Hello! During the harsher weather in the winter time our skin tends to suffer a bit and needs some extra TLC. Taking care of your skin is very important and people tend to underestimate how crucial it is to create a day and night skincare regime. Your skin is basically your greeting card to the world, it should glow, look refreshed, and hydrated. Dry skin is aging skin, so cleanse, refresh, clarify, and hydrate those beautiful faces! Thanks for reading. Xoxo.
Night Time Skincare Routine
Cleanse Step 1- Try Boscia Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel $28 at Sephora: A signature, lightweight botanical blend of tsubaki oil (camellia oil), wakame (Japanese sea kelp), and rice bran oil hydrates, smooths, and protects for the appearance of firm, youthful skin.
Cleanse Step 2- Olay Total Cream Cleanser Cream Cleanser ($8.49 at Ulta) and a Clarisonic ($199 at Sephora). Total Effects Nourishing Cream Cleanser removes dirt and impurities while also replenishing skin with moisture from its rich anti-aging formula. It’s specialty is fighting dullness for healthy-looking radiance. Use this with your Clarisonic to ensure maximum cleansing and to remove impurities.
Exfoliate Step 3- Bare Minerals Intensive Glow Pads ($38 at Bare Minerals Stores). It brightens and renews skin with this targeted radiance treatment. These intensive glow pads infuse skin with potent vitamins and minerals and increase cell turnover to deliver incredible luminosity and noticeably improved skin tone and texture.
Hydrate Step 1- Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil ($46 at Sephora). Tsubaki Beauty Oil hydrates and replenishes, leaving skin smoother, softer, and more supple. An excellent source of fatty and omega 3 acids, this soothing oil prevents premature signs of aging by defending the skin against free radical damage.
Hydrate Step 2- Dr. Jart Water Fuse Sleeping Mask ($48 at Sephora). Hyaluronic acid macromolecule feeds continuous moisture deep into the dermal layer, replenishing skin’s nighttime water supply, while olive leaf and cranberry strengthen the skin barrier to boost elasticity.
Happy Sunday everyone! I bought some new MAC lipsticks this weekend and I cannot wait to try the out! I tend to stick to more nudes, pinks, and brown hues. I have naturally deep pigmented lips that have a purpleish/brownish tint to them so when it comes to lip liner I tend to buy purple and brown toned liners to keep my looks looking plump and natural. Sidenote: My favorite MAC lip liners are Spice, Cork, and Soar. Thanks for reading. Xoxo.
Steps for applying Lipstick:
1. Take a warm walk cloth and exfoliate your lips. Then moisturize with a chapstick (I lost EOS in Sweet Mint).
2. Line your lips with a universal liner (this will keep the colors from shifting and fading).
3. Now line your lips with the lip liner of your choice and then finally you can add on your lipstick!
Hello! 2015 is finally here and soon winter will be ending and spring will be upon us! I am so excited for the newest spring trends and how I am going to tie in the newest styles with my clothes from last year. Thanks for reading. Xoxo.
Shirt Dresses- It is a classic shape but now with lower waists, and some have slits. I love this look for night or weekends! (I would wear biker shorts under mine to be a lady just saying..) Pair this look with wedges or sandals.
Gingham- It’s all about the tiny check for this spring. It sexy, glamorous, and fun. Try paring this white skinny pants or with a black pencil skirt.
Polo Tops- Bring out your inner prep! This would look cute with jeans or shorts. To give this a more chic vibe put your hair in a topknot or curl your hair.
Kimono Style Trench Coats- These are between a robe, proper coat, and a kimono. It’s a cute, slouchy, and relaxed look. I would belt them to give a a pretty silhouette.
Military Greens- I love this olive hue oh so much! Wear it all season and even into summer! This color looks good on any skin tone and is good for any age group!
Hello! Hope everyone is having a good start to 2015 so far. Here are some of my favorite fashion and beauty finds! Thanks for reading. Xoxo.
*Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil- It’s creamy, waterproof, stays on for most of the day, and can be worn in the waterline without irritating your eyes or contact lenses!
*Kenra Dry Thickening Spray- A blast of this spray at the roots creates sexy, effortless, volumized hair that lasts all day! I even use it mixed in with my dry shampoo on days where I don’t have time to wash it. Mixing it with my dry shampoo produces sexy bedroom hair and my hair not only looks clean it feels clean!
*Gray and gold purses- This is my favorite color combination right now. It is not something that most people would think to put together but it is so chic and looks fabulous day or night.
*Leather Leggings- They are chic, stylish, and give an edge to outfits. You can wear them with pointy toed flats, wedges, pumps, or booties for night.
*Gold Boyfriend Watch-I love it for day and night. Looks good for work and then for a night out with the man or friends. I love wearing mine with some dainty bracelets just to jazz up with the look a bit.
Hello! Denim is Fall’s best friend, wearing jeans at least 4 times a week is perfectly acceptable, you can dress it down or up, and any type of shoe will go with it. Here a few styles that you should try in the upcoming months:
The Skinny Waxed Jean: Chic. Dressy. Sleek. This jeans flatter everyone are perfect for day or night. Pair them with pointy flats for day and at night switch it up to pumps or ankle booties (get these in a black or grey wash).
The High Waist Skinny: Elegant. Flattering. Comfy. These are perfect to wear with a blazer and tee, pair these with riding boots, or flats. These are the type of pants that can you wear with all your flowy tops that way your look is balanced.
The Printed Skinny: Fun. Expressive. Trendy. You probably wore all the pastel versions for Spring. Well the Fall versions are just as cute..try a pretty deep wine colored print or leopard. I would stick to wearing black or nude colored shoes with these pants so you don’t overwhelm the look.
The Dark Wash Skinny: Fall Staple. Sexy. Classic. This look will give you legs for days and never will go out of style. This looks good with anything and everything literally. Wear it with a tee, slouchy sweater, a shimmery top, and any type of shoe you want.
The Boyfriend Jean: Relaxed. Comfy. Stylish. I love these because you can do so much with them. Wear a graphic tee and flats to run errands, or a sweater with pumps for date night, or a tee and scarf with ankle booties for a night out with friends or family.
Thanks for reading. Xoxo.
Hello! Shopping can expensive, changing out your closet can take a toll on your wallet, and honestly just stress people out! Shopping should not make you feel that way nor should you have to empty your accounts just to keep your closet updated every season! This is why it is important to splurge on the classics, and spend less on “trend” pieces. The best fashion advice ever given to me and that I now share with others is when a new season comes you really only need to get at least 4 key items and mix and match with the clothes already in your closet! Thanks for reading. Xoxo.
These are the fall essential key items that will work with what you already have will refresh your looks:
-Pointy Leopard Ballet Flats: These are the perfect shoes to where with almost anything, adorable with skinny pants/denim, a pencil or skater skirt, and above the knee dresses. These are a polished and classic look that would even be appropriate for the work place.
-High Waist Skinny Denim: Classic, structured, and a clean look. You can wear this with pointy heeled pumps, flats, ankle booties or boots. Try tucking in a chiffon blouse, a blazer, paired with ballet flats!
-Fringe Bag: Black or brown. SO CUTE. It has a “boho” vibe to it, looks cute with any outfit, perfect for day or night, and can be worn during the week not just on weekends!
-Grey Ankle Boots: Comfortable, chic, and can be worn day or night. I love this look with tights, a skirt, and a silk button down tucked in! You can also try this look with a chunky sweater, leggings, worn with a crossbody bag!
-A Kimono: You can get this in any color or a printed version. These are so comfortable and literally can be worn with anything! You can pair it with dresses, skirts, denim, and shorts (depending on cold it gets where you live).
-A Blush Colored Structured Handbag- You can wear this well through the Spring! So this definitely is worth it. It is a sophisticated hue, can easily be worn day to night, and looks good on any age!
Hello! As summer is coming to a close and fall is fast approaching our wardrobe choices begin to transition. It can be a bit daunting to decide what is appropriate to wear and won’t look out of place! The trick is to wear items that could go with sandals or ankle boots, you want the items to balance each other out.
The best transition colors to wear this month are colors that blend seamlessly into fall such as red, orange, navy, and white. The best way to transition your summer dresses into fall is paring them with ankle booties, a denim jacket or a light shrug. Stripes are my favorite transitional look they still have that summery nautical look yet give you that nice subdued preppy fall look. You can wear your stripes with white pants and sandals or ballet flats. If you have a stripped blouse try tucking it into a skirt and wearing it with some ankle boots!
Your summer prints don’t have to be put away just yet..try wearing a bold print with a long boyfriend cardigan on top (a neutral colored one will look best). If it still hot where you live wear it with pointy ballet flats or if it is already getting chilly a pair of flat boots or ankle boots would be appropriate to wear.
You can still wear your bright colored summer pants with neutral tops and shoes. If you have nude colored wedges these would be adorable to wear and balance out the outfit perfectly! You can start wearing your scarves again as well, but make sure only your light ones and that have a bit of a brown or deep red hue in them. You can still wear your bright summer bags as well just make sure you pair with an all black or brown ensemble to give your outfit a pop of color. Thanks for reading. Xoxo.
Hello! I love changing my nail polish color every few days, certain nail polish colors go with certain seasons. For example a dark purple would look good in the fall and winter. Another good example is a bright pink would be pretty in the spring and summer. A few of my favorites for summer are flame orange, a lush teal, a bright sangria hue, cotton candy pink, navy blue, mint, a bright red, and last but no least radiant orchid (color of the year). Thanks for reading. Xoxo.