Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Skin Products Review

Hello my Lovelies, 

I am sharing my current favorite skincare products with you guys.  These are probably a winter staple for me, especially with the brutal temperatures outside causing skin to look dull and dry.  

Let's start with the most asked about product:  Lush's Angels on Bare Skin.  I love this as a moisturizing face wash, but I think you cannot use it as a cleansing one.  I use it while taking a shower and it almost makes me feel as if I am in a spa (we can pretend can't we?).  This is a preservative free product, which means that it needs to be used within the time frame written on the packaging or else it will become contaminated with microbes.  I am guessing you can increase the longevity of it by refrigerating it, but I have not tried that yet.  Let's talk about the ingredients, which is what makes this such a great face wash.  The ground almonds helps to exfoliate and brighten up dull skin, while the lavender oil and dried flowers give it a soft fragrance.  The lavender also acts as a therapeutic agent, which is something I definitely need at the end of the day.  On the packaging it states that the lavender helps uneven skin tone.  Honestly, I am not too sure how much this alone has helped my blemishes and uneven skin tone because I also use another product from time to time for that purpose.  I remember in my teenage years when I suffered from mild acne, I used to make this facial mask by mixing ground almonds, milk and honey.  Let me tell you that concoction was a miracle for my skin problems back then.  It helped to moisturize, brighten and soften my skin.  Angels on Bare skin has similar ingredients, which is probably why I love it so much.  Overall, I would definitely recommend this to people with dry skin who are looking to use something that is preservative free and also moisturizing.   

Moving on to another product by Lush, which is the Mint Julips lip scrub.  This is a great product with people who have dry/peeling lips much like mine.  It just contains sugar and some essential oils, helping to scrub and moisturize the lips at the same time.  Just use before going to bed and apply your favourite lip balm and you have baby soft lips the next day.

The last product is a skin lotion by Aveeno.  This is another product that contains lavender, so it has therapeutic properties; hence the title "Stress Relief." I don't know if it's just a mind of matter thing, but I honestly feel like this product calms me.  I apply it after a shower and it really moisturizes well, leaves a light fragrance and de-stresses me.

What skin products are you using this winter? 

PS.  The product below is probably going to be my next purchase! You can see the lavender trend here.  I think that is my new love. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Central Park OOTD

Lace Top/dress: Marshalls- similar at forever21 in store only || Leggings: Zara || Cardigan: Zara (old)-forever21 || Sandals: Zara || Scarf: H&M || Bag: Betsey Johnson-similar || Necklace: Simple Addiction Jewelry- similar

Hello My Lovelies,

I have been super busy with the end of the summer approaching and didn't have time for posting.  Anyways, I recently took a trip to Central Park with family and friends.  I was bummed that we didn't get to sit on the boats since it was past 6pm when we got there.  Overall it was a good trip, but my daughter, Sophia, seemed a bit upset.  Turns out later that day she had an upset tummy and there was a big poop leak in the car.  Yikes! 

Anyways, I have been loving lace lately! I saw a few IG pictures of a lacey dress/top and spotted the exact same one at Marshalls for a fraction of the cost.  The only down side is that the under slip has a very low scooped neckline so I have to keep pulling it up.  Very annoying! 

I have also been thinking about how to change up my hair color.  I was thinking of either going lighter for spring next year or just go completely dark for this winter.  Ideas?  I also love Khloe Kardashian's light ombre ( is it ombre?).  Not sure if I can pull it off though.

Enjoy the rest of summer!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cheetah Print Pants- OOTD

Pants: Zara- similar style or similar print || Top: from the instagram account @uniquesmcallen || Bag:  Aldo || Shoes: Aldo || Statement Necklace: Bib Jewelry || Watch: Michael Kors || Jewelry: Charming Charlie

Hello My Lovelies,

I have recently started a detox diet and a pilates workout plan, which have been keeping me busy on top of just returning from a vacation in Maine.  I am not sure why, but I have gained way too much weight in the past few weeks, so I decided it was time to start taking care of myself.  I will keep you guys updated on my progress.  So for the time being excuse the bloated look *yikes*.   

Anyways, I picked up these cheetah print silky pants from Zara on a whim a few months ago and had no idea how to style them.  They sort of just sat in my closet until I got this Celine T-shirt and was inspired to put them together.  I know cheetah print has been big for the past few months and is still in for the fall.  

I was also excited to feature my new Aldo bag, which I have been loving recently! Isn't it absolutely gorgeous?! I have been searching for this colour for a while and finally found it at Aldo on sale.  

As for the statement necklace, I got this from an online store that sells jewellery for very discounted prices compared to many other websites.  http://www.bibjewelry.com

How are you styling your cheetah prints?