Winter Skin Survival Guide

With winter (hot ?) on our heels, it’s time to crack down on your skin care routine! Developing a daily habit that promotes healthy winter skin - will undoubtedly leave you soft and supple from limb to limb! The success of such a routine starts with keeping it simple - if you set yourself up for an 18 step plan, within a week I promise your determination will dwindle. My go to steps are outlined below - all 5 elements cover inside and out! Begin by giving your skin a daily cleanse - we could all use a little clean + fresh binge! Follow up your cleanse with a moisture effective lotion and VOILA: you’re attacking the feared Winter Skin Destroyer in a wide-strided motion. Curél’s new Rough Skin Rescue is just what I need in times like these. There’s nothing like tackling all matters at once - and Curel does JUST that (even for us sensitive-skinned ones). Hydration, exfoliation and smoothing sans irritation - it’s practically a dream come true in this often dry + flaky Winter freeze deliberation. The exfoliator is key to all this sleek-faced madness and will free your skin from all that dead + dull sadness. Next, add skin nourishing supplements (like Vitamin E) and an extra few glasses of water each day – which can certainly give your skin an extra boost from the inside in more than one way. Finally my winter skin secret weapon... a fabulous humidifier! Spend one night next to one, and you’ll swear it’s a miracle skin beautifier!

Mrs. Lipstick

Sometimes a new tube of lipstick is all you need - and now that we're in that transition, finding the perfect shade can be an arduous deed. I've pulled my fave shades of late - a nice little smattering I think you'll find both favorable and great! I'm an astute follower of the statement lip - that said, my picks above boast loads of zip! A fabulous tube of lipstick should last you a long while - just think of it as a colorful investment for your beautiful smile!

 

NARS Heatwave / TOO FACED MELTED Fuchsia / TOM FORD Wild Ginger / BITE BEAUTY Lola (on SALE!!)

Back-To-School MOM

Lets face it, it's not just the kids that are headed back to the school yard - us moms are headed back to the battle field to, reporting for duty, large and in charge! The early morning rigmarole can be utterly brutal - corralling the troops whilst dodging traffic and kid bullets is downright cruel. That said, I've compiled the above smattering with us Back-To-School MOMs in mind - all the key elements have been covered to get us out of nearly any bind! There's the Fierce Mom Goggles to hide our over-tired eyes - while the secret flask bangle equips us with a calming liquid surprise! Of course there's the Unruly Coiffe Tamers + Mandatory Face Paint - both offer returns far greater than their actual weight. Finally + perhaps most importantly are the exit strategy shoes + Leopard Tote with Mom Whistle - both pinch hitters come end of day dismissal. So, before you send your team back to their respective desks - be sure to equip yourself prior to hitting the decks!

 

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Calypso Coral / Sophie Hulme Leopard Tote / Cynthia Rowley Flask Bangle / Slip-On Vans / Ban.do Bobbi Pins / Le Specs Cat Eye Sunglasses 

Mrs. Working Girl

Here's to Mrs. Working Girl, no doubt you know her well - she works hard for her money and boy can you tell! Her desk is always a bit disheveled - her head a little unleveled - but her work kicks ass, leaving many awe-struck + bedeviled. She rarely adheres to systems + silly rules - she sometimes partakes in a little mid-day booze - but that's what keeps her WERKIN, so the heck with those who don't approves!! In a flash she turns it on and then turns it out - she's a wrecking ball of brilliance, an asset no doubt! So, if you happen to pass her in the hallway, slap her a HIGH-five - indeed she'll slap you back, and even deliver a little of her jive!

Super Ciccio Eyeglasses in Walrus / Bobbi Brown, Pot Rouge in Hibiscus / Ban.do 17 Month Agenda / Ticonderoga #2 Pencil / Pink Pearl Eraser / Ban.do Back Me Up Mobile Charger / Ban.do Carryall / Slip-On Calculator / Clade Stapler / Pantone Color Bridge / Ban.do Giant Gem Speaker

Summer Polishes and Baubles

Allow me to introduce you to a few of my favorite Summertime friends. They are the gals responsible for my various sunshine-y trends. Nothing looks (and feels) better than your very own glammed up hands - bright, bold, or subtle will always defend and command. So here go the introductions, be sure to pay attention, because each and every piece is worth a special mention...

Mrs. Hollywood Glam: Holly Westhoff Cuff (25% OFF with code mrslilien25) + NARS Polish

Mrs. Sweet as Honey: BaubleBar Script Name Cuff + Deborah Lippman Polish

Mrs. Beach-y Babe: AURÉLIE Cuff + Essie Polish

Mrs. Nature Embracer: Winden Embrace Cuff + elf Polish

 

The Summer Face

It's a 'must-do' routine, a daily regimen and one totally worth the summer haul - A'MEN!!!! It'll have you feeling more rejuvenated than ever, knowing that your Summer face is on + displayed whenever, wherever, and for whomever.

Welcome yourself to the MRS. Summer skin regime: there are 6 MRS essentials that do it for me - the hottest commodities that my Summer face totally needs. It thrives off a good bronzing, thick lashes + luscious lips. But what would a true sunny-months face be without rosy cheeks + perfectly manicured brows?! 

Think about it. Get it. Master it.

You're Welcome.

MRS

Friday Fruit Faces

If you aren't already panting/eyes bulging/on the floor you are not human! I just about dropped dead at the sight of these fabby fruit faced photographs - taken by the brilliant + talented world-renowned photographer, Philip Karlberg. If there's one thing that can make this Friday go by a little faster (and in style) it's THIS! So go check out the rest + enjoy!!!

TGIF! 

Xxx

MRS

Breakfast Energizers

A morning sans energy can truly make your day feel like the WORST of the century! Everything seems to be all kinds of contorted + you cant seem to get yourself any kind of assorted. Well here's the kick that always nails ME in the rump - a quick and fresh brekky that is totes yum in the tum! When oatmeal won't do it, and cereal isn't happening...pull out a few of these and you'll be feeling juiced (not to mention they're flattening!!)

P.S. They were inspired by THIS find!

Happy Brekky-ing!

Xxx

Mrs. Forever Young

The idea of youth can mean many different things - and if you ask me, a life of vibrancy is what it brings! Let's discuss the #YouthList for a moment, shall we? I promise, you'll like what you read, feel and see! This fabby concept of the #YouthList was introduced to me by the peeps at StriVectin - I immediately fell for their inspiring take on living the forever young lifestyle and thus made it my own current obsession! So, I took a long hard look into what I define as a youthful existence - I pulled together my Mrs. #YouthList, outlined above 1-6.  Each one of these components is essential to fulfilling your youthful dreams - and when pulled off successfully, a forever young vibrancy truly reigns supreme. Things like 'Live in the Moment' + 'Ditch Your Doubt'  - in their own way reverse the signs of aging and reduce the urge to louse about.  'Hold Onto Your Daydreams' and 'Nurture The Skin You're In' - give way to confidence boosting juices which is a total win-win! Allowing yourself to 'Make Fairytales A Reality' and 'Paint Thy Lips, Nails + The Town Red' - forces you to reduce stress + get out of your head. All of the above certainly lend themselves to feeling and thus looking young - just as much so as limiting your tanning time in the sun. Now that I'm drinking the youth serum I want to spread the love - so I've partnered up with StriVectin so that I can help you out with all of the above! Panting?? Read on...

I'm going to be crowning a MRS FOREVER YOUNG + gifting her a year of youth - she who wins gets a 1 year supply of StriVectin SD Advanced, yes it's the TRUTH! In order to properly enter you must leave a comment below - telling me which one of my (above) #YouthList items you need to harness, work on and grow. Then re-pin the corresponding pin and state your case in the caption - include the link to your pin in your comment, cross your fingers and wait for my reaction! I'll select the winner that I feel best deserves the crown - she can then do that happy dance, recharge her youthful ways and start to eradicate the lines from her frown!

Winter Lips

There's a secret to withstanding Winter without a worthy doubt, I absolutely assure you...it's perking up your pout! A few strokes of one of these will have you falling to your knees, and anything shorthand is just an utter tease. If there's one thing i've learned over my many beauty-ful years, it's not to cheap out on lipstick (I mean the thought brings me to tears). 

It's time to spruce up and indulge before the change of the season!

Wear your hautest winter face boasting lips of winter shades and strut those city sidewalks with audacity and grace!

Happy Winter Lipping! Xxx

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