Self Care Sunday Routine

Wanted to share a quick run down of my self care sunday skincare routine i showed in my insta stories tonight. everything I used is linked below! enjoy!

Cleanse

After my hot steam shower which helps open up your pores, I first cleanse my face with my Clarisonic using this deep pore brush head and this cream cleanser by Kiehls. I’ll then use my hands to wash my face with this brightening cleanser by Revisions Skincare. I have considered buying a steamer similar to this one for times I don’t need to shower, it’d definitely come in handy.

Extract

Once my face is all clean I will then extract any blemishes with this tool. Don’t be too hard on your skin and know when to stop picking!! You don’t want to make it worse. Right now I’m using an Impressions mirror but I really want this bad boy.

Prep

Next I’ll prep my skin with this GloPRO prep pad just in case anything was left behind and then I’ll  use my Dermaflash to remove any peach fuzz and dead skin. It also helps with exfoliation and by removing that layer of unwanted nastiness it helps all your product in the next steps penetrate into your skin and  let’s them work to their fullest.  Next I use my GloPRO Microneedling tool, I splurged on this during the Nordstrom anny sale and I’m so glad I did. This tool works from the inside out by triggering skin’s natural healing process and inducing micro-regeneration deep within the skin. As 540 surgical stainless-steel microneedles pass over your skin, the rejuvenation process begins immediately as your cells respond to thousands of imperceptible microchannels by creating new collagen and restoring skin’s volume.

Mask

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Now this is where I’d typically put on my regular nightly routine of products, however since it’s ‘Self Care Sunday’ this is where the mask’s come in. Tonight I used this charcoal peel mask which I love. This mask refines my pores and brightens my skin overall. I have naturally dry skin so if I do  a peel mask that typically tightens my face I then like to follow it up with a moisturizing mask. I picked up a few of theses ‘Say Yes’ mask’s from Target and tonight I used their bubbling brightening grapefruit sheet mask.  TIP: always take the extra ‘juice’ and rub it on your neck and chest. If there is a lot left in the packet I will stick it in the fridge and apply it to my face the next morning.

products

Final step, products. I’m currently using this eye cream along with lash boost for my lashes. I absolutely LOVE lash boost and can’t live with out it. When it comes to eye cream, I’ve never quite found one that I’m obsessed with. They all do an amazing job at de-puffing but I can’t seem to find one that gets ride of my dark circles in a life changing way. Anyways, I’ll then use this retinol by Skin Ceuticals and then wrap it up with this dry oil by Sunday Riley which I love. It helps fight acne including black heads along with helps fight acne scaring.

Extras

I’ve been taking these Glow Sweet Glow gummies by HUM which have hyaluronic acid, vitamin C & E which are all so amazing for  your skin. I will also drop one of these collagen pop tablets into a glass of water every other day or so which taste amazing, it’s a very soft lavender rose taste, and also does wonders for your skin.

So I know this whole routine may seem overwhelming and like a lot BUT skincare and preventative maintenance is very important – plus it’s very relaxing too! As always, let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

XX,

 

 

Friyay Favorites {October 5th}

Happy happy Friyay y’all! Whew, we made it. It’s been quite the week for me as we packed up our house and moved it all to the garage to prepare for the inside of our house to be painted from ceiling to floor. After paint we’ll get the floors going and then hopefully be back into normal living conditions in 3-4 weeks!  ANYWAYS, I’m super excited for this weekend, if you’re from Kansas City y’all should be sure to come by the HMK store on the plaza to celebrate their 5th birthday! I’ll be there along with other local bloggers, influencers and local creators doing a live question panel and sharing insight into what we do. Okay, now onto why you clicked on this post, here are my current favorites for the week!

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Fall Decor Home Tour

If you’ve been following along on my Insta then you know our home flooded two weeks ago. We are FINALLY (two weeks has never felt longer) starting the remodel construction and my life should be back to normal (with better home finishes) within 5 weeks, thank goodness. With that being said this ‘home tour’ post is sadly not exactly what I had planned.  Because of the house situation there is obviously not much decorating happening inside however I was able to still decorate my front porch, which turned out so well! Keep your scroll to see all the front porch details plus my recommendations and inspo for inside!

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Friyay Favorites {First Day of Fall}

It’s been a minute since I’ve published a blog post and an even longer minute since I’ve done a ‘Friyay Favorites’ post. I’m excited to announce after much request that these Friyay Favorites post’s will be back for good! What better way to kick it off then on the last day of summer with tomorrow being the first day of fall. Eeee!!! I’m SO EXCITED for fall, I just love the changing of seasons so much and all that comes with it. New fashions, home decor, flavors, festivities, and more. Keep your scroll to see my round up of favorites as we head into the new season.

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My Favorite Product’s from the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale

The Sephora Beauty Insider Sale is now open to all Beauty Insiders!!! Now through Monday September, 3rd get 20% off your total order if you are a Rouge Beauty Insider with code YESROUGE,  15% off if you are a VIB Beauty Insider with code YESVIB, and 10% off if you are a Beauty Insider with code YESINSIDER.

I’m sharing all of my favorite products from skincare, make up, hair care, lip products, and sunless tanning!

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Healthy Skin is Always in {Self Care = Self Love}

I get a lot of questions about my skin care routine all the time. I love skin care, make up and I’m all about getting dolled up & the pretty photo filters. However, there is also something so refreshingly beautiful about being comfortable in your own bare skin & seeing other women do & feel the same about themselves. I myself am striving to go at least once a week w/o make up to give my skin the chance to breathe & to help normalize embracing your natural beauty. I hate that most women feel the need to apologize if they run into someone while out running errands and they don’t have make up on. Or that your co-workers would think something was wrong or you must have had a rough morning if you chose to not wear make up that day to the office.

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My Nordstrom Anny Sale Buys & Try On’s

I did a HUGE round up of all my favorite pieces across every category for the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and you can find that over on my Instagram story highlights under the NSale tab. I chose to online shop the sale as soon as it went live central time around 2:00 AM Thursday morning, I’m crazy, I know. It’s seriously so much fun to me though and I enjoy it so very much. Anyways, with all the website glitches they had it’s taking a little longer for them to fulfill in store pick up orders but I’m finally starting to get a few pieces and I am going to share them with you in this post. I will continue to update this post as I keep getting pieces from my order in along with all the beauty items I ordered too!

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The Biggest Sales of Summer {Nordstrom Anny Sale + Amazon Prime Day}

Brinkley doodle might look a little grumpy here but don’t worry, that’s just his RBF { he gets it from me 😉 }. He’s actually so very excited because the first of the two biggest sales of the summer starts this week!! I’m talking about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale which opens to card holders this Thursday 7/12 and Amazon Prime day which is next Monday 7/16.

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Elle Mae Blog Turns 2!! {Blogiversary Giveaway}

In the words of Jonathan Van Ness ‘Can you believe!?’

It’s so crazy to think that it’s been two full years since I decided to hit publish on my very first blog post (on the 4th of July of all days, haha) and start what has become a treasured creative outlet for me to share my current favorites in fashion, beauty, home and really all of life’s things with you guys. Whether you’ve been following along since day one or just getting started, I am forever grateful for your support. My growing (slowly but surely) success with Elle Mae wouldn’t be possible without you guys and it means more to me then I could ever put into words, truly.

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