Monday, October 24, 2016

Getting Toned...

When it comes to toner, it’s all about the ability to clarify and moisturize my face. I’ve tried so many different ones over the last 2 years and currently, I’m using the ones listed below.

The first one I use is by a food brand called Al Wadi Al Akhdar and it’s just pure natural rose water. I use it on days where I just want something refreshing and quick. It really keeps my face soft and moisturized and is really soothing after I do a detoxifying face mask.

The Oil Absorbing Tonic by La Mer is great for in the morning after I wash my face. I use this right before I apply makeup (if I decide to wear makeup that day). It keeps me pretty matte, but also leaves a very subtle shimmer to my skin.

Humphrey’s Citrus Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Toner is great to use any time. Mainly, I’ll use it at night right before I apply a face serum. It’s also great for mornings where I’m not going to apply makeup and just want a fresh feeling all day. It smells like lemons and oranges, which is uplifting.

Garnier’s Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water is great for removing makeup. I always use it after I wash my face or sometimes if I’m feeling really lazy and don’t have face wipes, I’ll use it to remove my makeup after a long day or night. It leaves my skin so refreshed and clean. I use it until there are no traces of makeup or dirt left on the cotton pad/ball.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

All Black... what else is new?

So I literally fell off the face of the [blogging] earth, but I'm trying to get back on. I actually do have a lot to share, but often too busy (or lazy) to do it, so please bear with me as I try to get back into making this a habitual thing. I have nothing cool to say for my outfit below, so just continue to scroll down the page. Thanks!

I made the choker, the top is vintage, the skirt is from Zara...

Handbag by Vavvoune, shoes are from Zara...again. 

Pics by Siobhan Allaeddini (using her iphone btw)

Adorn yourself.

Adorn was launched a few weeks ago and I forgot I never shared the whole story behind it with everyone outside of friends, family, and the beautiful influencers I reached out to. I guess it's better later than never...

The Adorn collection was designed using vintage trim from the 60s through 80s. This collection is inspired by summertime in the 70s. These chokers are limited edition since there are only 5 or less of each design. Although they’re inspired by a retro summer, these chokers can easily be worn through fall and winter—adding a pop of color to your outfit or subdued nudeness for everyday. They can be worn alone or you can stack them for a bolder look. Adorn was captured by Brooklyn-based photographer Shen Williams (@shendig27) and modeled by Valerie Blaise and Jazmin LaBrie. Bum-Cake’s Adorn collection is playfully chic with many retro colors like mustard, amber, mahogany, salmon, among others. Similar to Bum-Cake’s previous collections, these pieces are to be worn with confidence. They come in 2 sizes—small and medium/large. They are $18 each (with free shipping) and range from polyester and rayon to cotton and silk blended fabrics.

See the look book below or click here

Hope you enjoyed this and I hope you like the chokers, to shop the collection, click here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Scrub a Dub Dub...

For the past couple of months, I've been using all types of scrubs on my face to try and keep my skin smooth and to help get rid of the few acne scars that I have on my chin and forehead...etc. Luckily, I found my "fantastic 4"--Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Skin Brightening Exfoliator, Folie Rose & Chamomile Facial Scrub, Acure Brightening Facial Scrub, and Origins Modern Friction Instant Brightening Pads. These scrubs are currently saving my life and I rotate their use every 2-3 days or so. I love, love, love these products and I'll tell you why...

This Kiehl's one is awesome because I can actually use it as a facial cleanser as well because it lathers nicely. It feels refreshing and I literally only need a pea-sized drop for my entire face, which means this will last me probably at least a year. Also, I use this in the morning and at night every other day or so. 

This is one of my fave Target buys that happens to get the job done--it's cheap, quick, travel-sized, and most importantly, it works really well. This one felt very "scrubby"--kinda like sand, but leaves my skin super duper soft and glowy. This is the travel-sized one, so it's easy to carry around.

I use these Origins pads only about 2-3 times a month only because it's not necessary to use more than that. This actually feels more like a toner. It's really refreshing and feels tingly the first few times. It actually kinda reminds me of those clearasil face pads. This actually did brighten my dark spots from acne scars, but I only use this one at night.

This Folie scrub is one of my all time fave skincare products. It feels luxurious in a really calming all-natural kind of way. I like the way it feels--very soothing and relaxing. It's an oil based scrub, so it feels really nice (if you're into cleansing oils and things like that--I'm obsessed). I actually put it on my lips too when using it on my face because it's kinda sweet as if it were a lip scrub. I massage it into my skin for about 5 min and then I rinse with warm/hot water and pat dry. This scrub is the most moisturizing of them all. I have naturally oily skin and it's still perfect for it. I use it every other night and I'm seriously into seriously.

I just have my brows and liner on--no concealer or foundation. 

Just have my brows on, but no other makeup. 

Okay, I totally have makeup on here, but the glow is on "fleek", honey!!!! 

If you haven't started scrubbing yet, what are you waiting for? Get on board! Go get you a scrub and get your skin fed for the summer. Get on glow, who dis? Go...NOW!!!!