Beauty

Beauty Routine: Clarisonic Mia 2

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Growing up in the desert has taught me the importance of incorporating moisturizing and gentle products in my daily beauty routine. On top of dealing with a dry home, I also have sensitive skin and am constantly searching for products that don’t irritate it. But then the Clarisonic Mia 2 entered my life. Whattt- a sonic cleanser that is gentle and effective. I’ve been using mine for two years now and my skin has changed for the better, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it.

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My daily beauty routine is quick and easy to match my rushed mornings. I simply splash my face, wet the lil Mia 2 brush with water and add my cleanser. 60 seconds later my skin feels rejuvenated! I can even tell a difference in my complexion- it’s much smoother and even. I’m also currently obsessed with La Mer’s refreshing cleansing gel, illuminating eye gel and lightweight face cream. Throw in a cup of hot tea with honey and open windows, curled up in a cozy sweater and there isn’t a better way to start the morning.

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The combination of the Clarisonic Mia 2 and La Mer products create the dreamy results of moisturized skin that feels fresh, clear and bright. The coolest part? The Mia 2 is small enough to travel with! It’s definitely worth checking out.

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Want to join in on the Clarisonic fun? Check it out here for 15% off with the promo code HERCAMPUS, which is valid through November 20. Feel free to comment below your personal experience with a Clarisonic brush or ask any questions on my beauty routine!

xx Rainy

Photos by Jorgi Paul

*This is a sponsored post by Clarisonic and Her Campus Media.

Beauty: The Essentials According to Garance Doré

Let’s talk about Garance Doré. As an influencer and icon in the fashion world with her blog (read more about it here), illustrations and photography, people look to Garance for daily inspiration. Effortlessly stylish, witty and naturally beautiful (did I mention she is French, too?). Her classy style has a hint of edge and Parisian cool that never ceases to amaze me.

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Beauty: The #SelfEsteem Project with Dove

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I am honored to be involved with CollegeFashionista’s new partnership with Dove. The iconic brand launched their latest Dove Self-Esteem Project campaign that emphasizes that beauty is a source of confidence, and not anxiety; I couldn’t be more excited to stand by a brand that promotes such a positive message and every form that beauty takes.

Dove statistics show that 9 out of 10 girls want to change at least one thing about their appearance.  The latest Dove Self-Esteem Project campaign empowers young girls to overcome these statistics and to embrace their appearances.

A few days ago, I co-hosted an event with Amy Levin, Founder of CollegeFashionista, where we led a discussion at USD about confidence and being a successful woman in the work force. I can’t begin to explain how inspired I was after hearing how Amy started her own company in a cut throat industry at the age of 22 and has watched it grow into something bigger than she imagined. Amy encouraged us to be confident taking action towards achieving our dreams. It basically comes down to having positive self-esteem.

Ever since I was a little girl, self-esteem has always been a part of the conversation. It took me years to embrace my tall gene. Even as an adult, I have to remind myself to stand tall with confidence. I’m grateful that I learned to embrace my height and crazy curly hair because they make me who I am. With that said, I hope we can all support each other and celebrate the different types of beauty we represent.

I stumbled upon a quote by Christian Dior a few years ago that resonated with me: “Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is not beauty without happiness.” I’ll just let that sink in…

One final thought to end on is to always smile and be kind to others; you never know what others are going through and your positivity might be the one thing getting them through their day.

Below is a snippet of my interview with CollegeFashionista about self-esteem:

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CollegeFashionista: What gives you strong self-esteem?

Rainy Paul: Practicing yoga is one of the many things that gives me strong self-esteem. It encourages me to learn more about myself on a deeper level and puts everything into perspective, making me realize I am proud of the woman I have become.

CF: What is one beauty feature you love about yourself?

RP: The feature I love about myself is my wild curly hair.

CF: Who is your role model?

RP: My mother. She is the one who taught me to always let my light shine, to never stop laughing and to keep my chin up.

CF: Why is it important for you to rally campus leaders to help younger girls understand the importance of body image and self-esteem?

RP: It’s important for campus leaders to help younger girls understand the importance of a healthy body image and positive self-esteem because they are at the age where they need the encouragement to be the strong, beautiful women they truly are. It’s vital that we stand together and show support for one another by celebrating the different types of beauty we encompass because we are the women they look up to. Young girls need to see an example of leaders that are proud of who they are.

Want to read the whole article? Find it here.

xx Rainy