Tuesday, January 11, 2022

My Skincare Routine

I have used Colleen Rothschild exclusively for the last 6 years, and I am pretty sure I will never use anything else!! It has done wonders for my skin, and with all the products that I have used in the past nothing compares!! Below are the products from her line that I swear by and use religiously! I tried to put them in the order I use them so you could get an idea of my skincare routine. And I am starting with my nighttime routine. And ps this is not sponsored in anyway, I just get asked on Instagram a good bit about my skincare routine and my favorite products! 

This is the first thing I use in the evenings to wash all my makeup off. 

2-3 nights out of the week I use this detox mask. It leaves your face feeling so smooth and refreshed. 

If I'm not using the detoxing mask then I usually use this enzyme polish after I wash my face. I feel like this polish gives you a deeper clean and really helps remove dead skin cells.

I only use this once or twice a week and I always apply it first before any other night time moisturizers. 

I switched out her compete eye cream for this new retinol eye cream, and it's my new favorite stuff ever!! It makes your eyes feel so awake, and I can tell such a difference with puffiness and wrinkles when I don't use it! 

After my eye cream I use the age renewal super serum, and y'all, this stuff is my FAVORITE!!!! As y'all can tell probably tell by my almost empty tube :) 

This is a pretty new product that I just started to add in after my age renewal serum, but so far I'm really liking it and the next morning my skin feels so soft.

I use this 3 to 4 times a week first thing in the morning right after I clean my face with the balancing gel cleanser. I love using this stuff when my skin is feeling super dry in the summer and the winter. 

And last, but not least, I apply this as my last step before I apply makeup. This moisturizer is amazing and I love that it is not heavy. It leaves your face feeling hydrated and not greasy like a lot of moisturizers do. 

I have just started using this over the past three months because my skin has been SO dry this winter!! And it really is so good, I can't believe it's taken me this long to try it. And like most of her products a little goes a long way! 

This is another new product that I am pretty sure now that I've started using, I could not live without!! It makes my makeup look ten times better and smoother, and it does wonders for shrinking the appearance of my pores!! 

Monday, January 10, 2022

Amazon Best Buys 2021

 I am pretty sure we can all agree that we LOVE Amazon!! I would say I use Amazon for 80% of the things I purchase, including most of mine, Todd's, and the kids fashion! And I'll share my fashion favorites next week in a dedicated post of its on, because I definitely found some amazing fashion finds in 2021! But right now I wanted to share my absolute favorite gadgets, home products, and self-care items that I've ordered from Amazon in 2021!! 

Amazon Basics 18-Piece Dinnerware Set 

 If you are or anyone you know are in the market for a set of really good durable china, then seriously get this set right now!!! And the bowls are way bigger than your normal cereal bowls, so they're perfect for soup and or stews! Oh yeah and the entire set is only $40!!

Ultra-Soft 4 Pack Oversized Stripe Beach Towels 

I am sure you guys remember me posting about these towels last summer, and let me tell you they are still in PERECT condition with zero fading!!! NOW the BEST part... and they never went on sale last year, but they are almost 50% off and only $24 for the entire set! 

Souper Cubes 

If you make soup often, meal prep, or need a way to store your leftovers then get a set of these right now!!! And I also have this size as well, and I use these more if I double a recipe to make for an easy dinner during the week. 

TCL 50-inch 4K Smart TV 

We have replaced every single tv in our house with this brand!! The color, picture, and easy to use included apps have all been amazing!!   

Washable PC Cushion Back Side Chairs 

These chairs have been amazing in the kids playroom, and not only are they comfortable, they are easy to wipe down when they get anything spilled on them. 

Wireless Keyboard and Mouse 

I have had a few different wireless keyboards over the last few years but this one has been by far the best one yet. A lot of my other ones would glitch and stall, but not this one! 

Premium Velvet Hangers 

As I am writing this I realize that I need order more of these, I swear I lose hangers as much as I lose socks haha!! But the quality and durability of these hangers are awesome, and I love all the different colors they come in. 

Highly Accurate Digital Scale 

This scale is just like it says in the description very accurate, and I love the small thin design of this one! Oh yeah and it's only $25!! 

Bondi Home Hair Towel 

I have used a very similar hair towel like this for over two years, and I finally replaced it about a month ago with this one!! Get this asap, especially if you have damaged hair, or hair that takes forever to dry! 

Beauty By Earth Self Tanner 

I have tried SO many self tanners over the years, and this one is by far the best I've ever used. Also, it doesn't streak or have a funny smell. 

This is the curling iron set I bought about a year ago, and it's awesome!! Plus I love how many interchangeable wands it has to give you different waves depending on what you like. 

Solimo 5 Blade Razor 

I have been meaning to share this razor on here with you guys for a while now! I finally found one that I love better than any of the mens razors and that doesn't give me razor burn! This brand has seriously become of a favorite of mine for great quality at an affordable price! 

Wet Brush Pro Detangler  

You guys know I am a huge fan of the wet brush, as I am sure many of you all are as well. But I got this one for Carson not too long ago, and it blows the regular wet brush out of the water!!

Noodle And Boo Conditioning Hair Polish 

This will be forever my favorite detangler for all of my kids hair! I have used it on Carson since he was a baby, and not only doesn't it get the knots out, it makes their hair smell so good!! 

If you're in the market for a new diffuser or even your first one, I can't recommend this one enough!! I love it because it is a lot larger than my other ones, and the design is also very pretty, so it looks nice on your dresser or counter. 

Hello Lovely Hair Gummies 

My hair is currently a hot mess, but since I've been taking these I have noticed a lot of new growth. And these taste exactly the same as the more expensive ones I used to buy, and the ingredients are pretty much the same! 

Sauve Kids 3-in-1 Body Wash and Conditioner 

I bought this on a whim last year because it popped up in my amazon suggestions, and the reviews were great! Since then I have ordered it twice, and it's what both Carson and Taylor use every night!  And Carson has sensitive skin and he has never had one problem with this stuff! 

Foldable Polka Dot Swiveling Baby Pram 

If I could pick Reeses favorite toy and best kid/baby purchase of all time, this would be the winner right here!! 

To Do List Notepad

I love this notepad so much that I keep one in my office and in the kitchen! The size is perfect while not being too big, but giving you enough space to jot everything down. 

Dip Dye Ceramic Lamp 

I was surprised to look back at my sellers and see that this was a big one in 2021, I didn't think that many of you guys would need/want lamps haha!! But all of that to say these lamps are amazing quality, and the price is great! 

Capri Blue Candle 

Best smelling candle ever, and amazon packages it so well! Have purchased three times and it always arrives perfect, and makes so happy when I light it! 

If you're anything like me, then this book needs no description!! Todd and I both have one, and we just ordered one for Carson taking 45 minutes to reset his darn password on his Xbox! 

Lightweight Insulated Backpack Cooler 

We bought this cooler last summer for the pool and the beach, and the quality seriously blew us away! And clearly were not the only ones to think so with the almost perfect 5 star reviews, and the new four colors they just brought it out in!  

Low Beach Camping Ultra Light Backpack Chair 

Another beach purchase I highly highly recommend! These are also perfect for sports events as well! And if you're not a Clemson fan do not worry they come in other colors :) 

25 Slightly Assorted Flower Seed Packets 

I always get asked about our flower garden in the spring/summer, and these are the exact ones I ordered and they grew really great, and took little to no care!! 

I am pretty sure I've shared these a few times on my stories, but these are what Carson and Taylor both use daily at school. They keep their water very cold and they are easy to clean! 

Last thing, if you're considering a small table and chair set for your kiddos, then do not look any further, get this set now!! The quality blow PBK out of the water, and the price is SO good!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Top 10 Favorite Charleston Restaurants

I wanted to kick off the New Year with my most asked question through dm messages and emails, where are the best spots to eat in Charleston?? And let me honest and tell you guys I don't venture out downtown near as much as I once did, so I am sure there are even more new restaurants that are amazing that I haven't tried yet!! But I do have a list of some of my favorite restaurants all over Charleston that I love and that have never disappointed! You can also check out my old post here with my top 5 date night restaurants downtown, and these are ALL still amazing and would still be considered if not my top 5 then definitely my top 10! 

This restaurant is located on Sullivans Island, and I have never had one dish that I didn't absolutely LOVE on this menu. But if I had to narrow down my 3 favorites that I think you should order it would be the local lettuce salad (and I am not even a salad lover) ricotta gnocchi with short-ribs, and the moultrie pizza!

If I had to pick only one place I could eat for the rest of my life it would be Basil!! I have pretty much tried everything on menu, but my three favorites are the fresh basil rolls, fried wantons, and basil with chicken and have them add mushrooms!! 

This restaurant is downtown, but where it is located there is plenty of parking. It's been quite a while since I have had dinner here, but from what I remember it was good! But the main reason I am sharing this one is because of their outdoor lunch menu! You have to sit outside, but it's very nicely decorated, and they have heaters when it is cold outside. Now to the good stuff, this is what I recommend if you visit them for lunch! For starters get the spicy pimento cheese, then as your main lunch meal either get the cheeseburger with bacon jam, or the fried chicken sandwich also know as "the lunchbox"! 

This is another downtown restaurant and it's located in the Market Pavillon Hotel. Todd and I revisited this oldie but goodie when I was pregnant with Reese, and oh my goodness I am dying to go back!! Todd had the best ribeye that I have ever tasted in my life with brussels and whipped potatoes, and I had the most amazing cooked to perfection seared scallops ever! 

Also, located downtown but this one is on King street! This is the perfect place for a girls night out with delicious cocktails, or for a nice romantic dinner as well. Make sure you start out with the focaccia and the burrata, I promise you will thank me. And then as far as for the main course my favorites are tagliatelle pasta and spicy soppressata pizza. 

This new gem is actually located on Daniel Island where we live!! And it has become a top rated restaurant really fast, and it's not easy to get in! So I would make a reservations now if you love good seafood and you're heading this way. Todd and I have managed to eat upstairs on the patio a handful of times, and I was able to get in the downstairs a few weeks ago with a few of my girlfriends. If you eat upstairs on the patio I highly recommend the oyster rockefeller, the trout reuben, or the DI burger!! And the view up on the rooftop is amazing overlooking the Wando River too btw! Now if you get in downstairs it's a total different feel and menu. When we went I had the flatiron steak and it was amazing, and also make sure you get the fried calamari for the table to share. The fresh fish is changing all the time as are their specials!! 

If you're looking for a casual but delicious lunch spot downtown then make sure you stop in here! There are two locations one on Broad St, and the other on Calhoun and both are really really good!! You seriously can't go wrong with anything on the menu, but my favorites are the chipotle chicken pita, the apple butter jeans sandwich, and the mesquite turkey croissant! 

I dream about this Japanese cabbage pancake, it's seriously the best thing ever! And another favorite that is always on the menu is the fried black bean chicken with spicy papaya! 

If you're looking for a great place for sushi, tacos, and spicy margaritas then I cannot recommend Locals enough! And there is a location in West Ashley and Mt. Pleasant as well! 

Last, but definitely not least on my list is Five Loaves Cafe!! I know you guys have seen me post on instagram a lot from here, especially lunch! If you go for lunch get the half sandwich and salad, and I swear by the roasted turkey on a croissant and the FLC caeser salad!!