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My summer skin care routine

my summer skin care routine

Pictured from left: eye cream / neck cream / day cream / night cream / acne treatment / chapstick (flavor not online, also love cherry)

Skin care is so important all year long; but in the summer months, it becomes even more important. My kids are always outside; whether we are swimming, walking, playing sports, etc., summer is spent in the sun. This means using products with spf protection, and products which keep skin moisturized, are extremely important.

In order to keep my skin at its best, I live by ReVive skincare. They have the best neck cream, and face cream on the market; in my opinion. I have been using the neck cream for over ten years, and my neck looks fabulous! It also has spf protection, which is key here in California. Sun damage can make one’s neck look droopy over time; not to mention increase one’s risk of skin cancer.

ReVive’s face cream has also been a favorite of mine for over ten years. The night cream is something new for me. I just started using it less than two years ago. You can see my full review here. It is so good at repairing my skin overnight. It seems like it takes years off my skin every time I use it. Love love love it!

I have tried so many eye creams over the years. My all-time favorite is by Dolce & Gabbana. It firms up my skin, leaving it silky smooth, younger looking, and fully moisturized. Did I mention it minimizes lines too! Love that!

So you might be looking at my Chapstick and wondering, how does it fit in? Well, I have used Chapstick since I was five years old. It is the only lip balm I will use, and I love it! My favorite flavors are cherry, and strawberry. Sometimes I buy special edition flavors such as orange cream, raspberry, or pomegranate punch. I wish those special flavors were in the permanent collection! The orange cream is to-die-for!

I always joke that I have a combination of wrinkles and pimples on my face. Ugh, it is so true! I have combination skin, so it wrinkles, and gets pimples. It can be really frustrating. I had clear skin in high school, then as an adult, I started to get acne. I wish I had it in high school instead of my adult life, like the rest of the world! I swear I am the only GenX-er still getting breakouts. Ugh, so frustrating. My go-to acne weapon is the on-the-spot treatment pictured above. I love love love it!

What are some of your favorite summer skin care products?

Top five classic spring fragrances

best spring perfumes

My top five classic fragrance from top left: Creed Spring Flower / Dolce Floral Drops c/o / LaVanila Vanilla Coconut c/o / Escada Turquoise Summer c/o / Bond No 9 Chinatown

Spring has sprung! This means it is time to think about which fragrances to wear in the warm spring months. So, I thought I would share with you my all-time top five classic spring fragrances from my collection; it also happens to be National Fragrance Day 😉

One of my favorite indulgences is fragrance. I love trying new scents, and adding new perfumes to my collection. Over time, I have found I always gravitate towards classic, seasonal fragrances which work for the weather, the occasion, and the outfit I am wearing.

The five spring fragrances pictured above are my top five picks for the spring season. I love these fragrances due to their complex fragrance experiences (with the exception of LaVanila, which is just a beautiful, two note perfume), their long lasting scents, high quality ingredients, and beautiful compositions.

LaVanila Vanilla Coconut is the perfect, everyday scent for the spring season. It has a warm vanilla base, which when combined with the coconut heart, creates the perfect, gourmand scent for the warmer weather. It is definitely my everyday go-to fragrance of the season!

Creed Spring Flower is serious business. It was Audrey Hepburn’s favorite perfume. It is a green floral which is ideal for warm, and hot weather. I love wearing it with dressier ensembles. Creed Spring Flower is great for evenings, and special occasions!

Dolce Floral Drops is such a pretty floral scent! It is my go-to fragrance on casual days when I am out and about. It is great to wear to fundraising luncheons, business meetings, and anytime you want a lighter floral fragrance in the spring. Love!

Escada Turquoise Summer is really a fabulous spring/summer scent. I love the combination of florals and woods. This is a great scent to wear to the beach, a backyard BBQ, a pool party, or a girl’s night out. It is a fun, and lighthearted fragrance. I love fun!!

Bond No 9 Chintown is my heaviest spring fragrance. Actually, I wear this scent throughout the year. It really transcends season. I chose to highlight it for spring because of the pink pepper top notes. There is something springy about pink pepper top notes! I love the spicy floral composition of this fragrance. It really cycles through different combinations of notes. If you like complex, heavier fragrances, this is the spring perfume for you! I reach for Chinatown when I am dressed up, or attending a formal event; but have found myself wearing it on random, casual occasions too. It is simply beautiful.

What are your favorite classic spring fragrances?

My top five classic spring fragrances:

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa spring 2016 lipstick review

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Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa for spring 2016

Dolce Rosa is a new, fabulous lipstick color from Dolce & Gabbana for the spring 2016 season. Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa lipstick is a vivid pink hue which blends perfectly with the designing duo’s spring 2016 nail polish color Bonbon. The two look perfect together!

Vivid pink nail polish, and lipstick, is a hot trend in beauty for the spring 2016 season. So it is no wonder that Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa lipstick is the perfect color for the warm weather season. I love how it looks on; this pink can be worn during the day, or for evening occasions. Love that! Dolce Rosa can also be worn now, and into the summer season. Now how’s that for perfection?!

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa lipstick is a matte lipstick which glides on smoothly. The lipstick is long lasting, does not run, does not smudge, and does not move a muscle. I love lipstick that stays where I put it!

I also love how moisturizing Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa matte lipstick is on the lips. I do not need to apply Chapstick, or any lip balm before applying Dolce Rosa. This lipstick is perfect on it’s own; without any help from a base or moisturizer. Simplicity is everything.

This is a lipstick I plan to wear on a daily basis throughout the season. Dolce Rosa matte lipstick is the perfect pink color! I am definitely in love!

I rate Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa lipstick for spring 2016, five out of five stars!

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