Where ya @ Fall?!

Beauty, fashion, makeup, Uncategorized

Okay so who's been watching Bachelor in Paradise?! I didn't really get into Rachaels season mainly because I was busy with moving and working so I'm not too familiar with all of the guys from her season that are on Paradise. I am an avid Paradise watcher & it is seriously addicting but I am seriously done with hearing about Corinne & Demario, anyone else? Also, I am so annoyed with Dean- I loved him and Kristina but she def deserves someone better. I cannot get enough of Alexis, ever since Nick's season she has cracked me up- she's probably my favorite on the show along with Raven. Also, Danielle & Wells?!? Could she be any more boring?! But who am I to judge? I'm currently sitting here watching One Tree Hill & eating Oreo ice cream (completely ruining my Orange Theory workout from earlier). What do you all think of this season?!

I am so ready for this super hot weather to make it's way out. I don't know how much more of this 98 degree weather I can handle- but from what I can tell, it's going to be a while before it makes it's exit. So, for now, I am forced to pretend it's a little cooler and wear transitional pieces! This oriental silk Kimono from Forever 21 is seriously my new fav layering piece & it's under $20!!! it looks so cute with shorts (so it's perfect for really hot weather). I paired it with a basic T but it also looks so cute with a graphic underneath! I also just got these super cute TopShop studded booties from Nordstrom Rack for NINE DOLLARS! They are going to be a staple piece for me this fall for sure. What pieces are you all looking forward to wearing this fall?!

 

XOXO,

Claire Marie

My Top 5 Skincare Picks!

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Hi everyone!

Skincare is so important to me because I have acne prone and combination oily skin. I didn’t really start getting bad breakouts until after I graduated from college (?!?!?!?). There is nothing worse than waking up in the morning with the feeling of a new breakout coming on, it’s so annoying. Although, I still have problems with my skin, I wanted to review my top 5 skincare products that keep these breakouts at bay. Each of these items serves a different purpose and they’re fairly inexpensive! I’ve linked where to buy them and I hope you enjoy!

1//FOREO LUNA MINI

The best way to start any skincare routine is by washing your face thoroughly and making sure you get all of the traces of makeup off of your face! We love to exfoliate our bodies so why not exfoliate our faces?! I’ve never tried a clarisonic because I was always hesitant of the bacteria it can collect and potentially make breakouts worse. I did some research and came across the Foreo Luna Mini and decided to order it based on how easy it is to clean! I am so happy I ordered it, it is seriously the best and it has two sides with different sized silicone bristles and it also has two different vibration speeds- high and low- this makes this product perfect for sensitive skin! Its so easy to use, all you have to do is put your favorite non-abrasive cleanser on your face and then turn the foreo on, wet it, and start moving it in small circles on your face! It’s also really nice because it stays charged for up to 5 months at a time and it’s small so it’s easily portable!

2//IT COSMETICS CONFIDENCE IN A CREAM

This is seriously the best moisturizer! There’s a misconception that if you have oily skin you don’t have to moisturize it because it just makes it oily & leads to more breakouts. THIS IS A MYTH!!! Regardless of the type of skin you have, you must moisturize it! If you don’t moisturize your oily skin, your face thinks it needs to produce more oil leading to more breakouts! Also, this moisturizer by IT cosmetics feels so light on your skin & it has a great smell & a little goes a long way! I am super into the anti-aging thing too because I’ve heard after you turn 20, gravity starts taking it’s toll so it’s important to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!!!

3//MARIO BADESCU FACIAL SPRAY WITH ALOE, HERB, AND ROSE WATER

This is a year round lifesaver!!! I seriously cannot live without this stuff! It’s so refreshing in the summer when it’s hot outside & you need a little spritz to freshen up! It’s also great for long flights because the air tends to be really dry on the airplane & this adds the moisture back into your skin! Also, the size is TSA approved!!! This is great during the winter too because no one wants dry skin! I also like to keep it in my workout bag to give myself a spritz after a hard Orange Theory Fitness class! Seriously, I bring it everywhere!

4//MARIO BADESCU WHITENING MASK

If you have acne like I do, you also have acne scars like I do & they suck! I have fair skin so the red acne scars really stand out when I’m not wearing foundation or cover up & let’s be honest, who wants to wear face makeup every day? Not this girl! I like this mask because it’s easy to apply, it has a nice scent, and it’s quick! You only have to leave it on for 10 minutes and do it every other day for it to make a difference. I like it too because it tends to make my face feel a lot more moisturized than before I used it. I have definitely noticed a difference in the severity of my acne scars since using this product, it’s definitely a must buy!

5//MARIO BADESCU ANTI-ACNE SERUM

Okay, if you haven’t caught on yet, I LOVE Mario Badescu products! They’re fairly inexpensive and they always work for me & this stuff is no different! I always apply this to problem areas before going to bed and I always wake up with the areas less inflamed & smaller! I like this serum mainly because it doesn’t dry out my skin or irritate the areas of skin around it! If you have problems with random breakouts, this stuff is great!

I hope this helps any of you with problem skin! What are your favorite skin care regimens?

XoXo,

Claire Marie