My Morning Skincare Routine

I think we can all agree that when it comes to our skin, we can never do enough to protect and preserve it. I have always been a firm believer that the first step to a flawless face of makeup is having a great skincare routine.
Here is a look into how I start the day with the freshest skin!
*All products will be linked in the titles below.*

Step 1:
Korres Greek Yogurt Foaming Cream Cleanser 
I have used this cleanser in my daily routine for years! Since I have chronic dry skin, I find that using a ultra hydrating facial cleaner makes a huge difference in the way my face feels throughout the day. This cleanser has proven itself against other facial products time and time again.

Step 2:
Mario Badescu Facial Spray
Its so easy to forget to replenish our skin with extra moisture and give it the nutrients it craves. If you don’t use a toning/essence spray in your routine, I HIGHLY recommend trying this out! This facial spray makes pampering your skin feel effortless. I not only use this after I wash my face, but also throughout the day whenever I am feeling my skin needs a pick me up!
This product also comes in a variety of scents and natural essences making it easy to switch up according to season and skin type.

Step 3:
Sunday Riley CEO Rapid Flash Brightening Serum
I honestly cannot recommend this serum enough! Since using this product, I have noticed MAJOR changes in the way my skin looks and feels. I use this daily to prep my face before makeup or to just wear alone throughout the day. The out of this world brightening effects, citrus scent, and ultra moisturizing technology are perfect for all skin types and leave the skin feeling fresh and flawless!

Step 4:
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream
If you ask me, eye creams are one of the most important steps in any skincare routine. Finding the perfect day time eye cream can make all the difference in the overall appearance of the face. This Origins eye cream is the ultimate way to not only eliminate dark circles over time and moisturize the eye area, but to instantly brighten the eye area for a quick fix on those super sleepy mornings.

A solid morning skincare routine is crucial to my everyday life. By taking time each day to pamper my skin, I find that my skin looks better and I feel much more confident in my appearance.

**I would love to know what everyone else uses in their skincare routines. Let me know in the comments what YOUR favorite products are!



Bracelets That Give

If you haven’t heard about Ascend Wood already, I am here to tell you this company is incredible!
These beautiful little trinkets are more than just adorable pieces to add to your collection; they are a way to give back to the world around you!
Up to 50% of the proceeds from each purchase with Ascend Wood goes to ministries that aid those most in need in Uganda, Haiti and Kenya.
Their mission is ” to shine light and bring awareness to the need that is out there and in the process lead you to the people and partners who are helping and serving those who need it most.”

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I can’t think of more wonderful way to give back and I am so glad I was given the opportunity to explore this unique brand!

*You can read all about Ascend Wood and check out their amazing work at or on Instagram @ascendwood

Don’t forget to check out my photo collaborations with Ascend Wood on my Instagram ♡




Disclaimer: I do not receive any compensation for mentioning the brand above. All opinions in this post and all others written are from my heart.




Sundays Are For Exploring

One of my new year resolutions is to make for time to be present in my surroundings. So this Sunday I went out and explored the wonderful city I live in! The art culture here is thriving and I am so glad I get to experience it in my everyday life.

Kate Spade
Bag: Kate Spade New York (Not available in this style, but the Olive Drive Lottie is almost identical!)
Boots: Raea Boots –
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Jacket – J Crew (Similar)
Jeans – TopShop Joni Jeans
Sweater – Banana Republic

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“Things To Do In The Belly Of The Whale” Dan Albergotti
Goodyear Arts
516 N. College St.
Charlotte, NC

Be sure to check out all the amazing things this organization has to offer by visiting

    Much Love.