Why Every Woman Should Own a Bodysuit

Bodysuits have become a necessity. A versatile item that can be mixed and matched, dressed up or down. 

Here are 3 reasons bodysuits are worth the investment. 

  1. Convenience: A bodysuit can dressed up or down. Wear with a pair of jeans and sandals when going out for lunch as I am here or dress it up with a skirt and pumps for a night out on the town.

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2. Sleek and Classy Look: Isn’t it frustrating when you try to maintain a sleek look but your shirt bulges at the waist giving your outfit an unflattering bulky appearance. I love not having to pull my shirt down every five minutes. Put it on, secure the bottom and you are done for the rest of the evening. No need to adjust anything. 

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3. They aren’t going anywhere anytime soon: Face it, A-line figure looks are always in.  This look is versatile enough to wear anywhere, whether in your home town or if you go traveling out of the country. The best part is, bodysuits do not take much room in your suitcase, because it is so easy to roll them up without the fear of wrinkles. 

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❤ My outfit for today ❤

The jeans from a store called Cotton On.

The bodysuit is from Nordstrom Rack.

My shoes are a pair of Vince Camuto sandals. 

I am wearing a heartbeat necklace from Romwe.com.

My earrings are from Claire’s, a pair of dangly gold ovals. 

Well, there you have it, my top 3 reasons for owning a bodysuit. 

I would love to hear some of your outfit ideas, comment below and tell me about your favorite combos! 

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3 Ultimate Spa Treatments For the Summer

Summer is only five days away! That means pool, beach and picnic time. Wouldn’t you love to have shiny hair, and glowing skin without spending a fortune on products?

Here are 3 simple, inexpensive methods of getting smooth skin and shiny hair.

1. Let’s start with an easy coffee scrub. Simple, yet effective, coffee, when used as a natural buffer reduces cellulite and increases blood flow.

Stir it up

First, grab a cup of ground coffee, preferable unbrewed, (because I find brewed coffee grinds create a mushy and watered down texture). Then mix in 2 table spoons of honey and 3 tablespoons of virgin, organic unrefined coconut oil. Honey helps heal tissue scarring and evens out skin tone. Coconut oil hydrates and moisturizes the skin while at the same making your body look and smell delicious. I live by coconut oil.

Scrub

Now you have 2 options. Either add a generous amount of unscented body wash into the scrub or scoop out a handful of scrub and add body wash into it. Then in a circular motion, gently rub entire body. Don’t forget areas behind your neck, your knees and feet.

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I love this Aveeno bodywash because it is very gentle on the skin and smells lovely. 

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2. Let’s continue with with the hair, because deep down we all go nuts over shiny hair.

Mix together 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, and 1 teaspoon honey. Make sure the coconut oil is melted, just pop it into the microwave for 10 seconds. Then, apply to wet hair, put on a shower cap and wait 30 minutes for the magic to happen. Afterwards rinse it off and wash hair as usual.

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3. Let’s face it (haha), our face is prone to dust and chemicals which are released into the air. These pollutants clog our pores and causes breakouts. So, mix a tablespoon of honey and one teaspoon of sugar but…

First things first, steam your face by boiling  1/2 a gallon of water, then pouring it into a large bowl. Lean over the bowl about 1 foot away for 10 to 15 minutes. You can add essential oils as well to help you relax even more. Then apply the scrub in a gentle circular motion all over your face. 

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After you shower off, make sure you apply your favorite moisturizer to your body. I like the body butters from Bath and Body Works because they are intensely hydrating and leaves my skin silky smooth. 

I hope you enjoyed these recipes, and I would love to hear your scrub ideas! 

Comment down below, and if enjoyed this post, click the like button. 😉

 

February Faves

 

Happy Thursday !!!

With February halfway over, and thankfully so in my opinion (as I am ready for spring), I wanted to share a few of my favorite items this month. The reason I love them so much is because they are very versatile year round, but especially so in the colder winter months. Each item brightens up my day in their own way. We all have that special someone, that long lasting mascara, or the favorite lipstick, well I have several loves and I will explain below each image.

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Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet

Dior/$60.00

This perfume has got to be my favorite of all time. A sweet delicate flowery scent, it is so versatile that I use it for both daytime and evening wear. The bottle comes in two sizes, this one being the smaller of the two, but it still lasts me about eight to ten months. I love the little bow tie on the lid of the bottle. It is very feminine and just makes me happy. This particular perfume I purchased at Nordstrom, but they are also available at Sephora, Macy’s and Ulta.

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Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox/$21.00

Although Valentine’s Day is over, these two lipsticks from Smashbox are a perfect addition to your makeup collection. These classic colors are superb for a date night or dinner with a friend. It gives the perfect pop of color with any outfit.

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Better Than Sex Mascara

Too Faced/$23.00

If you are looking for an amazing mascara this is it! I usually use two different types, but with this single one, my lashes look perfect. It is on the pricier side, but I can definitely say it is worth it. I use only about two coats, and I am left with luscious, thick lashes. I also love that it comes in waterproof form too, so on the nights when I don’t want to carry much with me, I know my lashes will stay close to perfect all night long.

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Pro Bronze Fusion Bronzer

MAKE UP FOR EVER/$36.00

I am a huge fan of Make Up Forever products in general, but this bronzer was a great investment. It is such a pretty, yet subtle color. Although it is a bit difficult to get it on the brush at first due to the texture, as you work into it, you get a natural, beautiful glow. It is waterproof, therefore will last you all night whether you go out dancing or to a movie.

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 Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator

NYX/$7.50

If you are looking for the perfect glow, you’ve found it. Inexpensive yet effective, this illuminator will give you a natural, healthy glow. And a little bit goes a long way. All you need is a dab, extending the life of your illuminator for many months. Definitely a keeper!

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Radiant Creamy Concealer

NARS/$30.00

This creamy NARS concealer in the color Ginger is a part of my everyday makeup routine. It provides medium to full coverage and is light enough to wear on a daily basis but covers enough to not need foundation. I love that I don’t feel any heaviness and it is very easily applied with its brush. It is paraben, sulfate, and  phthalates free so I feel comfortable applying it daily.

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British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter

The Body Shop$/21.00

This body butter is literally heaven on earth. I cannot describe how ecstatic I am with this particular product. Not only does it smell delicious, but the texture of it is so smooth and lustrous, I simply count the minutes until I can apply it. It hydrates my skin quickly without leaving any sticky residue leaving my skin glowing all day. It comes in two sizes as well, which is perfect in case I want to reapply it, I can leave the bigger one at home and carry the smaller container in my bag. I highly recommend this body butter.

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Rose Lollipop Lip Balm

Lush/$9.95

This silky, smooth lip balm is the perfect travel size. Its floral scent is a joy, and will leave your lips smooth and glossy.

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Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier/$44.00

This illuminator is so beautiful, I feel joy every time I use it. The color and texture of it is very light and easy to apply.You will be shimmering for hours after using this face illuminator.

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Smooth Affair Facial Primer

 jane iredale/ $48.00

I am in love with products that smell like grapefruit. This facial primer is one of my favorite items from jane iredale because it contains many natural ingredients such as grapefruit extract, thus the lovely smell, Honeysuckle extract which purifies the skin, aloe, which smooths the skin as well as many other ingredients. What I love the most about this product is being able to use it as a face primer before I apply makeup, as well as a moisturizing agent at night.

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Pro Amazonian Clay Palette

tarteTarteist™/$53.00

This palette is probably my new favorite. The palette contains an array of 20 shades which vary from neutral to glam. The amazonian clay generates vibrant, pigmented shades which are a perfect combination for blending. The colors are beautiful and can be used for a day look or glammed up for the evening with the bold colors on the far right.

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Valentine’s Day Looks

Greetings lovlies!

We are already one month into 2017, and the next big holiday…Valentine’s Day! Whether you are single or in a relationship, you are bound to be affected by the positive vibes. Don’t be afraid to dress your best for dinner with your significant other or a few friends. Here are two looks, one a bit more formal but both affordable and easy to rock.

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Shirt: Zara

Pants: H&M

Shoes: Justfab.com

Necklace: H&M

Clutch: Forever 21

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Shirt: Forever 21

Skirt: Papaya

Pumps: Sam Edelman

Clutch: Arden B.

Earrings: Claire’s

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Versatility Is A Lifesaver

Happy Saturday Beauties!

With the hustle and bustle of going back to school after the holidays, finding what to wear can be daunting. Having at least one versatile piece in your closet will be a lifesaver on those days when you want to look cute, but have limited time. I found my current go-to piece, is a black half turtleneck long sleeve. It can be dressed up or down, during the day, or for an evening out with some pumps and cute jeans. Here are three of my favorite looks I put together. I hope you enjoy them!

 

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Skirt: Charlotte Russe

Shoes: Cole Haan Booties/ Nordstrom

Purse: Innue/ Marshall’s

Bracelet: H&M

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Black half turtleneck: H&M

Shorts: Zara

Shoes:14th & Union/Nordstrom

Knee high socks: H&M

Necklace: H&M

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High waisted jeans: Forever 21

Flats: Tory Burch/Nordstrom

Bracelet: H&M

Quick, Healthy Breakfast

Greetings everyone,

We all have heard the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” at one point or other in our lives. Whether that is true or not, who knows. For me personally, making a quick, light breakfast sets the tone for the rest of my day. I feel energized, happier and overall ready to start my day. Since I usually start work quite early, around 8am, I usually do not try to cook up anything complex. Lately, I have been obsessed with this easy to make Avocado Toast. I hope you enjoy, and if you have your own recipe, comment below. I would love to hear about it.

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Ingredients:

1 Slice bread-toasted (I recently discovered this wheat and gluten free bread at Ralph’s and decided to give it a go. My new go to bread)

1/2 Avocado(mashed)

2 eggs(can be cooked any style,  I prefer poached)

1 teaspoon goat cheese

1 teaspoon cut up dill.

A bit of black pepper

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Simply spread half of the avocado on your choice of toasted bread.IMG_3774.JPG

Sprinkle black pepper. Add the cooked eggs. Top off with goat cheese and dill.

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Cut it in half, make yourself a nice cup of tea or coffee(I prefer coffee with cream and sprinkled on top is a bit of cinnamon) and you have the perfect breakfast. Sit back, relax and start your day off right.

Relax and Unwind this Winter Season

Hey there beauties,

Hope everyone is staying warm this winter season. With the holidays almost finished, I have been feeling a sense of exhaustion. From all the hustle and bustle starting with Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Eve just around the corner, I have found very little time to relax and unwind. This led me to feel unorganized, exhausted and a tad bit cranky. After a certain point I realized I need to slow down if I want to continue being proactive.

I realized relaxing doesn’t mean an extravagant vacation somewhere. Sometimes, it is the simple things in life that bring the most joy. For example I love reading. But lately I feel I rarely have the time to sit and enjoy a book. So I decided to set a block of time in the evening, about 45 minutes to an hour to read. I burn some of my favorite candles to set the mood, turn on some low lights, dress in my most comfortable clothes and sit back with my favorite hot beverage (usually hot chocolate or a chai latte if I really want to spoil myself). These moments of “me” time allow me to forget the stresses of everyday and simply enjoy the moment of peace.

It is worth taking the time to relax and unwind. You will feel better and full of energy. Here is a list of some of my favorite things. I have also included the link to similar options, as the ones I have were purchased months ago and probably are no longer in stock.

 

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50-Light Clear String-to-String Lights on White Wire from Home Depot

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Home-Accents-Holiday-50-Light-Clear-String-to-String-Lights-on-White-Wire-TOL-50LA-CW/202755609

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Woolen socks are from H&M but I found similar ones on Amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/WowFoot-Womens-warmer-Winter-Leggings/dp/B01M5EVOMO/ref=sr_1_114?ie=UTF8&qid=1483054194&sr=8-114&keywords=winter%2Bsocks%2Bhigh%2Bknee&th=1

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My mug was from TJ Max but there are a few on Amazon.com as well. Much pricier than mine, at $23 but I suggest going to TJ Max, they always have a ton of cute mugs.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_pg_2?rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Alight+blue+mug&page=2&keywords=light+blue+mug&ie=UTF8&qid=1483053649&spIA=B01FWIHMLO,B01G5JDDA8,B01M5HVAUL,B01AZ9KGBI

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My blanket is from Bed Bath and Beyond. It is two sided and I love the fluffy white side. They are about $39.99 each.

https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/category/home-decor/decorative-accessories/blankets-throws/12161/

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