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I took the SK-II #OneBottleAwayfrom Challenge

As summer approaches, I’m prepping my skin for warmer temperatures, less makeup and more SPF.  With these changes, I didn’t want to add more and more products to my regimen, instead I wanted to simplify.  Enter: SK-II Facial Treatment Essence.

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SK-II #OneBottleAwayfrom Challenge angela lanter hello gorgeous

SK-II #OneBottleAwayfrom Challenge angela lanter hello gorgeous

SK-II Facial Essence provides: texture refinement, firmness power, wrinkle resistance, evens skin tones and enhances radiance.  After reading these benefits, I decided to jump in and take the #OneBottleAwayFrom Challenge.  This challenge consists of using one bottle of SK-II Facial Essence twice daily, morning and evening, to change your skin’s destiny with just one bottle.  This Facial Essence contains Pitera™ which is an ingredient that is derived from a unique yeast strain from a natural sake fermentation process.  Pitera promotes the skin’s natural surface rejuvenation process and balances the moisture barrier to help overall hydration.

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SK-II #OneBottleAwayfrom Challenge angela lanter hello gorgeous

After 30 days of the #OneBottleAwayFrom Challenge, here are my own personal results/findings:

  • I used the Facial Essence morning and night after cleansing every day.
  • Almost immediately I noticed a natural glow to my skin as well as more hydration.
  • Over several uses, I began to notice a smoother texture and less blemishes.
  • After 30 days, I  find that my pores are less visible and my skin tone is 100% more even.

Now that I’ve incorporated this miracle water into my routine, my skin prep time has been dramatically reduced.  I personally use the Facial Essence after cleansing and patting my skin dry.  I pack less products when traveling because I use less products, which is a major bonus.  Overall, my skin is now summer ready and I’m confident enough for makeup-free days.

Let me know in the comments below if you’re going to also take the #OneBottleAwayFrom Challenge with SK-II!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SK-II. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Amazon Prime Day Deals are Here!

It’s Matt’s favortie sale day of he year…  It’s Amazon Prime Day!  If you caught yesterday’s post, then you know how much the Lanter house uses Amazon Prime and you know what our favorite products to shop for are.  Today some of our favorite past Amazon purchases, and some we plan to purchase today, are available for great prices!

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iRobot Roomba Vacuum:  I first learned about these magic little robotic housekeepers when my Mawmaw got one years ago.  We now own two of them and I’m obsessed.  The one word of warning, if you have white walls or white trim, the robot will hit them and leave behind marks.  Matt remedied that by adding some foam on the outside of the robot so when it hits the walls there’s no evidence left.  You’ll save $125 today!

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker:  We purchased this speaker two summers ago in Alabama and we still use it on basically an every day basis.  The sound output is incredible and the bass is deep.  We use it around the pool or I carry it around the house while I’m doing work, listening to music or podcasts.  You’ll save $70 today!

Clarisonic Mia 2 Facial Cleansing Brush:  I’ve been a Clarisonic user for years.  In fact, I purchased my Mia 2 while we were living in New Orleans 4 years ago…  And that baby is still going strong!  If you want to see how I use my brush in my everyday skincare routine, check out my Get Unready With Me video.  Today you’ll save $59!

Makeup Eraser:  Another product I use on the regular and I talked about in my Unready with Me video is my Makeup Eraser.  I love it so much that I bought one for both my mom and my mother-in-law!

Calvin Klein Undies:  My favorite underwear hands-down are my CKs.  I’ve become so spoiled by them that it’s one of the only brands of undies I’ll now buy.  I talked all about them in my underwear blog post.  The problem is…  They’re not cheap.  Today these undies are 30% off at checkout!


Shop These Amazon Prime Day Deals:

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Our Favorite Things to Buy from Amazon

Matt and I have been members of Amazon Prime for years now.  I’ve become totally dependent on my membership and use it for multiple things around my house and in my life on the regular.  In honor of Amazon Prime Day tomorrow, I thought I’d create a really fun post about the things we Lanters regularly depend on Amazon for.

First up, beauty.  As you all know (maybe all too well) I’m a huge fan of Korean skincare.  Unfortunately, Korean skincare products aren’t readily available at your local drugstore here in LA.  When I take my annual trek to Koreatown for a beauty raid, I stand in the aisles for what seems like hours trying to decipher what each product is and what it does.  Shopping these products online may not be as fun (hello, you can smell or test them!) but there are reviews for most products in English.  That’s actually how I first discovered and tried Laneige, and y’all know what a fan of that brand I am!

Amazon Beauty Faves:

Matt uses Amazon to purchase mostly electronics and camera gear for our home and business.  His big purchases, such as lenses, typically come from B&H Photo.  Day-to-day type product, such as clips, paper backgrounds, memory cards and various other accessories all typically come from Prime.  Electronics are to Matt what makeup is to me.  Needless to say, we have a lot of electronics and accessories in our house.

Another normal purchase for us is our coffee.  We both prefer low acid coffee due to heartburn, so lately we have been using Tieman’s Fusion Coffee.  We both are happy to report no heartburn since we’ve been drinking this coffee!

When I have a particular fashion piece I’m looking for, I find that I often have good luck shopping on Amazon.  I’ve been in the market for a pair of pink Nikes and found this awesome pair recently.

I buy most of our vitamins also from Prime.  I hate standing in the vitamin aisle at Whole Foods staring blankly at hundreds of bottles not knowing which one to pick.  Again, I prefer shopping online for supplements because I can read reviews before pulling the trigger.

Travel products are another must buy on Prime for me.  I recently purchased a few travel organizer products to help me travel more efficiently.  I ordered this compression system to help to keep my clothes wrinkle free while maximizing my suitcase space.  I also ordered an undergarments bag, pill travel case and a dirty laundry bag.  I hate traveling home and mixing our dirty clothes with our clean clothes, so I’m hoping our next trip to the beach will be much more organized.

Travel Faves:

What are your favorite products to buy on Amazon?  Leave a comment below and let me know what I’m missing out on!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for my picks from Prime Day!

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