I've never gotten more compliments on a perfume than my new Oscar De La Renta Bella Blanca perfume! It has sweet notes of flowers as well as citrus and it's the perfect combination for moving into spring. I love when I come home in the evening and Maui smells like it because I usually spray it and he's near or I pick him up and it gets on him; my favorite haha!
We all wear perfume or scented lotion for obvious reasons, but have you ever thought of the benefits of it and how to truly take care of it?! Let's talk about why it's beneficial and when you should switch it up.
1.) Boosts your mood: Just like wearing a pretty dress you love, smelling pretty can boost your confidence and your mood. When you enhance your mood, you can help relieve stress and anxiety!
2.) Reflects your mood/personality: Feeling happy and playful or romantic and sweet? Bring out how you are feeling with your perfume and everyone around you will sense that energy (literally).
3.) TIP: Store your perfume in the fridge!!! According to perfume experts, storing your perfume on the bottom shelf of the fridge makes them last longer. The "top notes" (the smells you immediately recognize and are most significant) can go bad within just a few short months or lose scent.
4.) Special Occasions: Especially your wedding day! Wearing a new and special perfume on your wedding day and then using it for special date nights or events will always make you remember that day in an extra way. It will essentially create a "smell memory" in your brain that can last a lifetime! And who doesn't want that for their wedding day!? When picking one out, stick to something with one of your favorite notes, but something more romantic or exciting.
One of my favorite ways to keep my perfume fresh during the day is by using the bottle in the morning and then having a rollerball in my purse handy! Smell pretty my friends!
One thing I didn't realize I was missing in my beauty routine: custom shampoo and conditioner! Formulate creates a custom shampoo based on all of your hair needs and preferences... even scent! I went with the strong level coconut and it leaves my hair smelling soooo good all day. My other concerns were strength, oil, and length (gotta grow out those bangs). Right after I used the shampoo, even in the shower, I could tell my hair felt so much softer and once it dried it felt SO much thicker! It's currently not open to the public, but if you DM me on Instagram, or email me, I can send you a personal invite code for you to place an order. Trust me, my hair is thanking me and yours will too!
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Happy Monday you beautiful souls! Let's talk skincare today!
I've recently switched over to the ExfoliKate three part routine and I can already see a difference in the smoothness and glow of my skin. Using one brand is better for your skin in the end because the products can work together to uncover your best skin, rather than lots of different products that may end up working against each other. My favorite part (other than the fruity smell) of the ExfoliKate system is the Intensive Exfoliating Treatment. Going from Summer to Fall is always the hardest on my skin with breakouts and then drying out. This exfoliator instantly makes my skin feel lifted and smooth. I also love that the ExfoliKate Glow instantly calms my skin and helps to reduce uneven skin tones and dullness. Yes, if you are wondering, it's also great for my sensitive skin!
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I love a pretty, warm lip. I always want to jump to fall lip colors sooner than I probably should so I went out and found the perfect transition colors!
I was never the best at contour with a powder and it just seemed to disappear as the day went on! There's a new favorite in my town now ;) KKW Contour is actually amazing! I have the light kit and it's perfect. Not just because it's Kim Kardashians, but because it actually works and doesn't irritate my dang skin.
It's super creamy and buildable and the application is so smooth and easy! No more awkward (almost) lines because it blends so well. The non-shimmer side of the highlight is also good as a concealer for tricky spots you want to cover up. When I want to have a natural and simple look, I use it as an all-over application. I even use the contour lightly as an eye shadow for a warm addition.
The next product of hers I want to try is the Argenis Creme Colorstick in metallic copper and the KKW X Mario Creme lipstick, I love a good creamy lip!
It's officially humid season here in Arkansas and I was in need of a foundation change to combat oily skin. Cover FX Powerplay is a total hit! I can go to work all day without feeling like I need touch up my makeup or being self conscious that my face may look oily!! I really feel like using the setting powder makes it go a long way too so don't forget to always apply after your foundation is set. I also love that it's not in a glass bottle, because that is just too risky for me haha :) You can find all of their products at Sephora and I really want to try... everything!!
Thank you Influenster & Cover FX for sponsoring this post!
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