A Woman on the go x Staying Put Together


Being able to blog full-time is an immense blessing. Work can always be something I’m passionate about because I control the content, ensuring that everything I create has my heart and sweat behind it. Ha, sweat! We’ll come back to that in a sec. Being in complete control of my content and my space makes me very protective over it as well. As much as I logically know that I need a team, as of now I prefer to be a one-woman- show. After all, my blog is my baby! As overwhelming as things can get and no matter how flustered I make myself, I know I can always rely on Secret Outlast Xtend to keep me feeling put together and fresh.


A typical day for me begins with shooting under bright lights in my tiny home-office, lugging half of my equipment out into LA’s hot afternoon sun to shoot some photos, drag it back inside and run off to an event or meeting. Working for yourself means being on the go from the moment you wake up and sometimes there just isn’t time to touch up between point A and B. Feeling dry and fresh really keeps me in the right mindset to feel confident and be able to work the room once I get to point B. I think every blogger can agree that you never feel like you’re not working, everything becomes a photoshoot and everything exciting needs to be shared with my e-family (you guys!). It might seem unhealthy but I promise, to me, the passion I have for documenting everything just feels like a closer connection to life, not the opposite. Real life does find its way into my work-that-feels-like-play schedule: errands, deadlines, family responsibilities, etc.; so it’s important for me to be organized in mind even if my workspace doesn’t look like it. I rely heavily on my iCalendar but I love to keep a handwritten notebook and planner on me at all times as well. Handwriting helps me visualize and organize my thoughts better, baby-steps towards a clear mind on a busy day. Being forever on the go, not even counting my permanent wanderlust, means I have to have multitasking down to a science and Secret Outlast Xtend keeps me feeling like I’m never running on empty.

Secret Outlast Xtend comes in two forms: an Invisible Solid and a Clear Gel. I love both but I’ve always gravitated towards a gel. I love the way it feels on the skin; I instantly feel cooled & refreshed and I love how quickly it adheres to my skin leaving no white marks or residue behind. Now that is the key to success for a woman of color! I do enjoy the Invisible Solid when I travel because there is no chance of it getting messy from all the moving around and pressure changes. The Invisible Solid has a patented active enhancer that helps stop odor before it even starts! Its dry application also lets you control the amount of coverage you need. Both formulas provide continuous 48-hour protection, perfect for a jet-set-girl or woman on the go. Our days may feel meshed together, but it’s comforting to know that Secret’s got you covered!

Secret is giving you all the chance to try their new Outlast Xtend for free! Head to SecretStore.com and enter promo code PL76XS for your free sample!

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  1. Farheen
    April 26, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    Hello Irene,

    For some reason the promo code is not right it says the prerequisite have not been met.”

    • April 26, 2016 / 12:58 pm

      I just asked! Make sure you click the Xtend tab at the top. The code is for that product not the Clinical strength one!

      • Nicole
        April 26, 2016 / 4:17 pm

        I got the same thing and it was the Xtend one. Does it not work for the gel and only the solid?

  2. Hafsah Hashmi
    April 26, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    Just going to add that it’s not international – U.S. only :(
    p.s. I love your dress!

  3. Sharatha Chandran
    April 26, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    Your dress is soo lovely💜💜💜

  4. Divya
    April 27, 2016 / 9:18 am

    Looks like the code is not working😔

  5. Rez
    April 27, 2016 / 9:58 am

    The code does not work :-(

  6. Riya
    April 27, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    The code only works for the invisible solid not for the gel.

    • April 27, 2016 / 6:58 pm

      I’ve sent an email about this, hopefully it’ll be fixed asap!

      • Nicole
        May 3, 2016 / 12:28 pm

        Were you able to fix the code? I still can’t get it.

  7. Isha
    May 16, 2016 / 9:53 am

    You are beautiful! I LOVE that dress! Where is it from?

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