three ways to relax featuring Burt’s Bees

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                                                            *This post is sponsored by Burt’s Bees*

Hey Beauties!

Today I want to share three ways I relax featuring a few products I am loving from Burt’s Bees. Being a stay at home mom while also running my business from home, I have realized now more than ever that my time is very valuable. If I actually want that time to relax I have to schedule it in or something else will always be deemed more important. But, a happy and anxiety free mom and wife makes for a much better home life.

Before jumping in to my three ways to relax I wanted to mention that these can be done any time of the day. My favorite time of day to relax is at night when the kids are in bed, but sometimes I have to do it in the morning before they wake up.

First way to relax: A clean face

This may sound silly, but I literally cannot function without washing my face. First thing in the morning I have to, at the very least, use my Burt’s Bees Sensitive Skin Facial Cleansing Towelettes. These wipes really help to cleanse your face of any dirt or oils from the night before. I then apply my toner, then follow up with my under eye cream and moisturizer. So, this is my first step to unwind and relax. I would also start with this step if I was having my “me” time at night. There is just something about having a clean face that makes me feel more relaxed. Maybe because these Burt’s Bees products feel like I am giving my face it’s very own spa experience. They smell and feel incredible!

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Second way to relax: Hot lemon water

So, hot lemon water was something I never thought I could get use to. I am a coffee girl, but I started noticing the more coffee I drank the higher my anxiety. My older sister drinks hot lemon water everyday. I use to make fun of her for it because she would crave it. While she drank it she acted like it was so amazing, but I also noticed she was very relaxed and always has amazing skin. I decided to give it a try. Hot lemon water is so amazing for your skin!  It brightens and hydrates; I have also noticed my skin has a glow to it now! Yes, I do still drink coffee daily, but when I’m craving a hot drink I reach for a little cup of hot lemon water to relax and destress.

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Third way to relax: Journaling

Do you ever feel like you have so many thoughts flying through your head and never have the time to write them down? There is something about getting all of my thoughts, dreams, and ideas on paper that helps me relax. I usually have all of these ideas right when I wake up or as I am going to sleep. Journaling helps to quiet my mind of the daily distractions and focus on my own thoughts. What better way to step up this relaxing time journaling than with a Burt’s Bees Detoxifying Clay face Mask? I love knowing that I am achieving beautiful skin while also getting all of my thoughts down on paper.  So, taking that time in the morning or night to think and journal has been so helpful and is honestly incredibly relaxing.

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Stress and anxiety can cause extreme skin issues. I remember while Michael was in school I was so stressed and my skin really took a toll. Once I started to see the light at the end of the tunnel and learn how to manage that stress my skin changed completely. #SelfCareWithBurts has been a huge part in my skincare and self care journey and has helped me live a stress free life.

To recap, my three ways to relax starts with a clean face using my favorite Burt’s Bees products, enjoy a cup of hot lemon water, and lastly quieting my mind to journal while wearing a relaxing Burt’s Bees face mask.

What are some ways that you relax? I’d love to hear them!

From Rouge with Love

my five 2019 goals and resolutions

Hey babes, my five 2019 goals and resolutions are here!

I have been taking a blogging break this past month. Honestly, I have been incredibly uninspired. I have started plenty of posts and then end up deleting them because I felt like I was just throwing a post up to just put a post up. I want my posts to help you and inspire you in some shape or form.

We are almost to the MIDDLE of January and I figured now is the perfect time to share my five 2019 goals and resolutions with you. Most of these are expected and some are fun, but either way I hope you enjoy and get some ideas for yourself.

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My Five 2019 Goals and Resolutons

1. Wake up before the kids!

My kids are late sleepers naturally which has been such a blessing. Mama loves her sleep! But as I get busier with my blog and now that GG is in school I am realizing that waking up when they wake up is not helping me at all. I feel sluggish and end up not starting my day until sometimes 2pm or later. Michael is not in daycare or a preschool program, so getting work done with him still at home is pretty much impossible. So, my goal is to wake up at 6am. So far not so good, but I am trying!

2. Work out 3-5 times a day.

After I had GG I starting LOVING the gym. We would go to our local gym just about everyday and GG would go into the daycare and love it and I would have “my time” working out. Well, we no longer have a gym membership, so my love for working out kind of died. But it is time to stop making excuses and get my booty into shape! So, I plan to do some TRX workouts and then run on the treadmill.

3. Stick to Keto!

Last year I wrote a post on why we were doing keto instead of whole 3o. Once again, we have decided to do keto this January, but this time I want to stick to this way of eating for the entire year. Now, I don’t plan on killing myself. I will indulge every once in a while. OH! I didn’t forget about everyone who wants my keto lasagna recipe. I will be making it again next week and I’ll take pictures so I can write up that blog post.

4. Take a trip to Dallas

Now that Michael has longer spans of time off I like searching for destinations within driving distance for us to visit. I haven’t been to Dallas since I was in highschool, so I am excited to go an do a little exploring and shopping! DM me you Dallas must see and must do recommendations!

5. Plan a trip to Disney!

We have been wanting to plan a trip to Disney for years! In fact, we planned a trip the month before GG turned 3. Paid for the entire trip, but had to cancel at the last second due to some worries I had with my pregnancy with Michael. Everything ended up being perfectly fine, but I was so sad we had to reschedule. So, we still have two tickets that we have to use before they expire! We are hoping to go around Halloween because GG LOVES Halloween and I think it would be a fun time for Michael as well!

That’s all for now. I do have some goals for my blog and my instagram, but I don’t want to completely bore you with those. Ha!

Do you have some goals you are working on? I hope you enjoyed my five 2019 goals and resolutions! They are pretty simple, but I can’t wait to share with y’all as I accomplish each one.

Have a fabulous weekend!

From Rouge with Love

 

white rhino bags signature backpack

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Happy Friday babes!!! I am slightly freaking out that Christmas is only 10 days away. I am honestly so excited because Michael will be off of work. Yay!!

Lets get into what this post is all about. This gorgeous White Rhino bag. First I want to mention that all of the White Rhino bags are vegan and cruelty free, but look and feel like real leather! In these photos I am styling the White Rhino signature backpack in Marshmallow Brulee. When I first saw it I knew it would be perfect for my neutral loving heart. The name describes this bags color perfectly!

So, when it comes to bags in general the number one thing I am looking for are compartments. I am obsessed with pockets, zippers, and compartments I can hide all of my things in. Especially now that I have kids I basically have our whole world stuffed away in my bag.

Now, if a bag is too big and I end up losing my mind trying to find the one and only pacifier that is hiding at the bottom of my bag then that bag is no longer worth wearing. This White Rhino bag is the perfect size and has the perfect amount of pockets and compartments for all of the things. Blogger, mom, and kid approved!

 

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Look at that gorgeous gold hardware!! I was SO excited when this White Rhino bag was delivered and I first saw those gold zippers, buttons and pulls. I wear gold jewelry daily and while I love mixing metals I have a hard time find a bag that has the perfect color gold that also matches my jewelry. The gold hardware really makes this bag look and feel even more luxurious.

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Right now, White Rhino bags is having a Holiday sale. My signature backpack is currently on sale for $85! Such an amazing deal, but I am so excited to share that I have a 20% off code for all you as well. For every order over  $90 receive 20% off with code KAYLE20 . Be sure to check out their new key charms too! I love all of the fun colors.

So, if you are still looking for the perfect gift for someone in you life be sure to check out these bags. They even have a fun belt bag that is SO pretty!!!

From Rouge with Love

*Thank you so much White Rhino bags for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

8 gifts for the pamper queen

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Gift giving season is here!! Have a beauty loving pamper queen in your life? Then this gift guide is perfect!

I LOVE shopping for gifts, but I’m not going to lie…these gift guides give me major anxiety because there are so many other girls who completely kill it! So for my first gift guide I am sharing items I use either every night or on those nights I need a little pamper session. So these gifts are perfect for the pamper queen in your life.

Pajama gifting has been a Christmas Eve tradition since I was a kid. I had to keep the tradition going, so Michael and I have been giving each other PJ’s since we got married and we of course now give the kids PJ’s on Christmas Eve as well. Victoria’s Secret has been my go to for festive fun jammies for almost ten years now!

Last year I wrote a post all about the Slip Silk pillowcase and I am still just as obsessed! I definitely need to get a new one but I can’t sleep without it. A silk pillowcase is actually on GG’s Christmas list this year too. HA!

The Patchology lip service is like a facial for your lips! You would apply it before bed and then wake up to smooth hydrated lips. Michael hates it because I won’t let him kiss me before bed but boy he likes those smooth lips in the morning. haha

Ok, so every blogger you already follow has probably raved over these buttery soft Barefoot Dreams blankets. Personally I did not want to pay over $100 for a blanket, so I compromised for this smaller version. This blanket is a pamper session in itself! Cozy up next to your tree with a little hot chocolate and you will be feeling oh so cozy and pampered.

Charlotte Tilbury is a new skincare line I have added to my routine about two months ago. If there was one item I think you 110% need from this list it would hands down be this trio of the Magic Cream line. The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream was the first piece I started using two months ago and within a few days I noticed a HUGE difference in my skin. My scars were fading drastically and my skin was glowing! I have never been able to go around town without some form of foundation. I promise these creams are a game changer and SO worth trying.

I have talked about using a Derma roller in this post, but long store short, if you want smaller pores and a boost in collagen production then start using a derma roller!! Total game changer for stretch marks as well!

Do you color your hair? Do you blow dry, straighten, and curl your hair? Well if you answered yes then more than likely your hair needs a little loving. This Moroccan oil hair treatment smells amazing and is the perfect way to bring that salon fresh, healthy silky smooth hair back to life!

SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST. You might be thinking slippers are slippers they just warm your toes. I can’t even begin with these Emu Australia slippers. They are insanely soft, beyond cozy, and come in so many gorgeous colors! I bought my first pair last year and I have worn them every single day for a year. It is definitely time for a new pair and I will definitely be purchasing this exact style again. Maybe in a new color though! In fact these slippers are my most pinned photo on my Pinterest. So much love for these slippers and now you need a pair!

Do you have a pamper queen in your life? Be sure to check out each gift below. I know that every pamper queen would love any of these gifts!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I just wanted to say how very thankful I am for each any every one of you that comes and reads this space and follows along. Love you!!

From Rouge with Love

 

6 must have ShopBop sale items

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Sherpa coats, vests, and jackets are huge right now! I was eyeing one from Levis for months but never pulled the trigger. Of course that one is now sold out in my size, so when I saw this Madewell Sherpa lined denim jacket that looked almost identical to the Levis one, I had to include it! Sherpa automatically gives me cozy vibes so it will be the perfect layering piece to add to your winter wardrobe.

My next must have Shopbop sale item is this Anine Bing graphic tee. I remember when I first discovered Anine Bing on Instagram and immediately fell in love with her edgy pieces along with her very feminine and sexy lace looks. The quality of this tee is just as good as the Gucci tee that everyone was wearing a year ago, but I love this one even more.

One more must have ShopBop sale item I wanted to include was a bold bag. This Marc Jacobs bag is not one I would normally pick out, but I loved the color and the bold strap. I have always felt like a bold statement bag could make a very simple outfit standout. It completes the look and ties everything together.

How could I forget my number one must have ShopBop sale item?! I have been wearing these Levis almost everyday since I purchased them a month ago! I will warn you that they have zero stretch, but once you break them in you will never want to take them off. I bought my normal size and now that they are broken in I am completely in love!! Best pair of jeans ever!

Happy Thanksgiving week babes. I am so thankful for each of you that reads my posts and follows along. I seriously can not thank you enough!!

From Rouge with Love