Oct 302014
 

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For the past few weeks, I’ve noticed that my skin has been really oily and shiny. Even my typical dry spots have been on the slick side. So, once again, I’m on the hunt for a product to change this dilemma in my skin.

Usually, when I have a skincare issue, one of the first lines that I check for a solution is Clinique. They have rarely let me down and their products are usually hypo-allergenic, which is sensitive and acne-prone skin friendly.

So, after browsing their site, I tend to drop some of my hard earned money on their Stay-matte hydrator from the pore refining solutions line.

“After mattifying instantly, this oil-free formula supplies needed hydration while curbing excess oil and shine for 8 hours. Even T-Zones feel fresh, stay comfortably matte. Instantly refines the look of pores with unique light-scattering optics. Over time, pores seem smaller. Non-acnegenic.”

Sounds like just what my skin has been crying for to stop the shine. I’m sold!

Stay Stylish!

Oct 292014
 

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Sometimes, it can be quite a challenger to find a dress that can be perfect for fall and winter and can be casual, professional, or dressy needed. Also, for that dress to me another color other than the never fail color of black.

Anthropologies’ Bressay Dress is the dress to you add to your closet for those days when you just can’t think of anything to wear, but need to look like you carefully planned out your outfit. The perfect and universal friendly shade of burgundy, subtly chic details, and hidden pockets are great. Plus the fabric has a little weight to it, but the feels light once on.

As you can see from the model above, the layering options can help this dress transition you from fall to winter by the addition of an oxford shirt, cardigan, or blazer. Yeah, this dress is a definite need.

Stay Stylish!

Oct 272014
 

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This denim jumpsuit from Zara should be sold out, because it’s the perfect unexpected piece to pull out of your closet. Pair it with large tote and comfy sneakers for casual weekend outfit or rock it with a pair of red pumps and clutch for a night out. There’s versatility all in this jumpsuit. The rinse and wash is flattering details are subtle. Loves it.

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Oct 272014
 

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As I’ve recently said, I’m starting to get out of my “lazy” phase and starting to doll up more. So, I’ve been using up products that have been lurking in the shadows of the cabinet in my bathroom. So, here are some of the items I recently emptied and ran out.

  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector – I’m a huge fan of Maybelline’s Instage Age Rewind line, especially the under eye concealer and powders. However, this one was just “alright”. This product has been discontinued, but there are still some online retailers with a few left in stock, if you are interested. It was just too creamy for my needs and the highlighter was cool.
  • Lash Potion by Grow Luscious Volume + Length Mascara – I really loved this mascara. It lengthened and made my lashes a little more voluminous. I will buy this one again.
  • L’Oreal Ever Sleek Humidity Defying Leave-In Creme – I can’t tell how long I’ve had this, but I was sent this a couple of years ago and it’s pretty decent. I used it while air-drying my hair before flat-ironing it and it helped combat frizz, even in the humid, southern heat of the summer. I would buy this again.
  • B&BW Forever Midnight Body Cream – I found this half-full bottle in a purse I was using last winter and fell in love with this rich vanilla and floral scent. A nice scent for fall and winter.
  • Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Curling Cream – I’ve been wearing my hair straight for the past few months, but my hair has been a extremely dry and kind of thin after the heat from tools and the sun, not to mention the constant efforts to lighten my hair.  So, I’m donning my natural curly hair and going heat-free for at least a month.  I’ve been dusting off pieces from my arsenal of curly hair products and this cream was the first victim to run out. I already bought another jar, because my curls love it and the smell of coconuts is lovely in breezy fall day.

Stay Stylish!

Oct 242014
 

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Every so often, I get the urge to indulge and play guinea pig to some new beauty products. As you might remember, a few months ago, I was all about buying and trying different foundations. Before that, I was obsessed with finding the mythical “perfect primer”. Now, ladies (and some gents), I’ve become fixated on skincare products.

This latest fixation may or may not be in part to me wanting to obtain perfect skin for those lazy days when I just can’t get the energy to slap on a few layers of makeup and seize the day. Still, I’m itching to try some new skincare for those self-imposed, but completely deserved lazy days.

So, here are some beauty/skincare products that I’m yearning to try…NOW!

  • Stila One Step Correct – A 3-in-1 serum with that moisturizes, tones, and primes to achieve to look of perfect skin…with or without makeup.
  • Bliss Triple Oxygen Facial In A Box – Facials are everything and my current bi-weekly luxury. However, they can get a little pricey. So, giving my self a bliss facial…for only $12 a pop is more than reasonable.
  • Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask – Pumpkin Enzymes are great for exfoliating and treating dull and aging skin.
  • Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge – The change in weather is causing my combo skin to be more on the dry side and look dull. So, I’m very intrigued by this brush that not only cleanses the skin, but also exfoliates and hydrates the skin.
  • Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser – I love a good melting cleanser. The feel of the makeup dissolving and gently sliding off your face is one of the most amazing, self-indulgent things you can do in the bathroom.

Stay Stylish!

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