My mom has taught me many things: how to speak my mind with with grace, how to find a bargain, and how to take care of my skin.
Skin care is another habit that I'm working on this year. I bought better facial lotion with stronger SPF. I force myself to wash my face, no matter how tired I am. The whole moisturize at night thing has not caught on quite yet.
That's why I was eager to test out the Ultra Age-Repairing Cream from SOBO Skincare. My skin was at a low-point between the changing of seasons and a cold. My skin felt thirsty for something natural. SOBO fit the bill.
They're an indie skin care company that creates products that are natural, wholesome, honest, and effective. They stay away from sulfates, dyes, and fragrances. Instead, they fill their products with natural ingredients--think jojoba oil and apricot kernel oil. SOBO even avoids excess packaging that creates unnecessary waste. They're my kind of brand
I tested the Ultra Age-Repairing Cream and found it to be truly moisturizing. The cream is thick. It doesn't take very much to cover your face and neck. When first applied, it appeared a tad oily. However, the moisturizer was quickly absorbed. My skin feels hydrated and soft.
I'm really with SOBO's products, which is great because I love their brand philosophy. At $64, the cream is a bit pricey for my current season of life. I think I'd stick with my normal moisturizer with SPF for the daytime and use SOBO's cream for nights and dryer seasons.
They've got a natural face wash that is next on my list to try. If you've tried any SOBO products-- like their youth serum, their eye serum, or their moisturizer-- I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Y'all can enjoy 25% off of your purchase with SOBO as readers of my blog. Just use the code TRYSOBO .
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This year is the last year before the "rest of my life." Besides doing the normal senior things--checking things of my bucket list, savoring moments with friends, and enjoy the lack of real responsibility-- I'm also trying to create habits that I can use in the next season of life.
1. Be less technology dependent
I read the the distraction-free iPhone last week. It was the push I needed to heed the Holy Spirit's calling to craft a life I loved instead of crafting a documented life.
2. Exercise regularly
My exercise regimen started with a failed attempt to run a 10k while abroad in Madrid. Now, I work out every day, alternating between Pilates and HIIT workouts. Exercise gives me a strength and confidence that I honestly have not previously felt. It's quickly becoming a passion of mine. I hope to share some of my favorite workouts in the coming weeks.
3. Eat healthily
This habit has been by far the hardest to accomplish. I truly love the taste of fruits and veggies. However, I've trained my mind to think that these things cannot bring me the same fullness and pleasure that a piece of cake can. Right now, I'm exploring healthy recipes and learning moderation.
4. Love truly
If love is a verb, I've been living in the passive voice. Love is hard. It means biting my tongue and swallowing my pride. But let me tell you, it's so satisfying to see its manifestations in my life. Each sacrifice makes me want to give still more for the ones and the One that I love.
5. Worry less
There is so much that I could say about this. I'm not sure that it's quite ready to see the light of the Internet. Suffice it to say, I'm finally dealing with my anxiety. It is such a freeing thing.
6. Keep dabbling
I've said it before and I've said it again: I'm a dabbler. My latest effort is fashion styling with Keaton Row. It's completely free for all of my clients (plus you get free shipping!) They've got brands like ASOS and Nordstrom. Anyways, I'd love for you to sign up and to request a free lookbook. You aren't obligated to buy a thing!
Habits are tricky things. But I love a challenge.
What habits are you forming or breaking in your life?
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A couple of weeks ago, I accepted a full-time job for after college. I'm excited to know what I'm doing after college, although the reality of being a real adult hasn't quite hit yet.
I'm a dabbler by nature, so I'm always looking to try something new. My latest adventure? Personal styling!
Through Keaton Row , I'm able to help clients find their personal style--at no cost to them. It's as easy as visiting my personal page , telling me what you're looking for, and letting me create a personal lookbook with my suggestions for you. You aren't obligated to buy anything.
The whole thing is free for you and fun for me. It's a win-win!
As a side note, I'm going to try to post more consistently. I've got tons of ideas, but I've been lacking in focus.
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