Laundry Day Using Gain With Essential Oils Laundry Detergent

This post is in partnership with Gain. All opinions are 100% my own.
I absolutely love doing my laundry, there's something about how it smells that gives me a calming feeling. I'm not sure if it's the fact that my clothes are actually being cleaned or the fact that I love to spend a good few minutes sniffing my laundry after it's done. Well, it has gotten even better since I started using Gain With Essential Oils Laundry Detergent. Oh it's a game changer in the realm of laundry and I promise you, you're going to love it. This irresistible liquid laundry detergent contains no dyes, phosphates, CFCs or parabens. This is especially important to me that I am using a safe product for my family. A little goes a long way and I get to experience the scent of essentials oils in every wear. This laundry detergent delivers such a great performance on my clothes even in a cold wash. I'm a huge fan of essential oils. I use them in diffusers in my home and also for lots of common home remedies. It was a no brainer for me to try this new laundry detergent from Gain and I'm extremely impressed. 
There are three variations of scents and we love them all in my home. They are:
-Lavender & Calm Chamomile. I love using this scent for my towels, undergarment, and sleepwear. These are two of natures most powerful antioxidants. It's the perfect blend to experience the most relaxing feeling from my laundry. 
-Eucalyptus and Mindful Mint. I love this for my kitchen towels, draperies, linens, and cushion covers.
-Orange & Energetic Grapefruit. This I love for everyday wear. This one is my husband's favorite. You know it's good when a guy has a favorite. 

Now that you've seen me talk so much about this new laundry detergent, will you try it? Here's a $1 off COUPON for you. Scroll down to the bottom. Make sure you print and use it by 7/4/2020. 

I'd love to hear how you like these new Gain With Essential Oils Laundry Detergent.



The Best Face Moisturizer With SPF For Working From Home

This post is in partnership with Olay. All opinions are 100% my own. 
Working from home has been my routine for almost two years now. I had it down to a science what my weeks and days would look like. However a lot has changed for me over the past few months. Not only did I have a baby but the current events has really forced me to change my whole work from home routine. I wanted to walk you through what I call my effective new mom, new normal routine looks like. 
I get up about two hours before my baby to get things going in mornings. I head to the bathroom for a quick shower and spend some extra time on my skin. This is my treat to myself in the mornings. Spending quality time to tend to my skin gives me a fresh and energizing feeling. It's like if my skin looks and feels great, I feel good in my overall vibe. My routine is also minimal but really filled with care, especially when it comes to moisturizing and protecting my skin. Olay definitely has some of the best face moisturizers with SPF and I'm loving this Olay Regenerist Whip with SPF 40. You'd be surprise how important SPF is even while working from home. My rule of thumb is, if its daytime, SPF is a must. Olay Regenerist Whip SPF 40 is light, absorbable, breathable, all while giving me good moisture to maintain my skin all day. You know how some SPF products gives that sticky feeling on your skin,? not this moisturizer- it's light as air and that’s why I label it the best face sunscreen. Most days I am make-up free but if I feel the need for a little foundation or so, this moisturizer is also super blendable and works great under my makeup. I feel good knowing I am giving my skin the care and attention it needs and I feel it definitely shows. 

 Once I am done giving my face that extra care and attention, I make myself a good cup of coffee. For some of you it may be tea, water, green juice etc. I love the aroma of coffee in my home in the mornings, it just does something to me and gets me into a productive mood. This is also self-care for me. If it makes me happy and get my vibe going, I am all for it.  
STEP 3: 
I usually crank up the music to my current favorite song while making my coffee. I do a little dance and shuffle my way to set up computer, planner, and essentials to get my day going. 
Once am all done, I then make my way to my computer with a yummy cup of coffee, a moisturized and nourished skin, to get as much as I can before my baby wakes up. Again, this is such a new normal for me but having to adjust waking up 2hrs or so before her is paramount. It makes me one happy mama throughout the day. 
I hope you found this post useful. I hope your biggest takeaway is the importance of self-care and using SPF even when working from home. You should definitely try Olay Regenerist Moisturizer SPF 40. I couldn't recommend it more especially if you're in the market for a face moisturizer with SPF. 
Have a great day.


Primers For Dry, Oily, & Combination Skin

Hi Guys,

Sharing some of my favorite primers for different skin types. Dry, oily and combination. I get asked a lot what to use to help makeup stay longer and I always encourage primers and setting sprays. It's not just any primer but ones that actually are for your specific skin type. How do you know what your skin type is? It's easy to tell. Are you normally oily all over your face, even after you've washed it or worn powder? Then you have oily skin. If you're always dray and cracking at different or all areas of your face, then you have dry skin. If you have a mixture of both, some areas dry, some areas oily, then it's combination skin. I personally have combination skin. I get a little oily on my t-zone (middle forehead, nose, around mouth, & down to chin). Sometimes, I am dry more around the rim of my face or even around my mouth. 
So here's a list of some of my favorite primers listed by skin types. 
This Tatcha Primer is great for oily skin. It gives a nice blur effect and sits perfectly under moisturizer. Although it's perfect for oily skin, it also serves very well combination skin. This is probably my most used primer and I have combination skin. 
This Pop Beauty 'No Shine Primer' is exactly as the name says, no shine. This makes it excellent for oily skin. It mattes out beautifully on the skin which makes for excellent makeup application. 
This Dr Brant Pores No More Primer is another great option for oily skin. I love using this along my t-zone. If you've got large pores or pores problem, this is your go to. It seems they have a new packaging. I love it.
For my dry skin beauties, you'll absolutely love this bareMinerals Blemish Rescue primer.  I love this brand and their clean beauty products. If you have somewhat a sensitive skin too, this should be mild enough a primer. Try out their line of lipsticks and foundations as well. 
Another good one for dry skin. I love the extra boost of hydration this Smashbox Photo Finish Primer gives. My makeup glides right over it so smoothly. I love wearing it at nights if I am going out as it gives my skin that extra glow under my makeup. 
Lastly, this Tula Blurring & Moisturizing Primer. This is great for combination skin. It blurs oily areas and moisturizes dry areas. 
Hope you found this post useful. 



Beauty Products For Working From Home

Hi Guys,
I decided to write this post because of a few questions I've gotten about my skincare routine from my followers on Instagram. My skincare routine changes monthly even if it a switch, addition or removal of products. I do use multiple different products in rounds because my skin (as with others) get use to products easily and then it's not as effective anymore. Always mixing things up works great for me.
Considering working from home, our skincare routine will look a little different. A few things to consider are, temperature, exposure to sunlight, exposure to computer/tv screens to name a few. For me, I live in California where the weather is dry most times. It's Spring time now and it's beginning to warm up so that means  have switch things up. 
Currently I'm using this cleanser (brightens + gives natural glow)in the mornings and this one (great for hydration) at nights. I'm also using this serum (plums and firms) in the mornings and this one (transforms my skin smoother & softer overnight) at nights. For my moisturizer, I'm using this one in my morning routine and this one in my nighttime routine. I do an overnight mask every three nights using this mask. Every Sunday I do a regular mask and this is the one I'm currently using. At some point mid week, and in between overnight masking, I will do a sheet mask while watching TV. I love a good eye cream and I use this one at nights and this one in the mornings. Finally, a lip mask/treatment is so essential as we tend to forget that lip-care is just as important. My go to for SPF is any of Olay's SPFs. I have a wide range and I use it for daily walks as well as hanging out on my balcony. 

I have combination skin so my routine might now work for everyone. Here are options for both Dry and Oily skin.



I've used all of these products before and I can confidently recommend them. I often will try a product and know instantly -this is for oily or dry skin. I'll often give them away to friends and family who are of that skin type and follow-up on how they like it.

Hope you found this post useful.


Try These Gummy Vitamins For Skin, Hair, Sleep

I was having a conversation with a friend recently and it led to us talking about how we treat our bodies and how we've been feeling since we've had to quarantine at home over the last few weeks. I personally am obsessed with vitamins. I recently stopped taking my prenatal vitamins but definitely replaced right away with regular vitamins. I'm particularly fond of gummy vitamins (I take pills too) but gummy is a little bit more attractive, easier to 'take' and taste so much better. Anyhoo, I recommended to my friend that she try out these ones that I've been taking for the last two weeks. I figured I would hop on here and share them too. These are all so great and taste so so good. It's important not to eat more than suggested amount even though you'll be tempted to hehe!
I take this Good Skin from Glow Habit and are just so good with my skin. I don't look to Vitamins for a miracle, I do so for maintenance and a mix into my lifestyle. I have a solid morning and evening skincare routine and adding these into my daily care is great. This Vitamin is great to help hydrate the skin from within. It has Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C which are great for  having healthy and beautiful skin. 
Again, I am obsessed with this happy hair one, I even notice a change in my nails too. I am unable to go to the nail salon for upkeep so this is good for me. I have some post natal shedding about 5 weeks ago and this has really helped with thickening it back. I figure it's because it has Biotin, Vitamin-E and C. I could tell within a week the difference on my hair. 
Okay, here's my trick for restless evenings or if you want to get a good nights sleep. Being a new mom, lack of sleep comes with the territory. Sometimes I'm just so drained from lacking sleep. I take two of these at least 3o mins before bed and I get to sleep as sound as my baby. Those nights, my husband is on full duty and mama gets a little rest. Also, I love that I don't wake up groggy thanks to the melatonin. I also love these ones from Vicks. Both are great. 

This HUM Glow Glow is also so good for the skin. They're Vegan and taste great. They are cute little heart shape and just yummy. It also has Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C just like the Glow Habit one. 

Try them and see how you like it. 
Hope you found this post useful. 


Favorite Hand Soaps That Does Not Dry Out Skin

Ok, here are some of my favorite hands soaps. All but one I have used for a few years and I love them. It's so important to use hand soaps that doesn't dry out the skin and is actually good for the skin. Three of these are made with clean ingredients. I love that I do not have to worry so much about damaging my skin especially because I wash my hands so much throughout the day. 

This Love Beauty & Planet Hand Soap is refreshing and doesn't dry out my hands. The brand is overall very eco-friendly and makes amazing products. They have quite a few different scents in their hand soaps and I have loved every single one I've used. The scent is also very subtle. 
Raw Sugar is another amazing brand that makes really good hand soaps. It's soft and gentle on my hands and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth. Also made with natural ingredients. They cold-press real fruits and vegetables to make their products. I use their body wash an dit's amazing. You get a big bottle too for the price which I love. 

I absolutely love Mrs Meyers' products and their hand soaps are a staple in my home. I use a lot of this brand in my kitchen and overall my home. I love all of their scents. They usually have seasonal scents to which are just as good as any. Again, doesn't leave your hand dry or cracked. All of their scents are just so good. 
Lastly is this Bath and Body Works hand soap. I am especially fond this foam soap and above all things the scent. I don't know why but I love to smell the aroma of this Eucalyptus after washing my hands. This is why I included it in my round up. 

I have a hand soap in every room where there is a pipe. Both bathrooms and in my kitchen. 
I've used and still do use plenty other hand soaps but these are definitely some of my faves and repeat ones. 

Hope you found this post useful. 
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