10 Ways I Use my TULA Kit

10 Ways I Use My TULA Kit

Happy Monday, girlfriends! This weekend was one of the bests we have had in a long time. We took Maxi to sit through her first football game on Saturday and she did so much better than I anticipated. She was enamored with the cheerleaders, loved talking to the people around us, and freaked out when we let her have Dippin’ Dots. ha! On Sunday afternoon we went out for fried chicken as a family which was so, so good. Paul and I hadn’t had it in ages. Then we took Maxi to a pumpkin patch and spent the evening carving our pumpkins. She’s starting to not like to get “dirddy” so while we thought she might like pulling the pumpkin seeds out, that just about did her in. haha. I stayed up pretty late baking up a storm as I’m hosting a motherhood bible study at our home tonight.

I hope you are had a fabulous fall weekend and are ready to get into the swing of things this week. On Friday, I actually did an Instagram Live, which usually make me so nervous. It was actually really fun and filled with girl talk. I did get some questions about my TULA kit so I decided to share 10 ways I use my kit on COF today!

Aide in Pore Size

Ahh! The dreaded t-zone pore size issue. This was something we discussed on the live and I shared a few products I use to combat those issues. Technically, we can’t change our pore size and much of it has to do with genetics. But, we can use products to help make them appear smaller *and* control oil production. One of those products that help pore size is the Pro-Glycolic 10% pH Resurfacing Gel. This comes in a travel-size {but very generous- would last me a month or longer} in my kit. I apply one pump to a cotton pad after I wash my face before my essence. This is an alcohol-free toner so you will not dry out or peel, but the glycolic acid will exfoliate the skin to remove excess oil and debris. Then there is turmeric extract to fight any inflammation. This combination will give you the look of smaller and smoother pores!

Leatherology Bag

Bag Organization

Once we got through the baby stage, we ditched the daily diaper bag. Now I’m always swapping between a backpack and tote, just depending on our activities for the day. This tote is amazing because it is scratch resistant so I don’t have to worry about being too gentle on it with a toddler. Because I swap out all the time, there can be moments I get to the grocery store without my debit card. The pink makeup bag I designed in my kit is made to be more narrow for a handbag, but deep enough to fit quite a bit! I can use it for all my daily makeup and brushes, or I can use it in my diaper bag/tote for the day to carry everything from my sunglasses to my hand sanitizer. This keeps my items separate from Maxi’s and ensures I have all my things when I go back and forth between bags. I can just grab the makeup bag out of the previous bag and I’m ready to leave the house in 10 seconds.

Aide Discoloration and Pigmentation Issues

Another thing we discussed on the live a lot? Hormones! From pregnancy to postpartum to endometriosis, we chatted a lot about things you all go through and what my experiences have been. Discoloration, hyperpigmentation, and general scarring from hormonal acne is one annoying issue many of us shared we deal with. Y’all know I used to get really bad hormonal acne {discussed in this post} and I did have some scarring and pigmentation issues after Maxi. The Illuminating Serum is not just made to help you get your glow on. This serum was actually made to target dark spots and hyperpigmentation. With retinol, Vitamin E, Chicory Root, and probiotics, your skin tone can look a lot more even in 4 weeks! I use this serum in morning and acne serum at night. I share this picture because you all know this is the side of my cheek I’ve struggled with issues and I’m so happy this year I got it under control with my routine!

Coat, Dress

Prep for Winter

After experiencing our first winter with a little one, I’m all about prepping for this season! I take elderberry syrup, my morning drink {I now add in ACV, too}, and take these probiotics religiously. I’m telling y’all, there is a huge difference between when I take them and don’t take them. Recently, my mom and sister were SO sick with a cold-like virus. My poor mom has actually had it a week straight. My mom was asking me how I didn’t get it when I am around them all the time and shared a Diet Coke with my sister when she was sick. I really think it was these probiotics. I can attest to the power of them because I don’t have the strongest immune system having had an autoimmune disorder when younger.

Purify Pores

Whether you’ve got a full face of makeup on at Disneyland getting sweaty or you workout a lot, you know how important it is to DEEP clean your pores. The Purifying Cleanser is always the top beauty pick I recommend because it deep cleans without making your skin dry. Most purifying cleansers make my skin feel like it is going to crack and this keeps your pores free or impurities, but still hydrated. My friends’ friends all know me as the “cleanser” girl. At Bachelorette Parties or birthday weekends, they’ll ask to try this. And I’ve had girls come up to me 3 years later at birthday dinners and say, “Oh my gosh, you are the girl that got me hooked on the blue cleanser!” I’m very proud of that! ha.

Fight Bloat

Raise your hand if you struggle with bloat! Most of us, right?! I cannot tell you how badly I used to struggle with it. I mean I’d fluctuate 5 pounds in a week {and it wasn’t from water} and it was so frustrating to just feel uncomfortable in pain with your stomach. This was one of the first side effects I saw when taking this probiotic. I didn’t even know if this probiotic would help with bloat. After I tested this product for a month, I actually met with the TULA team. I said, “Okay, one weird side effect is that I haven’t fluctuated in weight or had any bloat or stomach pain for the first time since I was a teenager.” They told me that was something they intended as TULA was made by a board-certified gastroenterologist. She’s studied probiotics for over 20 years so she knows all about probiotics that will help with bloat vs. those that will be a bit more harsh on your stomach. And of course weight isn’t anything I am saying I worry about, but when your weight is fluctuating and you feel horrible half the time that you eat, you know your body is reacting to SOMETHING. Then to watch your body stay level, it’s nice to know that your body is responding well to what you are feeding it!

Care For Décolletage

Don’t forget to care for your neck and chest area when doing your skincare routine! Now you can keep it super simple and just carry your Illuminating Serum down. That serum is made to work well with that area as well, so you don’t have to worry about buying extra products. Think of how much this area is exposed to the sun with our tees and tanks, so don’t forget your daily sunscreen, as well.

Aide in Energy

Did you know bacteria in our gut also plays a role in our nervous system and can alter our energy and mood?! I’ve also been told by a few nutritionists that probiotics can help boost hormones that allow you to sleep better. When I take my probiotics religiously I don’t feel that 2 p.m. slump as much. When I accidentally skip a few times in between my next order, I crave a nap in the afternoon.

Makeup Organization

One reason I love this it, is that I’m thrilled with how much this makeup bag fits! I tried a lot that I have at home and I would get annoyed that a bag either fit my makeup or it fit my brushes, but not both. This photo shows how much it fits and it is wide enough to fit my Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes, too!

Daily Makeup Routine

First off, thank you all so much for your patience and kindness in last week’s makeup routine video! Not being a Youtuber, these intimidate me a lot and I get nervous for days before I post! I was so glad it was a little more helpful to see the routine in video and I hope to do more in the future. 🙂 I shared how I mix my Illuminating Serum with my foundation to get this look above! Watch the video here.

You can shop the Tula Healthy Fall Favorites Kit here! Don’t forget code “KATEY” at checkout will get this $121 value at $79 for you. We are at the end of the stock so don’t miss yours before it sells out.

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  1. The Tula kit covers everything – a lot more than I imagined! A perfect way to get the whole of your life organised! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Published 22 Oct 18Reply
  2. Sara wrote:

    I absolutely LOVE your hair in the first picture and in the last picture, the tone is beautiful and perfect for fall! I’m a blonde and recently darkened my roots for winter. I’m loving the change. Where is your gold “M” necklace from??

    Published 22 Oct 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Sara! Aw thank you so much! 🙂 Of course! Here is the necklace. Have a wonderful day! xo, Katey

      Published 01 Nov 18Reply
  3. Laura Leigh wrote:

    Such a fun post and very informative! Thanks for sharing lady!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

    Published 22 Oct 18Reply
  4. Will definitely have to give some of these a try!

    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe

    Published 22 Oct 18Reply
  5. Scarlett randolph wrote:

    Well define using some of these ideas and I love the probiotics from them as well. ??

    Published 23 Oct 18Reply