Beauty

Fall Skincare: DIY at home Hydra Facial

 

Ok so if you think you have been hearing more about self-care now, you are right. One indicator according to Google Trends, the number of searches for self-care has more then doubled since 2015. We are dealing with an epidempic of anxiety and depression and everyone feels it. However self-care is part of the answer to how we can all better cope with daily stressors. The stress of work life, home life and the stress with trying to keep up with the pace of daily life which technology has hastened more then ever.

People are feeling lonelier and less able to unwind and slow down which contributes to feelings of anxiousness and loss of control when doing even the most simplest of task. But with self-care, it encourages self-improvement, promotes rest and relaxation, which benefits your over all health and wellness. It also promotes healthier relationships and when our self-esteem and self-awareness improves it has a very positive effect on our overall mindset.

This is exactly why I think it is important to make self-care a real priority in your every day life. I recently got a Hydra facial treatment done at The Powder Room in Bixby Knolls/Long Beach area. Devin my facialist who is absolutely a miricle worker performed the service and was very knowleable and informative. She explained that a Hydra Facial is a facial treatment using a patented device to deliver exfoliation, cleansing, extraction, and hydration to the face. This system uses a vortex swirling action to deliver hydration and to remove dead skin, dirt, debris, and impurities while cleansing and soothing your skin. Best thing about it is there is no down time and the results are immediate.

Now I am not going to lie, a hydra facial can be considered a splurge for some people. It all depends on what is important to you. My personal wellness is super important to me as it keeps me centered, feeling complete and fulfilled as I feel I have personal time with myself and that makes me feel amazing. So much so it helps me be a better mother, wife, daughter and friend. And I cant put a price on that. However I know it can be a bit over budget so you know ya doll has got you covered. Here are all the things needed to do your very own at home DIY hydra Facial.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Oil cleanser/ makeup remover/ face wipes  | I use this cleanser, and these face wipes
  • Foam Cleanser | I use this foam cleanser
  • Physical exfoliation tool like a konjac sponge, peel-off mask, clarisonic or scrub  | This konjac sponge has over 1000 reviews on Amazon  | I love this glycolic peel mask

Beta Hydroxy Acid product  |  love this

Alpha Hydroxy Acid product  |  these are sooo bomb

  • Pore Vaccumm (optional)  |  this one is super affordable and has over 11,000 reviews
  • Hydrating watery lotion  |  this one is really good. I love their products.
  • Peptide Serum  |  looking at the ingredients I’d recc this
  • Sheet Mask  |  these work very well and are super affordable
  • Vaseline/Silicone Cream  | highly recc this its one of my faves.

 

HOW TO STEPS:

  • Remove makeup w/ oil based cleanser or make up removing wipe
  • Deep cleanse by using your foam cleanser right on top of the oil based cleanser. Wash a little longer in this step to ensure you really get everything.
  • Exfoliate. The key to copying the hydrafacial is exfoliating with light and repetitive strokes. That way you slough off any dead skin. Dont forget the bridge of your nose, corners of the forehead and cleft in your chin. Rinse lightly and pat dry with your hands.
  • Exfoliate Chemically. Take the AHA/BHA product and layer each on top of the other. Let sit for about 5 minutes or as directed on packaging.
  • Exfoliate Physically. Now we need to take away all the nasty stuff that was just freed from the chemical exfoliant. Gently revisit the entire face with the tool or product this will loosen any lasting cells to to come loose. Rinse thouroughly and pat dry with a towel.
  • Extractions. Get in there and carefully check skin for any congestion that is READY to be removed. If you have a vaccum head extractor you can use that.
  • Hydrate. This is the most important step. I mean it is included in the facial name. So you cant half do this step because the new skin needs to be moisturized and hydrated to keep that new glow that you see so put your moisturizer on then use your peptide-filled serum to recreate the claimed benefits of the original Hydrafacial which is anti-aging and regeneration. Next take the sheet mask so your skin can really marinate in all of the yummy goodness sort to speak. Finally after you have peeled off the sheet mask, take the silicone cream or a pea sized amount of vaseline (trust me its not as scary as it seems) to lock in the moisture since its a a waterproof barrier.

Waa-Laa! The results are literally out of this world amazing! And you will find that not only does your skin look amazing it feels amazing too! And you know what I always say… when you look good you feel great!!!

 

 

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Fashion

August Instagram recap

Happy new month!
All photos you’ve seen on my instagram

Pulled into one blog post so you have all details for easy access.

SHOP THE LTK HERE 
O U T F I T   D E T A I L S
DRESS: Nordstrom [wearing M]
JACKET: Pink Lily [wearing L] use code: September15 for 15% off

SNEAKERS: old similar here

 

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O U T F I T   D E T A I L S

TOP: Amazon [wearing L]
BIKER SHORTS: Abercrombie [wearing M]
SNEAKERS: Converse

SUNNIES: Amazon

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O U T F I T   D E T A I L S

TANK: Target [wearing M]
JUMPSUIT: Target [wearing M]

SNEAKERS:Old but similar here

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O U T F I T   D E T A I L S

JACKET: Target [wearing M]
TANK: Target [wearing M]
JEANS: Target [wearing 6]
BOOTIES: Target

 

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O U T F I T   D E T A I L S

SWEATER: Target [wearing L]
JEANS: Target [wearing 6]
HEELS: Target

 

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O U T F I T   D E T A I L S

SWEATER: Target [wearing L]
JEANS: Target [wearing 6]
BOOTIES: Target

 

 

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O U T F I T   D E T A I L S

TOP: Target [wearing M]

PANTS: Target [wearing M]
SNEAKERS: Target

 

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O U T F I T   D E T A I L S

BLAZER: Target [wearing L]
TANK: Target [wearing M]
JEANS: Target [wearing 6]
SNEAKERS: Target

 

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Beauty

Sephora Haul: September 2021

Ok so I know its been quite awhile since my last haul. Ive really been trying my best to figure my new site out and how it works. Im excited as ever tho to be sharing a few goodies from Sephora this month so lets jump into it.

Kate Somerville breakout fighters

I mainly got this set for my lil dolly. You can never be too young to start taking care of your skin and I want her to know taking care of her skin includes drawing attention to when our skin breaks out. Im excited to try it and plan on doing  a full review with before and after pics.

Laneige lip sleeping mask

 

This is a total repurchase however this is the newest flavor so im excited to try. I looove this lip mask so much [its part of my Holy Grail  of skincare!!

Liquid Gold w/ glycolic acid

Need I say any more. GA is such a great ingredient to have in your skincare as a akin exfoliate. Cant wait to play with this .

Anastasia Beverly Hills detailing brow pen

Another repurchase BUT I got a lighter shade this time for a more natural look.

 

Yves Saint Laurent lipstick trio 

Fall is almost here so that means darker and richer fall colors. I cant wait to try these colors out on me.


 

 

 

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Life updates

I’m Quitting!|| Closing this chapter & on to the next!

Final update coming…7.31.2021

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#NSale

#NSale wish list picks || My Style

Happy Friday! Today ALL cardholders can shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I wont have time to go in store and do a try on as I’m in the middle of working on a few exciting things that I cant wait to share with you. However, I wanted to put together a few of my personal style picks for inspo that I would personally purchase and wear in a world where “budget” and “parenting” did NOT exist 😂

P.s you can click on any pic below to shop via LTK

Turtleneck sweater

Distressed ankle skinny jeans

Pointed toe mule

Large leather tote

Wool felt fedora

Gradient cat sunglasses

 

Longline cardigan

Fleece hoodie

Faux leather leggings

Crossbody bag

Chelsea boot

Black leather brim baseball cap

Gradient aviator sunglasses

Longline cardigan

Fleece hoodie

Faux leather leggings

Swift run sneakers

Leather tote

Black leather brim baseball cap

Plaid shacket

Graphic tee

Faux leather leggings

Platform Chelsea boot

Leather crossbody bag

Turtleneck sweater

Faux leather leggings

Chain bootie

Large leather tote

Fendi sunglasses

Turtleneck sweater

Ankle skinny jeans

Pounted toe mule

Convertible leather crossbody bag

Gradient pilot sunglasses

 

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#NSale

#NSale inspired looks everyone can shop NOW!

Nordstrom has been having a huge sale on their new collection pieces for years now! And they still have this stupid tier system in place. I honestly think that if people can spend 10k and up thru out the year on items at Nordstrom then they dont need to be first to shop the sale PERIODT! 😂 Seriously tho, today is the first day Ambassador tiers can shop the sale. If you are ambassador status and missed my previous post you can check it out HERE.

However todays post is for everyone who cant shop the sale just yet but still want to stay on trend and score some nice deals and pieces. I found a few Nordstrom inspired looks that are all super affordable and you can get them NOW!

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CLICK PIC TO SHOP ALL ITEMS VIA LTK

Gold initial necklace

Womans cotton robe

Womans buttery soft high waisted yoga pants

Signiture by levi’s strausss & co jeans

Womans long sleeve v-neck satin blouse

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Ribbed Henley long sleeve t-shirt

Leopard jersey pj short set

Cognac vegan mule [use code: tiffany15]

Riley boot [use code: tiffany15]

Gimme bands starter kit [use code: thisdollhere25]


I will add more looks for less as more come in during the sale.

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#NSale 2021: My picks

HAPPY NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY ! Today marks the 1st day of access to the sale for ICON members only! Many of you will not be in this tier (including me) but I always find it helpful to go over all the items and save my picks for when I am able to shop the sale. A lot of my faves from last year are also included in the sale so I will link a blog post I did for last year HERE.

NSALE 2021 WOMANS FASHION

#1 SPANX Faux leather leggings [Orig:$98.00 || On sale:$64.90]

#2 Good waist skinny jeans [Orig:$159.00 || On sale:$99.90]

#3. BAREFOOT DREAMS Cozy chic lite long cardigan [Orig:$114-$120 || On sale:$74.90]

#4.Sammy v-nexk short sleeve tee [Orig:$58.00 || On sale:$38.90

#5. Madison ripped crop straight leg jean [Orig:$98.00 || On sale:$54.90]

#6. Cutout mock neck knit top [Orig:$49.00 || On sale:$29.90]

 

NSALE 2021 WOMANS ACCESSORIES

#1 High key aviator sunglasses [Orig:$65 || On sale:$42.90

#2 Heart hoop earrings [Orig:$58.00 || On sale:$38.90]

#3 Wool felt hat [Orig:$95.00 || On sale:$70.90]

#4 Letter pendent necklace [Orig:$55.00 || On sale:$36.90]

#5 Felted wool panama hat [Orig:$59.00 || On sale:$38.90]

#6 Carson zip top crossbody bag [Orig:$248.00 || On sale:$149.90]

NSALE 2021 WOMANS BOOTS/BOOTIES

#1 Gardi pointed toe boot [Orig:$189.00 || On sale:$99.90

#2 Cedar chain bootie [Orig:$149.95 || On sale:$99.90]

#3 OTK boot [Orig:$850 || On sale:$569.90]

#4 Tava OTK boot [Orig:$134.95 || On sale:$89.90]

#5 BINCE CAMUTO Welland bootie [Orig:$149.95-$150.00 || On sale:$99.90]

#6 Jazel knee high boot [Orig:$548.00 || On sale:$349.90]

 

NSALE 2021 HOME

#1 Barefoot dreams blanket [Orig:$180.00 || On sale:$119.90]

#2 Chenille duvet cover [Orig:$79.99-$99.99 || On sale:$66.90-$86.90]

#3 Mug & warmer set [Orig:$75.00 || On sale:$49.90]

#4 Candle & diffuser set [Orig:$90.00 || On sale:$59.90]

#5 Wide mouth cap hydroflask [Orig:$44.95 || On sale:$32.90]

#6 Sparkling water maker [Orig:$249.00 || On sale:$198.90]

NSALE 2021 BEAUTY

#1 Lancome Re-hydrating toner set [On sale:$60]

#2 Shimmering body oil [On sale:$72.00]

#3 Makeup sponge set [On sale:$35.00]

#4 Setting spray, Cream & serum set [On sale:$75.00]

#5 Lip primer, lip stick & lipgloss set [On sale:$35.00]

#6 Riki skinny lighted mirror [On sale:$130]

 

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Beauty

Review: Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm

Barefoot and primarily vegan (Elemis does animal testing in China when legally required to do so) Elemis is a British wellness brand located in London. Nature powers their products: by sourcing natural extracts that catalyse each other and harness the power of nature’s finest active ingredients, and because of it, they can deliver results that you can see and feel, both inside and out. Elemis has blossomed into a darling company with a cult following of beauty addicts. It offers up its products in artisanal glass jars—a gorgeous design that not only keeps the contents fresh but also showcases the balm’s beautiful buds and pistils. Packed with nutrients and essential oils blessed by Mother Earth herself, Elemis’ Rose Cleansing Balm features nourishing cleansing balms that leave your skin silky soft and rejuvenated. In addition to the balm, the company offers eye and body care products as well as more conventional skincare options like serums and exfoliating treatments.

This was the first product Ive used from this brand and the soothing balm melts into a rich cleansing oil to dissolve make-up and impurities on the skin. Upon contact with water, it emulsifies to a hydrating milk that easily rinses off, creating an exceptional cleansing experience. It nourishes the skin’s lipid barrier, soothing it with hydration, leaving the skin feeling smooth and looking radiant.

It is for sure a well formulated cleansing balm made from the finest ingredients which is super important for removing dirt, oil, and makeup without causing irritation. The unique balm formula contains no Phthalates (a synthetic chemical that can be irritating to sensitive skin), SLS (a chemical commonly found in cosmetics).

I have been using This now for about 3 weeks and love how easy it is to remove a full face of makeup and how amazing my skin feels after. We are currently in the Sequoias and all the hiking and experiences leave you extremely dirty and dusty. Using the balm to deep clean and effortlessly remove all traces of eww was sooo nice! 😂 THIS is definitely being added to My Holy Grail: Skincare Edition. It is super soft, hydrating and moisturizing . And most importantly this cleanser smells sooo amazing!! I will be honest and say their products are a little more on the pricy-er side but what skincare with proven clinal trials isnt?! You can save 15% off when you sign up to their email list. Also you can check out all their products HERE.

I am for sure trying out other products from the brand! Have you used this brand before? Let me know in the comments below.

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#NSale

#NSALE 2021 Sneak Peek |Everything you need to know to shop the sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the most anticipated sales of the year for shoppers, featuring products at incredible prices across every department. Yesterday July 6th, Nordstrom gave everyone a sneak peek at sale items prior to the start of the event which will begin July 12th for certain card holders. Which, depending on the tier of their card status have the opportunity to shop the sale during Early Access. I did a full funny blog post last year making fun of the whole tier system and comparing it to a high-school hierarchy LOL. You can read it HERE.

Now, in MY opinion the sale is so ridiculous to have these tier systems put in to place to begin with So I will NOT be shopping too much of the sale and also because I closed my Nordstrom credit card account to be part of the debt free community. So I probably wont be able to access the sale until public access anyways and by that time everything is usually out of stock. Any-who this blog post is specifically showcasing just a Sneak peek of a few of the items that I saw and loved. In my experience however, if you plan on shopping the sale, now is the time to add your fave items to your wishlist so you have full and easy access to them when the sale goes live. I plan on doing another post for high ticket items I think will sell out the quickest as well as what’s in my wishlist. And of course if I do purchase anything from the sale I will be sure to include that as well.

N O R D S T R O M • A N N I V E R S A R Y • S A L E

WHO CAN SHOP & WHEN?

Ok so in order to have early access and shop BEFORE July 28th you have to have a Nordstrom store card. If you dont have one and want one you can apply HERE. If you are not sure about your card status you can check it in your account settings.

Canada is also hosting a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but will have a different timing schedule:

EARLY ACCESS: July 25th- July 27th

PUBLIC SALE: will happen July 28th- August 8th

Convertible strap bralette

Zella high waist leggings

Adidas swift run sneakers

Chain bootie

Welt sandal

OTK boot

Good waist skinny jeans

Cozy chic lite cozy cardigan

Single pass ceramic curling iron

Riki skinny lighted mirror

MAC eyeshadow palette, eye pencil & mascara set


Are you planning on shopping the Anniversary sale? If so what items are shopping for? Let me know below!

Tiara’s up! Xo

Beauty

Sephora Haul: July 2021

For me, the best Sephora order always starts with a wish list of products I wanted to try. Also, Over several visits, LOL I always refine my list to include only products that I think would look great on me. It is always such a thrilling experience. The feel of new makeup, skincare or beauty product is seriously unmatched! Anywho, while I can go on about makeup literally FOREVER! Bwuahahahaha! I’m hoping you have a great start to your week and here is my Sephora haul for this month…BTW!! Ummm HAPPY JULY!!! Can you even?? Like where did the time go right??! 😱

Major dimension eyeshadow palette


Easy bake loose setting and baking powder


Major sculpt cream contour & powder bronzer duo


Chrima crystal liquid eyeshadow


Micro-stroking detailing brow pen


Rouge essential silky cream lipstick


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Fashion

June Instagram recap

SPORTS BRA: Abercrombie {wearing M}

OVERALLS: Kell Parker {wearing M} (use code: tiffany15)

SLIDES: Kell Parker (use code: tiffany15)

BASEBALL CAP: Amazon


BATHING SUIT: Amazon {wearing L}

HAT: Boohoo

SUNGLASSES: Shein


BRALETTE: Boohoo {wearing M}

PEARL TOP: Amazon

JOGGERS: Amazon {wearing M}

SHOES: Amazon

SUNGLASSES: Shein


SPORTS BRA: Amazon (wearing M}

LEGGINGS: Abercrombie (wearing M}

SWEATER: Abercrombie {wearung M}

BASEBALL CAP: Amazon

SNEAKERS: Kohls

FANNY PACK:Amazon


TOP: Boohoo{wearing M}

PANTS: Boohoo {wearing M}

SANDALS: Kell Parker (use code: tiffany15)

BELT: Boohoo

HAT: Amazon

BEACH BAG: Amazon


CONER UP: Boohoo {wearing M}

HAT: Amazon

SANDALS: Kell Parker (code: tiffany15)


SWEATER: Pink Lily {wearing L} (use code: July15)

SHORTS: Pink Lily {wearing M} (use code: July15)

SLIDES: Kell Parker (use code: tiffany15)

BATHING SUIT: Amazon {wearing L}

KIMONO: Kell Parker ({wearing M} (use code: tiffany15)

HAT: Amazon


BLAZER:Old but love This and This

Heels: Amazon

CLUTCH: Boohoo


SWEATER: Abercrombie {wearing M}

LEGGINGS: Abercrombie {wearing M}

SNEAKERS: Kell Parker (use code: tiffany15)

HAT: Amazon

FANNY PACK: Amazon


BATHING SUIT: Nasty Gal {wearing L}

SHORTS: Nasty Gal {wearing M}

HAT: Nasty Gal

SANDALS: Kell Parker (use code: tiffany15)

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Beauty

5 steps to having silky smooth legs

Ok so having smooth soft legs is major goals whether we shave our legs or not. And if you’re like me and shave you want to have smoother legs in between shaving because HELLO! IM A MOM and aint no body got time to be shaving every single week you know. I mean am I right or AM I RIGHT? LOL!! So here are my top 5 steps to having silkier, smoother legs longer…

STEP 1: E X F O L I A T E

DID YOU KNOW?- That dead surface skin can be the cause of your legs to feel rough so when you use something to slough away the cells it really makes a difference. My go to body scrub is Tree Hut Moroccan rose shea sugar scrub. It smells amazing and leaves your skin feeling baby smooth!

STEP 2: U S E A G E N T L E B O D Y W A S H

Before I shave, I always use Lovers Care Goat’s milk shower cream. It has hydrating properties and is formulated with almond oil and cocoa butter which will give your skin a boost of moisture as it cleanses.

STEP 3: U S E A S H A V I N G C R E A M

Ok so this is probably the most important step. The product you use when you shave. It’s completely different from using soap as soap can be extremely drying. However a shaving cream is formulated to reduce the friction between the razor and the skin. I love the Billie shave cream. It sticks to your skin extremely well and allows for a smooth shave.

STEP 4: U S E A G O O D R A Z O R

Now not all razors are the same! Some are made with moisture strips which help reduce irritation to the skin. So choosing a great quality razor makes a huge difference in the end result to having the smoothest legs possible. I LOVE LOVE the Billie razors because they are encased in a charcoal soap for a smoother and closer shave. I legit had to shave weekly and ever since I started using the Billie razor Ive noticed that my hair doesnt start growing back until after a full week and a half.

STEP 5: U S E A B O D Y C R E A M O R O I L

So after exfoliating and shaving you need to make sure your skin receives as much hydration after as possible. I really love Billie Dry bye body lotion because it is specifically designed for that! I also love how weightless and matte it dries. Leaving skin hydrated and yet it doesn’t feel like there is any residue left so when you lay on your sheets you dont have that sticky nasty feeling…. SCORE!!

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