My Skincare Routine

I've simplified my skincare down to pretty much 3 products daily. There are obviously some one-off products here and there but I've finally gotten it down to a science of what works and what doesn't work for my skin. I have combination skin so my T zone gets oily and during the winter my cheeks tend to get a bit dry and sometimes flaky. Using H2O+ Beauty has been my saving grace. I still have acne scars from years of using just random skincare, not always washing off my makeup, and yes, picking at my skin, but overall my breakouts are gone.

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I have nearly the same routine for morning and night with the night routine differing only if I wore make up or I'm doing a mask. First I dampen face and my Clarisonic brush head. I use a Mia 2 and in my opinion it's better than the Clarisonic Plus that I used to use. I use the H2O+ Beauty Elements Keep It Fresh Face cleanser which is for normal to dry skin. Since I have combination skin, this works perfectly. Onto the brush and onto my skin for the minute cycle that the Clarisonic does. The packaging says to massage into skin for 30-60 seconds and doing the full 60 seconds has made a noticeable difference to me. Next, I use the Elements Mighty But Gentle toner because I have a ton of acne scars from high school and the past few years before I nailed this routine down that I'm still treating. Lastly I'm using some older H2O+ Face Oasis Sea Foam moisturizer which keeps my skin hydrated all day. This is my every day routine for when I'm not wearing making and every morning.

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On nights when I wear makeup, I always remove it with the Elements Wipe Away the Day face cloths. They actually do remove makeup in one swipe which I need because I do wear a full face pretty much every day that I go out because I try to shoot a lot of content. After I use the Wipe Away the Day cloths, I'll go into the routine that I mentioned above and sometimes I'll do brightening masks. If I'm doing makeup for shooting I'll do a primer mask. My skin lately has been feeling really refreshed doing this.

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Fiery Night Out Look

I have been obsessed with the Born To Run collection ever since Urban Decay sent it to me. Even though I pretty much exclusively wear smokey eyes, I've been getting more experimental with them and I've done many new looks as well. But today I wanted to do a going out look that was on fire for sure so I used a lot of the warm tones in the Born To Run palette to complete the look.

Products Used

Urban Decay Born To Run palette

Urban Decay Born To Run Vice lipstick in 66

Urban Decay Troublemaker mascara

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eyeline

MAC liquid eyeliner

A Park Look

Went for a stroll through Piedmont park here in Atlanta and thought it'd be a nice day to document my look. Perfect look for a day of Grammy events, dinner with friends, and of course a walk in the park. Outfit details are old so I don't have any tags but I'll try to find some similar pieces.

What's In My Bag?

I just picked up this Coach Blake bag and I've been obsessed with it. This bag isn't available on Coach.com anymore but I've linked their newest ones that are also similar. I'm in love with the all black look and the pop of color that the cherry keychain adds. This bag goes with every outfit and it can carry so much. 

xo Toni

Bronze Red Smokey Eye

A few weeks ago Urban Decay sent me their new Troublemaker palette* along with the new Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne set* and I knew I wanted to do the perfect look with them. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, a bronze look with reds and pinks seemed fitting.

xo Toni

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*The Urban Decay Troublemaker palette and the UD x Kristen Leanne set were gifted to me by Urban Decay.