Superior Skin Giveaway

There are two things I know all of you love—great skincare products and swag, which is why I’m excited to announce a giveaway I’m doing with Female Blogger RT, Superior Skin and several other bloggers (check them out, their links are below). Yep. It’s a whole big collab thing.

First of all, can we talk about how much I love Female Blogger RT? Follow them on Twitter right now because they retweet the best content from female bloggers. Literally, all they do is help other women! From my estimates, I think they’ve racked up approximately 1 zillion extra karma points. And now they are about to acquire a few more

So, what is this amazing swag you could win? A bottle of GrenzCine™ which is an anti-aging serum worth over $300. The active ingredients in this product are Vitamin C (which is not just for colds and OJ, your skin NEEDS this stuff) and a patented molecule called Polyamine DAB.

GrenzCine™ was developed by Vivier Pharma and Dr. Kenneth Dolynchuk, who is a plastic surgeon. You know how I feel about plastic surgeons and skincare! He formulated this product through over 30 years of clinical research (which is a LONG TIME) and ended up with over five patents.

So, what are the benefits of using GrezCine™?

·      It makes your skin thicker and firmer.

·      This product boosts the affects of your other products and procedures such as retinoids (you know I’m obsessed with retinoids), chemical peels, microneedling, microdermabrasion, laser treatments and any old school exfoliation we know is a part of your routine.

·      Activating collagen in your face.

·      It tells wrinkles and fine lines to go away-- seriously!

·      Overall, this product just makes your skin look brighter, younger and all around more fabulous.

So what do you have to do to score yourself a free bottle?

Just follow the directions below. By the way, if you aren’t a giveaway person, I want you to know we are giving away three bottles, so your chances of winning are better than you probably anticipated. Also, if you’ve made it this far, you probably are a giveaway person.

GOOD LUCK!

And be sure to visit all of our fabulous hosting bloggers!

Amanda  /  Lindsey  /  Monica  /  Swathi  /  Natalie


Contest will end on August 9. FBRT will announce 3 winners on Twitter. Superior Skin will send prizes to winners directly. By entering the giveaway widget below, you give permission to Superior Skin to contact you via email. Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents. 

Special thanks to Female Blogger RT for taking better photos than I can. 

Slumber Party Series Part Three: Sheets, Duvets & A Giveaway

Happy National Sleep Awareness Week and welcome to part three of the Slumber Party series! This installment is all about my favorite duvets and sheets. But first, a giveaway!

I’ve teamed up with Slumbr, which is a company that makes the most amazing pillows (they make you relax faster than a valium and champagne) and Poéthique, which is an eco-luxe brand of 100% plant-based skincare products. 

Everything you need to know is on Instagram. Good luck. You can also click here for the official rules and other things the law requires me to post, etc.

Now let’s get the party started on bedding. I’m a duvet girl and down insert (aka down comforter) kind of girl. I know some people like regular comforters and no duvet, but I don’t. Sorry. If you enjoy a good comforter vs duvet debate, there’s a great post on Apartment Therapy.

Also, I know there are alternatives to down, but for me, there is no alternative. Would you rather drift off to sleep in a comfy cloud of down or sandwiched between clumps of cotton/polyester fill? Didn’t think so. Down is just so lux. Furthermore, a decent down comforter will last you forever. I took my parents’ old one with me to college and I still use it for guests to this day. Honestly, it's probably like 15 years old at this point. So buy the real thing. It's worth it. 

Here are some of my favorite duvets along with sheet suggestions for maximum style and comfort.

Dwell Studio Chinoserie Duvet

If you couldn’t tell from the picture above with my dogs, I love my Dwell Studio Chinoserie Duvet. It’s soft, stylish and looks good with any style of bed or headboard. As they say in Portlandia, put a bird on it

Marimekko Kesahelle Sheets

While I’m normally not a fan of mixing patterns, I really like the way Marimekko’s Keashelle sheets coordinate with the Dwell Studio duvet. The stripes contrast the birds without getting too busy.

Missoni Patrick Duvet

Missoni bedding is kind of my dream. It’s Italian (omg, do you feel a Dresses to Decor coming on, I know I do!) and impossible to mistake for anything else. The Patrick Duvet provides a great focal point for a room, especially if you have simple bedroom furniture. 

Sky 500 Thread Count Sheet Set

If you’re going to have a Missoni duvet, you can’t go crazy with patterned sheets unless you want to give the person you are sleeping with a seizure. Sky’s 500 Thread Count Sheets are available in two perfect colors to work with the Missoni Duvet, which are orange (I get it, not for everyone) and lavender (the safer choice). 

Anthropologie Georgina Duvet

Anthropologie’s Georgina Duvet is like that person who walks into the party and everyone stares and gasps at their beauty. An interesting update of the Shabby Chic style, it is available in white and cream as well as the muted blue color that is pictured. 

Anthropologie Embroidered Sateen Sheet Set

With a classic scalloped edge, Anthropologie’s Embroidered Sateen Sheet Set is the perfect compliment to balance the Georgia Duvet. Remember, no one wants to get busy in a bed that looks too busy. 

Anthropologie Tolouse Duvet

The Toulouse Duvet by Anthropologie is what you choose if the person you are sharing your bed with thinks the Georgina is too feminine for their taste. A little more muted and modern, it has just enough ruffle going on. 

Sweet Home Collection 1800 Thread Count Sheets

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Dark on dark starts to look goth. Don’t be a downer. The crisp mint color of these shockingly affordable 1800 thread count sheets from Sweet Home Collection is a fresh compliment to the dark Tolouse Duvet.

Serena & Lilly Cherry Duvet

Serena & Lilly’s Cherry duvet is technically kids bedding (so it’s only available in twin and full/queen sizes, boo), but it was too cute not to include in this roundup. What adult wouldn’t love these cheery cherries?  I die for this to dress up a guest room. 

Comphy Sheets

Sometimes, less is more. I think if you are going to use a fun fruit print duvet, plain white sheets are best. And I found the most comfortable ones are from a brand called Comphy. I swear, I can’t make this up.

I discovered these sheets when I was getting acupuncture from Colette Widrin at Askeo Theraputics last week. She had the softest sheets on her table. I was literally never so comfortable having someone insert needles into me. Comphy sheets are made from magic, clouds and microfiber from heaven. 

So Last Week... Things I Read That Are Totally Worth Your Time

Photo by  Hayley Fisk

Photo by Hayley Fisk

Happy Sunday! I am writing this from my bed because I’m exhausted. I’ve had a very tiring, but exciting week. Yesterday, I had a photoshoot for Kinx Active, which is a new brand of activewear cosmetics. I can’t wait to tell you more about Kinx and share all of the pictures with you soon. In the meantime, I’m doing a giveaway. All the details are on Instagram.

After you’ve entered the giveaway, don’t forget to check out some of the posts I came across last week. As always, they’re totally worth your time. 

The Cut: 50 Simple Pieces For Building A Classic Wardrobe

Classic clothing is always a good investment. Here are fifty suggestions.  How many of these do you have?

The Lady Gang: Kate Sommerville Skincare Notes

If you aren’t listening to The Lady Gang Podcast, you should. A few weeks ago, they interviewed Kate Sommerville and it was one of the best beauty podcasts I’ve ever heard. This post is the Spark Notes version of the episode. This information won’t change your life, but it will change your skin, so that’s close enough.

Vogue: Forty Things I've Learned In Forty Years

Listen to your not-so-elder elders. This is important stuff!

Man Repeller: Why I'm Done Dressing Down

I related to this essay because I work from home and rarely dress up. Like Claire Beerman, I’m trying to pick up my game. Perhaps #ootd on Instagram is in my future.

Ali Levine: Wardrobe Wednesday All Dressed Up

Celeb stylist Ali Levine makes some fancy and affordable wardrobe suggestions that are especially applicable to those who read the Man Repeller link.