Hi There, I'm Morgan

Shoutout to all the women out there juggling business and babies. This is your one stop shop for all things skincare, momming and bossing.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

My Top 3 Vitamins for Beautiful Skin

For the last 6 months I have been taking some really great vitamins that have improved the overall appearance of my skin, so I wanted to share with you all.  Like most gals my ultimate skincare goal is to look 30 when I am 65 without the help of cosmetic surgeries (nothing wrong with that if that is what you want... do you boo) but that's just not for me, the thought of a needle in or around my face is terrifying.  With these vitamins I have seen a change in the texture and elasticity of my skin and even a decrease in my eczema breakouts. I stopped by the best place on earth (Target) and picked up Evening Primrose Oil, Super B Complex and Biotin plus Keratin based on my overall goals which were, treat my dry skin, even skin tone and keep acne at bay.

1. Evening Primrose Oil- Powerful ingredient for acne, wrinkles and eczema. This oil can also be applied topically, apply 2-3 drops to freshly moisturized face to treat breakouts.

2. Super B Complex- Improves overall skin condition, treats sun damage, aging and dry skin.

3. Biotin Plus Keratin- Biotin produces fatty acids that nourish the skin to maintain a clear complexion.
Keratin is the main protein in your skin and creates a barrier to protect your skin from damage and other environmental stressors.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Haven Collective Holiday Sip and Shop

Join us for a relaxing, rejuvenating, & locally curated shopping experience you won't soon forget.
Haven Collective and 614 Mom have teamed up to bring together local vendors and spa services so you can get a little relaxation in with your holiday shopping. Plus, you'll get to enjoy light bites and holiday drinks while you peruse. There's something for everyone on your list. Consider this the only stop you'll need to unwind AND check off items from your shopping list at the same time. #shoplocal #drinklocal
Only 25 tickets are available for each service listed. Services will be done on a first-come basis on the day of the event. Choose your spa service at the time of ticket purchase:
The Onyx Spot - Polish Change
VIBE Family Chiropractic - Stress Check with Muscle Test
AP Beauty - Mini Makeup Application
Pink Moon Essentials - Reiki with Intuitive Aromatherapy & Moon Card Reading
Skin & Sugar - Mini Facial

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

3 Common Skincare Mistakes and How to Correct Them

1. Over exfoliating: I get it, the urge to scrub off all the drama, make up and missed opportunities of the day but honey put the scrub down. Exfoliating too often can actually expose your skin to yucky germs creating acne and even infections... gross.

The Fix 
According to Glamour Magazine article "Beauty Mythbuster: How Often Should You Exfoliate Your Skin?" 
"Two to three times a week for normal and combination skin, and once a week for sensitive skin," says Dr. Tanzi. (As a refresher, combination skin is oily through the T-zone with dry cheeks, normal skin has the same amount of oil throughout, and sensitive skin gets red and irritated easily.)
2. Under Moisturizing: The truth about oily skin is that it's overworked and underpaid honey. What do I mean by that exactly? Your oily skin NEEDS hydration, when your skin is extra oily, it is actually trying to overcompensate for the moisture it's lacking.

The Fix 
Try a water based moisturizer. These creams are perfect for those with oily skin, water doesn't bind to the skin like an oil based moisturizer would, decreasing the chance of your pores clogging which can lead to breakouts.

3. Not following a routine based on your skin type: Me and my BFF share pretty much everything,  deep dark secrets, drunken mom nights in, but what we can't share are the same skincare products. She's dry, I'm oily and as much as we would love to add skincare into the list o'things we share the bottom line is we can't. Using products that do not best fit your skin type can actually cause your skin to act up even more. Remember you can't always try the "It" new product, some things just aren't for you babe.

The Fix
Take a moment and figure out your skin type here. Pitch, donate, store for decoration the products that just aren't for you and keep your eyes peeled for the perfect ingredients for your skin. 

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Monday, October 22, 2018

How to Build a Kick Ass Skincare Routine

As you know, there are no magic skincare products that keep you looking 18 forever but lucky for us there are amazing ingredients out there that keep the aging process at bay and allow us to age gracefully.

The secret to great, youthful looking skin is pretty simple. Stay consistent, drink your water and do what works for YOUR SKIN. Sounds simple enough right? Next time you are adding new skin care goodies to your cart keep 3 important things in mind: Your age, skin type and product ingredients. Let's dive in. 

Step 1: Identify focus by age.

20's: Protection and Prevention.

Nothing ages you quicker than sun damage so please wear your sun screen! I was notorious for skipping the screen when I was younger; 1. because I was stupid and 2. I thought wearing it would prevent me from looking like a chocolate dipped goddess. Quick tip: Don't be like me, remember SPF 30 and above and buy "broad spectrum" to protect against UVA and UVB rays.

30's: Preventing signs of aging.
Honey if you are 29 (me) ... Go ahead and start here. We are focusing on exfoliation and getting rid of old skin cells that are trying to prevent us from being carded while buying wine at Kroger. Repeat after me Alpha Hydroxy Acids. AHA's are natural served from various plant and milk sources. These ingredients can break down the substances that hold dead skin together, and allow your beautiful glowing skin to shine through.

40's: Dip Baby Dip.
We're focusing on extra moisture at this age. One great way to sneak in some extra moisture is to incorporate a moisturizing foundation into your make up routine.

Step 2: Identify Skin Type

Have no idea which skin type you have? Try this little trick from Tatcha, wash your face with a gentle face wash, do not follow up with any additional products for 30 minutes. Check your skin and evaluate. 

Oily: Shine in T-zone area (forehead, nose, chin) in addition to cheeks. 
Combination: Shine in T-zone area (forehead, nose, chin), slight dryness in cheek area.
Dry: Skin feels tight post wash, with dryness around mouth and forehead.

Step 3: To Buy or Not to Buy (Isn't that always the question?)

Avoid: Foam lathers, willow bark.
Try: Oil Based cleansing wash,  Rose toner, Peptide serum, Vitamin E moisturizer.
Ingredient list: 
Vitamin C, E, A
Glycolic Acid 
Lactic Acid 

Avoid: Natural oil based products, harsh scrubs.
Try: Clay based cleanser, Balancing toner, Hyaluronic Acid serum, Oil free moisturizer. 
Ingredient list:
Hyaluronic Acid 
Alphahydroxy Acids

Avoid: Oil based products, heavy moisturizers.
Try: Gel or Foam cleanser, Vitamin C toner, Antioxidant rich serum, H2o moisturizer
Ingredient list:
Witch Hazel
Aloe Vera
Vitamin C
Betahydroxy Acids 

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