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Get Summer Ready with Coppertone Whipped

07/13/2017

*This is a compensated endorsement written by me on behalf of Coppertone®. The opinions and text are all mine.

copper tone whipped, candace hampton

A product I have always been an advocate of is sunscreen. It’s beneficial to protect your skin and also helps to keep it in its best health. With my dry skin; however, I find it tricky to find a sunscreen that works and doesn’t appear dry on my skin. With Coppertone® Whipped, one of my biggest concerns has been resolved. Thank you Target for offering this option to me!

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Summer Skin Hydration x Organic Doctor

07/10/2017

*This post was sponsored by Organic Doctor®. All opinions are my own.
keeping your skin hydrated during summer

One would think hydration comes natural during the summer, since there’s typically more humidity in the air during this season. However, equal attention should be given to the skin all year long. As you all know, my skin could use extra moisture year round. Imagine my excitement when I discovered Organic Doctor® had 2 lines, catering to a range of varying skin types!

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Benefits of Rose in Skincare feat. Organic Doctor

05/11/2017

*This post was sponsored by Organic Doctor®. All opinions are my own.
benefits of rose in skincare, the beauty beau

Rose is a natural source I’ve been using a lot lately, mainly drinking (hello H2rOse!) and more recently, using it externally on my skin. It’s something that I could have only thought of in the past of being used for romance purposes, in the form of a bouquet or vase from my loved one. Imagine my surprise when I received this shipment full of skincare products, just begging me to test them out. Allow me to introduce you to the brand, Organic Doctor®, also known as Dr. Organic in the U.K.!

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Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Advanced Kit for Dry Skin Review

12/20/2015

*Press sample*

By now, you should be familiar with my obsession with skincare. I have always taken pride in taking great care of my skin. It’s an excellent trait I inherited from my mother. If you have seen pictures of her, you will see what I mean. She doesn’t look a day past 30, no joke!

I was just introduced to Paula’s Choice, a brand that I have become very acquainted with due to other beauty blogger reviews I have recently seen. I was given the opportunity to have a one-on-one consultation with a Paula’s choice specialist to determine which products would work best for me. The products suggested were a dead-ringer for my skin type. They even covered stuff I forgot to mention to the specialist about my skin. I was directed to try the Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Advanced Kit, which caters to dry, very dry skin, those with eczema, redness and extra-sensitive skin.

skin recovery advanced kit for dry skinPaula's Choice Skin Recovery Advanced Kitpaula's choice skincare

Here are the steps I followed for the skincare system:

Step 1: Rinse face with cool water.

how to wash your face

Step 2: Apply a generous layer of the Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask. I only find myself doing this once a week since my issues with skin hydration have improved. I left it on for 20 minutes as the instructions suggested and rinsed off afterwards.

Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Maskmask for dry skin

Step 2: To properly cleanse the skin, I used the Skin Recovery Softening Cream Cleanser. I used a bit more than I normally would since I had makeup residue that also needed to be removed from earlier in the day. (Yes I have a mole in my ear lol).

face cleanser for dry skincreamy face cleanser for dry skin

Step 3: Apply the Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner with a cotton pad. I was out of pads, so a cotton ball worked just fine for me.

Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Tonertoner for dry skin

Step 4: Apply a small amount of the Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant. Literally all you need is a little of this stuff. During application, I noticed an immediate radiant appearance to my skin, which is what I live for when it comes to my skin.

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Step 5: Apply the Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum. I used slightly smaller than the size of a dime for this.

Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serumserum for dry skin

Step 6: This will vary based on your skin type, what time of day it is and preference. Since it was nighttime, I steered clear of the Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 and applied the Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer to finish everything off. Normally, it would take me a lot more than this amount of product to properly moisturize my face, but with this system, I find myself using a lot less, week after week. Awesome sauce!

Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizermoisturizer for dry skinHere are a few other items I received from Paula’s Choice:

skincare books

A skincare catalog and guides to taking the best possible care of your skin. The Best Skin of Your Life Starts Here, 20 Beauty Myths Busted! and more.

resist moisture renewal oil booster

This is the Paula’s Choice Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster. It is great to add into your serum or moisturizer for that added layer of hydration.

Lip Perfecting Gentle Scrub with Micro Beads

This is a God send for my wintery chapped lips and I am also a sucker for lip scrubs.

If you’re unsure if these products will work for your skin type, here’s what to consider:

  • Paula’s Choice offers a 100% Money Back Guarantee (within 60 days), no animal testing and no irritating dyes or fragrances
  • They are committed to customer advocacy, education and helping people find the best products for their skin. In fact, everyone can receive a FREE personal skincare consultation by calling this number: 1-800-831-4088 As I mentioned earlier, their suggestions to me were dead-on helping me properly nourish my skin!
  • Their product line includes something for everyone, acne, rosacea, aging, pores. They treat it all. On their website, you can choose from a menu of skincare concerns you’d like to treat.
  • Their website has a full encyclopedia of advice for every type of skin care concern. Paula Begoun, the founder, is all about truth in beauty, skin care, ingredients and proven research. Here’s an article that will get you started if you suffer from dry skin like me: http://www.paulaschoice.com/expert-advice/dry-skin/_/how-to-prevent-dry-winter-skin

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BONUS: I was also given a lip set from Paula’s Choice, the Perfect & Bright Lip Collection. Come back in a few days for that review! (Didn’t want to bombard y’all with too much stuff in this post, haha.

Thanks to Paula’s choice for sponsoring this post. Also, thanks to my stepson for taking these photos of me!

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