Hi, I’m Brittany!

 

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My name is Brittany, and I am a Charleston girl, born & raised. I am a wife and dog mama to my two precious babies. This blog has been something I have wanted to do for so long, but I had so many things holding me back, but this year I finally gave myself the push I needed to begin. I am a self-taught makeup artist, and makeup has always been my biggest passion. Starting back in middle school, always doing my friends makeup in the restrooms before class started LOL. So, after years of practicing, watching every single Jaclyn Hill makeup tutorial on youtube 100+ times, I pretty much knew this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

Makeup allows me to be myself, and creative and most importantly helps me make women feel beautiful and that in itself is so rewarding to me. I do makeup for weddings, photoshoots, date nights, etc. and I also recently decided to start doing makeup lessons for anyone who wants to learn my tips and tricks or just can’t get the hang of doing makeup, I’m here to help. If you’re interested in booking, you can go to my contact page and message me or contact me through social media. I decided to make this blog because I now have something that is my own where I can be myself, share all of my makeup looks and tips in detail, instead of just in an Instagram caption. I also have a huge love for fashion and fitness which I will be incorporating into posts for y’all as well.

I will be doing a FAQ blog post soon for y’all to get to know more about me in detail but for now I will tell you a little bit about myself:

I’m a homebody for sure, but I do occasionally like to go out to a movie or run errands, but I would choose take out, my couch with my hubs and the pups watching Netflix over going out any day. I LOVE football so much and always look forward to watching my games with a giant beer. Obviously, I am a Carolina Gamecocks fan! I do not have a filter whatsoever and it has always gotten me in trouble…but I don’t really care because that is who I am. If I’m not at Ulta, then I am at Target. I keep up with the Kardashians more than I keep up with my own life. I am always watching the show whenever it’s on, because I am obsessed. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I probably get asked relationship advice more than anything. I have always been obsessed with love and I have seen a lot of different relationships and learned from those and I also have read almost every book about marriage and love out there. Lastly, I love Taylor Swift with all of my being. To me, she is the definition of a perfect role model, and if you don’t like her, then we cant be friends. (Just kidding).

I hope that through my blog posts I can connect with y’all and become closer. I will always be 100% honest in all of my posts and all opinions are my own. I truly only share products that I personally use and love. I am so excited to share my love for all things beauty, fashion, and lifestyle and I hope that I can somehow inspire you!

If you ever want to ask me anything, don’t hesitate to reach out. I check my Instagram DMs and email daily.

I love y’all!

XOXO, Brit

My Skincare Routine

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I am constantly getting comments and DMs from all of you babes on my instagram account commenting on how amazing my skin looks and asking what I use, and first I want to say that I am so beyond flattered by the compliments and questions from ya’ll because to be honest, I have struggled finding the best skincare routine and products for YEARS! Basically, anything you can think of from high end, to drugstore products, I have tried, and none of them gave me the results that I wanted.

I have been using TULA  products for about 2 months now, and holy moly….I am completely hooked, and I have never been so happy with my skin before. I am going to give details below on all of the products I use daily, the order I use them, how I use them, and exactly what they do for your skin.

DAA0F3CD-0C98-44AD-B321-B649AB81D480Before I jump in with the products, let’s talk a little about what Tula products are and what they do for your skin and why I LOVE them so much!

  • They use probiotics as the foundation of ALL their products! Probiotics help lock in moisture, keep your skin very hydrated which I absolutely love, because I have normal-dry skin, and also help with dullness + redness, irritation + inflammation.
  • These products are great for ALL skin types and they are super gentle because they are made with all clean, non-harmful ingredients and they are cruelty free.
  •  They formulate their products with superfoods and safe ingredients which are so great for improving your skin such as, Vitamin C, Vitamin A + E,  AHAs, + retinol.
  • Pretty much everything you are looking for as far as skin improvement + anti-aging, Tula has got you covered.
  • It’s a quick and simple skincare routine, which I love and I know you will too, because no one likes a long, complicated routine.It’s a quick and simple routine, which I love and I know you will too because no one likes a long, complicated skincare routine.

THE BEST PART IS: Tula offers a skincare quiz on their website, which I will link here for ya’ll to take. It is a quick quiz where you answer a few questions about your skin type, and your skin concerns + then you get hand-picked products that are perfect for your skin needs. I took the quiz and then purchased my mini size starter kit (it lasts about a month) and it’s way easier to do that rather than choose random items and go through trial + error to see what works best. Take the quiz here

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My Tula Skincare Routine:

  • I start off using the Purifying Face Cleanser which is by far the best face cleanser I have ever used. It is a gel cleanser, super gentle and cleans deep into your pores, removes all of your makeup, and will not strip or over dry your skin. I use this morning and night and my favorite thing about this product is how soft it makes your skin.
  • Next, I use the product that has changed my skin, The Pro-Glycolic 10% PH Resurfacing Gel this is my favorite part of my routine mainly because since using this I have not had ONE breakout! After I wash my face, I apply a couple pumps onto a cotton round, and gently dab it all over my face morning and night. It is an alcohol free toner that removes all dirt, and leaves your skin so smooth and refreshed.
  • I have been using anti-aging products for years, because, it’s easier to PREVENT wrinkles and lines, than it is to TREAT them, and this product is perfect to prevent all signs of aging. So, with that being said The Volume Defense Deep Wrinkle Serum is a milky serum which targets fine lines + wrinkles by combining probiotics with retinol + vitamin c. I have noticed a lot of improvement with this product in just a short amount of time. I use this morning and night right after my resurfacing gel. To apply, I take a tiny pump (a little goes a long way) and rub it together in my hands, then just press (DO NOT RUB) it onto my face.
  • Next is a moisturizer that I use only about twice a week because it is a anti-aging overnight treatment that is only needed once in awhile. That is the Overnight Skin Rescue Treatment I am obsessed with the results of this treatment because my skin looks so dewy when I use this. It helps fine lines + winkles and improves the firmness of your skin. When you wake up in the morning, you will be AMAZED!
  • Next is the moisturizer that I use morning and evening (when I am not using the overnight treatment) it is the Aqua Infusion Oil-Free Gel Cream Ya’ll will be so in love with this bad boy because, they say putting this moisturizer on is equivalent to drinking 8 glasses of water!!! All you need are 2 pumps for your entire face and it sinks right in. No mess, no thickness, this stuff is incredible!
  • About once a week, I use the Dual-Phase Skin Reviving Treatment Pads It is a 2 sided pad that gives you skin softer than a baby, and it is basically like an at home facial. You put use the white side first which applies a serum all over your face, then flip the pad over to the blue side and that is the exfoliation part which you rub in circular motions for 1-2 minutes. Some of the ingredients in this include, lactic acid which gives you a bright complexion. Witch Hazel, which removes excess oil, and Willow bark extract which is salicylic to exfoliate which helps clears your pores.
  • Lastly, a face mask I use twice a week, and you NEED this face mask in your life.  The Exfoliating Treatment Mask It is a detoxifying clay mask which gently exfoliates and improves your skin tone. You simply apply the mask, leave it on for 10 minutes, then wet your hands and gently massage the mask into your face for about 2 minutes, then rinse it off.

 

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I hope that this was helpful for ya’ll. I have truly never been impressed, so happy, and so confident in my skin. Tula has changed my life and I will forever be a fan, and be whole heartedly devoted. I worked so hard on this post (my first post) and I am and always will be 100% honest with ya’ll about everything that I use.

Tula was kind enough to give me a discount code to share with ya’ll:

-Use code BLONDEBELLE at checkout to get 20% off your entire TULA purchase. You can use this code more than once, so if you want to order more products that you like then just use code BLONDEBELLE again to save 20% off your entire purchase.

Thank you so much for reading babes, and I hope you give TULA a try, and if you do, please leave me a comment or DM me on Instagram to let me know your thoughts!

XOXO, Brit