Spring Skin Care Must Have Products

Spring Skin Care Must Have Products

Over the past few years, my haircare and bodycare routine has become as regimented as my skincare routine. I can still remember a time when I couldn’t get my hair to grow past my shoulders without looking healthy, let alone without visible split ends. It’s been several years that I have been doing the Japanese hair flattening treatment to my hair. Before that, I used to use heat on my hair every day (blow dryer, flat iron, curling iron), and was way to aggressive with my hair. Though I don’t color my hair, I do still do the straightening treatment about every 9-12 months. The biggest thing I did was to leave my hair alone, and let it air dry. I’ve really switched around and never really committed to a brand until recently I discovered Moroccanoil Fleur D’Oranger Collection. It first started with trying the collections’ shampoo and conditioner, which led me to try the rest of the collection, which I am now completely addicted to. Keep reading to see my current five products for achieving a healthy hair care and body care routine.

As someone who has always had skin complexity on the dryer side, I find myself always looking for products that address dry skin. As I started searching for a good product in Moroccanoil’s Fleur D’Oranger collection, I found the shower milk otherwise known as body wash very hydrating. It leaves my skin refreshed and revitalized delicately fragranced with an orange blossom scent. Part of my daily routine is making sure that I always carry my hand cream with me. Scented like the shower milk, the weightless hand cream absorbs quickly to protect the hands and leaving them soft and supple. With its natural gifts of argan oil and avocado oil, along with mango and shea butters, it allows to repair dry hands. These two products have become my favorites for treating dry skin.

Like I mentioned at the beginning of the post, Moroccanoil’s shampoo and conditioner were the first two products that I tried in this collection. I was in search of a good conditioner that would add shine and moisture to my hair. I like to use the shampoo and conditioner duo a few times a week and mix in other products so that my hair doesn’t become to used to it and can still benefit from the products. It’s like a really good moisturizer for your face but for your hair. You can expect your hair to feel silky, soft,  smooth and healthy.

I tend to forget to use exfoliate my skin. Whenever I go visit my esthetician, she often reminds me to exfoliate but to be honest I think I can count on one hands the amounts of times that I have actually done it. I’m grateful that Moroccanoil’s Fleur D’Oranger collection features a body souffle.The product provides for great hydration benefits.

These are my five go-to products that I can’t get enough for spring. As I mentioned above, for shampoo and conditioner I switch back and forth (from drugstore brands to Sephora brands). Right now, I love the Moroccanoil’s shampoo and conditioner for moisture and shine throughout my hair. I feel like my hair is as soft as it is when I leave my hair salon.

 

Thank you to Moroccanoil for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. 

 

 

Getting Personal with Kiehl’s

Getting Personal with Kiehl’s

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Sweater: AG (old but similar here and here) | Denim: Frame | Booties: Valentino (similar here under $150) | Necklace: Tiffany & Co. (similar here or here) | Lipstick: Bobbi Brown

If you’re not familiar, Kiehl’s is a skincare line with so many incredible products to choose from. Not only incredible, but they are affordable. I started using their hydrating masque ($35) about a month ago, after my friend told me all about it, and I seriously can’t get enough of it. I recommend only using it once or twice a week, apply a nickel amount and allow the tingling to take effect. After being invited to Kiehl’s Santa Monica last week, I have now been introduced to many more of their products that have quickly become some of my favorites.

As if there wasn’t enough to love about Kiehl’s, the brand invited me to introduce their apothecary preparations launch, a completely personalized approach to skin care. Despite being oil based, the serum is lightweight and smells absolutely delightful. I’ve been using it nightly now and can already see and feel noticeable differences Apothecary Preparations offers customers the opportunity to meet with a Kiehl’s specialist who can walk you through a personalized consultation to address your specific skin concerns. Once the two targeted complexes are determined (this can be wrinkles, large pores, redness, and rough textures), personalized labels will be issued for each bottle, packaged and sent home with you. Book your complimentary consultation here today!

 

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P.S. they have a puppy line that Mia & I are obsessed with! We especially love the in-between spray-perfect lifesaver when Mia starts smelling like “dog”

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This post was sponsored by Kiehl’s, all opinions are honest and my own.

Photography: Tony Rimas

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Romper ($48) | Hair Extensions

Photography: Rachel Elizabeth Hogan

Let’s talk about hair extensions for a minute. Have you ever wanted them? or thought it might be fun to have longer hair? I know I have. My hair tends to grow really slowly, and I mean slowly. So, when I came across Irresistible Me hair extensions, I knew I wanted to try their product. Initially, upon receiving their box of hair extensions I felt intimidated by them, unsure what to do with that much hair. But, I grew to love them. I tried clipping all the extensions in but knew that gave me too much hair. I already have a lot of hair so the best option for me was to clip in the fullest amount of hair at my halfway hair line. I love the amount of volume that it gives me. You can’t tell which is my hair and which are the extensions. The process of choosing your clip-in and matching your hair color is a really easy process. You can watch this video on figuring out what hair color you should choose and thickness of hair extensions. The clip-ins make it so much easier to put into your hair. Simply, split your hair into layers and clip the extensions into your hair at the line. This video really helped me understand how to clip-in the extensions if you’ve never done it before.

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Skin Care Routine

Skin Care Routine

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One of my most asked questions is how I care for my skin, so today I am sharing the skin care routine that I have been using for the past couple of months. The older that I get the more I try to focus on how to care for my skin. For the past few months, I have been using Luzern Labs and I can see a difference in my skin. It makes my skin feel so soft and my skin is glowing. I have been getting asked more often than not lately, what products I have been using.

I start my morning off and ending my night with the Force De Vie Pure Oxygen Creme Luxe, which is suitable for normal and dehydrated skin. It is a daily moisturizer that optimizes three skin-vital functions: cellular energy, moisture balance and nutrient utilization to detoxify and strengthen the skin while diminishing any imperfections. I also use the Serum Absolut Luminous, which helps promote a more youthful appearance around the eyes. After getting out of the shower at night and having cleansed my face, I use the Serum Absolut Control, ideal for preventing breakouts , reduces sensitivity and redness. The best part about these products is how lightweight they are, which to me is the most important part to any product. They absorb into my face, have a little to no fragrance but do what they are supposed to-improve skin health. 

If you’re looking to try out their products, I highly recommend stopping by your local spa that may offer the Luzern Oxygen Infusion facial treatment. Look here if you can find a spa close to you. I went to The Peninsula in Beverly Hills and couldn’t have been happier with my whole experience. I happened to be attending a big party the next day, and was complimented on how hydrating my skin looked. Their products are gentle and leave my skin feeling so clean and so fresh, not to mention they are free of toxic ingredients. I’ve been using it for a little over two months now every morning and before I go to bed and I’ve already seen a drastic change in the overall appearance of my skin already! Head over to the Derm Store and get 20% off when you sign up!

 

This post was sponsored on behalf of Luzern via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.