Here are a few things I like to keep close for those late night cram sessions: Comfy clothes, stylish totes and laptop cases, and mug full of warm tea.
I love Lady Gaga's new song that she performed at the Grammy's last night! Sorry the video quality isn't amazing!
Today I want to do something a little different from what I normally do. I want to share with you my skin care routine. First let me tell you about my skin. I am so lucky! I rarely get any acne and when I do it's gone fast, which is strange because both my parents had trouble with acne growing up. Clearly it's not all genetics. I would describe my skin as combination because I do get an oily T-zone (forehead, nose and chin area) but the rest it dry. My only problems is black heads. They are not terrible or anything just small and on my nose, but they are still annoying. What I am going to share with you is what works for me so I am not saying it will necessarily work for you.
In the morning:
1-Moisten my face with warm water, not hot, and then I use Spectro Gel for Dry/Sensitive skin and rise with warm water
2- Then I dry my face, splash it with cold water and then pat dry again.
3- As soon as I have the majority of the water off I put on Nivea Soft Cream or if I know I am going to be outside for more than 20 minutes I make sure I use a cream with an SPF. Aveno makes great face creams with SPF in them. I make sure I rub it in well all over my face, as well as eye lids and neck. It is best to moisturize right after being washed because it traps the moisture in your skin.
In the Evening:
1- First I remove my makeup using Vaseline (I know it is kind of weird but it works, if it grosses you out I recommend Nivea Gentle Eye Makeup Remover).
2- I then go through the same process as in the morning.
3- If I have a pimple I use Clean and Clear Spot Treatment, It works really well, it is a clear gel that dry really quickly.
4- Also I usually put a thick lip balm on at night, and once again Vaseline works great for this.
1- Every other week I use Biore Nose Strips to help get rid of black heads.
2- Drink LOTS of water, I do this and my skin feels totally different compared to when I am dyhydrated.
3- You don't need any special-expensive face washes or creams. If you have fairly clear skin, just make sure you remove makeup and moisturize.
This what works for me, let me know about your skin care routine tips!
Here is what I put together for my ideal Valentine's Day date look.
Tell me what your plans are! And be sure to vote in my poll!
Grand Finale Dress by Mod Cloth $67.00
Clutch by Jessica McClintock $30.00
Nude Pumps by Steve Madden $89.00
MAC Lip Stick $14.00
Earrings by ALDO $12.00
Beyond Cleavage by La Senza $59.50
Givenchy Very Irresisbitible at Sephora $53.00
Marcia Moran Citrine Filled Oval Pendent 18K Gold-Plated Necklace at endless.com $123.00
I love love Empire of the Sun and if you buy their special edition album you will get their song Breakdown and of course just like the rest of their songs....I LOVE this one as well.
Hope you enjoy!
The eyes are beautiful and I love the contouring.
This is the most amazing pair of shoes I have ever seen! From Whyred Autumn-Winter 2011/2012
This retro look is really chic and simple! From the Carin Wester show.
I love the sequin skirt with the wool sweater. The coral is stunning as well. Also from Whyred.
Hot pink clutch? This will be at the top of my spring wardrobe list! Once again Whyred.
I absolutely love this lipstick!
Layering is wonderful especially when done like this. Long wool sweater over a short skirt with a black trench. It's amazing!
This is from the Tiger of Sweden show.
What is your ideal Valentine's day look?
This song is called Pumped Up Kicks and it is by Foster The People, the song is super catchy although the video is a little boring. This song is my go to song for when I am making a car playlist, it is perfect!
1- M.A.C. Fluid Line in Blacktrack $15.00
2- Jeffery Campbell “Boxxy” Bootie $139.00
3- Lush Mask of Magnaminty $21.95
4- UO Heathered Thigh High Sock $14.00
5- Topshop Knitted Peach Oversized Cape $90.00
6- Free People Vintage Brown Suede Skirt $328.00