evian® Mineral Water Facial Spray

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As I continue to tell my readers over and over again, it is so important to me to use beauty products that are light, airy, and oil free! Outside of my daily beauty routine, I don’t spend much time pampering myself with as many spa facials and masks as I would like. I tend to keep my beauty regimen pretty simple, making sure I wash my face every morning and every night and do my best to wear lots of moisturizer too.

When I was introduced to evian® Facial Spray I was excited for the chance to use a lightweight moisturizer that has as few ingredients as it gets, water and minerals. Yes, you read that right, and yes, I know evian® is most famous for their French Alps drinking water, but they are stepping up their game with this mineral water facial spray. I use the spray every morning or night after I get out of the shower to help set in the moisture, so you could say it has become my #AnytimeSpa. It has improved the redness in my skin and has balanced out the oily vs. dry skin battle that I am going through right now, as we transition from season to season.

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As soon as I finish my makeup, I spray another layer over my makeup to set it. (What a difference a little makeup and curls can make!)

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I have been using this spray for a week now, twice a day, and it has never made my sensitive skin breakout and has drastically improved the tone of my skin! I am very cautious when choosing beauty and makeup products to try on my skin, because I tend to react my breaking out in rashes or in acne when I use something too harsh. The best thing about this product is how natural it is. With a pH level of 7.2, it is incredibly neutral, and it’s an added bonus that it’s hypo-allergenic. I found out that many moms choose to use this spray on their babies when they have dry skin, because of how naturally healing it is.

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I am definitely going to keep using my new evian® spray to see how it continues to help heal my skin from the outside in. If you are in the market for a lightweight and natural moisturizer or makeup setter – this is for you! I can promise you as someone who has both oily and sensitive skin, there is nothing that makes me happier than a beauty product that doesn’t make my face even more greasy.

I have partnered with evian® Facial Spray to give my readers the chance to be 1 of 20 lucky winners, and each winner will receive (1) 10 oz. professional size and (1) 5 oz travel size bottle (suggested retail $30.00) – what a deal right? Thank you evian® for sponsoring this post!

Enter here for your chance to win!

Evian Facial Spray - Sprouted Fresh

Thanksgiving Holiday Gift Guide: The Hostess

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Thanksgiving is now less than a month away and it is my second favorite holiday of the year- of course next to Christmas! There is something so homey and cozy about Thanksgiving and I was raised in a home where southern home-cooking took place for the entire week. I can’t help but think of Thanksgiving and think of all of my family’s delicious home recipes that have been passed down generation after generation.

Thanksgiving also makes me think strongly about the countless hours my mother spent and still spends in the kitchen for the entire week and especially the day of. In my mind, she is the hostess with the mostess! This post was inspired by the countless hours of watching and helping her cook in the kitchen throughout this very special holiday. It is so much fun to incorporate fall-themed cookware, utensils, spices, and decor when it can be the center of attention at any holiday gathering.

Here is a Thanksgiving gift guide to shower the cook or cooks in your life, helping to show how thankful you are for the countless hours they spend in the kitchen, on this very special holiday!

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Surf’s Up in Pacifica

We moved to Pacifica exactly one year ago this October 30th and I have spent the last 357 days dreaming of swimming in the Pacific Ocean. The average temperature of the water at the beach right down the street is about 62 degrees, so a wet suit is an absolute necessity if you plan on enjoying your swim!

After a year of wishing, today a dream came true! For the first time in my life I went surfing and I am so hooked!

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My amazing instructor, Carlos, taught me so much and kept me feeling positive after many wipe-outs off my surf board. I was surprised at how hard it was to get up on the board and how quickly I became worn out from getting tossed around by the choppy sea. It was a bright and sunny day at Linda Mar Beach and besides the rougher surf that hit in the afternoon, an all around perfect day to learn how to surf.

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bareMinerals Fall Inspired Look

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I have always been a huge fan of all bareMinerals products. I first started using their products two years ago during Christmas time. As someone who has struggled with an oily face, large pores, and acne for most of my teen and adult life, I finally found a natural makeup line that improved my skin.

For the past two years I have been using this foundation which has done wonders for my skin and always gave me a luminous finish! I was smitten to find a foundation that I could wear that actually improved my skin, covered my imperfections, while not causing more breakouts. I am sure this has so much to do with the entire line of bareMinerals makeup remaining completely natural and organic!

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With fall quickly approaching in San Francisco, I decided to step-up my beauty regimen and shy away from the dewy summer-glow look, and try for a more matte look for fall. I recently purchased the new matte foundation in Fairly Medium and it comes in the form of a loose powder just like the original foundation.

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A Day in Monterey Bay

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If you haven’t been to Monterey Bay in California, then add it to your list! Monterey is a lovely and quaint town close to Carmel-by-the-Sea and Big Sur, both are iconic spots you can hop over to on your trip to the area. In the nearby town of Pacific Grove, thousands of Monarch butterflies spend a few weeks in the middle of October at the eucalyptus tree grove during their great migration.

One thing Monterey is known for is, of course, the infamous Monterey Bay Aquarium!

It took us around two hours to go through the aquarium one afternoon and I was in awe of how beautiful it was.

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