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Giftable L’Occitane Advent Calendars (Yes please!)

Fa la la la la… Who’s ready for the holidays?! After Halloween, everything sort of just seems like a flurry, at least for me. Let the craziness begin! Thankfully, I have just the thing to help you get prepared 😉 Wondering what to get your mother-in-law for Christmas? Your skincare obsessed BFF? Well… Don’t fret! The L’Occitane advent calendars are here to save the day (again)! Here are a few of my favorites from each set: Luxury Advent Calendar Almond Delicious Hands. THIS STUFF IS AMAZING. I’ve raved about it before, I know, I know. But it’s just so good, I had to mention it again. It smells heavenly and it makes your hands as soft as a baby’s bum. I always keep one stocked in my purse! Roses et Reines Hand & Nail Cream. Gimme all the creams. I really love the scent of this product and again, it leaves you feeling silky smooth. My hands and nail beds get SO cracked in the winter, so it’s products like this that literally save me! …

L’Occitane + Rifle Paper Co. Fall Faves

L’Occitane has partnered with Rifle Paper Co. and it’s a beautiful thing. It’s basically the best of the best joining forces, so… Yeah. It’s pretty rad. Winter is coming (nooooo) and if you’re like me you’re trying to get prepped. What new boots do I need? Beanies? Scarves? And oh yeah, my skin! It can be quite the rough transition if you don’t have the right products. I for one am going to avoid my skin taking a beating this season! My hands and elbows tend to get dry and cracked during the winter, so I live by this stuff. The travel sizes are perfect for your purse and for holiday gifts (even stocking stuffers) for the upcoming holiday season. Plus, since L’Occitane has partnered with Rifle Paper Co. the packaging is cuter than ever! A few of my favorites from the L’Occitane + Rifle Paper Co. collection… I truly can’t say enough about the hand cream. My husband was skeptical but then I made him use it and he now understands my obsession, ha. …

Summer Treasures Set w/ L’Occitane

Real talk– The Summer Treasures set from L’Occitane is AWESOME. It has so many fun products to try and they’re all in travel size, woohoo! Perfect to just stick in your purse while you’re on the run this summer. I know I am! The box is also great because you get to test out all kinds of fabulous products and plan for which ones you need in full size. I’ve gone through and listed every product that comes in the set and a little more about why I like it. There are definitely quite a few that I’ll need to purchase again! First up, the Almond Shower Oil. This is actually a body cleanser that turns from oil to a milky texture when you use it in the shower. Say whaaa? It leaves your skin feeling incredibly smooth and it smells absolutely amazing. This is the first shower oil that I’ve ever tried and I’ve really enjoyed it! The Immortelle Essential Water is essentially an alcohol-free toner enriched with immortelle floral water. It helps to cleanse …

The Santorini Sun

Jono and I had such a fun time on our vacation! I’m not gonna lie, it was a little hard to come home… Back to reality! Both England and Greece were on my bucket list, so I’ve been stoked to have finally been able to check them off😉 Santorini was obviously the warmer of the two locations. The weather was perfect in the low 80s. #takemeback We made sure to drink LOTS of water, walked a ton, and of course lathered up with sunscreen.   I brought my Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydradtion®  Face Lotion with me because I knew I’d want good protection from the Greek sun! Plus, my skin hasn’t seen the light in a while and the first time seeing the sun can be a little scary if you know what I mean… This face sunscreen was an absolute necessity in Santorini. We were outside all day long. Even though I know that it’s important to protect your skin anytime that you’re outside, it’s easy for me to forget to use sunscreen when I’m not …

Summer Skin

A little skin history… I used to use a lot of beaded cleansers that doubled as scrubs until my dermatologist told me to kick them to the curb. I can’t even tell you how big of a difference it’s made for my skin since switching to soft cleansers like this one. Here’s the way that my dermatologist explained it to me: When you use beaded cleansers and scrubs, they continually open your acne wounds and spread the infection around. So you feel like you’re getting a “deep clean” but in reality it’s enabling the infection, aka your acne, to stay and spread. #nothankyou! I’ve found that TULA has really great products that are not only gentle for your skin, but they also revitalize. TULA offers a 3-product face routine to help your skin stay healthy and I’ve really loved it! First, you start with the TULA Purifying Cleanser. It’s not overly foamy and it leaves your skin feeling nice and clean. Next, you apply your pH Resurfacing Gel to get your pH to its proper …

Clarins Body Fit

Helloooo San Fransisco! Jono and I are just enjoying a little weekend getaway. And the view from our hotel is BOMB. But, let’s talk fitness for a second. It has been one of my goals this year to become more firm. I’m tired of being squishy. I’m not trying to lose inches or anything, I just want to feel… Harder. More toned. It’s not too much to ask for (or so I thought) so I figure it’s a good goal. I’ve discovered that I’m pretty weak #embarrassing. Meh, oh well. I’m working on it! Anyway… While on my new mission to get fit, I discovered this really great product called Body Fit by Clarins and it’s kind of genius. A product that helps reduce cellulite? Like, whaaaaa? I didn’t even know that was a thing! All of the product reviews that I read were amazing, sooo I decided to try it. I’ll admit, even after reading all of the raving reviews I was still a little skeptical, but I’m starting to see a difference! My …

T3 Styling Wand & Confidence

While checking out at the grocery store today, our sweet cashier began loading some of our bags into our cart. As she was loading the cart, she smashed one bags that was underneath– Not a big deal at all. She immediately noticed that the bag in the bottom of the cart contained more fragile produce and began apologizing. You could see the doubt in her face as she said aloud that she wasn’t good at her job. My husband and I looked at each other with a bit of shock and assured her that she was doing a great job. It may have been a seemingly small experience, but the doubt that she had about herself and her abilities really struck me. She was so kind and absolutely capable of her job and without knowing her, I would say that she is probably far more capable than what her job entails. This experience got me thinking– How many times do we do that to ourselves? How many times do we doubt our capabilities and tear …

The Pink Hair Guide

Pink hair! It’s so fun! To achieve your perfect shade, it will be a process, but a fun one I promise! I’ve listed pastel hair best practices, as well as products that you’ll need to keep your hair fresh and healthy. This post is looong overdue. I apologize that it has taken me so very long to publish, but now it’s here! 1. Start with platinum/white blonde hair. This is a delicate process… If you naturally have darker hair this must be taken in steps. Going platinum can really damage your hair, so you have to be careful. I’d suggest going to a hair dresser that specializes in bleaching, so that you can get the very best treatment and avoid as much damage as possible. 2. Add color to your conditioner. My killer hair dresser adds color to my deep conditioner for me so that every time I wash, I add some more color to my hair. It helps to both avoid as much fading as possible and to moisturize the hair. Bleached hair can get …

Contouring w/ Maskcara IIID Foundation

I’ll be the first to admit that I am no makeup guru. In my teens, I just did what my mom did, which wasn’t much (a powder foundation and mascara– That’s it). I added bronzer to the mix and ended up over bronzering my face for years… Orange much? I didn’t even use a concealer for under my eyes until a few years ago– Yikes. So, needless to say my makeup routine has been quite the journey. Anybody feel me? I’m very happy to say that I now have a much healthier and more effective makeup regime (hooray!). One of my favorite new easy to use products that I’ve found is Maskara’s IIID Foundation and I’m super excited to share it with you!! We’ve all seen those scary Pinterest photos where girls have those crazy intense contour lines all over their face. It always remind me of some sort of Halloween feline makeup… A tiger, maybe? Anyway, this is NOT that. Yes, it’s a contour palette, but do not fear! It’s super easy to use and appears very …

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LipSense w/ Glam Glimmer Gloss

If you have a driven female in your life, any sort of social media, or you live on planet Earth, you’ve probably heard of LipSense by now. It’s a smudge proof, kiss proof, waterproof all day lip color that you probably need in your life. It’s super nice because you don’t ever have to worry about getting it on your teeth (I don’t know about anybody else but that’s a huge problem for me), you never have to not kiss someone, your boyfriend, husband, children, etc. for fear of transferring your lip color, and there are over 70 different colors to choose from, so… My cute sister-in-law Allyson sells this magical product and let me just tell you– It’s the stuff of unicorns. Not only do I really love the product, but Allyson creates super helpful videos on her FB Page (you have to request access to the page) and I’ve even seen her Facetime girls that she doesn’t even know to answer questions/show how to use the product– She’s awesome. Plus, if you’re looking …