Sunday, August 31, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
1. Sun Bum Sunscreen | 2. CALYPSO St. Barth Rosario Linen Cascade Dress | 3. Weekend Reading: #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso and Living in Style by Rachel Zoe | 4. SCOOP Nautical Striped Canvas Rope Tote | 5. EOS Lip Balm
Happy Labor Day weekend! Wishing you all a wonderful holiday and end of summer celebration!
Friday, August 29, 2014
I love taking some me time with an at-home spa day—a nice shower or bath, applying a face mask, painting my nails, and just taking some time to relax. For face masks, such as the below DIY Oatmeal Anti-Acne Mask, I typically like to make my own using natural ingredients—they’re quick to mix up and I usually already have the ingredients on hand.
In the past few months, I have discovered the wonders tea tree oil has been working on my chin acne—better than any spot treatment or anti-acne product I have ever used. I have learned about other natural ingredients that contain anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help with acne and breakouts as well, including oatmeal and honey. Who knew?
This honey oatmeal mask is gentle enough to use a couple times a week and is good for all skin types, including sensitive skin, leaving skin soft and helping to clear acne. I do recommend trying a patch test first to see how your skin reacts.
DIY Oatmeal Anti-Acne Mask
2 tbsp. Ground Oats
2 tbsp. Honey (raw)
½ tbsp.. Lemon Juice (fresh)
3-5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
To grind oats, put in a blender or food processor and pulse. In a bowl, mix together the ground oats, honey, lemon juice and tea tree oil. Now, dig in- yum, yum. Kidding!!
Start by cleansing your face and gently patting it dry. Standing over the sink (this could get messy!), apply the mask to your entire clean face and around your eye area. If you have any extra, you can store in the refrigerator. Leave the mask on for about 10-15 minutes and relax—do your nails, catch up on emails, or like me, edit the photos for this post.
To remove, wash off the mask using cold water and a washcloth. I recommend doing this over a trash can or sink with garbage disposal as the thick mask could clog sinks.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
1. 'Diorskin Nude Glow' Sun Powder Bronzer | 2. GIVENCHY Poudre Bonne Mine Healthy Glow Powder | 3. CHANEL LES BEIGES Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15 | 4. Guerlain Météorites Pearls | 5. Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder - Bronze Glow
I rarely pay more than $30 for a single beauty item... paying $50 or $60 is pretty much unfathomable to my bank account. If and when I finally do, I think it will be towards a bronzer or highlighter-- something to get my glow on. You only live once, right?