This post has been sponsored by Zapzyt via PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.

Happy Monday! Can you believe that Christmas is in 2 weeks? It has definitely snuck up on me. I really wish that time would SLOWWW down, because Christmas is my favorite time of the year. That being said, how’s all of your shopping going? In case you’re still looking for ideas, I wanted to share a great stocking stuffer idea with Zapzyt.

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I don’t care who you are or how well you take care of your skin. We all get a zit every now and then. As a pharmacist, I know that what we eat, how much stress we have in our lives, and hormones can play a factor in breakouts/acne in people of all ages. I think this makes sense as a great gift idea, because everyone can use it! Teenagers, young adults, and adults of all ages will find this product to be of great use. This product is the REAL solution for REAL people. It’s conveniently available at your local Wal-Mart, so get your shop on!

So, why Zapzyt?  This acne treatment gel is water based and doesn’t contain alcohol like other products! Alcohol only causes irritation and makes the area more red.

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When time is not on your side, this is where Zapzyt acne treatment gel comes in. Nothing works faster to help you get rid of that zit. Don’t worry, this is a product you only need to use when you have a problem zit. You don’t need to go about changing your beauty routine! ;)

This holiday season is a great time to also try out the other Zapzyt products, including the face wash and scrub. If you’re like me, an at-home scrub night is just what I need to relax and give my skin a nice exfoliation.

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Don’t just take my word for it. See what my friends Laure & Cari have to say about Zapzyt. After you pick up Zapzyt for a stocking stuffer, be sure to see my other ideas here!

Happy Holidays y’all! XO,

Rebekah

Happy Wednesday y’all! All of a sudden, winter is upon us. I’m a little worried about the weather forecast beacuse all I can see is cold, dry air. That means now is the ideal time to perfect your holiday skin routine. With all of the parties and events, you don’t want to have to worry about dry skin or breakouts. This is where the Michael Todd Beauty Sonic Smooth Dermaplane system comes in!

Before we get started and I share my experience, I wanted to give a little background on my history with dermaplane. I had been to a couple of sessions at my local spa as I was nervous. I had an incredible experience with this process. My skin felt healthier, was incredibly soft, and was noticeably brighter. When I saw that Michael Todd Beauty had an at-home dermaplane system, I was definitely intrigued. I read several reviews and decided to take the plunge.

What is dermaplane?

Dermaplane is essentially like shaving your face. WAIT, don’t run away just yet. This process is not meant to scare anyone away. This system gets all of the dead skin and peach fuzz off of your face. Trust me, I was shocked at how much peach fuzz I had!

Is it safe for sensitive skin?

YES, I have super sensitive skin and have had no problems so far. Just be sure to follow the instructions ;)

Does it hurt?

Not if you do it right! You have to pull your skin taut so that you won’t slip and cut your skin. It seems like an intimidating process, but don’t worry!

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Dermaplane system (c/o Michael Todd Beauty)

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How often should I use the dermaplane?

I’ve been using this system once weekly. I also use an exfoliating treatment once weekly as well. My skin has never felt softer! Even though I had little hair on my face, getting rid of the peach fuzz really helped my skin look fresher and brighter. I also am in an ongoing effort to get rid of dark spots that were caused by sun damage. I talk about my sun damage/dark spots in this post and which foundations work for me.

How should I prep my skin?

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This is important! Be sure to use a cleanser that gets rid of ALL of the oil from your skin. The dermaplane system will be next to useless if you don’t clean your skin first. Thankfully, the Sonic Smooth system comes with a cleanser.

How should I treat my skin after?

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The lovelies at Michael Todd Beauty are so genius, because they include an after-process gel that soothes the skin nicely. Don’t worry about seeing a little redness, that’s normal! I also really like this product that I use after getting my eyebrows waxed.

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Here is my fresh, clean skin after dermaplane. I am really liking the results so far, and I can’t wait to continue to get rid of my dark spots. YAY!

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I’m so thankful that Michael Todd Beauty was kind enough to send me the at-home sonic smooth system to try. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for reading & let me know if you have any questions. XO,

Rebekah

Happy Wednesday. Before I start, I wanted to say that my blog posts got put on hold after the horrible tragedy in Las Vegas. I could not bring myself to post for a couple of days, because I was just in shock. Join me in praying for the victims & their families. I just don’t understand what our world is coming to.

*This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.*

I’m totally on a Texas-sized travel hangover from my trip to Dallas this weekend. I can’t wait to tell you all about it for the next couple of weeks on “Travel Tuesday” here on the blog, so stay tuned! I found the BEST nail salon I’ve ever been to and picked up some goodies at Bendel’s so you’ll want to read along. BUT for today, I wanted to share my fall skin prep routine with Colleen Rothschild.

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colleen rothschild, skincare, skin, beauty

Colleen Rothschild was a new skincare brand to me, but let me tell you…I’m in love. I have promised only to share products that I use and believe in here on the blog, so this is one of those brands. I have been using these products for 2 weeks now, and I have gotten so many compliments on the brightness of my skin.

I think it’s important to remember that not everyone has the same skincare needs. Some of us are oily, some of us are dry, and some of us (me) are combination. My #1 skin concern is my dark spots. I have lots of freckles from when I was younger and didn’t always wear sunscreen. I am making a conscious effort to lighten these spots to create a blank canvas for makeup preparation. There are several color changing/balancing products out there, but I wanted to get to the root of the problem in diminishing the spots.Through a combination of dermaplane and my Colleen Rothschild skincare, I’m well on my way.

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With fall just around the corner, I wanted to share my skincare routine using Colleen Rothschild. I was ecstatic when the brand wanted to work with me, because I believe in the vision of this company. The product line is NOT overwhelming which is a plus. Here’s my fall routine:

{Step 1}: Radiant Cleansing Balm

LOVE LOVE this cleansing balm. I have sensitive skin, so I have to be sure not to exfoliate with harsh products. I use this product to help me get rid of makeup. It works extremely well at getting rid of the most stubborn eye makeup!

{Step 2}: Balancing Gel Cleanser

If I could describe this cleanser in one word, it would be heavenly! The feel of this cleanser is so soft! In my opinion, it’s hard to find a cleanser that cleans deep when it doesn’t contain exfoliating beads. However, I was pleasantly surprised how bright and fresh my skin felt after using this cleanser. I use this twice daily!

{Step 3}: Age Renewal Super Serum **FAVE**

If you only buy one Colleen Rothschild product, it should be THIS ONE! Hands down my favorite product from this line is this serum. It feels like butter and softens skin in just one use. I apply this serum before my moisturizer. My number one skin concern for fall/winter is hydration. This product will boost hydration, and I feel as if it helps the moisturizer work better. I like to think of it as a “moisturizer prep” product ;)

{Step 4}: Sheer Renewal Cream (morning)

I know it can be confusing how to choose a moisturizer in general. Then when you’re trying to decide what to use morning vs. night, it gets even more complicated. Colleen Rothschild has really simplified the process. The sheer renewal cream is my go-to for morning, because it’s not super thick. It gets the moisturizing job done and is sheer enough to wear under makeup.

 OR {Step 4}: Extreme Recovery Cream (night)

If you want to prevent dry skin before winter, grab this extreme recovery cream. It’s a thicker formula, so I apply this each night to a clean face. It’s pretty much like magic while I sleep. I wake up in the morning to fresh skin, but it’s not oily!

Other Masks/Lotions

If you saw my nightstand, you would know that I HAVE to have lotion. I put lotion on my feet and hands before bed every single night. I cannot stand dry feet touching my sheets. So I was excited to grab the nourishing body lotion. I’m somewhat of a lotion snob, because I’m very picky. I want lotion to coat my skin; however, I don’t want it to be greasy! I’m happy to report that this product does just that!

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You know I’m a huge football fan, so I thought I’d have a little fun with this clarifying detox mask. I apply it all over my face and let dry for 10 minutes. Trust me, I’ve never met a mask I didn’t like. The clarifying properties in this mask really dug deep into my pores and cleared my blackheads. Use this mask a couple of times per week!

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Once weekly, I’ve been using the dual enzyme polish. This gives more exfoliation to your skin to get rid of impurities that have built up during the week. My skin is stressed, so I know that this polish helps to relax and calm my skin. Leave on for 10 minutes then rub in circular motions to get the most out of this product. It’s safe for my sensitive skin which I love!

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So, where do I start?

I would recommend the Discovery Collection! This collection includes everything you need to dive into the brand and get started. This kit contains Radiant Cleansing Balm, Dual Enzyme Polish, Clarifying Detox Mask, Sheer Renewal Cream, Extreme Recovery Cream, Face Oil N°9, Muslin Cleansing Cloth, and an exclusive CR Travel Bag.

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I am so thankful to be able to work with a brand that I believe in. The skincare market can be daunting, but I really recommend you giving Colleen Rothschild a try. Please email me if you have any questions! I’m also here for product recommendations based on your skin type ;)

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Now for the best news of all! You can prep your skin for fall with a great deal from Colleen Rothschild. All of my readers will receive 20% off using code “CRSKin20” here! This code will be good through next week and is valid on all regular-priced products.

If you want to read more about these products, be sure to hear what my bloggy friends Lacey & Mireille have to say ;)

Thanks for reading! Have a great week.

XO,

Rebekah