Sunday, September 14, 2014

Clarisonic Mia / Clarins Everlasting Liquid Foundation and Powder


CLARISONIC:I finally gave in and got myself a Clarisonic Mia from Bloomingdales! After weeks of reading reviews and watching Clarisonic reviews on youtube, I had to succumb. I decided on the Mia over the Mia 2 because I wanted a basic cleansing tool without all of the fuss. Plus, I honestly thought $99 was more reasonable rather than shelling out the $149 for a Mia 2 when the only real difference is an additional speed setting. I was going back and forth between the light pink, lavender, and turquoise but when I saw the lavender in person, it was just too pretty to pass up. :)
I also grabbed some makeup remover wipes from Costco for those days I need to alternate with the Clarisonic so I don't overdo the deep scrubbing.

CLARINS: I also have to share some exciting new products I sampled at Clarins today. If you aren't familiar, Clarins is a plant-based skincare and makeup line from France. I explained to the sales rep. at Bloomingdales how I have combination/oily skin and have recently experienced some breakouts along my cheeks. I also have more of a warm skin tone, and I personally favor the "dewy glow" look. When she gave me a mini makeover, I was floored at how flawless my skin looked after a single application of foundation, powder, and concealer. 

The line has a silky smooth texture and truly minimizes my redness, dryness, and blemishes. I immediately had to purchase the Everlasting Powder Foundation in the color Honey 110, as well as the concealer in 02. The concealer has a light infusing effect that highlights underneath my eyes and gives me the appearance of a healthy glow. The rep. was nice enough to give me a bunch of samples so I could try out the liquid foundation in Honey and Amber. I found it to be a tad bit whitening on my skin whereas I prefer more color, but I still highly recommend wearing it and just layering a bit more bronzer. 

The rep. threw in a complimentary travel kit that includes a facial scrub, toner, and makeup remover which is exactly what I need to add to my daily nighttime routine. Being in my late 20's, I really want to start focusing on taking care of my skin and using only the most highly rated beauty products. I'm going to cut this post short and run off to have fun with my Clarisonic! I am going to try it out for a bit and will possibly post a review ;) Stay tuned!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Malibu Beach Party

So I work for an awesome social media marketing agency. My company took everyone out to Malibu for a beach party to celebrate all of our hard work and success. It was such a beautiful, sunny day in Malibu and we got to party in a beautiful beach mansion!!





I had such an amazing time (and got an amazing tan)! Good times with good people! :) Hope you all had a fun Labor Day weekend as well!
P.S. My top is from Brandy Melville and the shorts are from Forever 21. Bikini of course is from Victoria's Secret. :)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Trendy Fashion Rings



Loving my fun new trendy fashion rings! A few chunky pieces can add a lot to your overall look! ;) I bought these at a couple of boutiques at the Fashion District in Downtown Los Angeles.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Light Brown Hair and Forever 21 Dress

Some updates:
1. NEW HAIR COLOR
I was getting a little tired of my ombre and decided to hit the salon for an all over light brown color. I love the color - it's fun and gives off a beachy summer look. Here's a pic of my new hair (and me rocking new A/X sunglasses).

2. NEW FOREVER 21 BACKLESS DRESS
Also want to share this cute backless dress I picked up at Forever 21. I swear they have the cutest dresses. Best of all, many of their summer dresses right now are around $15! Such a steal!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Victoria's Secret Haul


Just received my Victoria's Secret package! I used a $100 bday gift card to get a lace strapless bra and a floral workout top. I felt like I needed a little push to get me to the gym, and the cute workout bra was the perfect motivator! ;) The lace bra has so much support and is so flattering, I practically feel like a VS angel. :) To top it all off, Victoria's Secret was giving out pink overnight bags for $75 purchases. The bag is perfect for a weekend getaway; I absolutely love it!