I don’t write much about my outrage on IG (I do that sometimes on Twitter though, somehow putting it on IG felt strange, like I was cheapening my feelings?), but for years I have actively tried to be an ally and have worked to fight systemic racism. I know I still have a lot to learn, and I am here to listen. I will continue to speak up. #blackouttuesday
I got a big surprised yesterday. One of my colleagues at work texted, asking to come and drop off a little present. This is what she brought! It turns out that one of our graduating medical students is the cousin of Jackie Kim, one of the founders of @maeloveskincare and they had donated a lot of products to help first line providers feel special and pampered. For a smallish brand to do this, especially in times of such economic uncertainty, is huge! This made such an impact on me, thank you so much Maelove for thinking of us! If you haven’t heard of Maelove yet, get ready because they’re going to be huge. They make high quality, effective skincare products for much less than comparable brands (which are often available only in your dermatologist’s office). Oh, and I recently reviewed their entire line for my pregnancy safe criteria, that post is here: https://www.15minutebeauty.com/pregnancy-maelove.html #beauty #bblogger #frontline
#ad Today is the day! All tiers of Sephora's Beauty Insider Program have access to the @Sephora Spring Savings Event. (Note, if you don't already belong to the program, now is the time to join as you can receive up to 20% off every product, based on your Beauty Insider Tier!) I've already placed my order to stock up on my usual favorite products. This is also a great time to try out new items you've had your eye on! For me, one of my I must try this out products is this serum from Laneige. It promises to perfectly prep your skin for makeup, has a bit of shimmer for a subtle glow and it even helps keep your skin matte all day long! I would love to know what new products have found their way into your carts, please share! Follow me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app to get the product details for this look and others http://liketk.it/2N5WG #Sephora #ltkbeauty #bblogger #beauty #makeup #SephoraHaul #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKsalealert #LTKbeauty #LTKunder50
#ad Today on the blog I'm sharing what is in my cart for the @Sephora Spring Savings Event! This is my favorite perk for their Beauty Insider Program, where you can receive up to 20% off every product, based on your Beauty Insider Tier! Today Rouge members get access to the event. VIB members get access on 4/21 and all members have access on 4/23. I stock up big time with the Spring Saving Event. My go-to hair, makeup and skincare products are already in my cart. I'm also buying more of some of my most recent beauty finds, and trying out a few new products. I would love to know what you're buying today as well, please share your picks in the comments! Download the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app to shop this pic via screenshot http://liketk.it/2N5Vc #beauty #bblogger #ltkbeauty #SephoraHaul #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKbeauty #LTKsalealert #LTKunder50
#ad I know I can't be the only one that's swapping in a lot of masks and treatment products into my typical beauty routine. If I'm stuck at home, I want my beauty time to count extra. But I also don't want to spend all day using beauty products. These are the best 2-3 minute masks I've tried in a long time, and you can buy them both @Sephora. Youth to the People's Yerba Mate is a gentle exfoliating mask that doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. I love it either in the shower or as part of my nightly skincare routine. Just leave it one for 2 minutes and then scrub it off. Super easy! IGK's Offline is an easy swap out for my regular hair conditioner, and I'll be using this 1-2x per week for now on. My hair needs all the extra moisture it can get (I'm washing daily as part of my decontamination, home from the hospital routine), and my hair is much more manageable and requires less styling thanks to this hair mask. Download the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app to shop this pic via screenshot http://liketk.it/2MLtj #bblogger #beautyathome #sephora #liketkit @liketoknow.it #ltkbeauty #LTKunder50 #LTKstyletip
#ad I have to admit, I'm finding joy in the little things lately. Instead of concentrating on everything going on around me, I'm trying to enjoy time with my family, learning new things (anyone else baking bread?), and getting outside when I can. Even just my daily beauty routines make me happy, and I'm trying to spend a little more time pampering myself lately. I've been at work lately, and in a pandemic that means a lot of extra hand washing, hand sanitizer every 2 minutes and showering the moment I get home. My skin gets dry in the spring, and all of the washing is making everything worse. I've been breaking out my favorite super moisturizers for face and body, my skin feels sooooo much better as soon as I start to apply them! To counteract the super dryness of my skin, I've found that applying different types of moisturizers in layers is much more effective than just one product. I look for an oil, a cream, and a balm or stick. I apply to my face, and also take it down onto my neck and chest. My hands get the same attention, and if possible I'll reapply the layers to my hands a few times a day. I've linked a few of my favorites for this super hydrating treatment in @liketoknow.it , they're all from @sephora! I love collecting my points from the Beauty Insider Program, I save them up for free samples of new products to try out! They also have great exclusive discounts and early access to products. Shop your screenshot of this pic with the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app http://liketk.it/2Mp2y #bblogger #liketkit #skincare #ltkbeauty #ltkunder50 #sephora
Don’t forget to support small businesses in all of this mess. I wanted some yummy treats, so I ordered from Sweet Temptations in Grand Haven, Michigan. I worked there in high school (well, it was called Candyland back in the day) and this fudge, corn and the apples will taste soooo good!
#ad With all of the pregnancy safe products and recommendations on my site, I'm frequently asked for what products I used while pregnant, but that was about 5 years ago and those products are mostly reformulated or discontinued. So, I've created the routine I would pick for myself if I was pregnant today! It has my current favorite daily moisturizer from Kora Organics, a cleanser with an amazing smell and even a matte finish sunscreen. I have mild rosacea, so it was extra important that these products be gentle. They'll work for any skin type and they're all from @Sephora. Shop your screenshot of this pic with the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app http://liketk.it/2LIu9 #pregnancyskincare #beautyblogger #skincare #sephora #ltkunder50 #ltkbeauty #liketkit @liketoknow.it