Oct 30, 2018

A Skincare Update with Clarisonic

So it's been a minute...but hi guys! 

It's no secret that I have a little bit of a skincare obsession! I love everything about it...the routine is so comforting and the science behind it is SO interesting! Maybe it's a little bit ironic because I've struggled with my skin for a while now! The past few months have been a little bit frustrating...after a summer of good skin, I was surprised when I got back to school and it started to freak out! 

The first step in my skincare routine is always to CLEANSE! It's so important to start with a clean base, especially when you're applying makeup or skincare. Lately, my routine has included the combination of the Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser and the
Clarisonic Mia Prima.  I'm a little more aggressive in the evenings to make sure I get rid of all my makeup from the day so I'll start with a makeup wipe, follow up with a cleansing oil, and then finally use my Clarisonic to really get my skin clean!

My roommate and I both use the Kiehls cleanser - she has amazing skin and while mine is a little more stubborn and problematic, I've found that this doesn't dry my skin at all and actually helps to keep oils at a minim. For any skincare junkies out there (myself included...) the cleanser's main ingredients include Squalane, Apricot Kernel Oil, Vitamin E, and Avocado Oil - so you know its great for all skin types.

I love trying new skincare/makeup products but there is a certain level of uncertainty since my skin is acne-prone! While the  Clarisonic Mia doesn't fight acne itself, it helps to give the ultimate cleansing experience by removing the dirt, oil, and debris that might cause breakouts. A strong skincare routine, quality products, a healthy diet, and drinking tons of water are what I find to help my skin the most! My new Clarisonic Mia is the perfect addition to my skincare routine - it's so easy to easy, gentle on my skin, and gives me a super soft, clean feeling!

What does your skincare routine look like? Let me know - I'm so interested to hear about your favorite products!

I'm so happy that I've found a cleansing routine that works well with my skin so I thought I would share some of the other products that I've been loving as well. 

A313 - I bought this from an Into the Gloss recommendation and so far I've been loving it! It's a Vitamin A / Retinol that helps to create an even skin texture.

Leo Oil - I found this product through Instagram and I'm already on my second bottle. It's a combination of blue tansy, rosehip seed oil and meadowfoam seed oil. It moisturizes and treats irritated skin. Everything about the product is hand-made by an amazingly inspiring woman and the products has helped me calm down my skin's redness. 

Vitamin C - I picked up this Vitamin C at Whole Foods and use it in the morning before my moisturizer. I haven't been using it for too long but I've noticed it helping diminish my current acne scarring and prevent any more. 

Lippie Balm - Lip balms are my favorite things to try out and this one is a new favorite! The packaging is adorable, the product isn't sticky, it moisturizes so well, and you can even use it under eyes as a moisturizing treatment. 

This post is sponsored by Clarisonic, Kiehl’s, and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Belle Adore possible!

Aug 27, 2018

Back to School with Visionworks

After a crazy busy summer,  finishing my internship and presenting my final project, and a family trip to Iceland (more pictures to come!), I'm finally all moved in for my senior year at the University of Richmond! While I can already tell this is going to be one of the craziest semesters (ok who thought 5 classes, 2 jobs, and a blog was a good idea?), I could not be more excited for my last year here in Richmond and for my classes to start today!

I shared an Instagram post the other day about my favorite new frames from  Visionworks and I just had to share them in more detail on the blog! I never really used to wear my glasses out - but as I'm spending more and more time looking at a screen, I like to give my eyes a rest from contacts every few days! I got two different  styles and love how 'on brand' they both are for me but also how unique the two styles are! Both styles are parts of  Visionworks' exclusive new line  OTIS+GREY and the styles are made with millenial trends and concepts in mind! It was so hard narrowing down my favorites, I could see myself wearing almost all of them! So simple, elegant, modern, and trendy!

The first style I'm wearing is the style  OG 7000 and the second you see is  OG 7012! And best part? You choose colors and lens style that you like all at such an affordable price! Love the collection? Check out the rest of the OTIS+GREY line,  here!

Jun 25, 2018

Day Designer + GIVEAWAY!!

Hi everyone! 

Ok so picking a planner has always been a very time consuming process for me! I haven't switched to a digital planning system just yet because I love physically writing and checking things off my lists! I'm very picky with my  planners...the size, print, lines, room to write notes, etc. I end up spending way more time than I care to admit actually deciding which one to buy!

I've heard SO many good things about the  Day Designer over the past few years and I'm excited to be using the Academic Daily Planners this year! I love that the planner started in June, just in time for the first full month of my internship - so I didn't have to worry about switching my planners over or wasting any pages!

My  Day Designer has already become my favorites of all the planners I've tried! It's beautifully designed and makes organization and planning so easy and fun! I love the little motivational quotes that each page has!

My favorite part? The daily pages and hour by hour breakdown!! I finally have enough room to write everything down, including a schedule and a to-do list and even room for other random notes including top 3 priorities and little reminders! 

I want YOU guys to join in on the fun so I'm giving away THREE Day Designers to help you get organized in work, school, life, you name it! It's so easy to enter!

Head to  Instagram and make sure you're following me!

1. Follow @belleadore and @thedaydesigner
2. Like the picture - the most recent one on my feed!
3. Leave a comment with your favorite print that you would love to win!
4. Make sure to tag a friend and let them know about the giveaway!

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