Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Beauty with Benefits

Having been a beauty addict since I bought my very first drugstore eyeshadow quad, I can say it's been worth the wait for the day when beauty is as beauty does.  And that day is finally here!  Where once we shopped for colors and shades that we could only hope would give us some color and coverage, today we can selectively choose products that are fresh, healthy and most of all beneficial for your body, health and skin.  While I'm not so sure why this revelation took so long, I can say for certain I couldn't be happier about it!  The trend began slowly with the emergence of vitamin C and its reputation for getting you glowing.  Retin A swept the scene as well with promises of skin smoothing properties and resurfacing wonders.  In reality, a lot of us were slapped silly with the peeling and redness to prove it.  Fast forward to the now and we are treated to a seemingly endless assortment of skincare and beauty lines that not only want to leave you looking gorgeous but benefit you and your body as well.  From skin probiotics that do for your complexion what they began doing for our tummies, to delicious concoctions that drench your hair in natural, nutritious goodness, today's beauty game is on strong.  Details of each one is going to be a post in itself but I have linked for you all the little pretties featured here from which you can choose your personal favorites.  Let me know your thoughts and questions as I love receiving your messages and bouncing ideas off you too! Hope you're having a beautiful Wednesday!




Monday, January 15, 2018

The Teddy Coat

It's Monday and it's January which means we all need some definite warming up.  The best way I can think of to do that? With the teddy coat.  Well, at least it's the cutest.  This coat came strong on the scene last fall and seems to have blazed its way through the top ten trends list, never looking back.  Its street style game is strong and it loves to play dress up just as much as channel its inner tomboy.  I bought this one last November and have enjoyed wearing it on repeat.  Pairing it with everything from tights and skirts to denim and combat boots has made it so that it never felt familiar. Currently, I'm on the hunt for this one.  I'm absolutely obssesed with its plush, cozy texture and blanket like feel.  This winter, it is the absolute best way to stay warm (at least when it comes to clothing, haha).   If you don't have one of these and feel like you need one, I'd say you're right.  Shop the thumbnails below for your perfect fit.  Thanks so much for stopping by...Stay warm everyone!




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Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday Favorites

TGIF and it's a long weekend as well!  Whenever I have the opportunity to enjoy a little bit of extended downtime I am an especially happy girl, haha.  And, no matter the season, there are always a bunch of great ways to add a bit of extra luxury and pleasure to our days.  These Friday favorites do just that as each one leaves me feeling delighted in some way.  From soothing the senses with this delicious crème brûlée honey bath to wrapping myself in this soft and fuzzy teddy coat, these are my winter must-haves.  I've linked them all in the thumbnails below in case you want to enjoy them too.  Hope everyone has something fun and exciting planned for the weekend (and yes, that sometimes means no plans!).  Have a wonderful time!




Wednesday, January 10, 2018

My Fashion Sketched Life

Art and self-expression have long been beautiful passions of mine.  Taking them and expressing them through personal style is one of my favorite things to do.  Lately, I've come to discover some exceptionally talented artists who creatively display and showcase their similar love of style through their gorgeous fashion-sketched illustrations.  I love how perfectly their strokes of genius effortlessly portray so many of the styles and looks I love to wear daily.  From girls in beanies to runway gone street style looks, these sketches completely capture each vibe.  This look I'm sharing today was created by Holly Nichols.  It caught my eye for so many reasons, not the least of which is the beautiful pink trench.  The pairing of the chunky grey turtleneck sweater and unexpected white denim pulls everything together and made me want to style it for real life.  I added a few options for footwear (fun little sneaks and these boots I'm going crazy over!).  Soft, blush-toned makeup colors round out the look making it one I'm loving right now.  If you're as into these darling little sketches (which come in calendars, mugs and paperie too) as much I am, give these other artists I've linked below a look too.  I think you'll love them...




Monday, January 8, 2018

Beauty at Home

Beauty goals are always on just about everyone's list each January and this year is no exception.  One thing I'm loving is just how easy it now is to get in-office results via your fingertips at home.  From a rejuvenating cleanse to professional makeup application, these beauty devices make making-up as easy and gorgeous as the results you're seeking after.  My personal favorite as we speak is this micro needling kit (love this one too).  In mere minutes a day you can stimulate your skin to encourage collage production (which keeps your skin firm and youthful) and increase cell turnover rate to keep your complexion radiant, supple and smooth.  I've linked these along several other of my beauty at home favorites for you below.  Thanks for reading and have a lovely day, beautiful!




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