Thursday, July 28, 2016

Formula 10.0.6 Review+Summer Night Skin Care Routine

products mentioned below were sent to me in consideration for a review. all thoughts and opinions are my own. this is not a sponsored post. 

Happy Thursday love bugs! 

Today I will be sharing my Summer Night Skin Care Routine featuring the Formula 10.0.6 products. Skin care is super important to me because I feel like the appearance of one's face is the first thing you see. I am a total nutcase when I have blemishes or breakouts. That is where Formula 10.0.6 comes in. They have a solution for everything! 

About the Brand:
Formula 10.0.6 excels at perfecting troublesome young skin with ingredients that work. We give you a complete complimentary range of skin care essentials. 

Believe it or not, the Formula 10.0.6 brand has been around since 1933 with the So Totally Clean Deep Pore Cleanser being the first product to launch. Up until 2009, the product packaging was pretty bland but in '09, the brand made a major overhaul and launched the bright packaging with the cute typefaces-every bloggers love. The Formula 10.0.6 is exclusively sold at Ulta. The price and effectiveness of the products can't be beat. 

Products I Was Sent:
-Wipe Your Face Off Make-Up Removing Wipes: These ultra-soft, pre-moistened facial wipes gently and thoroughly remove even the toughest make-up! Clears pores and balances blemish-prone skin with no need to rinse! Grapefruit exfoliates and helps reduce problem skin. Apple cleanses and protects skin while chamomile assists to calm and sooth stressed skin.

-So Totally Clean Anti-Blemish Pads: Control oil and clear pores in just one swipe! Daily use helps to manage, mattify and balance oily, blemished skin. It's the ultimate solution for super clear, smooth looking skin! These powerful pads are infused with salicylic acid to gently exfoliate and deeply cleanse pores.

-So Totally Clean Deep Pore Cleanser: This 2-in-1 cleanser and toner is the ultimate solution for super-clear, healthy skin.

-Best Face Forward Daily Foaming Cleanser: For clear skin, get the obvious solution. Best Face Forward. This fresh, foaming gel cleanser washes away oil and impurities. It helps your skin look clean, clear and healthy every day. The Passionfruit found in Best Face Forward reduces oiliness, while the Green Tea exfoliates and soothes skin. 

-Three Times Sublime 3 in 1: Its 3-in-1 formula acts as a foaming wash, exfoliating scrub and mud mask for the complete complexion overhaul.

-Pores Be Pure Mud MaskPores Be Pure is the skin-clarifying mud mask that helps to eliminate impurities and clear blocked pores. With the help of Strawberry, Yarrow and Rosemary, Pores Be Pure provides your skin with instant complexion perfection.

-Get Your Glow On Peel Mask: This radiance-boosting peel revitalizes tired skin. Formulated with Vitamin C infused Citrus for a bright, clear complexion.

-Seriously Shine Free Mattifying Moisturizer: Seriously Shine Free is a matte-finish moisturizer with Bamboo extract to absorb excess oil and provide a soft, smooth and shine-free complexion that lasts.

-P.M. Perfector Hydrating Cream: This light dreamy cream contains the brilliance of blackcurrant and licorice to soothe, condition and nourish the skin.

My Thoughts:
I am hands down obsessed. The scent of each products is amazing and in just two weeks I have already seen a massive improvement in my skin. This is the first product line that has not caused any redness after use to my skin and the variety of products are great too. I prefer to use one product line over various products from different companies so Formula 10.0.6 is perfect for me! 

My Summer Nightly Routine:
6pm: When I get home from work, the first thing I do after changing into comfy clothes is wipe my make up off. I use the Wipe Your Face Off Make-Up Removing Wipes then cleanse my face with a So Totally Clean Anti-Blemish Pad. 

9pm: After dinner and unwinding for a bit, I like to cleanse my face with the Best Face Forward Daily Foaming Cleanser.

*one to two times a week I will then use either the Pores Be Pure Mud Mask or the Three Times Sublime. On the nights I don't use one of those, I will use the Get Your Glow On Peel Mask as it is less exfoliating so I can use it more frequently. *

1030: just before bed-yes, I go to sleep early ha, I will apply a thin layer of the P.M. Perfector Hydrating Cream to my face. 

In the morning when I wake up, I use the So Totally Clean Deep Pore Cleanser and then the Seriously Shine Free Mattifying Moisturizer prior to my makeup application. 

This is truly a brand and product line I believe in. 
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Have you used any of the Formula 10.0.6 products?

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wanderlust Wednesday

Happy Wednesday loves! 

Today is all about my wanderlust bucket list. I try to take one big trip each year. To me, a big trip is a trip out of the country. Traveling is something that I don't think anyone should skip out on. I truly believe that you can not consider yourself worldly or cultured without seeing various parts of the world. Traveling really does make you rich. 

Blue Lagoon-Iceland



Cape Town-South Africa




Where do you want to go in your lifetime?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Grilled Pizza [Recipe]

Happy Tuesday Loves! 

Today I am finally spilling the deets on one of the most pictured foods on my snapchat (@ssarahhhh14) in the last month or so: grilled pizza! 

I decided to try my hand at grilled pizza after catching the tail end of my favorite Food Network show The Kitchen. There are a few reasons why I am so obsessed with Grilled Pizza 1. it is so quick and easy to make 2. it is so customizable 3. it is way better than delivery! 

What You Will Need:
-pizza dough (we buy ours prerolled out from Publix)
-pizza pans (we use disposable ones)
-pizza sauce
-toppings of your choice

What to Do:
1. Heat your grill to a high heat and keep the lid closed. 
2. Prep the dough. since we buy ours pre rolled, we just flour a pan and plop it on. Then, flour the top side as well. 
3. Pick your toppings and prepare accordingly. 
4. Move out to the grill, using 1 1/2 tsp. of olive oil, oil the side of the dough facing up towards you then carefully flip the pizza dough on to the grill. Turn the heat down immediately to a medium-high heat. 
5. Once the dough starts to bubble up, pop the bubbles and flip the dough over. 
6. Once the dough is flipped, you will only cook this side for 2 minutes then flip again onto the pizza pan. 
7. Turn heat all the way down to low and add the sauce. I recommend only using 2-3 table spoons or else the dough may get soggy
8. Add the cheese and toppings. 
9. Close the lid and let grill until the cheese is melted! 

Some of our favorite recipes: 
-Classic Pepperoni
-Diced Green Peppers and Onions
-Peach/Nectarine and Arugula: instead of sauce, just put thinly sliced real mozzarella on the dough and let melt then add medium sliced peaches or nectarines and lemon zest. When ready to be served, top with balsamic dressed arugula. 

Have you ever tried grilled pizza? It is a new staple in our house!  

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sandals Resorts 101

Hi loves! 
So, if you have been around for a while or read my post from yesterday, you will know that John and I spent our Honeymoon on the island of St. Lucia at Regency La Toc-a Sandals Resort. I have to tell you guys, I have n e v e r been on a better vacation. The whole experience and the staff at Sandals made our honeymoon feel like a dream. I didn't want to leave! 

It was pretty difficult to book our honeymoon. We didn't have an exact place in mind that we wanted to go but we both wanted tropical, relaxing and different. I looked into a ton of options from cruises to staycations to all inclusive resorts. 

The all inclusive option won that battle because it gives you the ability to be carefree and not stress about how much you are spending on your first vacay as mr. and mrs. I looked into a ton of resorts and across the board, Sandals had the best reviews and most options so, we booked! 

There are a few things that I think you should know if you are looking to vacation at Sandals so, lets get into them! 

What is All Inclusive?
at Sandals, all inclusive is unlimited premium drinks, unlimited food, private beach, transportation to and from the airport as well as around the island, water activities and sports, and on property entertainment.

So Then it is Really Expensive?
actually, no. Sandals can be as inexpensive as a regular hotel. It all depends on what you want. Obviously since we went for our honeymoon, we wanted the best so ours was pretty pricey but, you can do sandals for as low as $130 per night.

What All Did You Get?
We booked a Private Honeymoon Butler Suite. This room was two levels down from the most expensive room. Our room was a one bedroom with a living space, fully stocked bar, and private pool off of the living room and bedroom. We also had a butler. This meant that from 7am-10pm we had an on call service for anything we needed. If we wanted room service, we called our butler, wanted to schedule an excursion, we called our butler, wanted to go to an on property restaurant, called our butler and he gave us a ride. It was pretty legit.

What Does The Property Have?
this kind of depends on which resort you pick but as a general idea, every Sandals property has at least 8 restaurants. Some are very casual and others are very fancy. Some you can just walk in and sit down and others are by reservation. I can guarantee though that there is for sure something for everyone. They also all have spas, game centers, and on property entertainment from dance offs, live music, and movies.

What Else Did You Do?
Honestly, John and I were really on the no plan-plan. We just wanted to relax and enjoy our time together. We had a couples massage scheduled and then we also decided to do one excursion. We did an island tour by boat and land. We went to the famous mountain range on the island, the Pitons, went snorkling, ate local food, took a mud bath and went on a plantation tour.

What Did You Bring?
bathing suits. I really just brought shorts, tee's, bathing suits, and two dresses. we also brought our passports obviously. as far as money goes, all of the vendors and local places preferred US money. I am not sure if this is just a St. Lucian thing or all of the islands but before you exchange money, research! Also, the only things we really paid for were souvenirs and then we tipped our butler.

So Overall?
overall, I think Sandals is the best way to vacation. I have truly never been so relaxed in my life and it was the perfect get away after all the hectic planning that went into the wedding. John and I are both in agreement that we will be vacationing at Sandals more often.

Have you ever been to Sandals? What was your experience?

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

From Runge to Ricker: The Honeymoon {Pt. 28}

Happy Wedding Wednesday! 
Today we are talking about our first trip as Mr. and Mrs.-our honeymoon! We chose to do an all inclusive Sandals vacay and it was a m a z i n g. I will do a full recap on Sandals as a resort tomorrow but for now, lets talk honeymooning! 

We vacationed in St. Lucia at the Sandals Regency La Toc resort. We stayed in a one bedroom honeymoon butler suite. What this meant was it was a totally private room, with a private pool and we had an on call butler from 7am-10pm and 24/7 room service! Talk about living the life!

castries, st. lucia-a fishing village

 our welcoming bed

champagne for the Mr. and Mrs. 

lovers walk

private beach

private candlelight dinner

polishing cocoa beans

the Pitons

I can honestly say I have never been on such an extravagant and relaxing vacation in my life. John and I both decided that all inclusive is really the only way to vacation from now on! 

Have you ever been to a Sandals? 

Make sure to check out all of my other From Runge to Ricker series here: 
Pt. 17: The Rehearsal
Pt. 22: The Ceremony 
Pt. 23: The Reception
Pt. 24: The Details
Pt. 26: The Dress