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Acure Brightening Exfoliator

Current Favorite Organic Skin Care Products | Acure, Evan Healy + Coola

July 29, 2016

Favorite Organic Skin Care ProductsI’ve been using these products from 2-6 months. Long enough for me to see the difference in my skin and be able to talk about them with confidence.

These organic skin care products have become part of my everyday ritual.

What I LOVE about organic skincare, besides the obvious, better-for-your-skin answer. Is that these specific brands are not only better for your skin, but also for the planet, are cruelty-free, and chock-full of fresh & pure ingredients.

Evan Healy Sea Algae Serum

{ Sea Algae Serum, $39.95USD }

Just like the farm-to-table concept, Evan Healy incorporates a plant-to-skin sourcing philosophy. This brand works directly with farmers, plant distilleries & tribal villages. Not only to make wonderful hand-crafted beauty, but also to help sustain these villages, women + children, and farms. So essentially if you buy Evan Healy products, you’re not only going to have better, more beautiful skin, but you’ll be a part of something bigger!

This serum is MAGIC! Hands-down the best eye product I’ve tried so far. That’s a big statement coming from me. It has amazing ingredients such as:

…”fresh raspberry leaf extract, known for its skin firming effect, Hyaluronic acid, which holds moisture to skin forming a protective barrier. Seaweed, algae, and sea buckthorn berry oil combine to firm and nourish, Gotu Kola supports the body’s synthesis of collagen, and connective tissue maintenance…” (Click the link above to find out more about what these pure ingredients do)!

Though it has “serum” in its name, it has more of a milk consistency to me. It sinks directly into the skin, so I never have a greasy or thick creamy under-eye area, which you know is a nightmare to put concealer over! I also feel an almost instant firming feeling…every time. Which to me suggests it doesn’t lose its potency. And I’ve also noticed a brighter & firmer eye area. Seriously…THE BEST!

ACURE

{ Day Cream | Normal-Dry Skin | $16.99USD }

ACURE has quickly become another favorite of mine. This sustainable company similarly uses plant and food-based ingredients to get real results. ACURE’s Mission is simple- …”feeding your skin properly as you would your body internally is the only way to optimize its function…”

I use this day cream for those days that I know I’ll be staying in at home, or when I need that extra moisture. It has a lovely citrus scent. It can be worn day/night, and under make up too because although it’s very moisturizing, it is not thick or greasy feeling.

ACURE

{ Seriously Firming Facial Serum (oil), $19.99USD | Rosehip Oil, $10.99USD }

I started with these oils from the line first, and then I was hooked. After I saw and felt the difference of skin I was convinced to keep trying more from this brand. Besides my occasional hormonal break-outs, my skin has never looked more healthy.

I mix 1 drop of each oil into the palm of my hands, and apply these oils every day/night.

Rosehip oil balances the oils in your skin because of its low pH. It also contains essential fatty acids and vitamin E. The Seriously Firming Facial oil, contains rich antioxidants, organ oil, borage oil and cranberry. All of these ingredients work together to help revitalize the skin, restore moisture, soothe inflammation, and get rid of free radicals.

ACURE

{ Brightening Vegetable Peel, couldn’t find on websites. Use Facial Scrub. | Brightening Facial Scrub, $9.99USD }

I couldn’t find this peel anywhere, I’m sorry! BUT I found it at my local Whole Foods market. If you, can I suggest you look for it there. If you have sensitive skin and never got along with peels, then you must try this one. I found that It’s gentle, yet effective in brightening, clearing and smoothing my skins texture.

Okay, so I love using this scrub! It smells like kale & lemons- haha, but totally worth it (the natural scent doesn’t bother me)! It contains sea kelp and lemon peel to gently exfoliate your skin, and French green clay removes oil and impurities. My skin looks & feels squeaky clean after I use this 3 times a week. I’m ADDICTED! It’s good for all skin types.

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Deep Steep

{ Body Butter, $10.95USD }

Deep Steep, is one of my favorite go-to natural brands for the body. Specifically, I enjoy the Body Butter, Bubble Bath and Sugar Scrub. It’s like a luxurious treat when I use Deep Steep to take a bubble bath, or to moisturize my skin. The scents are beautiful and subtle. Never overpowering. (Deep Steep products are formulated with no phthalates, parabens or chemical preservatives. Non-GMO, gluten-free, 100% vegan and cruelty-free).

And finally, COOLA is my favorite plant-based, non-toxic sunscreen brand. Sunscreen, as you should already know, is important all-year-round. Not just in the summer.

COOLA Rösilliance Organic BB+ Cream

COOLA Organic Skin Care

{ BB+ CREAM, $52.00USD| Shade: Medium/Dark }

I have been blown-away by the Rōsilliance™ SPF 30 BB+ Cream. I’ve finally found the perfect everyday sunscreen for me! This moisturizer is lightly tinted. It has a lightweight serum texture, that just sinks beautifully into my skin. I notice it also helps even my skin tone and it also gives my skin a hydrated glow.

{ ALL PRODUCTS MENTIONED CAN FOUND AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET, EXCEPT COOLA. COOLA PRODUCTS CAN BE FOUND AT SEPHORA, ULTA, NORDSTROM AND COOLASUNCARE.com }

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: For Her

February 10, 2016

Vday Gift Guide 2016

Row 1:  Candy Hearts Accessory Bag | Red Roses Bath Oil | Watch Lace + Mesh Chemise Row 2:   YSL Crossbody | Pajamas Ear Crawlers Row 3. Embossed  Heart Card CaseSleep Mask | Confetti Print Wallet 

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I put together this little gift guide so that I may help give you ideas for a special friend, your sister, a co-worker… or whomever in your life. These V-day gifts are sure to please any kind of gal! I found all of these items at Nordstrom. Prices range from $25—$1500, and everywhere in between.

As for me, my husband and I will be spending our 5th wedding anniversary + Valentine’s Day in Aspen, Colorado. My hubby and this celebration trip are all the gift I need! ♥

Happy Valentines’s Day to all of you!

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Friday Favorites Fashion  & Home Bits

Friday Favorites | Fashion + Home Bits

September 18, 2015

Friday Favorites Fashion & Home Bits

{ Crossbody Bag | Mirrored Glass Top Accent Table | Turtleneck Stripe Dress | Green Bodysuit  | Over the Knee Boot | Diamond-Tufted Upholstered Bed }

I wasn’t able to do a Wednesday’s Wish List this week because I was in Las Vegas. So I’ve decided to post about a few items that caught my eye recently…my Friday Favorites.

I’ve been on the hunt for a larger crossbody bag in black for several months. I think this Rebecca Minkoff one is exactly what I’ve been looking for! When I run errands and/or I have my boys with me, I want to be hands-free. I’m sick of fussing with my bags as they constantly fall off my shoulder. The crossbody style is quickly becoming a favorite of mine, and when they look as chic as this one does… perfect.

I found this Mirrored Glass Top Accent Table on the Joss & Main site. Although their featured sales only last several days, they always have items like this and the tufted bed for sale (and at crazy affordable prices!). So that’s why I chose to include them here. This accent table would look great in between two sofas, next to a great chair, or even in a bedroom sitting corner – next to an accent chair or chaise lounge. I love the mirrored glass top because anything you put on top will showcase better because of the reflection. The bed is so pretty. My husband and I just bought this exact one for our guest room.

If you haven’t checked out the site SABO Skirt, you should. You can find such great outfits and sexy items for an amazingly affordable price! And this stripe dress is a perfect example. It’s a good transition piece to have in my wardrobe. If I travel to colder places this Fall or Winter, I can still wear this dress with tights, booties and a coat.

Ok…It’s not often that I find (or even look for) a good bodysuit. I remember wearing them when I was in jr. high. But when I found this drapey, wrapped v-neck bodysuit It made me (oddly) very happy. Obviously you can wear this in the warmer months with some cut-off shorts or a pretty skirt. But moving into the cooler months, I invasion myself wearing this layered with a cute chunky cardigan, a cool leather jacket and jeans.

These boots though. Need I say more?

Have a great weekend!

Xx,

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Wednesday’s Wish List | Fall Fashion + Beauty Items 2015

September 02, 2015

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{ I love everything about this look  }

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{ …and this look }

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{ Black Jeggings | Pullover Sweater | Flowy Cowlneck Top Olive Dress | Panama Hat  | Knotted Necklace  | Ivory Trench | Liquid Lipstick | Night Balm  }

This is what I’ve had my eye on lately… So naturally, they’ve made my Wednesday Wish List Series. I usually accumulate a list over the course of a couple of nights. I like browsing around online while sipping on tea.

I noticed I actually like a lot of outfits from Splendid. I didn’t really notice that until I started working on this post. But I like that the looks are still chic but comfy. I can see myself wearing those cute new jeggings with a slightly oversized lightweight sweater, while running errands. I would still look put together but be COMFORTABLE. Which is EVERYTHING to me as a stay-at-home-mom!  Of course here in Florida we don’t get a typical Fall or Winter (*sigh), but I definitely like to dress the part as much as I can!

The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade DAMNED – a black cherry color, is a cool vampy shade + perfectly on trend for the season. I’m not afraid of dark or bright lip shades. I have fun with makeup + enjoy trying something new!

This SLEEP TIGHT FIRMING NIGHT BALM by Farmacy, is a new product at Sephora. I’m all about getting benefits while sleeping! I love trying night treatments and sleep masks. This one has good reviews thus far online…something to try.

xx,

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*Photos:  Splendid, UO, Sephora