Best Black Friday – Cyber Monday Deals 2019!

Best Black Friday – Cyber Monday Deals 2019!

Hi all! I decided this year I am going to get organized and share all of the best 2019 Black Friday through Cyber Monday deals here. Bookmark this page and come back to it throughout the weekend – I’m also going to have it saved as an instagram story highlight in my profile page @vasseurbeauty.

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VASSEUR ESSENTIALSEverything 20% OFF!! This is the first and only sale we’ve ever done so now is the time to buy!!! Use code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout. In case you are not familiar this is my company and we sell premium GC/MS batch tested essential oils (on par with the quality of young living/Doterra) for a fraction of the price! We do this by buying and selling directly with no middlemen and very low margins. I use essential oils for EVERYTHING, including aromatherapy, DIYs and as the best way to naturally fragrance the home.

You can purchase oils individually or get a DIY kit that contains 4 oils that all are designed to blend together, instruction cards with recipes, blends and all the information you need to use and dilute your oils *and* DIY accessories (empty glass bottles, funnel etc) all for under $40 each (after sale). Also our Vasseur essential oil diffuser is the most stunning diffuser you will ever see, it’s made of beautiful iridescent pearl glass and is truly a statement piece. These make an AMAZING Christmas gift because they are special, unique and come already packaged in a beautiful box. I went ahead and activated the code early so buy now while they are still in stock. We sell out every time we restock so I’d act fast!

The best deal is to buy the full bundle (includes both Daytime and Nighttime DIY kits + Diffuser) with code BLACKFRIDAY will be only $96, that’s $39 off!!! https://vasseuressentials.com/products/vasseur-day-night-diffuser-bundle use code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout!

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VASSEUR SKINCAREEverything 20% OFF!! Use code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout. We only do 2 sales a year so now is the time to stock up!! Vasseur Skincare is my mom’s skin care company – it really is THE ABSOLUTE BEST skin care (I made a video about exactly why here if you would like to learn more).  Vasseur Skincare is professional strength, freshly made skin care that contains the highest concentration of active ingredients on the market. All Vasseur products are all-natural and contain no parabens, toxins, chemical preservatives, synthetic fillers, sulfates, dangerous chemicals or animal cruelty. P.S. I just completely redesigned the website myself so check it out and let me know what you think!

What I recommend:

Starter kits Dry/Normal or Oily/Acne Prone

Products I use and recommend

  • Olive Oil Cleanser (AM/PM). Organic olive oil helps melt away makeup and hydrate the skin. It’s creamy and luxurious.
  • Gold Serum (AM/PM). This eye area serum comes in a roller ball applicator that is cooling and easy to apply. Contains vitamin E and plant placenta DNA and RNA to hydrate and treat fine lines and wrinkles.
  • ALA Cream (AM/PM). This is a powerful antioxidant that helps smooth the skin, reduce skin redness and the appearance of pores. Give this 3 weeks and your skin will be transformed! This is a cult favorite product.
  • Super Serum (PM). This serum contains ALL of the best superstar anti-aging ingredients in one product: Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, Alpha lipoic acid, DMAE, Niacinamide and Pro-Vitamin B5. I am addicted to this serum it’s one of the best products my mom has ever created! I recommend to start using this at age 30 to keep skin looking young, hydrated and smooth.
  • Reveal 10 (PM 2 days a week). Extremely powerful blend of alpha hydroxy acids (glycolic and lactic acid) that exfoliate to create a smooth, vibrant complexion. This stuff is strong and tingles when applied (this is normal). The powerful acids go deep and clean out your pores and exfoliate the skin.
  • Mandelic Acid Serum (PM). I still suffer from hormonal acne in my 30s and this is a powerful yet gentle on the skin treatment that treats breakouts and rids the skin of debris, bacteria and dead skin cells. If you have less sensitive skin BeClear 10 is our most potent blemish fighting product.

I actually use and love every single Vasseur product but the ones above are my current favorites in my daily routine that I can’t live without. ALSO -with all Vasseur Skincare products there is a no questions asked 30 day return policy so if you try and don’t love anything for whatever reason you can get a full refund or we can do a free exchange for you for something else.  If you have any questions you can use this form to get personalized product recommendations! Shop here https://vasseurskincare.com/ and use code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout!

AMAZON – Tons of deals here!! I created a list on my amazon storefront with my black friday/cyber monday sale picks that I have either bought or am eyeing for gifts this year! P.S. I will have an amazon gift guide video going up on my channel next week but the items are all on sale NOW so wanted to share. Check back because I will be adding new items to this list as I find them! (Click the picture to go to my storefront)

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Other things I’ve bought or am eyeing — CHECK BACK I WILL BE ADDING MORE!!

EXPRESSThis sherpa that EVERYONE I follow has been raving about was reduced 50% so I finally bought it. It looks so cozy for winter so I couldn’t resist! Only $35 down from $80!

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WAYFAIR – this backyard play set. This will be Carter’s christmas and birthday present this year! I did a ton of searching and this is the set I decided to go with -it’s currently $400 off! I think he will get many years of use out of this and I like that the bottom playhouse has a full kitchen in it. I think he will LOVE this I’m so excited to set this up.

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BOOTS – These are the over the knee boots I’ve been wanting for months but they we just too expensive. Now they’re 30% off plus free shipping use code GIVING30. According to a few people I follow on Instagram these are dupes for the stewart weitzman over the knee boots and with this sale the total price was $114 and I think I will have and wear these for YEARS!

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More will be added as the weekend goes on so bookmark this page and check back! Also please DM me on instagram with any good deals you find so I can add them here.

My Pregnancy Essentials!

My Pregnancy Essentials!

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I’m 39 weeks pregnant today! I can’t believe I’m so close to the finish line – he could be here any day now!

I’ve been reflecting on my pregnancy journey and wanted to put together a list of all the best things I’ve discovered throughout my pregnancy. Basically, this is the list I wish I had when I first found out I was pregnant and was completely overwhelmed with everything.

Feel free to follow or ignore anything you want – this is just what I personally loved and what worked for me based on my experience. If you have any questions about anything, it’s best to reach me via instagram or twitter @vasseurbeauty

Education/ apps / websites

BOOK: Brain Rules for Baby. I’ve read over 10 baby/pregnancy related books (if you know me, you know that I over research everything) and this is BY FAR the best book I’ve read. I won’t go into all the reasons I love it – we would be here all day – but it starts with pregnancy through your baby’s first 5 years. If I could recommend that you do only one thing from this entire list, it would be to read this book:
http://amzn.to/2hKWYQa

BLOG: Great mom blog with lots of pregnancy and baby product recommendations: https://www.lucieslist.com/#

WEBSITE: I randomly found this website that talks about week by week changes during pregnancy and it’s become my favorite to reference http://www.mamamaternity.co.nz/step-by-step-guide/weeks-11-13/

APP: What to Expect. Gives daily updates and articles and a weekly video showing your baby’s development.

Supplements

*If you read Brain Rules for Baby then you will learn the benefits for each of these supplements. These are the exact ones I take*

Raw Prenatal http://amzn.to/2iBA8vI

Vitamin D http://amzn.to/2iXIUkh

DHA http://amzn.to/2iXKcf2

Calcium/ Magnesium http://amzn.to/2iXD5DB

Probiotic http://amzn.to/2iXBLAy

Diet

My first trimester was pretty rough, I had strong food aversions and could pretty much only eat food that was beige in color (bread, pasta, oatmeal, etc). I wasn’t as concerned about being healthy as I was just surviving. Then in the second trimester, even though my food aversions mostly went away, I still felt terrible and was tired all the time. I found out that I was borderline gestational diabetic and I was forced to completely overhaul my diet. It ended up being the best thing that happened to me during my pregnancy – by doing this I felt 50x better, more energized and a lot less moody. So much so that I am going to stick to this type of low glycemic diet indefinitely because I love how it makes me feel.

The gist of it is

  • Eat frequently (every 2-3 hours, set an alarm if you need to)
  • Eat protein and a complex carb with EVERY meal and snack
    1. For protein I typically have eggs, organic/grass fed meats and protein shakes. (I try to eat 70-80g of protein a day)
    2. Complex carbs I mostly eat are brown rice, oatmeal, sweet potato, black beans & ezekiel bread. (I shoot for 20-30g of carbs with each meal)
  • Lots of vegetables
  • Healthy fats (peanut butter, avocado, olive oil)

I eat the same thing for breakfast, lunch and snacks daily and for dinner I make a  BLue Apron or Sun Basket premade meal kit.

For my daily protein shake I use this organic protein powder (approved by my doctor and super tasty!) http://amzn.to/2iXKLp6

Body and Skin Care

When I became pregnant I had to reevaluate all of the body and skin care products I was using – and very long story short – I switched to natural products but didn’t love anything so I did my own research and created my own line products with the absolute BEST ingredients (my mother is a cosmetic chemist for over 30 years). More about my line & why I created it can be found here

BODY OIL: This is my holy grail product – it’s a 100% organic body oil and is designed to prevent stretch marks. Oils penetrate deeper into the skin and give the most effective hydration – you can read more about the specific oils used and their skin benefits here. I apply this to my belly/hips/thighs about 5x a day and so far have zero stretch marks!  https://vasseurskincare.com/collections/body-care/products/glowing-hydration-body-oil

BODY WASH

I wanted to create a multi-purpose shower/bath product to keep things simple, so this works as a face, body wash and shaving cream. It’s fortified with six super hydrating, antioxidant-rich natural oils to cleanse gently, but thoroughly while imparting essential moisture to skin. https://vasseurskincare.com/collections/body-care/products/3-in-1-body-wash

BODY LOTION In my research I found that a particular type of shea butter is best for preventing stretch marks. Mine contains whipped organic grade A shea butter and antioxidant-packed organic oils to intensely nourish and moisturize the skin. Also enriched with powerful moisturizing oils (camilla, sea buckthorn, grapeseed): https://vasseurskincare.com/collections/body-care/products/ultra-hydrating-body-lotion

*You can buy all three as a kit and save 25%* https://vasseurskincare.com/collections/body-care/products/vasseur-beauty-kit

SKIN CARE

For my skin – this has been tricky. I’ve been dealing with extreme acne throughout my entire pregnancy. It’s completely hormonal (and also genetic – FUN FACT: my mom had such bad acne with me that’s why she created her own skin care company!). This was my first pregnancy symptom and has been the most enduring, though I have mostly got things under control now thankfully.

This is my pregnancy skin care routine (in order applied):
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PM

In terms of other natural products I use

Deodorant – The best natural deodorant (I even did a natural deodorant battle on my channel and this was the CLEAR winner). I will continue to use this indefinitely http://amzn.to/2sBY7NF

Toothpaste – http://amzn.to/2iBFEyB

Comfort/ wardrobe

Pregnancy pillow – I started using this around 25 weeks and have come to really love it, it wasn’t comfortable to me at first but switching to a new pillow is always an adjustment http://amzn.to/2irjZsi

Beauty pillow – I use this in SO MANY WAYS – as a sleeping pillow on top of my pregnancy pillow to prevent sleep wrinkles, to prop up my head in bed while I’m reading, behind my back while sitting/working AND the shape fits perfectly around my belly so I use it to prop things on https://vasseurskincare.com/products/beauty-pillow

In terms of wardrobe I talk about my favorite items and show them in this video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrwSdlbUhuM

Discomforts

Back pain: Around weeks 17-20 I was dealing with severe back pain. I did a ton of research, tried everything including braces, wraps, acupuncture, massage, etc and finally figured it out – my bed was too soft!!! I had been using a down mattress pad on top of my bed (which I loved!) but the day I took it off my pain went away and has never come back.

Pelvic pain: Around week 35 I started having severe pelvic pain – it was excruciating. It got so bad that I was on crutches and couldn’t walk. Ryan even had to carry me to the bathroom!!! I figured out the #1 cause of this was stress (the pain flared up right as I was launching my product line and was working crazy hours). I also started using a warm compress and taking nightly “de-stress” warm baths and the pain has gone away almost completely.

Baby Gear / What to buy

My FULL list of my baby product essentials from 0-6 months is here: https://vasseurbeauty.com/2017/06/07/baby-product-essentials-and-must-haves/ 

Here’s Carter’s nursery tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFoHfLzCUGg

Other

The Belly Book:  http://amzn.to/2iwnOKL

I’ve never been the journal type, but I’ve been obsessed with keeping up with my belly book. You basically write your weekly pregnancy update/photo and it also asks you other questions along the way.

Instax printer: to print my weekly pregnancy photo I use this printer – it’s bluetooh and doesn’t use ink. Love this little guy http://amzn.to/2iIp25j

Pinterest: follow me on pinterst to see all the baby related articles I pin daily https://www.pinterest.com/VasseurBeauty/

Youtube: My full pregnancy related video playlist including my pregnancy morning and night routines are all here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHGmd2Hq3kj3D4cySyJPGnfA6rMjeiKU7

*check back, I may add more to this list as I think of things!*

Okay, I’m going to stop here for now – let me know if you guys found this useful and if so I will make my labor/ postpartum list and newborn essentials list in the future! Ever since becoming pregnant I feel a special connection with all other pregnant women and moms so please feel free to reach out to me for anything!

xo Brittany

PS come find me on instagram for baby updates & photos! https://www.instagram.com/vasseurbeauty

How To Give Yourself a Spa Quality Facial at Home

How To Give Yourself a Spa Quality Facial at Home

Hi All,

This week’s video is a detailed overview of how to give yourself a spa-quality facial at home. My family owns a well-known day spa in San Diego, CA, The Vasseur Skin Clinic & Spa (we have a 5-star rating on Yelp and have won “best facial in San Diego” twice) and I went in this week to interview the staff to get their best tips and tricks. Here is the video:

Since there are quite a few steps to getting a real spa-like facial experience at home, I also wanted to write them down for you so that you can easily refer to it. And since Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, I think this would be a great way to pamper yourself or an idea for a fun girls night in with friends ♡♡♡

Also — please come follow me on social media if you haven’t already!! I love making friends and chatting with you guys! I’m @vasseurbeauty on twitter and instagram, so it’s easy to remember. I tweet fun daily musings and video sneak peaks and I use instagram pretty often as well- the direct links are on the top right side of this page 🙂

HOW TO FACIAL AT HOME STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS:   (click to read)

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