glow girl glow

Wednesday, November 7

This will not be your typical "welcome to November" post. Not JUST because I'm here being very warm and cozy on a South Carolina beach right now. But because the intention of my morning beauty routine remains unchanged whether it's spring, summer, fall, or the dead of Christmas. I believe in glow. I need my skin to be dewy. I need to reflect the sun off my face and optimally shine the light of it to the world. I feel like I've finally settled into my ideal glow routine, thanks to tips I've picked up from the three beauty guru's that I stalk on instagram. And it's really simple, and easy, and friendly for those "I have 10 minutes to get it together before getting the kids out the door" moments.

FUN FACT: I don't follow a lot of beauty people, but the three I do follow on instagram are ALL named Katie. (Well ... Katie, Kayti and Katey). And when the Katie's tell me to jump, I ask how high. Because they KNOW GLOW.

Step one: This facial in a jar. 

Not kidding, this is a one stop shop for every skin type: it renews like a peel, smoothes like an exfoliator, and hydrates like a mask. This has been my favorite thing since Biossance recently released it. (Those women over there know what they're DOING). It polishes, it plumps, and it makes any other products you put on your face actually sink in and look like skin, rather that just products sitting on TOP of your skin ... if that makes sense. Game changer.

 This is my whole glow MVP line up. Skin-care first, make-up second, always.

Step two: this crazy lightweight, hyper-hydrating gel moisturizer
Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer

Ever since Biossance came out with the 10 ml version, this guy comes with me every.where. I could be completely makeup-less and as soon as I put it on I swear I feel like a new person. I don't typically use the word supple, but it's probably the most appropriate word to describe what it does to your skin. Reduces redness, makes your skin brighter, and ... keyword: glowy.

Step three: practically a miracle in a bottle

Out of all the products I've heard you guys rave about, this is the number one. This oil changes people's game. It evens your skin tone and texture, mega moisturizes, brightens, and I've had people tell me it's even helped CLEAR their skin. I always put this layered on top of my other gels and serums. I learned from the beauty gurus that you always want to layer your skin care from the highest water content to the lowest water content. So the oil always goes on last. It's the cherry on top if you will. 

Step four: Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops - in sunlight

I discovered this product through Kayti Oldham, queen of most of my favorite beauty discoveries, and it is no. joke. I use the tiniest drop known to man, and suddenly my whole face is lit up like a diamond. It is my favorite make-up discovery to date. Youtube it, and prepare yourself for love. 

Step five: Glossier Haloscope Highlighter in Moonstone

Yes I like to have one more highlighter in my arsenal. I like to use this one on just my cheeks and the tip of my nose. Or on the zero make-up days, I layer this right over the top of Biossance's Rose Oil, and head out. The tube has a core made up of vitamin-rich moisturizers, so the blend-ability is bananas.

Happy, Glow-y, November to you! Let me know if you've tried and love any of these! Or if you have any must-have game-changers for glow. I will be there with my wallet.


Zoƫ said...

wHO makes your tank?? I love the double layer thing it's got going on!

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