MY SKIN CARE ROUTINE UPDATE: Ultimate Eye Cream by Skederm


We are almost into the 4th month of the year and I am still figuring out which skincare products suit my skin the best. Over the past few weeks, I have been using Skederm’s Ultimate Eye Cream twice a day.

I really like this product. It’s the first eye cream I have ever used consistently and it feels so good on my skin. I definitely see a difference in how hydrated the skin around my eyes is now that I have been using this product.

I love the smell of the product and it’s easy to use. I also have sensitive skin but this eye cream has never irritated me. It actually soothes my skin.

One thing that is very important to me with skincare products is that they have to work well under my makeup. I won’t use a skincare product that messes with my concealer or foundation. That’s a dealbreaker for me. But, as long as this eye cream has enough time to absorb into my skin (which takes a little while, not gonna lie) it works perfectly under my concealer.

I haven’t noticed any physical differences in my skin yet but I understand that this kind of eye cream prevents wrinkles and sagging in the future. I will definitely be posting more updates the longer I use this product.

You can find SKEDERM Ultimate Eye Cream on Amazon. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

xoxo,

Liv

@microbladingbymollie the MIRACLE WORKER


For YEARS I was skeptical about getting eyelash extensions. But everything changed when I met Mollie in Tallahassee.

I sat in her chair for about an hour and a half while she applied my eyelash extensions. I had so much fun talking with her. She’s so awesome that at one point I had to use the ladies room and she literally guided me to the bathroom because I had to keep my eyes closed… LOL now THAT is trust!

Not only did I get a perfect set of eyelashes from Mollie, but she helped me separate the myths from the truth about eyelash extensions.

  • Eyelash extensions SHOULD cause no damage to your natural lashes if they are applied by a professional.  In fact, your natural lashes end up looking fuller and longer because you don’t need to use mascara.
  • Mink lashes are NOT better than synthetic lashes. Synthetic extensions are more affordable, hold their curl, look & feel the exact same as mink, and are cruelty free! Mollie does not use companies that test on animals because it’s just cruel and I am right there with her!
  • Eyelash extensions should NOT feel like you have fake eyelashes on. If you get them done right, you won’t feel them because they’ll feel exactly like your natural lashes.
  • Eyelash extensions don’t last forever.  They shed with your natural lashes, so plan to fill them in every few weeks.
  • Make sure your lash tech is a licensed esthetician, and not just a “certified” esthetician.  Licensing requires years of study, and certifications can be gained in just a few days.
  • You get what you pay for.  This is not the type of service you want to bargain shop for.

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If you are in the Tallahassee area, I HIGHLY recommend paying Mollie a visit for all of your eyelash extension, microblading, and skincare needs. She is the BEST! Be sure to check out her work on Instagram here. And you can book an appointment with her here!

 xoxo,

Liv

P.S. follow me on Instagram here for more pics of my perfect new lashes! Thanks Mollie! 🙂

What’s in my makeup bag?


One thing all of my friends know about me is that I love makeup. I am constantly trying out new products and blowing all of my money in Sephora. People ask me nearly every day what kind of makeup products I use and I’m here to list four of my favorites:

Bye Bye Under Eye concealer by IT Cosmetics

You don’t know you need it… but you need it. This concealer changed the game for me. I was tired of using concealer that didn’t last all day but now you can really say “bye bye” to your under-eye dark circles.

L’Oreal True Match Foundation

I used to use Mac Matchmaster foundation but paying that much for foundation every couple of months got real old, real quick. I decided to try to find a drugstore foundation that doesn’t look like a drugstore foundation. L’Oreal True Match foundation offers so many different shades so that everyone can find their match. It’s natural looking, yet still has great coverage for day or night.

LORAC TANtalizer Highlighter & Matte Bronzer Duo

The BEST bronzer I have ever used. It takes my contour to the next level. The highlighter in this palette is not as luminous as I like my highlighter to be, but if you like a subtle glow, it’s perfect for you!

Brow Wiz by Anastasia Beverly Hills

I love this brow pencil. It’s so precise and easy to use. It blends into a flawless finish and keeps your brows ~on fleek~ all day or all night long.

 

Leave a comment with some of your favorite makeup products! I’m always down to try more!

xoxo,

Liv

P.S. be sure to follow me on Instagram here for more photos of me with my favorite makeup brands on.

 

New Year, Better Me.


“New year, new me!”… not quite.

I won’t become a different person this year. I will still be me, but I will become a better me. The turn of the new year is an opportunity to change your lifestyle and commit to making healthier decisions for yourself. I have made a list of my new year’s resolutions that you should consider adopting as your own resolutions.

1) Commit to a daily skincare regimen.

As a girl in my early 20’s, I know how important it is to care for my skin NOW in order for it to look my best as I age. I’m ready to put the acne wash aside and start using something more gentle that doesn’t treat my skin like the enemy. I have been doing my research on different products and can’t wait to start testing them to discover my favorites! *Be on the lookout for a post soon about the skincare regimen I like best*

2) Drink more water.

What we put ON our skin is one thing, but what we put IN our bodies is another. Staying hydrated is one of the keys to having healthy, glowing skin. Drinking water does more than care for just our skin though, it helps just about everything. Drinking enough water can prevent headaches, help with digestion, weight loss, improve mental and physical performance, along with many other perks. Breaking Muscle says to drink half of your body weight in ounces. So If I weigh 110 pounds, I should be drinking 55 ounces of water daily. I am now committed to drinking the recommended amount of water for my body each day starting now! *Sips water*

3) Use my phone less.

I am pretty good about the amount of time I spend on my phone but I still want to focus on spending even less time on it this year. I always put my phone away during meals and that’s one thing I will continue to do. More importantly, I want to take everything in. Life isn’t about experiencing things for other people to see, even if you’re a blogger. It’s important to remember that your life is for you. So put the phone down and be present.

4) Get away more. 

Pack a bag and take a weekend trip somewhere with someone you love. It’s easy to get caught up in things that don’t matter. Don’t be afraid to get away. There are so many inexpensive ways to travel nowadays, too. So take advantage of companies like Airbnb and get out of town!

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I am really excited about my four resolutions for 2017 because they are attainable. Make sure your new year’s resolutions are realistic so you can make them happen and become a better version of yourself this year!

Leave a comment and let me know what your resolutions are this year!

Happy 2017! 

xoxo,

Liv

Bikinis in January… yes.


Don’t wait until hot weather rolls around, buy your spring break swimsuit wardrobe NOW! You’ll thank me later.

We ladies love to have a selection of swimsuits which is not cheap. Even buying a single high quality swimsuit can put a dent in your wallet. The best thing to do before spring break rolls around is to start buying them ASAP while swimsuits aren’t in season. You’ll find plenty of markdowns and sales that you won’t find ANYWHERE once March rolls around.

One of the best ways I hunt down the best swimsuit deals is finding where I can get them for free (lol, I’m on a college budget). Go on your Instagram explore page and look for models who post bikini pictures because often times, those social media influencers (like myself) have giveaways! If the price you have to pay for a chance to win a free swimsuit is to follow a swimsuit company, it’s well worth it.

If you don’t get lucky finding a giveaway, chances are you will find plenty of discount codes and swimsuit companies holding sales to get rid of any bikinis they have leftover from last season.

Don’t wait until Spring! You’ll end up paying far more than you want to. Check out some of my favorite swimsuits:

This gorgeous one-piece from Red Carter:

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And this super comfortable sexy black velvet bikini from Bikini Junkie:

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I hope you try out these brands and love them as much as I do! Happy winter bikini shopping 😉

xoxo,

Liv

p.s. follow me on Instagram here for more bikini pics in some of my favorite brands!