Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Today, I'm continuing my "Routines" series with my evening skincare routine! I love, love, love evening skincare. I use good quality, effective products that stay on my skin all night.
To start off, I remove all of my makeup. I use a separate eye makeup remover, because my eyes are sensitive to nearly everything.
Sonia Kashuk Eye Makeup Remover
I have not been using this very long, but I instantly liked it. The solution separates in the bottle, so you have to shake it up before you put it on a cotton round. I hold the cotton round on my eyes for about 20-ish seconds and voila! Eye makeup removed!
Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm
This is such a nice cleansing balm! I've been using it for a while. Although it's not super luxe feeling/smelling like the REN one, it is very effective. It's a bare bones cleanser and totally worth the price.
fresh Soy Face Cleanser
I follow up my first cleanse with a second cleanse. The first cleanse is more makeup removal than cleaning. The second cleanse actually gets my skin good and clean. I use this with my Clarisonic Mia. Recently, I tried the normal brush head with my Mia, but it's been too rough on my skin. I am going to switch back to the Sensitive brush head.
Caudalie Vinosource S.O.C. Morning Eye Rescue
While my toner is drying, I apply my eye cream. Right now I'm using this Caudalie cream, and it's lovely. This is a sample from a Birchbox some months back, and it's still going strong! I find that eye cream samples last forever.
Kate Somerville Clarifying Treatment Toner
After I clean my skin, I use my exfoliating toner. Right now I am using the Kate Somerville Clarifying Toner. It is so nice. It's no P50V, but it's pretty close. It's gentle and does not dry out my skin.
Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic
I followup my exfoliating toner with a moisturizing toner. This Liz Earle Tonic is so, so nice. You can feel the hydration sinking into your skin when you apply this. I keep this in a spray bottle so I can mist my skin with it. It feels amazing!
I follow up my toners with a serum.
REN Radiance Perfecting Serum
This is the serum I use on my good skin days. It gives my skin a more radiant look and reduces my acne scarring. It has a lovely citrus scent!
REN ClearCalm3 Replenishing Night Cream (now called Replenishing Night Cream)
This is the serum I use on my bad skin days. It's perfect for acne prone skin. It works on your current break outs, reduces excess sebum, and prevents acne scarring. I have seen such an improvement in my skin I started using this!
Origins High-Potency Night-a-Mins
I end my routine with a moisturizer. This one has been a staple in my routine for months, and it's not going anywhere soon. There are so many great ingredients that are amazing for your skin. It revives dull skin and sloughs away your dry skin.
I know my evening routine sounds like a lot, but it doesn't take me any time at all. I've been so happy with this combination of products, that I had to share it!
Linking up with Carly and Molly.
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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Dress // Rings // Sandals // Purse // Necklace
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Skirt // Necklace // Hobo // Sunglasses // Tank // Sandals
Friday, April 18, 2014
Bottom: Left // Middle // Right
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Today, I am so excited to introduce you all to Nashona. Nashona is an amazing company that I just learned about a few months ago. Nashona was founded by Lillian and Penni, who met as student and teacher at a local community college. They both love fashion and started Nashona together.
It spans two cultures, as their clothing and accessories are made in Tanzania (Lillian's home country) and are sold here in North Carolina. Each piece is completely individual. They make only five sizes (xs, s, m, l, xl) in each fabric. So, you literally have the only piece in your size!
Their prints are amazing and are surprisingly versatile. Each print is so incredibly eye-catching!
Not only do they make amazing clothes, but they also give back to the communities in North Carolina and Tanzania. At our local community college, they are starting up a scholarship for working moms going back to school. How awesome is that? As a mom who worked and went to school, this makes me so happy for the future recipient of the scholarship!
This summer, Lillian will be traveling to Tanzania to The Shalom Children's Orphanage in Karatu. They will be presenting checks to a couple students so they can attend school!
Lillian and Penni are doing amazing things, and I am so happy to show how I styled the skirt they gifted me.