Aren’t we all ready for our “glow up?” Olay, a skincare brand I’ve been using since my early teen years, has launched a new soy-based cleanser. Olay’s Cleansing Infusion Facial Cleanser with Deep Sea Kelp and aloe extract is the latest addition to the Olay family. Growing up, I always used Olay moisturizers but hadn’t given their facial cleansers a true chance – what a mistake, y’all! Olay just gets it when it comes to facial cleansers. My skin has always felt a little dull, even at only 28 years old. I’ve never felt like I had the natural glow some of my friends possessed. With sensitive combination skin that can dry up in certain climates, achieving good skin has felt like a challenge. If I had to describe my skin in one word, it might sound a lot like “meh.”
Summer is here and things are heating up in Houston. With the skyrocketing temperatures and humidity, being without a drink in hand feels unfathomable. Summertime means cute and frilly sundresses, lightweight rompers (like this one), and always having a drink in hand to beat the Houston heat. Sometimes that drink is water, but why not swap up your glass of H2O with some chilled rosé? In my opinion, wine is ALWAYS a good idea.
Real Talk: self-care can be such a challenge. When life is busy, it’s difficult to find the time and motivation to take the simple steps to taking care of yourself. When I was working full-time and running my blog, I would only find myself at the salon when I was in absolute desperation. Mind you, I never booked appointments and always would wait in line with the other walk-ins. This method was not just inefficient, but it also took the fun out of the act of self-care. Groupon’s BeautyNow Booking feature completely changed the self-care game for me.
It’s not difficult for me to confess that I’m a woman of many thoughts. My head is constantly swirling with ideas, to-do items that never seem to fully get done, lingering thoughts from past conversations, and the internal dialogue I have always seemed to live with. My brain feels as loud as your favorite brunch spot on a Sunday – constant thoughts fighting to be the loudest in the room. There’s never any quiet, any honestly I was a little afraid to experience the quiet all along.
When I was invited to try Healing Waters Float Spa, a Houston floatation therapy spa that practices sensory deprivation, I was intrigued. When I began to read about it, I even freaked out a little and questioned if I could do it at all. In today’s blog, I’m sharing my experience with floatation therapy and the unexpected results I didn’t quite anticipate.
Who can resist a sale from Sephora? Not this gal. Sephora’s Spring Bonus Sale is happening now until Monday! Depending on your Sephora Rewards status, you can take advantage of a 10-15% discount on your purchase. It’s RARE to find luxury and premium beauty brands at a discount, so this is one of my favorite sales of the year. Here’s how it works: if you’re a Sephora Insider you can get up to 10% off with the code YAYINSIDER (if you’re not signed up, get on the list here). Even better, if you’re a VIB Insider or VIB Rouge Insider you get 15% off! Use codes YAYVIB for 15% off if you’re a VIB Beauty Insider and YAYRouge if you’re a Rouge Insider.
Happy Monday, loves! I’m so excited to start off this Monday by sharing a really interesting event coming to Houston this week. Before I dive in, I wanted to take care of some housekeeping since there have been so many new changes in my life lately. In my last post (if you haven’t read it, get started here), I shared that I have taken the leap into full-time blogger and solopreneurship. In this process, I realized that my perfectionism was harming my full potential and that I was dragging my feet waiting for that little lightbulb of inspiration to strike me with my next big idea. Well, starting this week there will be NO excuses and no waiting for the perfect post. I am super excited to announce that Cup of Charisma will now have a posting schedule of THREE posts per week. Pop over to the blog every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to see what’s new! A weekly newsletter will also start on May 7, so make sure to subscribe!
Now to the fun stuff… enter: Danika Brysha. Danika is a self-care expert, body positive fashion model, and Model Meals Founder/CEO who is coming to Houston during her 8-month tour of the US and Canada where she and her partner, Chef Billy Haley, will be empowering women through the Brunch Series Tour. (Did I mention they travel with their super cute dog, Kingsley) Danika reached out to me on Instagram two weeks ago with details of the event. I’m SO excited to let you know I’ll be there on Wednesday for her all-day Houston workshop.