February 3, 2014

beauty essentials.

Everyone has their particular daily beauty routine. For some it may consist of a lot of products and for others it may be something simple - a cleanser here, a little moisturizer there - all depending on your skin type. I am one of those people who has extra sensitive skin. I have to be careful that my cleansers and moisturizers aren't too "heavy" or else I will have the dreaded breakout.

It took me a while to narrow down my favorite beauty products, but I think I finally figured out what works best for me and my skin. All of the products I use have an extremely light feel to them and I don't feel like I have a layer of product sitting on my face after application, which is very important to me. I only recently added the last 2 products by Tata Harper to my daily routine since I became pregnant {thanks to a great gift from my soon to be sister-in-law}, which have really made a difference especially since I noticed that my skin has become extra finicking during pregnancy. Now that I have my daily beauty products figured out I am happy to share them with you…they may or may not work for your skin type, but here are my favorites….

PM: L'OCCITANE Ultra-Gentle Cleansing Milk {hands down the best cleanser I have used}

PM: A few spritzes of Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence followed by Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum {these are a dream and make my face feel so fresh after applying}

And of course for those occasional breakouts Clinique has the answer for me. 

I use the Spot Healing Gel morning and night. Since it is clear gel I put it on before applying my makeup for the day. I use the Emergency Gel-Lotion Intensif at night. 

What are your favorite products that you use in your daily beauty routine? I'd love to know! 

images by Simply Significant. all opinions are my own. 

January 30, 2014

lean closet movement.

I received an email from Cuyana at the beginning of the year about their Lean Closet Movement for 2014. Busy with getting back into a routine after the holidays I didn't really read much more than the subject line of the email. Well, today I finally had some time to go through my old emails and read more about this movement and I am happy that I did. With a mission to "simplify our closets and our lives through intentional buying - to create a closet filled with only pieces you love", Cuyana {through the words of smart, organized women} shares weekly tips on how each of us can accomplish this.

Week 1: "Defining & Eliminating" How to define your personal style and based on that, eliminate the pieces you no longer wear
Week 2: "Shopping & Styling" Understanding different materials, what pieces to invest in and how to mix and match pieces into outfits for all occasions
Week 3: "Setting Up & Organizing" Designing your most ideal closet space and best tips for organizing and storing your clothes
Week 4: "Packing & Traveling" How to pack most efficiently for short or long trips and how to put together perfect outfits when you're traveling
This couldn't have come at a better time for me personally. With a little baby on the way and not much space to work with, I realized that I need to think of creative ways to to make room and prepare for our growing family. At times just thinking about it all can be a bit overwhelming, but this will be a great guideline to get me started and figure out what we really need and use. I plan on not only using these tips for the closets, but for our entire apartment to create a simple, cozy, and organized home to bring our little one into.

Time to simplify and organize!

image and weekly tips via Cuyana

January 8, 2014

sugar paper + j.crew.

You all know how much I love J.Crew and how much I adore everything from Sugar Paper L.A. So you can just imagine how thrilled I was when I saw the works of the J.Crew + Sugar Paper collaboration. The new line is a great assortment of wedding stationary items, but don't worry, there are a few pieces in the collection that the rest of us who aren't busy planning weddings can use too.

All of you lucky gals who are getting hitched you won't want to miss the adorable {and chic} items in this new shop.

images via J.Crew
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