Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Winter Skincare Tips

Currently where I am in MN, it is 0 degrees. Yes, you read that correctly, 0 degrees! It's that time of year where most women are bathing in lotion, applying chap stick every five minutes, and constantly trying to find the perfect skin care regimen. Well listen closely ladies, because I am going to give you my top two skincare tips to keep your skin fresh and glowing all winter long!

It's as simple as this: EXFOLIATE and HYDRATE. Yes, it's really that simple. After finding your favorite daily cleansing product, find the perfect exfoliating product. This could be a liquid type exfoliator, or consider looking into a cleansing brush. My personal favorite is the Mary Kay Skinvigorate cleansing brush shown in the picture below. Normally an exfoliating product would only be used two to three times a week, but this cleansing brush is gentle enough to use everyday!

Winter Skincare TipsWhy do we need to exfoliate you ask? Because this is what truly gets rid of the dead skin on your face, evens your skin tone, smooths everything out, and makes your face glow all year round! I've always had combination skin, but as soon as I started following a skin care routine, and exfoliating on a normal basis I now have normal skin!

(Remember this isn't only important for your face. You can use exfoliating products for your whole body! It's the same idea: scrub away the dead skin cells and reveal smooth and beautiful skin.)

Tip #2, always moisturize! Seems pretty obvious, but just remember that after you cleanse/exfoliate you need to replace the moisture you just took away. Even if you have oily skin! ALWAYS moisturize all year long, but especially in the winter. You might even need a slightly stronger moisturizer in the winter depending on your skin type.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday Favorites

Today is the first post of my new blog series: Friday Favorites! Every Friday I will post something I am currently loving. Could be fashion, a recipe, a favorite quote, etc. Check back every Friday for something new!

First up, my absolute favorite new accessory: my watch :) Now, I love my accessories, and I truly believe they can change an outfit, but I didn't have a watch until just a few weeks ago. My fabulous Mary Kay director gave this to me for a goal I reached, and I immediately fell in love! The all black color and little bit of pizzazz makes it elegant yet trendy. It can go with so many different outfits, and I can't go a day without wearing it!

And I wore it with this outfit!
Top: Target
Jeans: Express

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Holiday Looks

I know I'm super late with this post, but I wanted to put up a couple of my looks from over the holidays. My black sweater dress in this first picture is one of my favorite items of clothing that I own. Super comfortable, stylish, and works for a lot of different occasions.

Sweater dress: Express; Boots:; Necklace: Express
(Bryan's clothing: Sweater and polo from Express; Jeans: American Eagle)

Not really an outfit picture, but there's just nothing better than a scarf and comfy sweater on a cold Christmas Eve :)
Sweater from Kohls; Scarf - ?

New Year's Day outfit
Sweater: Nordstrom  Rack
White T-shirt: Target
Skirt: Target