Four Skincare Products I Can’t Live Without

Four Skincare Products I Can't Live Without

Four Skincare Products I Can't Live Without

My Skin Transformation

Growing up, I always had acne. I washed my face every single day without fail, used acne treatments & oil-free makeup, & did everything I knew to do in order to dry up my skin. At the time, I didn’t realize the excessive drying of my skin probably did more harm than good. It took me years to realize that even though my skin is more oily, it still needs moisture or else it will just keep producing more & more oil.

Once my mind was open to applying moisturizer & even oils to my skin, I jumped into the skincare pool head first on my hunt to find the best products. I started learning more about key ingredients like hyaluronic acid, retinol, & rose oil & over time, saw the lasting effects they had on my skin. It’s been an incredible journey learning what works & what doesn’t & actually seeing my skin change for the better. I knew I just had to share with you four skincare products I can’t live without.


Four Skincare Products I Can't Live Without

Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner

This beautiful product was actually given to me as a Christmas gift from a dear friend. I had always had my eye on it, but somehow I had never tried it before. This toner does a great job of minimizing my pores while leaving my skin feeling fresh, soft, & moisturized. I treat this product as an extra step on those days I need a little extra pampering. It brightens, tightens, & locks in moisture for the next day.

Priming Moisture Rich

I’m typically not good at picking favorites, but I think this is my very favorite Glossier product. This moisturizer is so decadent & luxurious without being greasy or breaking the bank. I love how it smells not overly fragrant but still quite fresh. My skin always feels refreshed the next day. This is definitely one product I keep repurchasing over & over again.

Super Bounce

Remember my favorite ingredients I mentioned before? This Super Bounce serum has hyaluronic acid to help lock in moisture & plump the skin. I love mixing this in with my Priming Moisture Rich to create my favorite nighttime combo.

Original Skin Mask

Every week or two when I feel as if my skin needs a little pick me up, I always gravitate towards this mask. The rose clay draws out any impurities (without making me breakout), & this mask gently exfoliates the skin upon removal. This refine’s my skin’s texture & boosts radiance. I mean who doesn’t want to look radiant?! After using this mask I apply a generous layer of moisturizing products (aka all the products mentioned above) for a nice spa-like treatment for my face.


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New Year Goals

New Year Goals

New Year Goals

Hello Everyone!

I’m back from a little holiday hiatus feeling inspired & ready to take on 2018.

Having a fresh start & dreaming of the year ahead is something I’m quite fond of. Making lists & setting goals is v important to me, & my list for 2018 continues to grow.

I’m trying to set some high goals so that I will push myself to achieve as many of them as possible this year. One of my very favorite cliché phrases is “dream big”. Dream big dreams, bigger than you think possible…they just might come true!

New Year Goals

So here are some of my New Year Goals…

Worry less…

I know that I am a worrier. It’s something I’m working on, & I’ll honestly be working on it for the rest of my life. One thing that I want to hone in on is my anxiety. This year, I want to make big strides on tackling my anxiety. I don’t want to let it cripple me, especially with wedding preparations underway. Sometimes, I need to let myself relax & to be ok with not getting everything done right away. I am going to be working on cutting myself some slack & moving into each day with ease. Luckily, I have an incredible fiancé who helps me with this immensely.

Learn to shoot in RAW…

I want to up to quality in my photos this year. Even if shooting in RAW is not the answer (but I think maybe it is…), I want to create more concise, better content for you. I’m planning on learning a lot through YouTube videos, but if you guys have any other suggestions or tips, let me know in the comments below!

Add some daily routines…

For Christmas this past year, I got this gorgeous One Line A Day journal. Thing thing I love most about this book is that it’s a journal I will be keeping for the next 5 years! This will cover our engagement period as well as the first 4.5 years of marriage. How special is that?! I can’t wait to look back over this book in years to come. But in order to have all of these special memories documented, I have to be diligent about actually doing it everyday…

Another daily routine I want to instill is working on my foreign languages. I would not say I am particularly good with languages, but I want to work on them everyday. I figure, if I spend just 5 minutes a day on Duolingo, I will be much better at the end of 2018 than I am now! For now, I am working on French & Italian, but if I’m honest, I’m focusing on Italian right now in preparation or our honeymoon to Italy this summer! Eek!

Take more care…

2017 brought much more care to my face & my skincare routine. This year, I want to make sure I also take care & put extra focus on the rest of my body. I need to be better about DAILY moisturizing my body, not just when I’m feeling extra. My hair care is another big one. I am starting to use better products on my hair to treat, moisturize, & nourish my hair. For now, I am using this CAVIAR Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner, & I am loving it so far. I’m going on a “good hair” journey this year…can’t wait to see how it goes!

Save for a big purchase…

I have always been into nice handbags, so this year, I’ve decided to save up for my first big designer bag. Since it will take me some time to save, I’ll bring you on my search for the perfect bag over the course of this year. I’m not sure what kind I want yet, but I know I want it to be timeless, feminine, & classic. It’s such a big purchase & such a hard decision, but I am so excited about picking the perfect one for my wardrobe this year.

New Year Goals

Read more, but for real this time…

I am actually terrible at finding time to read. Most of the time, I can find ten other things to do besides read, but I want to choose to read more this year. I usually don’t read “story” books, but more like inspiration books. Anything about fashion, home styling, Paris, floral design, etc. will be on my list this year. A few in my current collection of unread books include Eat Pretty, Girlboss, The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up, & A Moveable Feast (which I actually have read, but I’m dying to read again).

Reach 2500 followers on insta…

I’ve only had a numbers goal one other time, & that was my goal to reach 1,000 followers on Instagram (which I met in 2017 thanks to you!). This year, I want to up it a little bit more. I want to set this goal even though it’s a big one, & it’s terrifying not to actually meet it, but I think it is possible. Felix & Flora is growing & I am so grateful for all of the support I have received over the past year. Let’s make this year even better!

Write the blog I want to read…

This goal is a hard one for me. How do you know what you want to read until you read it? As I am trying to figure that out, I hope to bring you guys exciting content this year. New & inventive content that you actually want to read & be inspired by. What do you guys want to hear about this year? Fashion? Makeup? Skincare? Travel? Wedding? Parties? Home? I honestly want to hear from you! Please comment below!

Become a easy, one stop shop, blog…

I’ve recently jumped on the LiketoKnow.it train! For those of you who have that app, make sure you follow me at @felixandflora to shop all of my looks this year. If you don’t have the app, I highly suggest you get it now! It’s the easiest way to shop, find great deals, & be inspired by the fashion blogger community.

I want to be that website you come to to get inspired. When you aren’t sure what to buy with all of the options out there, I want to be able to provide a curated selection of lovely pieces for you at every price point.

Stay tuned for some easy shopping right here at F&F…

Travel…

Of course, I always want to travel! Last year, I crossed the Atlantic for the first time, & now I just can’t wait to go back! I know I will be having an Italian adventure of a honeymoon with my new husband at the end of July, but I would love to explore other places as well. This spring, visiting Charleston is really high on my list of things to do. A west coast adventure would be such a fun time as well, but I’m not sure if that will happen this year. We will see…

I hope you all are having a great start to 2018!

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Skin Survival Guide For The Cold

Hello Everyone!

So it’s getting to be about that time again to add some extra moisture to your skincare routine. The cold weather is approaching (Yessss! Finally!), & the chilly air, unfortunately, does such a good job of drying out the skin. Clothes do most of the work by protecting the majority of our skin, but our face & hands take the biggest hit. I’ve gathered a haul of amazing products to help keep my skin glowing, plump, & moisturized no matter how cold it gets outside.

Glossier is such a cult favorite right now, & with good reason. These cruelty-free products are all about helping you have healthy, glowy skin you can be proud of. I particularly love that philosophy because up until about a year ago, I really hated my skin. So much so, that I got really into makeup so that I could cover it up really well. Now, I can happily say, I am starting to love my skin. I opt for a tinted moisturizer instead of a full coverage foundation on a daily basis, & I am not afraid to be seen without any makeup! I never thought I would see such a change in my skin, but I have, & it’s been life-changing. (Writing this post has got me thinking I should do a skin journey post…leave a comment below if that’s something you’re interested in!)

I’ve been putting these products to the test for a while now, & I can safely say that most of them are must-haves for the upcoming cold weather.

If you’re reading this, & you are a human, you need a balm dotcom (or 6). This is the gateway Glossier product, hands down. The flavors and tints are perfection, & they actually provide moisture. How many times have you bought a lip balm & wondered if it actually did anything for your lips? Like every single time? Yep, this product is not like that. They feel incredible, while looking effortless on the lips. The best part is, it’s also a universal salve. Not only can you use it on your lips, but on your cuticles & dry patches of your skin. These balms also make great presents & stocking stuffers. (Christmas is right around the corner!!!)

The Milky Jelly Cleanser is another Glossier favorite. It’s texture is unlike any other cleanser I’ve ever used. Exactly like it’s name, this jelly-like cleanser effortlessly takes off make-up & cleans your skin, all while somehow adding moisture to your face. At the moment, it’s my favorite in-shower cleanser, & the little moisture boost it provides is definitely going to help my skin survive the cold this season.

I use a combination of Super Glow & the Priming Moisture Rich every third day for my nightly skincare routine. I get a bit of the moisturizer, then add 3-4 drops of Super Glow to it & place it all over my face, neck & chest. You would not believe how dreamy this combination smells & feels right before heading off to bed! Not to mention how happy my skin is in the morning: fresh, plump, glowing, & ready to take on the day.

Lastly, for those days when your skin just looks tired & dehydrated, let the Moisturizing Moon Mask be your go-to. This mask is packed with ingredients to help tone, provide oxygen, & help to plump & rejuvenate the skin, while providing the extra moisture your skin needs. I know I will be reaching for this one all A/W long.

Thanks for stopping by & reading this post! If you liked it, let me know down below. In the comments, be sure to share the link to your blog so I can send some love your way too! 🙂

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