Beauty

Product Review: Rodan +FIELDS & GIVEAWAY!

If you don’t already know, the key to good makeup application is great skin. Your face is a canvas, if you have the right tools, your painting will come out flawless. For today’s Makeup Monday I have a Rodan +FIELDS product review and giveaway. My friend Laura and I will be giving away 5 mini facials, so stay tuned!

In order to figure out what kind of treatment I needed, Laura, sent me a solution tool so that she could send over the proper samples!

I received the travel sized version of the Reverse Brightening Regiment.

The travel size comes with four steps:

  • Deep exfoliating wash
  • Intensive brightening toner
  • Dual active brightening complex
  • Broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen

Bonus:

Microdermabrasion Paste

Being someone that wears a lot of makeup, I need that intense exfoliating feel, so that I know my skin is being cleaned. I am also someone that has a lot of discoloration and some dark spots. The toner and brightening complex will help to reduce those problems. We all need SPF in our lives, it is the most important part of skin care!

My first thought when I received the products in the mail is that the travel size has a pretty fair amount of product. I love the simple yet bold packaging. The white makes the products look clean, while the yellow is bright, in your face, and refreshing.

Deep exfoliating wash:

While testing out the deep exfoliant wash, the smell was incredible, I am a sucker for an orange scent, and that is exactly what I got! I received the deep exfoliate feeling just as promised, it really made me feel like I got every inch of makeup off of my face. A clean face is a happy one!

Intensive Brightening Toner:

This toner has a tingling effect, which I love, that helps me to know that the product is actually working and cleansing!

Dual active brightening complex:

This contains retinol to help keep the pesky breakouts away. It feels so soothing and applies so smoothly.

Broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen:

This sunscreen is a thick consistency, it has a hint of a sunscreen smell, but not too overpowering. SPF is a great product to have on under your makeup. The sun ages you, protect the skin!

All in all, I would rate Rodan + FIELDS products a 5/5. Trust me when I say that you need it in your life.

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Some fun facts to know about Rodan +FIELDS :

  • R+F is the #1 skincare brand across all price points developed by the doctors who created Proactiv
  • They target four main skin concerns: sensitive skin issues, sun damage/hyper pigmentation, acne, and anti-aging.
  • All products come with a 60-day empty bottle, money back guarantees.
  • All products are clinically proven and result driven.

Giveaway time!! 🎉🎉

5 mini facials will be given away! To enter you must:

  1. Follow this blog
  2. Follow my Instagram
  3. Follow Laura on Instagram

I will be contacting the winners on Instagram.

This giveaway will run for one week! So tell your friends, tell your family! I will be giving away 5 mini facials. 

GIVEAWAY products will include: Redefine Daily Cleansing Mask: This creamy, Kaolin clay-based cleansing mask dries quickly, drawing impurities from your pores without robbing your skin of essential moisture. This environmentally safe, finely granulated exfoliator also gently smooths out the skin and releases a skin conditioner for younger-looking, younger-feeling skin.

  • Redefine Night Renewing Serum: Contains a proprietary blend of powerful peptides and Retinol to visibly improve skin texture and brighten skin. Our time-release technology keeps this anti-aging serum working all night long to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pores for firmer, younger-looking skin.
  • Redefine Lip Renewing Serum: Maintain fuller, younger-looking lips with REDEFINE™ Lip Renewing Serum. Rich with peptides and vitamin E, this unique serum helps lips retain their natural moisture, visibly smooths lip texture and reduces the appearance of lip wrinkles.
  • Micro-Dermabrasion Paste: a high-glide, oil-free formula designed to help promote maximum gentle exfoliation and leave your skin feeling more smooth.

For personalized skin consultations, contact Laura @lookinluminouswithlaura.

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Fashion Week: Outfit #3

We have made it to the end of Fashion Week. So sad to see it go, but we are ending it on an adorable outfit from Suzanne Betro.

I am so in love with the boho feel of this top, I received so many compliments when I wore it! If you don’t already know, black is my signature color, it’s a great go to. So classy, comfy, and adorable. The detail on this shirt is everything, the crisscross on the back gives it a more feminine feel to it. Did I mention that this look is also super affordable?

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These jeans are a little different from the others. These are bell bottom style with distressed areas. For sure a great statement piece. Especially now that winter is around the corner, it is the perfect time to pick up some cute jeans.

You can find all of the Suzanne Betro on Zulily.com. Hurry and go get your jeans from their new denim collection, you won’t regret it!

Which look was your favorite out of the three outfits? Let me know in the comments!

I would like to thank Suzanne Betro for sponsoring Fashion week this week. 

Stay confident.

Beauty · body positive

Blogger Babe Series: Lizzie in Lace

This interview has been a long time coming. Today you are going to meet one of the biggest role models in my social media world. She is an amazing blogger, her Instagram is on point, she works her ass off and it is paying off 100%. Please meet Elizabeth Hugen, the lovely lady behind the brand Lizzie in Lace.  Lizzie is the sweetest person that you will ever meet, I can’t wait for you to get to know her a little bit.


 

What/who inspired you to start your blog/ Instagram?

I started my blog because I needed a creative outlet away from my non-creative day jobs and because after many failed attempts and roadblocks, I wanted to give my dream of being a fashion designer one last shot before giving up completely. It also stemmed from not being completely content with where I was in my life at that time. I felt that I wasn’t living up to my full potential and although I was going through the motions of what you are supposed to do, I still wasn’t feeling fulfilled. I decided that the only way that I was ever going to be happy was to go against what everyone else thought I should do and just do what makes me happy and what I am passionate about. My passion for fashion runs deep and has been the driving force in creating a life that I truly love. My Instagram account came afterward and even though I started with absolutely no followers because I thought Instagram was ridiculous, it has grown into my largest and most cherished platform that I absolutely adore. As funny as it sounds, I can honestly say that this social media platform has completely changed my life and given me the chance to live out my fashion dream.

How long have you been building your brand?

Two and a half years

What is the next step for you?

My next step is to make this my full-time job….my only job. I have always worked 2-3 jobs at the same time, including now and would love to have the freedom in having this as my only job. I feel like it would be so incredible to have a career that I enjoy, am passionate about and that I can give my all to!

 

Who is your biggest role model? 

LOVE Lauren Conrad!

Do you have a routine when it comes to posting content?

Yes! I feel like routine and consistency are the most important aspect of having a blog. I post every MondayWednesday, and Friday on the blog and usually twice a day on Instagram.

Would you say that blogging has changed your confidence? 

Actually no, this is something I am still working on. I’m surprisingly insecure and have never been super confident with myself, but building this from nothing shows me that I can do anything that I set my mind to if I’m willing to put in the time and effort. Seeing just how far I’ve come has given me confidence though. It shows me that some risks are worth taking and that it pays off to never give up on your dreams.

Where do you plan on traveling next?

I’ll be in New York for the first time next week to attend Fashion Week! AHHH!

If you could collaborate with any brand in the entire world, who would it be and why?

I actually have a “blogging bucket list” full of brands that I would love to work with. I have already crossed off a couple of those, but the ones I am shooting, for now, are Kate Spade, Dior, Rebecca Taylor and Zimmermann (among others) because they are my absolute favorite brands in the entire world.

What is your drink order?  (From anywhere and anything) 

Probably a strawberry lemonade or green tea.

Who is your biggest supporter?

My husband, for sure! When I was left without a photographer, he took it upon himself to help me out because he knew how important this was to me. We have both learned photography from scratch and are still learning every day. He decided to start taking it more seriously so we upgraded to our first DSLR and the rest is history. What started out as just snapping a few photos so I could get my work done turned into an undiscovered talent and something that he truly loves doing. I’m so excited to see how much he flourishes in the future!

 

Who is your favorite Instagrammer?

Aside from @juliahengel, I love @amelialiana! Her feed is absolutely beautiful!

Who is your favorite blogger?

Julia from Gal Meets Glam is my absolute favorite ever. I feel like she’s my style spirit animal.

How would you describe your style 

Feminine, romantic, whimsical, colorful, put-together. I incorporate a lot of pinks! 😉

 

You can follow Lizzie on Instagram:

 

 

If you would like to be apart of the Blogger Babe Series, please send me an email.

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Fashion Week: Outfit #2

Oh my, that’s right, we are continuing part two of my Fashion Week! Hello there, I hope that you are going amazingly on this beautiful Wednesday. Today I am sharing another gorgeous outfit from Suzanne Betro! I am not sure if I mentioned this in the last blog post, but you can find these items on Zulily.com.

 

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I think that this is my favorite look out of the three! I just love the boldness of the red and how well it just compliments the darkness of the denim. This look is perfect for a Sunday brunch, a day out with the girls, or even date night! There is so much that you can do with these gorgeous pieces.

If you haven’t already, make sure and go like Suzanne Betro on Facebook.

My top is a red baby doll tank and my jeans are the medium wash denim jeans.

Stay Confident. 

Beauty

Blogger Babe Series

It’s that time again! Time to meet another hard working blogging babe like myself. I can’t wait for you to meet Baraka McCann, she is the brains and hard work behind She Simply Chic.

 

•What/who has inspired you to start your blog?

My mom inspired me, she’s always loved fashion, and taught me the ins and outs of the Fashion! My mom was best dressed in high school, and then I became best dressed in high school. I love everything about Fashion.

•How long have you been building your brand?

I have been building my brand for about a year now. I am so blessed of the opportunities, and collaborations. It’s only the beginning!

•What is the next step for you?

The next step is to start planning my woman’s clothing line. I have been brainstorming for about a year now.

•Who is your biggest role model?

I have to honestly say, my mom is my biggest role model like I said in the previous question, she taught me everything I know, the thought of her elegance in clothes is phenomenal.

•Do you have a routine when it comes to posting?

Yes, I do. I post every Tuesday between 2-3 o clock.

•Would you say that blogging has changed your confidence?

Yes, I thought I had some confidence beforehand. But ever since I started blogging, me putting on clothes and showing the world different ideas of clothes, is such a blessing to do. Brings so much confidence and fun.

•Do you travel? If so, where are going next?

No, I been in school none stop since I graduated from high school. I will travel after I graduate with my masters! But I am trying to go to New York in October!

•Which topic is your favorite to blog about?

My topic, or niche I would say. Is Plus size outfits. Or more so say Personal Fashion/tips

•What is your drink order from your favorite place?

Omg my favorite drink is Chai Green Tea, from TeaHouse

•What is your favorite color?

My favorite color blue.

•Who is your biggest supporter?

My mother and boyfriend are my biggest supporters. Don’t matter if the opportunity is big or small!

•Who is your favorite blogger?

My ultimate favorite blogger is Naturallyfashionable

•How would you describe your style?

My style is Simple but elegant look! With a side of chic!

•If you could collaborate with any brand in the entire world, who would it be?

That is hard! But the two brands for sure I would love to work with is Eloquii and Saint Laurent!

 

You can follow Baraka on Instagram: @shesimplychic

 

If you would like to be apart of this series, please email me at BakersfieldBeautyBlogger@gmail.com.

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Fashion Week: Suzanne Betro

Hello, beautiful! This week is Fashion Week here on my blog! This week I have partnered with Suzanne Betro to bring you three adorable outfits! They have just launched their denim collection and I am in love!

99.9% of the time if you see me, I am wearing jeans and an adorable top. That is my style and it is so comfortable, am I right? You can pair so many options with denim, you can dress it up or down.

As I said before, Suzanna Betro just launched their denim collection, and let me tell you, these jeans are soo amazing! They fit me so well, they are comfy, and they look amazing! The best part about the Australian fashion brand Suzanne Betro is that they have styles to fit many different body shapes and sizes. Their sizes range from a small to a 4x. Amazing, I know. I mean, come on, just look at the pockets on these pants. Stunning!

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I paired this baby doll top with these light washed skinny jeans. 

I feel like the top just compliments the jeans in such a good way, I can’t even explain it! This outfit is a perfect transition from summer to fall. What do you think?

Make sure to come back Wednesday and Friday to see the other two outfits.

Stay Confident. 

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Fashion Friday: My Poshmark Closet

High five if you have made it through the week without flipping out on someone! Work weeks are tough, I know.

We all know that really cute, trendy pieces can be pretty pricey. To look good you have to pay the price, but that isn’t always true. I have found a way that you can make money for those trendy pieces, but also finding those pieces at a discount! You heard me right, DISCOUNT. We all love that word, not just you. The answer to all of this is an app named Poshmark.

Poshmark is a mobile app that you can sell items that no longer interest you. For instance, let’s say that you bought a really cute skirt, you never wore it and want to get your money back. Just post it on the app and people will come running! You can earn cash from those items, or use the credits to shop other peoples items! Some people will even trade items with you if you are up for it. So many items are listed on this app a day, it is ridiculous! They have everything from clothes and accessories to makeup and skin care. You can search the many brands that are featured, along with your sizes and favorite colors.

What I find that is really cool about Poshmark is that if you feel that an item is unreasonably priced on the app, you can offer a different amount to the seller. They can either choose to accept or deny. Most sellers love when a customer sends them an offer!!

Poshmark makes it so easy to sell and buy items.  It is worth checking out! If you use my invite code, GCNZZ,  you will receive an automatic $5.00 credit towards your first purchase. How cool is that? I know, you’re welcome! We can even follow each other once you sign up! My closet name is @kwoggn.

Be sure to let me know if you already have a Poshmark closet! I will go follow you and share your items.

 

Happy Fashion Friday everyone!