Car Essentials

Today’s post is a little different but thought it was very important to share. As a blogger I’m always on-the-go, from one photoshoot to another, in between meetings and outfit changes in the car…. yup. Been there done that. Still do that. I realized how important it was to have certain items in my car while working. I decided to compile a list of items I feel are essential to have in my car, and also feel every blogger should as well.

  1. ‘Absolute’ Camisole: A simple camisole is so helpful when you’re constantly changing from one outfit to another, especially in the car.
  2. Cosmetic Makeup Bag Toiletry Travel KitTouching up in between photoshoots and/or meetings are a must. After all, you gotta look your best at all times. 😉
  3. Hair Ties Ponytail HoldersHelps keep your hair out of your face when you’re changing, plus these do not leave any creases in your hair.
  4. Trident Sugar Free GumNo brainer.
  5. ‘In the Wild’ ThrowAgain, very helpful when changing in the car.
  6. Titan Mall Plastic T-shirt BagsGotta keep the car clean.
  7. Band-Aid Brand Comfort-FlexAdhesive BandagesLadies and gents, we all have those shoes that are killer (literally), so having these around are major.
  8. Lil’ Lemon Drop Daily Detangler to Go BrushI cannot tell you how many times I’ve found myself regretting not having a hair brush in handy. There has been countless times when I see photos of myself where I can see all those loose hairs that make my eye twitch (insert eye-rolling emoji here), especially when I’m attending events. Not cute.
  9. ‘Detox’ Dry ShampooLIFE. CHANGING. Because no one likes oily/greasy hair. One of my favorite dry shampoos of all time. May I also recommend Batiste dry shampoo. That one is also my fave.
  10. Deodorant: When you look and smell good, you feel good. And that’s important… plus no one wants to be around someone who smells like onions. Barf!
  11. Mobile Power Charger from Pac2Go Portable ChargerAaaah… probably one of the most important things to carry in your car or purse, honestly.
  12. Travel Size Aloe Vera Spray for Face, Skin & HairYou gotta feel fresh, too.
  13. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing LotionBecause ashy elbows and knees are not cute.
  14. Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip BalmSo important to have, especially when changing lip colors for different outfit looks.
  15. Healthy SnacksWe all get super busy and forget to eat, which is so bad. I am guilty of this. We need to stay energize and take a moment to eat something or else we will crash, and feel very yucky.
  16. Dasani Purified WaterThis ties back to #15. Stay hydrated.
  17. Wet Ones Sensitive Skin Hand and Face WipesI have found myself wishing I had these or hand sanitizer.
  18. Makeup Remove Cloths: This ties back to #17.
  19. WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount HolderHands-free is the way to be.

 

I hope you find this post very helpful. Feel free to share some of the items you carry around in your car.

xo

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5 Natural Anxiety Remedies

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Today’s post is not like my usual ones. I decided to share something that I deal with on a regular. Anxiety.

Here are 5 natural anxiety remedies I use when I’m feeling anxious and cannot sleep…

Stress ReLeaf Herbal Soft Gels: Because I refuse to take Xanax. These are completely natural supplements, which help reduce stress, restlessness, nervousness and anxiety.

Meditation: I decided to try this because I’ve heard nothing but positive things. I bought a singing bowl, and did notice how soothing and calm this method is. Taking deep breaths while doing this helps.

Lavender Oils: My sister-in-law is a firm believer of using oils.

Take a Time Out: Remove yourself from your computer, phone and anything related to social media, and take a break. I tried coloring and found it to be very therapeutic.

Earlobe Massages: I know what you’re thinking. That’s crazy!… So weird?… WTF? I thought the exact same. To be honest it’s very relaxing just like meditation.

I hope you find this to be helpful for you or anyone you know that deals with Anxiety. If you or anyone you know gets anxiety like I do, and have any suggestions or tips on how to deal with anxiety, please send my way. I’d love to hear new remedies that help!

xo

Dove Skip A Wash Challenge

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I’ve partnered with Dove Hair to try the #SkipAWash Challenge with Dove Refresh + Care Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo, and the rumors are true! It’s beyond ah-mazing!!!

I have been wanting to try this for quite some time now, and am so happy I finally did. The Dove Dry Shampoo leaves my hair feeling so fresh and smelling delicious. I don’t wash my hair everyday (I usually go a day or two), and with this dry shampoo, I am able to skip an extra day or two without leaving visible residue. My hair feels clean and purified.

It is super easy to use. Here’s how to use the Dove Dry Shampoo:

Step 1: Shake can before and during use. Spray on lifted sections of dry hair, 8-12 inches from roots, where hair is most oily.

Step 2: Massage through roots to absorb oil evenly.

Step 3: Brush through for hair that is revived and clean.

Done and done!

Join the Dove Hair #SkipaWash Challenge and try Dove Refresh+Care Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo and get an extra day (or two!) out of your blowout. 🙂

Xo

Beauty Bridge Luncheon

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Yesterday I got the chance to hang with my beautiful girlfriend Daniela (@daniexpertmua), along with some amazing ladies at the Beauty Bridge luncheon.

From a delicious 3 course meal to mimosas to vanilla bean wanna cotta…. (insert heart emoji)! It was life changing, seriously! Estrella is one of my favorite places for brunch.

I was clearly having a major Cher moment. What can I say, I love the 90s. 🙂

Be sure to follow my insta stories and snapchat to see all the behind the scenes from our luncheon.

xo

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Jacket | Sweater | Shirt | Boots | Clutch

Simply Stylist Session with Dove

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I’ve been a fan of the Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant since I was first introduced to the product earlier this year, so when I was invited to attend the Simply Stylist Session with Dove, I immediately cancelled my plans that Saturday.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant, it is amazing! Life changing, actually. It goes on instantly dry, cares for your skin, and keeps you feeling fresh and confident throughout the day – up to 48 hours. It’s perfect if you’re always on the go like myself.

The Simply Stylist session went on from 11 am to 2 pm. We got to listen to Jamie Chung and Dawn McCoy speak about beauty tips, life and career goals. Listening to them both speak was very inspiring, and motivating to continue to pursue my career goals. I also learned a new hair trick that I am excited to try very soon.

xo

Wedding Makeup Trial with my Nieces

 

With my wedding just months away, I decided it would be fun to do a video with my nieces. I decided to do a “wedding makeup trial” video.

It was so much fun but definitely leaving the experts to doing my hair and makeup for the big day. 😉

Hope you enjoy my video, and be sure to subscribe and give it a thumbs up.

xo

Enza Essentials Video

 

In case you missed my recent Enza Skincare post, I’m sharing a video about it today.

Let me know what you guys think, and don’t forget to subscribe! I’d greatly appreciate it. 🙂

xo

My Love for Dove

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Today I’ve partnered with Simply Stylist and Dove to talk about Dove Dry Spray, which is an antiperspirant that protects from perspiration and odor for 48 hours. That’s right – 48 hours! I know, I know. You’ll want to keep reading (trust me).

Before Dove Dry Spray came into my life, I was using an ordinary deodorant that I had to reapply throughout the day. In fact, I would carry my deodorant stick with me. It was such an inconvenience, especially for the on-the-go gal that I am. It is definitely a travel necessity as well.

I’ve only been using the Dove Dry Spray for a few days now and it has quickly become my new favorite deodorant. I received two different deodorants to try. I’ve been using the dry spray for sensitive skin. It has a soft and clean scent to it, which I absolutely love. The best part about this Dove Dry Spray is that it doesn’t leave behind any residue, and it goes on instantly dry, while keeping my skin moisturized. The clear tone variant has the exact same benefits, and also helps restore skin to its natural tone.

With my busy schedule, this Dove Dry Spray has worked wonders for me. Dove Dry Spray sure is giving my old deodorant stick a run for its money. Out with the old, in with the new.

For more information, please visit www.dove.us

xo

Enza Essentials Skin Care

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Nothing is more important to me than taking good care of my skin, and I know I don’t stand alone when I say this. Flawless skin is everything.

I’ve only been using Enza Essentials skin care for a few days now, and I already noticed a difference in my skin. I know it sounds too good to be true, but it’s the truth.

I noticed my skin felt tighter, firmer, and softer. I have been having issues with blemishes/acne around my jawline and neck, and I’ve seen improvement on my skin already.

As most girls, I’ve tried many different products… some that were ok, while others not so much.

What I love most about Enza is that they don’t treat your skin the same as every other person. They don’t put your skin in a category. Enzo strives on the fact that skin care isn’t a “one size fits all”. Everyone needs different products tailored to their specific skin type. What I may need for my skin may not necessarily work for someone else, and vice-versa. Enzo can create a customized care suite for your skin.

Here’s how it works:

  • Enza has a customized skin care questionnaire on their website www.enza.com that customers can fill out.
  • Enzo aestheticians study the answers and send back a complete morning and evening skin care regimen for you with the products.
  • If you purchase their recommended skin care suite, you receive 30% off, which I think is amazing!

For more information, please visit www.enza.com.

xo

Restylane®

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Restylane® Lyft and Restylane® Silk. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own

 

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Today, I’m talking about my thoughts on Restylane® Lyft and Restylane® Silk. It’s something completely off what I normally talked about on my blog but since I do have a section for beauty and this technically falls under that category, I wanted to share my thoughts about Restylane® that I feel is important people know about. When I first heard about it, I’ll be honest; I was a bit apprehensive about it. I’m not against people getting procedures done to enhance a specific part of their face; however, my main concern is making sure it is 100% safe.

I was really bummed out that I wasn’t able to make the event Galderma hosted a few weeks ago, as I am truly fascinated on how Restylane® works. I wanted to learn more information.

For those of you who are not familiar with Restylane®, here’s a quick bio:

Restylane® Silk is the first FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 years and older. Restylane® Silk is designed to provide precise lip shaping and line control, resulting in silkier, smoother lips and natural-looking results.

Restylane® Lyft is FDA-approved and designed for cheek augmentation and the correction of age-related, mid face contour deficiencies in patients over the age of 21. Over the course of time, the natural fat surrounding the cheeks begin to deteriorate, resulting in a reduction of volume, sagging skin and more prominent wrinkles. Through this nonsurgical injection, Restylane® Lyft is specifically designed to add fullness to the cheeks and mid face area, which can result in a natural-looking appearance.

After doing my research on Restylane®, I discovered that each treatment is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid. It is a natural way to keep your skin looking as young as possible without going under the knife. It is safe, and definitely the product I would trust if I ever were considering getting a procedure done.

 

For those of you who are interested in learning more information or perhaps even considering trying Restylane, please visit them:

http://www.galderma.com

http://restylanesilk.com

http://restylanelyft.com

 

The ASPIRE Galderma Rewards program is an amazing opportunity for anyone to earn extra benefits when using Galderma aesthetic treatments. Each new member also receives a $20 treatment certificate, which can be applied towards your next treatment. https://www.aspirerewards.com/app/home.do

 

Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions. Let me know what you think!

 

 

Xo

 

 

Important Safety Information

 

Indications: The Restylane family of products includes Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine, and Perlane®. Restylane, Restylane-L, Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine, and Perlane are indicated for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane and RestylaneL are indicated for mid-to-deep dermal implantation. Perlane and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine are indicated for implantation into the deep dermis to superficial subcutis. Restylane Silk is indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation and dermal implantation for correction of perioral rhytids in patients over the age of 21. Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine is also indicated for cheek augmentation and for the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies in patients over the age of 21. Restylane and Restylane-L are also indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation in patients over the age of 21.

 

Products in the Restylane family contain traces of gram-positive bacterial protein and are contraindicated for patients with allergies to such material or in patients with severe allergies that have required in-hospital treatment. These products should not be used by patients with bleeding disorders or by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Restylane and Restylane-L for lip enhancement and Restylane Silk should not be used by people under 22 years. Restylane-L, Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine should not be used by anyone with a known allergy to lidocaine. Products should not be injected anywhere except the dermis, superficial subcutis (Perlane and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine only), or lip submucosa (Restylane, Restylane-L, and Restylane Silk only).

 

Use of products in the Restylane family at the site of skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. The most commonly observed side effects are swelling, redness, pain, bruising, headache, tenderness, and itching at the injection site. These are typically mild in severity and typically resolve in less than 7 days. Serious but rare side effects include delayed onset infections, recurrence of herpetic eruptions, and superficial necrosis at the injection site. Do not implant into blood vessels. Use with caution in patients recently treated with anticoagulant or platelet inhibitors to avoid bleeding and bruising.

 

The Restylane family of products is available only through a licensed practitioner. Complete Instructions for Use for Restylane, Restylane-L, Restylane Silk, and Perlane are available at www. RestylaneUSA.com. Complete Instructions for Use for Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine is available at www.RestylaneLyft.com