COFFEE + BLACK JEANS + SKIN GLOW
WHAT IS YOUR DAILY COFFEE ROUTINE?
I go to bed dreaming about coffee. I can’t wait to go to bed so I can wake up and have my coffee. As an early riser, I get up every morning at 5 a.m. and I like to take that time to drink my coffee by myself, check emails, and just wake up before anyone else in my house is up. Steve and I both consider ourselves coffee coinsurers, so we really splurged on our coffee maker. It is a Jura and yes, it is crazy expensive, but it is so worth it. It is essentially like having a built in barista right in our kitchen. I just push a button and it grinds fresh coffee. I use espresso beans form Starbucks and then I add one scoop of Vital Proteins collagen peptide powder and one tablespoon of MTC Brain Octane oil and give it a stir with my handheld frother.
I love Peppermint Mocha creamer by Coffee Mate, even on Keto I can’t give it up. I can't. So I add a tiny splash of that, and it's a few of my carbs for the day, but it is WORTH it to me. I also add a little bit of almond milk and it becomes this unique concoction that I absolutely love. I usually only have one cup of coffee in the morning, but if I’m feeling like I am hitting a wall with things left to do in the day, like the kids sports, activities or making dinner, I will have a second cup around 3 or 4 o'clock in the afternoon. I really do love my coffee! You too?
WHAT BLACK JEANS DO YOU LOVE?
Black jeans to me are a staple in any wardrobe. They are slimming, they can be dressed up or down, and you can wear them all the time. I'll wear black jeans in the winter and the summer. I love to pair them with a cute tank top and a gladiator sandal or a pair of booties and a blazer. Black jeans are honestly my go-to bottoms and everyone needs a great pair. If I don’t know what to wear, it is black jeans.
I have them in constant rotation in my closet. I’ve recently found two pairs in the last few months that I am OBSESSED with. The first pair is by Mott & Bow the Bond jean, they are a company out of New York that is just getting started and they are very slimming and I actually bought two pairs, one that I wear all the time and one for going out. They also wash super well. I wash them inside out on cold and just a side note, I never dry my jeans, always air dry. I love the length and the fit and they have this awesome sucking-in feeling that just makes them look fantastic.
The second pair I love is the H&M shaping denim. They are a great price, around $49 and I am here to tell you they are like spanks. They come in a high-wasted fit and regular fit and they are just ALL THE THINGS. I always get so many compliments when I am in them, even my husband said “Your butt looks great!” the other day, and I was in those shaping jeans! So I went back and bought two more pairs, because if your husband says your butt looks good, you go and buy them in every color! HA! They do have them in different washes but I haven’t tried anything but the black yet.
My go to pair of jeans for years have and always will be the AG Super Skinny, but those are kind of making their way to the back of the closet these days, but they are still a solid pair to have! I love my black denim with anything and everything, anytime of the year.
WHAT DO YOU USE TO MAKE YOUR SKIN GLOW?
My skincare routine is one of the questions I get asked the most. One of the products I love is the Bobbi Brown Illuminating Moisture Balm. I put it on everyday under my makeup, it gives a little bit of a natural glow. People make comments like “Oh, your skin is so bright and luminous and glowing, why is that?” and that is why! Sometimes when I am going out, I’ll put a little on a makeup sponge and highlight my cheek bones, the tip of my noes and up above my eyebrows and above my lip.
I normally wear it under my makeup, but I will wear it alone if I am just running to the grocery store to add a little life to my face. I recently can only find the Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm, but the only difference in the Extra Illuminating is a little more anti aging ingredients and a very soft hint of color. But hey, who doesn’t need a little more anti-aging ingredients these days!? They also sell it in three different shades, a bare glow, a pink glow for more fair complexions, and a golden glow for those who are more tan. Give it a try! I think you will love it as much as I do.