Thursday, April 24, 2014

Upper Arm Cuff


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My new recent jewelry addiction are upper arm cuffs. They are a unique alternative to wearing basic wrist cuffs or bangles. Adding a cuff to your upper arm creates a careless and relaxed bohemian vibe that is perfect for this spring. They can be paired with soft spring dresses or lose fitted tanks. It adds just a small amount of edginess that works well with feminine pieces such as lace or floral prints. Free People has so many different options that can be worm with multiple outfits.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Denim Jacket and Ankle Booties





Jacket H&M (similar here) / Tank c/o Sugarlips / Jeans Rock & Republic / Ankle Booties Thread Sence (similar here and here) / Necklace House of Harlow / Ring Sabo Skirt (claw ring, thin gold bands) / Watch Michael Kors


 Two of my favorite pieces to wear in the spring are a denim jacket and ankle booties. These two items are so versatile and can be worn with countless outfits. If you are looking for some spring essentials, these are two must have items for the next few months. Pair them with skinny jeans and a loose tank like I have on above, or even a cute flowy spring dress. 

I love these booties from Thread Sence. Unfortunately, they are no longer available. Thread Sence is currently having 30% off all shoes until April 13th! I'll definitely be stocking up on some spring booties. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pretty Pastel Polish




Spring is always a great time to experiment with trends. The pastel trend is not only for clothes, but also your nails! Time to change your dark warm winter shades to more appropriate light and soft spring colors. Some tips to wearing pastel colored nail polish are to keep your nail short and use white nail polish as a base coat. I don't like my nails super short, but slightly longer than my finger. Having long nails might look nice, but aren't always that functional. Keeping nail short, clean, and in a nice shape will allow the color to speak for itself. Using a white nail polish as a base layer for light or even neon colors will allow for the pastel color to really pop. Sometimes with light pastel shades you may have to apply a few layers for the color to really show up. However, having a white base helps prevent adding too many layers, making your nail polish lumpy or becoming bubbly. 

Nail polish is a great way to experiment with color, so don't be afraid to take a risk. Wearing a simple neutral color may feel safe, but playing with color is a fun way to completely change your look.
The best part is, if you don't like it, it's easy to change! 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Kimonos

This spring is all about the Kimonos, which I am so excited about because I'm over boring cardigans. It's such an easy throw on piece that's perfect for festival season. The kimono is a versatile piece that can be worn over a dress, with a basic tee and and high waisted shorts, or even as a swimsuit cover-up.


Shop some more of my favorite kimonos below!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Clarity Vitamin C Serum


I don't know about you guys, but I'm really big into skin care. I think it's so important to take care of your skin, and this was something that both my parents definitely taught me at a young age. Putting on makeup can help hide some flaws, but makeup really doesn't make a difference if your skin isn't looking its best. I've recently started using face serums as they have so many great benefits for the skin. That's why I was so excited when I was asked to try the Eu Natural Clarity Vitamin C Serum.  

Eu Natural is a company that provides premium health supplements, vitamins, herbal solutions, and now a face serum. Their goal is to provide customers with the purest nutritional products. The Clarity Vitamin C Serum has an antioxidant blend of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid, and herbal extracts. It's purpose is to smooth skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and treat dark spots, as well as stimulate collagen production for more radiant and youthful looking skin. 
Before trying face serums, I wanted to do some research to find out the main benefits of them, as well as see how they would affect my skin. Face serums are intended to deal with skin care problems below the surface of the skin. They contain high levels of vitamins, amino acids, and essential oils that are able to help restore moisture and elasticity to the skin as well as regulating oil production. Most moisturizers only contain 10% of active ingredients. Face serums, on the other hand, can contain up to 70% of active ingredients, allowing them to infuse a high concentration of nutrients into the skin. High concentrations of Vitamins C and E provide multiple benefits to the skin. They are able to keep the skin nourished, healthy, and protect it against environmental damage that can lead to wrinkles. Vitamin C helps anti-aging, skin brightening, and even lightens discoloration and skin tone. 

The advantage of using a face serum is its ability to absorb into the skin quickly and reach lower layers of the skin that some creams can miss. This is especially important for someone like me who has dry skin. My skin is usually dry in the winter months, so I find that it definitely needs extra moisture. Sometimes face serums alone are not enough, so I will typically apply this serum before a moisturizer either at night or in the morning. One great thing about Eu Natural Clarity Vitamin C Serum is that it absorbs so quickly into the skin, where others may stay on top of your skin for a while giving a greasy feeling until it's fully absorbed. This is why this particular serum is also beneficial to people with oily or acne-prone skin. Clarity Vitamin C Serum has a thin watery texture, which absorbs into the skin almost instantly without leaving an oily residue. This is great because it won't clog pores or encourage breakouts. Many people with oily skin might be hesitant to add more oil to their skin, however, it can be beneficial as it will help regulate natural oil production. If oily skin gets dry, the skin may produce more oil to compensate. Putting oil back into the skin can help prevent oily skin from becoming too oily, keeping the skin hydrated. 
Eu Natural recommends using the Clarity Vitamin C Serum each morning by applying five to six drops prior to moisture application. I usually use around four small drops, applying each to a different part of my face and neck. It comes in a 1fl oz bottle, which may seem like not that much for the price, but a little of this serum goes a long way. I love that this is a natural and organic product. My skin has never been clearer or softer. The only negative thing I can say about this product is that I'm not a huge fan of the scent, but luckily the scent doesn't last on your skin once absorbed. 
If you are interested in adding a face serum to your skin care routine, this is a great one to try. Use my 15% Off Code when you purchase the product through Amazon In addition to the 15% off, you get the Amazon discount and free shipping!

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This was a sponsored post but all opinions are my own!



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Studio Gear CC Cream





I've known about Studio Gear products for a while now, although I haven't tried them until recently. The products that I have used {last seen here and here} have all been great! The Studio Gear CC Cream is another great product! I received a sample size of this product a few months ago. I was so happy to finally get the full size. CC Cream stands for "color correcting". CC Creams have become more popular recently, along with BB Creams.  I don't normally wear foundation, but rather prefer to wear a tinted moisturizer, BB, or CC Cream. They let you feel like you are not wearing any makeup. This CC Cream is perfect for wearing as a base layer for your foundation acting as a primer. It can also be worn on its own, which is how I wear it.  

The Studio Gear CC Cream has so many great benefits, including preventing fine lines and wrinkles, promote moisture retention, and brightening and illuminating skin. The formula is really smooth and creamy with a non-oily finish, which I really like. It comes in three different shades: linen, natural, and wheat. I went with the natural shade, which is slightly darker than my natural skin tone. I like this shade because it gives me some color like a tinted moisturizer. It would also be perfect in the summer with a tan. The unique thing about this product is that the formula was created using micro-encapsulated pigments that allows for the color to adapt to your own skin tone for a more natural looking coverage. It comes out in a white color, but once applied to your skin using your hands or a brush {I use this one}, it creates a color perfect for your skin. I would definitely recommend Studio Gear to anyone who is looking for a CC Cream. This is one of those products that I will keep coming back to and will be using for a long time. 

I also have a 10% off discount code for you to use on your next purchase at Studio Gear!
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This was a sponsored post but all opinions are my own!