“You look tired.”  We have all heard the phrase before… and yes, we all actually hear “You look ugly.”  Thank you for the compliment on this fine morning.  I just woke up, and no, I didn’t feel like putting makeup on today.


My old wake up routine…. well let’s be honest, it was minimal, and you could tell it was pure laziness.  Now, my morning routine is still minimal, but I am glowing and looking ready for the day. 


My two main weapons:

  • Beautycounter
  • Braz Wax & Spa by Claudia – Eye Lash Extensions


Skin Care Regimen


Beautycounter has become part of my daily routine, skin care to makeup, I truly swear by their products.  I am a consultant, however, it did take me a couple years to “buy into” their brand.  I was a bit skeptical at first, until my sister introduced a new product each day that could be easily implemented into my day to day.  First thing that hooked me, the skin care regimen.  I was so used grabbing scrubs from the pharmacy, completely drying out my face, and then moisturizing with a bunch of chemicals to start and end my day.  Truly living on the wild side by opening up those pours and feeling my body absorb 60% of what was being put on my skin.  (Just shaking my head at myself as I was typing).  


Honestly, I became a Beautycounter consultant because of the awesome perks.  Now, I have come to understand how impactful our brand’s mission is in fighting for laws being passed to ensure safer beauty takes over the industry.  I am so proud of the mission, AND, I am in awe of how amazing the products feel on my skin.  My first skin care line ever was the Countermatch Line by Beautycounter, and after 4 years, it’s still the first thing I put on every morning and night.  Our brand offers a few different regimens so it meets the needs of all skin types!  




Pure Calm Cleansing Milk – easily removes makeup and impurities without surfactants that tend to strip away the skins natural oils.  This is great for me, because my skin can easily dry out, however, I also am unable to use oil based products, as they clog my pores and cause deep rooted pimples.


Hydra-Gel Radiance Toner – Toners help to minimize the appearance of pores and find balance within the skin, leaving it hydrated and radiant.


Intense Moisture Serum – Packed with two forms of hyaluronic acid, and Vitamin C & E.  Aids in firming the skin, leaving it brighter with an even tone.


Adaptive Moisture – Day time lotion provides up to 24 hours of essential hydration, while adapting to your natural oils.

Recovery Sleeping Cream – Overnight cream helps create a protective layer to shield skin from moisture loss during sleep.  

Countermatch Eye Rescue Cream – Formulated for the delicate eye area, this cream visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and shadows for brighter-looking eyes.


How To Use 

Countermatch Pure Calm Cleansing Milk:

Dispense two pumps into hands, then massage into dry face and neck. Rinse thoroughly. Use daily, morning and night.

Countermatch Hydra-Gel Radiance Toner:
Dispense two pumps onto a cotton pad and swipe over clean, dry face. Use daily after cleansing, morning and night.

Countermatch Intense Moisture Serum:
Dispense one pump into hands, then massage into face, neck, and décolletage with upward strokes. Use daily after cleansing and toning, morning and night.

Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion:
Dispense one and a half pumps into hands, then massage into face, neck, and décolletage.

Countermatch Recovery Sleeping Cream:
Push side button in to release a dime size amount, then gently massage into face, neck, and décolletage with upward strokes. Use nightly.

Countermatch Eye Rescue Cream:
Lightly pat around eye area using your ring finger until fully absorbed. Use daily, morning and night.



Shop your regimen HERE!  Curious about learning more?  Message me with any questions 😉

Lash Extensions

Braz Wax by Claudia

Lash extensions have been a true time saver!  I absolutely swear by them.  I wake up, brush my teeth, go through my Beautycounter regimen, get dressed and leave the house.  I never have to put makeup on for work or a day look.  Seriously though, I don’t remember the last time I used mascara on my top lashes. 

How can I have more space in the morning to sit there with coffee rather than trying to “put a face on” with makeup?  Don’t get me wrong, I love playing dress up, but when it comes to a day to day look, less is more.  These lashes are my day and nighttime look, I don’t put mascara on top of them!  You can see my before and after photos above and how much of a difference they make.  The initial application took about 1.5 to 2hrs.  I go every 3 weeks for get them filled, and the appointment takes about 45min to 1hr.  Sure, it takes time, however, the time it takes in appointments has saved me hours during the week when I am getting ready for a class, a meeting, or a night out.  Most importantly, I never have to worry about my mascara running down my face during a workout 😉

I LOVE my visits to Braz Wax by Claudia in Uptown Mt. Lebanon.  My girl, Rachel, has such an amazing personality, and she will make sure that your service meets YOU and exactly what your skin needs.  They use natural ingredients in almost all of their products.  (I know nothing about this world, but she informs me about everything that is going on my skin, and, to me, that is so important).  

Go check out Braz Wax by Claudia, located above TOTOPO in Uptown Mt. Lebanon!