Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Beauty | Physicians Formula Argan Wear

Apparently, my week in Puerto Rico a while back still wasn't enough to get me to that golden bronze color every girl dies for in the summertime. I've never been on to be okay with using a tanning salon, so I'm always looking for the next big thing to help me achieve that glow in the most natural route possible (without killing my skin with UV rays or looking like a carrot). Physicians Formula's line of 100% Pure Argan Oil ("liquid gold") products has come out as the winner for me in this beauty arena. 

I'm head-over-heels over the multi-usability of the brand's Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil. I've been starting my days and ending my nights off with this weightless miracle oil that has without a doubt improved the brightness, tone, texture, and elasticity of my skin pretty dramatically in just the short amount of time that I have been using it. Just a drop or two goes a long way on my skin. A gentle rub on my face is all it needs to effortlessly absorb, working as a moisturizer, primer and protector all at once. The dewy look it gives the skin on my face is a plus, as well. And I never feel or look greasy. I've been using it on the ends of my hair on the daily, as well. I just wet my hair lightly with a spray bottle, drop some oil into the palms of my hands, and rub it into the ends of my hair and then let it air dry. It softens and adds that lusted-after shine. 

Now, onto achieving that glow that I was speaking of before. Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Bronzer has been my go-to when it comes to getting that touch of bronze on my face. It's infused with 100% Pure Argan Oil and has a touch of shimmer to add to that sunlit, dewy look. It's as if you just came back from a trip to Morocco (something that I've been thinking about quite a lot actually!). The color is easy to control, coming out pretty subtly in the beginning, but can be layered on and on for a more dramatic bronze color. I was pretty pasty before my Key West, Florida trip this past Memorial Day weekend, so this bronzer was an ultimate lifesaver for my pale self!

So now, what do you guys think about my new faux glow look that looks anything but faux?

Check out more of Physician Formula products HERE

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sand Beneath My Feet


Anna Sui x O'Neill tank top // SHOP HERE
Paige white denim overalls // SHOP SIMILAR
Gentle Monster sunglasses

Was looking for a reason to bust out these white denim overalls that I've had for quite awhile again. Found the perfect moment near the pier in Santa Monica in California during my last trip back. The overalls are a tad tomboy, and so to keep from looking like a farmer on the beach, I thew on this little baby doll tank. My friends over at O'Neill did a collaboration with my favorite fashion icon Anna Sui, and it turned out impeccable. So retro 70's child. I think every outfit needs a touch of bohemia here and there no matter what. I miss the sand beneath my feet, but guess what! I'm off to somewhere tropical with some friends today! Want to guess where? Keep posted on our adventures on my Instagram HERE

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Old San Juan | Part 2


The Fifth Label top and skirt from ShopMika
Gentle Monster sunglasses

More from our time spent expiring Old San Juan in Puerto Rico. Just about one of the best parts of our trip! Old San Juan is the oldest settlement in all of Puerto Rico, and still contains so much of the architecture of its original historical Spanish settlement in the 17th century. So much religious and cultural history was made on these cobblestone streets, it's quite mind blowing to think about. One of the most gorgeous buildings of them all was Hotel El Convento, a hotel in an old monastery that is right next to the San Juan Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedrals in the entire Western Hemisphere. You can just close your eyes and imagine what life was like back in the day. The collision of two new worlds. So many things shifting, for better and for worse, to create what it is today:  a melting pot of worldly cultures and views. So amazing to still see so much of the old San Juan conserved for us today. I miss those Old San Juan cobblestone streets beneath my feet! 

Also, enjoy this video I made of clips from our Puerto Rico trip using my GoPro HERO4, the best little gadget to capturing travel adventures! 

My last Puerto Rico post coming soon will give you all a list of some of the particular places we hit up during our trip, and especially places to eat! Watch out!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ace & jig in Dumbo


ace & jig top, sold exclusively at Barneys New York
Hudson denim shorts // SHOP HERE
Chinese Laundry sandals // SHOP SIMILAR HERE
Liebeskind leather tote // SHOP HERE
Jenny Bird moon cuff

I spent a day one weekend exploring Dumbo with friends, and specifically to see the Tom Fruin stained plexiglass house installation in the park along the water. It was a gorgeous overcast day that had no need for a jacket. Just some denim and this lightweight woven cotton top by ace & jig, an exclusive to Barneys New York. The brand has a bunch of gorgeous pieces available online HERE. All of the brand's wovens are manufactured in India on ancient wooden hand looms. And they keep reinterpreting the classic yarn-dye stripe pattern that we all will be wearing for years to come. I've noticed this brand in many boutiques I frequent and have fallen in love the concept and the designs. So excited to see a full collection in a well known department store so everyone can get a taste of it!

Shop more Barney's exclusive ace & jig pieces and pieces to complete the look here:

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Purple Moon


Rae Francis maxi dress
Cynthia Vincent leather sandals // SHOP HERE
Gentle Monster sunglasses

A quick throwback from Santa Monica, California. You really can't get anything better than the weather in Southern California. It still hasn't been enough to get my butt back on the west coast yet, but I'm not going to deny the fact that it might happen some day. Especially if it means pretty paisley maxi dresses on the beach will be more than just a rare occurrence. 

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