Monday, December 14, 2015

Current Skin Care Routine

 Welcome back to my blog!!!

Today I'll be sharing my current skincare routine. Normally these products are scattered all over my house and I had to round them all up to get pictures....I learned today that I use A LOT of skin care products. But I must say my skin is in AMAZING condition.

I have extremely dry skin all year round. If you also have dry skin I would recommend checking some of these out.

Here we go - lets walk through what I do everyday for my skin care routine.

 First off in the morning I wash my face. I use the Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Extra Creamy Cleansing Foam. This is a great cleanser, it gets my skin clean without drying it out. I follow up with the Caudalie Moisturizing Toner. 

 Then I move onto moisturizing. Right now I'm using the Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream. There is nothing special about this cream and honestly I'm just trying to use up the rest so I can move onto something different. I don't find this does anything and it's not really that moisturizing if you have dry skin. Next I mix the Sephora Instant Moisturizer & Cover Fx Custom Infusion drops - hydration. This is an amazing combination! My skin LOVES oil so much, this hydrates my skin really well. I let it sit and soak in for about 10min before I start putting on any makeup....especially because I'm using oil I want to make sure it's absorbed before I start my foundation routine. 

I was really shocked at how much I loved the Sephora product - normally I stick to well known name brands. This is probably one of the more affordable products I use in my skincare routine so I will defiantly be keeping it in the mix. 

 At the end of the day I take off all my makeup and then cleanse my skin. I use the same products as the morning expect I use the Shisedo cleaner with my clarisonic for an extra clean to make sure all my makeup is off my face.

Then I use a VERY expensive product - I really didn't want to like this product because it was so expensive but it has been amazing for my skin. It's the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil. My skin really loves this stuff....again it's another oil and my skin really loves oil. I let this sit for about 10min before putting my Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Night Cream along with the Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream and that's it!!

These are just some extra products, I defiantly don't use these everyday only 2-3 times a week. Let's face it most of use are busy and just don't always have time for extra treatments. But when I do this is what I use, first off is the Caudalie Moisturizing Mask. I wish I could use this everyday because my skin LOVES it. This puts a lot of moisture back into my skin, now that we're going into the winter season I'll probably use this 3 times a week. Another mask I have is the Sephora Mud Mask Purifying & Mattifying - this is a great & affordable mask. I only use this for blemishes, it really clears anything up instantly! Last I have the Caudalie Deep Cleansing Exfoliator, this is something I use in the shower whenever I was to give my face a quick scrub. It's not too harsh of an exfoliator but it gets the job done!

The great thing about all these products is even though most of them are very pricey they have all lasted me a long time & they all work amazing for my skin. So in my opinion I think it's worth the price point!

Let me know if you've used any of these products in the comments below. I would love to hear what you thought about them. 

Thanks for stopping by & I hope you have a fantastic week ahead! 


Friday, December 11, 2015

Fitness Update

Happy Fitness Friday!!!

It's my favorite day of the week.

Yesterday I posted a quick entry about where I've been...if you read it you know I've been BUSY with life events. With that being said I've really let my fitness go. It's been the hardest thing to set aside my workout time in order to move, build furniture and settle into our new place. I love to workout, it makes me feel energized, relaxed, and just overall amazing! When I miss my workouts I basically just feel like crap.

This weekend my husband and I are going to be setting up our fitness studio - FINALLY!!! It wont be anything fancy since it will be in an unfinished basement but it will just be a nice and large space to burn some calories! Then I can buckle down and start workout out again.

Check back next week and I will show you our basement transformation.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Blogtober FAIL | Where have I been?

Well I can officially say that my first attempt of Blogtober was a big fat FAIL!

I had the best intentions...I had a schedule of every post I wanted to do for the full 31 days...I had determination....I had drive...but my world got turned upside down and I fell off track on day 11.

So what have I been doing??

Well in the middle of October I attended a 3 day course to become a Beachbody fitness instructor. I walked away with 3 fitness certifications to teach group fitness for Insanity LIVE, CIZE LIVE and Piyo!! It was an extremely proud moment for me.

During October I was notified that our house was FINALLY ready...hurry! My husband & I have been in the process of building our dream home for the past year. It was supposed to be completed in June but was seriously delayed. October we were scrambling to sort things out with the place we were currently renting, packing up and preparing to move! All while I was denied vacation time to do so...what a nightmare!

We are finally settling into our new place. We have bought TONS of furniture and are doing home projects to put personal touches on our new place. It's been so much fun but stressful at the same time.

All and all I know that none of these are valid excusses but sometimes LIFE just gets in the way. I've had to push aside some fun projects (like my blog) in order to focus on other tasks.


I have missed my blog SO MUCH! I am very happy to be back at it!

I am going back to my normal schedule of posting every Monday & Friday. Please be sure to follow my blog if you want to be notified when new blog posts go up so you wont miss a post.