Billie Razors and the Smoothest Shave

In July I made one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I made the switch to a Billie razor and haven’t looked back since!

My WHOLE life I’ve absolutely dreaded shaving. I hated the time it took to to get a clean, smooth shave. More than often, I would rush the process which resulted in at least 2-3 nicks. My legs were always red, rash-y and itchy. When I did take my time, I never felt like it was the smoothest shave and the results didn’t last long.  I would wake up the next morning feeling like a prickly cactus and have to repeat the cycle all over again. UGH! Can you relate?

After I heard a few people rave about Billie, I decided to make the switch this summer. In all honesty, I really didn’t think that it would make much difference…a mean a razor is just a razor, right? WRONG. Billie has completely changed my experience with shaving in the best way possible.

Billie, a female first razor subscription brand, makes affordable razors and body products with the cutest packaging. But thats where the cute ends… Billie razors mean business. They take the hassle out of one of the most annoying parts of our daily routines and actually make it enjoyable.

For just $9, you can get the starter kit, which comes with a Billie handle (5 color options), a magnetic holder and two 5-blade razor cartridges. Yes…that’s a steal of a deal all for just $9 (oh, and the shipping is always free!). After that, Billie will send you 4 cartridges every 1 month, 2 months or 3 months based on your preferred frequency. Again, this is just $9 flat. Billie also has a shave cream, body lotion and body wash (along with some other products), that you can add on, starting at just $8. Again, free shipping and no hidden fees.

So, why does Billie work for me? First off, Billie razors are encased in a charcoal shave soap, free of toxins and additives. Once I started using my Billie razor, I immediately noticed my legs were smoother. Gone were the rash-y red bumps and my legs stopped itching…a problem I had for YEARS. Like seriously, after shaving my legs I would sometimes itch so terribly I would get bruises from scratching so hard. I have not had that problem since making the switch.

The 5 sharp blades and the rounded cartridge of the Billie razor truly allow me to get the closest shave I’ve ever gotten. Before Billie, I was shaving every single day. Now, I go 2, sometimes 3 days without shaving. This has been a HUGE benefit for me and one of the main reasons why I won’t go back to any other razor.

The simplistic design of the razor makes it super easy to hold and get to all of the hard to reach angles while shaving. I also love the magnetic holder which takes away all of the issues with where to put your razor. This one actually stays put (no clattering into the tub at 2 am to wake you up like there is a burglar in the house).

The subscription service has also been beneficial. I was ALWAYS using my razor for way too long because I either forgot to get them or just didn’t feel like paying $$$ for razors I felt didn’t really do their job. Now, I get new blades delivered to my house monthly along with a few other add-ons. I love the shave cream (really nourishing) and the body lotion (moisturizing and smells amazing!).

On top of everything, Billie also supports women’s causes around the world. They donate 1% of all revenue to organizations committed to building brighter futures for all women.

You can give the gift of smooth legs this holiday season through Billie’s gifting page. The recipient will receive the starter kit. Depending on your order, Ongoing replacement cartridges will be sent every two months for 6-12 months. Gift this to all the ladies you love in your life, but most importantly, gift this to yourself. Who deserves smooth skin more than you? I promise, a Billie subscription is the gift you’ve always wanted!

A big thanks to Billie for sponsoring this post! As always, all selections and opinions are my own.

What’s Your Mood?

As a full time teacher and blogger, I am one busy girl. I feel like I am always on the go. My weekly to-do lists are long ones, filled with a wide range of items to check off, from lesson planning to taking photos. Practicing self-care is one way I stay sane amidst my hectic schedule. Taking time for myself is essential when faced with everyday challenges and a stressful full schedule. One of my new favorite ways to pause, reset and take a moment for myself  is with personal care brand, MOOD.

MOOD, a new wellness collection exclusive to AE, features products infused with hemp-based CBD. CBD, short for cannabidoil, is a non-psychoacitve cannabinoid derived from hemp and used for it’s beneficial wellness properties that work naturally to create a calming effect.

The MOOD line features 6 unique scents in a wide range of products, so there is something for everyone! The scents include focused (citrus), refreshed (coconut), soothed (eucalyptus), chill (vanilla), and zZz (lavender). These scents come in hand cream, body cream, body lotion, bath bombs, bath soaks, sugar scrub, face oil, foaming face wash, lip salve, lip balm, muscle balm, aromatherapy oil and pillow mist.

My favorites include the lotions and creams, especially the Chill body cream. It’s extremely moisturizing and soothing and my favorite to use after a shower early in the morning, my moment to just chill before the day starts. The creams and lotions are really skin-softening and stick with you through the day. When I get home from the classroom, I love using the Energized aromatherapy oil. It’s my moment to decompress and re-energize before sitting down and getting to work on all things blog related. When it’s finally time for bed, I love spritzing a little zZz pillow mist on my pillow. It’s my moment to relax, and this calming scent smells seriously heavenly before I drift off to sleep.

With 6 scents, I love that I have options to choose from. I can change my MOOD as easily as I change my outfit!

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Thank you to American Eagle for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all opinions are my own!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: Top 10 Beauty Finds

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is live for one more week and while many items are out of stock, there are still so many great deals available! Today I am rounding up 1o of my favorite NSALE beauty finds that are still in stock and ready to shop!

1. GLAMGLOW Clear Skin Set ($59): This set comes with three products, the VOLCASMIC matte glow moisturizer, the SUPERCLEANSE cream to foam cleanser and the SUPERMUD face mask. This set was one of the first beauty items I put in my cart! I have yet to try the moisturizer or the foam cleanser, but this set is worth it for the face mask alone!  One of my all time favorite masks, the SUPERMUD face mask works WONDERS! I swear by this when I’m having a breakout. This lessens the appearance of any zit (I’m even talking those giant, sore, bright red cysts) overnight, if not making them disappear altogether. If the other products are anything like the face mask, your skin is in for a treat with this set!

2. URBAN DECAY Naked2 Basics Set ($49): This 3 piece set includes everything you need to create a gorgeous eye that will stay put all day and night! These are 3 of my all time favorite products. I am a neutral girl through and through, so this eyeshadow palette is the BEST, filled with gorgeous, neutral shades. The primer potion does an amazing job of prepping and priming your eyes and helping the product stay put. Last but not least, the All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray is something I use on a daily basis to keep my face looking fresh.

3. BOBBI BROWN Mini Glow Set ($32): I am so excited about this palette! Gorgeous neutral shades paired with the prettiest shimmer. Use this to contour or highlight. I can’t wait to get my hands on this!

4. T3 Hair Dryer ($134): Before my T3 dryer, I always used a cheapie drugstore option and it just never got the job done. Not only did I feel like it took me FOREVER to get my hair dry, but felt that it was making my hair more brittle. The T3 dryer is efficient, cutting my drying time in half and is much more gentler. I feel like my hair looks better and feels better after using this! It’s also available in white!

5. LUXIE Face Complexion Brush Set ($35): I’ve been searching for new brushes to help me create that flawless look and am so excited about these! There are 4 brushes included in this set, a large powder brush, blush brush, foundation brush and a large fluff brush. These brushes are perfect for all of your products, from powders, foundations, blushes or concealers. Bonus? They are pink and so pretty!

6. KARL LAGERFELD + MODELCO Kiss Me Karl Lip Lights Lip Gloss ($28 – or buy 2 get 1 free): My favorite lippy of the summer is part of the sale! I did a whole post on my love for this lip gloss earlier this summer and it’s continued to be one of my go to’s! This lippy is super comfortable, goes on smoothly, dries matte and STAYS PUT! Plus it has a super fun feature…it lights up for application when opened!

7. CHARLOTTE TILBURY The Pretty Pink Lipstick Set ($60): Everyone’s favorite trio for creating the perfect pink pout is on sale! I’ve only heard rave reviews but have yet to try this product. It’s on it’s way to me though and I can’t wait to report back! It’s said to be one of the best matte options that hydrates and stays put. I can’t wait to try!

8. A’PIEU Milk Sheet Mask Set ($12): This assorted mask set is so cute, I just couldn’t say no and on top of being cute, they are supposed to do wonders for your skin! Each sheet mask contains different active ingredients that benefit your skin, like hydrating, soothing, nourishing, brightening, ultra-rich moisturizing, revitalizing and firming. This set includes 7 different sheet masks…Milk, Coconut, Green Tea, Coffee, Strawberry, Chocolate and Banana. This set would be a great Christmas present too…buy it now and that’s one less thing to shop for come December!

9. HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Blush Palette ($65): HOURGLASS palettes are my favorite and this is no exception. A collection of 3 dreamy blushes that will give you a glow like none other. These light-weight and airy blushes give a multi-dimensional look that blows all other blushes out of the water. Do yourself a favor and snag this set!

10. MARIO BADESCU Latest & Greatest Set ($30): This set includes some of my all time favorite Mario Badescu products. I use the Drying Lotion on any pesky pimple and am always amazed at how it dries up overnight with this magical little potion. The facial sprays are my favorite for a refreshing pick me up that also hydrates and this set comes with two! Last but not least, the Enzyme Cleansing Gel is not something I have used yet, but am excited to try. It leaves skin bright and rejuvenated. Get all 4 products for just $30!

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‘Summer Face’ Makeup Products with Karl Lagerfeld + ModelCo

Today’s post is in collaboration with Nordstrom, but all opinions are my own! Thank you for supporting the brands that support Twenties Girl Style! 

Karl Lagerfeld + ModelCo ‘Kiss Me Karl Choupette Eyeshadow Palette // Karl Lagerfeld + ModelCo ‘Kiss Me Karl Luxe Highlight & Glow’ Powder // Karl Lagerfeld + ModelCo ‘Kiss Me Karl Intense Black Volumizing Mascara’ // Karl Lagerfeld + ModelCo ‘Kiss Me Karl Lip Lights Lipstick’ in Merengue // Karl Lagerfeld + ModelCo ‘Kiss Me Karl Lip Lights Lip Gloss’ in Kiss Me Karl // Make + Model Yellow Striped Pj Set

Last week I shared all about my new favorite summer lipstick. My obsession with this matte lipstick caused me to order a few more items from this special collaboration and officially find my “summer face”.

I was so excited to discover the Karl Lagerfeld and Model and Co. Beauty collaboration exclusively at NordstromNordstrom is always my go to for all things fashion and beauty and the Karl Lagerfeld and Model and Co. Beauty collab does not disappoint! This high-quality line is full of  trend-setting, luxe products, but at price points that are still attainable for the everyday girl. After ordering the Lip Lights Lipstick and falling in love with the quality, I knew I had to pick up a few more items! I ordered the mascara, eyeshadow palette, lipgloss and highlight powder and they arrived just in time for me to take them the San Diego a few weeks ago.

The first thing that drew me to this line was the packaging! From the iconic Karl lippy toppers to the adorable kitty cat palette, this collection is chic meets pure fun. Beyond the packaging are luxe, luminous products that don’t break the bank. The eyeshadow palette and highlighter powder give me the perfect warm summer glow that I crave. My favorite is definitely the mascara, that truly is volumizing. I already have a second tube in my cart as I don’t want to miss out on  restocking before it sells out! Last but not least, is the lippies, which I’ve already raved about. Perfect summer shades that truly pop. Plus, they come with a built in mirror and LED light that makes application precise and dry matte for a long lasting look.

Be sure to check out the Karl Lagerfeld and Model and Co. Beauty collaboration at Nordstrom before these items sell out! This is one collab you don’t want to miss!

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