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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

This Green Beauty Line Smells Good Enough to Eat


Let me just say that it's been a battle to come to this point. Yes, this is a makeup post. But finding a brand that is doing it without all the harsh chemicals AND still giving you the results has been hard to come by. Don't let my sister know, but I kinda let her be the genie pig when I got her a few things for Christmas from 100% Pure. She ended up loving the stuff, so I got a few things for myself. And you know what? I.GET.IT. 

When you start learning about the stuff that goes into makeup and making the green switch, you learn that fragrance is big sign it's not natural. That means finding a lot of products that are natural BUT smell well let's just say like the earth. It's not always pretty. So one of the best things about 100% Pure is they've magically found ways to make all their makeup smell good without any added artificial fragrance. You guys I almost want to eat it-that's how good!

 
Maracuja Oil Mascara in Black Tea $25 

Don't ask me why I smelled this, but I did. Anyway, it does smell good. But besides that, I love that it actually gets the black color from black tea. Maracuja oil comes from passion fruit, which is full of fatty acids and is good hydration. I'm thinking this is why it smells good. It gives your lashes a dark coating and adds some volume. I wasn't sure how it would hold all day, but no issue there. 



Now this stuff is life. It's basically an espresso shot for your eyes. And yes you will want to eat it. It actually smells like something you'd find in a bakery. A little goes a long way, but you can say goodbye to puff under eyes. 




One of the big things I've been trying so hard to replace is lipsticks and lip balms. The thing that I find with natural lip colors are them being either too sheer or don't feel quite right on. That's not the case here. They go on smoothly and have all the pigment I'm hoping for in a lipstick. The Calendula shade is a very pretty coral nude. I'm thinking about picking up this brownish nude



Have you ever tried anything from 100% Pure? They have stores, too. I've been to my local one a few times and it's helpful to swatch things.

*This post was sponsored, but genuinely use the products.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Moving Into Spring






This probably has been the one Winter here in LA that actually feels like Winter. I know shocking. There's been massive amounts of rain. Days and days of rain. Truthfully, I can't take it. My cold bones require sun. Plus, I'm a blogger. Bloggers need at least a dry overcast day for pictures. So you bet the second there was a day of sunshine, I celebrated in appropriate fashion, blogger fashion that is.

Don't get me wrong, it's still chilly even with the sun out. But I went straight to the section of my closet that holds all my resent finds that scream beautiful Spring day. I beelined for this pleated bell-sleeve top. I've been saving it for a day just like this. It's just one of those tops that has the right details that you don't question it completing a hole in your wardrobe. Paired with grey, it's an easy transitional look from Winter to Spring. 

While the days of Spring-like weather are slim, it still doesn't stop me from looking for pieces like this top to add in. Quality and unique basics are something that really defines any wardrobe, but feel like investments. Banana Republic has mastered that. My younger self used to think it was just work wear, but funny how time has changed that opinion. They stepped it up in crafting pieces that can work for more than the office. Sure this top pairs well with jeans, but in my imaginary fancy office job I would so wear it with black ankle length slacks. Even my boyfriend knows he can grab basics that he will have for years. Don't tell him, but I think he might have discovered that before me. But it's okay-this is the one store we both can shop at and not have him rushing me out:) 

Are you already shopping for Spring?  

*This post was sponsored by Banana Republic. All my opinions are my own.

Thanks for linking up with Jessica and I! Our picks are Mia from Aesthetic Lounge and Audrey from Five Foot Nothing Shopping!






Thursday, February 9, 2017

Dark Shades + Linkup




jacket // top c/o garnet hill // jeans // booties (on sale; go up 1/2 size) // hat // purse

FRIDAY!!! I seriously could hug today. Why? Because I survived a very hungry week of doing a juice cleanse. And now I'm just thinking what should I eat first. Should I make up for national pizza day yesterday? Should I go get a whole bunch of my favorite donuts? Or should I be responsible by keeping things healthy? By the way, this juice cleanse had mini meals. Otherwise, I know I couldn't commit. Anyone else done a juice cleanse? 

Okay, for the sake of flashback friday, I will talk about clothes. This was my look last year and was when I found out I would be starting a new job (my current job). But even if I wore this now, you wouldn't know. Basics all together just never go out of style!

Thank you for linking us with us! We always have a hard time picking who to spotlight, but this week it's Bogi from Hampton Roads Fashion and Style and Lee from LegaLee Blonde