September, 2016

Confessions of a SkinCare Junkie 

For as long as I can remember I’ve been obsessed with skincare. Even as a teen I buying and trying every kind of skincare I could afford. I had moderate to severe acne and literally spent entire paychecks from Pier 1 Imports trying to fix it. I bought all the products I found in my InStyle: La Mer, Murad, Mario Badescu, SonyaDakar, frou frou small batch organic stuff, the list goes on and on… Literally any kind of face junk you can think of, I’ve bought it. I can barely remember finishing a single product let alone repurchasing a skin care regime over and over. Enter Renée Rouleau. I found her in a magazine where Emmy Rossum was singing her praises. So I tried it. I took her skin quiz [in Cali I was a 6, in Florida I am a 2]. It takes into account not only your skin issues, but how much you sleep, travel, the humidity level. And for 3+ years now, I have been using RR products. I’ve adjusted a few for the difference in climate + postpartum dryness, but overall I’ve stuck with the same products. NUTS. I am just obsessed. I love her blog and delightful pink hair. My favorite product is hands down the AHA Smoothing serum or maybe the sunscreen… It’s all so good. They have spectacular customer service and if you plan on spending over 100$ you can get a consult with one of her aestheticians!! 

Oh yeah and the best part! I’ve been told, like a few times, that I have beautiful skin  and I can’t tell you how good that feels. It’s practically tear inducing. Those who’ve battled long term difficult skin will totally understand what I’m talking about. 

Anywho. That’s my time. Comment with your fave skincare lines or products. Have you ever tried Renée Rouleau?! Do you want to now?! Do tell. 

Tone it Up

I’m so excited about working out again. I’ve been cleared and feel so motivated to get in shape. After Mohawk, I never felt like I got my energy back. I was always bleh, I stopped working out completely and I think that did a number on my attitude. My attitude towards my body, my husband, and my kid. I’m taking it really slowly and easing into a Tone it Up Challenge, but really enjoying sweating and feeling my heart beat hard in my chest. 

FACT

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetI miss home. Really wishing I was back in Cali

Grace Not Perfection

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetSitting here in a quiet house with my boys asleep, I’m grateful. Grateful for the daily grace granted to me, for beautiful friends who love me even when I suck at life, for 2 healthy, beautiful boys and a pretty spectacular husband.

Find Your Tribe

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetMamas. Find your tribe. Fill your life with women you can talk to honestly and openly. Don’t bottle it up. Don’t ride the struggle bus alone. Life isn’t always unicorns and rainbows. Motherhood is a brilliant rollercoaster of emotions. We aren’t meant to do it alone.

[Yes. I always shower with my phone.]