HEY GUYS! So this is something that has been hiiiiighly requested by many, so yes, I am finally creating and putting together this post - my skincare routine!! A consistent skincare routine is super important in order to constantly have clear, healthy skin! Whenever I stray away from my routine - whether it be from traveling, or simply just being lazy, I definitely can notice and see my skin not looking as glowing and refreshed as it should be, or even worse, a breakout!
I wanted to make this post as easy and to the point as possible, so I put together a Style Board through Nordstrom which puts all of the products I'm going to talk about into one link so it's super easy to shop all of the products together! Whether you're interested in purchasing them all or only one or two, you can do so through this link here! http://tinyurl.com/y8373qw4 (fyi: all you have to do is create a quick and easy account on nordstrom.com to view the board with all the products listed below - any questions send me an email or message on Instagram -- I'm here to help!!)
SO LETS GET STARTED! Obviously the first step, you gotta wash your face. AM AND PM PEOPLE!!! - when you wake up and right before you go to bed. My go to cleanser is the 'purity made simple' one step facial cleanser by PHILOSOPHY.
I LOVE this facial cleanser because it works great for both morning and night uses, AND removes your makeup! I've been using this bad boy for years now and I highlyyyy recommend it. (Plus, it smells suuuper good).
After I've washed my face with Purity in the morning, I use Skin Inc's Hyaluronic Acid Serum (this can be used both in the morning under your makeup as well as at night before bed!!)
Hyaluronic Acid is just flat out amazing. I found out about it probably back in March from a friend that recommended that I should try it out. And let me tell you - IT WORKS WONDERS. It's an almost instant face repair! This stuff helps keep your skin balanced, help reduce acne scarring, and prevent any type of acne to pop up on your face (even those super duper tiny whitehead bumps!!) HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!
After that's dry and set on my face, I use my favorite moisturizer that's perfect for under makeup - Elemis Superfood Day Cream.
I've found this to be my favorite moisturizer I've ever used, especially for that busy, on the go lifestyle. I have combination skin so any type of oily product is not my friend. This guy works wonders and helps reduce any oily look to my skin. I've noticed some moisturizers that I've used in the past under my foundation would make my skin look shiny and oily instantly after application, but this one keeps my face matte and looking fresh and healthy!
When my day's done and I've washed my face and makeup off with my Purity cleanser, toner is the next step - and I enjoy using Kiehl's Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner.
I wanted a toner that's going to do it's duty without drying out my face. This toner does just that, while leaving me feeling fresh and clean and glowy after use.
Next comes Lancome's Genifique Eye Cream - which is a great eye cream to use at night.
Keep those under eye bags away and stay looking youthful with this product!
Afterwards I apply my nightly serum, Chanel's BLUE SERUM.
This serum is wonderful to use to help even out the skin tone, reducing wrinkles, and creating firmer skin.
Finally, I use Chanel's HYDRA BEAUTY CREME Hydration Protection Radiance as my nighttime moisturizer.
This moisturizer is amazing and extremely lightweight which is something important that I look for in a moisturizer. Heavy creams tend to be oily and cause breakouts, so this lightweight water based product is just the perfect item to use right before bed.
I'm also going to show you my two current favorite face masks (something that I'll use only a few times a week). The first is a honey based mask, made by Savor Beauty. The Detox Manuka Honey Mask is made with real honey!
This stuff is amazing because it helps banish breakouts and restore's the skins moisture levels. Amazing for all skin types!
Lastly, probably the most trendy face mask on the market right now is anything by GLAMGLOW, but especially the SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment.
Personally, I like to use this face mask as a spot treatment instead of a full facial. If I notice a pimple pop up, I'll put some of this treatment on the area and sleep on it overnight. When I wake up, 9 times out of 10 the breakout is nearly gone, or extremely reduced in size.
Skincare products are a big factor in keeping your skin's standards high, but internal proper care is also important. Eating the right foods, and cutting out sugars can also help keep skin clear. Another important step is your water intake. It is definitely true that drinking lots of water helps flush out the impurities in your system and keeps you energized throughout the day. I've been on a water cleanse kick for about the past two weeks and I have already noticed my skin looking better than before, and not feeling as tired throughout the day. Maintaining a consistent schedule in how much water you consume a day can be difficult, but there are plenty of apps to record it, as well as simply jotting down a note in your phone. I'll start my day off my drinking a bottle of water, and then bring multiple water bottles with me into work and make sure I consume them before I leave the day when my shift is over, and then have some more water when I get home and before I fall asleep. (Disclaimer: yes, you'll have to pee pretty often throughout the day, but it's a great strategy to clean out your system and I highly recommend it to all!)
Hope you enjoyed this post and that it was beneficial to you in any and every way possible. Again, you can shop the link here to purchase any of the items listed in this post. If you have questions about any of these products, feel free to shoot me an email or message on Instagram and I'd be more than happy to help!
Finding the perfect festival attire typically tends to be one of the biggest *struggles* before even attending. This year, I went to Firefly Music Festival in Delaware. I wanted my outfit to incorporate some of this summers biggest trends, and full of bright colors. While doing some online shopping I came across a fun, multi colored top and instantly knew it was the piece I needed to create the look.
Here's the rundown:
Top: Nasty Gal - shop *similar* here
Skirt: Unpublished - shop here
Sunglasses: Nordstrom - shop here
Necklace: Gorjana - shop here
Bracelets: Pura Vida - shop here
A couple of weeks ago I went on one of my most spontaneous trips yet. I got to take a trip back to my favorite state - California. I spent most of the trip in San Diego, as well as Orange and Laguna Beach. From the various beaches, to countless coffee shops and cafes, to the daily adventures, I miss it dearly and wish I was back already. Here are some photos from throughout my trip ~
Encinitas // Better Buzz Coffee -- outfit from Hope Ave
shirt - hopeaveboutique.com/collections/tees-1/products/hey-honey-graphic-tee
pants - https://hopeaveboutique.com/collections/bottoms/products/laced-with-love-pant
Having majorrrr withdrawals and hoping to be back exploring California super soon!
my most spontaneous trip yet - so i made a video about it. ENJOY!!
it may be 2 months late but better late than never!!! my spring break 2018 video showing snippets of our road trip & cruise from March is here! make sure you check it out ~
Florals and plaid were a big trend of the spring season, and we're still seeing them now coming into the summer season of fashion. Here are some of my favorite pieces I've been wearing that incorporate these patterns. Hope you enjoy!
As I previously mentioned, florals are everything, and yellow is the it color of the summer. I threw in a floral hair scarf - my new favorite way to make any hair style instantly 10x cuter!
You can shop my shirt here: us.romwe.com/Floral-Print-Random-Surplice-Drawstring-Waist-Dress-p-239675-cat-767.html
Coffee is always a priority! You can catch me wearing my Gingham print dress with my tan vans at any given moment. Denim jacket will probably make an appearance as well.
Shop my dress here: us.romwe.com/Gingham-Print-Cami-Dress-p-224704-cat-767.html
Back to what I was saying about those florals - rompers are an easy go to for a cute and easy outfit. Stop by Kohl's to get your hands on this one!
I had the opportunity to fly out to California for Coachella.....okay, not quite. Instead, I hit up the local pop-up carnival that came to my school's town in Lynchburg, and got some pretty sick photos that give off a fun, Coachella summer festival vibe. I got to shoot with the super talented Isaac Apon - so keep on scrolling to check out some of the photos from the day at the carnival!
Currently, I am interning with League 91, a collegiate company that makes cute and comfy clothing for your university! I get to represent Liberty University, and I got to do a fun little photoshoot showing off some of League's products. Check them out below ~
This year for spring break I was fortunate to check off a lot of firsts off of my bucket list. It was my first cruise and first time out of the country. I went on a cruise to the Bahamas for 5 days, while also spending time in both Georgia and Florida before and after the cruise - going to beaches, Disney, and time to just relax. I am currently back in Virginia and am writing this post as it's 40 degrees outside; I am definitely missing the warm tropical weather already. Check out the pics below to see what I've been up to for the last week and a half!
Check out even more from my trip on my instagram - @hellogabrielle
Last week I got to shoot with the amazing Joseph Hart. Here are some of the amazing portraits that he captured ~
My name is Gabrielle. I go to Liberty University and I am currently studying strategic communications with a focus on social media management. I am from New Jersey, but currently living in Virginia for school. I'm a big fan of traveling, sunsets, and quesadillas. This is where I write about things that I love and am passionate about. Enjoy! ♡