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Rise & Shine - My Daily Routine And My Favorite Products

Lierac Hydra Chrono+ Intense Rehydrating Balm
Lierac Hydra Chrono+ Intense Rehydrating BalmLierac Paris

I recently had the world's scariest rash on my face! Nothing serious, but just unpleasant. It was ugly and lasted about 5 days in which I hid out in my apartment as much as I could and avoided makeup or any other irritants at all cost.

So today was my first day of being back in the world of the living which means getting ready for my day like a normal person and reintroducing myself to my daily routine. Oh yes - and today I was savoring every moment of getting ready. So I figured, what better time than now to share with the world my daily hair and makeup routine and give some shout-outs to some of my favorite products!

Lierac Hydra Chrono+ Intense Rehydrating Balm
Lierac Hydra Chrono+ Intense Rehydrating Balm Lierac Paris

Lierac Hydra Chrono+ Intense Rehydrating Balm

Especially during the winter, I spare no opportunity to get a little extra moisture on my skin. That why I love Lierac Hydra Chrono+ Intense Rehydrating Balm. This balm is Incredibly creamy, luxurious and thankfully infuses the skin with moisture. Over the last few weeks I have seen such a dramatic change in my skin.

Available on Lierac Paris for $52.

Coola Calm Glow Eye Gel
Coola Calm Glow Eye Gel Coola

Coola Calm Glow Eye Gel

I have been really diligent lately about letting each products do what they do best. That means using a face moisturizer for just my face and an eye cream under my eyes. And I love it! The Coola Calm Glow Eye Gel is my go-to! I notice an instant flawless difference on the delicate skin around my eyes with this lightweight, oil-free eye gel that keeps moisture in and pollutants out.

Active ingredients include:

  • Rose Flower Water - A soothing and hydrating toner that calms and balances irritated skin.
  • Rye Seed Extract - A natural skin protectant that improves elasticity, reduces fine lines and promotes collagen production.
  • Black Currant Extract - A nourishing antioxidant that reduces inflammation and replenishes stressed skin.
  • Linseed Extract - A soothing anti-inflammatory that restores skin and shields it from irritants.

Available on Coola.com for $56.

Hydrating Face Oil with Kola Nut
Hydrating Face Oil with Kola Nut Nyakio

Hydrating Face Oil with Kola Nut

I make sure to use this every night as part of my PM routine, but now with the weather so cold and my heat blasting 24/7 I work it into my AM routine as well. Nyakio Hydrating Face Oil With Kola Nut is fabulous! Despite what people think this oil calms and balances the moisture content in my skin and makes it supple and super soft. I add it only to my most dry patches of skin in the AM like my neck and forehead. I can practically hear my skin going "gulp gulp gulp ahhhh!" as it drinks down this elixir!

Available on nyakio.com for $49.

Mina Organics Leave-In Argan Oil
Mina Organics Leave-In Argan Oil Mina Organics

Mina Organics Leave-In Argan Oil

Mina Organics is fabulous! Their complete line of hair and skin products are infused with nutrient rich organic argan oil and organic macadamia nut oil! Healthy goodness that does wonders! That's why I used their Leave-In Argan Oil Spray  to keep my hair shiny and soft. Just do about 5-6 spritz all over your damp hair and then blowdry for soft manageable hair! This nutrient rich organic argan oil product with essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants does the trick to:

  • Detangle & De-Frizz
  • Improves Color Longevity
  • Adds Shine And Softness
  • Has a Color-Safe Formula
  • Is Paraben-Free

Available on Amazon.com for $13.

Evo happy campers hard-working moisturiser
Evo happy campers hard-working moisturiser Evo Hair

Evo happy campers hard-working moisturiser

For a little extra softness and managability I like to toss in a dime sized amount of Evo happy campers hard-working moisturiser! This is just a great all around lightweight, leave-in treatment with added sun protection! I work it mostly around the tips of my hair. And as it would be - it was perfectly made for me and ll the other dry over-processed blonde out there!

Available on evohair.com for $26.

Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer
Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer

Laura Mercier is one of my favorite skincare companies and I have loved their Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen.

This perfect blend of skincare and makeup offers hydration to skin thus softening fine lines and wrinkles. But wait, there's more! It also has a light-reflecting sheer hint of color that masks imperfections and gives skin a radiant, healthy, dewy glow. I always always use it under my eyes, but lately I've been putting it all over my face especially highlighting my cheeks and crown.

Available on lauramercier.com for $43.

Illusion Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free
Illusion Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free Hourglass

Illusion Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free

For those stubborn problem areas and the blemishes that just won't quit I use Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free cover up. This advanced alternative to liquid foundation with added SPF 15 and clinical levels of anti-aging complexes goes on like BUTTER (so smooth!) to create a youthful, glowing complexion. Oh and as a wonderful little bonus it has Instalift® at 3% which lifts and visibly tightens the skin within one hour of application. The Hyaluronic Filling Spheres™ at 3% help minimize the appearance of wrinkles while increasing skin's hydration levels to deliver a healthy, dewy radiance.

Available on Sephora.com for $55.

 

Oeno Beauty Cheek Stains
Oeno Beauty Cheek Stains Oeno Beauty

Oeno Beauty Cheek Stains

Oeno Beauty is a great company that names all their products after veritals of wine. Gotta love that! I am in love with their Cheek Stains which go on silky smooth and rub in (or brush-in as I do) flawlessly! Get a gorgeous, natural-looking flush of cheek color with equally alluring perks for your skin. They are packed with powerful antioxidants and vitamins derived from (what else!) grapes to boost the skin’s resistance to damaging free radicals!

Colors Include:

  • Grenache - deep pink perfection
  • Viognier - marvelously mauve (my fave!)
  • Malbec - cheeky coral red, best for darker skin tones (or a bolder look)
  • Cabernet - glowing in garnet
  • Sangiovese - a warm, rosy wine

Available on OenoBeauty.com for $22.

Mary-Lou Manizer
Mary-Lou Manizer The Balm

Mary-Lou Manizer

Let's get a little highlighter into the mix! Or a little more highlighter really! Can't have enough during the winter when skin seems to have lost it's shine and luster. Meet Mary-Lou Manizer, a seemingly innocent honey-hued luminizer that catches everybody’s eye. This highlighter, shadow and shimmer diffuses light so your skin looks softer and younger while adding a subtle glow.

Available on TheBalm.com for $24.

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara Eyeko

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara

Designed for after-hours seduction, this ultimate mascara combines three key elements to create drama, volume and curl, packaged into our iconic squeezy tube. The new curvaceous brush lifts, curls and volumises for supreme lash perfection with a water-resistant, carbon black finish. Also available in midnight blue!

Available on Eyeko.com (mini size) for $15.

Elemental Herbs All Good Lips Tints
Elemental Herbs All Good Lips Tints Elemental Herbs

Elemental Herbs All Good Lips Tints

Elemental Herbs is a very cool company with a deep love for people and the planet! They recognize the essential connection between wilderness and wellness - and hence make products with that in mind! Each product incorporates organic herbs and ingredients that have been used as remedies to heal and soothe for generations. No additives, no cruelty, nothing but respect for what the Earth provides to take care of ourselves and each other. Their All Good Lips Tinted Lip Balm are a great healthy choice for moisturized lips with a punch of color!

Available on elementalherbs.com for $5.

Reboot
Reboot Reboot

Reboot

Now that I am complete I try to do a little something for my skin and body from the inside. You may also have this problem -- too many free radicals damaging your cells and  (yuck!) speeding up the aging process. Thankfully, by adding REBOOT to 8 oz water it can help your body slow down this process by stimulating your body's natural antioxidant defenses.

Taken daily for a month, clinically tested REBOOT has been shown to slow aging at its source by preventing cellular damage by almost half, also increasing your overall vitality! Win!

Available on TryReboot.com for $10.