MY CLEAN SKINCARE ROUTINE

Cuyana Travel Case with Clean Beauty Products

This post has been in the making for over a year now and I am so excited to share my morning and night skincare routine.  I made the switch to follow the 80/20 rule last March and have never looked back.

Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser / One Love Cleansing Oil / CE Ferluic Serum / Drunk Elephant Hydration Gel / One Love Organic Vitamin C SerumShaba Complex Eye Serum / Tata Harper Eye Cream / GoldfadenMD Brightening Moisturizer…keep scrolling for the full list

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GIFT GUIDE: BEST OF BEAUTY

Beauty Gift Guide

2017 has been my year of beauty.  From learning the importance of all natural products (see this post) to testing out hundreds of new products, this year was all about beauty.

Travel Cases / Tata Harper / GOOP / La Mer / M-61 / Kiehls / Shiseido / Elemis / Skinceuticals 

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SIMPLE BEAUTY ROUTINE IN FIVE STEPS

First I want to start by saying, I am by no means an expert when it comes to makeup. Honestly, most days I am makeup-free, but when I do put on my face, there are five products I cannot live without.

Tee /Jeans / Foundation / Concealer  / Highlighter / Blush / Mascara 

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SEVEN STEPS TO FLAWLESS SKIN

Tata Harper Natural Skincare

A few months back I attended a luncheon with Tata Harper, the creator of the all natural beauty line. I was fortunate enough to sit next to her during the lunch and learned a great deal about natural beauty, wellness and the importance of skincare. I should start by saying her skin was glowing, but more importantly she was the most kind and generous lady. I was so happy to have met the women who created such wonderful products.

Resurfacing Mask / Cleanser / Hydrating Essence / Face Serum / Eye Serum / Moisturizer / Face Oil 

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UPGRADED HAIR WITH KÉRASTASE

Lately, I have received so many questions about what I have been doing differently with my hair. For the last few months I have been using the Kérastase Aura Botanica line and it has changed my hair in the best way possible.

Kérastase Aura Botanica Line: Bain MicellaireSoin FondamentalEssence D’eclat, and Concentre Essentiel

Off the Shoulder Top (on sale)/ Redone Levis / Rose Bag / Sunglasses / Earrings

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TOP SHELF BEAUTY

La Mer Beauty

My top shelf (well, actually my top drawer because our bathroom is lacking a medicine cabinet) had been upgraded by a few products I have been obsessing over. Today, I am sharing my top skincare products that I am always reaching for on the daily.

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Goop Instant Facial / Herbivore Face Mist / Kiehl’s Cleansing Oil / Resurfacing Mask / Creme de la Mer / Supergoop Sunscreen / Cuyana Travel Case

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FEWER, BETTER GIFT GUIDE

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We are just fifteen days away from Christmas eve and my little holiday break could not come at a more oportune time. I am ready to unplug and recharge to start the new year feeling inspired.  We will be traveling to Scottsdale to celebrate the holidays with my family and I am feeling extra giddy because my grandparents are coming this year. We have planned a weekend full of  family traditions, like going to Zoo Lights and celebrating my mom and Patrick’s birthdays the day after Christmas. They happen to be one day apart just days before Christmas.

Since I have a few extra gifts to find this year, I decided on gifting really special presents this year. When it comes to finding the “perfect” gift for someone I think something personal makes it extra special .  I have always been a huge fan of the brand, Cuyana (see here and here) and their mission for fewer, better things. This year I am taking on their mantra when it comes to gifting my loved ones.

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Cuyana Travel Cases (c/o)

IN MY MAKEUP BAG

La Mer Créme de la Mer / Goop Instant Facial / One Love Organics Brightening Serum / Stowaway BB Cream / Nars Blush and Bronzer 

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THE PERFECT BLOWOUT

Fromm Beauty

Do you ever wish you could figure out how to get a perfect blowout at home?

Whenever I get my hair cut, I always try and make my blowout last for as many days after since I can never seem to get it perfect after the first wash.  My hair is naturally curly (and not the pretty curls that you would lust over). Since I was young I have been blowing out my locks and then using all the hot tools to smooth out that frizz.  What I didn’t realize is that I just needed the right brushes to use to get that lasting blowout like at the salon.

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BEAUTY DETAILS: JUNE

By Rosie Jane Fragrance

I have said this before but when it comes to beauty, I am pretty low maintenance. However, the older I get the more products I find filling my drawers.  Here are my June Beauty Picks:

Caviar Anti-Aging Shampoo and Conditioner / Caviar Volume Spray /  Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oil Spray / Kérastase Elixir Ultime Beautifying Oil  / L’Oréal Sublime Bronze Towlettes / By Rosie Jane Fragrance Oils / Kérastase VIP Spray 

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OIL OBSESSED

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No matter what the season, my skin is always dry.  I  am lucky enough to be blessed with clear skin, but no matter the season, my skin is always craving hydration. Coming from a girl that has dry/sensitive skin, here are a few tips on how to keep that skin glowing and smooth.

TAKE A HOT SHOWER

The first thing I do in the morning is take a hot shower. I turn on the shower as hot as it will go and let the steam fill the bathroom.  I then hop in and turn down the heat and let the steam open my pores and let the moisture soak in.

FIND BEAUTY PRODUCTS THAT WORK FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE

This winter Bare Minerals sent me a quiz to find out what skin type I was before sending me their new 3- step Skinsorials line.  After taking the test, I found out (well, already knew) that I was the standard dry/sensitive skin type.  I have to be honest, when it comes to trying new products I am always a little nervous at first. Thankfully trying out the new Skinsorials line was a little easier since I have been a fan of Bare Minerals since high school. It was actually the first non-drug store makeup I ever purchased and I still use their powder foundation to this day!

My 3-Step Skinsorials Routine

Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil.  Oil cleansing has been all the rage lately, but until now I had never tried one because I was so nervous it was going to leave my face feeling greasy.  Well, I was completely wrong.  When you wash your face, gently massage the oil onto your dry skin and then lightly dampen your fingers.  This will activate the scent of Lavender and Tangerine and leaves your skin feeling silk smooth.

Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion. Serums are pretty much the best thing since sliced bread.  The older I get, the more and more I noticed those little fine lines around my eyes and forehead.  Honestly, I should have started taking better care of my skin when I was younger, but now I am doing everything I can to help prevent the signs of aging.  This new serum helps to promote your skin’s vitality and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (yes, please!).  The best part is that it smells amazing.

Butter Drench.  This restorative rich cream soaks into my super dry skin and leaves it feeling so moisturized.  I have been using it every night and I love the feeling of waking up with soft skin.

You can pick out your 3-part ritual here based on your skin type.

DRINK LOTS OF WATER 

I am so guilty of not doing this, but it really does make a huge difference for keeping your skin glowing and moisturized.

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*The post was created in collaboration with Bare Minerals.