Saturday, April 30, 2016

Q & A | Marriage, Starting YouTube, & Opening an Etsy Shop?


It's time for another Q & A! If you have any additional questions that weren't answered in my video, just leave them down below and I'll answer them there! 


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Chapstick: A Lifetime Staple | Giveaway

I'm sure we all have those things we can't live without on a daily basis. Whether its your phone, coffee, or something else, we all have those certain must have's in our daily routine. For me, Chapstick* has been a staple of mine for as long as I can remember.

When I was a little girl, before I even started wearing makeup, I would always carry Chapstick around in my small dress up purses. I would apply my Chapstick in the mirror pretending it was my favorite lipstick. I thought I was hot stuff when I done this haha! As I got older, it remained a staple due to my lips being dry. It was always in my book bag, purse, car, and at my desk. I even keep one by my bed to use at night. I guess you could say I'm pretty addicted to my Chapstick! 

The best part? Chapstick has a huge variety to choose from!

The Classic Chapsticks, the Tropical Chapsticks, and fan favorites such as Cake Batter are ones I grab for on a regular basis! They soften your lips while helping prevent dry, chapped lips with their moisturizing properties. My all time favorites are the Classic Strawberry and the Cake Batter scents!

Next are the Moisturizing Chapsticks. They come in four different scents: Original, Green Apple, Vanilla Mint, and Raspberry Creme. These are perfect for anyone who has super dry lips. They contain Aloe and Vitamin E to soften, as well as provide sun protection from UVB rays with SPF 12. These are my go-to's for Spring and Fall days, because the constant changing weather definitely takes a huge toll on my skin and lips.

Lastly, I have the Sun Defense and the Medicated Chapsticks. The Sun Defense Chapstick is amazing for the Summer months. It protects your lips from the sun with SPF 25, and it has Aloe and Vitamin E in the formula to soften your lips. 

Even though I love all of the Chapsticks, the Medicated Chapstick has to be my favorite right now. I live in a very windy area, so chapped, wind-burnt lips have been a huge issue for me lately. This Chapstick contains Camphor, Cooling Menthol, and Phenol to relieve the pain. It is also formulated to help hydrate and heal severely chapped lips. This stuff is a lifesaver!  

I always have and always will be in love with Chapstick products. To make this even better, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare provided me with some goodies for you guys! 

Want to win a Chapstick bundle for yourself? Enter down below! The giveaway will end on the 29th, and the winner will have 48 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be chosen. Good luck! :)


Also, don't forget to visit http://www.chapstick.com to learn more about their products and amazing company! 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Paula's Choice Skincare | Acne Prone/Problematic Skin


Good morning loves! Today on my blog we're talking about something I don't normally post a ton about: skincare. I usually don't post much about skincare products simply because my skin is incredibly stubborn. So when I find something that works I stick with it for a pretty long time. I have an endless list of skin issues, and I always have. From acne to oiliness, large pores, and even dehydrated skin with dry patches here and there. My skin has always been, and probably will always be, a hot mess.

However, a few weeks back Paula's Choice contacted me about trying a line of their products that was specifically tailored to my skin problems. I've used a couple of Paula's Choice skincare products in the past, so I was immediately interested in trying more! They provided me with a free skincare consultation to help put together a routine that fit my specific needs. They also offer a 100% 60 day money back guarantee, which provides you with all the time you need to figure out if the skincare works well for you. On top of that, they're also cruelty free! They're just a fantastic company that really cares about their customers!


First, they sent me the Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser. This is a product that I've used in the past and really enjoyed! It is a gentle cleanser that does a fantastic job of cleaning any dirt, oil, or makeup off your face. It's formulated with an acne fighting anti-bacterial for breakouts, and it also contains soothing agents that prevent redness. I use this in the morning and at night.


Next is the Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner. Toners are super important because they clean any oil, dirt, or makeup that the cleanser left behind among other things. This toner also regulates your pores while helping control the oil, has potent antioxidants that repair any damaged skin, has anti-inflammatories that soothe and reduce redness, and revitalizes the skin. I also use this product both in the morning and at night.


They also sent me the Paula's Choice Clear Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution. This is a BHA leave on exfoliant that contains 2% Salicylic Acid. It works to smooth the skin while helping fight any acne, blackheads, and red spots you may have. This stuff has been amazing for my skin during the colder weather we've had here in Kentucky lately! This product can be used both in the morning and at night, but if your skin is like mine and tends to get overly dry very easy, only use it at night!


Now on to my favorite product out of the whole bunch: the Clear Daily Skin Clearing Treatment. This is the best spot treatment I've ever used! It is a strong acne treatment of 5% Benzoyl Peroxide. This treatment gets rid of acne, acne-causing bacteria, prevents future breakouts, reduces redness, and has a light lotion texture that dries down to a matte finish. It does an amazing job at getting rid of my most stubborn breakouts. You really couldn't ask for more when it comes to a spot treatment!


For my daytime moisturizer they sent me the Resist Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid with SPF 50. First off, I love moisturizers with an SPF build in because it takes a step away from my morning routine! This product protects your skin from the sun, prevents signs of aging, and adds moisture without all of the excess oil. Antioxidants also protect and restore the skins barrier. This moisturizer soaks in quickly and gives my skin an awesome amount of hydration.


For my night time moisturizer they sent me the Resist Barrier Repair Anti-Aging Moisturizer with Retinol. This is an amazing product with multiple benefits. The anti-aging properties help prevent wrinkles, the Retinol works to improve skin tone, and the soothing anti-irritants calm skin and quell redness. A little goes a long way with this moisturizer!


And last but not least is the Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster. I add two drops of this to my moisturizer at night, and it has done wonders for my skin! The hyaluronic acid plumps the skin, the ceramides help preserve the skins barrier and prevent moisture loss, and it boosts the hydration and anti-aging benefits of any moisturizer you add it to. This is definitely a staple in my routine now!


Overall I'm in love with all of these products! I've used this line consistently for a little over a month and I've seen a dramatic difference in my skin. The texture of my skin is much smoother, I have less redness, and my blemishes aren't nearly as bad as they've been in the past (before starting this routine my acne was a little out of control). If you're interested in purchasing some skincare from Paula's Choice, they offered me a 20% discount for you guys!

Click here to apply the 20% off to your order!

This post was sponsored by Primp and Paula's Choice, but all opinions are 100% mine, and are based on my experiences using the products. Paula's Choice has an amazing line of skincare, and I look forward to trying more of their products in the future!