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June 14, 2017

Hello Beauties! I recently started a new skin care routine that I can’t wait to share with you! I have extremely sensitive skin; so trying any new skin products is a scary matter for me. I have battled redness and breakouts my entire life (really) and have wanted to try different products, but have always been too scared. Well, that has now changed!

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Aesthetician, Emme Diane recently reached out to me and offered to share her products and give me a facial, so I could learn about her, her amazing products and more about my own skin. Well, as you might have figured out, I took Emme Diane up on her proposition and would like to help you get you a little better acquainted with Emme Diane.

Emme Diane L.E., is a licensed esthetician on a mission to solve the seemingly unsolvable skin issues, from acne to aging and everything in between. With more than 18 years of professional experience in both medical and spa esthetics, Emme Diane is actually known for solving “unsolvable” skin concerns, from acne to sun damage and aging skin.

One of the reasons I agreed to try Emme Diane products (besides being won over by her sparkling personality!) is because I’m not terribly knowledgeable about skincare products, but am very curious! I also wanted to learn what might help improve my somewhat problematic skin.

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Emme of Emme Diane in person and she is not only beautiful, but she’s one of those incredible women who loves to help other women! This talented woman actually wanted to help improve my skin and make it beautiful too! Now here’s the best part, the facial she gave me was amazing and I honestly did not get ONE breakout afterward (typically when I have any sort of facial treatment done, my skin breaks out). She sent me home with great products of her Emme Diane skincare line to test, enjoy and see how I like them….read below ( hint: I loved them!). Also, please read to the bottom of this blogpost for the Promo Code and an exciting Giveaway opportunity you’re not going to want to miss!

My Personalized Morning Routine Straight From Emme Diane:

  1. Gentle Cleaner

I’m always looking for a cleanser that leaves my skin feeling clean, but also can completely remove the heavy makeup I wear on photo shoot days. Emme Diane’s Gentle Cleanser took off every last bit of my makeup and has a very light, clean scent.

The Gentle Cleanser is an antioxidant rich, low-lather cleanser, which is perfect for sensitive skin (or any skin type, for that matter!) The silky gel cleanses thoroughly without drying your skin and I truly like it! Very nice product!

  1. Ice!

I never knew this was something I could use to help stimulate my facial circulation and bring on a healthy glow. This is a GREAT Emme Diane tip! So, now I massage 2 ice cubes onto my face every morning for 1 minute in a continuous circular motion then pat my glowing face dry. Try this Insider Tip, because it really does help get your glow on!

  1. Calm Down Toner (spritz 12 times)

I had not ever used a toner, so this product intrigued me! This truly unique toner combines the power of oxygen electrolytes and soothing aloe vera, and the toner releases oxygen slowly to aid the body’s natural defense and repair process. Incredibly calming and nourishing, this toner is perfect for any skin type, but especially good for dehydrated skin, inflamed acne, dermatitis, sensitive or irritated skin.

  1. Bright Eyed Illuminating Eye Serum (optional, but I highly recommend it).

As we age, most of us want to stay looking our very best. If this describes you, then this great product is for you! This luxurious all-in-one eye serum visibly firms, lifts and sculpts eyelid contours as well as minimizes dark shadows, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles and it feels great on your skin!

  1. Skin Quencher Serum

Being in Arizona my skin is constantly feeling dry or thirsty. Skin Quencher is a super quick fix for dehydrated or environmentally damaged skin. The water-based, gel hydrator instantly replenishes water moisture to your skin and gives it a refreshed, plump and hydrated glow. Fabulous serum that does what it claims to do!

  1. Pure Light Lotion (Moisturizer)

What I like about this moisturizer is that is light, water-based and has helped restore the moisture balance of my skin. It’s also perfect for combination/oily skin and sensitive skin (me!), and the non-greasy lotion will give your skin the all day moisture it craves, as well as helping to reduce excessive oiliness. (Emme Diane is a GENIUS!)

  1. Tinted Mineral Sunscreen

I have been using the Tinted Mineral Sunscreen and I love it! It goes on perfectly. I actually wear it to the gym to give my skin an even appearance and I have not broken out!

The Tinted Mineral Sunscreen almost instantly had a cult following when this favorite Emme Diane product launched! It has a sheer, mattifying, silky finish and is water and sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes.

Benefits of the Tinted Mineral Sunscreen:

Sheer Tint

Mattifying

Broad Spectrum SPF 40

Physical Sunscreen (Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide)

Water and Sweat Resistant up to 80 minutes

Non-comedogenic

GREAT PRODUCT!

My Skin Care Evening Routine Designed by Emme Diane:

  1. Gentle Cleanser (use as above)
  2. Ice (even at night!)
  3. Toner (Spritz 12 sprays again) See above for details
  4. Bright Eyed Eye Cream (optional, but I use it faithfully) see above for details.
  5. Serum(s)

Skin Quencher Serum: I began using this serum every third night and now have graduated to using it every other night. My skin has acclimated nicely and doesn’t feel dried out any more.

Clarifying Serum: I apply a pea sized of this amazing product to my entire face being careful to avoid sensitive areas. The Clarifying Serum is for brighter, clearer and more youthful looking skin. It’s also great for acne prone skin, thanks to the multi-tasking fruit acid, Mandelic Acid. This serum also helps to clarify skin, treat and prevent post-inflammatory pigmentation and evens skin. I love this product.

  1. Pure Light Lotion (Moisturizer) See above for details

Extras from Emme Diane

Acne Eraser 2.8%

This effective benzoyl peroxide gel is formulated to kill acne bacteria and assist in clearing the skin of inflamed acne. It is available in 3 strengths to treat mild, moderate or severe acne.

2.5% is best for ultra sensitive skin

5% (most popular) is best for mild to moderate acne

10% is good for more severe acne and also for acne on the back and chest

I keep this handy product close by, just in case a pimple pops up, but I truly have NOT broken out since my facial and faithfully using Emme Diane products!

Sulfur Refining Mask

A therapeutic mask specifically formulated for acne prone skin. Formulated with Sulfur, it helps to breakdown black heads, whiteheads and also acts as an antibacterial agent. It gently exfoliates your skin, allowing for the regeneration of fresh, new skin. Also, contains Bentonite and Kaolin, which help to draw out impurities and clear the skin of excess oil and dirt. This mask is used to reduce inflammation of the skin, fight bacteria, absorb excess oil and exfoliate dead skin cells. Genius!

I use this mask 1-2 times per week, leaving on my face for 3-5 minutes, not longer. I usually apply it and brush my teeth.

I highly recommend these products and will happily continue using them! I am also beyond grateful that Emme Diane reached out to me and allowed me to experience her amazing products. The fact that I can use her products without the fear of breaking out, especially on photo shoot days is so great! If you try her products, I know you will like them too.

To purchase from Emme Diane (or book a treatment from her in person or online!) go to www.EmmeDiane.com Also enter McKenna10 at www.EmmeDiane.com at checkout for 10% off your order.

AND

I am hosting a giveaway on my Instagram!

It’s super easy to participate, but it only qualifies on Instagram.

Here are the details!

Enter to win an @EmmeDiane Mineral Tinted Sunscreen and Bright Eyed Serum!

  1. Follow me (@thebubblyblondelife)
  2. “Like” this photo (will go live at 4pm PST June 14th)
  3. Follow @EmmeDiane
  4. BONUS tag a friend

This giveaway will run from June 14th-June 16th and the winner will be announced on Instagram on June 17th. Best of luck!

xo

*Thank you Emme Diane for sponsoring this post

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June 8, 2017

Last Friday afternoon, I was so excited to check into JW Marriott’s Camelback Inn and begin a highly anticipated weekend staycation!

Camelback Inn

I invited my Mom to join the fun and as we pulled into the Camelback Inn (as the resort is known by the locals) she was absolutely thrilled. She thanked me for a great time before we even checked in J! We knew we were in for some well needed relaxation and pampering- and we were READY!

Camelback Inn

A little information about this majestic resort: Camelback Inn is perched perfectly on 125 acres with the gorgeous Sonoran desert surrounding it. However, the incredible view and close proximity of the famous Camelback Mountain (looks just like a huge camel!) are simply unmatched anywhere! Almost everywhere you look, Camelback Mountain is in view and perfectly framed. We couldn’t wait to get checked in so we could stroll the manicured grounds and take in the amazing mountain views.

Camelback Inn

Check in was easy-peasy. We were taken to our serene and very comfortable room with a private terrace which looked out onto a beautiful desert garden and also had a breathtaking view of Camelback Mountain. We now fully understand why the resort is called The Camelback Inn!

Camelback Inn

Once we were settled in, we decided to enjoy an early dinner at one of the sensational onsite restaurants- Rita’s Kitchen! We were greeted by the friendly hostess and shown to our table, all the time admiring the restaurant’s casual and Southwestern flair. Authentic white adobe walls, terracotta flooring and wood beamed ceilings play beautifully off Camelback Inn’s Sonoran Desert setting.

We ordered cocktails and looked over Rita’s American Southwest menu which features homestyle cooking, using fresh and local ingredients. Mom ordered their amazing gazpacho and we decided to split the seabass. Both were delicious! After dinner, we each enjoyed a signature margarita in the R Bar, which opens up to a stunning patio under the shade of a sprawling Ironwood tree. We listened to great live music and thoroughly appreciated the evening.

Camelback Inn

Woke up very refreshed the next morning and ordered breakfast on the patio. It was so peaceful listening to the birds and enjoying our exquisite Camelback Mountain view.

After breakfast we worked out in the immaculate fitness center, knowing we had lots of calories coming our way over the next 24 hours! Shortly after our workouts, we checked into the famed Spa at Camelback Inn, were shown our all day poolside cabana where we would spend the afternoon (which was fabulous!) and then prepared for our spa services.

Camelback Inn

I had a therapeutic massage (so rejuvenating!) and mom had the Camelback Signature Facial, which she loved. We were both completely relaxed afterward and felt incredibly pampered. We have enjoyed numerous spa services from the Spa at Camelback Inn over the years and are always impressed with their professionalism and quality of service.

Camelback Inn

Spending time by the pool was so nice in our private cabana. We ordered a light lunch from the famous Sprouts Restaurant, which is a nationally acclaimed spa restaurant and has been featured on The Food Network! YUM! After lunch, we soaked up a little sun while drinking in the astounding views. Words can’t describe the natural beauty!

That night, we were so excited to have dinner at Lincoln Restaurant which is a JW Steakhouse featuring locally sourced ingredients with breathtaking patio and restaurant views of Camelback Mountain. The restaurant’s interior is so beautiful and the Bar 1936 embraces Camelback Inn’s rich and storied 81 year history. We had a wonderful time and our dinner was (as expected) totally AMAZING. I highly recommend The Lincoln’s fine dining experience or the Bar 1936 daily Happy Hour.

Camelback Inn

We woke up to a beautiful Sunday morning and really didn’t want to leave yet, soooo… I extended my staycation one more night! (Mom was SO HAPPY!) That day we went to the pool again and enjoyed a casual dinner in Rita’s Kitchen.

Camelback Inn

Monday came quickly and as we packed up, we gratefully reminisced about our tranquil weekend. Check out was easy and as we drove away, we both felt relaxed, happy and healthier. What we wished for came true. It was the perfect Staycation!

Camelback Inn

*Thank you Camelback Inn for sponsoring this post

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June 5, 2017

McKenna Wesley - The Bubbly Blonde

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Red Dress (on sale!) | Gold Cuff | Gold Dangle Earrings | Druzy Ring | Gladiator Sandals

This spicy little red dress sure knows how to turn up the heat!

McKenna Wesley - The Bubbly Blonde

Even better it is on sale and runs true to size!

McKenna Wesley - The Bubbly Blonde

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Red Dress (on sale!) | Gold Cuff Gold Dangle Earrings | Druzy Ring | Gladiator Sandals

xo