Rebecca Lately

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

NIGHT TIME & MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE | NIP + FAB & OTHER CRUELTY FREE BRANDS

The NIP + FAB items were sent to me for review.  All opinions are mine alone.

This year, I've been having a really hard time with my skin.  Out of the blue, my face and body started breaking out.  At first, I attributed it to being on city water instead of county.  Then, I thought my hair conditioner was getting on my skin and wasn't getting rinsed off in the shower.  I never really figured out what was causing my break outs, but it recently started clearing up when I switched up a few products in my skincare routine.

I don't know if my skin just needed a change, but I'm going to keep on doing what I'm doing!

And here's what I'm doing. :)

NIGHT TIME

Makeup Removal

I have outrageously sensitive eyes.  As in, the only eye makeup remover I could use (up until recently) was the L'Oreal Clean Artiste Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover.  In the last couple months, I decided to start supporting cruelty free beauty brands.  That means that I will no longer be purchasing my go-to eye makeup remover.  My first task was to find an eye makeup remover that doesn't sting my eyes and make them swell up.
It actually wasn't easy.  I tried a few from the drugstore, but they irritated my eyes very badly.  It didn't take me long to splurge on these RMS Beauty The Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipes.  They are basically soft little squares soaked in coconut oil.  I've tried using coconut oil before to remove my eye makeup, but it never worked as well as these do.  You can also add water to the wipe if you need a little more moisture on the wipe.

Rebecca Lately NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Ole Henriksen Counter Balance Hydrator Say Yes to Blueberries Eye Cream

Rebecca Lately NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Ole Henriksen Counter Balance Hydrator Say Yes to Blueberries Eye Cream

CLEANSE

The next step is half makeup removal/half cleanse.  This NIP + FAB Glycolic Cleanse Fix melts away my makeup and cleanses my skin.  I always like to remove my makeup before I cleanse my face.  Essentially, I am double cleansing my face with this, but the first wash removes my makeup.  It contains glycolic acid and amino acids that gently exfoliate your skin.  For some added moisture, it also contains olive oil.  My face feels very smooth and fresh after using this.



Rebecca Lately NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Ole Henriksen Counter Balance Hydrator Say Yes to Blueberries Eye Cream

Rebecca Lately NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Ole Henriksen Counter Balance Hydrator Say Yes to Blueberries Eye Cream

Rebecca Lately NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Ole Henriksen Counter Balance Hydrator Say Yes to Blueberries Eye Cream

TREATMENT
Every few nights, I like to do an exfoliating treatment.  I've been using the NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix pads.  They sent me the extreme night version, and they have been so nice.  They contain more glycolic acid than the regular pads, so I only use this a couple times a week.  If you've never used a topical exfoliant before, this is a great place to start.  The price point is affordable and they are very user friendly.

Rebecca Lately NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Ole Henriksen Counter Balance Hydrator Say Yes to Blueberries Eye Cream

Rebecca Lately NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Ole Henriksen Counter Balance Hydrator Say Yes to Blueberries Eye Cream

Rebecca Lately NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Ole Henriksen Counter Balance Hydrator Say Yes to Blueberries Eye Cream

I use an eye treatment twice a day, without fail.  My undereye area is extremely dry, and I really want to keep it hydrated so my skin will stay looking young as long as possible.  This Say Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment is actually the first eye cream product I ever used.  I remember being so impressed by it the first time around.  At the beginning of this year, I picked up again while I was at the drugstore.  I am glad to report that it is still impressive!


Rebecca Lately NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Ole Henriksen Counter Balance Hydrator Say Yes to Blueberries Eye Cream

MOISTURIZER

My routine is finished off with my night time moisturizer.  Spoiler alert: I'm currently using a facial oil as a moisturizer at night.  My face has been so problematic lately, I went full force and simply started using my amazing Rodial STEMCELL Super-Food Facial oil in place of moisturizer.  It's been amazing.  After exfoliating with the glycolic acid, it's important to moisturize really well.  My skin feels so smooth and hydrated. 


Rebecca Lately NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Ole Henriksen Counter Balance Hydrator Say Yes to Blueberries Eye Cream

Rebecca Lately NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Ole Henriksen Counter Balance Hydrator Say Yes to Blueberries Eye Cream

MORNING

In the morning, I just like to get ready and go. My morning routine is much simpler.  I start off with my NIP + FAB Glycolic Scrub Fix in the shower. It's a gritty cleanser that really wakes me up first thing.  Then, I apply my Say Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment. I follow that up with my Ole Henriksen Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator.

Rebecca Lately NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Ole Henriksen Counter Balance Hydrator Say Yes to Blueberries Eye Cream

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

ELEGANTEES | THE LAUREN DRESS WITH SASH BELT

Last week, I shared a comfy work look using the Elegantees Lauren Dress without the coordinating sash.  The dress + cardigan + sash was too much in that particular outfit.  A couple weekends ago it was so hot that I wore the dress by itself.  Typically, my office is freezing, so I will definitely pair this with a cardigan in the future for work.  However, for the weekend, this is perfect by itself.

T-shirt dresses are the easiest way to get up and go on the weekends.  Paired with some cute sandals and a necklace or earrings, there's nothing easier when you want to focus on what you're doing rather than what you're wearing.  The Elegantees Lauren Dress comes with a coordinating sash belt, and I think it's so cute.  It adds definition to the shape of the dress and accentuates my waist.

And since I'm a creature of habit and tend to just use the things I love vs. make each outfit perfectly matchy-matchy, I was also carrying my favorite Kate Spade satchel.  This neutral color goes with so many outfits, I carry it all the time.  But to be honest, I'm not interested in switching out my purse for every outfit.  So although this literally does not go with every outfit, it's my purse of choice at the moment.

Rebecca Lately Elegantees Lauren Dress Grape Sash
Dress: Elegantees // Necklace: ONecklace c/o // Sandals: Target - thrifted // Purse: Kate Spade - similar
Rebecca Lately Elegantees Lauren Dress Grape Sash

Rebecca Lately Elegantees Lauren Dress Grape Sash

Rebecca Lately Elegantees Lauren Dress Grape Sash

Rebecca Lately Elegantees Lauren Dress Grape Sash

Rebecca Lately Elegantees Lauren Dress Grape Sash

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Friday, June 16, 2017

PINK & BLACK LACE DRESS

This dress was sent to me to style.  I chose it, and all opinions are mine alone.

When I was younger, I was so not a girly girl.  I did not like girly colors or anything that seemed super girly.  The funny thing is, I've always been girly, because fashion and beauty have always been super fun to me.  But, you would definitely find me in plain jeans and plain tees 100% of the time.

Over time, I've become a bit more of a girly girl on the exterior, hence why I looove this lacy number from Rosegal.  I was a little nervous about the fit, but since the waist is cinched and elasticated it really pulls it all together.  Going by the size chart, I got a 2XL (the sizing is all over the place, so definitely consult the measurements chart), and it fits so well.  I love the fringe, eyelash lace, too!  It's such a cute detail.  This will definitely be one of those dresses I wear for a long time!

Rebecca Lately Pink Black Lace Dress Black Wedges Stella & Dot Sutton Necklace
Dress: Rosegal // Shoes: Target - old - similar // Necklace: Stella & Dot

Rebecca Lately Pink Black Lace Dress Black Wedges Stella & Dot Sutton Necklace


Rebecca Lately Pink Black Lace Dress Black Wedges Stella & Dot Sutton Necklace


Rebecca Lately Pink Black Lace Dress Black Wedges Stella & Dot Sutton Necklace

Rebecca Lately Pink Black Lace Dress Black Wedges Stella & Dot Sutton Necklace

Rebecca Lately Pink Black Lace Dress Black Wedges Stella & Dot Sutton Necklace

Rebecca Lately Pink Black Lace Dress Black Wedges Stella & Dot Sutton Necklace

Rebecca Lately Pink Black Lace Dress Black Wedges Stella & Dot Sutton Necklace

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

BRIGHT CORAL AND WHITE

I used my Stitch Fix referral code in this post.  If you click it and ordered a Stitch Fix, I will be given a $25 credit for Stitch Fix.  Also,if you join Stitch Fix, you will have your own code to use as well!  Please do not feel obligated to click my link, but thank you if you do!

If you've been a reader of my blog for a long time, you've seen my style evolve so much over the years.  I used to love layers and pattern mixing and belts and mixing metals and .... you get the point. My style used to be a lot 'busier' than it is now.    Now, I love simple color palettes and occasionally pattern mixing or combining crazy colors together.  For the most part, keeping it simple feels so good and stress free right now.  I love it!

I absolutely adore this top that I received in a Stitch Fix box last year.  At some point, I thought to request a 'Princess Kate' inspired box.  It was a genius move, because I received so many items that I loved (and still love!).  This top is definitely one of them.  I love the color and the scallop detailing is just enough to keep it interesting.

Rebecca Lately Stitch Fix 41Hawthorn Catalonia Scallop Trim Blouse Ann Taylor Skinny Jeans Target Wedges Fan Fringe Necklace
Top: 41Hawthorn Catalonia Scallop Trim Blouse - via Stitch Fix - simila
Jeans: Ann Taylor // Wedges: Target - old - similar // Necklace: Old

Rebecca Lately Stitch Fix 41Hawthorn Catalonia Scallop Trim Blouse Ann Taylor Skinny Jeans Target Wedges Fan Fringe Necklace

Rebecca Lately Stitch Fix 41Hawthorn Catalonia Scallop Trim Blouse Ann Taylor Skinny Jeans Target Wedges Fan Fringe Necklace


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