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7 Ways to Pamper your Skin

I often say that you only have one chance to take care of your skin.  Too many of us wait until we see signs of aging before we actually do something about it.  Can you imagine how beautiful our skin would be if we invested into it before we saw tell-tale signs of damage?

My mom and Mawmaw preached skincare to me my whole life.  Mawmaw stayed on me about keeping my face covered when I’m in the sun.  Man, I wish I’d listened to her!  Instead, I cooked myself in tanning beds and laid in the sun every single chance I got.  I’m not sure why being tan was so important to me, but I’d give anything to hop in a time machine and undo all that sun damage.

Now that the sun damage is there, I’m constantly researching and finding ways to prevent further damage and keep my skin looking fresh.  Let’s talk about some ways that any woman can begin investing into her skin.

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REN Skincare Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

REN Skincare Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

REN Skincare Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

7 Ways to Pamper Your Skin:

  1. Drink water.  Are you drinking half your body weight in ounces of water daily?  Water consumption helps to rid the body and skin of toxins.  I personally find that my skin is clearer, brighter and better hydrated when I’m drinking enough water throughout the day.
  2. Get adequate rest.  When I’m tired, my skin is usually the first thing to betray me.  After a good night’s sleep, my skin looks brighter, fuller and my dark circles are less obvious.  Beauty sleep is a real thing!
  3. Visit the dermatologist.  Stay on top of your skin medically.  I go to the dermatologist at least once a year to do mole checks and ensure that all of my skin concerns are being addressed.
  4. Always remove your makeup.  Repeat after me…  I will not go to bed with my makeup on no matter how tired I am.  This is the #1 beautiful skin rule!
  5. Watch what you put into your body.  I’m a big believer that what you put into your body shows in your skin.  Consider adding supplements to your regimen that will benefit your skin.
  6. Exfoliate.  This is one of my biggest tips.  So many women forget to add exfoliation to their skincare regimen.  You need to regularly remove your dead skin.  I love using REN Skincare’s Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask which contains Mexican Papaya that helps to exfoliate my skin.  This 10-minute mask brightens and smooths my skin, while removing dead skin cells.  It helps to diminish dark spots and acne scars while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  After use, I noticed my skin was softer to the touch while looking brighter and healthier.
  7. Keep your skin moisturized.  Dry skin not only appears dull, but also appears older in my opinion.  Using the proper products to keep your skin moisturized helps to create the appearance of more youthful skin.  REN Skincare’s Radiance Perfection Serum is a great addition to your skincare regimen before you apply moisturizer.  This radiance serum will help to look more energized, radiant and healthy.  It also helps to even out your skin tone.

REN Skincare Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

REN Skincare Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

REN Skincare Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

What are your tips for pampering your skin?  Leave a comment below and let me know!  I love hearing your tips and tricks.

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Tutorial: Natural Everyday Makeup Look

I’ve been playing in makeup since I was four years old.  With all of the makeup in my collection, you would think that I have a different makeup look for every day of the week, and I probably do.  Here’s the thing: when you get comfortable with a certain look or product, you tend to stick to it…  Even when you have a ton of makeup like I do, lol.  Every woman I know has their go-to everyday makeup look.  Some want to look more glam and others want to look more natural.

When I think of everyday makeup, I think of looking like a better version of yourself.  Fresh, clear skin with soft, rosy cheeks.  My focus is on my lashes and lips.  Today’s video is about my everyday natural makeup look.  Essentially, it’s my “No makeup, makeup look.”  I’m taking you step by step through this routine and showing you each product I use on an everyday basis.

Just a head’s up…  Multiple products that I use in this video are ON SALE!  Check out the makeup list below to see which items you should snag for a weekend deal!

Everyday Makeup Used:

Urban Decay | Naked Skin  (ON SALE!)
bareMinerals | Bare Skin  (ON SALE!)
beautyblender  (ON SALE!)
Jouer | Moisturizing Tint
Kat Von D | Lock-It Concealer
Kat Von D | Powder
Ben Nye | Banana Powder
Benefit | Hoola Bronzer
tarte | Contour Palette
MAC | Paint Pot  (ON SALE!)
Makeup Geek | Peach Smoothie
Trim | Eyelash Curlers
tarte | Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
Revlon | Ultimate All-in-One Mascara
Anastasia Beverly Hills | Dipbrow  (ON SALE!)
Becca Cosmetics | Champagne Pop
ABH | “Dainty” Lipgloss


Feel the Piece | Linzee Top

I want to hear from you!  Please comment below with your go-to everyday makeup product(s) you can’t leave home without applying!  PLEASE don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel!

PS- If you want to see a tutorial for this super cute and easy half-up top knot hairstyle, click here to watch!

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Two BIG Spring Sales this Weekend!

Another weekend, another sale.  Hey, I’m not mad at it!  Two of my favorite stores/brands are currently having awesome sales, so of course I had to share.  First up, we have the Tory Burch Spring Event.  This sale will save you up to 30% OFF your purchase until Monday (4/24) night with promo code: SPRINGEVENT.

Tory Burch is one of my favorite places to buy handbags (midrange price point) and shoes.  Her Miller sandals are literally the only pair of shoes I wore all week last week on vacation.

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Tory Burch Sale Picks

1. Striped Miller Sandals (ordered these last week!)  //  2. Taylor Camera Bag  //  3. Serif Clutch  //  4. Espadrilles  //  5. Taylor Tote  //  6. Miller Wedges  //  7. Miller Blue Sandals  //  8. Kira Crossbody  //  9. Taylor Convertible Fold-Over Crossbody

Next up, we have the Sephora Insider Shopping Event.  This sales event offers up to 15% off site-wide depending whether you are a Beauty Insider or you are VIB/VIB Rouge Member.  For this sale, I’m rounding up my ride or die products.  Most of these picks you’ve heard me praise about a million times.  Now that they’re on sale, it’s the perfect time for you to check out a product (or few) for yourself!

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Sephora Insider Sales Event:

  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow:  My go-to for brows.  I love the texture and ease of application (with the right brush).  Watch my full brow tutorial here.
  2. tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara:  My holy grail mascara.  I’ve been using it for awhile now and love to combine it with Revlon or L’Oreal mascara for the perfect fringe.
  3. Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder:  Perfect for waking and brightening up tired eyes.  I use this powder in basically every makeup tutorial I film.
  4. Becca Highlighter:  If you want the ultimate highlight that can legit be seen from outer space, then pick this up in “Champagne Pop.”  This highlighter layers beautifully.
  5. NARS Lipgloss:  I haven’t talked about this gloss in a while, but I always have a tube in my collection.  My favorite shade hands-down is “Turkish Delight.”
  6. Benefit Hoola Bronzer:  Another heavy hitter on my YouTube Channel is Hoola Bronzer.  It’s the perfect matte bronzer for contouring.
  7. beautyblender:  Because it’s essential.  Nothing gives a more flawless finish to your face than this magical little sponge.  Care for it properly and it will last you several months.  See my full video on how to use it here.
  8. Iluminage Sleep Mask:  I’ve become so spoiled by this mask because it truly keeps every bit of light out.  It’s essential for every night use, but my sleep life would crumble if I traveled without it!
  9. Clarisonic Mia 2:  I’ve sung the praises of this handy dandy facial brush too many times to count.  My skin depends on the deep clean it provides on my makeup days.
  10. Slip Silk Pillowcase:  This pillowcase is so lush, I bought two.  I swear that I wake up with much better hair because of this case!
  11. Makeup Eraser:  So amazing that I bought several and gave them as gifts.  It truly removes every trace of makeup without pulling or rubbing your skin.
  12. Kat Von D Concealer:  This full coverage concealer is incredible for covering up the darkest of undereye circles.

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