Face Forward

I've been talking a lot about skincare lately, because i'm a big believer in taking care of it from a young age. I'm a complete product junkie and I love trying new things. What I love about Clinique is how simple it is. I even remember using it in middle school when my mom first showed me how to wash my face! It's an easy, 3 step regime that anyone can work into their daily routine, but the best part is that they have several different product lines for EVERY skin type.

I always have such a hard time deciding between products for 'combination' skin and 'dry' skin because I feel like I fall somewhere in the middle -- well LUCKY ME! They have a line just for that. So put your best #FaceForward and check out which of Clnique's products are best for you and your skin. It's never too late to get into a good skincare routine! I'm also a BIG fan of their 'All About Eyes' eye cream, which is super hydrating and prevents aging. Check it all out and shop the products below!

Instapost - Rust Culottes

Two things you need to add to your Fall wardrobe: culottes + a suede moto jacket.

Shop the look below! xx

                                   Jacket + Pants - Reformation | Top - Urban Outfitters | Shoes - Enzo Angiolini | Necklace - Eddie Borgo

photo by Tausha Dickinson

BB Water

Today's #beauty post is all about the incredible new Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water. Similar to a BB cream, it hydrates and protects your skin, but it also primes and perfects in just one step! As you guys know, i'm all about minimal makeup. I don't like to put anything heavy on my face, so typically I go for a tinted moisturizer and some concealer - but after trying this, it's a one stop shop that is perfect on it's own for a day time look. It's got a nice demi-matte finish, which is perfect for the dewy, iridescent beauty trend that's happening now. Just throw on a little bronzer, brow gel, and mascara and you're good to go!

 

Some other great perks of the product are that it's alcohol free, so it won't dry out your skin, and it's oil free so it won't clog your pores. It also has SPF 30 so there's no extra step of applying sunscreen in this routine, and we all know protection from UV rays is vitally important for the health of your skin.  

To get this super natural look, i used Smashbox BB Water in Light/Neutral, NYX Wonder Stick for contour and highlight, NYX brow mascara in Chocolate, Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara, and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish highlighter in Soft & Gentle. 

Click the products in the image to shop, or browse below!

 

ALSO make sure you check out Smashbox's #WATERWORKS contest where you can WIN your own BB Water - they're giving away one every single day! All you have to do is upload a photo, create your own cool, personalized video art, submit it online, and share it on your Instagram!

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Activated Charcoal

            Today's post is a health/beauty post! I've been hearing a lot about 'activated charcoal'  lately - from drinking it to putting it on your face. I just finished a cleanse a few weeks ago that required drinking a glass of water mixed with it before bed. Activated Charcoal is known for it's intense detoxification properties, so I was excited to try it on my skin in the form of a face mask. Derma E Natural Skincare has a whole line of purifying products made for oily, active skin using activated charcoal, green tea, aloe, and other natural ingredients.  

             Before I drank this stuff and put it on my face, I did a bit of research. So to break it down for you: Activated charcoal has been used in hospitals for a long time to treat alcohol poisoning and drug overdoses, and it works by attaching to toxins and absorbing them. So the idea behind putting it in beauty products, is that the charcoal acts like a magnet and pulls the dirt and oil from your skin, it all sticks to the carbon and gets washed away when you rinse. Pretty cool huh? And honestly, makes total sense. Enjoy this hilarious time lapse of me trying the face mask... and yes i'm in the kitchen, because the lighting is better. 


            So my consensus is, I really like this product to use a couple of times a week, and especially during the Summer. I'm outside every day riding my horse and I always come home covered in dirt and sweat - this is the perfect product to get all that out and off of my skin! I also tried their gel cleanser, which is great to keep in the shower when i've just come home from the barn or the gym. The biggest perks of this line are they're paraben free, gluten free,  and dye/fragrance free. Best of all? They are also 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and never tested on animals. Check out their entire purifying detox line here:

DERMA E NATURAL SKINCARE

      





Skater Girl

                Top - Camilla & Marc | Skirt - NastyGal | Shoes - Vans || photo by Austin Lord

Easy Street Wear

    There's no easier way to get dressed in the morning than a cute, one-piece romper. I love this one because it's an edgy striped print with a feminine ruffle detail and flattering fit. Make it street-wear ready with a pair of on-trend sporty sneakers. 

PS: both the romper, and the envelope clutch are on SALE! Get them before they're gone - shop the entire look below. xx

Romper - BCBGeneration | Shoes = Adidas Custom | Jewelry - Frasier Sterling | Clutch - DTLA Custom / Rebecca Minkoff

Baseball Isn't Just For Boys

      Baseball has always been one of my favorite sports - maybe because I grew up watching my brother play for years when we were kids. There is nothing comfier than a soft, vintage style baseball raglan and its perfectly on the sporty fashion trends. Keep it casual with destructed boyfriend shorts (on SALE here!) but kick it up a notch with a statement necklace, red lips, and a pair of high heels. Shop the look below! xx

Top - Wildfox | Shorts - RES Denim | Shoes - Windsor Smith | Bag - Balenciaga | Choker - Eddie Borgo || photos by Tarina Doolittle