Money & Mimosas: Beauty tips for boss babes

October is here! Fall leaves, pumpkin rides, and crisp cool weather. Time to get out the cozy knit socks, soup recipes and fleece blankets.

And if you have skin like me, it's time to bump up the moisturizing and self-care. The cooler months can dry the heck out of my skin.

And if you're travelling during the holidays, it can be super tough to maintain your skin care with the TSA's 3 oz. restriction rule (because who checks their bags anymore? Not I). Rude.

During this past summer, I stumbled across a fabulous skincare line that has completely rocked my world. I was attending a Shopify event and met the lovely Elena, who is co-owner of Luminance Skincare. A total bossbabe with a heart of gold.

She told me about the product line and the following week I purchased some of their products at the Oakland farmer's market. OMG. My face has never felt or looked so beautiful. My T-zone tends to be on the oily side, and this line neutralized it without drying it out. And left it feeling smooth and supple.

A couple of weeks ago, I left for vacation and had a total freak out moment, how do I take care of my skin? I'm a little bit of a drama queen, but whatever. 

Me with no makeup. I love Luminance. 

Me with no makeup. I love Luminance. 

Thankfully Luminance has a travel kit with their entire facial line in 1 oz. bottles. What a lifesaver. If you want glowtastic skin keep on reading to check out the products I use. I promise you'll love them. 

1. Begin with the facial cleanser.

Properly cleansing your face truly is the starting place for healthy glowing skin. 

Luminance's delicate facial cleanser, has no synthetic foaming agents or toxic thickeners. It's simply a very pure handmade liquid soap with it's pH naturally adjusted with carefully selected organic ingredients to compliment and nourish your skin.

If your skin is oily, dry or if you have unpredictable combination skin chances are your facial cleanser is the major culprit. 

Ingredients (All Organic or Wild-Crafted): RO Filtered Water. Saponified Oils: Jojoba Oil, Kukui Oil, Coconut Oil, Meadowfoam Oil, Avocado Oil, Apricot Kernal Oil and Macadamia Oil. Calendula. Extractions: Tamarind Seed & Tamanu. Gogi Root and Holy Basil.

2. Then spritz your skin with the rosewater facial toner (this the BEST if your skin needs a pick-me-up after a long plane ride).

"Spraying yourself with our Rosewater is like swimming in freshly plucked rose petals. It's fragrant, pure, and will leave your face dewey with rose oil."- It seriously does feel like this.

And their rosewater doesn't have any alcohol, solvents or astringent. Just pure rosewater


Ingredients: Water: Organic Rose Water

3. Gently rub Nourishing Serum.

This serum feels so freakin luxurious!  Rich with Tamarind and Tamanu Seed oil extracts to help your skin regain a more youthful glow. By the way the Tamarind Seed and Tamanu oils behave on the skin very much like collagen; leaving your skin feeling comfortable and healthy.

Tip: After applying the serum, spray your face with toner again to give your skin a second helping of Tamarind and Tamanu.

Ingredients: Water: Purified Rose Water Oils: Tamarind, Kukui, Argan, Avocado, Apricot Kernel, Tamanu and Borage. Herbal Extracts: Orchid, Ginko, Tamarind, Sea Buckhorn, Honeysuckle, Calendula, St. John's Wort, Chia Seed Preservative: Red Radish Root


4. Finish with the Hydration Moisturizer for youthful skin.

Their moisturizer is the Vegan and raw.

It is rich with Meadow foam oil, a very effective anti-inflammatory. Formulated in a base of pure Rose water for the skin calming and nourishing affect of Rose Oil. Blended with an ideal ratio of Argan Oil, Kukui Nut Oil and a touch of Jojoba Oil to help your skin hold hydration.

And they finally, a very therapeutic collection of organic herbal extractions formulated to help your skin heal and stay healthy. Our Hydration Moisturizer is designed to penetrate quickly and leave your skin non greasy and silky smooth.

Makeup can be applied within a few minutes. 

Tip: Deep Hydration is very rich cream and so if you happen to apply too much, simply find more skin and spread it around. The skin on your neck and top of your chest is extremely similar to your facial skin; equally delicate and sensitive and so it's an excellent place to put excess cream. 

Ingredients (All Organic or Wild-Crafted): Oils: Jojoba, Kukui. Argan, Avocado, and Meadowfoam. Emulsifier: Sorbitan Olivate. C02 Herbal Extracts: Raspberry Seed, Comfry, Sea Buckhorn, Calendula, Honey Suckle. Tamarind Seed, Amaranth Seed, St Johns Wort, Yarrow Root, Rooibus Root & Ginko Root. Red Radish Root to naturally preserve.   

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Danetha Doe (@danethadoe) is a Millennial Brand Ambassador and creator of Money & Mimosas. She is a business strategist and author of the Simple Guide to Accounting & Financial Strategy for New Entrepreneurs. Selected as one of the Top 40 under 40 accounting professionals by CPA Practice Advisor in 2015, Danetha was featured on Huffington Post Live with Suze Orman and named a "business influencer and next-generation accountant" by Quickbooks and Xero in 2014. A former NFL Cheerleader, she loves to dance,  drink champagne and all things beautiful.