Nightly Skin Routine

Products clockwise…

Murad Essential-C Toner $30.00

Ole Henriksen Truth Advanced Moisturizing Crème $48.00

Origins Drink Up – Intensive Overnight Mask $28.00

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum $48.00

Ole Henriksen Transforming Walnut Scrub $28.00

Fresh Black Tea Firming and De-Puffing Eye Cream $68.00 (Not in photo)

A few years ago if someone would’ve told me I would be writing a blog about my nightly skin care routine, not only would I have cried laughing. I also would’ve bet you $50 that was never going to happen. Yet here we are, the woman that in her early 20s was the girl that came home from the club and did not wash her face. I can feel the ewwwwwws and judgments from all of you at once, but this is a judgment free zone lol. Sometime last summer when the heat was at an all-time high, I made the decision to have more make up free days. I realized the only way I could do this and not look like a complete hot mess, would be to start taking my skincare routine seriously. Like most people I turned to YouTube to see what products were all the rage, I saw everything from homemade face mask to a 10 step Korean skincare routine. Which I only watched up to the fourth step, then realized I would actually have to go into a store. After what felt like 5 hours, I walked out of Sephora with a few products and yeah none of those products worked. After a couple of trial and errors, I came up with a winning combination for my skin.

First step: I start off cleansing my skin with the Murad Renewing cleansing cream. I received this as a sample and fell in love with it. I plan on purchasing the full size of this product in the upcoming days.

Second step (Alternating days): I only exfoliate my face on alternating day with the Ole Henriksen transforming walnut scrub, to remove dead skin.

Third step: After exfoliating I spray Murad Essential-C toner on a cotton pad then wipe over my entire face and neck.

Fourth step: With the tips of my fingers I apply Ole Henriksen Truth Serum in an upward motion from my neck to forehead.

Fifth step: I seal everything in with a thin layer of Ole Henriksen Truth Advanced Moisturizing Crème to my face and neck.

Sixth step: To add a little more moisture, I apply Origins Drink-up intensive overnight mask

Basically at this point it feels like my face is sliding off…..

The Seventh and final step: Recently I started applying Fresh Black Tea Firming and De-puffing Eye Cream (I’ve had a few late nights, working on a few things and needed the extra help).

*Side note I also consume 1 to 2 liters of water a day because what up put in, is just as important as what products you use…. yeah I know everyone says that but it’s true and really works*

Comment below or slide into my “DM” on instagram and tell me what products work for you….

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A Vogue Idea….

Kim & Kanye controversial April Vogue Cover
Kim & Kanye controversial April Vogue Cover

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After my second cup of coffee for the day… I couldn’t think of a better way to introduce myself and my blog to the world, then my take on the #kimye vogue article. At first I wasn like most individuals that follow this crazy world you call the fashion industry, and wasn’t taken a back by Anna Wintors decision to place Kim and Kanye on the vogue April cover. At first I was going to buy the issue, but then curiosity got the best of me. First let me start by saying the styling and photography are brilliant, Kim looks flaws in wedding dresses by the likes of  Nina Ricci, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Schiaparelli Haute Couture, Lanvin, and the holy grail of all wedding dresses a feathery ivory dream made by Alexander McQueen. Kanye wears his signature prada leather pants throughout the photos and pairs them with designers like Fear of god, Alternative Apparel, Uma Wang, and his all time favorite designer brand Louis Vuitton.

The Article is a sneak peek into the life of kim and kanye, better known as Kimye. It ranges from first gifts (which were a pair of Margiela boots back in 2008) to which Kim then asked kanye “What is Margiela?”, A first date, where Kim and Kanye had burgers at In-N-Out. It also touches on that massive compound the power couple is building. Kanye is quoted in the article by saying ” Kim is like a fantasy,period.” “She’s like a dream girl.And I think a dream girl should live in a dream world”.All in all the article is full of fantasy and glamour, it’s a beautifully written piece and very entertaining .I admire the loyalty Kanye has for Kim, he set out to get Kim a Vogue cover and got her one… It doesn’t tell us more then we already didn’t know about this power couple,but it’s definitely worth a read. Whether you love these two or hate them,you have to respect the empire they are building. Never the less it definitely gave vogue a boost in sells and has the world talking even more about #kimye.

Oh Yeah…

Kendra

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