By Erin Baynham
You may or may not know this about me, but I’m a social media addict. Back in 2009, I was using my old slow Blackberry to share what I could to my, like, 12 Twitter followers. That mentality has stuck with me ever since. I always live tweet my favorite shows, and there’s no way I can keep a tasty looking meal to myself. And to be honest, it’s not healthy. My husband has said “stop scrolling” or “get off your phone” more times than I can count. When I look for news, I check my social media feed before I look at a news app.
Recently I took a 24 hour social media cleanse. This was 24 hours of logging out of all of my accounts, and avoiding the temptation to log back in. If you’re a social media fanatic like I am, you’ll have to check out ABC’s new show Selfie, airing Tuesday, Sept 30th 8pm/7pm Central. I wish I could take selfies as well as Eliza, but I can’t.
I had no idea how difficult this cleanse would be! It’s second nature for me to post a makeup picture or a song that I haven’t heard in awhile. Seriously, I don’t think twice about it. There were so many little things that made me want to jump on Twitter and post an update.
On a positive note, I sat on the couch and watched a show and didn’t have anything nearby to distract me. That’s very new for me. Usually the show is background talking, while I post or blog away. Not this time. I actually saw every facial expression, every bit of B-roll, everything.
I even spent some time trying to organize my makeup room. I went through and collected most of the fragrances and put them in one area. I also tackled my foundations, powders and concealers. As you see, that didn’t get finished. Usually I start tweeting about my new purchases and taking pictures, but I fought the urge!
I was writing this post on throw back Thursday, and I realized that I can’t get on Instagram and post until 2pm, when my stint is over. To be honest, I’m not sure that I’ll post at all! It’s kind of nice to live in the moment and see what life is all about. In the week or so since the cleanse, I’ve actually been on social media a lot less. I only aimlessly scroll once or twice a day, If I get on at all. I think I’ll log off a bit more often!
This post was sponsored by ABC through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about ABC Selfie, all opinions are my own.”
By Erin Baynham
Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty might already be over, but the party must go on! I’m giving away FIVE Lashes and Lips sets!
This set ncludes travel-sizes of Full Exposure Mascara (0.14 fl. oz.) and Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Pink Lady (0.17 fl. oz.).
To enter, just leave a comment below and tell me what you did this weekend! I’ll choose five winners at random. This contest ends on Tuesday night at midnight, EST. US residents only please. Good luck!
Note: This post is sponsored and has affiliate links.
By Erin Baynham
Well just that quickly, it’s the last day of Ulta’s 21 days of beauty! Below, you’ll find a list of items up for discount this week. I hope you score something awesome!
By Erin Baynham
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve noticed a significant change in my skin. I’ve had fine bumps all over my face for as long as I can remember. Granted, I come from a family who has moles, and I accept that. But I started to take more care of my skin, and I’ve noticed my skin is smoother and clearer than ever before. I rotate A LOT of skincare, mostly because I’m an inpulse shopper, but some items were sent as samples. Here’s my current run down:
Biore Deep Cleansing Gel
I can’t say enough about this cleanser. It is one of the products that really makes my skin feel clean. They even give it an “astringent” effect. When you apply it to your skin it actually gets that cooling/tingling feeling that lets you know it’s working. I try to rotate my cleansers so my skin doesn’t get used to them, but I can’t get enough of this!
Lush Tea Tree Spray
I bought this because my friend Keisha almost sliced me for not using a toner. It restores balance and all kinds of other stuff. I use it (when I remember) after my cleanser. Tea Tree Water
Kate Somerville Exfolikate
When I went to Philly a few weeks ago, I sat down and got a Kate Somerville consultation from a rep. I have liked Kate Somerville for a couple years now, and trying the products properly made such a difference. I already had a tube of this that I’d bought in a sample kit, and it must have been old, because the new bottle was so effective. You actually apply a healthy helping of this to your wet skin, and massage in like a cleanser, not like a scrub. You feel an intense tingle. Try: Kate Somerville Exfolikate
Kate Somerville Age Arrest Anti-Wrinkle Cream
This was a teeny tiny sample I received from the rep, and man, this stuff is freakin’ GOOD. She blew my mind when she said I didn’t have oily skin. I mean really, I’m shiny all the time. But she’s right, I’m a combination girl with mostly dry skin! So this moisturizer is thick enough that it moisturizes the heck out of my face like a cream, but it’s very light and airy and doesn’t feel greasy. Try: Age Defense
Kate Somerville Clinic-To-Go Resurfacing Peel Pads
I bought these before my wedding, but I was too nervous to use them in fear that I’d break out. These give me that chemical cleanse feel that let’s me know I’m really getting under the skin and cleaning up!
Amore Pacific Enyzyme Treatment Peel
Do I need to go on another tangent about how much I love this stuff? I’ll be buying it forever. Here’s my review and tutorial.
Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment
I bought this on sale (I’m assuming it was part of a Holiday set?) for $40. It’s really had for me to justify certain purchases, and this is a hard one to deal with. $70 for a masque is really, really hard.
By Erin Baynham
I’m so excited for Tuesday night!! We hope to chat with you soon about Prestige Cosmetics’ new goodies. They’re all VERY affordable, and you might even win some goodies!! RSVP Here: http://twtvite.com/BackToBlack
Note: This event is sponsored by Prestige Cosmetics.