Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Snow Day Essentials

Snow Day Essentials

Is anyone else snowed in today? I'm not sure what the weather is like where you are, but I know here in Virginia it is snowing more than usual lately. I'm not a cold weather fan at all. I love summer time and warm weather! So, when it snows or get's really cold I must be bundled up! Aka.. I'm a scared of the cold! Since duty is calling I thought it would be fun to share some of my snow day essentials!

1. Tech Gloves
So they are probably not snowball making friendly, but for simple everyday errands they are perfect! Every girl knows the struggle of trying to text/tweet with gloves on = not happening. These change that!
2. Bean Boots
My current obsession. They are perfect for snow or rain and when paired with warm socks are pretty much irreplaceable, So I hear.... I am hoping I get a pair for my birthday on Friday! Keep your fingers crossed!! 
3. Kate Spade Beanie
I absolutely adore my Kate Spade beanie! It is so warm and fashionable. Mine is different from the one above and has a pair of sunglasses where the bow is and has bright colors. Fitting right?
4. Warm Socks/ Leg Warmers
Is as description even necessary? lol
5. The North Face Coat
Like the Kate Spade beanie I have a different North Face than what is shown but I think that this white one would be gorgeous in the snow! When the wind is whipping and temperatures are freezing nothing keeps me warm like my North Face!
6. Burt's Bee's Lip Balm
This is my hands down favorite "Chapstick." It works great and feels better. However, when it's to cold the cooling effect of the lip balm can be a little too much. Use in moderation ? haha
7, Caudalie Hand and Nail Creme
I have repeatedly mentioned this product on my blog and other places and probably will continue to repeat myself. This stuff is a must! It works magic on dry hands and cuticles!

I hope you enjoyed my Snow Day Essentials! Please stay safe!!


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Valentine's Day: For Her...

Valentine's Day for her

The Valentine's Day buzz has already began and so I thought I would put together a little gift guide for you guys and girls! I think all of these would make great gifts or if your like me an just adore pink, then they would make great splurges!!

1. Tory Burch Perfume
2. Chanel Lip Gloss (Spring 2014)
3. Tory Burch Cosmetic Bag
4. Nars Lip Pencil
5. Tiffany and Co. Ring
6. Valentino Shoes (similar)

What do you think about when you think about Valentine's Day?


Skincare Haul...

I have previously announced that I have been planning on buying more skincare, or focusing on skincare more, and spending less money on makeup. I have to say, I have done well so far. Let's just hope it stays that way! I recently purchased and repurchased a few new items and old favorites! I thought I should share them...

(1) First up is my favorite toner, of pretty much all time. I always go back to Clinique toners I just feel like they get the job done. I use the #3 toner for combination to oily skin. I like how this toner is able to keep my oiliness at bay without completely drying out my skin! It is perfect for this time of year and is a repurchased item for me!

(2) Of course I couldn't forget my favorite Chanel eye makeup remover!! This stuff is Holy Grail, when I have the extra money. It is more expensive but worth every penny in my eyes, or should I say for my eyes? haha

(3) Next up is my current favorite day time moisturizer. This is my second repurchase and I am completely please with how this works on my skin. It keeps me matte as well as hydrated! I can speak much for the sun protection benefits because I typically don't burn in the winter. However, this summer I will put it till the test. I would reccomend this Murad Moisturizer to anyone who is looking for a day time moisturizer to mattify oily skin!!

(4) I was so impressed with my Murad moisturizer that I decided to giver their Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel a try. I always pick at my acne, and of course that is a big "no,no", but needless to say I have to scaring and  hyper-pigmentation issues. So far I am not impressed with this. However, I must say that it is only because I think it is breaking my skin out. If you have tried this product or any similar I would love to know your thoughts!! I want to keep my skin looking good and get rid of acne scars, but at the same time I don't want to cause more!! HELLPP!!

(5) Last up, I wanted to try a new acne treatment so I picked up Eradikate in the check out line. It is the same concept as my Mario Badescu one I haven't recently used up. I must say so far I am not impressed with the either. I feel that this is also irritating my skin? I am wanting to go back to my Clinique Spot gel! Any thoughts?

I hope that you enjoyed this quick little haul/info session on my new and repurchased products! If you have tried any of these I would love to know your thoughts!

Have your tried any great skincare lately?