Oct 312014
 

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Aside from moisturizing, my favorite step in my face washing process is toning my skin. People tend to overlook the importance of having a toner in their skin care regimen. Typically, toners are used to calm your skin down after cleansing and/or exfoliation and prep it for your serums and moisturizers. However, most toners offer other benefits other than calmness.

In my 30+ plus years on this planet, I’ve had the pleasure to use quite a few toners. Some have been ridiculously amazing and some have been the equivalent of dirty toilet water that broke my skin out for weeks (Hello, Sea Breeze!) and added to my personal “Never Buy Again” list.

Luckily, I’ve had way more hits than misses and I’ve concocted a list of some of my favorite toners I’ve ever used and borderline abused. Maybe, your dream toner is below, waiting for you to try it!

  • fresh Rose Floral Toner – This is perfect for those of you blessed with normal skin who would just like to add a calming and revitalizing toner after cleansing your skin
  • Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer – All my oily/acne prone peeps, this is the toner for you. Perricone MDs is very potent and helps minimize enlarged pores, smooths skin, and gently exfoliates without drying the skin. This is a holy grail for my super oily summertime skin.
  • Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 – If could only use one toner for the rest of my life, Clinique’s toner in formula 2 would get my coins for my eternity, because of it’s gentleness, refreshing feel , and refining my pores for a clear complexion.
  • Lancome Tonique Confort Rehydrating Toner – People with dry skin tend to be the main culprits when it comes to skipping toners, because they feel it dries their skin even more. Actually, there are toners that help tone, calm, and hydrate your skin and Lancome makes one of the best rehydrating toners to give the softest and smoothest skin. Plus, it smells devine.
  • SK-II Facial Treatment Essence – The most luxurious toner that will tone, exfoliate, moisturize refreshes, and smooths your skin. Its pricey, but it’s the queen bee’s knees!

Stay Stylish!

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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