Continuing on the skin care train from last week, I wanted to do a post on my favorite facial oils. Kind of like cleansing balms, I’m relatively new to them… I’ve only been using them for the past year or so. At first it seemed really counter productive – I mean, electively using an oil on your face? I thought for sure it would cause breakouts and clogged pores, but I’m here to tell you it really doesn’t.
I cannot believe we’re already a week in to the final month of the year! In a few weeks we’ll officially be in the winter season where our skin gets dry and we get sick. Or at least that’s what happens to me.
Happy Wednesday! I’m so excited today because I have an amazing giveaway for you guys. I’ve partnered with Kate Somerville, Katherine Schwarzenegger and a handful of bloggers to give you a chance to win some of my favorite products from Kate Somerville! To enter simply follow the rafflecopter instructions below.
Here’s what the lucky winner will get:
- Body Glow Sunscreen SPF 15
- Dilo Oil
- Gentle Daily Cleanser
- Nourish Mist
- Prime Protection SPF 15
- Somerville350 Body Self-Tanning Towelettes (my personal fav)
Thanks for entering. Good luck!
PS – It’s also Amazon Prime Day and there are so many great deals, maybe even more than Black Friday. I have my eyes on this Roomba – who doesn’t want a robot vacuum? How about a Kindle for under $50?!
I feel like year after year I hear about great cyber Monday deals but have always missed out on them. This year I’ve done most of my holiday shopping online and was waiting for cyber Monday to score some key items.
To get you in the spirit I’ve put together my largest and girliest gift guide yet! I hope this points you in the direction of that hard to shop for friend, co-worker, sister or roommate you’re scratching your head over.
And here are some great discount codes to my favorite sites:
ASOS – use the code GIMME20 for 20% off site wide
C. Wonder – save 40% on 4 or more items plus free shipping with the code GIFTS40
Bauble Bar -Take 20% off site-wide and play their Cyber Smash game for a chance to win prizes – like $100 off with the code: CYBER20
DVF – Save an additional 10% off site wide (including SALE). Free shipping with no minimum spend with the code: EXTRA10
French Connection – Save 30% off your total purchase + free ground shipping on orders over $150 with the code: W13COUPON
Kate Somerville – Save 30% on all orders with the code: HOLIDAY2013
Kendra Scott – Save 20% off site wide and enjoy free shipping (excludes LUXE collection and gift cards) with the code: BFCM2013
Kiehl’s – Receive $20 off on purchases over $65 with the code: CHEER
Planet Blue – Save 25% off site wide with the code: CYBERTIME
Rebecca Taylor – Save 25% off site wide with the code: RTMONDAY25
Shopbop – Save 15% when you spend $250, save 20% when you spend $500, and save 25% when you spend $1000 with the code: BIGEVENT13
Tory Burch – Save 20% off orders over $300, save 25% off orders over $500, save 30% off orders over $750 plus free shipping with the code: HOLIDAY
Now that it’s warming up, I thought it would be a good time for a tanning refresher. I posted this last year before anyone read my blog, and I’ve updated it with new knowledge.
I’m a self-proclaimed self-tanning guru. I’ve been doing it for years and while I haven’t always had a natural streak free tan, I’ve picked up a few tricks along the way. I will say that the best way to sunless tan is to get an airbrush tan by a professional… but that’s not always an option. So here are some tips for the next time you find yourself in need of a last minute glow to compliment your mini-dress or bikini.
Tan towelettes, in my opinion, are the easiest to do on your own. The towel is a wipe-on cloth that gives you an even streak-free tan without a mess.
1 .My absolute favorite tan towel is by Kate Somerville, $48 for 8 wipes seems a little crazy, but when you think about it a good airbrush tan is about that price and you should be able to get at least 4 tans out of these.
2. Tan Towel makes a more affordable version that come in two different sizes. I’ve found that although the full body size is bigger, it still wears out before you can tan your whole body, so I recommend getting the half size and using two for better coverage.
3. Loreal also does a great towelette that I use regularly. You can find these in the lotion section at most drug stores or Targets.
-Always exfoliate and moisturize really well an hour or two before you self tan.
-Use wet ones or makeup remover wipes on the palms of your hands and in between your fingers after you tan. That way your hands will still match your body but won’t be stained.
I'm Ashley, a professional stylist, wife, and new mom, sharing my love of fashion, beauty, home decor, travel, and life in sunny Southern California!