Happy Monday, Babes!
I hope your week is off to a killer start.
As we begin a new week, I just wanted to pop-in and give you an inside look into how I give myself enough #SelfCare to make it through the week as cool, calm and collected as possible.
My first bit of advice? Never be afraid to treat yo 'self! From buying yourself flowers at the local market, to lighting a candle and unwinding with a nightly skincare routine, there are many ways to treat yourself -- and it doesn't have to break the bank. Personally, I love putting on a good face mask and letting my mind wander while I sit at my window (or on my fire escape when it's nice out... cliché New Yorker over here).
This week, I'm partnering with Bioré to keep the self-care love going all week long.
I've loved Bioré's nose pore strips for longer than I can remember (am I the only one who thinks it's cool/fun to see all of the gunk they pull out of your nose?!), so I was SUPER excited when I was asked to try out their new Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips. These innovative nose pore strips work like a grime magnet, lifting out deep-down oil and removing blackheads from even your most clogged pores.
And the best part? The black charcoal strips allow you to easily see all of the gross things that are no longer on your face -- what more could you ask for?! If diminishing your pores and removing grime is on the top of your skincare priority list, I recommend using these once a week for maximum stripping action.
While pore strips are great, my absolute f a v o r i t e way to de-stress and give myself some love is by putting on a face mask, turning on some music I love, lighting a nice candle, and just letting my mind run free. However, with this special Charcoal Self-Heating One-Minute Mask, no distractors are needed!
This mask is SO cool because it literally heats itself right on your face, delivering a spa-like treatment to your face, in your own home, in under one minute. And when I saw spa-like, YOU GUYS, I mean it -- this felt so good on my skin that I couldn't believe it came in a small little packet, and it only took 1 minute to complete. Plus, it's infused with natural charcoal, so you know it's going to be good for you.
As Winter ends and Spring (finally) gets closer and closer, I'm excited to use both of these amazing products to get my skin ready for warmer weather.
What are some of your favorite ways to take care of yourself? Let me know in the comments below, and get shopping for these babies on Amazon or your local drugstore!
Happy March, loves!
I hope your month is off to a great start! Is anyone else confused as to how we're already closing in on being a quarter of the way through the year?!
As you may have seen me mention on my Instagram, I'm a big believer that confidence starts from underneath -- both physically and mentally. That's why I'm stepping a bit outside of my comfort zone this week and partnering with BootayBag, the super cute underthings subscription service I'm sure you've seen all over IG.
At first, I was hesitant about taking this one on (what will my Mom/boss/etc. think?!), but then I remembered that if I were modeling a bikini, nobody would think twice, so I thought, "why the hell not?!". I'm all about encouraging others to feel comfortable in their own skin without the fear of what others may think, as it's a constant struggle I'm going through myself.
My favorite thing about BootayBag, aside from the general positivity the brand spreads, is that it helps you keep your undie game strong, so that you always feel ready for anything. They send you two cute pairs a month (you can choose always thong, never thong or a mix), for just $12/month. They are always switching things up with new colors and patterns, so check out their Instagram for a sample of past pairs!
So, what are you waiting for?! Sign up now and you'll have an adorable present to you, from you to look forward to every month!
This post is sponsored by BootayBag, but all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make laravlw.com possible!