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1. versed mask // 2. jelly peel // 3. foaming cleanser // 4.lip therapy 5. Cleanse Balm with scrubber (Atalie only uses the scrubber) 6. skin ceuticals serum 7. bliss moisturizer 8. Tula Cleanser (use code SHALICE for 20% off) 9. eye cream

A year ago, Atalie came to me and said mom look, I have these red things on my nose! Her 8 year old brother said, “woah, Atalie has a ton of bug bites on her nose!” While we found out they were in fact not bug bites but pimples. Atalie was entering puberty and I won’t lie, I was a little scared. She’s my first, our guinea pig who taught Reid and I so much about parenting. All I knew to do was give her clean beauty products, and the knowledge that I knew. I taught her there are 4 easy steps to washing your face:

  1. Rinse with lukewarm water to cleanse
  2. Use your fingertips to apply cleanser
  3. Use a washcloth or scrubber to wash your face.
  4. Apply serum and moisturizer

I handed her Tula cleanser (use code SHALICE for 20% off), a scrubber, and moisturizer and we were off. Our first mommy daughter clean your face party! I told her about pores and how to clean them with Biore strips, kinda fun to use, and you definitely look funny wearing them. Oh the price of beauty I tell her! I remind her that true beauty isn’t skin deep and that its the hidden person of the heart that really matters. Especially later in life and when faced with disappointment or heartache. We can take care of our bodies, exfoliate our faces, and moisturize our dry skin, but that is merely white washing the surface. Cultivating a beautiful heart is the highest calling. That, my friends, is what I tell my daughters.

“but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.” 1 Pt 3:4 ESV

*Shot on location at Park MGM Las Vegas

With the influx of new products and new devices that promise everything from tighter lips to tighter tummies to tighter everything, it gets a little confusing in the marketplace.

I was originally introduced to NuFACE products from my mom who gave me my first NuFACE mini device. Already familiar with the toning and lifting my NuFACE mini device did, I researched the body device. I’m always crazy about new beauty gadgets. Just ask Reid!

After I had Levi, I knew I needed to do something about my stomach especially, as it had stretched out for the fifth time! I must say, women’s bodies are amazing!

Instead of getting down on myself for having a less than desirable stomach, aka wrinkly with weird lines (Thanks Levi!), I decided I needed to do something about it. Without surgery, I knew that to get the stomach I wanted, required a good diet and exercise as well. 

How do you use the NuBODY?

I use it at night before bed. I even walk around with it because I’m a busy mom. It takes about five minutes after the application of the gel. I use it on my stomach in circular motions just as I do to tone and lift my face with the NuFACE mini or trinity device.

What are some tips for using my NuBODY device?

  • Results you FEEL instantly and SEE over time.
  • NuFACE is known for the instant lift you get with their facial devices. The same is not true for your booty, unfortunately! But after just 1 NuBODY treatment your skin will feel more firm and more energized, and with continued use, you’ll see the improvements over time.
  • You have to use NuBODY to see the results.
  • Like exercise, you have to do the crunches to reap the benefits. And with NuBODY, you have to do your 5-minute treatment 5 days per week to see the results in your target area. (1 stomach = 5 min treatment; 2 arms = 10 minute treatment.)
  • Quick and easy treatment.
  • Don’t target your whole body or you’ll be spending 30-minutes a day with NuBODY and that’s not reasonable for most. Target your arms, stomach, thighs, or butt; not all!  If you’re targeting dimples, you can just hold the device in place while you binge watch your favorite show or multi-task. Add some glides when it feels good, but it doesn’t need to be 10-minutes of movement.

What results have I seen personally?

I have seen my stomach more toned after I use the NuBODY device. See these before/after pictures. I love that I’m actually doing something for myself in the midst of busy mom life. Even if it is 5 minutes a day. Who doesn’t have 5 minutes? If you don’t, there’s a problem! It feels good to get a spa treatment AT HOME. So many times I have scheduling conflicts but would love a much-needed spa treatment. The founders of NuFACE are mothers and I’m grateful for a device that tones my stomach and smoothes the lines right in the comfort of my home.

FYI, there is a promo going on right now. No code needed, 2 free 10 oz gel primers with a NuBODY purchase, a $96 value. No code needed! Get your NuBODY here.

NuBODY // Prep-N-Glow sheets (great for cleansing while traveling) Gel Primer (leave on and hydrating)

The “After” picture. Taken 8 months after I gave birth to Levi. I used the NuBODY once a day in the evening.

Thank you NuFACE for sponsoring this post. All opinions my own!

Tanning 101

by Shalice Noel

How I tan

Hello! One of my most frequently asked questions is how I keep a year-round tan. It’s important to know my natural skin color is olive toned from my mom’s Portuguese side. So I’ll admit, lot’s of tanning products don’t do much for me. I also don’t like tanning products with a lot of scents and I hate an orange skin tone. So, let’s get right to it – what do I use?!

The secret to a natural tan and 391 reviews and 20k likes on Sephora don’t lie! I’ve been using  Isle of Paradise (IOP) drops for a couple of months now.

First, I love the customizable color. Depending on what time of year it is, and how much beach time I have, I adjust my color by using more or fewer drops (follow instructions on the bottle for more info). I started doing this because I’m no longer “laying out” for extended periods of time like I did in my twenties. UV rays just aren’t healthy, and let’s be real, no one has 3-4 hours to lay out in the sun all day? I know I don’t. Because laying out is no longer an option, I knew I didn’t want a tan that rubbed off or looked fake and Isle of Paradise was just the ticket.

How do I use the drops?

Before I do anything, I exfoliate. You want to do this beforehand using this brush. In order to get the best results, you must start with clean, exfoliated skin.

Next, I mix a couple of drops into my favorite moisturizer. Your tan will turn out dry and steaky if you don’t mix and apply with moisturizer, so don’t apply it directly. I rub it in it all over my body except my face. To apply the tan there, I switch to my face moisturizer and mix a couple of drops in and apply to my face and neck. I do this about two times a week. It leaves my skin baby soft and retains the color.

Lastly, after I “tan”, I do not exfoliate unless I want to wash off the tan. I haven’t experienced any breakouts on my face, either (knock on wood!). There is a bit of a wait time before the tan actually shows up so I recommend applying right before you go to bed. This way it has about 8 hours to process. And most importantly, don’t forget to wash your hands! You’ll wake up with stained, streaky hands if you do!

Now, break out that dress and show off those tan legs!

These are products I use and LOVE!

Before tanning, always exfoliate with a body brush. The Tan Luxe tan drops I add to my favorite moisturizer, and cover evenly.

Tan Towels are kind of an all in one. I always exfoliate before applying, I never put it on my face (since my face is sensitive), and always wash my hands after applying it.

The Vitamin C Serum quenches your skin in so many ways. I credit an even skin tone and glow to this product.

The Airbrush finish when applied to the T-zone, gives a mattifying look. I love the “finished” look this gives.

Summer Fridays face mask when applied to a clean face, leaves skin dewy and moisturized in just 10 min. No need to rinse. Also, it comes in a mini size if you don’t want to pay $50, and curious to see what the buzz is all about.

1. Tan luxe drops // 2. Vitamin C Serum // 3. Tan towels 4. Airbrush finish 5. Eyeshadow pallette // 6. Isle Paradise drops // 7. Face Mask
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I got a lot of questions when I featured this little tool in my stories the other day. Tera, the owner of NuFace, came to my house to give me a treatment with her new device – the FIX! I was so looking forward to this facial lift and it was just what I needed on a rainy Friday. Who doesn’t want to tone and lift their face? I saw the real results when she lifted the left half of my face and left the right side. OH MY. The left side was perky and lifted, the right side looked tired.

To get this result, she used both the mini device and the new FIX on my fine lines. Using both devices, she said, will give you the overall best results. I asked her when is the best time of day to use the FIX, she said she applies it in the morning or on the airplane or car. It has a convenient USB cord to recharge it. It also has a 3 min motor (it shuts off after 3 min), so you can do 3 min on each side of your face. And don’t forget the forehead!

She calls the FIX pen an “eraser.” The “mini” device lifts the neck as well. Don’t forget the neck – it’s the most forgotten part (at least it is for me) and SO important. No one wants a wrinkly neck. Watch how founder, Tera lifts her neck using the trinity here. One of the most frequently asked questions was if I can get just one product, which would it be? I would say the mini since it has an overall lifting and toning effect. I lost the charging cord to my mini, though, so I’ve been using the FIX daily. I’ve been loving my more “awake” look. It’s like a work-out for my face!

How do I use the Trinity device?

  1. Cleanse with an oil-free cleanser
  2. Apply the gel primer
  3. Start with your neck, glide towards the back of the neck
  4. Turn your device on – they recommend on ‘high’ but you can adjust to your comfort.
  5. Apply gel to jawline, cheeks, and forehead.
  6. Always glide slowly and in upward motion. Enjoy the results!

The “FIX” // The “Mini” // the “Trinity” // I just purchased this one today and sold out at Nordstrom but found here: “NuBody Skin Toning Device” I plan to use it on my stomach where my last birth left some marks, stay tuned for results! It promises to tone, firm, and smooth away the look of dimples and cellulite. My mom gave me the Nuface mini years ago and loved using it and the lift until I lost the power cord! Shop them below:

Please send any additional questions you have. Have a great weekend!

TOP 10 Red Lipsticks

by Shalice Noel

Sometimes the best accessory is not a bag or shoe but a RED LIP. Those listed below are lip colors my readers on Instagram gave me. I have already tried Bare Minerals “Srsly Red” but can’t wait to try Kosas, the clean beauty line. A clean beauty lipstick isn’t a bad option, after all the average girl eats 4 lbs of lipstick in her lifetime! Don’t forget “Give a women the right lipstick and she can conquer the world”and Bill Blass said, when in doubt, “wear red.” I can’t say I disagree.

Happy Valentines Day!

bare minerals “srsly red” // feels so grand by MAC (red) // Burning Love by MAC
Maybelline Hot Lava // Clean beauty – KOSAS Thrillist // Dior 999 in Matte // Kat Von D outlaw // MAC Ruby Woo // Nars Lip pencil in “Cruella” // Anastasia “American Doll”

Tunic cc POSKA RESORTWEAR

Obsessing over the @FountainofTruthBeauty The Truth Insa-Face Lift Elixir from founder @giulianarancic, a lightweight treatment to help reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.  It includes the Super Bio-Ferment Complex (included in all Fountain of Truth products) to help achieve softer, smoother more luminous skin.  Shortly after giving birth to Levi, everyone was asking what I was using on my face for that glow. After using it for only a few days, I have noticed my skin feels tighter already. And did I mention, I love the smell!

Some of the clinical testing results that I felt were worth mentioning:  *97% of participants showed improvement in the appearance of crow’s feet fine lines and wrinkles after 24 hours  and 100% of participants showed improvement after 6 weeks.

The way I use it – after washing my face morning and night I apply about 1-2 pumps to face and neck area.  Simple as that!  And now you can try it too by using my personal code FOTLUVSHALICE for 20% off at fountainoftruthbeauty.com!

 


If you ask anyone who knows me, knows I’m not an expert at makeup and keep my look pretty minimal. I prefer minimal and it fits my fast paced life of running a household of six and soon to be seven. I don’t have time to sit in front of the mirror in the morning, so what’s my 5min routine you ask, here it is. I try and put on primer (Supergoop sunscreen that acts as primer and great for this LA heatwave) concealer (a mix of RMS and Jouer concealers), bronzer and Jouer highlighter. I’ve also mentioned before, I try and use this face tanner 3x a week for some color to my face minus the UV Rays and potential damage from the sun. And. if I’m honest, I do the above while sitting at the breakfast table, strategically avoiding the honey and sticky oatmeal spills on my makeup bag, and in between homework help and clean up. One day I’ll have time for false lashes and maybe another layer of bronzer, but in the meantime, less is MORE, and I’d rather be a good mom balancing momlife with just enough bronzer and highlighter to feel a little extra. I think us mom deserve at least that.

Leopard Skirts

 

Black and White Cami’s on Repeat

A short note on this Cle De Peau Lip Glorifier. It enhances your natural lip colors with ingredients like shea butter, glow-oil base, and gave my lips softness and appearing a little more plump. Its great for a girl on the go who whats a natural glow along with her natural look. This product makes me think of my sister who says no lip color looks good on her, she needs this lip product that just naturally brings out her natural color without adding to it. I can’t wait for her to try it.

What’s your 5 min routine? Do share!

 

Cuyana Travel Case // Cle De Peau Lip Glorifier // Cami // Similar Skirt // Earrings

1. Reset Oil-in-Serum (I use this at night and yes it makes crows feet appear less visable. Try for yourself!) //2. Immortelle Divine Cream // 3. Immortelle Divine Eyes (the skin under our eyes is the thinnest, so to avoid wrinkles I apply this stuff!) 4. Immortelle Divine Youth Oil (I used this day and night until Reset Oil was introduced. Now, I use youth oil in the AM, and Reset in the PM. It makes my skin feel amazing!) 5. Immortelle Oil Make-up Remover (just that, I use it to remove my makeup!) 6. Immortelle Precious Mist LA is SO dry, so I like to spray this as much as I can after my cleansing routine and as a make-up setting spray.

I’m wearing Yumi Kim kimono similar in a DRESS VERSION // Levis cutoffs SIMILAR worn with a BELLA BAND// White BP tank // Cowboy boots

Early Saturday morning Reid and I and headed to The Grove to see the L’Occitane truck. Did you hear about it? It was soo adorable. It was this real vintage truck painted yellow. Nick from L’Occitane was there to share that this truck is a nod to their early beginnings when Olivier Baussan, a soap maker who in 1976 used a truck to sell his freshly milled soaps in the south of France.

What did the truck hold you ask? It was stuffed with their customer favorites as well as Christmas preview stocking stuffers! I picked up some of those very charming stocking stuffers for my mom and spritzed myself off during the heat of the LA sun.

I loved seeing some of my faves like the shea butter tin. I use it to lather primarily on dry spots and my belly to avoid stretch marks. I also spotted another one of my
favorites—the Reset Oil-in-Serum! One of the things L’Occitane does well is to not discontinue great products. It’s my pet peeve when companies end a good product.

I love that this charming truck is a nod to the company’s humble beginnings. It shared the basics that would change the way we wash our face and moisturize our bodies, the French way. Do yourself a favor if you’re in LA, and do not miss this charming truck and pick up a gift from Provence for your friends and yourself. 🙂 It’s there till the end of October.

Read more here about where the L’Occitruck is off to next!

Shop some of my favorites below like the shea butter that I lather on my belly 😉

I’ve tried to make skincare a big focus in my life for a while now, but the older I get (and the more my kids stress me out), the more emphasis I put on having a consistent routine. I’ve been using L’Occitane products for forever because they’re like magic in a bottle, so when they released RESET, I knew I had to give it a go. It has been amazing!
Between the kids, work and trying to squeeze in quality time with the hubs, sometimes I think I only have a skincare routine because it’s a few minutes of the day that truly belong to me. It gives me a moment of very much needed self-care. Plus adding an overnight treatment like RESET to my routine renews my skin and gets me ready for my hectic and busy day ahead. Now if only RESET could babysit the kids. 😉 
In all seriousness though, life is busy, but don’t forget to take some time for yourself. With stress, sun, pollution and fatigue, the first place it’ll all show up is your face, trust me. So if you’re looking for something new to try or are just looking for a little “you time”, I highly recommend L’Occitane RESET.