My Current Skin-Care Loves

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Keep it simple.

That’s always my motto when it comes to taking care of my combination skin. Because there are two different skin types going on with different needs, when I find something that works I totally stick to it. Even when I decide to get adventurous and try something new, I always come back to these, which haven’t failed me yet!

Biore Charcoal Facial Cleanser

Ever since I reviewed this cleanser last year, it’s the only cleanser I use. It’s powerful enough to get down in those pores to remove dirt and makeup but gentle enough not to dry skin out in the process. Even my husband’s a fan! $7, ulta.com

Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser

An essential part of my night time routine, this cleanser/moisturizer hybrid gets rid of all makeup and excess oil while leaving skin so soft I don’t need to put on anything else. $5. target.com

Maybelline Clean Express Classic Eye Makeup Remover

A semi-recent discovery of mine, I didn’t realize how much I liked it until I ran out of it and bought something else. The gel formula is less messy than liquids and glides on so much easier. Taking off the most stubborn makeup is a breeze and for the price, it’s a steal! $5, walmart.com

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer for Combination Skin

I’ve tried a lot of moisturizers, some of which were all kinds of awesome but when it comes a product that always gets the job done, it’s this one from Neutrogena. One of the few moisturizers out there that cater especially to my skin type, it provides enough moisture for the dry parts of skin while keeping it light in the T-Zone. Skin also feels firmer after use, too. $10, neutrogena.com

Clean and Clear Blackhead Eraser Mask

When the hormones are out of whack or I’m overdoing it on the greasy foods my skin totally freaks out. I’m talking about white heads, black heads and big, painful pimples. That’s where this mask comes in, formulated with salicylic acid that gets to out that bacteria that’s causing skin to break out in the first place. I just slather it on, wait 5 minutes for it to dry and then wipe it off. In a day or 2 my zits are cleared up and I’m a happy camper. $6, walgreens

What are your favorite skin-care products?

3 Cool Ways to Rock Sneakers This Spring

Up until my late 20’s, I lived in nothing but sneakers. They were quick, comfortable and were the perfect touch to my jeans-and-T-shirt uniform. Some days, I wish I could wear mine to work but they get enough wear when the weekend comes around. As we get into sandal season, we shouldn’t put away those kicks just yet. I mean, let’s face it, there are times when our toes shouldn’t be out in public and when you don’t have time to freshen up that pedi, that pair of Reeboks or Converses do come in handy.

Here are three super cool ways to rock your favorite pair of sneakers.

Casual Cool

Whether you’re running errands or meeting girlfriend’s at Starbucks, you can give that tee and jeans a stylish flair with crisp white sneaks, a cool pair of shades and a killer red lip. Oh and a big, faced watch and designer clutch doesn’t hurt either!

Fashion Trend

Fashion Trend

Match Your Prints

Give your printed, spring dress an unexpected fashion twist with sneakers. The key to pulling this off? Make sure your the color of your kicks and your dress compliment each other.

Sincerely Jules

Sincerely Jules

All Black Everything

Go monochrome from head to toe, from the shades to your sneakers, making sure you have a flattering blouse and the perfect skinny jeans in-between!

Miss Poole

Miss Poole

Are you rocking sneakers this spring?

When You’re Feeling Like a Boss, This is What You Wear

You know that feeling when you’ve totally nailed it at work, cleaned up your entire house and checked everything off your to-do list with plenty of time to spare? It’s that high of confidence that nobody can bring down.

Yeah, that’s when you feel like a boss. And when you do, this is what you wear:

A sophisticated yet sexy top

Torrid Cold Shoulder Top

Torrid Cold Shoulder Top

An high fashion skirt:

Mynt 1792 Sheer Combo Maxi Skirt

Mynt 1792 Sheer Combo Maxi Skirt

Blinged out accessories:

Marina Spin Necklace from Charming Charlie

Marina Spin Necklace from Charming Charlie

A killer pair of bright pink heels:

Jessica Simpson Cirrus

Jessica Simpson Cirrus

And lipstick to match:

NARS Roman Holiday

NARS Roman Holiday

Why? Because you’re a boss girlfriend!

What to Wear When You Don’t Have Time To Get Dressed

MICHEAL Micheal Kors

MICHEAL Micheal Kors

I value my sleep. Sleep is absolutely golden to me, especially when you have a toddler who’s already ready to go at 6:45 a.m every morning, no matter what time she went to bed the night before (weekends included). For that reason, I purposely set my alarm to snooze at least three times before turning on the TV and waiting for the newspeople to tell me it’s really time to get up and get ready for work. So when it comes to getting dressed, I don’t have time to get super creative.

My outfit needs to do 2 things: Be cute and Be comfy.

After a lot of trial and error (and crazy mornings!) I have my everyday fashion pretty down pact. My fashion MO?

  • A stylish yet easy top (Burlington has an awesome selection)
  • Stretchy skinny jeans (Old navy’s Rock Star jeans are ah-mazing!)
  • Cute and comfortable shoes (Outlets are the perfect destination for said shoes)

Putting together a fashionable outfit is a no-brainer, especially if everything works well together. Keep your jeans to a dark wash, have fun with colors and prints with your tops and keep a pair of flats and heels on deck and you are good to go girlfriend!

Now cue the fashion inspiration:

Hello Fashion

Hello Fashion

La Petit Noob

La Petit Noob

Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant

Hello Frambroise

Hello Frambroise

 

 

 

 

Circling Back to the Beginning

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Date night. (don’t even ask me when the last time I took an outfit picture!)

Hey ya’ll hey!

I know it’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted on here. Since landing here on a full-time basis crazy doesn’t even begin to describe how life has been! Achieving such a major life goal has its celebrations as well as its challenges, leaving this blog, my first love, sitting idle for a while.

I’ve gone back and forth with the idea of shutting it down for good, trying to figure out when I would have the time to dive back into it like I used to. For over 5 years now, this was the place was a spring-board for so many awesome things in my life, including my new gig.

So did my little space on the internet finally serve its purpose? Was it time to shut it down?

Yes and No.

Yes in the sense that it got me into the rewarding and fulfilling career I wanted, which was always a core purpose . But now it needs to switch gears and do something else.

One thing I learned writing for a living is it doesn’t just stop when you log out for the day. You have to keep flexing that creative muscle so it can stay in shape and keep your sanity. This blog was also a place where I could express myself, have fun and write about the things I couldn’t write about anywhere else.

So now this place will be my spot to let loose, put my creative feet up and have fun with you guys! Now there’s no crazy pressure to plan and strategize. I’m getting back to what make blogging so cool 5 years ago. Pure, unadulterated fun!

Hope you guys stick around for the ride!