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So happy to be back in the swing of things with my go-to Senreve Maestra Bag!! It's the perfect bag because it's chic and can carry everything I need! I love textures and the color because its a neutral, but still adds so much to your look, buy here!
I am so happy to be partnering with Dryel and share with you more reasons to be obsessed!
Dryel has been such a lifesaver for me- especially during this pandemic! I can't stress enough how much I love their products because most importantly it has saved me not only money, but so much time! It's a fraction of the cost of dry cleaners and is the original and best at-home dry cleaner!!
Dryel is so amazing because not only is it the best, but safest way to thoroughly clean your special care clothes at home. The Fabric Protection Bag protects clothes and concentrates the gentle cleaning vapor from the Dryer Activated cleaning cloth for optimal cleaning performance. No fading, shrinking, or stretching like is often caused by wet washing or dry cleaning. I love Dryel's Starter Kit- as it comes with everything you need!
Dryel is so convenient and works with your dryer in as little as 15 minutes and saves up to 90% of the cost of dry cleaning- 90%!!!! So, when you have suits, dresses, or even jeans and sweaters that need to be cleaned, skip the hassle, expense, and harsh chemicals of the dry cleaner and choose Dryel!!! We all know how costly the dry cleaners can be! And honestly, they often mess up my items!
I am so happy with how much time and money I have saved since discovering Dryel's products! It has made my life so much easier and in my opinion does an even better job the the dry cleaners!! So happy with the results and now I can happily wear anything without thinking, "but I'll have to take this to the dry cleaners..." Love it!!!
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I’m so excited to partner with Rodan + Fields to review their REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum and the Active Hydration Serum! All thoughts and opinions are my own!
You guys know how obsessed with skincare I am, and how I’m always looking for the best products to use and recommend to you guys! People often ask me how I have such great skin and it is honestly through consistently using great products and protecting my skin from the sun. In this day and age everyone wants instant results, but in order to get results you really need to use your favorite products consistently to give them a chance to change your skin! So I am so excited to share with you the results after using the Rodan + Fields products for over a month now - it’s amazing what a huge difference you can see!
This is a photo I took the day before I added Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum and Active Hydration Serum into my skincare routine. My skin is naturally pretty stable, it is normal to dry with the occasional hormonal break out. I do have some sun spots that worry me and because my skin tends to be on the dry side I am always looking for hydrating products. My MAIN concerns are hydration and ANTI-AGING!!! In the past two years I’ve started noticing fine lines starting to develop and I’ve been searching for the best products to target those, while keeping my skin hydrated and plump. That’s why these products were an amazing addition to my skincare routine, as they target hydration and anti-aging!
I am loving how hydrated my skin feels with Rodan + Fields Active Hydration Serum! I started out just using it at night, but then loved how hydrated my skin felt so I added it to my morning routine as well! But, if your skin isn’t super dry then you might only need it at night. I just love having my skin look and feel super hydrated! You should apply this product all over the face, but be careful to avoid the upper eyelids! I use this after I wash, tone, and apply essence to my face!
This face serum truly delivers all-day hydration and as an added bonus it boosts the performance of the other products you layer on top. It raises skin’s hydration level by 200% after just one use and maintains continuous hydration for eight hours!!!!!! This serum has transformed my dry skin into younger-looking, younger-acting skin. It also balances moisture levels and preps skin to better receive products applied after. So it’s perfect for multi-step skin care fanatics like me!
Let’s get technical for a second - Rodan + Field’s Active Hydration Serum is made with their proprietary 3D3P Molecular Matrix, which contains 30% Glycerin and cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid to draw moisture from the atmosphere and lock it on the surface of the skin. The glycerin prevents moisture loss while the Hyaluronic Acid deeply hydrates. It balances your moisture levels and preps skin to receive anything else you layer on top of it! Quench that thirsty skin!!
Next up in my routine - I use Rodan + Field’s REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum! This product makes me so happy because not only does it deliver incredible results, it’s so fun to use! The serum comes in this beautiful blue capsule, so you are using the perfect amount each time. This product utilizes a concentrated and comprehensive revitalizing complex that harnesses the skin’s natural renewing powers to dramatically correct and prevent the visible signs of aging!! It’s formulated with Retinal-MD Technology, a form of Vitamin A, which is actually more potent than Retinol but gentle enough for daily use. It’s important to ONLY use this at night because it empowers the skin’s natural renewing process that happens while you sleep to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while revealing vibrant, younger looking skin! I’ve been using this for over a month and after about four weeks I’ve noticed that my skin looks more refined and feels firmer and smoother with less visible lines and wrinkles!!
These capsules aren’t just pretty, but by encapsulating Intensive Renewing Serum in biodegradable single-use capsules, the formula is protected from light and oxygen to maintain its potency! The Retinal-MD Technology reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, so skin looks healthier and younger. Peptides reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Calcium Buffering System encapsulates the Retinal molecule to minimize the potential for irritation, making it gentle enough for almost all skin types!!
This is a photo I took EXACTLY 4 weeks after I started using Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum and Active Hydration Serum!! Such. A. Huge. Difference!!!! Just a note- I am wearing a tinted lip balm!
BEFORE AND AFTER SIDE BY SIDE! The difference is incredible. My skin not only feels but looks so much brighter, hydrated, and dare I say younger!! It’s so so so so important to use serums in your daily routine. It may seem high maintenance at first when you add steps to your routine, but once you get used to it and see the difference it makes, the results will speak for themselves. The Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum + Active Hydration Serum are some of the most effective products I’ve tried in a while, and I can’t wait to hear what you think!
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I'm so excited to be partnering with Dryel so more of you can know about how amazing these products are!!
Dryel is the best way to safely and thoroughly clean your special care clothes at home. I got so sick of spending so much at the dry cleaners! Especially when many times they took too long or would end up messing up my clothes!! The Fabric Protection Bag protects clothes and concentrates the gentle cleaning vapor from the Dryer Activated cleaning cloth for optimal cleaning performance. No fading, shrinking, or stretching like is often caused by wet washing or dry cleaning.
Dryel works in the convenience of YOUR dryer in as little as 15 minutes and saves up to 90% of the cost of dry cleaning. 15 minutes!!!!! That saves so much time going back and forth from the dry cleaners and waiting on them to have your pieces even ready!!! Which takes days! So, when you have suits, dresses, or even jeans and sweaters that need to be cleaned, skip the hassle, expense, and harsh chemicals of the dry cleaner- Dryel is a no-brainer!!!
I'm also obsessed with Dryel's On-the-go Stain Pen Remover!! This product is perfect for you to put in your bag for those accidents that happen when you are out. This is a lifesaver for me!!
I'm always wearing special pieces that needed to be "dry clean only" but thanks to Dryel that has saved me not only money, but more importantly TIME!! And now I don't feel annoyed when I see a tag says "dry clean only" because of how easy Dryel has made it!!
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I am so excited to partner with Dryel and tell you about one of my newest discoveries that I can't believe I just heard of!!
Dryel is the original at-home dry cleaner! And I am so obsessed because it has saved me SO much because now I spend a ton and have to go to the dry cleaners!!
Dryel is the best way to safely and thoroughly clean your special care clothes at home. The Fabric Protection Bag protects clothes and concentrates the gentle cleaning vapor from the Dryer Activated cleaning cloth for optimal cleaning performance. There is no fading, shrinking, or stretching like is often caused by wet washing or dry cleaning. Which I have had countless pieces ruined from expensive dry cleaners!
Dryel works in the convenience of your dryer in as little as 15 minutes and saves up to 90% of the cost of dry cleaning. So, when you have suits, dresses, or even jeans and sweaters that need to be cleaned, skip the hassle, expense, and harsh chemicals of the dry cleaner. I have not been able to stop using Dryel!!!
This is the Dryel Starter Kit and its perfect for first time users to try out the product! It's so easy to use!
First, you use the stain pen to remove any small stains on your pieces. Side note- what I love is you can also use the stain pen on the go and put it in your bag for any accidental stains when you are out and about!
Second, spray the Odor & Wrinkle Releaser on high odor areas on your pieces! This is a MIRACLE worker!!!
Third, put up to 5 garments and 1 Dryer-Activated Cleaning Cloth in the reusable Fabric Protection Bag. Then you tumble in the dryer on MEDIUM HEAT for 15-30 minutes. It's amazing because the Dryer-Activated Cleaning Cloth and Fabric Protection Bag work together to steam-clean clothes!
Lastly, when the garments are ready you need to hang them so the wrinkles will fall out. If there happen to be any wrinkles left then just spray with the Odor & Wrinkle Releaser and it will smooth ll the wrinkles away! And now you have all your clean and fresh pieces ready to wear!!
How easy was that? and you will love the results.
And now I am ready for my day and the new year with my pieces freshened up with Dryel!! Love it so much!
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I am so excited to be partnering with Nordstrom to show you some of my favorite beauty products! Nordstrom is my first stop to discover new products and replenish old standbys. Shop my beauty look today and some of my all time favorites!!
My look today I used...
- Clé de Peau Beauté, Swan Lake Holiday Collection Eye Color Quad, buy here.
- Kosas, Tinted Face Oil Foundation, buy here.
- Charlotte Tilbury, Hot Lips 2 Lipstick, buy here.
- Malin+Goetz, Vitamin E Moisturizer, buy here.
- Herbivore Botanicals, Prism Exfoliating Glow Serum, buy here.
- Tata Harper, Elixir Vitae Eye Serum, buy here.
- Jo Malone London, Jasmine Sambac & Marigold Cologne Intense, buy here.
- Oribe, Dry Texturizing Spray, buy here.
I wanted to do something fun but still natural and light!
Also, something AMAZING is Nordstrom has partnered with Terra Cycle to launch Beautycycle, which is helping me reach my goal of having a zero waste beauty routine. I am always looking for ways to reduce my carbon footprint, and now you can drop off empty packaging in the newly launched Beautycycle bins at every Nordstrom and Nordstrom local location in the US. This includes everything from pump and spray bottles to your mascara tubes! Terra Cycle recycles everything, so that the materials can be used to make new products - everything from watering cans to park benches!
What are your favorite products from Nordstrom?!
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Accessories are my favorite part of a look because it just completes it! I am obsessed with Anjolee's jewelry because all of their pieces can be customized according to preference of metal type, diamond size, diamond/gemstone quality, and length/size! I decided to go with this beautiful Flower Petal Diamond Stud Earring because its simple but still has a unique design. My style is pretty fashion forward so I loved styling this look with my new diamond stud!
How would you style your Anjolee piece?!
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pantene. All opinions are 100% mine.
These past few months have been hard for everyone. As I do my best to stay positive during this time, I can’t help but think this is the universe telling us to SLOW DOWN, and to take a moment for ourselves. Between working, taking care of our families, cooking, cleaning, and a million other things, it’s so important to take time to care for yourself. One of my favorite ways to unwind and block out the world for a few minutes is to give myself a spa experience.
I’ve been a huge fan of Pantene ever since I was a teenager, and I love their new Essential Oils Shampoo and Conditioner (which, for all you bargain hunters out there, is available at Costco and made for Costco members)! I love how nourishing this collection is - it’s the perfect addition to my at-home spa experience!
I color my hair often and style it with heat tools almost daily, so my hair has endured a fair amount of damage! This time at home has given my hair a much-needed break from all of that styling, and Essential Oils by Pantene has really helped my hair regain its natural shine and luster. Essential Oils by Pantene is super nourishing with a nutrient-rich formula that has natural orange peel oil and shea butter, which not only improves shine but gives you that soft and silky hair! It’s a two-step program, with the shampoo strengthening hair against damage, while the conditioner restores hair’s natural moisture. This collection is also free of parabens, silicones, dyes, mineral oils and synthetic fragrances!
I mean, how healthy and amazing does my hair look?! I’ve only been using Essential Oils by Pantene for a week! I not only feel the difference but can see it too!!
Essential Oils by Pantene has made such a difference in my hair that I’m able to cut down on my other product use! With my hair already starting off so shiny and healthy, I’ve been able to skip the shine spray and leave-in conditioner that I usually rely on to keep my hair smooth. I love all of the amazing benefits from this collection!
Give it a try and tell me about your experience with Essential Oils by Pantene! I know you’ll love this addition to your self-care routine! I am completely obsessed! You can find the shampoo here and condtioner here!! And get $3 off Essential Oils by Pantene online at Costco through May 20, 2020!!
I love taking trips as you guys know and one of my favorite spots is San Diego!! It's close and just so beautiful! I was so excited to come down to San Diego for a weekend trip because not only is it beautiful and a quick getaway, but February is San Diego's Museum Month! If you love visiting museums too, then it's perfect for you. There are over 40 museums that participate in Museum Month and it’s half-off admission for the participating museums. You can grab a museum month pass for free at any Hilton Hotel in the San Diego Area. And who doesn't love a Hilton Hotel! I mean, how gorgeous is this pool at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront? You know I love a good pool.
And my gorgeous view from my hotel room! This was the first time I have stayed at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and I am loving it! I love walking everywhere so it's perfect because it's close to everything you would want to go explore! Not to mention, every morning that breakfast buffet is sooo good and convenient.
We got in around 4pm and settled into the hotel and then went to such an amazing spot for dinner called CUCINA urbana! And I was having too much fun in the wine shop... haha.
I mean, how delicious is that?! Not to mention, they had AMAZING cocktails!!
I was so excited to hop on the Old Town Trolley's! Its an amazing way to see the city especially if it’s your first time to San Diego! It's so much fun and our guide was super funny with lots of interesting facts about the city! I love that you can hop on and off all day depending on what you want to do.
And now for the museums! My first stop was San Diego's Natural History Museum!
We had so much fun learning from one of the paleontologists, Christopher Plouffe about all the fossils found and how they preserve everything! I love the museum because I love the animals and they even have a live animals exhibit. Also, obsessed with their collection of over 100 gems where you can learn about mineralogy and so much more. I had so much fun exploring here.
Look at this little babe! Can't wait to come back.
I loved this museum because I could honestly look at art all day. I love the guided tours, but also just love exploring on my own and trying to see my interpretation too! I fell in love with the gorgeous Bouguereau exhibit, which will only be there until March 15th. So hurry and check it out!! It's totally worth it.
I'm obsessed with gardens so obviously had to make a stop at the Japanese Friendship Garden too!!!!!! Oh my gosh, so magical and lush! And loved all the baby bonsai trees!
Balboa Park is so gorgeous and I had no idea about it. I loved exploring around the park after I checked out all the museums. I mean I can't say how beautiful this spot is! Picture perfect too if you ask me!
Last stop of the day and probably my favorite was the USS Midway Museum! I mean, oh my gosh- how did I also not know this place existed? It was so amazing. We also went at the perfect time, sunset!!! So happy we were able to get guided by one of the Midway's Docents! This museum consists of the aircraft carrier Midway and the hip houses a crazy collection of aircrafts!
And after a super fun day at the museums we had some Mexican food and margaritas at Puesto! So good and such a beautiful restaurant too!!
After a well rested night we headed to the Living Coast Discovery Center in the morning!
As I mentioned, I love animals!!! I loved this visit and isn't too far from Downtown San Diego! They are not only a non-profit organization, but help preserve nature and give back. We were able to learn about how important it is to help care for our environment and learn about these animals too. We did so much fun stuff like feed the sea turtles and string rays!! It took a minute for one of the sting rays to come to me though! Definitely somewhere you need to stop by!
Museum Month is the perfect way to make a fun trip down to a Hilton in San Diego and see a lot of the museums!! I can’t wait to go back before the end of the month to see some new ones that I didn’t get to see on this last trip. When are you heading there?!
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pantene. All opinions are 100% mine.
With everything that is going on in my life these days, it’s easy to get caught up in your routine and forget to take some time for yourself! We can easily end up going through the motions, and whenever I start to feel like that, I like to shake things up by trying something new. My hair has been feeling lackluster recently, so I thought it was the perfect time to hit refresh on my hair routine by trying the Pantene Nutrient Blends Collection. It has become a great addition to my wellness routine!
I know that for a lot of people, the word “wellness” conjures images of expensive spas or out-of-reach exclusive retreats, but I have found that with the right products, I can recreate that same sense of relaxation in the luxury of my own home. Wellness means something different to everyone - for some, it could be a great workout, and for others, taking the time to make a super clean and healthy meal. It is all about what self-care means to YOU! Personally, because I spend so much of my time in meetings and running from place to place, my ultimate self-care routine is to lock the door and spend an hour in the peace and quiet of my own home! I have always been a huge fan of music and I love getting lost in a great album. I put on a great record, run a hot bath, and wash my hair with the Pantene Fortifying Damage Repair with Castor Oil Shampoo and Conditioner from the Pantene Nutrient Blends Collection, and then I just RELAX. This gives me the time to clear my head, so that I can focus on whatever I want - which is sometimes nothing!
My favorite thing about the Pantene Nutrient Blends Collection is how amazing the ingredients are! I often color my hair and apply heat tools, so the Fortifying Damage Repair Shampoo and Conditioner was the best fit for my hair. The Castor Oil Collection was made to protect and repair damaged, overworked hair like mine! The collection is free of sulfates, parabens, dye and mineral oil, so you can really feel good about what you are applying to your hair. This collection currently features two amazing products:
- Castor Oil Shampoo - to cleanse, strengthen and protect hair!
- Castor Oil Conditioner - to nourish and restore hair with a silky shine!
Castor Oil is an amazing vitamin-E rich ingredient often pulled from the seeds of the Ricinus Communis plant grown in India! It’s a multitasking ingredient that is often used as a moisturizer while others use castor oil to protect skin from bacterial infections.
I’ve been using the Pantene Nutrient Blends Fortifying Damage Repair with Castor Oil Collection for two weeks now and look at how healthy and shiny my hair has been looking! I can see so much of a difference!! I not only have amazing looking hair, but I feel amazing from my self-care routine too!
I challenge you to do the same and share how you use the new Pantene Nutrient Blends Collection for your self-care and daily routine and how it has helped you!! I am completely obsessed! You can find the collection here!
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