April 2018 Beauty Favorites

It's finally feeling like Spring here in NYC and my skin is totally loving the warmer fresher air! I wanted to share my easy morning routine with you all this month because I have seen a difference in my skin from using the following products. I have an oily t-zone but some dry parts too, like my chin, so I try my best to give every area of my face the kind of love it requires. I do this skin prep before I apply any makeup on or just as is if I'm not in the mood for makeup that day.

1. Wash my face

I make sure to rinse my face off every morning to start off with a clean slate. I prefer to use a mild face was like Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser- creamy formula or Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser. These products help get dirt, oil, and dead skin off of your face without harming your skin.

2. Scrub lips

I absolutely hate when my lips are chapped and cracked. Once or twice a week I scrub my lips with Found Exfoliating Lip Scrub to get all the dead skin off. I apply on a generous amount and massage in the product then after 1-2 minutes, wipe off the product. It leaves my lips feeling oh-so-smooth!

3. Nourish under eyes

On days where I really see black circles/ redness/ or just look really tired, I like to perk my eyes up by using the Patchology Rejuvenating Eye Gels. I simply apply the eye mask on and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. The feel nice and cool under the eye. After the time is up, feel free to rub in the excess serum into your skin!

4. Serum 

I started using a serum on my face about a year ago and I didn't know how nice it well it helped the skin! I apply one pump of the Innisfree Intensive Hydrating Serum all over my face and let in soak in. The serum is light weight and filled with amino acids and minerals to nourish the skin. 

5. Jade Roller 

After I apply the serum, I take a cool jade roller and roll my face and neck. I keep my jade roller in the fridge or cool it in ice for 5 minutes prior to using. This simple step cools the jade down and really helps wake the skin up. Make sure you always roll the jade roller in an upwards motion. 

6. Under Eye Cream

Under the eyes are a sensitive spot and will show the first signs of aging first. So make sure to take care of them. I use the Innisfree Youthenriched Eye Cream. The formula is creamy and really eyes my dry under eye skin a lift. The Jeju Orchid helps strengthen, firm, smooth, nourish and brighten the look of skin around the eyes

7. Moisturize Skin

I am currently using the Patchology Daily Gel Moisturizer and loving it! It is a water-based gel moisturizer that is perfect for my oily skin! It gives serious hydration powder but leaves my skin looking matte all day. It's lightweight and pore-friendly, never sticky or greasy. I love Patchology products and trust them to create items I love!

8. Target Dry Areas

My chin is dry and needs a little extra love. So I use a heavier cold cream that really nourishes the dryness so my skin does not flake. The perfect cream for dry skin is the Aloepure Maximum Moisture Complex. This cream also helps prevent wrinkles! 

9. Lips

Last but not least, I finish off by using the classic chapstick to prevent and cure chapped lips! The classic flavor is my favorite!

Thank you for reading!!



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Valentine's Day Gift Guide

As the most romantic holiday is right around the corner, Valentine's Day, showing your loved ones just how much you care is sometimes best shown through a great gift! If you are still trying to think of the perfect gift, I've got a ton of great ideas for you. Whether it's for your significant other, a best friend, family, a co-worker, or someone you're just dating/ seeing, I've linked a ton of great gift options. 

For your MOM

She's had your back since before you were born, she loves you no matter what, and she deserves it all! Whether you live close by or she's hundreds of miles away, give her a little something to put a smile on her face. Here's a few ideas for you!


She's been your bestie forever and have been through ups and downs together. You two have inside jokes, amazing memories, and tons of things in common. You know her better than anybody and probably don't need help finding the perfect gift but here are some fun examples

For your Co-Worker

This person is there for you when you need something covered, someone you vent to when your boss is being annoying, has an excuse lined up if you're ever running late, and does extra work while you're vacationing. They deserve something! A little candy to calm down their sweet cravings after lunch or that mid-afternoon coffee or tea. Here's some cute ideas for that important coworker in your life.


The guy in your life- he might be your best friend, your future husband, a new boyfriend, or maybe he doesn't quite have a tittle yet because as we all know, the new dating game is very tricky! No matter what the status is, he's put a smile on your face and makes your feel all bubbly inside so let's return the favor ladies. Here's a few examples for every man.


She's the special lady in your life so treat her well! She could be your girlfriend, future wife, the mom of your kids, or someone you're crushing really hard on. Something special will put the biggest smile on her face! Here's a few ideas.