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What’s In My Pink Skincare Fridge!

Ok ok I have a pink skincare fridge. Lets talk about it!

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So I am obviously a skincare junkie, right? RIGHT! So I needed to up my game and permanently store my skincare in a cute little fridge that sits on my desk. Of course I’ve known about the amazing benefits of chilled skincare for a while, but I never kept up because it’s so annoying to walk to the kitchen after a warm shower just to get my skincare on. Why not replace this unrealistic routine into a permanent one with your very own mini fridge (even works in the car). No brainer, right?!

But wait, what does chilled skincare even do for your skin?

Well, it…

  • Increases product shelf life
  • De-puffs
  • Can even kick up some of the ingredients in your skincare
  • Provides a cooling & calming effect

So what should you store in your fridge…just skincare?

  • Anti-acne or medicated skincare products because if stored in wrong temperature environments can make the product less effective!
  • Natural skincare or beauty products because these aren’t formulated with any preservatives to elongate their shelf life so keeping them in your mini fridge will keep them from spoiling and even decrease bacteria from spreading. I keep my LUSH Oatifix fresh mask in my mini fridge!
  • Anti-itch cream because itchy skin craves something cold and soothing!
  • Sunscreen because once opened a warmer environment will decrease the effectiveness of the SPF!
  • Nail polish because the sun and warmer temperatures can break down the ingredients and cause the formula to thicken and sometimes even alter the color!

Besides the added benefits, what can be cuter than a pink skincare fridge in your bathroom filled with all your favorite products?!

glow recipe watermelon mask, origins,

Now let’s talk about what I actually put in my fridge…

I love putting my Summer Friday’s JLM as a moisturizer because I love the cooling effect it has on my skin after a hot shower.

I also keep my Algenist Sleeping Collagen & Glow Recipe Watermelon Mask in there so I can get that calming and sometimes even tingling feeling as I mask in my sleep.

BUT, to be super transparent the best benefits of chilled skincare come from my eye products! I loveeee storing my ToGoSpa eye pads in there, my jade roller, and even my Origins eye cream. These really help with the illusion that I get 8-10 hours of sleep every night which is way better than my reality of like 5 hours cause I’m up working almost every single night!

It is my dream to have a huge pink skincare fridge (like this) in my beauty room when we buy a house. Hubby, if you’re reading this please make it happen. THNX. Love you!


Oh, and here are some fab mini fridges I found on Amazon:

XOXO,

Greta

My Entire 2018 List of Favorite Things

TWO days until New Years, where did the time go????? Tell me you don’t feel this way every time the new year rolls around?!

It’s crazy how fast life passes us by and how things evolve, like my taste in products or even my new sense of makeup style. With every passing year I reflect on life, my accomplishments, my career goals, my mom goals, literally everything! I even reflect on my favorite things, things I haven’t been able to stop using or raving about. I rounded them all up and listed them below. Be sure to comment some of your favorite 2018 items in the comments below…enjoy!

Oh, and don’t forget to use Ebates for cashback

+ ride or die cream bronzer

+ #1 everyday face tint

+ everyday nude lip– “Nude Beach”

+ most used lip gloss + topper

+ jade roller

+ full brow kit

+ most used palette

+ lightweight hair dryer that dries 50% faster

+ heat resistant styling gloves

+ favorite moisturizer of 2018

+ best new face mask (worth the hype!)

+ Too Faced ride or die primer

+ the mascara I’ve re-purchased 3 times this year

+ highlighter I’ve been using all year (no joke)

+ Elcie glow enhancer (mixes great with any foundation or cream product)

+ my everyday black jeans

+ winter jacket

+ cozy loungewear 

+ everyday slippers

+ fav sandal heels

+ my everyday purse 

+ fav t-shirt

+ best black blazer (everyone needs one)

+ comfy/stretchy white jeans 

+ cotton undies 

+ Sloan trousers for every body shape

+ black leggings (best ever!)

+ high rise sheer tights tummy control (life changing)

+ cat eye sunglasses (only $9)

+ Nespresso machine 

+ Alexa smart speaker

+ pink cast iron for slow cooking

+ best smelling diffuser

+ electronic wine opener (best thing ever!)

+ pink mini fridge

+ huge black frames 

+ Oxo containers + everyday necessities 

+ mini egg pan

+ pink latex gloves (for dishes)

+ clear jars for storing literally anything

+ marble slab 

+ plastic food covers

+ electric fly swatter (used this everyday in the summer)

+ XL aroma diffuser

+ the body wash I’ve been using since newborn age

+ best shampoo ever!

+ wearable blanket with sleeves & without 

+ flannel bed sheets

+ book shelf with a nook 

+ favorite book 

+ best bathtub + insert 

+ high chair

+ everyday dinnerware set

+ comfy cotton pjs

+ everyday learning kit 

+ music table

+ sleek diaper bag

+ chlorine & paragon free diapers 


Be sure to comment some of your 2018 favorites below and

Happy *almost* New Year!

XOXO,

Greta

All About Jade Rollers & Gua Sha

jade rollerOK it is no secret that I am a skincare junkie and the latest skincare craze on social media has been face rollers, all kinds too. I’ve seen people post about jade rollers, quartz rollers, ice rollers, ball rollers- you name it. Like most people, I wanted in on all the fun and the benefits too.

What’s the first thing you do when a blogger convinces you to buy something? You buy it, duh!

I went to my one-stop-shop- Amazon because let’s be real I wasn’t about to spend a bunch of money on a roller. I found an affordable one + it came with another interesting tool- gua sha.

Gua-who? I know I was confused too but I did some research and apparently these two tools are the closest thing you’ll get to giving yourself an at home lymphatic drainage massage. And the best part? You reap all the added benefits at the comfort of your home. Like, on your couch as you stuff your face with popcorn. Or, in the bathroom after a shower.

Here’s what I do:

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OR

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Benefits:

All of these rollers and cool facial tools have a few things in common…including jade rollers and gua sha. They:

  • Aid in Lymphatic Drainage – best when you’ve had too much to drink and you wake up with a puffy face.
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Increase circulation
  • Great for skin elasticity
  • Reduce fine lines & wrinkles
  • Perfect for an at-home facial massage
  • Oh, and they work even better COLD!

Face Guide:

Jade-Roller-Info

Here’s a face guide I found on the internet that perfectly demonstrates how you need to use both of these tools on your face. A lot of people have the misconception that you need to roll up from your neck but that is false. Rolling upwards doesn’t allow you to drain the lymph nodes in order to reduce inflammation, it’s actually the opposite!

So which product should I use?

That depends on how much time you have. If you need a quick fix then I would go with gua sha because it has immediate results since it is a bit harsher. However, I jade roll about twice a week (if not more) just to drain all that puffiness, smooth out my wrinkles, and give myself a nice massage.

What do you mean by “immediate results”?

Before & After – GUA SHA:

gua sha before and after

The difference between both sides is visibly different. I used my gua sha tool on the right side of my face only for this picture and you can see it smoothed out my laugh lines and gave me an immediate wrinkle-free face! Magic!

OK, OK where do I get these?

I’m going to be totally honest and tell you that you don’t need to spend more than $20 on both of these items. Anything else is a total rip off!

Here are some great affordable options:

Have fun facial rolling babes!

XOXO,

Greta