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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

White Lace & Denim

With our L.A temperatures still in the high 80's and 90's, we are all fighting for cooler weather! Sweaters, boots, and coats overflow all of the retail stores and internet but it's hard to dress for the season when you rather teleport yourself to the beach. Us, Californians, are spoiled with nice weather ten months out of the year and we tend to take it for granted. I love our sunshine but just only hope for slightly cooler temperatures to allow me to wear ankle boots, hats, and scarves.

Since it's been so warm, I brought out to this eyelash skirt and top set for a weekend filled with birthday festivities. Its flowy silhouette and intricate detailing instantly transforms any look to ultra feminine and flirty. It's still been a little on the colder end at nights, which is why I added this destroyed denim jacket to complete the look.

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Top: c/o Chicwish / Skirt: c/o Chicwish / Bag: c/o Sole Society
Shoes: Steve Madden / Jacket: Forever 21


Monday, September 28, 2015


After attending New York Fashion Week, I thought it was only appropriate to do a step-by-step tutorial on one of my favorite makeup trends. The beauty of Spring 2016 was very refreshing! Every model had a radiant glow and looked very revitalized and bright. Although bold lips were a big statement during NYFW, my favorite beauty trend was the “Off-Duty Downtown” girl look. One of the hairstylists backstage at Rag & Bone said, “So I try to think of who the girl is without being too conceptual or trendy. The key is texture and I want it to look like she had just gone to the gym and is not afraid to show off her natural beauty.”

I love a good contouring kit and my classic red lip, but I am going to try the minimal look a lot more next spring. I have collaborated with Walgreens to show you how you can get this look with using drugstore products! Michael Kors, Rag & Bone, Rodarte and many more looked very golden and keep on reading to see how you can have a natural glow too!
To start, I use 2-3 drops of this Boots Botanics Smoothing Facial Oil Serum on a clean face. No matter what your complexion is, this facial oil delivers a moisturized texture and is rich in Omega oils. Its super lightweight formula easily absorbs into your skin and leaves a visible radiant glow. You want your skin to look revitalized and brighter. Don’t be afraid if it looks too shiny because after you add your foundation, the key is for it look dewy.
Before adding concealer and foundation, I like to use a few drops of the No7 Protect and Perfect Serum to keep my skin looking young and avoid my deepest fear, aging. This formula helps tackle blemishes but I use it daily as an effective serum to reduce any appearance of fine lines.

An additional step that is vital for this tutorial is the Boots Botanics Radiance Balm. This balm is the key for your subtle glow. For best results, apply it over moisturized skin for a radiant base and it also acts as a lightweight primer for your foundation. It contains natural acids and it instantly promotes a radiant complexion. Now you are ready for your foundation!
I also add a little concealer to cover up those dark circles after a long day! Next, I use the Boots Botanics Radiance Highlighter Pen to add a bit of radiance above my cheekbones as well as reduce the appearance of the dark shadows. Since we are going for a brightened look, highlighting your features is key. Continue to highlight above your brow bone, the bridge of your nose, and above your cupid’s bow.
Since this is a subtle look. I added several coats of mascara, No7 Lash Impact Mascara to bring out the lashes. No eyeliner because we want it to look natural and glowy! I also added the Colour Prevails Shimmer to my lower lash line in a thin line to make them pop.

Now comes my favorite part, time to make my face look more bronzed and fresh. I lightly used the Boots No7 Perfectly Bronzed Mosaic Bronzer to give the apples of my cheeks a warm pink shimmer.
I finished the look off with Circa Beauty Lustrous Shine Lip Polish for a super glossy pop of color. There you have it! It’s simple, dewy, and leaves you look radiant all day!
What were some of your favorite Spring 2015 beauty trends? Let me know in the comments section!


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