Friday, January 3, 2014

Frosty Friday

New Skin Care Routine
Lately I've been doing a new skin care routine that has been working great.  I really recommend trying it.  The routine is a little unorthodox, but it has taken my dry & [semi] broken out face & made it moisturized & blemish free.

Skin Care

I massage coconut oil onto my dry face; I massage it in a slow circular motion for about a minute.  I then take a wash cloth & run it under very warm water (not too hot!), I tip my head back & place the wash cloth on my face for 30 seconds allowing the steam to open my pores.  After the steaming I take the wash cloth & wipe off the coconut oil, I do this by wiping very gently in a circular motion; to finish I splash my face with water & pat dry.  I then put witch hazel on a cotton ball & wipe my face with it.  I finish with an Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer.

I first remove all of my makeup with a makeup removing wipe.  I then wet my face & apply the Proactiv Renewing Cleanser & use my new Olay ProX Facial Cleansing Brush.  After I rinse & dry my face, I use the Revitalizing Toner.  When the toner dries I apply a generous amount of CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion or if my skin is feeling a little dry I will apply coconut oil instead of lotion.

Pinterest Obsession
Lately I have been obsessed with pinning to my 'Stylish' board on Pinterest.  There just so many amazing looks, & it's such a great place to get outfit inspiration.  These are some of my recent pins.
Old Pictures
So I turn 22 in less then three weeks, which is just crazy!  I'm working on something for a birthday post & figured I'd give a little teaser with some old pictures of me.
-Top left I the giant baby am pictured with family friends (remember them from here?).  

-Top right I'm with two friends in a park near my house, one is my best friend who I've posted about before

-Bottom right I'm about 3 or 4, playing with my toys. 

-Bottom left I'm pictured with my baby cousin when I was in middle school. 

It is always fun to go through old pictures!  I love having all the documentation of what I've done in life, & some of them are just so funny.  I can't wait to share my birthday post with all of you!

Favorite Posts About 2014
Right now there are so many posts going around New Year Resolutions & future goals.  I've read quite a few of them myself & these are my 3 absolute favorite.  I really love each of their unique goals & thoughts on the New Year.

Also make sure to check out my resolution post: Looking Ahead

There is a reason we're calling today 'Frosty Friday,' the snow is crazy where I live!  We've definitely had a blizzard.  I love the snow, & I have full intentions of enjoying my snow day (even though I'm on break so it's not really a snow day for me)!  There is some baking & movies in my near future.

As of last night this was what was reporting for our weather:

How's the weather where you live?  Do you get a snow day today too?  

Have a great weekend!
post signature
Learn more about me here!


  1. Your skin care routine is great! I use coconut oil too, I typically use it before bed and leave it on over night but I have super dry skin.


  2. Stumbled across your blog from 5 on Friday! I loved your post about your skincare routine, I've heard wonderful things about coconut oil, but I've always been so intimidated to try it! Also, I swear by Aveeno moisturizer! It is a miracle worker and the only thing that hasn't made my skin break out like a pre-teen!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. I love coconut oil! I also use it in my hair and it makes it super shiny!

    Ashley | History in High Heels

  4. love those looks


  5. i love coconut oil as a face's perfect for all seasons, too! it's so cold in minnesota that they have already closed the schools on monday!!

  6. I just made it out of NYC, yesterday. I thought our flight was going to be cancelled. Thank God I made it home. Stay safe and warm..... Brrrrr. Love the picks you posted today.


  7. Your morning routine looks great! And the first outfit on your pinterest board is so cute!

  8. ugh, snow. I'm over it haha. Especially when I saw it was -9 this morning. Love all the pinterest pictures, so pretty.

  9. I loved your beauty routine, thanks for sharing!
    Great blog, I'm following by GFC :)

    The Vanadiere!
    DRESSALE GIVEAWAY @The Vanadiere!

  10. I love the pinterest pics.

  11. Really coconut oil, I've heard that it does wonders but I'm afraid of trying it on my skin I'm afraid I'll have a bad reaction or something.


  12. Love Pintrest too

  13. Holy Moly, just stumbled upon your blog, and I want to let you know that I think that it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! (especially the illustrated icon of you).

    Love this post, I"ll be sure to check back again.
    xox Ingrid from Style Prosciutto

  14. That is a nice interest board. Have you ever been able to duplicate the looks? I feel like I need to start trying out all of my interest obsessions myself. Nice blog :)

  15. I experienced Hercules too! It was so cold yesterday!

    Also, I nominated you for the liebster award! Check out my blog for all the details! :)

  16. Thank you for your sweet comment! just gave ya a follow!


  17. amazing post!! love the old pics :)

  18. Thanks for sharing. Lovely photos and I just might try my own skin care routine.


  19. Great post! I can get sucked into Pinterest for hours.

    The Bittersweet Diaries

  20. I am obsessed with Pinterest, I could spend all day on there!

    Sparkles and Shoes


Thank you for taking the time to stop by The Blush Blonde! I love all of your comments and make sure to read each one! xoxo