So, um, yeah. It's starting to get a bit nippy here in Kansas lately. I've started pulling out my sweaters now (for real this time). This sweater was a Forever 21 clearance find. I might have paid 10 bucks. Might. I'd bought it last year when I was experiencing my very first Midwest winter after over 10 years, and I probably bought about 15+ clearance sweaters from F21, H&M, and any other cheap retailer. I ain't ashamed to admit that. *smile*
Friday, October 24, 2014
So, I just wanted to update you guys on my "everyday" skincare routine. Well, basically fill you in on the products I use. I use the word "routine" loosely, as I won't even pretend like I have some day and night time ritual that I follow religiously. I don't. If follow it about 75% of the time, I'm happy.
Anyway, the picture above basically what I use on my skin on a daily (or almost daily) basis. I'm all out of the face wash that I've been using the most recently, which is this one. So, I've been using a liquid African black soap that I'd gotten at my local health food store. I use the facial cleanser with my Clariasonic Mia 2 once or twice a day. After cleansing my face, I use this Valentia Even Glow Vitamin C serum that was sent to me months ago to try. This serum is suppose to even skin tone, increase glow & radiance, and reduce fine lines. I can't attribute all my skin improvements on this Valentia serum, but I can say that it has done well as part of my line up. So, after the serum, I apply a moisturizer to my face, neck, and decolletage. At night, I apply the Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair moisturizer--of which I can't rave enough about. This stuff works WONDERS! Seriously, if you're over 30 years old and are not using a moisturizer at night that contains retinol, you are doing a disservice to yourself. It totally makes the skin look younger, gives it a glow and definitely reduces fine lines and wrinkles. This is the one product that I do make sure to use almost every night. Now, in the mornings after cleansing my face, I moisturize with the Neutrogena Oil-Free moisturizer that has SPF 35. If you do use a moisturizer that contains retinol, it is imperative that you use a moisturizer during the day that has at least an SPF 30. I won't go into why here. Just trust me on this.Oh and I've still been using the Exuviance peel about once every couple weeks. This has made a big difference in the texture of my skin as well.
So that my friends is my current skincare routine in a nutshell. Feel free to ask me any questions if you have. Be sure to check out more Valentia products HERE.
Have a great weekend!
This is a sponsored post. Vitamin Serum provided by Valentia.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the launch of Steven Webster's new jewelry line. I had a great time. He told us his story on how he got started and showed us a few pieces from his new line, Magnipheasant.
By the way, he has designed pieces for several celebrities. To name a couple Madonna and Elizabeth Taylor have worn his jewelry.
You can find his jewelry at Tivol here in Kansas City and I believe Neiman Marcus carries him as well.
Have a great Thursday!
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
These pants were a random TJ Maxx find from a month or so ago. I'd forgotten all about them until I was packing for my Vegas trip. So I tossed them in my suitcase, and went. I fell in love with them in Vegas. I love the elasticized hem which gives them a casual "jogging pant" style. I've gotta get more of these in some heavier material for the winter!
Happy Hump Day!
Shirt - Target
Tank - Bebe
Pants - TJ Maxx (similar, similar)
Shoes - Nine West