This post has been sponsored by MDAcne. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

Hope you have all had a fantastic week. I’m excited that today is Friday, but I’m sad that our rain is over. I know, I’m probably one of like 3 people who LOVE rain so much. If it rained every single day, I would never complain. That’s why I thought I would be so happy in Seattle, but the sun was out the entire time I was there…HA! You’ve probably heard me talk about my issues with sunspots on my face, but today I wanted to share another issue that I have pop up from time to time…ACNE. I don’t even like to say that word. It’s almost as if a stigma has been built around it, but I’m here to smash any and all negative thoughts you have about it. Today I want to share how I’m solving my skin issue with MDAcne.

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The lovelies over at MDAcne contacted me to see if I would be interested in trying out the service. I’m very picky about the companies I work with, so I had to do a little research first.

I came up with 3 reasons I felt MDAcne was a good fit:

{ONE} Modern, easy-to-use iPhone app

I am a child of technology. It’s just the way I was raised. I practically live on my cell phone and computer! The MDAcne app is simple to download and even simpler to use. With easy-to-follow instructions, this system will work for everyone.

{TWO} Actual doctors on staff

When you begin the MDAcne system, you will be assigned a doctor to complete your virtual visits with. This is IDEAL for those with mild acne who have little to no time to make an in-person office visit (like me). You can chat with the doctors anytime via the “CHAT” option on the app!

{THREE} Personalized routine

I began by taking a picture of my skin and submitting it via the app. The picture told the story of my skin and what was needed to get it back in (and keep it in) tip top shape.

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I wanted to use my system for a few days before reporting back. I have to say that I was nervous to use products that might be too harsh for my sensitive skin, but don’t worry. This system has been working great for me. I don’t get too dry or too oily and my acne has been kept at bay.

My struggle:

Because I wear a lot of makeup, it can be easy for my pores to get clogged. That’s why a good cleanser is KEY. I almost think acne on generally clear skin is worse. When I get a breakout, it’s very obvious. I tend to get breakouts around my chin. It has come to my attention that I tend to touch my face a lot when I sleep or prop my head up with my hands when I’m watching TV. I have been paying particular attention to this area, and I haven’t had any breakouts so far using MDAcne!

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If you are looking to help solve your skin’s problems, feel free to email about MDAcne. While I don’t know that it’s the answer for everyone, it has really worked for my mild acne. Be sure to visit their site here!

Thanks for reading & have a great weekend.

XO,

Rebekah

Happy Sunday! I hope you all are having a great weekend. I thought I’d finally share a post detailing the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale! I asked about this on Instagram stories, and got an overwhelming “yes” that y’all wanted a post. I went through the exact products I use and those start on sale today. Be sure to check out Instagram daily for the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale now through April 7th.


Sunday, March 25th

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact WITH spf 50+ $19

IT Cosmetics Airbrush Smoothing Foundation Brush $11

This combo is my go-to for every day makeup. It covers well while protecting you with SPF 50!

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Monday, March 26th

BECCA First Light Priming Filter $19

If you are looking for a great primer that will give you a glow, try this. I wouldn’t recommend for every day but I do use it before certain events.

Thursday, March 29th

Benefit Roller Lash $12

I have very long but straight eyelashes. This mascara is the bomb! I will never use any other kind. It adds curl, length, and volume. It doesn’t run but is easy to get off with micellar water.

Friday, March 30th

Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Peel Pads $22.50

I wish I could get a chemical peel weekly, but I have no time for that. These peel pads are really helping to decrease my fine lines and dark spots.

Saturday, March 31st

25% off entire line of Mario Badescu products

I use & love: glycolic acid toner and drying lotion (the BEST for blemishes + cures overnight!).

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Friday, April 6th

Dermalogica Daily Microexfoliant $28.50

My skin has never felt more soft after using a product. Since I have sensitive skin, I have to be careful which products I use. This gives just enough exfoliation that I can use it daily without harsh side effects. It’s not drying at all.

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Saturday, April 7th

MAC Fix+ Setting Spray $13

I use this product every single day. I like to use it to wet my beauty blender before applying foundation. I also use this as a setting spray, and it helps my makeup last all day.

ON SALE every day of the sale (through April 7th)

Bare Minerals Matte Lipcolor $13

Benefit Matte Rescue Gel $21

This matte rescue gel will be your new BFF if you live somewhere with humidity. I don’t prefer the dewy look on my skin, so I like this product to give me a matte finish under makeup. It helps my makeup go on in a smooth layer.

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Shop the sale:


Keep in mind, there are many more products on sale at Ulta. I shared what the products I actually use and love. I also shared the products I felt were the best deal. 50% off some of these products is unheard of.

PS I want to give 2 readers a chance to win a $50 gift card to shop the sale. Just follow the Rafflecopter below. I will announce the winners on Wednesday by 12 noon CST.

(this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Ulta)

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Happy shopping y’all.

XO,

Rebekah

 

This post is sponsored by Biore, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Happy (almost) weekend. Ok, who are we kidding…it’s only Wednesday. I like to pretend it’s the weekend starting every day after Monday ;) As usual I’ve been super busy with what seems like zero to negative free time. Thankfully, I’ve gotten some “me” time lately and I’ve celebrated by pampering myself. Biore has a couple of products that I’ve been using for years. When I heard that I got to work with them, I literally screamed out loud. I have some major love for Biore products.

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TIP: If you want to dig deep into pores, grab the charcoal. Now, I wouldn’t recommend the kind you use for cookouts. Look for products with activated charcoal that will gently unclog pores leaving your skin squeaky clean.

Why I love this brand: Bioré has products that actually work! Remember, work smarter not harder. The products are affordable AND available in the drugstore.

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Why I love the 1 minute mask: this mask has warming effects that feel SO good after a long day at work. Even with my busy schedule, I have at least 1 minute to take care of my skin.

Why I love the charcoal pore strips: you can actually SEE results. Some people may be grossed out by it, but I personally love seeing all the blackheads getting obliterated by these strips. I’m also that girl who watches Dr. Pimple Popper videos, ok?!

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TRAVEL TIP: The self-heating 1 minute masks come individually packaged, so throw them in your carry on before your next trip ;)

Be sure to head to the drugstore and grab some Biore products. Let me know how you like them!

Thanks for reading! XO,

Rebekah