Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Why Everyone is Going Coconuts

It is like the most talked about beauty secret of basically the decade
Okay, a little exaggerating there, but who has not heard about coconut oil and all the useful things it can do?!
Therefore, I thought today I would share a few of the unusual ways you can use coconut oil and why it's such a great product. You won't see any "hair mask, moisturizer, body scrub" tips here. Nope. 

What is it about coconut oil that is so special? Why is it often considered the "Tree of Life" in Southeast Asia, India, Philippines, and other tropical locations?

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New Bestie for My Nails

To all the gals who are trying to grow their nails but are having a disaster of a time doing so, I would like to applaud you for your effort. I would also like to make your life a little easier and happier today. 
How? Well, allow me to introduce you to *drum roll*....

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Power Couple: Spring's Must-Try Color Combinations

A couple of years ago I went through a huge color-blocking phase when it came to my outfits. Not only did I mix colors, but I really enjoyed mixing patterns as well! It was just so much fun! 
When I saw Christina Shanahan's article on spring's seven "must-try who-knew" color pairings in the April 2016 InStyle magazine, it just really took me back to those good ol' colorful days! 
Therefore, I thought I'd share three of the color pairings from the article that had inspired me and made me miss incorporating some color into my more neutral outfits nowadays. 
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Pale Blue + Aubergine
How great is this color combo transitioning from fall/winter into spring?! 
I love how the pale blue brightens and adds an interesting element to the deep purple!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Sesame Superfood Breakfast Toast

As I write this post, I am so excited to share one of my new breakfast favorites with you!
I've kind of discovered it accidentally with a couple leftover items from a salad I've been making for lunch recently and a spontaneous decision to substitute a typical ingredient when frying an egg.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Next New "It" Product? Essences + My Fave Toner!

It hasn't been talked about much (at least as far as I know), but I do believe that it will become quite the talk of the "skincare town" by the end of the year.
I actually didn't even know of essences until about the end of last year when I walked into Sephora looking for a toner I had just ran out of. However, I couldn't find it so I decided to ask one of the beauty advisors at the store. She asked me why I was looking for a toner, to which I responded that it helps assure that all of my makeup is off at the end of the day. Then, she wanted to know what kind of skin type I had. At that time, I was dealing with a lot of dry skin issues and my makeup would constantly look dry and "cracked" in areas. She explained to me that toners have alcohol as one of the main ingredients and that the last thing I needed was alcohol on my dry skin. Therefore, she recommended that I try an essence. She recommended the Boscia Cool Blue Hydration Essence in particular because it helps with redness and calming that down, which was another skin issue of mine. 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Love So Deep

It's probably the fact that the marketing team and society has made it feel like it is the most luxurious and classy product line/brand ever, but I am absolutely hooked! Their marketing emails are always so amazing and definitely inspire me to go on the site and make a purchase. Therefore, please don't be alarmed by the proportion of Chanel products vs anything else in this post where I simply want to share the items I am loving lately.
Actually, "loving for a really really long time" would be more accurate. 
There's no rhyme or reason to the order of products I mention below or even the type of products I speak of. I have so many items that I am loving, but these are just a random few that I picked from my possessions. I think that throughout the weeks I will go through more and more items that I would like to share.

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