Monday, July 6, 2015

Holding It Together

Outfit Details:
dress: BCBG MaxAzria (similar)
shoes: Talbots
necklace: Charming Charlies
purse: vintage
bracelet: Bauble Bar

I found this dress in my sister's closet while looking for something to wear for dinner out with a friend. This dress is super cute but slightly restricting on the ladies, so probably not great for a full day of wear. I paired it with my go-to nude sandals to dress the outfit down. The long necklace and my hair helped to conceal my heaving bosom.

This outfit didn't make the cut, but I think it will make its way out into public at some point!

I hope everyone had a safe and fun filled 4th of July weekend!


Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Hike to the Hollywood Sign

The Hike to The Hollywood Sign

photography by Me 

Here are some photos from my trip to L.A. to visit my bestie Brittany. March was the perfect time of year to see all the beautiful plants in bloom as we hiked up to the Hollywood sign. A tiring but worthwhile trek. 


Friday, July 3, 2015

Super Casual

Outfit Details:
top: Target
jeans: Rachel Roy via Macys
heels: Lauren Conrad via Thredup
bag: Danielle Nicole via Piperlime
bracelet: Bauble Bar
ring: Vintage
lipstick: Kat von D Studded Lipstick in Homegirl

Lately I have been feeling like my wardrobe has been missing something. Turns out whenever I just wanted to throw on a casual tee with either shorts or jeans I didn't really have any options that I liked. So I decided to make a trip to Target to see what they had to offer.

Of course they had a great selection! I got a few colors and they have been the perfect go-to tee for whenever I don't know what to wear. So on those days when you don't know what to wear pop on a tee some skinny jeans and some bomb-ass heels and you will be ready for the day ahead!


Thursday, July 2, 2015

My Current Beauty Routine

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I haven't updated you all on my current beauty routine in awhile! If you have been following me since the end of last year you know that I had to basically start from scratch trying to find the right skincare regimen that wouldn't aggravate my eczema. But finally after trial and error I have found an awesome solid regimen that works great with my skin. I still have some mishaps once in awhile if I try a new product that my skin rejects but it goes back to normal much quicker than it had before.

Morning & Night

Eyes Essential Serum for detoxifying which helps with my dark circles and puffiness
Kate Somerville eye cream with helps with hydration and my dark circles

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Dior Capture Totale Eyes Essential // Kate Somerville CytoCell

After I cleanse my skin I put this on, it helps with clearing up scarring and any hyper pigmentation I have from past breakouts, it also helps to prevent any future breakouts
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Morning & Night

Kate Somerville Eczema cream I use when my eczema gets irritated
Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer I use as my daily moisturizer, it is lightweight and hydrates my skin nicely and never feels greasy
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Kate Somerville Eczema Therapy Cream // Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer 

DreamSkin is what I put on after my moisturizer and sunscreen, it helps to seal it all in and correct surface issues on the skin like hyper pigmentation, lines, dullness, redness, pore size, uneven tone or texture

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Dior DreamSkin

In regards to my makeup routine, I have kept things pretty simple and have been enjoying the fact that I don't have to plaster as much product on my skin anymore to cover things up. Very exciting times!! I usually just use my Dior Hydra Life tinted moisturizer and then my Diorsnow BBeye cream/concealer for my undereye puffiness and darkness. They I pop on some bronzer and at times I will add some blush as well. For my eyes sometimes I will put on my NARS larger than life black eyeliner in the waterline/tightline and then maybe a winged line above the lashes or I will just slap on some mascara and be done with it. For my lips I usually go with one of my favorite reds or I will opt for my fave purple Dior lipstick in #786
So I have been keeping it quick and clean for my makeup and saving the dramatic or intricate stuff for the shoots I work on or the tutorials I do for you guys! 

What is your current beauty routine? Stepping it up or dialing it back?