Recently I’ve revamped my skincare and in it, I’ve included the new White Mud Exfoliating Scrub + Mask by The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder. Now as many of you may know, I started working for The Estée Edit back in January and this is one of those items I KNEW I had to have after learning more about it.
White Mud Exfoliating Scrub + Mask by The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder
White Mud is a two-in-one mask and exfoliating treatment that’s meant to draw out impurities and remove excess oil and shine.

I like using it two to three times a week as it has jojoba exfoliating beads. The creamy-smooth white porcelain clay formula easily glides onto skin so you can use it as a regular face wash OR let it sit for about five minutes as a mask. My skin feels super smooth after using it without feeling dry. I love it!

White Mud Exfoliating Scrub + Mask by The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder is available exclusively at Sephora stores and sephora.com.

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Disclosure: I work for The Estée Edit but I am not compensated to blog about them.

As much as I love make up (and y’all know I do), skincare has always been my first love. Ever since my first taste of doing research for Lancôme’s Genifique range in the corporate world, I became interested in the ingredients that go into each skincare product created. There are so many cool technologies being developed in the skincare world that it’s exciting but hard to keep up with what is cool and what is…not. When the Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream ($65) landed on my doorstep, I was excited because I love Sunday Riley skincare.
Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream

Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream is a lightweight, oil-free formula that promises to brighten and illuminate while providing up to 24 hours of moisture for a youthful, plump appearance. The best part is that they promise it’s for ALL skin types. Call me a skeptic but HOW, SWAY?

Well, Tidal offers two forms of hyaluronic acid for a more youthful, hydrated look as well as papaya enzymes to smooth and exfoliate. Also part of the formula are alpha-arbutin and exotic floral extracts that work to brighten hyperpigmentation spots and illuminate the complexion.

I’m excited to try this as well as their Luna Sleeping Night Oil once my ANR serum is over. If Claire likes it, I need it 😉

Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream is available at Sephora now.

Disclosure: I received this as a sample for editorial consideration. Will report back on my experience in a few weeks.

In January I started a new job and part of the perks was a gift bag with this little bottle of liquid gold. I’ve heard so many great reviews of the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair, but I always relegated it as something that my mom would use. Gahdammit I was wrong!
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair_review

With an increase on hormonal breakouts, dull skin, and a lackluster complexion, I needed all the help I can get. I’m not sure WHAT is happening but I swear once I turned 28 my skin was like #girlbye. When I received Advanced Night Repair on my first day on the job, I was excited because your girl needed skin rescue.

Advanced Night Repair glides over the skin very easily, and is quickly absorbed. You only need a half drop and whenever I’ve applied too much my skin does feel a bit sticky. That feeling quickly fades and once I apply moisturizer I don’t feel any residue. Since this is a serum, I won’t recommend applying it alone. I always apply a moisturizer afterward since my skin gets pretty dry in the winter. That said, I have had many a lazy nights where I applied this and crawled into bed, because YOLO.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night RepairOver the past six weeks, I’ve noticed my skin looking healthier, smoother, and more radiant. There was a week where I didn’t use this (for no reason other than laziness) and I quickly decided that ANR was important to my routine. My skin looked D U L L without it. I had a few acne scars and I will say they’ve started to fade but I’ve also been using Clarins Mission Perfection Serum during the day time. When I use this my skin looks so much better in the morning. Acne scars are looking much better. My skin glows. I can’t rave about this product enough.

I will have a full skincare routine up shortly because I’ve amped up my routine with some stellar products. I’ve never been happier with my skin (outside of those pesky hormonal breakouts). In short, Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair is a holy grail skincare item. Getyousome.

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In a perfect world, I’ll wake up with enough time to eat a hearty breakfast, maybe get a workout in and start the day off the right foot.

In reality I’m a girl who likes to hit the snooze button. In order to leave the house resembling a functioning adult, I’ve mastered the perfect 20 minute beauty routine encompassing skincare, hair, and makeup. Boss, right?!

I look for products—especially skincare—that have multiple benefits. I want it all. When Clinique reached out to partner around their new Pep-Start Eye Cream I knew I needed it in my life. The plastic tip allows for an easy application and the product itself hydrates, brightens and moisturizes. TRIPLE DUTY BEAUTY BABY!!
CLINIQUE Pep Start Eye Cream
As a self professed beauty obsessed woman, I love how quickly the product sinks into the skin making my concealer application process super smooth. I hate waiting for products to absorb. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

To celebrate the launch, Clinique hosted a Daybreaker morning dance party and if you haven’t heard of Daybreaker, stop what you’re doing and check it out now! The most fun I’ve ever had before noon.

If you need a pep start to your morning but you’re pressed for time, here are a few trips courtesy of someone who wastes most of her morning scrolling Instagram and snapchat:

  • Get the right skincare. Pep-Start has been my go-to. It’s easy to apply and actually does what it claims. Great skin means you can run out the door worry-free.
  • Find your perfect no makeup, makeup look. For me it’s foundation to even out my skin tone, concealer to hide my dark circles, mascara to awaken my eyes and lipstick so people aren’t focused on my dark circles. Save the contouring for Friday night.
  • Create the perfect morning playlist. I kid you not, getting ready to music is better than a workout. Have some really fun music that makes you dance (but not sweat your makeup off dance, y’know?). You’ll get a boost of energy out of nowhere.
  • Lastly, coffee. Obviously.

Clinique’s new Pep-Start Eye Cream is available in Sephora and Sephora.com. Get it.

This post was sponsored by Clinique but all opinions are my own.