The last couple of months, I have tried to elevate my work wear. I haven’t always been successful thanks to a bad alarm clock habit, but the days I do posh-up, I feel more professional and productive. This look above is my dream look – I like to use heels and a skirt to be feminine but polished. The project requires a little closet makeover but I think it is a valuable investment. Meanwhile, some other finds from around the web:
The science of a daily makeup bag.
Loved this inspirational 675 square foot apartment in Brooklyn.
Added these affordable Whole Foods snacks to my shopping list.
I have my eye on this Beauty Dust.
April shopping favorites:
With the arrival of 2016, I welcomed a deeper, unsettling redness in my cheeks – no bueno. It seemed to have come out of no where. I have bumpy, congested spots that required more makeup than usual. I started coming to terms with the fact I have inherited my genetic rosacea. But leave it to April’s Rosacea Awareness Month to bring attention to a line that has finally brought some relief.
Jurlique’s Calendula Redness Rescue helps calm redness with organic ingredients. I am hard pressed to pick a favorite from the three products from the line that I tried out – I think they have all earned a spot in my permanent collection. First up, the classic Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream utilizes their proprietary Comfort Complex to works against sensitivity while providing hydration. Along with Calendula, the formula contains Chamomile, Echinacea, Self-Heal, Spilanthes and Marshmallow extracts to provide an effective defense in soothing red, sensitized skin.
I’ve been on a mist kick lately, so not surprised I fell hard for the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist. I love the subtle scent and hydration. The balancing spray also makes makeup look natural and dewy.
Last is a serum I like to layer below the cream. Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum helps with redness, but also gives a youthful glow. It works against fine lines and encourages radiance. All three are available at Sephora and Jurlique.com.
Until I get the winter paleness under control, I will be trying to rock springy, stylish pieces like this. And it doesn’t hurt that I am loving the sneaker trend for weekends. Check out Shopbop (their Friends and Family Sale with 25% off is in full swing) for loads of options. This week I am layering very gentle self tanners on my whiter-than-normal skin to build up just a hint of color (so I don’t blind people). I’ll report back soon on my favorites. Meanwhile, loads of things happening as we get into the swing of April:
Need a little spring fling? Stop by your local L’Occitane store tomorrow to get a personalized session with one of our beauty experts. Enjoy sips and snacks while they curate a unique, head-to-toe pampering “beauty cocktail” treatment designed exclusively for you. Shoppers who spend $55 or more will take home their own cocktail kit with 3 mini skin-and-body care favorites of choice!
And speaking of celebrating, April is Earth Month! This month, 100% of proceeds from every Kiehl’s Limited Edition Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado will benefit Recycle Across America throughout this month. This eye cream is one of their most popular staples – perfect excuse to stock up. I have the Nikki Reed limited edition and it looks so great on my vanity!
And some finds from around the web:
My new favorite lip balm – who knew I’d love Milk and Honey so much?
Harper’s Best Beauty Vitamins.
I love the idea of a Breakfast Board!
I want to gobble up the whole line of Herbivore Botanicals.