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Chatting Simple Skincare With The Glossaire’s Lara

Lara on Simple Skincare

I’m pretty darn enthusiastic about my partnership with Simple Skincare. Not only have the products transformed my sensitive skin over the past 10 months, but I get to work with some pretty amazing fellow Ambassadors. Long time friend and blogging buddy, Lara from The Glossarie, is sharing her thought on the Simple Skincare collection. Thought it would be fun to share some of her experiences and favorites. Read my interview with her below:

– What are your major skin concerns? How would you describe your skin type?

My skin is the worst! Breakouts are my major concern, followed by sensitivity and a tendency for my skin to react to everything. All of the aestheticians and dermatologists that I’ve seen have told me that my rigorous product testing regimen is wreaking havoc on my face and have advised me to stop immediately. Obviously that’s not happening!

– How has your skin changed since you started using Simple products?

It’s much more clear and even toned. Redness has been drastically reduced and it’s just overall much more comfortable and happy.

– What are your favorite products from the line? Which one surprised you the most?

The Foaming Cleanser is the hero of my nightly makeup removing ritual. It cleanses thoroughly without stripping my skin. It’s a relatively new discovery and I have been telling everyone how much I love it! The biggest surprise for me has been the Replenishing Rich Moisturizer. I have been using it day and night and it has brought serious balance to my skin. I find that my skin breaks out more when it’s dry, but thick moisturizers tend to clog my pores. This one moisturizes completely but has kept things totally clear. I’m kicking myself for not trying it sooner!

– Does your skincare routine change seasonally?

Oh yes! I just changed from using the Refreshing Facial Wash Gel and the Protecting Light Moisturizer to the Foaming Cleanser and the Replenishing Rich Moisturizer. I do use the two eye products year round: Soothing Eye Balm at Night and Revitalizing Eye Roll On in the mornings.

– Why do you love working with Simple?

I have been so happy to discover a line that not only works like a dream, but is affordable. To me, Simple epitomizes real girl beauty and I love that I get to partner with them on a formal level. The best part of working with Simple has been the emails and comments that I receive from my readers telling me how much they love the products and that they discovered them because of me!

This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Influencer in the Simple® Skincare Program.  Visit www.facebook.com/SimpleSkincare to share your story on sensitive skin.

Cocktail Party Makeup Tips From The Glossarie!

Cocktail Party Makeup Tips From The Glossarie! // Belle Belle Beauty

I have had parties on the brain! With travels and weddings this summer, cocktail makeup has been in high rotation. Nothing like having an expert on hand to tell us her favorites. I’d love to welcome Lara from theglossarie.com (one of my all time favorite beauty blogs) – she’s sharing her party makeup favorites today:

Oh summer, you are going way too fast! I’ve been taking it easy through June and July because my August is packed with events – and I absolutely love events. Blame my girlie nature, but something about getting a touch dressed up and giving my makeup that extra oomph is one of my very favorite things.

My daily go-to look is subtle; usually consisting of a cc cream, spot concealer, a wash of bronzer, and a swipe of mascara. If I’m lucky, I get some color on my lips but mostly I live in lip balm. I like to give my face that something extra when I’m getting all dolled up, and these six things are just the ticket.

Mark. Hook Ups, $6.50 each

This concept is a party girl’s dream. Mark.’s Hook Ups allow you to create a custom double-ended makeup magic wand, pairing lip gloss, mascara, eye liner and even brow gel. You can swap things out for endless combinations and keep your two favorites with you at all times. Perfect for tucking in your best clutch!

Stila Countless Color Pigments in Lyric, $22

These vibrant pigments are like little works of art. Technically intended to be worn as eye shadow, I have taken to wearing this light pink/peach/lavender pink option as my special occasion blush. The finish is a gorgeous and almost ethereal glowy hot pink. It never fails to make me feel festive!

Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots Nail Lacquer in Clearly Spotted, $2.99

How fun is this speckled polish from Maybelline? Clearly Spotted is pure black and white glitter in a smooth jelly base. It brings my nail game up a notch and easily goes with every dress in my closet. The texture means that I can apply it myself without needing a professional manicure – plus, any chips are well hidden.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in Pearly Light Lagoon Green, $23

These Aqua Creams from Make Up For Ever can be patted on to lids and blended with my finger so they’re very hard to screw up. They wear without creasing and smudging (even on a sweaty dance floor) and this mint green color has been my summer go-to because it’s subtle yet statement making.

Marni Eau de Parfum, $75

This fragrance from Marni is sexy sexy. Top notes combine elements of spice and woods, with a touch of rose for elegance. It’s classic, yet unlike anything that I have ever smelled before. It’s special and memorable, but perhaps best of all is that my husband cannot get enough.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $23

I love a lot of lash and this new mascara from Too Faced delivers long, doll-like lashes that do not quit. It’s intensely black and helps to hold beautiful curl, leaving lashes lush and defined. I especially like that I can skip eyeliner when I wear it because the finished effects are just that good.