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March 2017

My Current Skincare Routine

Posted in Beauty
on March 20, 2017

Happy Monday, guys!! Hope you’re all doing well 🙂 I just got back into College Station, and it feels incredibly good to be back. This past week was definitely much needed & appreciated- I feel 30x more refreshed and ready finish off this semester with a bang!

I love sharing my favorite skincare products in my Instagram stories, & I get questions all the time on my favorite products for dealing with problematic skin flare-ups. Hopefully today’s post will answer any and all questions you may have about my skincare routine + give you guys some recommendations for my all time favorite products to try out for yourselves!

A little bit of background before we dive completely in- I have pretty normal/combination skin, but I’m definitely acne-prone. I also have quite a bit of redness & acne scarring on my cheeks, so I’m always on the hunt for products to help me with my problem areas. I love trying out new skincare, so I’ve basically tried almost every cult favorite there is out there! Today I’m sharing my top favorites for my everyday skin routine, but if you’re looking for my favorite masks, I shared my fave masks here & my favorite Lush products here!

Kicking it off with my cleanser- I’ve used this cleanser alone for the past year or so, and I’ve repurchased this baby so many times! I love it for just an easy clean- it leaves my skin feeling extremely refreshed & clean!

Next up: toner. I’ve tried every toner under the sun, and this one is my favorite one! It’s affordable but does an awesome job. If you don’t use toner, start now!! Toner helps to even out your skin’s pH & also takes off any residue that’s left on your face.

**Night time: For my nighttime serum, I love this one from Sunday Riley. Sunday Riley products can get a little pricey, but they’re definitely worth the splurge. I’d definitely say that this product has made the biggest different in my skin, in combination with the next one I’m about to share!

I first heard about Good Genes in one of Sazan Hendrix’s skincare videos, and she raved about it. After I first watched her video, I suddenly started seeing it everywhere- I feel like this happens to me so often haha! But this treatment leaves my skin feeling SO refreshed & moisturized the next morning. Definitely a game changer!!

For the morning, though, I like to use a little bit thicker of a moisturizer so my skin is nice and prepped for makeup. The It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream works incredibly on my skin. It glides super nicely, and creates a great base for my makeup. Love love love it! Feels so luxurious, too!

As far as tools go, this Clarisonic is my ride or die. I’ve been using this bad boy for so many years, and I still love it! I switch out the heads about once a month, and he’s still going strong. Leaves my skin so fresh & clean.

My favorite makeup wipes are actually these from Costco! My mom & I buy them in bulk (and by bulk I mean a literal pack of like 20 lol) and we split them. Way cheaper, and these are actually my favorite ones that I’ve tried! I love how they’re not too wet, but wet enough to be effective in taking off my makeup before I get a chance to deep clean. I always keep a pack of these in my purse, too, for on the way home from school or work to take off my makeup.

I know I’ve said this SO many times, but taking off your makeup before bed is probably one of the best things you can do for your skin! Even if I have a late night out and all I want to do is sleep, I ALWAYS take the time to at least wipe my face with one of these. Better than nothing!

I hope you guys enjoyed seeing my favorite skincare products today! These products have made a huge difference in the appearance of my skin, so I’m hoping they’ll help some of you guys out too. It’s so incredibly important to take care of your skin, so treat your skincare as an investment in yourself!

See you all on Wednesday!! Muah!

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New Orleans Travel Diary

Posted in Travel, Travel Guides
on March 17, 2017

As I’m writing this post, I’m currently on the long (somewhat grueling) 8-hour drive back to Dallas! Akash & I just left the wonderful city of New Orleans, and thanks to the amazing invention of personal hotspots, I’m writing this post covering our trip while it’s still fresh on my mind. Continue reading

4 Trends I’m Loving this Spring

Posted in Fashion, Outfits
on March 15, 2017

  

Hello hello, friends!! Today I bring you (as the title suggests) 4 trends I’m loving this spring! I definitely love keeping up with trends, but a lot of times there are some trends that I personally don’t like & therefore don’t participate in. This year, though, so many of the trends happening are things that I already love, so obviously I’m partaking in them!

First, off- Bell sleeves.

I’ve always been a fan of the bell sleeve, so it’s SO exciting that these are super in right now! It totally appeals to the inner hippie in me, and I’m loving all the pretty bell sleeves on everything– sweaters, tops, dresses, everything!

Ruffles.

This one is probably my favorite! Ruffles are everywhere right now, and I can’t get enough. There has been a FLOOD of ruffled off-the-shoulder dresses, and I wish I could buy them all, but unfortunately my wallet can’t handle it.

Statement earrings.

This season bauble earrings are huge, and I’m loving it! Any bright, fun, textured statement earring automatically adds a huge pop to any outfit, and y’all know I love my statement earring + top knot combo!

Embroidering.

LOVE how many embroidered pieces are out right now! It gives it more of a “vintage” vibe, which just looks so delicate & pretty. I’ve been obsessed with top & wearing in non-stop because of the gorgeous embroidered detailing + bell sleeves. Two trends in one- can’t get better than that, right?

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The Prettiest Spring Maxi Under $60

Posted in Fashion, Outfits
on March 13, 2017




Hi, friends!! Hope everyone’s having an awesome day so far 🙂 Recently I’ve been obsessed with maxi dresses- there are SO many cute ones out for spring, I need them all!! I found this one at Nordstrom for less than $60 (CRAZY, I know.) The print is to die for, and I’m loving the ruffles & cold shoulder details. So perfect for spring- especially for those of you who have weddings to attend in the near future!

The slits along the legs make it super breezy, and the elastic makes it extremely comfortable. I wish it was socially acceptable to wear them same clothes every day… I love this dress so much I wish I could wear it every day! Akash loved it too, so it’s even boy-approved!

I don’t know what it is about this print, but I love how soft & pretty it is. It’s definitely going to sell out, so grab one while you can!!

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Meet Jess

Posted in Fashion
on March 10, 2017

Today I want to introduce you all to a sweet new friend of mine, who I got to meet this past weekend- Jess Pereira from Dressed by Jess!!

I actually reached out to Jess around a month ago, because I fell head over heels for her content- both on her blog and her social media channels. For those of you who also blog out there, you know how exciting it is to make a new blog friend- you can literally talk for hours and hours about things your friends in real life don’t always understand/have the patience to hear! Needless to say, we hit it off and I’m super excited to have a new blogger friend in Dallas.

Anyway, back to Jess- she’s a photographer + fashion blogger, and if you check her website, you know- her content is incredible. She has more minimalistic yet classic style, and everything she wears just looks so effortless! I could honestly spend hours and hours looking at the pictures she’s taken, too. After a month since the first time we spoke, Jess & I were finally able to meet up last weekend when I got the rare chance to spend a weekend in Dallas. We had so much fun getting lunch at Savor Gastropub in Klyde Warren Park, and talking about everything from our favorite bloggers to our future career aspirations. Cheers to new friends! 🙂

Jessica & I decided to do a little interview, as we figured it would be the best way for our followers to get to know each other!

If I were to look in your purse right now, what would I find?

I can start out by telling you my purse needs to be cleaned out! Things pile up in there when life gets busy! I always carry my planner around because clients can call for my photography business at any time and I need to be able to schedule them in! You can also find my badge for my full time job (I have to pay to replace that so it’s better to keep it in one place). I have two different chapsticks, two lipsticks, sunglasses, two gift cards from my graduation I still need to use (perfect excuse to go shopping!), A Millennium Hotel room key from my stay in London, a subway card from NYC, Excedrin because I get headaches at the most random times, eye drops, a tangerine??, hand sanitizer, several receipts, two extra pairs of contacts because why not, and I threw in exactly two pencils and five pens.

Is this what everyone else has in their purse or is it just me??

What has been your most popular blog post to date?

My most popular blog post was my last post about my nail hacks! I shared my secrets about what I do to save money when it comes to nail care, and still keep fresh color on all year around!

What are 3 clothing pieces you can’t live without?

I most definitely cannot live without my Lululemon leggings. They are like an extra layer of skin! I can dress them up and I can dress them down. Number two would be my casual Vince shoes. I dedicated an entire post to these two pairs of shoes because I am so obsessed with them. And coming in at number three would be any kind of comfy and loose fitting solid t-shirt.

If you could live in a book, TV show, or movie, what would it be?

This is a tie between Gossip Girl and Friends. If you’ve seen these shows you know they both take place in NYC, which I would move to in a heartbeat! Other than that I love both of these shows for different reasons. I am in love with the entire wardrobe of Gossip Girl, and I would love to be part of a super tightknit group of people like the cast in Friends!

What would be your perfect day?

My perfect day would be in the company of the people I love most! Some of my favorite days included no glamour, but were spent laughing with close friends or having good conversations with family. Being in a dream destination with friends and family would be a cherry on top, but it’s all about who you’re with, not where you are!

How would you describe your style?

My style is very black and white (literally!). I don’t wear a whole lot of color, but I am definitely trying to branch out a little more. I have pretty simple taste, I like solids and minimal patterns, but I do like something exciting in my pieces every once in awhile, like edgy leather pants, a cute and classic bow, or fringe. So while my pieces can be eclectic, my color palette remains pretty steady (as of now!)

I hope you guys had as much fun reading this post as I had putting it together!

Don’t forget to check out Jess’s blog & all her social media- show her some love!!

Blog J.Lynne Photography Instagram: @jesspereira2 Facebook: @jlynnephotographyco

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