Friday, March 16, 2018

My Skincare Routine + Link Up

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Recently, I've been getting a lot of compliments on my skin and complexion.  I did change up my skincare routine about six months ago, and I guess it's now showing!  Since I've had several requests to share my skincare routine, I decided to put together a post of my top, daily used products.  You'll notice that a lot of the skincare that I use is by SeneGence (most commonly known for LipSense), which I happen to be a distributor for.  I joined the company a little over a year ago, not even knowing that they made skincare!  Never in a million years did I think I would be working for a direct sales company, but after trying LipSense just once, I was hooked, and knew I needed the product in every color.  So I signed up to be a distributor for the discount, and to sell LipSense to my friends and family because I knew they would love it too, and it's turned into a great business. 

 It wasn't until six months ago, that I decided to try SeneGence's skincare, and you guys, I've been missing out!  These products have actually given me great results (a lot of products that I've tried in the past, just don't work on me)!  Not only are they good for your skin, but they contain SenePlex Complex, which is a kinetic enzyme that speeds up the rate of cellular renewal.  That means your dead skin (epidermis) is going to shed at a faster rate, revealing a fresh, new layer of skin, in hence, making you look younger, faster.  

Although I do add some other products into my mix weekly, these are the products that I use on a daily basis, and would cry if I were without them!

Skincare routine for 30 year olds

SeneGence Normal To Dry 3-in-1 Cleanser:  (used morning and night) I love this facial cleaner!  It cleanses, exfoliates, and tones all in one, while helping to maintain skin's moisture.  Available in four formulas (Dry, Normal to Dry, Normal to Oily and Oily to Acne) there is a perfect option for every skin type.  It's detergent free (a major plus for me) and it has anti-aging properties.  So while it's cleansing all the dirt and makeup off my face at the end of the day, it's also working to make me look younger!  Plus, it's gentle enough for my sensitive skin.

SeneSerum-C:  (used morning and night) I've said it before, and I'll say it again: every women, no matter what age, should be using a Vitamin C serum on her face!  Not only is Vitamin C necessary for collagen production (which by the way stops in your late 20!!), but it also protects your skin cells from free radical damage.  But don't be fooled, not every Vitamin C serum does what it claims.  Vitamin C needs to be stabilized and active in order to reap it's benefits.  Most serums that you get from the drug store (and some department stores) are not packaged in a way to keep the Vitamin C stabilized, which means by the time you buy the product, and get it on your face, the vitamin is no longer active, and therefore not going to give you any results.  SeneSerum-C is packaged in little, pearl-like beads that keep it stable until the second you put it on your face!  It's also a 100% natural blend of the most advanced anti-aging ingredients known today.  It works to repair damaged skin cells, while preventing further damage, and create healthier, firmer skin,  It also helps reduce the signs of sun and age spots.

Sorry for the info overload, I just feel so strongly about this product!

Nangai Oil: (used day and night) There is nothing that my dry skin craves more during the winter than an oil.  So finding one that was both non-comedogenic, and good for the skin was important.  Little did I know (at first) that the company I work had Nangai Oil, which is the most hydrating ingredient on the planet.  No lie!  It is made with 94%-97% Triglycerides, and is the purest form of moisture known today that can be applied to the skin.  Not only is it all natural, but it also has anti-aging properties.  Although I don't use it every morning, just the ones I'm feeling extra dry, I do use it nightly all over my face.  I also use it on my cuticles, in my hair, and for the dry patches on my elbows.  

SeneGence Daytime Moisturizer:  (used morning) This moisturizer is lightweight and doesn't feel greasy on the skin.  It also has anti-aging advantages, and a mechanical shield that protects from the sun and free radicals.

elta MD UV Daily:  Although both my daytime moisturizer, and foundation both have sun protection (equivalent to an SPF 30), my dermatologist taught me that it's never enough to use beauty products with SPF.  That's when she told be about elta MD's UV Daily, and I've been addicted since.  As someone who battles with melasma, I'll never leave the house without this on.  It feels light on the skin, and it doesn't have a scent.  It's actually the only SPF that I've tried that doesn't have even the slightest sunscreen smell.

Dr Brandt No More Baggage: (used morning) It was a couple of months ago, that every single blogger I follow was raving about this product, so I had to give it a try!  It claims to reduce the look of under eye bags, dark circles, and fine lines.  Although it hasn't done much for my fine line and dark circles, it does help with my puffy eyes in the morning.  Immediately after applying, I can feel my skin tightening, making those sleepless nights, or that extra glass of wine the night before, go unnoticed.

SeneGence Eye Cream: (used nighttime) For nights, I use SeneGence Eye Cream.  This is a thicker formula than any other eye cream that I've tried, and goes on like silk.  Not only does it improve the skin's hydration, but it soothes the delicate skin around the eye, and helps to increase elasticity.

R&F Lash Boost: (used nighttime) This products has worked miracles on my eyelashes!  I've tried a few eyelash serums in the past, and none have given me the results that Lash Boost has given me (and yes, that includes the SeneGence Lash Extend).  For someone who normally lacks in the eyelash department, mine have grown long enough that I actually get compliments on them!  Plus, paired with my all time favorite mascara,  and I almost don't need to use false lashes anymore!  

SeneGence Skincare

Seneserum C

Nangai Oil

The best skincare products

Lash Boost review
Thermal (wearing size medium) | Joggers (love this pair too)| Necklace 

 I wish everyone a great weekend! I'd love to hear, what is your favorite skincare product?  Leave me your answer in the comments below.

Skinecare routine steps
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The feature blogger is Katrina from Katrina Gwen Rose.  I'm loving this red lip on her, and she has the best tips on choosing the right lipstick shade for your skin tone.  Make sure to stop by her blog to check out the post, and say hello.


Friday, March 9, 2018

White High Neck Blouse

High neck white blouse #whiteblouse
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Happy Friday friends!  I hope all my fellow New Englanders didn't get hit too bad with this week's snow storm.  I have to admit, it was fun for a minute, but now I'm ready for it all to melt!

Currently, I have an obsession with feminine white tops.  I'm not sure if it's because they remind me of the spring, or that they're the perfect item to freshen up your wardrobe, but I can't stop adding them to my closet.  Luckily, most of the ones that I have fallen in love with have been reasonably priced, including this high neck blouse that I'm wearing, which is under $20!  The sad news is that it's already sold out.  However, I did find a similar option, and am linking all of the ones on my wish list below.
Although I mostly see myself styling this blouse with a pair of light wash distressed jeans and wedges, it's still very much winter here in New England, so I decided to pair it with black jeans and added my tweed blazer for extra warmth.  You may remember when I last styled this blazer (here) for a casual look.  I love how it gave today's outfit a dressier feel.  All I would have to do is swap out my black jeans for dress pants, and I would be ready for the office!

White Blouse #whiteblouse #springstyle

Forever 21 White Blouse #affordablefashion #whiteblouse

Dressy white blouse #whiteblouse #Highneckblouse

Long Sleeve White Blouse #whiteblouse #springfashion

Whit Blouse Forever 21 #whiteblouse

White Blouse With Ruffle #whiteblouse #whitetop

White Blouse and Tweed Blazer #whiteblouse #tweedblazer

White Blouse Picks

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The feature blogger is Alexa of Fabes Fashion.  I'm loving her boho top, and she has the cutest maternity style!  Make sure to stop by Alexa's blog and say hello.


Friday, March 2, 2018

Floral Tie Sleeve Blouse + WW Link Up

Floral top #floraltop #springfashion
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 Lately, I've had all things spring has been on my mind, and there is nothing that says spring more than flowers.  So when first laid eyes on this floral print blouse, I knew that I needed it in my closet right away.  Not only do I love the feminine print, but the boxier cut and tie sleeves add a fun feel.  Although I mainly see myself wearing this blouse with my light distressed jeans and a pair of wedges, I decided to pair it with my dark skinnies for a date night look.  These high rise Rag and Bone jeans are my current my go-to dark pair, and they're included in the Shopbop buy more, save more sale this weekend!

I hope everyone has a great weekend.  I am currently in Killington, VT enjoying my first, and most likely last, ski weekend of the year.  Also I'm currently hosting a $400 Nordstrom gift card giveaway, which you can enter here.

Woman's Floral Top #floralblouse #springfashion

Affordable floral top #floraltop #springstyle #springfashion

Floral Print Blouse #springfashion

Floral Blouse #floraltop #springstyle #tiesleeveblouse

Floral Tie Sleeve Blouse #tiesleeveblouse #floraltop #springfashion

Foral Top #floralbouse #springstyle #datenightlook
Floral Top c/o | Jeans| Cardigan (short sleeve version here)| Earrings| Pumps| Sunglasses

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The feature blogger is Fonda of Savvy Southern Chic.  This red dress looks beautiful on her, and I love the lace up detail! Make sure to stop by her blog and say hello!