blank'/> A LITTLE BIT OF LACQUER: October 2017

October 30, 2017

Race Together

“Nobody likes you.” It’s a sentence so hurtful I’d never imagine even thinking about saying it to somebody. But when it comes to CANCER!?!? I think we are all in agreement when I say that indeed, nobody likes you. 

I’m partnering up with JCPenney this month to highlight their Race Together Collection by Xersion. From now through 10/31, $1 from every item sold of the collection will be contributed to the American Cancer Society, up to $100,000. On top of that, The Salon by InStyle inside JCPenney will be accepting donations (with a chance to win a basket of Salon and Sephora products), and Sephora inside JCPenney will be offering a “Find Your Perfect Pink” lip service to help you find your perfect shade of pink!
                                       

I love products that are beautiful and functional, but add in serving a greater good and I’m sold! I fell in love with this top (the message, the cut, and the mesh sleeves), and the Xersion capri leggings are so comfortable and perfect for working out! Love the herringbone pattern (and they are on sale for literally $10). Such an easy athleisure look!! Head to your local JCPenney or online to shop the Xersion Race Together Collection today!


In partnership with JCPenney.

October 12, 2017

Fall Style Vol 3

Hi all! Today I'm coming in with a new round of fall fashion for the entire family! One of the most fun things about having girls is that they love (at least for the moment), dressing in the same outfits as mama!




Livi was so excited when I showed her her dress, and was nearly floored when I showed her mine that was just like it. She immediately wanted to try it on and spun around in it until she got herself dizzy! Elli took right after her doing the same. Ro clearly has no idea what's going on yet but giggled at her sisters and she was forced to also wear this outfit hahaha! I'm sure she'll love it one day. But I know these days are numbered, so I will soak them up while they last.




We wore these outfits on our way to a casual family dinner, but not before a little photo shoot on the way. Of course during the walk, Elli passed out in her comfortable stroller and was down for the count. So unfortunately she wasn't a part of this shoot ha ha.




But Ro sure was, as was Liv, *and* the tree she decided to climb. A little dress isn't stopping this girl from getting messy and finding something to climb on!




I especially love my dress because it's nursing/pumping friendly. I get asked a lot about nursing and pumping clothes, and usually the most simple thing is a relatively loose fitting/flowy top with bottoms that make for easy access to nurse. Dresses are usually a tougher option, but dresses like this that have buttons down the top are a winner every time!



Add in a comfy denim jacket and you have an extra layer should you need it. And loving this floral/bohemian trend for fall, especially in a pretty color like this deep purple - wine color.



All of our looks are from Old Navy, where we were able to really find something for the whole family (including the not photographed hubby who wear jeans and Old Navy's soft-washed heathered V neck shirt - I have these for him in so many colors and they are the comfiest!! I know because I steal them all the time lol)!



October 5, 2017

Current Skincare + Everyday Makeup

Hi all! Today I wanted to share a bit about my everyday skincare and makeup routine! Those who know me know I am NOT a makeup person at all, it's fun to play with now and then, but for me it's really just about making my skin look as even as possible and keeping me from looking like a zombie when I haven't gotten enough sleep! So don't expect any expert makeup tips here hehe, this is just what works for me!

I will say, though, that as a dermatologist, good skincare and healthy skin is the MOST important part of any makeup routine, and I've shared and updated my skincare routine many times here on the blog, but I'm always tweaking things, so here is my current routine:


AM:
Wash with this cleanser
Apply this light moisturizer (also my nighttime moisturizer)
Makeup (see what I use below))

PM:
Wash with same cleanser
Apply this serum (LOVE this so much and feel this has made a huge change in my breakouts and dark spots - although remember, sunscreen is critical for keeping dark spots away!)
Apply same light moisturizer once serum dry

I should be using an eye cream but I'll be honest and say I still don't love any one.

As far as makeup - check out my IG stories today where I'll be sharing a video of my routine!
I apply this mineral powder foundation (I bought it because I ran out of my normal mineral makeup and this one is SO much cheaper, available at drugstores, and provides higher SPF) all over face blending well with this brush (my holy grail brush). I love that it lasts all day and provides extra sun protection, and the finish gives a glow even if I skip my bronzer step (which I do often lol)!
Then I apply this bronzer over my cheeks, bridge of my nose, and a bit on my forehead and chin as well (using this brush if I have the time, otherwise I'll just use the same palm brush).
Then I brush my eyebrows and fill in with this pomade using this brush.
If I'm feeling fancy I'll swipe on this mascara ;)

That's it! Like I said, nothing crazy, but I get questions all the time about my skin so I wanted to share!

Shop any of this post by clinking the in text links throughout the post, or by clicking any of the products below (use the arrows to scroll through)!



PS: the brushes mentioned above are the Palm Brush, the Oval 6, and the Linear 1 by Artis
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