My Daily Routine
A few weeks ago, Elizabeth Arden reached out about sharing how I use my favorite products from their Eight Hour collection and I couldn’t say “yes!” fast enough. I have been a fan of EA for years (see here & here!) and use their products daily. If you have never tried their line, you need to. The lipsticks are a great way to start (and get hooked!), but their skincare line is magical!
I know I’ve said this one million times before, but I’m picky about what I use on my skin. I have to be, and so should you. My skin is very fair and very sensitive, so I have to put in extra work to keep it healthy and happy! These products are ones I really do use and love.
So, rather than giving you a run-down, I thought it would be fun to show you just how I use these products every day and all day!
Let’s start with that morning wake-up call!
Have you ever made it to 3pm and realized all you’ve had to drink are those two cups of coffee in the morning?
To avoid that, I started a habit of beginning each day by drinking a giant bottle of water and spraying Hydrating Mist on my face before my 6 a.m. class at the gym. Because I start early, I’ve found I’m more apt to keep it up for the rest of the day.
What I love about the Miracle Mist is that it smells delicious, it wakes me up, and I can use it all day long. Not only do I use it before the gym, but I use it after as well. Also, it can be used as a makeup setting spray! This product is a lifesaver during the summer months here in Florida, especially if you keep it in the fridge!
My Work Day
Perfect for those unpredictable work days!
Whether I’m heading into a meeting or working from my desk all day, I’m still constantly thinking about my skin. I use the Miracle Oil on my legs and arms to give me that extra glow when I’m heading out. The oil gives a really nice sheen, it smells like heaven, and it is a better fit in the hot summer months than a thick body lotion.
I also really love the Eight Hour Cream to use on my cuticles and hands while I’m at my desk. The cream itself has multiple uses, so it’s perfect to keep on your desk. I often use it as lip balm and to calm fly aways. It’s one of those products that is perfect to keep in your desk drawer at work.
Dinner with Friends
Solving the “going-out-after-work” dilemma.
Usually, I don’t have enough time for a full beauty make-over between my work day and dinner with friends or a date night with Ryan, but I try to at least look like I did. There are two transition tricks that never fail!
I swap out my studs for a pair of statement earrings and my subtle lipstick for a more dramatic red! The Eight Hour Cream Lip Balm in “Berry” is my favorite right now. It’s really moisturizing and adds a lot of color! It’s perfect to swipe on before dinner.
My Nightly Routine
The one thing I do every evening…
My nightly routine changes with every season. In the cooler months, I naturally use a thicker moisturizer and cream than I do during the warmer (muggier!) months. But the one thing that just about never changes is my use of eye cream. It doesn’t matter how warm it is outside, I always use a heavier based eye cream at night. I love the feeling of waking up with super hydrated eyes! I use the Night Time Miracle Cream around my eyes during the summer and all over during the winter and when we travel.
I have recently found my skin looks duller when we travel and needs A LOT of extra attention. This cream really helps keep my completion from looking too tired while airport hopping!
So, now that I’ve walked you through my entire day…
It’s your turn! Tell me what products you are using and what’s keeping your skin bright more than eight hours of your day!
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Photography by Danielle Nichol
In Partnership with Elizabeth Arden. All opinions are my own.