HOW MUCH TIME PER DAY DO YOU SPEND ON YOUR SKINCARE REGIMEN?

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also, there's a lipstick league perfume oil giveaway worth $235 USd!

oh hai! a 12-piece lipstick league giveaway alert!

Spider perfume oil by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

This Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Spider Perfume Oil is part of the Lipstick League BPAL giveaway

Before we get to the Lipstick League's question this week, be sure to enter the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab giveaway here. The e-raffle will net one lucky winner a total of 12 unique, handcrafted perfume oils ($235 USd value). Each member of the league selected and reviewed one scent in the collection. Best part: the BPAL fragrance giveaway is open to residents of Canada as well as the US. Good luck, beautygeeks!

how long do you spend on skincare each day?

Yup, Janine's current skincare regimen

My current skincare regimen: Shiseido Facial Cotton, Bourjois Paris Micellar Cleansing Water, Avene Thermal Spring Water, Skinceuticals Blemish + Age Defense Potent Serum for Imperfections on Aging Skin, Eve Lom Intense Hydration Serum, Shiseido Ibuki Softening Concentrate, Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer Enriched, Guerlain Aqua-Crème Night Balm, Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy, Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, Skinceuticals Physical UV Defense SPF 50 -- whew! But it doesn't take as long as you'd think.

Yup, there are 12 items in the above composite of my current skincare regimen. My morning lineup includes the Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer Enriched cream and Skinceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense (unless I'm wearing makeup -- then I swap in a chemical sunscreen). At night, I replace the Ibuki moisturizer with Guerlain Super-Aqua Crème Night Balm. 

I used a stopwatch to time my daily routine. And believe it or not, it takes me an average of less than eight minutes to do each time -- that's about 16 minutes total per day. Surprised? I was!

What about you? How long do you take with your complexion care?

lipstick league links

this week's Lipstick League links

Beautygeeks (that's us!)  If you habitually skip body lotion after your shower because you’re too rushed, this new Jergens Moisturizer for Wet Skin is a game-changer, even more-so than Olay Moisturerinse (discontinued anyway) and Nivea In-Shower Body Milk and Lotions (sorry, Nivea).

Beauty Junkies Unite  In 1983, I used to sneak my brother’s Grandma’s bottle of Vidal Sassoon shampoo in my bathtub and use it when I wasn’t supposed to. Now, that original cherry almond scent is coming back in updated Vidal Sassoon Shampoo & Conditioner formulas, and 7 year-old me couldn’t be more thrilled.

Clumps of Mascara shows off more Shea Moisture Cosmetics awesomeness.

EauMG  Valentine’s Day is a week away! Treat yourself with these little lovely-scented luxuries.

Gouldylox Reviews  I always feel like sharing my thoughts with you when I read magazines, but I never do. That changed this week. Grab your People StyleWatch and let’s discuss.

Love for Lacquer  Looking for an affordable & moisturizing lipstick from the drugstore? How about these from the ELF Studio Line which are only $3!

My Newest Addiction  Have you seen the new Charlotte Tilbury Filmstars On The Go Palettes or Beach Sticks? Laura shows you Some Like It Hot and Moon Beach. Gorgeous!

Nouveau Cheap  If you love the Disney Princesses and you love makeup brushes, get ready for cuteness overload.

Prime Beauty asks if you really need a shave cream and what is a hair inhibiting gel? Find out the answer to these pressing questions!

Phyrra  Ever wondered who the best all around cruelty free drugstore brand is? Phyrra shares why she picks Nyx Cosmetics!

Vampy Varnish  The new Zoya Delight collection for spring 2015 truly is delightful!

we heart this introduces a five-ingredient product that will clear blemishes, smooth and tighten skin, diminish pores, exfoliate, tone, clarify and hydrate. Oh yeah, and it’s only $19.95! Check it out.

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Beautygeeks  I’m all about a specific sheet mask for therapeutic moisturizing right now, but my pal Tracy at BeautyReflections recently posted this great moisture-mask smackdown that reminds me that masks in a tube are great options too.

So really -- how long do you spend on cleansing and moisturizing each day?