I’ve had more than one pregnancy scare, but the last time my period was late, I really went down the rabbit hole😅 Looked up how abortions work and the possible complications that may arise. Thought about how incredibly unfit and unprepared I am to have a child. The whole she-bang. Ended up covered in anxiety-induced sweat only to get my period the next day (smh) #ad
At times like that, I am so thankful for companies like @vagisil
💖 Vagisil has plenty of products, but their latest one is Preventeza, a “morning after pill” or emergency contraception. If I had just taken it then, it would have fallen in the 72-hour window post unprotected sex so that I could have nipped my worries in the bud. 🙌🏻
Have any of yall had to use emergency contraception before (1 in 2 women may need to use it during their lifetime, actually) or had a particularly rough pregnancy scare? They seriously suck. 😭
Also, just a lil reminder- this is just my take on the topic. But if you’re someone who would rather take the chance and have a child, more power to you. Intersectional feminism is about supporting women’s choices, whether or not you agree with them.
The other day I went Live and talked about the goals you should be setting for Instagram. Sometimes it can feel like we’re flailing in the wind when it comes to posting on Instagram, and when we are feeling discouraged about the algorithm change, we can often be left wondering what the point is. While we can’t do anything about how Instagram chooses to throttle our posts, we can choose to set goals that allow us not to focus on the numbers but rather the things that will really benefit our brand. Here are some of the goals I talked about:
Driving traffic to your site
Building a community
Increasing brand awareness
Using Instagram as a tool to listen
Showing your authentic self
I’m sure you can tell that none of these goals have anything to do with getting to 10k really quickly or making a post go viral or getting 300 views per story but these are things that you can control and will be incredibly beneficial when growing your brand.
So I have a special opportunity for you! Yes, you. You smart, savvy, service-based entrepreneur. From now and until the end of November I have 4 spots left for Instagram Audits. Let me help you set a great foundation for 2019. Here’s what an audit consists of:
A FREE 20 minute discovery call
Research on your market
Dissecting your messaging, hashtags, bio, photos
A new bio that better reflects your brand story
60 of the best hashtags for your brand
We will talk about how to meet the goals that I discussed
1 hour meetup where we will go over all of the above and you can have all of your burning Instagram questions answered.
Send me a DM to get started! Photo by my favorite collaboration consultant @bailyhancock
Happy Sunday, sweet friends! Today I’m talking about @knoursknows
. The lovelies from this lovely brand were kind enough to gift me the items you see here, which I’ve had a pleasure trying out.
💛 Your Only Cleanser: this guy here is a 2-in-1! Its oil to foam formula works to both remove makeup and cleanse your skin at the same time. I love using this - it smells of something earthy and fresh, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. It does a great job at cleansing my skin thoroughly, and while I don’t find that it’s non-stripping as it claims to be, I don’t mind because that’s what moisturizers are for 🤷🏻♀️
💛 Double Duty Mist: what a cool product! I’ve never seen anything else like it. I’ll quote the website directly on this one: “A customizable toner with two layers that transforms to address complexion needs. The bottom layer contains aloe vera water and MultiEx BSASM Plus® to calm and soothe; the top layer features jojoba oil and botanical extracts to deeply nourish and moisturize.” I think this is one of the coolest 2-in-1 products I’ve ever used. I use this travel size guy at the office for a refresher throughout the day, depending on what my skin is feeling!
“- Shake to mix when skin is dry and flaky
- Do not shake when skin is at its most sensitive and acne-prone
- Shake just once when skin is at its peak condition to add just a drop of the nutrient-rich oils”
💛 Sweet Enough Rescue Mask: I freaking love this mask, you guys. It smells lovely, and it contains restoring and hydrating honey extract to soothe the skin during its worst moments. I find that this is so hydrating, if I massage in the serum after taking off the mask, there’s not much else to be done for my skin moisture-wise. And, I find that it works amazingly to help soothe any angry zits I’ve got.
Thank you @knoursknows
for these treasures!
#knours #knoursknows #beautycommunity #beautyenthusiast #beautyreview #skincarecommunity #skincareenthusiast #skincarelover #skincareblogger #skincarereview #skincarephotography #skincareflatlay #flatlayphotography #sunnyphotography #sunnyshot #sunnypic #palmbffs #palmcrew23 #femfeed
Happy Sunday!! We are here till 4!
Q: What does your name mean and how to you pronounce it?⠀
A: GIGIMEY is a namesake to our founder Summers grandmother and hers special relationship. Her grandmother used to call summer Mey and Summer would call her grandmother Gigi. ⠀
It is pronounced: Gee-Gee-May 💕 #gigimey
✨ SKINCARE SUNDAY ✨ .
Tried out the Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask this week!
Definitely a fan! Skin felt slightly softer after using it. It reminds me of a much thicker version of the Milky Jelly Cleanser, which is a skincare holy grail of mine!
Any of you try this mask before? Thoughts?
Hopping on the plane today, but can’t forget my Strawberry Nectar mist from @tahnyc
Flying always tends to dry out my skin and leave me feeling dull, but there’s not always a lot of time to bring my skin back to life before the first meeting.
The mist helps nourish and protect my skin thanks to the Vitamin C & ellagic acid from the strawberries.
The hibiscus, a natural source of alpha-hydroxy helps balance the skin leaving it glowing and free of acne & blemishes.
What’s your on your beauty must-have list for flying?
can’t believe it’s already been a year since @eddyp415
and I flew to Zurich for the @delta
scavenger hunt! I have five days off next week, ready for another adventure..
Finding quiet amongst the chaos w @getcroissant
co-working spaces ✨ Also a perk when the space doubles as a mediterranean grill w a great catering spread ☕️🥙
Que passeio especial. Acordamos antes das 5 am para fazer o passeio de barco no Ganges, ver o sol nascer do barco.
Tem coisa que não tem como descrever né, e essa é uma delas. Aquela calmaria, só dava pra ouvir os mantras que estavam sendo cantados nos templos, uma paz que aquece o coração.
O Rio Ganges começa nas montanhas dos Himalaias, passa pelo Nepal, Bangladesh e cruza várias cidades na Índia. É considerado uma divindade, peregrinos hindus acreditam que tomar banho no Ganges purifica a alma. Também são realizadas cerimônias de cremação na beira do rio, significando o fim de um ciclo vital, e estando pronto para a reencarnação. As cinzas são jogadas no Ganges, algumas pessoas são consideradas muito puras para serem cremadas, então seus corpos são jogados no rio. O Rio Ganges é um dos rios mais poluídos do mundo e impróprio para banho, mas a fé das pessoas é tão grande que passa por cima de qualquer coisa.
You know, here, just blending in...😜 Happy Sunday
Happy Sunday. This cracked me up!😆
All Giving Plates 50% off! Today only! Buy online or in store. Open every Sunday noon to 4!
Bringing you the ultimate Basic Breakfast Bowl™ complete with pumpkin errrrthang 🙌🎃 we’ve got 1/4 cup rolled oats cooked in flax milk with canned pumpkin and cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves mixed in; @lovemysilk
plain almond milk yogurt with the same mix-ins; plus a chopped up piece of my homemade chocolate chip pumpkin bread (inspired by @erinliveswhole
whole wheat pumpkin bread, with GF oat flour subbed in) and pepitas to top it off!! #lowfodmap
I have to admit, I’m not fully on the yogurt+oatmeal bowl train...I think I prefer them separate, but I devoured this anyway 🤷🏼♀️ Hope you all have a great Sunday!! Swipe for your daily dose of 🐱
I never thought of myself as a fragrance person until I looked at my fragrance collection the other day..... .
I don't love spending a lot on perfumes, and I know very little about the niche perfume world, but I love unique scents. .
makes gorgeous floral scents that are really affordable.
I love love the @jomalonelondon
scents but they don't last that long on me, so it's hard to justify the price. .
I've always loved the @burberry
body and body tender scents, and they also last really well on me. .
My favorite perfume ever is the now discontinued @dkny
pure perfume that I still have 2 backups of. .
I also love my @andotherstories
scents because they're all so unique and last well on me. They're also quite affordable so that's a ✔ in my book. .
What are your favorite scents?
Hope everyone has had (or is having) an amazing weekend! Today's post not only features the sunscreens in my rotation at the moment, but the first lizard I bought, Blotchy! Once a week (maybe more, who knows!) I'm going to try feature one of my scaly babies in my shoots 😊 also, I'm looking for more Asian sunscreens to try, so let me know your faves!
Purito ABP Triple Synergy Liquid | Review
🍃AHA (Mandelic Acid) • exfoliates the skin's surface, for dry and mature skin | 🍃BHA (Betaine Salicylate) • goes deeper into pores, for oily-acne prone | 🍃PHA (Gluconolactone) • exfoliates the skin's surface, for sensitive skin, improves hydration and overtime strengthens the skin barrier
🍃 Price: $21 for 60ml: comes in a pump bottle for easy dispensing
✅ I love the consistency which is slightly viscous so the option of patting it in as a application is manageable.
✅ There is a slight tackiness to it which is common for acids and I found that this one dries the fastest out of the other ones I've tried while also absorbing completely without leaving any residue.
✅ I do have sensitized skin that's prone to redness and I have also applied it while I had a popped pimple -- my skin has never felt any stinging and it didn't cause any redness while using it. It honestly feels just like any other essence except with slight tackiness.
✅ My skin can handle using this every night, though I use it about 5x a week.
✅ This also leaves my face supple, which I haven't experienced with an acid before; this is probably the PHA working, but overall my skin tends to get drier the next day, still manageable though, I just need to layer up with moisturizing products.
🍃 After a few days in, I started purging a few small blemishes and some painful ones on the usual spots which is on my cheeks.
✅ To be honest during the first week, I barely saw any improvement on blemishes, it does work a bit slow since it is a milder option, but overtime it helped to clear out my clogges pores, developing pimples and eventually inflammed acne. I think my skin needed to get used to it first. The BHA started to kick in around the third week of use. Now whenever I notice a pimple it, the pus has already surfaced without the use of a patch.
✅ My skin is clearer, visible improvement on texture and reduced blackheads. It did left me with a bit drier skin but I would start to reduce my use to about 3x or less now that my skin isn't as troubled as before.
↘️ Continuation ↙️
Step aside McDonald’s. I’ve got a new favorite set of arches.
Been looking at pictures of this shop for years and finally got to see it in person 🌵
I had the best time with this one on our 'Day Date' yesterday! We walked, talked, held hands and laughed!! Strolled around Covent Garden and then back in time for the kid's bathtime!! 🌹Feeling so thankful ♥..... Now back to fashion!! 😉 Have a great Sunday everyone 😘
➡ Sunglasses (Last Season) @redordeadlondon
➡ Lipstick (Current) @revlon
➡ Earrings (Current) @Primark
Does your routine change much day to day?
I think there’s a misconception that people into skincare change their products all the time, when actually it’s moreso just (for me) it’s not always convenient to photograph an entire routine daily, BUT
I’ve documented my PM routines for the week, and there’s only a small change. It’s a transparency thing. Also my skin concerns are sensitivity, acne and anti-aging 🤗 lucky me!
🌟 SUNDAY PM🌟 and routine 1/3
✨ first cleanse @skinrxlab
madecera cleansing balm, tbh it was out of the cupboard from a photo so I used it a lot this week. And it has ceramides and centella.
✨ second cleanse @drsambunting
✨ exfoliated with @zelensskincare
PHA+ peel pads*, the pack says once or twice per DAY, but um. I’ve been using them maybe twice a week?
They have salicylic acid, lactobionic acid, and lactic acid. They also have a lot of alcohol which is of course, fine, so long as you hydrate properly afterward, which brings me to my next step,
✨ serum @drroebucks
✨ eye cream @drdennisgross
ferulic + retinol from @cultbeauty
✨ moisturiser is @drunkelephant
I STILL haven’t finished this stupid thesis but I’m maybe 500 words away and it’s actually not stupid, I’m pretty proud of it. Anyway, I cannot wait to catch up with you when it’s done. ♥️
* pr sample
Te amare por siempre #11
:11 🐇 🔱 🖤
Every odd number that exists has a letter “E” in it! 😉😘
I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! ♥️
The truth is, we never really had a choice in the right dress to wear. The dress chose me. 💓 You guys. The jumpsuit with the snakeskin camel colored belt was the clear winner. I had it on 30 minutes before the belt SNAPPED. #ohmygod
... I drove to the hotel (see my stories), changed into the runner up, and let destiny take over. 😂👌🏼😘
Look guys, I’m a cute little human. 😅
Side note: Fall calls for stealing oversized hoodies from our 👨 Double tap if you agree 👌
// the texture of @herbaldynamicsbeauty
Black Rose & Damask Rose Concentrated Face Balm * is too pretty to use!
The past week has been really busy and I haven’t really gotten the chance to exfoliate or mask.
I have been wearing a lot heavy makeup for the past few days and have managed to get a few clogged pores.
Time for a clean up!
I’ve been thinking about this for a while but haven’t tried it yet. I want to try and mask every night for a month and see what results that has on my skin. 🤔
How often do you guys mask? Want to join me in my #30daymaskchallenge
Chica Y Chico Cool Night Peel Off Mask (courtesy of @0.8L_USA
) I am a fan of peel off masks as I have very oily skin, so once I saw this COOLING peel off with all the mints, I was all over it. I run hot all the time, so even in the dead of winter, I love cooling products! This has sugar can extract in it, which is a natural AHA for exfoliating, along with soothing ingredients such as centella, green tea & aloe. This also has several times of mint ~ wild mint, spearmint, peppermint, apple mint and lemonbalm ~ which is great for oily skin. It not only cools down and provides a tingling feeling, but acts as an astringent. Yes, this has alcohol, but I have yet to try a peel off mask that doesn't contain alcohol. This is to help thin the formula and allow it to dry down better. This is a thick aqua-emerald colored gel, very dense to get out of the tube, but it spreads easily on my face. It is purposely this dense to allow it to adhere closely and tightly to the skin, even when it is hot and humid outside. It also has a nice strong mint scent and it is very cooling on my skin. Not freezing, but refreshingly cool and nice. I recommend doing a medium thickness on your skin, as too thin ~ you won't be able to peel it off properly and too thick ~ it will take forever to dry. .
After 20 minutes, I just lifted up one side and then just pulled away ~ it didn't come off in one piece, but it was very easy to remove and I only had to do some cleanup around areas where the mask was thinner. I noticed that it did pull some clogs out of my skin (last slide so avoid that if you don't want to see) and my skin looks less congested, fresh, it did have an astringent benefit on my pores and my skin doesn't feel stripped or dry. My oil has been soaked up so my skin is initially matte (but that won't last long). Do I recommend this mask from Chica Y Chico? You BET! I love the scent, the cooling sensation and it works to remove the yucky gunk on my skin. .
#chicaychico #coolnightpeeloffmask #coolnightmask #peeloffmask #amazon #kbeauty #soothingmask #porecare #poretightening #skincareaddict #beauty #instabeauty #08liter #08L #rasianbeauty #femfeed #itgtopshelfie
50% wondering if it’s too late for coffee, 50% wondering if it’s too early for wine. Waaait a sec who am I kidding, it’s never too early for wine 🍷 #weekendmood
http://liketk.it/2xQkv #liketkit @liketoknow.it
S G K (Sam, Gwen, Katherine) - my siblings and I are spread out across London, New York, and Chicago, but thanks to @capsuljewelry
, I always hold them close to my heart ✨ #mycapsulmoment
✨Saturday Morning Skincare Routine✨
I woke up early today, which is unusually for me. But that gave me plenty of time to pamper my skin. My goal this morning was hydration 💦
✨Today’s routine included:
Makeup Melt Jelly Cleanser with Rose Flowers: I love this cleanser. It melts off all of my makeup & cleans my skin while leaving it feeling hydrated!
Ice Plant Stem Cell Facial Mask: @joinpalm
gave me the opportunity to collab with this brand. I’ve used these masks twice and LOVE them! They leave my skin hydrated and fresh!
Bliss Transformative Moisture Mist Rose Water + Hylauronic Acid: @joinpalm
gave me the opportunity to collab with this brand. I am obsessed with facial mists😍😍😍 I currently am using this as a toner. This facial mist gives my skin extra hydration and makes my skin glow for days 💦✨
B-Hydra Intensive Hydrating Serum: This product is new to me. I received it in my Inspector Drunk Night Kit. I’m so excited to try a new DE product!
C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream: This product is also new to me and came in the same kit. I’ve been dying to try one of DE’s eye creams. The first two times I used this it stung my under eye. I have added a retinol cream to my skincare, which may cause sensitivity until my skin becomes used to it. Today, the eye cream did not cause stinging when I applied it👍
Delicately Nourishing & Rejuvenating Face Cream: This is the only face cream I’ve been using. It is light weight, but gives my skin sooo much hydrating!
Mint Condition Lip Balm: @joinpalm
gave me the opportunity to collab with this company. I’ve used it for a week and this balm keeps my lips hydrated. They honestly have not felt chapped all week!
What hydrating skincare items are you loving? I’m always looking for hydration and a glow 💦✨
#skincare #skincarecommunity #skincarejunkie #skincareproducts #glow #chasingtheglow #hydration #saturday #drunkelephant #blissworld #lilydemai #loveandsagenyc #lizcarolinaskincare #discoverunder2k #palmcrew21 #palmbffs #femfeed #joinpalm