Monday, June 29, 2015

Treat Your Skin with Bioré Charcoal Products

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While makeup is fun and can really enhance your natural beauty, I believe that taking care of your skin is the foundation to good makeup! Think of your skin being a canvas-- if you have a canvas that had not been taken cared for properly, your paints (makeup) won't look good on it! Today I'm excited to share some amazing Bioré charcoal products with you that have helped my skin to feel great and look great. I found these products at my local Target, and have been incorporating them into my beauty routine!

I wash my face morning after I wake up, and at night after I take my makeup off. Taking my makeup off at night is probably one of my favorite moments-- I just feel so refreshed and clean! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE wearing makeup, but there is something so freeing about just letting your natural face be the way it is.

My nightly beauty routine is nothing fancy-- I take my makeup off (usually with makeup wipes), then I wash my face. Lately I've been using Bioré® Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser. Justin has also been using it, and we love the way it feels on our faces! It has a bit of a soothing effect, and makes our faces feel cool and clean. You can tell by the photo above that we've been using the cleanser frequently, since it's not all the way full anymore. It's a big deal for me to find a good facial cleanser because I have really sensitive skin. There are certain face washes that totally irritate and dry my skin out! For example, I took this cleanser to my parents' house when I visited a week ago and was too lazy to take it into the shower to wash my face. I ended using some other brand's face wash that was in the shower, and the next day my skin was dry, patchy, and red! And to make it worse, when this happens it always takes a week to heal. Ugh! This happens with certain cleansers, but the charcoal cleanser from Bioré is so gentle that my face had no problem switching to this wash! Win win.

Next, I make sure to moisturize my face. I've always had really dry skin, so moisturizing is a key part of my routine. Aaaaand that's about it with my nightly beauty routine. Yep, I'm boring. The thing is, I don't feel like I have to do much more, especially since using the new cleanser. I haven't had any bad breakouts since I've started using it! The natural charcoal in the cleanser is known for its ability to draw out and trap deep-down impurities. It is also infused with Japanese (!) Skin Purifying Technology. I love how my skin feels tingly smooth after using it! It is gentle enough for everyday use, and makes my skin feel amazing every time I wash with it.

makeup wipes are so quick and easy to use.

I also love incorporating "special beauty routines" every week to every other week to really treat my skin. The Bioré® Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strip is a new product that unclogs pores and draws out excess oil for the deepest clean. It keeps oil at bay for 24 hours. These strips also made my skin feel tingly and cool, which is one of the best feelings on my face, in my opinion!

I also love using a mask every other week or so. I recently tried out the Bioré® Self Heating One Minute Mask and can honestly say that it is my favorite mask I have ever used!! I like to call it a spa in a packet. This mask purifies pores 2.5x better than a basic mask. The unique formula heats on contact to open pores and removes pore-clogging dirt and oil. I was shocked at how warm it got the minute I touched the formula with my hand. It felt amazing on my face-- as if I were getting a facial at the spa! All it takes is one minute while most competitive masks take ten minutes to set. I loved this and will be buying more in the future! If you take away anything from my post today, make it be  TRY THE SELF HEATING MASKS out! I am obsessed with how good it felt!!

AHHH. Scary. But it felt oh so good. #noRAGRETS! ;)

^With how awesome my skin has been feeling, I feel confident enough to post a no makeup, no touched up photo on my public blog. As a matter of fact, I let my hair air dry in this photo as well. Being natural never felt so great.

You can find the mentioned products and more from Bioré at your local Target. Be sure to stop by and incorporate them into your beauty routine for healthier, happier skin!

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

The New Funky Fresh: Westwood Sunglasses Tribal Collection

Wood. It's the hip, new thing! Over the past couple years I've seen an increase in wood products-- watches, cute signs used as decor, and even for sunglasses. Westwood is a company based in Ogden, Utah that sells awesome wood sunglasses. However, they've taken the coolness level up several notches by announcing their new Tribal Collection line!

Through June 30th (just a few more days!!) they are looking for donors so they can come out with their new collection. The Tribal Collection is inspired by art from cultures around the world-- tattoos from the pacific islands, tapestry from the textile arts of ancient Latin America, henna patterns of India, wood carvings of the Pacific Northwest, and feather accessory inspired prints from the Native Americans.

For donating to their up and coming line, backers will receive wholesale pricing (50% discount!) to their collection! I LOVE that Westwood took a great product and made it into a spectacular product. Yes, wooden sunglasses are cool, but their Tribal Collection sunglasses are out of this world! I love all of the neat, unique designs they have come up with.

All frames feature polarized lenses, flexible hinges, and are feather light-weight. Each pair is handcrafted from high-quality natural woods or bamboo. Another cool feature? They FLOAT!

Be sure to take a a look at the Tribal Collection yourself for more information, and don't forget to donate! You'll be one of the first people to get to showcase the amazing new line!
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Friday, June 26, 2015

Essential Summer Outfits featuring Shop At Home

Thank you to for sponsoring this post! All opinions are 100% my own.

Personally, I would 100% rather do my shopping online than go to a store. I hate lines, crowds, waiting for dressing rooms, being in a dressing room, making awkward conversations with sales people, etc!! I much prefer sitting on the couch in my jammies with a bowl of ice cream when I shop ;) The best part? Online shopping just got even better with, an online coupon and cash back site! They are partnered with thousands of online retailers and more than 60 million members to deliver savings and rewards!

So yes, you read that right-- this site lets you find online coupons for extra savings AND you can get cash back from your purchases! Macy's is one of their online retailers. I LOVE Macy's because they have a variety of styles, sizes, and they have amazing sales. I've put together three essential summer outfits including pieces from Macy's that you'll want in your wardrobe this season!

Look 1: Casual Day out
I love this light, white tunic with the distressed denim! Adding the fringed booties adds a boho touch. Casual never looked so cool!

Look 2: Date Night
It's always fun to get dressed up whether you're looking good for your man or just want to dress up for a girl's night out! The combination of pink and purple is girly, fresh, and warm-- you'll be as hot as the sun. But not literally ;)

Look 3: Free Spirit
This look is probably my favorite! I LOVE the red dress/tunic with the turquoise bracelet. What a perfect summer combo! Adding the gladiator sandals and fringed bag completes the free spirited summer look.

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Happy shopping! xO
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