thank you for the kind words!

      Posted 9.26.18 Reply
  11. Such a fun post with your Mama SP! Love to know her secrets! And y’all are both GLOWING in these pics!

    Posted 9.26.18 Reply
  12. Molly wrote:

    Your mom is so beautiful! And I absolutely love every post she’s in!!! You are blessed to have such an amazing relationship with her!!!

    Posted 9.26.18 Reply
  13. Lizbeth wrote:

    Aren’t these recycled photos from your previous AM and PM skincare posts? What did Mama Sugarplum use prior to Colleen Rothschild? Seems like her skin has always been glowing (at least from the time we first “met” her on the blog). Is it really the products or has her skin just always been naturally glowy?

    Posted 9.26.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Lizbeth…All the photos with my mom and her bathroom are new, with a few product shots sprinkled in from my previous posts. Since the product hasn’t changed, no sense in shooting new pics! Mom used an assortment of products and brands before, but still struggled with rosacea and other skin issues, and used makeup to conceal it. Colleen’s products are actually helping improve those problem spots, and her skin looks dramatically different than when you first ‘met’ her. But also, she’s always glowed with joy! 😉

      Posted 9.26.18 Reply
  14. Julie wrote:

    I am new to your blog but absolutely LOVE it! You are so easy to read and have great insite. Your mom’s skin is magnificent! Is it all from using Colleen?

    Posted 9.26.18 Reply
  15. Lisa wrote:

    Love this post! Please, please share your mom’s weight loss secrets next, we would all appreciate any help and advice we can get. Thank you!

    Posted 9.26.18 Reply
  16. Shelly wrote:

    You girls are both just cute as can be! I seriously never washed my face until a few years ago and man…now if I go a few days without washing I can so tell a huge difference.

    Posted 9.26.18 Reply
  17. Lisa wrote:

    Do you rinse out the muslin cloth after every use?

    Posted 9.26.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Yes, I just rinse it in clean water and drape it over the faucet to dry. It’s thin so it dries really quickly! Then I just toss it in the washer with my towels once a week!

      Posted 9.28.18 Reply
  18. Rebecca wrote:

    Ah!! My mom’s lack of face washing gives me serious stress too! Going to show her this and then load her up for Christmas!

    Posted 9.27.18 Reply
  19. Morgan wrote:

    Not only did I love this whole entire post but it also made me text my mom and tell her how much I love her and book a girls day together, something I have been putting off because of my “busy schedule”. I am so lucky to have her and to be so close to her just like you said. Both of you ladies keep up the amazing work!!

    Posted 9.27.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Oh my gosh, this made me so happy!!! It’s hard to make time with such busy schedules, but time together is always good for the soul!! Enjoy your ‘mama day’! oxox

      Posted 9.28.18 Reply
  20. Mary wrote:

    You are both gorgeous! What are Mama SP’s makeup must-haves?

    Posted 9.27.18 Reply
  21. Mary Anne wrote:

    Wow, is she glowing! How old is she, if you don’t mind sharing? What was her method of weight loss also if you don’t mind sharing. What a fun and interesting trip!

    Posted 9.28.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      She’s early 60s! Amazing, right?!

      Posted 10.2.18 Reply
  22. Your mom is so cute! Love her smile and her skin looks fabulous!

    Posted 9.30.18 Reply
  23. carole mccarthy wrote:

    I want to know her weight loss secrets!caro

    Posted 9.30.18 Reply
  24. Lisa wrote:

    It showed the Mandelic Acid….when does your Mom use this in her routine? It didn’t mention it there? Thanks sooo very much for your answer!!!

    Posted 7.2.19 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Lisa! She uses it at night, usually alternating it with other serums every other night.

      Posted 7.2.19 Reply
      • LIsa wrote:

        Thank you for taking time to answer me!!! It is greatly appreciated! Your a Doll!

        Posted 7.2.19 Reply
  25. Diane E. Davis wrote:

    I always look forward to your blog arriving in my mailbox. Thank you to your beautiful mom for sharing her skin care routine. I plan to give it a try!!

    Posted 6.19.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thanks so much, Diane!!! So happy Mama SP could help me with Launch Day and Dressing Room Diaries! xo, C

      Posted 6.19.20 Reply