Be Your Own #SkinGoals with Avya Skincare!

This post is sponsored by Avya Skincare, all opinions are my own

This post is sponsored by Avya Skincare, all opinions are my own

Your beauty routine should always start with skincare. Everyone’s skin has unique challenges, and for women like me who have an abundance of melanin, we have to consider several other factors when choosing a skin care product.  Avya Skincare is an amazing new luxury skincare line designed specifically to address issues that commonly affect women of color - pigmentation and skin discoloration.

I was sent samples of the Day Moisturizer and Night Moisturizer to review and am so impressed with the quality of the products. Both are created with the brand’s exclusive blend of peony, turmeric, and neem extracts, smell amazing and have a rich, luxurious texture.
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The Day Moisturizer is enriched with snow mushroom, niacinamide, and other rare botanicals, to protect and defend your skin from everyday environmental stressors. That is super important if you live in an urban area like this NYC girl!

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The Night Moisturizer features Vitamin A and provides overnight hydration and renews skin without irritation so you can wake up flawless! If you are sensitive to retinoids/Vitamin A based products, or have never used them before, you may notice some dryness or flaking at first. Just try using the product every other day instead of daily until your skin gets used to it, and avoid using exfoliants or anything with acids for a while.

At $105 and $110 respectively they are a pretty penny, but think of it as an investment in healthy skin and aging gracefully. Check out the full line at and let me know how you like it!

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Finding Paradise in the English Countryside

After exploring Rome and Paris, I decided to take a break from cities and head to a very special place in the English countryside. I'm far from an outdoorsy girl, but the glamping experience I had was absolutely incredible. From the heated tent with the plush bedding to the fabulous pools and restaurants, my 3 days there were just unforgettable. I didn't even mind the chilly, drizzly weather! 

Plus the cozy country food was just incredible. I stuffed my face with warm buttered rolls every morning, and roasted or braised meats for dinner, plus copious amounts of red wine and warm, Fall ready cocktails. I've actually never taken a resort style trip where you just lounge around the property for days, but after this experience I can definitely see the appeal. 

If you were due for a vacation like I was, hopefully you'll be packing up and heading out soon!