Friday, January 23, 2015

Silver Shades

Top: Bella Luxx // Pants: Karen Kane // Shoes: ASOS // Bag: Prima Donna 

Happy Friday everyone! Make it amazing! =)
Love you all!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

6 Month Salvation

Hat // Bag // Shorts // Sandals

Every time I buy myself new clothes, I typically find myself just reaching for the newer items and forget all about my older clothes so today I'm partnering with Target and sharing another 6 month salvation. I found an item in my closet (this black/white striped top) that I have not worn in 6 months and decided to create three different looks with it to remind myself to reach into the back of my closet every once in a while. The above is a look I'm obsessed with for the upcoming spring season. I love the look of this top with these bermuda shorts.

Jeans // Bag
Boyfriend jeans are among my favorite type. I love this laid back yet sophisticated look. To pull the look together completely, I'd typically wear some black pumps to dress the boyfriend jeans up a bit.

I love the combination of wearing a piece that's a bit dressier like this faux leather skirt with something slightly more casual (like the top). With this kind of combination I always add a matte red lip. I think it just looks so classic and acts as your only needed accessory!
Skirt // Lipstick

Hope I gave you all a little inspiration to reach into your closet and grab something you haven't worn in 6 months either!

BTW- I have been partnering up with Cosmic Cart which lets you buy items from multiple retailers without having to leave my site. When you see the Cosmic Cart icon in the photos, click it to shop the look!

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Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Inspired

Top: // Pants: Parker Smith // Shoes: Sole Society // Bag: Ora Delphine // Necklace: Olive + Piper  // Sunglasses: ZeroUV // Earrings: Dogeared

Today's look is all about being inspired by the Red Carpet trends from the Golden Globes last week! I wanted to portray it by wearing white and my take on silver. I saw tons of silver touches like Julianne Moore, Dakota Johnson and Sienna Miller. I also took from celebs like Kate Beckinsle & JLo as far as my makeup goes -- nude lip & lots of glow!

 Inside my bag I'm always carrying around my planner to keep track of appointments and deadlines, my phone, lipgloss, makeup pouch & of course an indulgence on the go - the Skinny Cow® Blissful Truffle Candy Bar. They are to die for with a rich, soft truffle layer giving me that on-of-a-kind, decadent chocolate experience. It's the perfect treat for me since I'm always headed out the door!

What do I love most about awards season? It's all about indulging - from fashion, movies or celebrity news to scrumptious eats. This season, I'm giving the award for 'Most Indulgent Candy' to Skinny Cow® Chocolate Candies. OMG - yum! Make the most of your awards season, indulge and find happiness in every bite.
Compensation was provided by Skinny Cow® via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Skinny Cow®.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Exfoliating Skin Care Routine + GIVEAWAY!

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So as many of you know, I am a licensed esthetician and I'm always preaching about good skin care! A few weeks ago, I did a post on my everyday skin care routine and if you haven't seen it you can stop by and check it out here! Today I wanted to show you one of my at home exfoliating routines. As I have said in the past, I stay away from scrubs and brushes and harsh products and instead I opt for products with Glycolic which are my absolute favorite. Glycolic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid which acts as an exfoliator without making you irritated or dry you out. It safely removes the outer layer of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, bringing fresh new skin to the surface. It has with acne, anti-aging, blackheads and hyper pigmentation.

Here's my thought process on why you show throw away any of your scrubs, washes with beads or sand like texture, brushes and more. As we get older, our cells don't turn over like they did before. It takes much longer to do so and we are continuously building more and more dead skin on top of it.  It's important to exfoliate this dead skin to prevent clogged pores and allow for more radiant skin. However, dead skin is like glue. When you scrub or use washes with beads and such in it, it really doesn't do anything (except irritate your skin, make you red and dry you out which in turn can lead to even more acne or bumps). When you use something like Glycolic (an AHA) the acid basically eats away at the dead skin rather than move it around, if that makes sense. You will see much better results using something like this and it will not dry you out or irritate your skin! Total win-win right?!

Now, before you start googling Glycolic Acid and buying it for at home use, I strongly suggest you stop. To do a full glycolic treatment with a strong percentage you definitely should see a professional who can include this in a facial. You can easily burn your skin and damage it if you are not careful. HOWEVER, for at home use, I am addicted to our glycolic products which are geared towards at home use. They are perfect for use everyday or as you see fit. They glycolic cleanser I use has 10% glycolic in it and is in a milky cleanser form so it is very gentle. As for the glycolic night cream, they range from 5% to 15%. I would suggest starting with 5% if you have never used one and then slowly increase over time. I've been using glycolic products since I was 12 and still to this day only do the 10%. Honestly, when you use this cream, the next morning you wake up and your skin looks totally radiant. It's fantastic.

Again, I only do this regimen at night time about twice a week (although some people do this every day or every other day). If you guys have any questions, leave them in the comment section below. And remember you can buy ALL of these products straight from my website here! Now giving you a chance to win this best selling Glycolic Cleanser!

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Buffalo Plaid


Top: Aeropostale // Bottoms: Hart // Shoes: ASOS // Bag: ASOS // Sunnies: Ray Ban

Today is all about Buffalo Plaid and I am linking up with some amazing bloggers! Link up with us below. Hope you have an amazing Monday!


Friday, January 16, 2015

Vintage Inspired Curls


Happy Friday! Showing a video all about how to create those vintage inspired curls! Pretty simple. The keys is to use a curling iron with a clamp and curl towards your face instead of away from your face. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hair Curling 101

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I always get questions on how I curl my hair and although there isn't too much of a method to it, I thought I'd do a little tutorial for you guys! This is how I curl my hair for everyday wear. I typically don't like tight curls and I like for the look to be effortless and sort of "undone" done, if that makes sense! I also like adding a lot of texture with product as well. Here goes nothin:

STEP 1: Make sure hair is free of any tangles. Brush carefully.

STEP 2: Grab about a 1-2" section of hair.

STEP 3: Wrap hair around curling iron and I always place the iron horizontally instead of vertically. I feel like this helps give me my hair more waves as opposed to ringlet curls. I also prefer to use a clip less curling iron for the most part.

STEP 4: When releasing the curl I hold onto it for about 10 seconds to allow it to cool a bit. This helps keep the curl from falling out.

STEP 5: Repeat this process to the rest of your hair. Note: I actually don't separate my hair into sections like some people do to curl it for everyday. I like for the curls to not be perfect so typically just start on one side and make my way to the other side to finish.

STEP 6: I love adding texture to my hair after with either a texturizing spray or dry shampoo. This also helps keep me curls in tact and add a bit more volume to my fine hair.

STEP 7: Lastly, I just run my hands through my curls to break them apart and loosen up the look a bit.

Hope you enjoy & make sure to leave me comments & PIN!