The best thing about having your own place is definitely, DEFINITELY, having your own bathroom and doing what ever the hell you want to do in it. Throughout all of my life, I used to share the same bathroom with both of my parents, which was totally fine and I was, of course, very much used to it, but words can’t describe how awesome it is to now fill up my own bathroom with my own products (candles, nice trays, and decorative pieces). If you’ve been following me for a while now, then you definitely know how obsessed I am with beauty products and skin care, in general. It’s simply one of my favorite things ever. Whenever I feel down there are two things that I’ll do. 1: Have a glass of wine, and 2: Have a massive beauty moment. There’s seriously nothing more comforting than chilling in your bed covered in a clay mask, sipping on a glass of Chardonnay.
Now, there are a few things I really wanted to talk about in this post, as my beauty routine continues to evolve with time. First of all, as I moved into my new place I obviously had to re-organize all of my essentials, since I wanted my bathroom to look very sleek and minimalistic. So, first things first: get rid of all the useless items (always a hard thing to do because even when I have two drops of cream left in my pot, I’ll never get rid of it). And what was I supposed to do with all these products that I bought that never worked for me?! You know, those amazing creams and masks that everyone is raving about, but make you breakout dramatically? You spent all you money for that glorious pot of cream and ended up with the weirdest spots on your forehead… Yeah. Intense.
So after a massive reorganization I finally managed to create my ideal bathroom shelf with beauty products that I knew I’d use (well, at least try my best to! hehe) and I got into that weird phase of organizing everything by color, meaning my bathroom is all white and marble so the products I use are all white, black, gold, silver or transparent. Some of them are light blue or turquoise too but that’s pretty much it. It’s kind of an extreme way of designing as there are so many amazing products out there with different packaging, but I can assure you organizing by color looks 100x better. I keep my products designed with other colors, but they go straight into the drawer (I love my insane Bioderma make-up remover, it’s pink, but it’s everything).
Now, in this L.A weather, my skin has been on a total freak out roller coaster. I manage, somehow, to maintain a healthy complexion by paying attention to my diet and using organic beauty products (my body has been needing tons of care lately). L.A is the place where you show skin 365 days of the year. It’s always shorts weather and believe me, you want your skin to glow and look as smooth as possible. So here are a few tips I’ve been trying out and loving lately:
When you’re in the shower, take the time to scrub away all your dead cells to improve blood circulation (this will contribute to a better, brighter skin tone) and to accelerate skin rejuvenation. My favorite way to proceed is to buy exfoliating gloves (they have this fuzzy, somewhat rough texture), put them on with some of your favorite shower gel and scrub then rinse yourself until your skin is smooth like a baby’s butt. You can also buy a brush to use in the shower or dry brush your body after the shower. It’s even more effective, (can hurt a little) helps to get rid of cellulite, and is amazing for skin renewal.
If you’re doing spray tan or use any tanning products, the best way to maintain the glow is to exfoliate your skin before going in the tanning booth with the brush and then the following days use the gloves consistently to make sure that your tan is not getting crumply in certain places (such as knees, under arms, décolleté). I suggest also applying a bit of bronzer after the shower to avoid the tan to fade away. My biggest challenge was maintaining my spray tan while also working out everyday, the sweat just kind of “dissolves” it and that’s why exfoliating everyday + applying fresh bronzer is the right way to go.
Once you got rid of your dead cells you wanna give your skin some lovin’ and moisture that’s why hydratation is key! I am very impatient and I love doing things quickly and efficiently which I am sure you guys love to. My favorite thing to do lately has been to apply the Jergens Wet Skin moisturizer right after the shower while my skin is still wet. It’s actually a completely new concept (I think I’ve never hear about that before) meaning as soon as you step out of the shower you grab the lotion and apply it all over. This will help locking in the moisture right after you shower and promote healthy skin rejuvenation. Plus the scents they come are so unbelievable, my favorite is the coconut one! So delicious. Once you’ve done that, you’re skin is fully ready for the day!
4. Stay healthy
I won’t repeat it enough but a healthy lifestyle is the key to beautiful skin, it truly comes from inside out. So make sure to drink enough water, eat your fruits and veggies, work out and get enough sleep to optimize your results. It’s a matter of taking care of your whole self before anything else. Enjoy the pampering guys!
Love this post! I believe a woman's bathroom and closet should be a special place! When we moved into our current home I thought my areas were huge...and now about 8 years I am over flowing. I need a bigger bathroom and closet already! It's so important to help put that "look" together when you can see and get to all of your pretties :)http://www.iwbodywraps.comv
Obsessed with this! So cool really!http://arganoilhome.wordpress.com/
LOVE these tips. I have tried the jergens moisturizes and they are definitely one of my favourites.
A post request - show you bathroom cabinets!! *Emoji with heart eyes* haha
You skin looks utterly flawless!
The products seem to work their magic, and the images are stunning as always!
Kisses from London,
C'est vrai que le style de vie, dormir assez, manger sainement et boire assez d'eau, est vraiment la base pour une belle peau, on peut utiliser les meilleurs produits qui soient, mais si on dort 4h par nuit... ça se ressentira dans les traits du visage de manière générale... A 20 ans on peut encore dormir peu et avoir un teint de pêche mais à 30... !!
Thanks for your recommend, and i want to have a try
Merci d'avoir partagé tes petits secrets! j'ai très envie de tester cette crème hydratante à la noix de coco *.*
great post :)
I've never tried exfoliating gloves but I'm gonna give them a go! :)http://carodle.blogspot.com/
I've never tried exfoliating gloves but I'm definitely gonna give them a go! :)http://carodle.blogspot.com/
Omg, i love this technic and am def gonna try it coz my skin is crazily dry.. thanks for sharing sweetheart..
With ♥ from Tanzania
Kristina congrats on your move to LA its so beautiful and vibrant there (just like you!!)
Also from what I can see your bathroom looks gorge!!
You should do a post on your new place, Im sure you have decorated it beautifully! :)
blog: http://lavitabella7.blogspot.com (I just uploaded a video on a lil something, I'm super awk but haha oh well)- Check it out!
I've been looking forward to trying the Jergens moisturizer. I feel like it would be perfect for those mornings when you're rushing out the door...which for me is most mornings haha.http://thepolishednovice.com
love that beauty article !!http://intelligently-fashionable.blogspot.comhttp://intelligently-fashionable.blogspot.com
The coconut one! I want to try it:) And yes having your own bathroom is a luxury...I know I had to share one for a year with 20 girls!!!
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Very nice post.http://www.elenorah.com
I was going through your archives and found this :
I keep on dreaming that one day I will live in a very hot country, will spend my days under a coconut tree sipping cocktails, wearing bikinis and daisy dukes all-day-long. That is my main ambition in life.
I guess you succeeded by moving to CA! :)http://myhauteblog.blogspot.com
Having your own bathroom is a definite luxury and makes completing a beauty routine so much easier! Great tanning advice x
i have to say that this post really inspires me. I feel just like you... i just love take care of my skin and it's also really important for me to have all of my stuff organized.
Amélie from Switzerland
I love the tip about taking care of your insides. I truly believe that true health is the best beauty secret of all time! I'm curious, what do you use to exfoliate your skin? Do you recommend using the exfoliating gloves on your face?
I have a pumice stone I use, but those exfoliating gloves might not be a bad idea! I hope you'll do another massive beauty post like you did last year. I still refer to it! ;)http://huongctvo.com
Wow your bathroom looks so pretty! :)
And I completely agree with you about not throwing away products even if there's only 2 drops left - I do that too haha!
And yes, LA's weather makes your skin take a roller coaster ride, especially since it's like 4 seasons in 1 day :P
Thanks for these amazing tips! :)
xo, elizabeth t.
I am going to try this! You look amazing btw :)
awesome post xx
The products look amazing! I should exfoliate and moisturize my skin more often than I do. I do a great job with my face everyday but I tend to forget the rest of my body...
Literally cannot wait to have my own bathroom for all the pampering and relaxing bathes with candles and bubbles and a good book! I think it would also help me up my beauty game because I love the idea of adding things like exfoliating and hydrating, I can feel my skin getting some life just talking about it hahahttp://www.elzbthchlmrspps.blogspot.co.uk
C'est une belle histoire inspirante qui me donne envie de ré organiser ma salle de bain pour en profiter pleinement !http://www.elygypset.fr
Tu est superbe plus "naturelle" sur ces photos.
It's the first time I heard of a wet skin moisturizer and it definitely sounds awesome! It will definitely suit people who are in a rush or who are not so patient! Thanks for sharing.
Wow....You look so lovely on these photos.
Nice bathroom :) :) :)
in the next post, would you share all of bathrooms stuff. i was wandering how chic and beauty ur bathroom as pretty as yours :)http://kisekii.com
I'm using these too:P
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I definitely need to note these tanning tips!
Hydrating and health are the best tips you can give. I live by that!
Very cool post and photos as usual! I would like to leave a sugestion for a post if you allow me: could you write on how you decorated your home? I'm sure you have impecable taste for that too, I need some inspiration!
You look stunning! Love your bathroom.
Thanks for this useful and inspirational post! My main problem with skin careing is that I don't drink enough water and this problem is no. 1 on my "list" to change it for good.http://aestaste.blogspot.sk
Love these photos and your bathroom!
These tips are awesome ! As I am naturally kinda "mat" I don't self tan but except that I will try all your recommendationshttp://fashionbackyard.blogspot.com
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Having your own bathroom is definitely something I'm looking forward to once I get a place for myself! But I totally agree about beauty products, they always make me feel more put together and ready for whatever may come.
Couldn't agree more ! I am a blogger and have my own spray tanning business, so more than anything else, those exfoliator gloves are so worth it. Although you'll look super white immediately after using them, it encourage blood flow in the skin and gets rid of layers you've been needing to shed.
You are stunning!
Bathroom is the one of our private and precious spaces. Those products are really great and good price, thank you Kristina :)http://pinquitte.com
Love hearing all of your tips! It looks like you have a lovely bathroom, as well!http://nomoreboringclothes.blogspot.com/
Really pretty pictures!http://www.thefashionplaybook.de
HI k !
Beautiful images! I agree with You about organic skin care routine , but these product that You mentioned in this post aren't organic at all. They have a lot of syntethic in there and the organic oils are eventually at the end of the inci wich means a very very few oils in the body cream ! Try the lavera ones , they are very moisturizing and You will feel very softy in a few seconds!
Hope You will keep my advice, xo
You have the most beautiful skin! I also love the nail polish you're wearing in this post, it looks lovely.
loved this post, pictures are so beautiful, would be great to see a little bit more into your bathroom like interior, products you use, etc xxhttp://www.worlodofannna.com
Great article babe! Thanks for the tips
I found that pool water dissolves my spray tan :) Being a beauty junkie I know a thing or two about holding on to almost empty cream pots :) I do a clear out once in a while or I would drown under the plastic!http://www.champagnegirlsabouttown.co.uk
SO nice that you are back on track with blogging. Looking forward to it <3
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