Top Selling Items of The Week - 7.19.19

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Hey y’all and happy FRIDAY! I swear, I thought this week was never going to end. Work has been super busy, but I am getting off early today to take care of some things and hit the gym. I am very much looking forward to shooting some new looks first things in the morning and brunch tomorrow with a few of my girl friends. Other than that, I am blogging, relaxing, and cleaning and I’m looking forward to it. Next weekend I will be in Dallas, so it’s nice to have a low key weekend before I am traveling.

So, this past week I tried to cover ALL the sales. There were SO many good deals happening this week and today the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale goes live to the public. Yay! I ended up ordering 4 items and only 1 of them were cancelled. I saw that a lot of people had issues with their items being cancelled (I am assuming due to running out of stock), so I am thankful that I received most of my items. I think this is a great sale for certain items --Spanx went on sale for under $70 (which never happens) and I saw a few of the BlankNYC jackets/skirts, but that was really all I saw that I HAD to have. Other than that, I think the sale is a bit underwhelming. I mean it’s okay, but I don’t buy hundreds of dollars worth of clothing like some people so for this sale. I don’t know that I could ever do that.

I wanted to share my top 4 best selling items this week from the blog/LIKEtoKNOW.it page.

  1. Daisy Rose Cross-body Purse

This is one of my favorite brands of Louis Vuitton dupes.

This is one of my favorite brands of Louis Vuitton dupes.

2. Leopard Acrylic Earrings

This is one of the many pairs of Amazon Prime earrings that I love.

This is one of the many pairs of Amazon Prime earrings that I love.


3. Rapid egg cooker

This is an Amazon find and I absolutely love this. It is affordable and has made cooking hard boiled eggs so easy!

This is an Amazon find and I absolutely love this. It is affordable and has made cooking hard boiled eggs so easy!

4. Makeup Organizer Case

This is hands down the BEST makeup organizer EVER. I absolutely love. It is so easy to travel with and keeps all of my makeup organized and in place.

This is hands down the BEST makeup organizer EVER. I absolutely love. It is so easy to travel with and keeps all of my makeup organized and in place.


Thank you guys so much for shopping my page and showing me support. It truly means so much as I work towards growing my blog and move forward on this journey. Every little comment, like, or purchase through one of my links puts me that much closer to growing The Blonde Blogger.

I hope y’all have a great weekend. happy Friday!

Jenna






Amazon Prime Day Picks

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Hey friends! I hope you’ve had a great weekend. It is Sunday afternoon and I am prepping for Monday and trying to get this post done for you guys. As most people know, Prime Day is July 15th-16th. In the past year, I have started buy the majority of my clothes from Amazon. They have seriously stepped up their fashion game. In addition, most everything is extremely affordable and about 99% of what I buy is Amazon Prime, so I always get the 1-2 day shipping. I freaking LOVE that because I hate waiting a week when I purchase something online. I’m not very patient. I am going to try to make this as organized as possible to minimize any confusion, but I have SO many top picks for you. Everything will be linked here if you are interesting in shopping through my links, or you can always shop via my Like to Know It page (search theblondeblogger).

Purses/makeup bags/accessories:

Clothing:

Sneakers:

Camo and Leopard print tops:

Wellness/Lifestyle:

For the home:

Okay everyone. I could literally link HUNDREDS of items here (mostly clothing, to be honest). The remaining items will be linked on my LTK page.

I hope everyone is ready to shop the sale. Have a fabulous week ahead! :-)

Cystic Acne + Skincare Routine

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Hey y’all! So, I recently did a poll on my Instagram and you guys voted that you wanted to learn about my journey of overcoming cystic hormonal acne and my current skincare routine. This may or may not be a lengthy post, but y’all asked and I intend to deliver. 

 Firstly, I’ve always had problematic, acne prone skin. From the time I was in middle school through high school and after, I went to the dermatologist. During that time most of my breakouts were treated with prescription topical and oral acne medications. It was annoying, but manageable nonetheless. 

 Fast forward to being about 25 years old and out of the blue, I started having intense breakouts one day. I mean painful, ugly, embarrassing breakouts. This was also the time that I was diagnosed with PCOS. I was on birth control at the time and stopped because I wanted to find a more natural, holistic remedy. I am also at high risk for breast cancer (my mother is a survivor) and to hear from my OB that they could give me another birth control to try with a higher dose of estrogen was not a risk that I was or will ever be willing to take. I had serious hormonal issues. My cycles were inconsistent, painful, and after an ultrasound at my OBGYN, they did indeed find a cyst on one of my ovaries. In my case, there wasn’t much they could do at that point. It was just one of those things that your body “works” out on it own. I tried every brand of products that I could for my complexion. From Proactive, Rodan + Fields, Dermalogica, and Obaji, to Clean and Clear, Neutrogena, and so many other drugstore brands. Literally nothing was helping. As time went on and I continued to spend money left and right trying to find the miracle product that would correct all of these issues, I started taking various supplements. My thought was that if I could get a hold on what was going on inside my body, that my skin would improve. I began trying every supplement under the sun - chaste tree berry, multivitamins, milk thistle, etc. 

 Struggling with my battle with cystic acne had such a negative affect on my self-esteem. I felt terrible about myself. I hated to even look in the mirror, yet I couldn’t stop obsessing over how it looked. I remember just crying and crying because I was so frustrated. I wanted a solution and to just have clear skin. 

 I struggled for years. Yes, YEARS. Almost a year ago, I began to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I began using benzoyl peroxide acne cream on my face. It is VERY strong, but I follow it with Egyptian magic moisturizer mixed with a a moisturizer for your face that contains an SPF to protect against sun damage. I also found my most miracle supplement, Balance from AlaniNu (brand by Katy Hearn). That supplement has been a total game changer for me. My hormones are regulated, my cycles are normal, and I feel so much better. My cystic acne has been kept at bay. While I still have normal breakouts here and there, I haven’t had a severe cystic breakout in so long. When I say this was a game changer, I mean that it did change my life. I tried to find a resolution to my problems for years and was unsuccessful. It was so frustrating, and to remember how insecure I felt about myself during that time because of how my face looked is scarring in itself. I would never wish those types of feelings on another person. 

 While Balance has literally changed my life, I have also perfected my skincare routine. I’m going to break it down for you all below. 

 AM: 

Cleanser - Tula cleanser

Toner - Pixi Beauty Retinol Tonic

Treatment - 10% benzoyl peroxide 

Moisturizer - Egyptian magic + any SPF facial moisturizer cream (Tip - Egyptian magic will last you forever! A little goes a long way!)

 PM: 

Cleanser (double cleanse) - 

1 . Tula cleanser

2.   Glycolic acid exfoliant cleanser 

Toner - Pixi Beauty Retinol Tonic 

Serum - Tula wrinkle defense serum 

Treatment - 10% benzoyl peroxide 

Moisturizer - Egyptian magic 

 Now that I’ve gotten acne at bay, there are other concerns I’m focusing on when it comes to skincare: 

  • anti-aging

  • Hydration

  • Discoloration (I also suffer from melasma)

 I’m currently trying to narrow down what types of retinol I want to try and implement into my routine and what products are the best for my skin. I am by no means a doctor, I’ve just had a lot trial and error experiences. I’ll be sure to post updates on my Instagram stories on new products that I implement in the future. 

I hope you found this helpful. Just know, if you do suffer from any type of skin condition I recommend seeing a dermatologist. There IS a resolution out there so don’t lose hope like I almost did! 

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