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So I thought I’d share with you guys my daily skin care routine! I love learning about new products but I can say that when I find something that I LOVE, I stick with it. If you are looking to freshen up your face then you may just enjoy this post…
I have always taken care of my face and have used good products since like forever but that is only thanks to my mom who has literally taught me the importance of this and has supported this habit…thanks mom… I hope to influence my girls with this too eventually.
Ok and please don’t think you need ALL that I use or that I am an expert or anything because clearly I am not, but I do feel if you wanted to change one thing about your daily regimen, well the most important thing we all need in our lives is a good freaking face cleanser!! And NO ladies I am NOT talking about Ponds, Clinique, Cetaphil (oh this was my bff in high school, mom didn’t help support the habit then) or something like that, but a good ol’ professional skincare line is highly worth the investment.
If you are in the North County area and are looking for an esthetician I highly recommend my friend Stacey in Oceanside. She is very reasonable and the absolute best!! Let me know if you want her number! I get most of my products from her too. Oh and she has been doing this new razor exfoliating hair removing thingy on me. UMMM you guys… you leave with all your dead skin and hair gone… if you have any peach fuzz on your face and yes I do have some..which means no more lip wax.. woop woop, anyways your face is sooooo soooo smooth and your makeup goes on so much better. High five for that. Oh and she tints my brows too.
Here is my current routine:
1. Wash face in morning with Image Ormedic Facial Cleanser and sprinkle in ILUMA by Image Intense Brightening Exfoliating Powder. This creates a light little exfoliation.
2. ILUMA by Image Intense Bleaching Serum-used to lighten my freckles and even out my skin tone
3. ILUMA by Image Intense Brightening Eye Cream
4. Colorescience Anti-aging Serum– I just recently started using this and it is uhhhh amazingggg. It has 10 anti-aging peptides in it that hydrates and smooths skin and more!
5. Image Vital C creme
6. Skin Authority Sunscreen
7. Garnier Skin Renewal Anti-Puff Eye Roller– theee best. It has caffeine in it and I swear when I roll that on my tired eyes it tones down the puff and I’m all wide awake.. totally kidding but it does feel good and I’m less puffy from it. It’s magic and cheap.
1. Wash face with Skin Authority Exfoliating Cleanser–Ok people this is seriously a game changer. I LOVE this wash. It scrubs away dead skin and cleanses the face. I have always hated scrubs because they have been to rough but this one is not and is just awesome. please give it a whirl. I have one in my shower and one next to my sink. I also use this on my Clarisonic Brush. I try to do this at least 3 times a week.
2. Repeat all steps, obviously expect the sunscreen. duh.
One take away from this….. wash your face twice a day and take good care of your skin with some good product!!
And I’m off to go wash my face now!
So I have to admit, I suck big time.. I mentioned a few posts back that I was going to REALLY try and post more especially weekly.. well as you can clearly see.. um I failed. MAN it is hardddd. I honestly thought being on summer break I’d make more time.. nope, we have been so busy! I have checked off a lot of my summer to do list actually which is amazing in itself… one big one was getting a better personalized blog.. and I AM working on that. So hopefully soon there will be a much prettier one to look at. Oh, and another huge to do of mine was cleaning out my closet and selling it on Instagram. I created a new account, follow me to see when I post over on @brooklynninspired_closet to get some of my clothes!
I am just going to say hashtag hangry. Don’t you just hate this feeling?!!! I am the worst.. could you imagine feeling like this constantly?Well Feed Me or Fight Me is a company in San Diego started by a veteran that donates $1 from every tee bought to help feed the homeless veterans. I just love this lifestyle brand. Check them out!
So this dress is from Triple Thread Co and I’m hooked on the fringe. and obvi this cactus corner. How lucky are the owners of this little pad. Lauren always takes clients there and the cray lady is yelling at her to leave. so let’s just say we were quick..
So here are some pictures from my day with the sweetest duo The Blogger Collaborative. If you read the first post from this shoot, you will get the jist behind this shoot.
Like I had mentioned before, I was so happy that they reached out to me to be apart of this experience. Having a blog opens up so many doors and friendships that I never really thought would come from having a little blog such as mine, I am really such an amateur at it and am still learning how it all works and I think I have been blogging for almost 2 years???? hmmmmmm, well I should know this.. kinda of like how I don’t really know my very beloved dog Dynasty’s birthday.. I estimate.. he was adopted and they told us he was possibly 3 months old at the time.. and yeah, I know it was December butttttt I still need to do the math on what year that was many moons ago!!!
Sorry totally off track, I know.. insert apology here….
This day was one of those experiences for sure where I found myself grateful for having thrown myself out there into the instagram/blogging world because of all the relationships that I have formed… I was so scared starting out my blog not knowing what real good could come from sharing just little old me to others and who the heck could really give a lick, but something as fun as this being around like minded strangers who quickly turned into new friends was very refreshing… so if you are in the market for trying something new… I’d say well duhhh put your darn self out there women and goooooo…
peace out.. xxxx Brooke
Here are the ladies’ blogs and Instagram:
@ashbegash// Polka Dots and Sailor Stripes
@iamfashionlaine// Fashion Laine
@lindseyjoy09// If You Can Dream it Do it
@katherinelauren// On the Kattwalk
@jacquelinefabricius// Jake and Jacqueline
@audreyroloff// Auj Poj
@lyndiinthecity// Lyndi in the City
@jennacolgrove// Visions of Vogue
@carriebradshawlied// Carrie Bradshaw Lied
@pursuitofshoes// Pursuit of Shoes
@ashnfashn// Ash N Fashn
@dfeldmeth// Devon Claire
Je Suis Prete : I Am Ready
Are you ready? For what?…. you maybe thinking or wondering….. well these words can mean so much to so many of us. It can mean something different depending on how you think or feel when you read this…. Be Still Clothing Company printed this phrase on their tees to remind others of how we can be ready for it all.
To me it’s a reminder to always be ready for new experiences, any new obstacles that God puts in front of me, being ready to learn and ready to grow….. Je Suis Prete…
SO…… like I said in my last post which was the other day… wink wink are you proud… that I wanted to get better at weekly posting. I also want to work on sharing more about me on my blog.
If you follow along on Instagram, where I have my own personal account @brooklynnbrum which is just basically Caprice and Stella and then @brooklynninspired where I share quick and quite more frequent fashion and my life as well. I am committing today to also show more of this here on the blog diggity blog!
I’ll start by sharing about this amazing opportunity I had to attend an event hosted by The Blogger Collaborative this weekend. Jacqueline and Jake are a husband and wife ninja duo with a photography business JakeFabrucius where they created this new company to bring brands, vendors, and bloggers for editorial photo shoots. Super rad idea for so many reasons.
I was asked along with 13 other LA/SD/OC fashion bloggers to come hang for the day in a studio in OC, Great Over Good (which ohhhh my is the cutest place) to have a super fun day getting glammed up by Swell Beauty, which by the way they are the sweetest things, (oh heyyyy Dee) to shoot a Vogue inspired photo shoot! The Stylist LA dressed us and omg you guys this is a rental dress company that seriously has the BESTTTTTTT selection. You will die and our shoes and jewelry was sponsored by Nina Shoes.
It was so nice to meet other bloggers and have a chance to get to know the real them. I also loved getting advice and sharing funny blogging stories with this girls! I’ll be posting more pics when I get them. These are just some that took there.
Oh, and The Blogger Collaborative sure knows how to throw an event, from the donuts and coffee right down to the Swag bags…. I was alllllll like…. this is legit!
to be continued…