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    Must Have Hair Tools

    T3 Micro Hair Tools

    Happy Friday!!!! First, I want to start off by saying that it was brought to my attention that my posts had not been going out to my beautiful subscribers for about a month. I sincerely apologize you missed these posts, there was a technical issue with my account on MailChimp, but the issue has been resolved! UPDATE: Issue not resolved. But I’m working really hard to fix it.

    Now, let me tell you a little story about my hair tools. I’ve had my trusty hair dryer (not pictured) for 20 years!!! Yes, you read that right, 20. My mom and I bought it when Read more…

    BEAUTY

    Clarins Lotus Oil for Combination to Oily Skin + Giveaway

    Clarins Lotus Oil for Combination to Oily Skin

    Happy Monday, loves!! Now, I know you may be asking yourself why I’m writing about a skincare product for oily skin when I repeatedly talk about my dry skin and products for dry skin. Hear me out, there are a couple of reasons why I picked this particular item.

    This Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil is specifically formulated to balance and purify combination to oily skin by helping to control sebum production with the essential oils of rosemary and geranium. The lotus extract help refine skin, leaving it super soft and supple.

    Some oils (not all) targeted for dry skin actually tend to leave my skin a bit oily, mostly because they’re not easily absorbed. This makes it a little hard to apply makeup. So I figured that if I tried the Lotus oil which is targeted for combination to oily skin, and helps balance the oil production, I might still get some benefits out of it without it actually drying my skin. And guess what, I was right!! My skin feels super soft and perfectly hydrated. Plus, it smells amazing!

    This oil is lightweight and absorbs easily to tighten pores and also brightens the complexion. Clarins does have a Blue Orquid oil formulated for dry skin, which I still wan to try, and the Santal face oil treatment for dry and irritated skin. All of the oils are made with 100% pure plant extracts with a combination of essential aromatic oils and natural hazelnut oil. They contain no preservatives or synthetic fragrances.

    This all being said, the second reason why I am talking about this oil for combination to oily skin is because I know that not all of my dear readers have dry skin, and I wanted to test out a product for those with more oily skin and give them my honest opinion that may help clarify the mentality that using an oil on oily skin is a big no no. Try this face oil treatment out if you have oily prone skin, you just never know!

    On another note, keep scrolling down for a fantastic giveaway (unrelated to Clarins)!!

    Clarins Lotus Oil for Combination to Oily Skin

    Clarins Lotus Oil for Combination to Oily Skin

    Clarins Lotus Oil for Combination to Oily Skin

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    BEAUTY

    Healthy Skin with Cetaphil®

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HealthySkinIsBeautiphil #CollectiveBias

    Healthy Skin with Cetaphil

    I feel I sound like a broken record when I say I have dry skin. It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, it’s always dry, and it’s sometimes worse than others. So, I need all the hydration I can use to keep my skin healthy, without a heavy or oily feeling. Thankfully, Cetaphil® has the best products that are super hydrating yet gentle on my skin.

    I have been using the Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser off and on since it was recommended by my dermatologist in high school. I like how gentle it is while still getting deep down and cleansing my skin without stripping it. Today, I use it together with the Cetaphil® Daily Hydrating Lotion and Cetaphil® Rich Hydrating Night Cream, especially when I need that extra hydration boost. But what I like about the combination of the three most is that my skin doesn’t feel clogged, despite the fact that my skin seems to absorb the nourishing moisture like a sponge. I don’t have to worry about the products just sitting on the surface and being wasted on my pillowcase at night. Read more…

    BEAUTY

    Pamper Your Skin With Gold

    Pamper Your Skin With Gold- Brilliance NY Luxury Skincare


    Gold has been synonymous with wealth and beauty for centuries. And now it is not just a precious metal that we wear as jewelry or have as an accessory on display. Now gold is taking over the skincare industry. You can now pamper your skin with gold!

    Have you seen all of these gold masks being sold? They are all the rave and everyone seems to be loving them! So there’s gotta be something to the benefits of gold on the skin. And this is why I am your guinea pig Read more…

    BEAUTY

    Lip Colors Galore

    Measurable Difference Lip Colors

    I recently discovered Measurable Difference, a line of makeup and skincare based out of L.A. that won’t break the bank. Going through their website this lip color set immediately caught my attention. With 36 different matte lip creams, you are bound to have a color to fit your day’s mood. Now yes, some colors in this set are a bit out there, but hey! Halloween is coming up. There’s black, grey and green if that inspires you for this year’s costume. OR if you just happen to love those colors on your lips, by all means, the colors are included.

    What I love about these lip colors is that they are highly Read more…

    STYLE, TRAVEL

    NYFW Recap + Ten Tips When Attending

    NYFW Recap and Ten Tips

    I spent 3 days in NYC, been back for 4 days and I’m still recuperating! That’s how much we did, and how hectic it can be when attending New York Fashion Week.

    This marks my second time attending NYFW, I thought I’d learn enough from the first time, but no. Ok maybe some, but still not enough. Let me first recap ALL that we did during (I’ll try to be concise), and then I’ll share ten tips to consider when attending NYFW.

    Jessica (@jesskatt123 on IG) and I have been virtual friends since we both started blogging over two years ago, this was her first time going so naturally we decided to room together. We ended up gaining a third roommate, Michelle (@stylebeacon on IG), late on our first night, as she decided last minute to fly from CA and attend NYFW.

    On our first night, Read more…

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