I hope y’all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. I celebrated the holiday with one of my best friends. And our holiday went from not-so-glam to super glam. We had take-out Crisp salads for dinner and then we went to Dallas Opera’s The Ring of Polykrates + Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D major. It was the perfect production for Valentine’s Day. I had never heard of this opera before, but it was absolutely delightful. And adorable.
As we were getting ready for the opera and getting the lettuce out of our teeth (glamorous, I know), I started thinking about what I would post today. And then I took a look at my counter and realized I use the same products every time I need to get glam. It’s seriously almost mechanical. I go to so many events that it now takes me less than 20 minutes to go from fresh-faced to fancy AF.
So, I thought it about time I share all of the products in that routine with y’all… as well as the best dupes to help you get glam on a budget. All of my budget-friendly picks are under $15 and almost all of my non-budget-friendly picks are still under $50.
I am so excited to be partnering with Dove today to bring you all of my favorite personal care tips for workouts. I employ each of these tips on an almost-daily basis. AKA whenever I work out, which, admittedly, should be a much more frequent occurrence.
One of the things I love about my job as a blogger is getting to partner with brands I truly love. And Dove is 1000% one of those brands. I purchased the Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant less than one week ago, but I’ve already gone back and purchased two more scents because I honestly like it so much.
A few weeks ago, I hosted an event at one of the several MiniLuxe locations here in Dallas. It was so wonderful meeting all of you who came to the event at the Preston Center location (over 60 of you were there!).
But, if you missed it, I thought I’d share a bit more about why MiniLuxe is my go-to nail salon in Dallas.
About a month and a half ago, I went to Korea. It was my first-ever time in Asia. I loved the food. I loved getting to visit the headquarters of LG Display and Samsung and marvel at their technologically-advanced wonders. And then I discovered Korean skincare.
I’ve talked on the blog before about my naturally horrible skin. I have dealt with medication-worthy acne for years. For some reason, I get legit every skin infection under the sun (I was even hospitalized for one once – that’s where the scar between my eyes comes from). So, when I was in Korea, I bought a few Korean skincare products just to see if they lived up to the hype/could do anything to help my acne.
Y’all, my skin has never looked better. So I thought I’d share the best Korean skincare products I’ve discovered thus far with y’all, in the hopes my skincare regimen might help one or two of y’all out too! You can buy all of the products I’ve listed below on Amazon… so if you worry about where to buy Korean beauty products while not in Korea, I’ve got ya covered.
PS I’m sharing the dirty deets about a HUGE sale at the very bottom of this post!
My skin takes a hell of a beating in a week. Between the stress of school, working out, my many late nights, working on computers for 10 hours a day, forgetting to drink tons of water, and enjoying the libations a bit too much at times, my skin is a total disaster by the weekend.
A few weeks ago, Lionesse Beauty sent me a few super-hydrating items from their Diamond Collection and I can already see the difference in my skin. I use the serum on an almost-daily basis and I’ve started a little Sunday night tradition of using the facial and eye mask right before I go to bed. And then every Monday morning, I wake up, not as much bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as I am bleary-eyed and mentally nonfunctional before coffee… but at least my skin is super hydrated and ready for the week ahead!