Skincare Basics

          Alright Friends let's talk skin care. The reality is each and every day we are getting older and aging and our skin is the largest organ we have so why aren't we taking care of it ? Well I'm here to get you in shape and tell you the things you should be doing at the BARE minimum !

I come from a skincare house my mom and grandmother for that matter  has ALWAYS taken care of her skin as long as I can remember , I mean does anyone else remember Ponds Cold Creme ?  Speaking of Cold Creme lets talk about the first step in good skincare ... 


I literally cannot stress this enough you guys and I know you've heard it before but listen to me when I say sleeping with your makeup on essentially keeps your skin from living its best life ... why would you wanna do that !?! Basically sleeping with makeup on keeps your pores clogged keeping your skin from repairing itself properly each night and leading to premature aging .... It's gonna be a no for me DAWG ! I'm probably so obsessive about this because my mom drilled it into my head. My Mom would literally call me in college on a Sunday night to checkTza that I had taken my makeup off ! Mischel is nothing if not on top of things ! As a result of this I could be Drunk as a skunk (Sorry Mom ) and I will take my makeup off ( and shower ) haha and I keep these individually wrapped makeup remover wiped in my glove compartment ( that way they don't dry out ) 


You Should be washing your face EVERY DAY if not every day and night !  Taking off your makeup is NOT enough you need to remove your makeup and then cleanse #DoubleCleanse 


Depending on your skin type how frequently you exfoliate and what kind of exfoliator you will use are going to be different. Personally I use 2 one hard core Exfoliator that is both a physical and chemical exfoliator meaning it had the exfoliator beads while also chemically exfoliating which may often tingle a bit tbh I'm oily so it burns SO good. 


I'm gonna start by rocking a lot of your worlds with this next statement.... COCONUT OIL IS NOT NOR WILL IT EVER BE A MOISTURIZER ! Coconut Oil sits on the surface of your skin you might as well sleep in drag makeup ( Please Don't lol ) Moisturizer is so important in terms of moisture but in helping to keep skin hydrated so that it doesn't over or under produce oils . SO Coconut oil makes a great hair mask its just not for your face ! 

So this was your crash course next week we will deep dive into products and tools for each skin type and in the coming weeks we will have expert interviews to help you in figuring out what you should be doing in your 20's, 30's,40's and 50's  ! I hope you'll follow along ! 

If you have any specific questions you'd like addressed or wanna know anything slide in my DMs or email ! 

Beauty Review : Newness from Bliss !

Hey friends long time no blog !  Expect LOTS more beauty product reviews ! I will obviously give a detailed reviews but please note the 

"Official Product Ranking System" 

★ - Meh
★★ - Ok Ok 
★★★- Cute Girl  ! 
★★★★- Okurrrr !
★★★★★- YASSSSS !

Now that that's out of the way lets talk product !

So Bliss Beauty the brand you know and love has had a re-brand and shes a REAL CUTE GIRL ! Not only that but she's available at TARGET + the prices are lower ! I'll be honest I 100% purchased these because of the cute packaging ( Kanye  Shrug ).... P.S. We a no longer acknowledging Mr. Kardashian until he comes to his senses lol So I decided to try out two basic products the Makeup Melt and the Oil Free Makeup Removing wipes ! SO here are my thoughts on both !

Makeup Melt 

Ok So I actually really loved this product and am still using it ! I firmly believe that makeup removal is a 2-step process #DoubleCleanse because one step will NOT remove product effectively so makeup melt is a great first step ( you can follow up with a makeup remover wipe or cleanser to get you skin squeaky clean ) but this product does exactly what it says it does ! Your makeup will melt right off so you're not scrubbing your skin till its raw trying to get your face totally clean. I give it  ★- Okurrrr !

Oil Free Makeup Removing Wipes -

These are pretty solid. Not all makeup remover wipes are created equal . They have an adorably cute package, which again why I got them in the first place ! If you're using them with a full face of makeup and haven't pre cleansed you may have to use 2 but that's pretty par for the course with makeup wipes . Overall I give it  ★- Cute Girl  ! 

Hope you've all enjoyed this review and feel free to let me know any other products you'd like to see reviewed in the future ! 

Wedding Wednesday : Katie + Matt Engagements

designing + planning: Bash Co + Events 
florals: R.Love Floral
rentals: @corrallane 
makeup + hair : BA Beauty

Wedding Wednesday : Jennifer + Charlie

Happy 2018 Everyone ! I hope your holidays were happy and filled with lots of family, friends and food ! Many of you  know that Weddings make up a huge part of my life. I'm either working with brides, going to weddings or helping friend plan theirs so it feels weird that at some point in 2017 I started omitting that part of my life from the blog... but no more of that ! While I don't believe in resolutions I do believe in establishing habits so we are re-establishing Wedding Wednesday with one of my fave weddings of 2017... The Brockenbush Wedding ! 
Check out all the AMAZINGNESS from Reigh Walker Photography Below ! 

designing + planning: Bash Co + Events 
photography: Reigh Walker 
videography: Peyton Anne Frank
florals: Abelia Studio
venue: Brake and Clutch Warehouse
rentals: @corrallane + @percheventdecor
invitations + escorts: Alli K Design 
cake: Whisk Until Sweet
makeup: BA Beauty
hair: Morgan Perkins