London Dress: Ramy Brook New York
Earrings: Handmade by my dear friend Greer Rand https://www.facebook.com/greer.rand?fref=ts
Tote Bag: JustFab
Sunglasses: Tom Ford
High Knee Boots: Dolce Vita
It’s Virgo season, birthdays are occurring everyday. I’m pretty sure if you’re on my page, you’re a fashionista like myself and love giving pretty cards with cute and witty quotes. I believe, the kind of card you give to your friend/partner/family says a lot about your taste. Leave a nice impression with Verrier Handcrafted Cards.
Do you believe in love at first sight? This feminine nude floral dress can prove the skeptics wrong. Lemons and Love have many beautiful pieces that will have your jaws drop . It’s the perfect dress to meet your boyfriends parents, enjoy a beautiful day at the park, go on a date and have brunch with your ladies.
“Do what you love and you’ll never have a manic Monday.”
Did you know that cell turnover works faster when we sleep? This is why we must wash our face thoroughly every single night. Even if you haven’t worn makeup at all that day. There are so many pollutants in the air that gets trapped into our skin. A consistent and a proper night time skincare routine will help reverse years from our face. It can improve your skin tone and reduce blemishes. The image above shows the 9 essential products I use to prep my skin right before going to bed. Mind you, I don’t use exfoliation or face mask every single day, only used as directed. First, I use Aveeno makeup removal wipes only when I wear makeup. I use this to remove the dirt, excess oil and makeup off my face. Second, I lather my face wash in circular motion with Om Aroma Champagne Cleanser. Third, I exfoliate my face in a gentle matter. My favorite one is Joanna Vargas Exfoliating Mask, it leaves my face hydrated and radiant. I leave it on for 10 minutes or overnight. I let the fruit enzymes and vitamin c work its magic. Fourth, I apply a layer of Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Masque and let it sit on my face for about 5-10 minutes. I rinse off with lukewarm water. Hot water will dry your skin. I pat dry my face with a towel. Then I apply Clarins Toning Lotion with Chamomile. My obsession! It leaves your skin soft and hydrated. I find a toner very useful because the moisturizer glides on easily. Fifth, I use Joanna Vargas Rejuvenating Serum as my moisturizer. The oil penetrates into my skin and leaves a nice lasting moisture shield. I also dot on the rejuvenating serum then eye apply eye cream for an extra dose of moisture. Sixth, Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm. It’s a multitasking product that diminishes wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. Don’t tug and pull while applying around the eye, gently dab the product on. Last but not least, drink a glass of water an hour before going to bed. You wouldn’t want to wake up in the middle of the night to use the restroom. Voilà, next morning your face will look healthier, radiant and rejuvenated. Stay consistent and you will see better results. Pick out products that will work for your skin type, don’t get discouraged if you don’t see drastic results the next morning. No product will work overnight, you’ll start seeing results within a few weeks or 2 months.
I don’t want to smell the funk, I want to smell the roses! I Introduce to you, Degree Motionsense Antiperspirant Sexy Intrigue Deodorant. It’s formulated with breakthrough motionsense technology. Every move you take, the fresher it smells as it releases the extra bursts of fragrance. Sounds like melodies to the ears, because it’s really accurate. It’s lightweight and lasts all day. It’s tough enough even through a long workout session. I love how it kills off the funk instead of masking over it. The scent remains the same, if not better. I’ve tried numerous of deodorants throughout my life, from drugstores to organic. Some worked for a while but it failed on me. My theory is, you have to change deodorants like you need to change your skincare routine each season. Well, I hope my theory is false. It’s a headache looking for the right deodorant. I want to commit to just one that will work efficiently. So far I’m intrigued!
One of my biggest pet peeves is dry lips like a cracked pavement floor. If I forget my lip balm at home, you best believe I will go to a beauty store and purchase one. Otherwise, It would bother me all day. It’s a ritual to keep my lips supple and smooth at all times. Here are some of my favorite lip balms:
Super Goop Acai Fusion Lip Balm SPF 30: This is perfect for when you tan underneath the blazing hot sun. It protects and hydrates your lips. Love the Acai scent too, mmm!
Fresh Rose Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15: I like wearing this alone for when I go to the gym. It gives a nice sheer rose pinky tone to your lips. It’s ultra hydrating and protects your lips from the sun.
Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in color Very Popular: I love how this tint is versatile and gives you a natural healthy look. It’s the perfect lip tint for an everyday wear. It isn’t hydrating so I like to mix this with my lip balms to give my lips life and brighten my face. I still have yet to use it as a cheek tint.
Aveda Lip Saver: The name “Lip Saver” speaks for itself. My everyday lip balm. I love how it instantly moisturizes my lips the minute I apply it on. It’s like wrinkles being removed by botox, no cracks! It’s the perfect lip prep, I use it right before my lipsticks. It’ll penetrate in your skin without leaving a greasy look. What I love the most is that I don’t need to keep re-applying. Lip Saver lasts me all day. This way the product will last me longer. Think about how much money you’ll save. Who wants a lip balm where you have to keep re-applying throughout the day to only find yourself buying the same product that won’t give your lips justice?