Monthly Archives: June 2020

Weekly Evening Skincare Routine

weekly evening skincare routine steps | anti-agin skincare for over 30 women | Houston Beauty Blogger Lady in Violet

While my morning skincare routine is pretty much the same each day, my evening skincare rotates through 3 different routines during the week.  I think my evening routine is the most important because I can use more intense products that have all night to absorb and soak in without being covered up my makeup or exposed to outdoor elements like sun and pollution.

My current evening routine rotates between a retinol night to help with anti-aging and skin elasticity, a nutrient rich face oil, and a hydrating moisturizer.  I’m also currently experimenting with using tanning drops at night.  One item currently not included in my evening routine is a serum.  Since my face oil contains some skin nourishing ingredients and with my experimenting with tanning drops, I decided to only use a serum in my morning routine for now.

nighttime skincare routine with retinol and eye cream | Beauty Blogger Lady in Violet


Every other night, I do my Retinol routine.  If you are new to using Retinol, I recommend adding an extra day or two between nights to let your skin adjust to the retinol and building up the amount of retinol you use over time.  First, I apply a retinol based eye cream to my under eye.  This cream is gentle and I never had issues using every night.  I found this to be one of my top eye creams for reducing fine lines around the eye.

Next up, I use 1:1 mix of my hydration serum and retinol.  Some days I add slightly more retinol since my skin is able to handle a little more.  When I started using this product, I did a 2:1 mix of the serum and retinol.  From my research, the skin may need some time to adjust to the strength of retinol.  You may experience redness or irritation when first using especially if you use too much.  By increasing the retinol slowly over time, you can allow your skin to adjust and not have as many side affects.

Retinol is  one product I see recommended over and over for anti-aging.  It helps produce collagen and accelerate skin renewal to bring youthful skin forward quickly.  Basically as we age these two things slow down, and retinol can help speed them back up.

night skincare routine with face oil and tanning drops | Popular Beauty Blogger Lady in Violet

On the other nights, I rotate between a nourishing face oil and a moisturizer. The extra time indoors lately has left my skin a little drier than it normally is this time of year.  Since retinol can be a little drying on my skin, I rotate in a few hydrating products for balance.  Face oil work really well for hydration on my skin. This one also contains a few other goodies to help with tone, texture, and improve my skin’s overall health.  My moisturizer is super hydrating and spreads so smoothly over skin.  It really feels like water going on.

With both of these products, I have also been using tanning drops.  I don’t use the drops every time just when I want to add a bit of a tan glow to my face.  I’m an avid self-tanner, and my face usually fades a little quicker than my body.  I’ve been using this product to keep my face tan until I’m ready to do a full body again.  I use about 3-4 drops depending on how tan I want to go mixed in with either the oil or moisturizer.  I also make sure to use enough of the oil or moisturizer to use on my neck and chest for an even tan look.  I find the color only lasts a couple days which works for my tanning schedule.

evening skincare routine steps for women over 30 | Popular Beauty Blogger Lady in Violet


What I Wore in May

summer outfits | outfit ideas for spring | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Well, I changed out of my leggings a little more last month.  It felt good to get dressed, do my makeup and feel a little bit normal while still working from home.  I slowly made a few more small ventures out as Texas started opening up throughout May.  I made my way to Ulta and Starbucks among a few other stores.  I decided to be a little creative with a couple of my outfits and flex some of my fashion muscles for my errand running.

Keep scrolling from some Spring and Summer outfit inspiration!

summer outfit | plaid top knotted over fitted pink dress | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

plaid top | same dress, similar color | c/o crossbody bag | sandals | sunglasses

spring outfit | yellow printed top with distressed jeans | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

yellow blouse | similar jeans | similar shoes | c/o crossbody bag | sunglasses

summer outfit | overall shorts with white lace top | Casual Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

c/o white lace top | overall shorts | c/o crossbody bag | earrings | sunglasses | similar booties

summer outfit | red floral sleeveless top with distressed denim | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

red floral top | similar jeans | earrings

casual outfit | striped cropped sweater with distressed jean shorts | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

striped sweater | similar shorts | sandals

loungewear | striped sweater with cropped black leggings | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

striped sweater | black leggings | lace bralette

summer outfit | orange smockneck tank top with distressed jeans | Texas Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

orange tank top | similar jeans | sandals

comfy outfit | black pocket short sleeve tee with blue skinny jeans | Affordable Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

black pocket tee | jeans | sandals

These last two were from one of my Instagram Try On Sessions.

spring outfit | white lace blouse with skinny jeans | Everyday Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

c/o white lace top | similar jeans

spring outfit | navy embroidered top with gray skinny jeans | Petite Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

navy embroidered top | similar gray jeans