Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts

Friday, October 13, 2017

Olay 28-Day Challenge: Results

It has been said that it takes at least three weeks to form a habit, and I've learned that with consistency comes results. I've teamed up with Olay to complete the 28-Day Challenge using only two products. Therefore, over the course of 28 days I replaced all facial moisturizers and eye creams with the following two-step regimen:

Step 1: AM apply the Olay Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15
Step 2: AM and PM apply Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel

BEFORE // Day 1: My skin had many imperfections and blemishes, with oily residue.

When I first began this journey, I honestly wasn't expecting to achieve results so early in the process. However, by day 7 my skin was already visibly healthier looking. My skin appearance began looking more even and I looked less tired throughout the day.

By day 14, my skin felt moisturized and hydrated throughout the day. Aside from that, both products made my skin feel cared for and I really looked forward to putting them on each day. It was almost like a therapeutic ritual that I enjoyed each morning and night.

AFTER // Day 28

 At the end  the 28 days, my skin looked and felt much healthier to say the least. It's incredible how integrating one daily habit into my life was seemingly so easy and effective. What I noticed about the Olay Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15 is that it evened my skin tone and appearance, and brought out a brighter glow. I also noticed a difference in minimizing my pores and reducing dark spots on my face. I don't know about you guys, but I don't get enough sleep each night. Being a busy mom, I receive about five hours of sleep per night if I'm lucky enough. Hence, the skin under my eyes is often dry and puffy. By using the Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel each morning and night, the skin under my eyes were hydrated and the delicate skin plumped. The cooling formula also helped fight visible signs of fatigue and under eye dehydration lines.

Therefore, I encourage you to join the journey with a visit to an Olay Skin Advisor so that you can experience the easy no-brainer skin regimen too. An Olay Skin Advisor is the most precise skin diagnosis known to public (after using Skin Advisor, 95% of women agreed that product recommendations felt "right for her") and can provide you with a personalized skincare regimen. The first 15 readers to visit will receive $40 off their purchase of recommended products! 

#Olay28Day @Olay

This post was sponsored by Olay, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Monday, January 6, 2014

New Year, New You: How to Organize + Set Goals

The time has come when we all sit back and think about what we can do, now that we have entered the New Year, to better ourselves with a fresh start to the year.  A few of my favorite things to do are to:  1) Do a juice cleanse, 2) Clean out closets or drawers, 3) Donate clothes that I don't need or wear, 4) Set goals, and 5) Clean the entire home.  There's something refreshing about getting rid of clutter and things that are simply taking up space in the home.  It's also a great feeling to give back to the less fortunate, which sets the year off to a motivational start.

What are some things that you do to begin the new year?

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Healthy Habits: How to do a 3-Day Juice Cleanse

A great way to kick off the New Year is by detoxifying the body of excess junk that builds up over time and cleansing.  Right before New Year's Eve, I did an at-home 3-day juice cleanse and posted my results on my Facebook and Instagram channels.  Despite the typical iPhone/mirror photography, I received plenty of feedback from viewers and friends who were interested in cleansing and asked questions such as:

What is a juice cleanse?
How long do you cleanse for?
What recipes do you use to cleanse?
What can I expect from a cleanse?
What should I do before I begin cleansing?
Will it help me lose weight?

Therefore, I put together this video encompassing my 3-day juice cleanse experience and how I went about performing one in-home.  Feel free to ask any questions and let me know if you decide to try it out!  Tweet or instagram me your before/after photos with the hashtag #HealthyHabitsWithLynsee

Friday, December 27, 2013

New Year's Eve Sexy Hair Tutorial

New Year's Eve is an evening of fun and an opportunity for ladies to glam up as we enter the upcoming year.  When I think of New Year's Eve, I begin to think of big and sexy hair with plenty of gorgeous curls.  Therefore, I put together this hair tutorial that shows how I achieve sexy hair for a glamorous look.

Products used in the video:
Goldwell Gloss Style Sign Magic Finish 3 Brilliance Hairspray
Fekkai Advanced Luscious Curls Curl Shaper Cream
Conair Double Ceramic 1-1/2 inch Curling Iron


Monday, September 16, 2013

Polished Denim.

Hey dolls!  One of my favorite aspects of denim is that it can be dressed up or down, so I decided to go for a casual chic look for today's outfit of the day.  I paired my favorite light washed skinny jeans by 2B Bebe with a delicate lace top and embellished blazer by ZARA.  

To keep the look polished, I added a cap toe heel by Luichiny and rolled up the bottom portion of my jeans to pull it all together.  I wore this particular outfit to a meeting, but it could also be worn to a casual event or even dressed down with a pair of flats for a day of shopping.

What I'm Rocking: Blazer and Top by ZARA | Jeans by 2B Bebe | Shoes by Luichiny c/o Demand Shoes

Thursday, September 5, 2013

My Morning Skincare Routine

My Morning Skincare Routine Details:

Step 1)  Rinse face off with fresh water and gently massage Neutrogena's Oil-Free Acne Wash

Step 2)  Dab face with a clean towel

Step 3)  Refresh face with Juice Beauty's Hydrating Mist

Step 4)  Apply Clarisonic Renewel Serum for a brightening effect

Step 5) Apply Simple's Hydrating Light Moisturizer and SPF moisturizer

Step 6)  Dab eye cream under eyes

Products used in this Video:

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash
Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist
Clarisonic Renewal Serum
Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer
Juice Beauty Green Apple SPF 15 Moisturizer
La Roche-Posay Eye Cream

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mid-Heels + Pajamas

Today's look combines a number of my favorite fall trends, including the ever-so-comfortable pajama pants (pajama shirts are also trending) and mid-heels.  I'm typically a 4 or 5-inch heel type of girl, but I'm really loving the comfort of wearing mid-heels for the new season.  Therefore, I paired these Nine West metallic heels with silky cobalt blue pajama pants by ZARA.

Mixing prints and textures is another love of mine, so I added a bit of a nautical touch with this vintage belt that I found at a local boutique.  Of course, a girl can never get enough gold too.  The chiffon H&M blouse is exceptionally versatile, as it can be worn a number of different ways or to dress up/down a look.  

Monday, August 26, 2013

Video: DIY Sexy Leg Scrub

Although summer is nearing its end, I wanted to share my favorite DIY body scrub that gives a really sexy leg glow and it's extremely simple to put together.  Using products that are most likely laying around the kitchen, this coconut and lime leg scrub exfoliates skin and keeps it smooth as ever.  Exfoliating not only gives a beautiful glow, but improves circulation as well.

Some other great tips for maintaining sexy legs are:

1) Drink plenty of water

2) Shave legs regularly to remove hair

3) Stay active

4) Eat healthy

5) Apply lotion immediately after getting out of the shower to moisturize well (don't dry off first)

6) Don't wear clothing or undergarments that are too tight on your skin, as it can lead to varicose veins or numbing in the legs

Enjoy :)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Alice + Olivia Event at Saks Fifth Avenue

Over the weekend, I was invited to attend the decadent Summer Saturdays event which was held at Saks Fifth Avenue in Bal Harbour.  My fellow blogger (Kristin Clark of LICP) hosted a fabulous afternoon of music, cupcakes, candy and nail wrapping while guests viewed the newest pieces from Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet.  Stacey incorporates her love of culture, music, art and vintage fashion into each collection, and gives something fresh and edgy to the Alice + Olivia girl every season.  I'm really loving the bold prints and colors from Alice + Olivia, along with classical black and white pieces.

Saks Fifth Avenue is in Bal Harbour Shops, Miami's striking shopping complex. The beautiful layout highlights top names in fashion, accessories, beauty products and a wide range of swimwear add to the glitzy experience of this lustrous store.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Color me Pink with 2B by Bebe

Bright colors are celebrated amongst fashion bloggers and socialites in a range of pieces, as a timeless summer trend.  Inspired by the vibrant aura from the 1980's, neon tones enhance the skin's summer glow and create a look that is radiantly confident.  A delicate neon top can effortlessly be paired with some neutral high-waisted shorts and minimal accessories to pull together a standout daytime look.  This particular pairing could even function as an evening look by throwing on a sexy black pump and an oversized clutch.

What I'm Rocking:
Top by 2B by Bebe (c/o 2B by Bebe)
Shorts by Urban Outfitters
Watch by Movado
Shoes by Miss Sixty

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New Video: Healthy Habits - My 5-Day Juice Cleanse Experience

Beauty stems from the inside-out, and one of my favorite methods for resetting my body is juice detoxing (or cleansing).  After a juice cleanse, it leaves skin looking much smoother  and gives a beautiful glow that can't be applied with makeup.  Therefore, I decided to try a 5-day juice cleanse to help remove any excess toxins from the body.  Although I've done cleanses before, a 5-day juice cleanse was a new experience and amazing to say the least.

A typical juice cleanse consists of drinking 5-6 8oz. glasses of raw juice per day, along with water and/or green tea without consuming any foods.  It seems to be trending on the west coast, with brands such as the BluePrint Cleanse, Pressed Juicery, and Jugo Fresh.  These companies will deliver juice directly to clients which is rather convenient.  For this experience, I juiced my own natural or organic fruits and vegetables because I own a Black and Decker juicer, which worked well for me.

Check out my 5-Day Juice Cleanse experience here:

Recipe used in my Green Juice (it varies, but this is the typical one that I used often):
1 bunch of Kale
1 bunch of Romaine
1 bunch of Spinach
1 bunch of celery
2 cucumbers
2 apples (green)
10 grapes

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Gillette Venus "Step Up and Step Out" Miami Tour Stop

When Venus invited me to a summer glam experience to benefit Step Up Women's Network, what could I possibly say (but yes, please)?  The Gillette Venus "Step Up and Step Out" tour stopped in Miami last week on Lincoln Road, encouraging women to show off their look on the "blue carpet."  For every step taken on the “blue carpet,” Venus donated $1 to Step Up Women’s Network.  

As a philanthropist myself, I am always down to support any cause that empowers women.  Step Up Women's Network is an organization dedicated to igniting women and girls to fulfill their potential, so Gillette Venus invited all of the ladies in Miami out to bring out their inner "Goddess" for this lavish event.

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Women were invited to enjoy a luxurious shaving experience, have access to hair and makeup touchup stations, try on the latest spring and summer fashions from Rent the Runway, and strut their personal look on the “blue carpet.”  I had so much fun trying on various high-end designer items from Rent the Runway and walking the "blue carpet."

The shaving experience was luxurious, as I tried out the Gillette Venus & Olay Sugarberry razor

Touchup stations were complete with CoverGirl products for days!

In the dressing rooms

For those who couldn't attend, you could simply tweet with the hashtag #StepUp and $1 would be donated in your honor.  Other tour stops included New York City, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. 

What I'm Rocking:
Alice by Temperley Dress (Rent the Runway)

Interview for Gillette Venus

With my girl and "Glambassador" for the Gillette Venus Miami tour stop, Rosy of Fab Girl Mag

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