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Holiday Gift Idea - Amope® Pedi Perfect

Ciera Dastrup

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Amopé . The opinions and text are all mine. I truly believe in every product/company I feature, and appreciate your support*

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I love mixing fun Christmas gifts, with practical ones for those on my list! Every year I gift my mom a pair of heels or boots for Christmas, since she is a major shoe lover. I love surprising her with new stylish shoes, and she loves adding them to her ever growing collection. A few years back I started adding fun socks, foot lotions, and pedicure products to go along with the shoes. She LOVED that, and now I love finding new ways to surprise her with awesome practical gifts!

A few years ago I bought myself an Amopé  Pedi Perfect Extra Coarse Electronic Foot File from Target. I danced growing up, and my feet were constantly dry, coarse, and hideous so  I was always embarrassed by them. I had heard awesome things about the Amopé  Pedi Perfect, and decided to try it out for myself. After the first use, I saw and felt a major difference in the softness of my heels! I was super excited about the results, and raved about it to my other dance friends who had similar issues. I get pedicures every 2-3 weeks, but that wasn't enough to keep my heels soft & crack free. Using the Amopé  Pedi Perfect kept my feet touchably soft between pedicure appointments!

I thought adding the Amopé  Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File to my mom's Christmas gift, would be the perfect thing for a shoe lover like her! She loves wearing tall pumps, and now her feet will look soft and smooth while she rocks those heels. 

Not only is it perfect for a shoe lover like my mom, but also JUST ABOUT ANYONE. My husband is on his feet all day at work, and comes home complaining about how much they ache. He loves when I massage his feet and use the Amopé  Pedi Perfect on him. It leaves his feet feeling soft, and smooth, and he would probably hate to admit it, but he loves the Pedi Perfect as much as I do!

The winter months can be so dry, and leave your skin cracked & rough. The Amopé  Pedi Perfect would be the perfect stocking stuffer or Christmas gift for a friend or loved one. Its roller head is designed with long lasting micro-abrasive particles & now comes with finely ground diamond crystals. It buffs away hard skin leaving you with visibly and touchably smooth feet. I'm sure anyone on your list would be thrilled to get one, and it would quickly become a must have product for them! You can save $10 on the Amopé Pedi Perfect Extra Coarse Electronic Foot File or $15 on the Amopé Pedi Perfect Wet + Dry Rechargeable Foot File by visiting this link! You can find it on the foot care aisle at Target.

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

The Amopé  Extra Coarse Electronic Foot File gently & effectively buffs away your thick hard skin to reveal super smooth feet

Refillable Extra Coarse roller head with diamond crystals that spins 360 degrees for quick results on thick, calloused skin

Effective to remove dead skin from feet for the perfect pedicure at home

Battery operated electric foot file with four AA batteries (included)

Ergonomically shaped soft touch handle for an effortless, perfect pedi

I put together a fun gift idea below featuring the Amopé  Pedi Perfect Extra Coarse Electronic Foot File from Target!!! Here are some perfect gift ideas that include the Amopé  Pedi Perfect!

GIFT FOR A SHOE LOVER:

-A new pair of shoes, boots, or heels! 

-Cute socks or tights!

- Amopé Pedi Perfect

GIFT FOR A SPA LOVER:

- Amopé  Pedi Perfect

-Bath bombs!

-Candle!

-Bubble bath or Soap!

GIFT FOR A NAILS LOVER:

-Nail polish!

-Nail file & cuticle softener!

-Foot lotion!

- Amopé  Pedi Perfect

 

I love mixing fun Christmas gifts, with practical ones for those on my list! Every year I gift my mom a pair of heels or boots for Christmas, since she is a major shoe lover. I love surprising her with new stylish shoes, and she loves adding them to her ever growing collection. A few years back I started adding fun socks, foot lotions, and pedicure products to go along with the shoes. She LOVED that, and now I love finding new ways to surprise her with awesome practical gifts!

A few years ago I bought myself an Amope™ Pedi Perfect™ Extra Coarse Pedicure Electronic Foot File from Target. I danced all growing up, and my feet were constantly dry, coarse, and hideous that I was always embarrassed by them. I had heard awesome things about the Amope Pedi Perfect, and decided to try it out for myself. After the first use, I saw and felt a major difference in the softness of my heels! I was super excited about the results, and raved about it to my other dance friends who had similar issues. I get pedicures every 2-3 weeks, but that wasn't enough to keep my heels soft & crack free. Using the Amope Pedi Perfect kept my feet touchably soft between pedicure appointments!

I thought adding the Amope Pedi Perfect electronic foot file to my mom's Christmas gift, would be the perfect thing for a shoe lover like her! She loves wearing tall pumps, and now her feet will look soft and smooth while she rocks those heels. 

Not only is it perfect for a shoe lover like my mom, but also JUST ABOUT ANYONE. My husband is on his feet all day at work, and comes home complaining about how much they ache. He loves when I massage his feet, and use the Amope Pedi Perfect on him. It leaves his feet feeling soft, and smooth, and he would probably hate to admit it, but he loves the Pedi Perfect as much as I do!

The Winter months can be so dry, and leave your skin cracked & rough. The Amope Pedi Perfect would be the perfect Stocking stuffer, or Christmas gift for a friend or loved one. It's roller head is designed with long lasting micro-abrasive particles & now comes with finely ground diamond crystals. It buffs away hard skin leaving you with visibly and touchably smooth feet. I'm sure anyone on your list would be thrilled to get one, and it would quickly become a must have product for them!

About the Product

The Amope Extra Coarse Electronic Foot File gently & effectively buffs away your thick hard skin to reveal super smooth feet

Refillable Extra Coarse roller head with Diamond Crystals that spins 360 degrees for quick results on thick, calloused skin

Effective to remove dead skin from feet for the perfect pedicure at home

Battery operated electric foot file with four AA batteries (included)

Ergonomically shaped soft touch handle for an effortless, perfect pe di

I put together a fun gift idea below featuring the  Amope™ Pedi Perfect™ Extra Coarse Pedicure Electronic Foot File from Target!!! Here are some perfect gift ideas that include the Amope Pedi Perfect!

GIFT FOR A SHOE LOVER:

-A new pair of shoes, boots, or heels! 

-Cute socks or tights!

-Amope Pedi Perfect

GIFT FOR A SPA LOVER:

-Amope Pedi Perfect

-Bath bombs!

-Candle!

-Bubble bath or Soap!

GIFT FOR A NAILS LOVER:

-Nail polish!

-Nail file & cuticle softener!

-Foot lotion!

-Amope Pedi Perfect

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Minute "Peachy Eye" Tutorial

Ciera Dastrup

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Anyone else getting super excited for Fall? I am definitely looking forward to cooler weather, pumpkin flavored everything, and the holiday season! I have been scrolling endlessly through Pinterest and pinning all the pretty Fall things. I am loving the Autumn makeup palettes, and have been testing out some pretty makeup looks that can easily transition into Fall!

We're moving to Seattle sooo soon! And that means leaving sunny warm Albuquerque, and heading to the land of rain and cloudy skies. It also means living in a much bigger city, and being right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of city life living. I lean towards bolder eye makeup & lipstick when the weather is cooler....so I have been putting together fun looks using my new Too Faced Just Peachy Matte Eye Shadow Palette to prepare for the rainy days. I put one together and wanted to share one with you today. I got these Too Faced goodies from my local Sephora inside JCPenny! Today I partnered with Sephora inside JCPenney to feature the new Too Faced Just Peachy Matte Eye Shadow Palette, and the rest of the Peaches & Cream collection being sold exclusively at Sephora inside JCPenney and Sephora!! I created a 5 minute makeup tutorial featuring the 3 products below.

STEP 1: 

Apply Too Faced Shadow Insurance 24+ Hour Eye Primer* on entire lid using finger tips or Q-tip. Let dry for a few minutes.

STEP 2:

Apply "Peach Tea" shade from your Too Faced Just Peachy Matte Eye Shadow Palette from crease to brow using an eye shadow brush. 

STEP 3:

Sweep "Peach Punch" shade from your Too Faced Just Peachy Matte Eye Shadow Palette into crease and blend upward using an eyeshadow brush or Q-tip.

STEP 4:

Gently press "Peach Sangria" shade from your Too Faced Just Peachy Matte Eye Shadow Palette onto eyelid and blend into crease with eyeshadow brush or Q-tip.

STEP 5:

Smudge Gently press "Peach Sangria" shade from your Too Faced Just Peachy Matte Eye Shadow Palette onto lower eyelid, blending gently into lower crease using an eyeshadow brush or Q-tip. (I used my finger tips for the bottom lash line)

STEP 6:

Apply a generous amount of Too Faced "Better Than Sex" mascara to eyelashes. Angle eyelash motion to the inside eye crease to help make your lashes appear longer, and eyes bigger! 

#SephoraInJCP #SoWorthIt #ad*

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Bee Bright Skincare

Ciera Dastrup

You may be wondering why this post is titled "BEE" Bright Skincare. Well, it may have to do with the fact that my new Venofye skincare collection is made with Bee Venom! Yep, you read right, Bee venom! 

I love trying and reviewing skincare, and was so excited to get my hands on Venofye's new Orchard Collection. It comes with Orchard Bee Brilliance Cream SPF 30, Orchard Bee Dark Spot Solution, and Orchard Bee Elevating & Balancing Mask. I tried the line solely for 2 weeks to see my results, so I could share an honest opinion with you all. I started using their skincare back in January, and am just now posting my results! 

Growing up I was in the sun, a lot, soI have lots of little dark spots on my nose and cheeks. I actually don't mind them too much, but I do like fading away the really dark spots. The Dark Spot solution really helped to fade the darker spots, and repair the damage I had done to my skin. I could really see a difference in the overall pigmentation of my skin, and loved how much it made my skin glow! One downside, is that it doesn't have the greatest smell....I truly don't mind the smell though, because it means that it isn't pumped full of perfumes and dyes! I apply it to my clean face at night, and wake up with glowing skin.


SPF is soooo important, and I only use a moisturizer with SPF, so this one was a winner. I put it on my clean face before applying makeup in the morning. Here is some info from their site: "This lightweight spot correcting day cream is supercharged with an advanced brightening complex. Use the Orchard Bee Brilliance Cream to improve and illuminate your complexion while the SPF 30 protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays." It protects, and corrects. WIN WIN! 

 

I am a huge fan of skin masks. After Marloe goes to bed at night, I spend a good chunk of time getting my skin ready for bed, and that includes applying masks. Colten even joins in with me, and we stay up late watching How I Met your Mother, while we mask it up haha! This mask goes on thick, and you can immediately feel it working. I will usually leave it on for 15-20 minutes, then wash it off with cold water. It leaves my skin feeling soft and luminous!

Try this skincare for yourself! Tell me what you think!

 

 

 

 

My Hair Secret

Ciera Dastrup

One of the worst things EVER, just happened....I wrote out my entire blog post, and thought I clicked save...but I didn't. Instead I completely deleted it, and now here I am re-writing the entire thing. Ugh, I'm sure other bloggers feel my pain. Anyway, here it goes haha!

Today I am sharing one of my hair secrets with you. If you follow me on social media, you know I recently lightened my hair. It was a long time coming, I hadn't done anything to my hair for almost two years after a stylist completely ruined my hair when I was pregnant with Marloe.

I love changing my hair up, and especially love adding highlights in the Summer. The only problem with that is, that bleach is SO damaging to hair. It makes it tangled, super frayed, and even frizzy if not taken care of properly.

I know many of you love changing your hair up to, so today i am featuring an awesome new product that I swear by. A few weeks ago I was sent a Satin-Lined Cap(s) by Grace Eleyae to try. This Satin Lined Cap helps to keep hair moisturized, protected and knot-free while sleeping, and stay in place day or night, thanks to each cap’s elastic band. For some reason, having a baby changed my hair and made it way more tangled. I spend 20+ minutes every morning jsut combing it out, and I hated it! Now instead, I wrap my hair up in my new Satin-Lined Cap(s) by Grace Eleyae and go to bed. Now when I wake up, I just take off the cap (or wear it, its so cute) and go! No need to spend time brushing out tangles or taming the frizz.

I also have been loving it for the days Colten and I take the top off our Jeep. I put my hair up or down in my Satin-Lined Cap(s) by Grace Eleyae and it stays in place with all that wind. Best thing ever, and its so cute. I have the grey one, and it goes with almost every outfit. You can wear them to sleep as a protective barrier between your hair and harsh materials, and/or you can wear them out and about as a cute cap that of course, is a protective barrier between your hair and harsh outside materials.

This is my new hair beauty product MUST HAVE. I took it with me on my last trip to Park City, and plan on taking it on many more....since I cant live without it now. Who doesn't love healthy shiny hair? Buy your own  Satin-Lined Cap(s) by Grace Eleyae now!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Nightime Skincare Routine

Ciera Dastrup

Skincare is something I definitely splurge on. I feel it's so important for me to take care of my skin now, so it can look great in the future! I have a nighttime skincare routine that has been working so well for me, and I want to share it with you guys.

A few weeks ago I added Prescriptives skincare to the list of products I use. I have been using their advanced wrinkle cream, and my skin truly has not felt or looked this good in a long time! I am sharing my current skincare routine below!

(PRODUCTS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT)

1- I love simple face wash that does exactly that, WASHES my face! Aveeno has been working great, and is super gentle on my skin.

2- After I was my face, I want to make sure all the makeup is off. I use Neutrogena face wipes to remove the makeup that is left on my skin! Going to bed with makeup on is a huge NO-NO!

3- Wrinkes under your eyes are the fist sign of aging for lost people. I use Strivectin 360 degree under eye cream every night! This stuff has been a part of my routine for 4 years!

4- Prescriptives Super Line Preventor Overnight Radiance Cream I love this stuff, it's smooth, and has visibility made a difference since I've used it. Wrinkle preventing cream is SO important!

5- I don't want to prevent aging, I just want to age more beautifully haha! I started using Prescriptives Super Line Preventor Extreme Serum every other day! I dab it on my forehead, under my eyes, and on my laugh lines! I seriously cannot say more about how great this stuff is.

6- Sio Décolleté wipes! These wipes are for my neck and chest and help to wipe away dirt/sweat, and prevent wrinkles on my chest!!!

7- Vaseline! The best for everything! I dab some on my lips before I head to bed! And I wake up with soft lips!


Also, these are a few tips I live by for clear skin!

WASH YOUR FACE ONCE A DAY (or else your skin with dry out)
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
EAT LOTS OF FRUITS & VEGGIES
DON'T SLEEP WITH MAKEUP ON
USE PRODUCTS THAT DONT CLOG YOUR PORES (including hair care products)

Thanks Prescriptives for Sponsoring this Post*

Blush Used 4 Ways

Ciera Dastrup

Fall & Winter can be so hard on our skin. To keep my skin healthy, and looking young I don't tan at all in the colder seasons. I think it's super important to give your skin a break from the Sun!!

I naturally have olive skin, but it doesn't mean I don't feel like my skin looks pale or dull when it hasn't seen the sun. That's why I love blush! I use blush in so many more ways, than just on my cheek bones! I am sharing my favorite ways to use blush, so you can get the most out of your blush and feel pretty and bright in the Winter!

CHEEKS:
This is the obvious place to use blush. But many people make the mistake of putting blush in a circular motion on their cheeks, or using a color that is way to dark for their complexion! Find a blush that is soft and natural, and adds a slight color to your face! Also, make sure you blend blend blend! Don't brush it on in a streaky, unnatural way. Instead dab it on slightly, and use soft foundation powder to blend it together on your face!

LIPS:
I often use blush on my lips! I moisturizer my lips first to prep them! Then I take a Q-tip and gently dab it onto my blush. I put it on my lips, and go as light or as dark as I want! It creates a natural look, and it matches perfectly to your cheeks! (If you used the same color)

EYE LID:
I have some dark plum blushes that look great with my brown eyes! I love the natural look of blush as eyeshadow! I first brush on a neutral eyeshadow color over my entire lid. I then take my eyeshadow brush and dab it onto my plum blush color. I trace it across my eyelid line, just above my eyelashes. To blend I take a Q-tip and slightly brush it across my eyelid!

BRIDGE OF NOSE:
This is probably the most different way I use blush! I first tried it after I saw Fashion Blogger Chiara Ferragni do it in a couple of her Instagram posts. See HERE and HERE. It gives the appearance of a little sun burn! As weird as it sounds, I actually LOVE the way it looks. Obviously don't put too much, or you will look like Rudolph, or like you have a terrible cold. But just enough to give off the appearance that you've been sunbathing all day! :)

Is there any other ways you like using blush??

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Hair Care Routine to Strengthen Hair

Ciera Dastrup

Routine is key when it comes to your hair. I have a set routine each morning and night, and try hard to keep to it! Today I am sharing that routine with you, and the products I use to keep my hair looking amazing!

Growing up I used to take showers in the early morning, but now that I am a mom, it's a lot more convenient to shower at night once Marloe goes to bed. I don't wash my hair everyday, because I; A. Don't have enough time to wash & style it & B. It dries my hair out like crazy!

I have always been told that expensive salon products are the best to use on your hair, but let's be real, who can afford to pay that much on hair care each month? That's why I love Suave Professionals new Coconut Oil infused Shampoo & Conditioner! It's WAWA (works as well as) Luxury promise, means you don't need to spend a lot of money to get salon quality hair!

It's been a few weeks since I have started using the Suave Coconut Oil infused shampoo and conditioner and my hair has looked & felt amazing! I am a big fan of "Coconut Oil" anything and everything, so this stuff is staying as part of my routine. Plus its available for purchase at Walmart, and there are three Walmart's right by me! 

I have been using the Damage Repair Treatment oil on my hair as well, and LOVE the results! Once a week I leave it in my hair for a few hours before I shower it out! It truly feels like luxury haircare, but at an affordable price! I also love using it on the ends of my hair, to keep it shiny and healthy looking. It smells amazing too, which is a big plus!

My nightly routine:

1. I brush my hair out before jumping into the shower. This makes it easy to wash and condition it, without it getting tangled in the shower!

2. I shampoo ONLY the roots of my hair, this is where your hair gets the dirtiest. The ends with get clean from the run off of shampoo, but not dry out from over washing.

3. CONDITON, CONDITION, CONDITION. I use plenty of conditioner, ONLY on the ends of my hair, avoiding the roots. This repairs the damaged ends, and doesn't make my scalp overly greasy or coated in conditioner!

4. Wash with COLD water. Cold water helps to awaken your scalp, and helps your hair follicles to relax and grow! We all want long healthy hair right?

5. I rarely ever blow dry my hair. Instead I comb through it with a little Suave Damage control Oil Treatment, and either put it up in a bun or braids. This way I don't wake up with crazy frizzy hair, but instead pretty waves! :)

Here is a little more about the product:

  • Coconut Oil Infusion is infused with pure coconut oil, a natural moisturizer, and delivers lightweight moisture without weighing hair down. The 3-step system visibly repairs two years of damage for luscious, healthy-looking hair. Salon proven to repair damage as well as Ojon Damage Reverse.

    • Shampoo and conditioner system visibly repairs damage in just three uses and provides weightless moisture for luscious, healthy-looking hair. Salon proven to repair damage as well as Ojon Damage Reverse.

    • Damage Repair Oil Treatment instantly smooths rough cuticles, tames flyaways, and delivers healthy, long-lasting shine.  Visibly repairs two years of damage.

Visit your local Walmart to try out all of the new 2016 Suave Professionals collections: Coconut Oil Infusion, Coconut Milk Infusion and Biotin Infusion, while supplies last. Hurry, these are flying on the shelves!!!

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®  & Suave Professionals  but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SuaveBeliever #pmgSuave http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

Skincare that Makes a Difference

Ciera Dastrup

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Skincare is something I am pretty passionate about. I want healthy skin, that's vibrant, smooth, and clear! I love trying different products, and if I love them, I make them part of my daily routine.

Reverently I started using some skincare products from Goldfaden MD. Goldfaden is a skincare company founded by a dermatologist, and uses awesome ingredients to make effective products. I want to share a few things about the products I have been using, and why they are so important!

Face Oil: Face oil is sooo important, and many people don't like the "idea" of putting oil on their skin. But actually face oil can be really beneficial to your overall skin! It helps moisturizer dry skin, prevents wrinkles, shrinks pores, and can even be a great makeup primer! I have been using Native Botanical Cell Oil from Goldfaden MD, and I LOVE IT! I use it night and day, and my skin is so smooth and moisturized! I get super dry skin from living in New Mexico, and this oil helps so much! I love the look of supple, hydrated skin...and this product gives me just that!


Face Serum: "Face serums are lightweight moisturizers that penetrate deeper to deliver active ingredients into your skin."-HuffPost
I have always loved products that are lightweight, yet effective. The brightening Elixir Face Serum from Goldfaden MD, helps to brighten my skin tone, and repairs damaged skin! I have a couple acne scars and dark marks that I have already seen fading since I started using this serum! Good quality serums are so mandatory for clear, bright skin!

Exfoliator: I used to be so good about exfoliating my skin weekly. But for a little bit, I stopped doing it because motherhood somehow got in the way. A few weeks back I began using Goldfadens Exfloiator "Doctor Scrub", and I am absolutely amazed by the results of how smooth my skin feels! Their exfoliator is so soft, yet insanely effective at removing excess dead skin, and evening out your skin tone! Even Colten started using it, and hasn't stopped!


These three products are part of my weekly and daily skincare routine! It's so important to develop a routine with high quality products that work well with your skin type! Try Goldfaden MD products for yourself, and see what works for you!!!


 

5 Key things to do for Healthy Glowing Skin

Ciera Dastrup

Ever notice how most celebrities have near flawless glowing skin? Of course they have all the money in the world to spend on products, facials, and the best dermatologists out there....but I have found that they all do 5 key things to help them obtain that clear glowing skin that has nothing to do with $$!

 

Expensive skincare products can do wonders for your skin complexion, and to help with the anti-aging process. BUT you don't need expensive products to have beautiful skin! I'm sharing 5 things you can do to get the skin you've always dreamed of! (Que. Angels Singing lol)

 

5 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HAVE CLEAR GLOWING SKIN

 

 

1-DRINK WATER:

Celebrities, like Jennifer Aniston say that the key to healthy skin is drinking plenty of water! You guys it's no joke that water benefits a lot of areas in your body, yet people still aren't drinking near enough water each day! Health authorities recommend drinking eight 8-ounce cups of water a day! Skin is the largest organ we have, and it's made up of millions of cells. Cells are made up primarily of water, so without lots of water in your body your skin cells with not function properly! Drink water, and your skin with thank you with clear completion and elasticity!

 

2-WASH YOUR MAKEUP OFF BEFORE BED:

Victoria Secret model Candice Swanepol was asked once in an interview about how she keeps her skin looking amazing. Her response, "She washes her face every night before bed, and NEVER sleeps with makeup on". There are so many bad things that happen to your skin when you go to bed with makeup on, read them HERE. Give your skin a break at night, and clean away dirt and makeup before bed! I promise your skin will love being able to breath!

 

3-APPLY MOISTURIZER AFTER CLEANSING:

When you wash your face, you're stripping the natural oils off of your skin. You need to put back the moisture in your skin by applying a 'good' moisturizer. See how I put parenthesis around good? It's because not all moisturizers are great for your skin, you need a good quality one that works for your specific skin type! I love this one!

 

4-GET PLENTY OF SLEEP:

Yep, sleep even effects your skin! It's recommended that we get 8 hours of sleep a night! Did you know while we sleep our body boosts blood flow to our skin, so we wake up with a bright glowing completion! Skimping on sleep causes your skin to look dull, and lifeless! So go to sleep, and your skin will be full of life! And so will you for that matter HAHA!

 

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5-WEAR SUNSCREEN:

We all want that sunkissed skin, but you need to be wearing at least SPF 30 when you're out in the sun...I promise you'll get some color still!!! Protecting our skin from the sun is so important, and the majority of celebs never even leave their houses without SPF on! If you really want a tan, get a spray tan or use tanning lotion. My favorite is this one!

 

 

It's so important to use products and makeup on your skin that are high quality! Cheap makeup can sometimes clog your pores, and make your skin dull and unhappy! I have tested and tried my fair share of skincare and makeup products. Shared them below!!!

Folica.com Hair Favorites

Ciera Dastrup

If you're anything like me, beauty and hair products overflow out of my bathroom drawers. I can't get enough because I really like trying everything! Don't get me wrong, I have a few hair product staples that I cannot live without...but for the most part I like changing it up! I love beauty/hair stores that have it all! One of my favorites is www.Folica.com! That place has such a vast selection of hair products that you can really get it all in one place! I have a youtube tutorial featuring a couple of my current favorite Folica products! Check it out HERE! Also, for all my readers and followers here is an exclusive 10% discount off your oder at Folica.com using code YOURSTRULYCIERA at checkout!

Pregnancy Skincare Essentials

Ciera Dastrup

I have always been really good about moisturizing my skin, but now even more since becoming pregnant. Moisturizing helps keep your skin from becoming dry and itchy, and during pregnancy it helps to prevent stretchmarks and irritated skin. I have researched high and low for amazing products to put on my skin and growing belly and these 3 are my favorite. Whether or not you're pregnant these products are awesome, and I highly recommend them. They don't use harmful ingredients and they won't hurt you or the baby!


Beauty MUST HAVES

Ciera Dastrup

So I have been searching EVERYWHERE for a new foundation. It is so dry here in New Mexico, but SO HOT. So I needed a foundation that wasn't greasy but helped to moisturize my skin, and I found just that! With this CLARINS PARIS Everlasting Foundation. It blends so well, and is perfect for Summer, because its lightweight and doesn't feel cakey on your skin! You guys it smells amazing too, not like normal foundation....If you don't believe me that this foundation is the bomb, then believe the 4.9 out of 5 stars on Macys.com and 4.5 on Amazon! 

Not only do I love my new foundation, but I also love these Odacite skincare products! The toning spray helps to lock the moisture into my skin, and helps to set my foundation as well! I really like Odacite's serums as well (on the right). They are natural, and I put them on right before going to bed.

Sole Serum

Ciera Dastrup

As many of you might not know I was a dancer for 16+ years of my life. I trained in all sorts of styles, including Ballet Pointe that really jacked up my feet. Being on my feet sooo much made it hard to walk in heels for longer than an hour. My feet start to get sore, and I end up looking for the closest seat to relieve some of this pain! Then I discovered SOLE SERUM, and it has changed my life. It fits perfectly in any bag, and can be taken anywhere....on a date, to prom, work, business meetings, and wherever else you can dream up! Just use a couple pumps for each foot, wait a minute, and you're good to go!

Love my Skin!-Creme Simon Review

Ciera Dastrup

I started using the Creme Simon skincare products about one month ago. I started with oily skin, with redness in some areas (around my eyes, nose, and chin). I had high hopes with these products, and I'm happy to say they exceeded my expectations!!! My skin has never felt softer, or had more of an even skin tone. 

Shop them HERE

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Summer Sun/Skincare MVP

Ciera Dastrup

Summer is on it's way, and since the Spring heat is setting in (at least here in New Mexico) I thought I would share some of my MVP (Most Valuable Products) with all of you! 

A lot of people think sunscreen is only needed with you're at the beach or pool, or some tropical island! That is so NOT the case! You should be wearing a sunscreen face lotion everyday, rain or shine! You're face always needs protection from the sun! And my MVP daily face sunscreen is by Enza Essentials SPF 30! I put it on under my makeup to protect my skin against this New Mexican dry heat. I also recently discovered a new "All Natural/Organic" face mask from TruSelf Organics ! This stuff is the bomb! You just mix it with water, and apply directly to your face! It hardens and helps to wipe away blackheads, and shrink pores! In warmer months, oily skin is more apparent and excessive oil can lead to clogged pores. Nobody wants acne while they're bare faced at the pool or beach...so I highly recommend using this mask. 

Now....I am a naturally tan person, but to add a little extra color to my skin I use this AHMAZING (again) all natural sunless tanner from Australia called ECOTAN! This product looks so effortlessly natural, that no one will EVER know its a sunless tan! I use their Himalayan Salt Scrub in the shower, then moisturize the dry areas of my skin before applying the Sunless Tanner. No need to spend harmful hours in the sun anymore!!! You have a quick & easy tan in just moments. PLUS...It will not stain your clothing or bed sheets! Now that alone is worth it to me :)


Skincare Review-AlureVe

Ciera Dastrup

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Reviewed this seriously life changing product! I have been using AlureVe products for over two weeks now and I have already seen a different in my skin. I may only be twenty, and I don't have wrinkles or anything majorly wrong with my skin...but that doesn't mean it'll always be that way. So I am taking steps to PREVENT wrinkles, dark spots, and uneven skin tone! Aging is natural and beautiful, but we should all still be taking care of the skin we're in, and helping it feel and look it's very best. I have had tighter, clearer, and glowing skin. It's so easy too, a day & night cream that is lightweight and looks good under makeup. I also have been using their under eye patches. You wear them to bed, and you wake up looking more alert without under eye puffiness! I HIGHLY recommend AlureVe Products for people of all ages. I promise I only promote and recommend products I truly believe in. Try for yourself today babes! And look and feel your best yet!


Hair-Curling Essentials

Ciera Dastrup

WHAT I USE:

Hi all! Its crazy snowing here, and I just found some time to sit down and blog my heart out! I have lots of exciting new posts for all of new, and products I am sure you will all love! Today, I decided to write about my favorite hair products for when I curl my hair! Recently I stumbled upon this Lorion Beauty curling wand. For those of you that have never used a wand, I highly recommend it! They give your hair a softer more natural wave, instead of a spirally out-of-date 1990's curl lol! Anyway, I have tried lots of curling wands, and this one is my favorite! You know when you've been curling your hair for a while and your arm starts to get tired...well this curling wand is so lightweight it doesn't make you feel like you're getting an arm workout! It also gets extra hot for fast curling, so you don't need to leave it burning your hair forever just to get the "perfect" curl!

I also love this Sedu hair oil from Folica! My hair can sometimes look dry and distressed after using heated-products! So to keep it looking shiny and smooth, I put a couple drops in my hand after curling my hair and just lightly sweep it across the ends and anywhere its needed! In the end my hair looks effortlessly silky and smooth, and the curls look soft and luscious! Sedu hair oil is a definite MUST for me! 

These are 'some' products I use for my hair when wanting a curly full bodied hair look! Click the images to be redirected!


Klurskin

Ciera Dastrup

GET YOUR BEST SKIN!

Skincare is a HUGE deal to me. I try to take very good care of my skin, and use only the best products when it comes to my face! Recently I started using a brand called Klurskin. I love trying new products, and was extra impressed that their products were free of sulfates, parabens, and synthetic dyes! Who wants that stuff on their face anyway!! Not me! I washed my face with their Rose and White Tea cleanser, and then dabbed some of Klurskin's Tea Tree & Eucalyptus face serum all over my face and went to bed! This stuff smells like a dream, and I even put a bit on my husband (shhh....don't tell!) We both LOVED it! We woke up feeling refreshed, and our skin was glowing! These products are my new daily skincare ritual! I cannot recommend Klurskin more! It's skincare that is catered to your specific skincare needs! The best thing about these products, is that they are totally adorable too! Whether you have the occasional breakout, oily skin, or just want a product to leave your face soft and glowing, Klurskin products do it all! 

Check their website out---> KLURSKIN & just because I love my readers so much use code (TRULYCIERA+KLURSKIN) at checkout for 20% OFF your order!

Below are the products I love and use!

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Lorion Beauty + GIVEAWAY

Ciera Dastrup

Recently started working with Lorion Beauty!  They specialize in salon grade hair & skincare products! Their products are high quality, and made from the best stuff on earth...DIAMONDS , PEARLS & GOLD. You heard right...their skincare products are made from earths most beautiful minerals! One of their top products is their Diamond & Gold face mask set!  I tried it last night, and instantly after taking it off noticed a difference in not only the appearance of my skin, but the softness as well. I woke up feeling amazing, and my skin looks better than ever before!

 

"Lorion Beauty Face Mask Set helps invigorate and condition the skin.
Using innovative Pearl powder to illuminate and brighten the skin, Lorion Beauty’s Diamond Face Mask Set, helps the skin cells to strengthen and renew below the surface and reduce the process of aging at the source.
Formulated to provide a fresher skin surface, this mask will help optimize a more youthful, alive and translucent complexion."

Now, here is YOUR chance to win your very own Diamond face mask from Lorion Beauty! Go to my Instagram page (@YOURSTRULYCIERA) and follow the instructions! That easy!!!! Also go check out Lorion Beauty's website. (I even curled my hair using my new 1'' hair wand, which works AMAZINGLY).

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