SOCIAL MEDIA

Sunday, January 27, 2019

My Current Skincare Routine & Fav Products

Happy day my loves!

I wanted to share my current nighttime skincare routine along with my favorite products as of late.  I would classify my skin as dry, I used to as a child, and occasionally now, still get eczema.  Therefore, moisturizing is a key priority for me.  Progress pictures for my eye cream are at the bottom!
**Pro Tip: I recently learned a tip from a model I follow that says you should apply your facial products according to consistency, so lightest to thickest! 


My typical routine goes like so...

  •  I take my make-up off in the evening with Garnier Micellar Water, I've used this stuff that past 3 years and I would never change it unless someone gave me something better.
  • I wash my face with Neutrogena pink grapefruit cleanser  I like that it has a little salicylic acid to help with the occasional break out.
  •  I then apply Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate.  Just a few drops goes a long way. 
  • I apply Olenhenriksen eye cream, which I have progress photos for you of proof I think it works!
  • Lastly I apply my Kiehls moisturizer, scent free and feels fab.






In addition to these products, I use Dr. Brandts exfoliating cream 1-2 times per week, Glam Glo super mud mask (once a month), Sephora Sheet masks (once or twice a month) , the rose one and avocado one are my favs!  I use those on a treat yourself kind of day. I also included another moisturizer I use sometimes, First Aid Beauty's.  Some of these products are a little expensive but I only buy them when they have their Christmas sale, & I get a discount.  Which means they last for a whole year yall!  So totally worth it in my opinion.







Here are my progress pictures from my eye cream!  It claims to be "A brightening, vitamin C-rich eye crème that targets signs of aging, reducing the look of dark circles while improving concealer application and wear—inspired by makeup artist secret, banana powder. " --Took this from Sephora's website.
I took these first thing in the morning before work, so around 6:30 am to get a true before and after picture.  If I scare you, my sincerest apologies 😂  These pictures span a month's time period.





XOXO-
Caroline

Sunday, January 13, 2019

How To: Get Into Reading

Hi friends, happy Sunday!  It's been quite the eventful day here, I woke up around 7ish to the power going out due to the ice.  I ended up walking over to my grandparents house across the road to get my morning coffee and oatmeal since they have a generator.  It thankfully returned around 11:30, praise to those Duke Power workers!  Then, we had a birthday lunch for my papa, mom cooked some banging homemade lasagna.  I did myself a Rebecca Louise HIIT workout, washed some clothes, and now here I am writing to all of you!

I wanted to talk about reading, one of my favorite hobbies.  I used to despise it in elementary school and early middle school, but in 7th grade I got a book for Christmas and ever since I have loved to read.  I'm a HUGE believer in the saying, "If you don't like to read, you haven't found the right book."

I've currently read 2 books so far for 2019 that I'd easily recommend to y'all (below).  I loved them both.  My 2019 book challenge is to read 25 books this year, but I hope I read more than that, it's a little more difficult to make the time during the school year but I'm trying.

A couple of tips I have for those of you who either 
A. Don't like to read or B. Want to read more.

1.  Find a friend/friends who like to read! 

Shoutout to my besties Lizzie and Hayley who have shared books with me and I with them.  It's so much more fun to read when you can share books with someone else who likes the same thing, and can broaden your horizons on books you typically wouldn't read.

2. Make a Good Reads Account

I just did this last weekend and I LOVE IT!  I'm able to connect with my friends online about books we've read, are currently reading, and want to read.  I created my profile based on what I've read since I graduated college.  It's super easy to type in a book, add it, then rate it!  I love being able to rate what I've read, and see what my friends rate the books they've read.  For example, I saw Liz had given a book a good rating, so I clicked on it, read the synopsis and decided to add it to my "want to read" shelf.  Here's my profile if you want to connect with me!
Good Reads!

3. Follow Reese Witherspoons Book Club!

"One Day in December" I found on her book club website, along with another book I got for Christmas.  Here's the link: Hello Sunshine


4. Google

Quite possibly the greatest invention on the internet.  I google stuff probably at least 10 times a day.  So google whatever you're interested in.   Example, if you're in your 20s, you could google books every 20 something should read.   Here's one I found  Or, if you're into health, google health books, fashion, top fashion books.  The list is endless!

Leave me a comment of your favorite book so I can check it out!

I'm currently reading "The Tattooist of Auschwitz".

XOXO
CP
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

How to: Start the New Year Healthy

Happy New Year Y'all!
I'm beyond excited to kick off 2019 and make it better than last year.  2018 was one of the most difficult years I've experienced, (next to 2010/2011, if ya know ya know) but I'm ready to move forward and conquer some of the goals I've set for myself.   I personally do not believe in resolutions, but I definitely believe in goals!  One goal on my list, and I'm sure on many others as well, is health.

I am in no way, shape, or form, a go to health person.  However, I do have several tips and tricks that work well for me to achieve my fitness/health goals, that I think could help you too!

Food/Drink


  • Drink Water:  The first thing I do in the morning is down a glass of H20.  If you're feeling frisky, add some apple cider vinegar to it ;) But ya have to cut the soda out people.  I promise it's possible.  I went from drinking 2 Mountain Dews a day in high school, to 1 a day in college, to hardly any since my senior year of college, which was 3 years ago.  I occasionally pop one open when I'm craving that fizz but I cant even finish a whole can anymore because it's now too sweet for me.
Friday, November 30, 2018

2018 Christmas Gift Guide

Y'all...it has been a hot minute.  I haven't written a post since the beginning of August.  I transferred schools teaching this fall and it has been a huge adjustment for me, a good change but again all changes come with challenges.  But, it's finally Christmas time, my favorite season and I'm on a mission to make this the best one yet!  I've put up my tree, already done some shopping, bought my bath and body works holiday edition stuff and even watched Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer on Channel 2 lol.   Therefore, with tomorrow being December 1st, I wanted to share my holiday gift guide this season based on things I like on my wish list and things I think others would too!

My ultimate Christmas wish right here, I asked for a golden retriever puppy every year for Christmas as a child, I'm 24 and still waiting!  One day y'all!