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Kopari // Five Products I’ve Been Using Non Stop

October 10, 2017
skincare products

I love skincare products. As I get older I almost feel like I have to make up for every bad skin decisions I made in the past. Why didn’t I listen when my parents told me to lather on the sunscreen?! I digress. When you find a skincare product that works for you, you latch on to it for dear life- this is exactly what I did when I first used Kopari’s coconut melt.

Now I was like many others out there who might be thinking-what’s the difference between this coconut oil and the coconut oil I grab off the grocery shelf at Target? The quality of this coconut oil is aaamazing. Long story short not all coconut oils are created equal. But you can read more about that here!

The following five products have been dominating my skincare game! With the weather starting to get cooler and drier, I know that I don’t have to worry about staying hydrated and glowy and Fall & Winter long.

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Summer BEAUTY Essentials

June 1, 2017

While it’s not quite yet Summer, here in Florida the weather is definitely tricking us into thinking it is! Once June hits and schools are closed, it is basically Summer in my mind.

To get you ready for the upcoming season we’ve been testing out some fun new beauty/skincare products and a few of them have definitely made it to our must-have essentials for Summer.

A couple of these products have been ride or dies since Summer’s past but these new ones are certainly here to stay!

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November 8, 2016

The past year I’ve really started to become invested in taking care of my skin. I’ve always been good about washing my face at night and taking off my makeup, but besides that I really didn’t have a skincare regime.

As I get older I notice little changes in my skin that I’m not fond of. I realized investing in makeup is fun, but if your skin looks unhealthy no makeup will look that great sitting on top of it.

I’ve tried a lot of different product this past year and have been loving what they’ve been doing for my skin! {This post has a lot of what I’ve tried and loved so far}

So when Luminance Skincare contacted me to try out some of their products I was so excited. I thought I’d share with you a quick review of what I tried and what I’m excited to purchase next.

Also they are currently hosting an AMAZING giveaway! 5 winners will win free skincare for a YEAR!! Yessss-an entire year! I mean can you get a better giveaway than that?!

{Click here to enter the giveaway and continue reading for my quick review!}

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Long Hair {don’t} Care

September 28, 2016

I’m always soooo envious of those girls with super long, thick hair that just has so much body!

Mainly I’m jealous of Selena Gomez’s hair in those Pantene commercials haha! It’s so thick and you can style it so many different ways.  Even though my hair is somewhat long, it never seems to reach the actual length I want, and it’s usually pretty thin.

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Current SKINCARE Favorites

September 1, 2016

Skincare is one of the most important things to take seriously.  With all the make up and climate conditions we deal with on a daily basis, it is important to protect our skin!  Whether is super hot and sunny or dry and cold, finding the right product for you is essential!  And applying all different makeup on our skin and constantly touching our face with our hands {guilty!} isn’t the best either, so we need to be sure that we used products that can restore our skin to our natural selves haha.

Here are some of our current favorites!

Tee’s {skincare} Faves

One of the newest face washes I’ve tried…and loved is the Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser.  It has some exfoliating beads which really help by getting into your pores and clearing out the dirt!  It also leaves your skin feeling nice and smooth!

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Another Biore product that I can’t get enough of is the Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser.  This is one of my favorite face washes because it makes my face feel soooo good after I use it.  Something in the cleanser leavings your face feeling super cool and refreshed, and anything to get rid of black heads is right up my alley.  I actually recommend using the baking soda first and then the charcoal cleanser since one exfoliates and the other foams and cleans.

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The next two face wash options that rotate in and out of my shower are Garnier Blackhead Eliminating Scrub and the St. Ives Green Tea Blackhead Clearing Scrub.  Both of these products are phenomenal exfoliators.  I’ve had friends use them and not like how rough they are on their skin. I, on the other hand, love how many beads are in these washes because I feel like they are deep cleaning my pores and taking all the dead skin, dirt, and makeup off of my face.

 I love the St. Ives mainly because it calms the redness on my face and takes away my cherub cheeks haha.  As you can see though, a main theme throughout my cleansers is that they all help clear blackheads.  Both of these washes really help to soften the skin!

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Kat always tells me how crazy I am for using my face cleansers as makeup removers, but I truly love it simply because it works!  It takes all my makeup off while ridding my skin of blackheads and acne!  Who doesn’t want that in their life?!

Kat’s {skincare} Faves

I’ll be honest having super oily skin has in the past scared me away from moisturizing my skin! I was afraid I would just make it more oily-which in turn is the complete opposite of what if actually does. I’ve really been into skincare lately and have already acquired a few must have products.

I have been obsessed with this Phyto Replenish Oil from Dermologica. You know I have been loving that glowy, luminous skin and this product has seriously changed the game. I put this on under my moisturizer before I do my foundation and I swear my foundation applies so much nicer!

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Use code KATHRYNN20 for 20% off on Dermalogica!

My favorite night cream has been the H2O Plus Waterbright Illuminating Night Cream.

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I feel like this has made my skin so much brighter and reduced dark spots from any scarring I’ve had. It feels great on the skin and I love that it has a pump that pushes up the perfect amount of product. You don’t have to dip your hand in the jar or question how much to apply!

To take off my makeup I alternate between two products. My ride or die is definitely the Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser. I have used this for years and swear by it. It exfoliates your skin without any beads and leaves it looking radiant and refreshed.

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A newer product I’ve been using to remove my makeup every night is the Juice Beauty STEM Cellular Cleansing Oil. It removes my makeup and doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry or dehydrated.

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It is definitely a different type of product because you rub the oil on your dry skin first breaking down your makeup, then you add a bit of water. I’m loving how luminous my skin feels after I pat it dry.

My last go-to skin care product are definitely my Pond’s Evening Sooth Makeup Wipes. I’ve tried so many makeup wipes in the past and these are my ultimate favorites. I use them to remove my eye makeup and any trace of face makeup that is left after cleansing.

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They now have Cold Cream technology built in which I love because I feel like they are extra soothing. I definitely can’t live without these!

We’d love to hear some of your skincare favorites and recommendations. We are all about trying new products and are always on the lookout for some new favorites!



Let’s get [ G L O W I N G ]

July 14, 2016

It’s Summertime which in my book means glowy skin!

I mean living in Florida glowy basically means sweaty, let’s be real. Summer temps are brutal here buuuut I feel half the fun of dealing with the heat is making the most of your sweaty glistening skin.

Now my skin type is definitely oily so I have to be really careful when achieving a glowy makeup look. I don’t want to go too overboard or I can just look like an oily, sweaty mess.

Not the look most of us ladies go for, am i right?

If you’re on the drier or normal skin side you don’t have to be as careful when applying your glow!

I’m going to share with you my favorite products this Summer to achieve that glowing skin look.

Think that JLO glow.




Now even though I’m an oily skin gal, I still need to moisturize. My favorite for the Summer has been the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. They make a normal version and one for extra dry skin. It absorbs super fast and is the first thing I apply before any makeup.

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The number one must for glowy skin is definitely hydrated skin!


This is the trick that will set you up for a ‘glow from within‘ look. Mixing your foundation with a couple of drops of a liquid highlighter or illuminator will make your entire face glow.

I have been looooving the L’Oreal Pro Glow Foundation. It is lightweight and so perfect for the hotter temps.


I mix that in with a pump of my Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer for that extra glow.

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Beauty Boxes!

January 20, 2016

A few years ago, Kat’s best friend bought her a Birchbox subscription for her birthday. Neither of us ever heard of Birchbox, but as soon as she got her first one in the mail we were obsessed!  Not only is the actual box super pretty haha but what comes inside is actually awesome, usable stuff. Continue Reading


Get READY with us //NYE edition//

December 30, 2015

Now in no way are we makeup artists, but we loveeee playing with makeup and trying new products.

It is so fun to create an entire makeup look that can transform your outfit and kick it up a notch {or two, haha}.


Today I did a fun grey and silver smokey eye on Tee that would be perfect for New Year’s Eve! Even if you are just wearing a simple outfit, this eye makeup will transform your look perfect for a fun party or event-or just hanging on your couch drinking champs, which is always a good idea!

Keep on reading for a step by step guide on how to recreate this fun look!

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//Favorite Everyday Makeup Products//

November 18, 2015

If you know me, you know that along with fashion I loveee anything makeup related. I love trying new products and techniques (even if I’m not always the best at it!). On the weekends, I love going all out with my makeup because as a teacher, during the week I reallyyy don’t have much time to get ready in the morning.

I’ve gotten my makeup routine during the week down to under 10 minutes, and I use some super affordable products to do it! Waking up at the crack of dawn comes with some dark under eye circles so I swear by these few products to complete a fresh faced look that won’t scare my students!

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