5 Spring Beauty Essentials

28 April 2015

Spring is in the air which means it's time to finally shave those legs and start showing a little more skin, hooray! I don't know about you but I am seriously excited for Sunshine and shorts, who's with me? Anyhow, Over the last few weeks I've been stepping up my beauty game to kick off things right, so I've narrowed it down to my 5 favorite finds...

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Sloughing off dead winter skin is always first on my list, so, when I heard about this glycolic {professional grade} exfoliant, I had to at least try it. It's a little pricier than my other beauty finds and I can only use it once or twice a week due to my sensitive skin, but the results are worth it. It goes on gentle, and doesn't feel coarse or rough on my skin. It's just the right combination of Glycolic Acid, Papaya Enzyme, Professional Grade Crystals, Lactobionic Acid, leaving my skin looking less than dull and a little more inspired for the new season a head of time. I've been using it after my shower at night and am pretty happy with the results. Hello soft skin! The 2.6oz may not seem like a whole lot but a little bit goes a long way so when ever you're looking for an at home facial or treatment this is right up your alley...

This goes on and feels like butter, it's heavy yet super soft. I've been a SheaMoisture fan for a couple of years now but this one has become a favorite. I love that I put it on before going to bed and my skin still feels smooth and soft after sleeping in my sheets all night. Also, this particular blend of Mango Butter and Green Coffee Bean Extract helps get my legs Summer ready (Firm and Smooth baby!).

When it comes to my natural waves texture is everything, whether I'm going au natural or using a wand to shape things ups. I've used a lot of "texture" sprays but this one feels the least like hairspray but gives me shape and a little more texture to my waves.

Ok, I've been wanting to try this forever but it's been sold out just about everywhere, until I found it over the weekend in Ulta. Of course I ran home and tried it. End Result: It's amazing, I love how simple it makes highlighting and contouring. As someone who is make up challenged, that's saying a lot. Plus it's Paraben Free which means no breakout after the make up goes off!

I'll be the first to say that mascara and I have have a somewhat trying relationship at times. My 'fine' lashes, like my hair love to clump together and end up looking sparse when the mascara goes on. So a swipe of the mascara and a dash of the extensions give me a full looking lash, without the clumps and  tangling. I will say it took me a minute to get used to applying the extensions because it's easy to get little black {feather like} residue all over the face. Make sure you tap off all the excess before applying, lesson learned!

What are you current essentials?
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Lace and Denim

27 April 2015

Remember when I wore this adorable lace skirt set (here)? You kind of loved it, right? Well, turns out it might actually be even better when worn separately. This pairing is probably the perfect (and my favorite) example of the endless styling options from the set. Because let's be real, who can resist ladylike paired with a little rugged denim?

Shirt Chicwish, Jeans A&F, Shoes Lulus.com, Bag DSW
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Look for Less: Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish

24 April 2015

Since I've been diving completely in home decor for the last month in hopes to make this the best damn apartment possible I've found myself scouring the web for the perfect accents. When I stumbled upon this very familiar looking dish I couldn't help but want to share it! Obviously I love Jonathan Adler and his quirky and extremely chic decor places but the price point isn't always the right fit for my checking account. So, this cute little Zebra Dish from T.J.Maxx for a whopping $8 bucks is kind of the perfect addition to my rapidly growing home accessories collection. What do you think?

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Throwback Thursday Style: Fun With Florals

23 April 2015

Now that Spring is finally in full swing, I couldn't help but get a little inspired by the blooms that are starting to pop up all around the city. Next to Fall it's the most beautiful season of the year and can't resist the urge to embrace the color and florals. Which, as a matter of fact reminded me of all the florals I wore last year for our first Spring back in town...
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The Printed Maxi Dress

22 April 2015

For me when I'm out shopping I always flock to interesting prints and shapes so obviously it was no surprise that the moment I saw this stunning print I grabbed it straight off the rack and ran into the fitting room to try it on. Truth be told it was a little higher than I'd like to spend on a single item from H&M but it was just too perfect. I mean, it's practically an Emilio Pucci print {It's flipping close, right?}. So I swallowed the $56 bucks (thank god I had a 20% off coupon) and brought it home with me. Turns out it sold out practically everywhere after I bought it, so I'm almost entirely sure I made the right choice. Also, it doesn't hurt that I get compliments on it every time I step out. Win, and win.

Dress H&M, Boots Bakers, Belt & Bag Vintage

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Black and White

21 April 2015

Aside from being a complete maxi dress addict {when the weather allows it}, I can never resist a classic black and white pairing. Even more so with my extra pop of color to help me out..

Also, how perfect are the "mesh" details on this skirt? It's just the right amount of texture for a simple midi skirt. 

 Skirt Chicwish, Cropped Top Debshops, Jacket Lulus.com, Shoes and Bag DSW
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