Friday, September 28

Studded Dress

{Blazer- River Island, Dress-Urban Outfitters, Bangles- Urban Outfitters, Heels- BCBG, Bag- Steve Madden, Glasses- Warby Parker}
These pictures were taken a while ago - back in SF. At the time, I deemed them unworthy of posting (too blurry, too bright, etc- we fashion bloggers can be so picky sometimes, can't we?!). For some reason I'm feeling very reminiscent of SF right now, maybe it's the beautiful weather SF is experiencing and will continue to experience for the next couple of months! I also am remembering how much I loved how this outfit came together so spontaneously: an Urban Outfitters dress on clearance (score!), a post-nap top knot & glasses,  & mustard colored BCBG heels (sorry-not photographed but will definitely be wearing again soon!). Also, why am I holding sunglasses when I am wearing glasses? Weird.. 

Hope you all are doing well! Thanks for reading!

Monday, September 17

Skin Care: Favorite Finds

I love buying Origins products. I have faith in the brand and quality, and I surprisingly find the salespeople at this particular counter to be more "real" and knowledgable than some others. I'm  immediately drawn to skin care products that boast brightening abilities- quite the same way I'm drawn to hair products that claim to add volume- so it was no surprise when I was attracted to this Fruit Extract Face Polisher. I use this as a mask 2x a week, but it is more well known as an exfoliator- which I also love. It's an easy and quick mask to do since it washes right off, and you can even get some exfoliation in there!  The fruit extracts are gentle on sensitive skin and it smells absolutely amazing. I do feel like it brightens my face a little, but mainly it will beat out my other masks for the time being because of it's smell and gentle exfoliation. 

This Hanna Isul Recovery Ointment has been a miracle find for me. My mom met the owner of the Hanna Isul brand and brought home some samples for us to try. I was stunned by the results (probably explains why I now have a huge tub of it now - it comes in a smaller size too). It can be used to help treat a host of issues, but I can attest to it's success on acne prone skin and acne scars.   It significantly reduces the appearance of inflammation and swelling. The formula is not greasy nor heavy- making it easy to use day or night. I use it every time I wash my face, applying it more heavily on areas of my face that are more acne prone or has heavier scarring. I've been using it for a month now and can really see my acne scars diminishing! I've also fell in love with the Seaweed Mask (below). It leaves my skin feeling super refreshed & clean. The line is a tad pricy, but so worth it for me. I wasn't sure exactly where to buy it online, but found this website that sells it, here. Let me know if you try it and if you like it too! 

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