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    Basic Beauty Essentials We All Need

    Basic Beauty Essentials We All Need to Feel and Look Our Bestimg_1488

    There is literally nothing I love more than staying home for the night and “pampering” myself. And I don’t mean in a high-maintainece way. But after a long flipping day with work, sometimes all I crave is a couple hours of  “me” time where I can chill, rejuvenate and take care of the essentials.

    I personally think this is pretty key to do every so often and if you are lucky, a few times a week.  I have a few absolute at-home beauty essentials that I cannot live without.img_1489

    Surprisingly enough, I do consider myself a pretty minimalist chick when it comes to beauty essentials. There are just a few things that I need to feel my best.

    First off there is always a face mask of sorts involved. Particularly one that exfoliates or brightens. I love exfoliating at least once a week then brightening like 2-3x per week if I am lucky. I use a serum after the mask followed by some sort of hydrating cream with retinol too.

    There is also a 99.9% chance a candle is burning at the same time. Always have candles burning at night. It really sets the zen mood for me to chill out and get in the decompress zone.

    Then I put coconut oil on the ends of my hair (more on that here) and start up the bath tub. Add some lavender oil, bubbles and holy ISH that combo is the best.

    Next I add my custom-made retainer from SmileDirectClub before I hop into the bath. I am pretty OBSESSED with my teeth. Like completely anal about making sure they are perfectly straight. I have been using my SmileDirectClub custom-made aligner. It is BPA-free plastic made to straighten teeth to make us look fabulous. I love that SDC can straighten teeth up to 30% faster (hello no patience).

    It was also really easy to order. If you are in NYC, you can go to their West Village location. If not you can sign up online and have the impressions kit sent straight to you to do at home! Then once your retainer is ready, it gets sent straight to you and you can feel sexy AF like me in the bath tub wearing your SDC 🙂 Wear your retainer everyday and you can help straighten your teeth so much faster.

    Use the code WHATMAKESMESMILE to get 50% off the cost of the impression kit. Like HELLO, amazing deal for ya babes. Plus SmileDirectClub can cost up to 70% less than your dentist or ortho (more money for kombucha!).

    See? Told you guys these essentials are SO easy and just what we need to feel our best.

    xx, Rach

    This post was sponsored by SmileDirectClub. All opinions are my own. Thank you supporting rachLmansfield!

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  • Reply Michelle March 28, 2017 at 11:50 am

    What are the skin care products you use (retinol, serum, hydration cream, etc.)? AND what is your favorite brand of candles? I’m a new reader, so sorry if you’ve already answered these questions in the past! Thank you:)

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  • Reply Melissa April 22, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Do you really like the retainers? I have had retainers for years but want my teeth straighter and my retainers are gross. Is it worth the cost of the smile direct?

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