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?
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
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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
When I was a little girl, I remember watching my grandpa sitting at the corner of the kitchen table either asleep (snoring) or wearing his reading glasses with a herbal medical book at hand. He has always so been so fascinated in finding natural ways to help cure something like a headache or an upset stomach, which by the way was typically me with an issue!Read More
One of my favorite hobbies is trying out new makeup products, especially when they’ve recently launched in stores or online. Testing them out by playing with the product to see how it feels on the skin and the consistency, excites me.Read More
As the weather slowly cools down and the leaves begin to fall and change color, our closets are typically the first to see the immediate shift. We dust off the jackets, turtleneck sweaters and scarfs. But one of the items I feel that is most overlooked during this seasonal shift is the perfect lip color.Read More