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But first, Skincare. Love your skin today, it'll thank you tomorrow.

January 9, 2019



















     Hey dolls welcome to my very first blog post. I’m so excited that I get to share with you the love stories, the couples, the glam, and sooo much more that comes with being a wife, mother, friend, and artist. As I was sitting in bed the other night and I looked over to my honey and said  “Babe I know what the first blog post is going to be about” and as always the supporting loving him asks “What”. I swear he’s always there to listen to all my crazy ideas and always is so supportive. I had just finish doing my evening routine of skincare which takes about a solid 15 minutes but he swears it’s more like an hour. I looked over and said SKINCARE! I come across so many brides during makeup consultations that ask me for skincare advice. So I knew that I wanted to do something my brides or brides in general can start doing way ahead of time so their skin can look flawless on their special day. Not only is your skin going to look amazing, its going to feel amazing and so will you.  A lot of people don’t know but when I was in high school I had horrible skin. I constantly broke out, oily, and enlarged pores. My poor mother and I tired everything and honestly nothing worked. It wasn’t until after high school and in college where my skin started changing. I got more serious about starting a routine and sticking to it! Trust me its not easy sticking to something you’re not used to doing, but I knew that if I wanted great skin it was going to have to start somewhere! The first couple months and years I tired a lot of different products and I knew what worked for me and what didn’t. I think a lot of it has to do with drinking lots of H2O, I LOVE WATER. But I wasn’t going to only rely on water, I’m so thankful because I’m about to turn 27 and I always tell myself I’m prepping my skin for the future. My pores have shrunk tremendously, its no longer oily and I can’t remember when the last time I had a breakout was. So whether your bride getting married in 2019, stay at home mom, a mom on the go or simply trying to find a solution for better skin. I’m going to share and recommend the product’s I love and use everyday. I will share with you how your morning skin routine should look and an evening skin routine should look. I hope you have fun checking out some of these amazing products and what they’ve done for me and my skin, I hope they do great things for you as well. 


After I get my daughter ready for school, have a cup of coffee and the honey leaves to work. I usually start my morning routine when I have some time to myself. Do it when you have some time for yourself you’ll feel like you're in a spa and you’ll thank yourself later. Lets start with the morning routine. I’ll share the benefits of each step and the products I love and recommend. 


Morning Skincare Routine


  1. Cleanser 

First we want to make sure the skin is clean!  Did you know that you're pillowcase can have bacteria if you don’t change your sheets often?


Find a cleanser that works for you. I love “The Deep Cleanse” because it gentle, it smells amazing and I personally have sensitive skin. So if you’ve never have used a cleanser I recommend “The Deep Cleanse” I have no doubt that you will love it as much as I do. 


Tatcha “The Deep Cleanse” Retails $38.00 


    Great for a daily cleanser it has fruit extract that deeply but gently lifts impurities and unclogs pores while leaving your skin feel soft and hydrated. Remember clogged pores equals breakouts. 



  1. Toner

Then we want to tone the face….


You might be wondering what is toner? 


Toners are most helpful and necessary for people with oily or acne-prone skin, or for people who want extra cleansing after wearing makeup or other heavy skin products such as sunscreen. 


Now that we know what toner is I love love love love the product I’m about to share with you because one it smells amazing two it has real rose petals in the bottle and three it Removes impurities and softens the skin. I love that you’re getting 8.4 fl oz of product! Pillowcases Accumulate Bacteria when not washed frequently. Even though we just washed our face with want to add some Hydration and remove any impurities that we might have missed. By the way I love applying the toner with cotton rounds.


Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner with Rose Fruit extract. Retails $45.00




  1. Moisturizer 

Over the years my skin has changed so much as I mentioned. It went from oily, to combination, and now I’ve seen it more dry, and dry skin just like oily skin can give you breakouts as well. Before I apply an ounce of makeup I moisturize my face and neck. I love this moisturizer because it has iridescent illuminating pearl particles that will blur and reflect and enhance your complexion for an instant luminous finish. Besides who doesn’t love a product that is going to blur imperfections. It's lightweight which you want that in a moisturizer because you don’t want a moisturizer thats going to be heavy it will clog your pores and you will breakout. 


Glam Glow Glow Stater Mega Illuminating Moisturizer Retails $49.00



  1. Sunscreen

​​Sunscreen is so important would be surprised how fast sun damage can be to the skin although a little bit of sun exposure can be healthy for us. I recommend using a foundation with an SPF or a moisturizer with an SPF this will help with aging, discoloring and even worse complications. 


The University Of Nevada School of Medicine says. "This is extremely variable depending on your genetics. The darker and thicker your skin, the longer the sun exposure needed to start sun radiation damage. For freckling individuals, sun exposure may cause damage very quickly, even in less than 5 minutes. This is why it is very important to protect your skin with sunblock when you are outside.”  


I use a foundation that has a SPF I love that it is already in my foundation and it saves a step to make the morning routine faster. Like I mentioned you can also get a moisturizer that has a SPF as well.  


  1. Orgins SPF 15 Energy Boosting Moisturizer Retails $39.00


I get asked all the time what foundation I use, although I’ve gone through every brand who carries foundation. I keep coming back to this Holy grail it is the one foundation that I will forever have in my kit. Besides it already has a SPF!! I use shade NC37



  1.  MAC Cosmetics Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation $36.00

Medium to Full Coverage with a natural satin finish.





Phew… I tired my best explained the benefits of each products in the “ Morning Skincare Routine". If you find any additional questions. Comment down below. The second part is going to focus on evening skincare routine I think this one is extremely important because we want to remove all the makeup, dirt, and oils before we go to bed. We want the products to do all the work while we catch up on some zzzz’s 



Evening Skincare Routine 


  1. Repeat 1 & 2 of Morning Skincare Routine

  2. Spot Treatment

Regardless of what we do sometimes we are going to have one or two pop up on our canvas… I mean face. But that is ok its going to happen especially if it's that time of month. But  I made sure that we include spot treat so when that does happen because it happens to the majority of us . Some of you won’t even have to include this into your routine and that's ok, consider yourself blessed.  But this is a great way to stay educated so when it does happen, I believe everyone should have something in their vanity just in case of an unexpected friend showing up. One specific product that I recommend to all my clients who ask about what can I do to this it popped up over night. Most of the time we're sitting in the directors chair during consultation a couple weeks/ months prior to their wedding. I always recommend…


Mario Badescu Drying Lotion 1oz Retails $17.00 


…this will help dry pesky problems overnight!!!!


3. Serum

I never used to use a serum and when I did it changed my life forever like I mentioned earlier I had enlarged pores and some scaring. When I started using one even my Esthetician knew I was doing something different. I recommend you use one weather you have scaring or don’t. The one I currently use is the one I keep going back to because I love the whole line. 


Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum Retails $45.00 


Retextures, smoothes and boost glow. Ideal for combination, oily and Dry skin.



4. Eye Cream

Eye cream was one of those things that was not in my routine but my mom always told my sister and I that having some type of routine was extremely important for the future of our face. Yes your face has a future because we all age and although some people say we’re going to age regardless my response would be well I want my skin to SLOWLY age. With the help of my routines, and expensive creams, I promise not all of them are expensive although some can be pretty pricy. When shopping for a new product look at reviews, I literally read reviews before I stay at a hotel, eat somewhere, and buy something. I believe everyone should read reviews. Eye creams are important helps prevent dark circles, and besides our eye area is the area where it’ll show aging first and its extremely sensitive because of the thin layer of skin around the eye. I love…


Tatcha Ageless Revitalizing Eye Cream Retails $135.00


..powerful antioxidant rich moisturizing eye cream to revitalize and bring a brighter more youthful look to the eyes. (If you don’t want to spend $135 on the full size you can purchase a travel size for only $29 on 

Test the waters I promise it’ll change your life!



5. Night Moisturizer

 To end the night a great night cream is good for your beauty sleep literally. Not only can a night cream hydrate and soothe skin after a full day's activities, but some can also help to repair skin by increasing cellular turnover. I love….


Tatcha “The Silk Cream” Retails $120.00 


…very rich cream with a weightless feel. The benefits of “The Silk Cream” dryness and fine lines/ wrinkles. It's got a silk protein which parallel;els the animo acid structure of the human skin. Hadasei-3™ complex, a trinity of anti-aging Japanese superfoods, restores a healthy-looking glow. New Akoya Pearl extract helps to protect skin from the yellowing or browning that comes with age for more supple skin. You can also fine a travel size on for $20 if you want to give it a test run first.





 Finally we’ve got to the end of my very first blog post. Skincare is extremely important to me as it should be to you. “Love your Skin today, it’ll thank you tomorrow” Thank you for taking the time to read this post!!! I hope you enjoyed it as I talked about my favorite skincare products. I can’t wait to see photos and hear some hopefully great feedback. Leave some love down below and thank you for reading my very first blog post. Until the next one. God bless you. 




-xoxo Lauren 

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