I’ll start by saying that my all time favorite season is Summer! Lucky for me, it’s finally here. I know, I know, a lot of you right now are maybe be thinking that I am a crazy woman but I do, I love the heat. I love seeing the bright sunny happy sky shining up above me and feeling the warm, dry heat, on my skin.Read more
I have to admit, my biggest weakness is ice cream. No, seriously. I am a ginormous ice cream fan! Or should I say freak?!? I can have ice cream all day, everyday. In the winter, for breakfast, lunch or dinner.Read more
It’s happened to all of us. We make plans for ourselves the night before, to wake up and finish your errands/tasks but then find yourself fighting the idea to get out of bed. Before you know it, you open and close your eyes, only to find out it’s so late.Read more
Wondering what this spring 2018 season has in store for us? Well believe it or not, think bold, monochromatic and color block prints. Playful but still strong, confident and beautiful. So say goodbye to the neutrals that once filled our closets and say hello to the statement pieces that will give you that cool girl edge.Read more
Like most, I’m not an expert on just one topic. I love and have always had an interest in many subjects. I think that’s why I always found it difficult to pick just one career path, to pursue. What can I say I like them all equally. Ugh, the struggle.Read more
If you haven’t already caught on, I am a true glam girl. I love everything that has to do with makeup. Feeling beautiful is really what you make of it, so trying new products to share with you is honestly a plus for me. You’re maybe asking, how so?Read more
Just as much as I love being dressed up, I love the idea of walking through an empty field filled with poppies and hearing the rumbling noise of animals in the background. It might seem corny but one of my favorite movies is The Wizard of Oz.Read more
Let me start with saying that I am not a morning person. For me, waking up early is an everyday struggle. The worst part is that I typically have puffy eyes in morning. What can I say, it’s my everyday norm. So naturally, finding tools that will help me depuff in the morning and absorb my daily skincare is a tool I look forward to using. Sounds like a life saver! You may be thinking too good to be true? Well I thought the same thing when I came across this jade roller and like always I had to give it a try and share it with you. I am amazed! It’s a dual end tool made out of jade and did I mention it’s super affordable?
So for today’s post I decided to share with you a few ways on how to use this little gem.
This tool generally features a larger stone meant to be used for the cheeks, jaw and forehead areas on your face. The smaller stone is meant for under the eyes and around the mouth area. To use it, you apply a gentle amount of pressure while rolling the tool from the center of your face to an upward/outward motion. This exercise increases circulation. But if you’re looking for an extra boost, look no further! Place your roller in the freezer and take it out when needed. This helps smooth the skin, depuff and help reduce any redness.
As you can see I like to use mine while I hangout at home. It is so soft to the touch and relaxing. It feels like magic!
What is your go to beauty tool?
Have you ever looked in your closet and thought to yourself grrrr, how do I pair this garment without looking like a fluffy marshmallow? Or the worst, you get ready, leave the house and somehow end up taking photos, but then realize you look like your drowning in a sea because you didn’t think to unlayer. In some cases layering is extremely essential to layer your life away but for others it’s no fun! Living in the sunshine state of California, we’re known for the great weather but to be honest I beg to differ. It sometimes feels more unpredictable than predictable.
Here are a few tips on how to layer.
My first tip is to start with your basics, leggings, and a cotton long sleeve or thermal are great starters. They’re essentially lightweight and allow you to layer on without adding too much bulk all at once.
Secondly, insulating your feet. Pairing your outfit with over the knee socks will not only keep you warm but add a bit of character. Even if you’re not intending to expose your socks, they’ll definitely keep you warm.
Third, layering another bottom over your outfit like a pair of shorts or even a skirt to add texture.
Fourth, a comfy knit sweater is always essential. It is always a good idea to keep a few knit’s in your closet for emergencies. They're great to layer over your basic tee.
Fifth, picking a cute pair of boots and even adding a great coat or blazer to tie it all together! If necessary add a cute scarf, to add some pizazz around your neck.
As you can see I created my own sporty look to fit the climate in California. I decided to layer my everyday hoodie from H&M with my nifty blazer from Zara. Along with my high rise mom jeans from Topshop and classic black heels from Zara. Lastly, pairing it all with my favorite handbag from Rebecca Minkoff.
What is your go to winter layering item?
It never fails. Right when you think, all is going so well, you look into the mirror at your reflection and realize something is different. But like most of us we can’t really put our finger on it. We think to ourselves, what is it? But of course, after a while of pondering in the mirror, you come to realize that your hair is thinning. Maybe a little on the brows, on the hairline or your infamous spot where you part your hair. Ugh, why? Inconvenient, I know.
Today, I decided to share with you how I used castor oil to help with regrowth.
Although you typically find castor oil in the home health section of the store, I find that it is one of those items we all need to be reminded to keep stocked in our medicine cabinet. It is inexpensive, easy to find and can be used in so many ways.
If you haven’t noticed, I am an avid hair side parter and currently unsure when this madness will change. But for such a long time I felt like I’ve had to accept the idea that my side part, was always going to be off. It just didn’t seem as full as it once did.
So one afternoon I decided to pull the castor oil out of my medicine cabinet, grabbed a mascara wand and applied a light application of lukewarm, castor oil. The real trick to this is to massage the area near your scalp, circulating the area. While its natural properties help nourish and repair damaged tissues. It promotes strong and healthy regrowth with a noticeable difference in about two weeks.
Before I knew it, it became my added night time routine. I applied a little castor oil to my side part, hairline and brows. And let's just say with consistency and patience it really made a noticeable difference.
What is your favorite beauty hack?
Have you ever seen a piece of clothing, shoes or lipstick and instantly knew that you had to have it?!? Well, guys, that was me with this tweed skirt. The moment I laid my eyes on it, my jaw dropped and I knew I had to have it.Read more
It can be so tricky to find a dress for an event. Especially around the holidays. For most of us, Christmas shopping and the idea of buying a dress on top of everything can become tricky when you’re on a budget. I’ve noticed that buying a dress can go two ways, it can be expensive or too generic.Read more
My biggest pet peeve has always been finding a cute pair of sunglasses online or in store, trying them on but then to only find out that my long lashes are scraping at the lens at every blink. Sounds weird? Well it totally is and has always been my issue. It drives me crazy.Read more
I am a strong believer that false lashes can elevate any look. Especially if your planning a fun night out on the town, with your girlfriends or a date. They can instantly change the mood.Read more
It is amazing what the internet has evolved into. So much of our lives are now shared so openly on so many different social media platforms. The crazy part that always blows my mind is that we share it with complete strangers!Read more
For many this might seem as a surprise, but once upon a time when I was a little girl, I was totally not a fan of makeup. I never understood it. I hated how long I’d take my mom to get ready. I remember watching her carefully applying her eyeshadow and then her lipstick, every morning.Read more
Self confidence comes in many forms. From the way you dress, to the way you do your makeup and the way you carry yourself. I truly believe it all makes a difference. With the holiday parties coming up, finding the perfect outfits can be a struggle. Am I right?Read more
I’m a strong believer that whatever you put into your body it will show in your complexion. You will never meet someone who drinks frequently with little to no sleep and admire their skin. Alcohol dehydrates you and lack of sleep can cause stress, which is nearly impossible to hide.Read more
One of my biggest pet peeves is being hungry and not having anything around to curb my appetite. If I’m running around and doing errands or going from work to the gym, it’s nice to have something light to get you through a few more hours. I am such a big foodie so I like to make sure I have a protein bar in my purse or gym bag, just in case.Read more
I have always been prone to bruises. Can you say clumsy Kitty? It’s the story of my life, it has never failed, right before a special event, that I’m really excited to wear a beautiful dress or just wanting to show my legs, I get a bruise. It is the worst and most frustrating feeling. Recently, I finally had enough and started testing out different methods on removing these unwanted little visitors.Read more