Tag Archives: skincare


I love feeling like I’m having a spa experience in my own home. If I’m having a long and stressful day, I honestly can’t wait to get home, wipe off my makeup, and put on a face mask because come on, face masks fix everything…mentally and physically. I happen to take my nightly skincare routine very seriously. My skin has always affected my mood. If I’m having a clear day, everything is sunshine. If I see a blemish, all hell breaks loose. Summer is coming to a close, I’ve been focusing more on the texture of my skin because luckily, my break-out phase has surprisingly faded through the years. It’s now that time of year to remove all the dead skin on my surface and reveal the new! I don’t mind taking that one extra step into my skincare routine because first of all, it’s helps me unwind…plus, it shows a huge difference in my skin the moment I wake up. Clay has been the secret ingredient that works for me. The Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Cleansing Mask has been my skin detoxifier as of late.

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There you have it, Natalie without the bangs. Classic wet hair, pulled back, and bold brow. But today’s focus isn’t about Baywatch…it’s about feeling the part, without all that damage to your skin under those harsh rays. No matter how much I love the sun, I still wrap my head up in a scarf when I’m laying out by the pool with a gigantic bottle of sunblock in hand. The only thing we can do is protect our skin and renew it. There are still so many beaches I’ve yet to visit…which means more products to stuff in my suitcase.

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Lately, I’ve decided it’s about time I start really taking care of my lips. Having supple, luscious lips is the key to any amazing makeup look. Always start with taking care and protecting your skin before applying more makeup. My #1 rule to get rid of dry, chapped lips? Exfoliate, protect, and hydrate. Hydrating meaning always have a moisturizing base before you put on any lipstick. That’s always the hardest when you’re trying to master a really matte lip, my favorite type of look. Bite Beauty released the new Everyday Agave collection. It’s 3 amazing products that now, more than ever, I am using…especially on the airplane. Here are the 3 steps: – Apply the Agave Sugar Lip Scrub: use this daily and right before bed, and you’re lips will be extra soft and smooth. -Leave on the Agave Lip Mask: Leave this on overnight and it helps protect your lips from getting any further damage. -Reapply the Agave Lip Balm: This balm is super rich. I use it so many times a day. It doesn’t give off a crazy shine or greasy residue which makes it perfect under lipsticks.


Strip with Bioré

biore1resizedI’ve always been a huge Bioré fan, and their pore strips happen to be the best. Lately, I’ve been using the Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips to completely unclog my pores, and take out any excess oil. It’s the quickest and easiest way for me to clean out the dirt that builds up deep, down in your pores. The special ingredient is the natural charcoal. Works like magic. Simply wet your nose, dry your hands, and stick it on! 10 minutes later, and voila…your pores look smaller and your skin feels soft and looks fresh. I’m obsessed with this quick and easy skin saver.

I’m now super excited to introduce you to the “Strip with Bioré challenge. To be a part of the challenge, take a photo wearing the Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips and post it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #StripwithBiore #Sweeps. Tag 3 of your friends –there’s nothing more funny than your pals in a pore strip.  You’ll then be entered to win a trip to LA to walk the red carpet with Brittany Snow. (Full details here: strip.biore.com Good luck!)

Check out this new video of Brittany Snow and all the crazy things she can do in the 10 minutes it takes to use the pore strip here on strip.biore.com.

biore9resizedbiore3resizedbiore4resizedThank you Bioré for sponsoring this post.