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Share The Love // 500 Instagram Followers Giveaway

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Share The Love // 500 Instagram Followers Giveaway

 

I can't tell you how much it means to me to be able to connect with all of you and to share our love of beauty! Thank you from the bottom of my heart...

And if you've been following my blog and Instagram feeds, you know I’m a huge fan of Tatcha!  So it’s only fitting that I share my excitement of getting to 500 followers with you with this Tatcha Ritual Discovery Kit.

This kit is a great way for you to try this lovely and luxurious Japanese-inpsired beauty brand and it includes one of my faves - the Camellia Cleansing Oil!

Without further ado, here are the details for this celebration giveaway!

 

GIVEAWAY PRIZE

Hula With Me Blog 500 Instagram Followers Celebration Giveaway with a Tatcha Ritual Discovery Kit.

One (1) Tatcha Ritual Discovery Kit that includes the following items:

  1. PURE One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil Travel Size (25ml).
  2. POLISHED Classic Rice Enzyme Powder Travel Size (10g).
  3. RADIANT Deep Brightening Serum Travel Size (10ml).
  4. SUPPLE Moisture Rich Silk Cream Travel Size (10ml).

*Photo credit: www.tatcha.com. Note: While products remain the same as pictured, the outer packaging may differ for actual prize pack.

 

TO ENTER & QUALIFY

  1. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. 
  2. Very Important!  Be sure to follow instructions in the Rafflecopter widget to complete the 4 requirements.
  3. Also very Important!  Entering Instagram handles or emails in the Rafflecopter widget does not count. Please follow specific instructions listed in widget.
  4. Participants must be 18+ years of age.
  5. Giveaway, fake, business Instagram accounts and fake email addresses will not be considered.

 

DEADLINE + WINNER NOTIFICATION

  1. All entries must be submitted by 11:59PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on August 15, 2016.
  2. One winner will be chosen at random and to be announced on August 17, 2016.
  3. The winner's name will be listed in this blog post & on Instagram post.  Winner will also be contacted via IG.  Be sure to keep your IG account in “public” mode to receive notification.
  4. The winner will receive prize pack as stated above.

 

DISCLAIMERS

  1. Please use caution when trying a beauty product for the first time.  Spot-test your skin first to test for any reaction.
  2. Winner is responsible for any applicable taxes and custom/import fees.
  3. This is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Instagram.
  4. By entering this giveaway, participants confirm that they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram and giveaway host of responsibility and agree to Instagram’s term of use.

Good luck!


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Instagram Lately // Travel Beauty Essentials

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Traveling home and spending time with families the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.

I'm always happy to be home, but this trip is super special because I get to see my niece and nephew who are visiting from Hong Kong!  They grow up so fast, and I'm bummed that I don't get to see them more often.  I know they love sweets, so I've already planned out all the dessert places I can take them to!

Speaking of travel, there are certain beauty products I just can't live without.

Sharing my travel essentials - what's in my carryon cosmetic bag.

Dior Nail Glow //  I'm often running errands up until the moment I have to head to the airport, so there's hardly time to spare for a nice mani.  I'm so happy I have this nail polish because even though it goes on clear, once it's dried, it gives my nails this rosy pink glow as if I've had a mani.  If you've used the Dior Addict Lip Glow, it's very similar concept here.  I highly recommend this for both travel and for in between manicures.

Hand Sanitizer //  I know it's not for everyone - My mom gets a rash when she uses it.  If it's suitable for you though, this is something I can't travel without because it's a safe-guard for my own health and sanity.

Eau de Toilette //  I try to buy or ask for a mini version of my favorite scent to stuff in my travel cosmetic bag.  For one thing, I've had to run to connecting flights one too many times and this helps me stay fresh and not scare my seatmates.  You can also use it to guard against your seatmates if they happen to smell not so fresh themselves!

Hand Cream //  Oh how I love hand cream.  I have an embarrassingly large collection, but it's not often that I get my hands on a real mini version for space-saving purposes.  With the skin-drying soaps they use at airports and in-flight, hand cream is a must in my bag!

Lip Gloss //  If I can only bring 5 items to a desert island, lip gloss will for sure be one of the items.  I love the ones that give my lips just a hint of pink color.  I feel so incomplete without one in my bag.

Blotting Paper //  My combo/oily skin gets slightly out of whack during my travels.  Different environment, stress, cabin air - All of that contribute to oilier-than-normal skin and a pack of blotting paper is a must in my cosmetic case!

Cosmetic Case //  I own more cosmetic cases than I'd ever need!  They do come in handy though when you do carry-on only.  I usually go for medium-sized versions, which can double as my skincare bag in order to save room in my luggage. 

Shown in Photo (From Left)

Dior Nail Glow // Store-Brand Hand Sanitizer //

Diptyque Eau Rose Eau de Toilette (Only roll-on is available) //

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream (Go for travel size) //

Fresh Sugar Rose Shine Lip Treatment // Daiso Rose Essence Oil Blotting Paper //  

Liberty London Iphis Leather Cosmetic Case (Red is no longer available) //

Skin Care On The Go

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Skin care routine when I'm traveling
I don't skim on my skin care ritual when I'm on the go for these reasons.

ONE // Most important one - Your skin deserves the best pampering, whether you're at home or not!  I won't compromise my skin health and if it means getting up a little earlier or staying up a littler later, I'll do it.

TWO // Not changing out your products too much will help normalize your skin. Plus, you don't want to be dealing with skin reaction when you're traveling!

THREE // Using the same products that you would at home is the best remedy for homesickness.  As much as I love traveling and seeing new places, I get homesick every now and then.  Seeing familiar things help ease that a little bit.

FOUR // Having a few options for those special treats (sheet masks, clay mask, eye-refreshers, etc) is like carrying a mini-first-aid kit with you in case your skin needs some extra attention in your new location.

I stick with my core products and bring full size or travel size depending on my destination

I know it looks like a lot in this photo, but my core ritual consists of only 8 steps with the rest on rotation depending on how my skin feels.  If I'm visiting home, I bring my full-size since I don't have to worry about multiple transit points or the need to do carry-on only.  If I'm traveling to destinations, then I bring travel-size.

The white triangle includes my 8 core steps.  1.   Pre-Cleanse // Tatcha Pure Camellia Cleansing Oil 2.  Cleanse // Fresh Soy Cleanser (Not Shown) 3.  Tone // SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (Transferred to a travel-size spray bottle) 4.  Treat Specific Needs // Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster (for brightening) 5.  Treat Specific Needs // Clarins Double Serum (for anti-aging) 6.  Treat Specific Needs // Clinique Pep-Start (eye cream) 7.  Moisturize // Clarins Multi-Active Moisturizer (day and night)   8.  Apply Sun Protection // Tatcha Silken Pore-Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35   
The yellow triangle includes special treats on rotation.  1.   Hydrating // GlamGlow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment (use as overnight leave-on sleeping mask) 2.  Firming // GlamGlow Gravitymud Firming Treatment + Dr. Jart+ Firming Solution Sheet Mask 3.  Brightening // Fresh Peony Brightening Night Treatment Mask (leave-on) + SkinFood Blanc Pearl Caviar Cream Mask Sheet 4.  Eye Treatment // GlamGlow Brightmud Eye Treatment + Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist 24 Eye Mask + DHC Revitalizing Moisture Strips for Eyes. 5.  Pore-Clearing // Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
If you're curious about these products, you can check out the stories I had posted before (just click on each product)

Tatcha Pure Camellia Cleansing Oil

Clarins Double Serum (I've found a site selling this at a more reasonable price!)

Tatcha Silken Pore-Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35

Dr. Jart+ Sheet Mask (I wrote about Dr. J's Brightening Solution mask)

Like this post if you agree with me that our skin deserves the best pampering no matter where we are!

I'd also love to learn about your skin care ritual...Leave a comment below!

Thanks for stopping by :)


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The Sunscreen Worshiper // Why I Wear Sunscreen Everyday, Rain or Shine

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Put some sunscreen on! Poolside at Maui Andaz.
Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Body Cream
Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35
It's fun in the sun, but don't forget your sunscreen!
I am dedicating this post to my best friend's husband (who still needs some convincing) and all those who work hard to spread their professional knowledge on and personal experience with sun protection...

I was bad in my younger years - Worshiped the sun instead of my sunscreen. I also neglected my poor face when it came to sun protection.  Now I am left with a losing battle with my dark spots.  At the same time, I know I'm one of the lucky few who have escaped skin cancer.  I am extremely grateful for my "second chance" and take my sun protection very seriously.

This story is about more than just showing you products I love...it’s also giving me a chance to share what I know about sun damage and I hope, after reading this story, you will convert to sunscreen-worshiping, too!


worship these sunscreens

for your face

Sunscreen for face is tricky as it tends to clog pores and not always ideal for oily/combo skin.  However, with new technology in skin care, there are more options these days that are more gentle to the skin.  After some trial & error, I've finally narrowed down to these gentle and lightweight versions that don't stir up the oily pot and work well with layering.  And for those with normal or dry skin, I encourage you to try them out, too, as some of these have great skin care benefits while protecting your face from UV radiations!

P.S. I'm also including some tidbits about sun damage, sunscreen labeling and sun protection in each section. My goal is to share what I know, so that you are armed with information to make informed decisions about your own skin care ritual!

 

Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35
Learn what SPF truly represents and what the SPF numbers are telling us about how much sun protection we are receiving.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70
Explaining UV Rays and the differences between UVA and UVB.
La Roche Posay Anthelio 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 60
Learn about how much SPF we need in order to be effectively protecting our skin from UV rays.

// Where to Buy //

Tatcha // Tatcha or Sephora // $68.00 (2 0z) or $13.00 (0.33 0z) //

La Roche Posay // ULTA or Walgreens // $29.99 -  $30.00 (1.7 oz) //

Neutrogena // ULTA or Walgreens or any local supermarkets // $12.99 - $13.99 (1.4 oz) //


worship these sunscreens

for your BODY

The smell of Coppertone is one of those sensorial experience I could never forget.  You just knew when someone’s wearing sunscreen with that intense smell back in those days.  And I think for this and many other reasons, most of us forgo applying sunscreen from the neck down on a normal day.  The truth is that UV rays don't discriminate and it is as harsh on your body skin as it is on your face.  But thank goodness for technology and now we have these less-scented, lightweight, no-white-streak options that don't make us go "ewk" while protecting our body skin.

Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Body Cream
Reasons for wearing sunscreen even on a cloudy day & for the need to wash it off every night.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70
Reason you need to use sunscreens that read "Broad Spectrum SPF" or "PA & SPF”.
Cera Ve Sunscreen Body Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50
The amount of sunscreen you need with every application in order for your skin to get the true SPF stated on packaging.

// Where to Buy //

Clinique // Sephora or Nordstrom // $23.00 (5.0 oz) //

Cera Ve // ULTA or Walgreens // $14.22 - 16.99 (3.0 oz) //

Neutrogena // ULTA or Walmart  or any local supermarkets // $11.47 - $11.99 (3.0 oz) //


what do you think?

I am really curious to know your thoughts because I sometimes feel like I'm preaching the importance of sun protection and some people may want to tune me out...but I truly mean well and just want everyone to understand what the UV rays are doing to our skin and how we can protect it while still allowing us to enjoy the great outdoor!

It was very hard to narrow down all the tidbits to just one post.  If you have questions or would like to know more, feel free to ping me via email (tiffany@hulawithme.com), Instagram (@hulawithme), or leave a comment in the comment box at the bottom of this post.

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