#GetPumpedforHeartHealth with Gordmans all April!

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All treasure. No hunt. That is my kind of shopping! I have teamed up with Gordmans to show you all how I am taking care of myself. You guys know that is always a big priority for me whether it be mental or physical health I believe we should all take time each day for ourselves! Throughout the month of April Gordmans will be hosting activations and give back initiatives to raise money for American Heart Association. And right now you can donate with each purchase to the association and #GetPumpedForHeartHealth!

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On my current self care routine:

1. Better skincare

2. Time alone with less screen time

3. Relaxing to lower my stress

4. A good nights sleep

All of these things truly make me not only a happier person but lead to better mental health. I know it sounds like a stretch but truly the little things can add up. Whether you grab a cup of tea and take some time to yourself and even step away from a situation to take a few deep breaths - all of these can lead to less stress and therefore better heart health! What do you guys do to take care of yourself?

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The tray, headband, face mask, candle, nail buffer, bath salts, nail polish and makeup remover wipes were all purchase at Gordmans for a total of less than $50! You can find your closest location here.



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Beauty Extras *you actually need*

Beyond face wash, a brow gel and some lotion I really didn’t see much point in all the extra fuss, $$ and hype over products like the ones I am about to sell you on (sorry!). I guess it takes trying them and seeing results to understand why everyone has ten step skincare routines. If you are like me you won’t do all ten (maybe not even five) steps a day, but for when you are having a night in and you want to really go for it - these are the keys to beauty extra success!

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  1. First up is my most talked about item: Intelligent elixirs serums. This is a huge one I DID NOT understand. I am sorry but isn’t like st. ives enough for my face ?? Turns out no because as soon as my girls at Mooi Studio in Denver got me hooked on these I can’t go back! I always talk about my pure squalane serum, but my vitamin B serum is one I put on before and use everyday. I am not a doctor so I won’t bore you trying to explain these serums and why they work - instead click here and read all about them!

  2. MZ skin Lift & Lustre is another product that I really thought has to be a joke. I was so excited to be sent it and at first I could not figure out why/how I need to use it. Turns out it is the BEST primer ever. Seriously summer glow is packed in this bottle and it does all the good skincare things (technical term guys) too! Read about it here (it is pricey, but I have had this bottle for a hot second - its a face investment?)

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3. Eternal supplements. Don’t roll your eyes yet, but… since these are “anti aging supplements” I understand if you just did. This supplement is not on the market yet (as of April 7th when I am writing this) but will add in a link when it is. It is from a company called NeuroHacker which I have done my research on and feel comfortable taking these supplements. Is there enough research to make any claims? Nope. But these are just support supplements so take at your own risk and read about them here!

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4. OK if you made it past my hippie supplements talk 1) thank you and 2) I am about to knock you're socks off. Three words: at home dermaplaning. Boom. This tool from spa sciences is what inspired this whole post. At its core it is a vibrating razor, but if you have every been dermaplaned you know they just use a razor as well. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. In my opinion any sharp object is dangerous, but I have used this plenty of times with no issues. Nothing is more satisfying to me than that clump of dead skin and hair after using this…

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5. Last but not least is my favorite pallet lately from Ever Skin. I have found that I reach for it the most when I am tan and really want to glow. The eye shadows are matte which isn’t my summer go to but they are soooo flattering. Also this highlight will really make you SHINE! You can fine the pallet and more of their products here!

That is it! I hope you all enjoyed and have a great start to the week xo



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Blue Eyeshadow Look for Brown Eyes

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Almay and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own

Hi guys! Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of going to College Fashion Week put on by Her Campus with Almay! They launched some amazing new products and I had so much fun playing with the Shadow Squad™ Eyeshadow Holographic in the shade Pegasus. I also played with the new Goddess Gloss™ in the shades Fairy and Halo! I hope you guys get a change to recreate this look! You can shop all the products mentioned here.

Step 1:

Since it is such a bold eye look I wanted to do my shadow before any face makeup. I started with an eye primer then took my Shadow Squad™ Eyeshadow Holographic in the shade Pegasus and patted it all over my lid. This shadow is extremely pigmented but also so easy to blend!

Take a fluffy brush and make sure to fluff it all out in the crease!

Step 2:

I applied foundation, concealer and some powder onto my face! Now I am ready to highlight and for this I am using the Instant Glow Highlighter Duo. I like the fact that it is a cream and liquid so I am apply it before and after setting powder! I blend it in with a brush!

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Step 3:

Time to line and apply mascara! I used the e Almay Liquid  Eyeliner and the  Almay Multi-Benefit Mascara. Finally before applying mascara to my bottom lashes I add some more shadow with a small brush under my waterline! This really ties the whole look together.

Step 4:

After spraying some setting spray I am ready for lipgloss. Like I mentioned above I used the new Goddess Gloss™ in the shade Fairy and then topped it with Halo! And that is the final look

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Updated: My Daily Skincare Routine

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Hello guys! If you read my last skincare post here then you know this post was in the works! You all voted on Instagram and it was such a close race but that post won to go up first but I promised I would still share my updated skincare routine! Make sure you go and check out that last post for some reference as to why this new routine is so important to me (hello cystic acne get away from me)!

The only thing I do that is not mentioned in this post is use the African Black Soap! I took these images while I was in NYC and did not travel with a giant soap block unfortunately lol (but trust me I totally thought about it I love that stuff!) But that being said enjoy and I hope you find a product or two to add into your routine!



1. Serums

I love two serums and use them both day and night.

The first is Intelligent Elixirs pure squalane. I buy this from Mooi Studio but it can also be found here. I use it to really moisturize my skin (and defiantly because Mooi told me it was good for me!)

The second is from my Box of Style and I have been using it for the past month and a half that I have had it! The Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum which is for brightening and has some anti-aging properties to it. Also super gentle on my skin!


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2. Moisturizers

I have some pretty dry skin and live in such a dry climate so these are the best ones I have tried out!

First up is a twice a week mask that I sleep in from GlamGlow. I have talked about this before because I have been using this for almost two years! It just does the trick and has never broken me out. I put it on before bed or when I am on an airplane - it does the trick!

Second is my daily moisturizer right now. I sometimes use this one from Philosophy during the day, but I honestly found that if I use this Kate Somerville exfolliant/moistuizor. I didn’t like using it day and night in the summer but since winter has come I have skipped out on Philosophy for something a bit stronger.

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3. Face Wash

My face wash is kind of always on rotation - I know that is bad, but what I am using now is the African Black Soap mentioned in my last post or if I am traveling this one from Glo. I also spoke about the face that I use a little face mitt with my cleanser. I just feel like it does a better job than my fingers and I don’t like using my Clarisonic everyday!

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4. The Extras

I like to start and finish my skincare routine with a little spray of my rose water. I think it is a big part in why I feel so glowy and it has some good properties for fighting bacteria also! Finally I mentioned above, but head to my last post to hear about how I manage bad acne flare ups!

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