My Winter Skincare Routine

Monday, January 22, 2018

Brrr! Winter Winter Winter! ❄ for most people it is a great time to ski, sled, build snowmen, and have snowball fights. It's great for people like my husband, and others who enjoy winter activities, but.... I AM NOT ONE OF THEM 😰 When I think of winter I just see shorter days, runny noses, and cold mornings. It's not all bad though it gives me an excuse to be a homebody, and stuff my face. I really enjoy having a cup of warm tea in my fuzzy socks and cozy pants, but I am most definitely a tropical person. Anyway I really wanted share my winter skincare routine with you guys. My skin is usually oily year-round, but when winter comes around my skin changes to combo. Salt Lake City, Utah has really bad air quality, and is one of the driest states i’ve lived in. This routine really helps me combat dry skin in these harsh weather conditions.


1. Dermae Micellar Water Vitamin C- I always double cleanse my skin especially since I have  been sleeping for 6-8 + hours. Throughout the night excess dirt,and oils build up on your skins surface. If you aren't washing your face daily it will lead to breakouts and clogged pores. This Micellar water lifts the impurities off of my skin. I personally enjoy Vitamin C for my morning routines to refresh, and brighten my skin.

2. Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser- This has got to be one of my favorite cleansers year round. Not only is it affordable but it is effective since it has a low ph of 5 it doesn't strip your skin. It also has a mild BHA exfoliant to deeply cleanses the skin and soothes breakouts. Sometimes I will mix the Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser to prevent further breakouts. It has salicylic acid which releases acne medication that remains active for hours. (be careful if used to often may cause skin irritation always use spf to protect your skin)  

3. Lush Cosmetics Eau Roma Water- Since I'm prone to dry and irritated skin in the winter I use this toner water. It has rose water which calms irritations and helps my redness. It also has lavender water making my skin feel supple, and balanced.

4. May Coop Raw Sauce Peach & Lily- I absolutely love this essence I have raved all about it in a previous blog post. This essence was the first one I had ever used in my routine. I have tried other ones, but this one is just my personal go to. It is highly concentrated with 93% maple tree sap. It allows the essence and following products to sink deeper into the skin for better absorption.

5. The Ordinary. Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%- Both of these ingredients are vital for my oily skin. Niacinamide helps with uneven skin tone, and pores, and Zinc helps control oil production.

6. SKINFOOD Peach Sake Emulsion🍑- Peach in itself has a significant amount of minerals, and vitamins such as vitamin A & C. The antioxidants of this product helps with anti-aging and free radical damage. Sake helps promote blood circulation, and tightens the pores.

7. The Ordinary. Caffeine Solution 5% EGCG- Since I often get oily eyelids this is a great water based serum eye gel. EGCG is an abbreviated fancy word for a compound found in green tea leaves. This product really helps reduce my puffy eyes, and helps with my dark circles.

8. Elf Daily Hydration Moisturizer-  This is one of the household skincare favorites my husband really likes this moisturizer. Even though we have different skin types we both enjoy this product. Each one of us has our own, and wont use each others that's how serious it is!  It’s light weight, and my skin feels nourished. Dermatologists have tested this product, and loved that it locked in hydration. This cream is infused with cucumber, jojoba, Shea butter, and aloe.

9. Dermae Radiant Glow Face Oil- I really love this oil it is so great, and gives me that pop! I feel so luxurious and like I'm getting that JLO glow. This oil really helps me in the winter to combat dehydration, and definitely provides radiance. I also love that Dermae is a brand that is cruelty-free and vegan.

10. Fresh Sugar Lip Caramel Hydrating Balm- Fresh as a brand is one of my favorites they have amazing skincare products. This lip balm is great to seal in hydration, and soothe the lips.  

Disneyland Outfit The Little Mermaid

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

As you can tell I'm a huge Disney freak! Disneyland is my escape to be a kid, ride fun rides, and eat delicious food! (Pommes Frites & Mickey Mouse Beignets🤤) I love Disney because it all stems back to my childhood. The movies were always cute, had fun songs, and a great positive storyline. I learned that I just had a deep emotional connection with them. Not to get too personal, but a lot of the characters didn't have both parents or any at all. I never realized that it always really hit me subconsciously. I was raised by a wonderful single mother, and an amazing grandmother. They both did a great job with us kids, and did their best given their own personal circumstances. Just watching the strong family ties, or the strength of one within themselves genuinely struck me. As an adult I learned that you don't need to come from a perfect family life to be happy. You are never truly alone always remember you have loved ones who care💓. Whether one is blood- related to you or not there will always be someone that loves and supports you 100%.👪
" The Flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all." -Mulan
(I've linked some of the items worn in this photo sorry my dress was no longer available!)

Ariel Sneakers
Shell Cardigan
Earrestible Creations

Mexico Cruise Vlog 2017

I wanted to share our trip to the Mexican Riviera! It was a lot of fun and we ate tons and enjoyed ourselves. My personal favorite spot was definitely Mazatlan it was the most authentic of the three. I hope you like clips from my travel vlog!

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