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March 27, 2014
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5 Ways to Combat Dry Skin

This winter was long, cold and wreeked havoc on my skin.  If you are like me and had dry flaky skin all winter long it is time for you start preparing your skin to get shown off for the coming warmer months.  There are many ways to prepare your skin for the Spring and Summer.  Here are the top five things I am currently doing to get rid of my dry skin for the new season:

1. Fight dry skin from the inside out:

As cliche' as it sounds, if you want healthy skin you have to be mindful of what you are putting into your body. 

The main thing you should be putting into your body is water.  Water is the most important thing you should be putting into your body.  Try to get a gallon of water a day. 

To enhance your water try drinking water infused with fresh fruit. 

Here is a refreshing infused water resipe: try adding 1 lemon, 1 cucumber, 1 orange and 10 feash mint leaves to a liter of water and chill overnight.  There are many other infused/ detox water recipes on Google. 

Also what you eat has a lot to do with your skin.  You want to eat a healthy, clean diet that is low in sodium.  Sodium dries out the body.
  Include healthy oils into your daily diet such as olive oil, coconut oils, avacados, fish high in Omega 3s and nuts like almonds and walnuts. 

Eat tons of leafy greens like kale, spinach, and chard.  Another way to add leafy greens and fruit to diet is through juicing or making a green smoothie on the daily basis. 
  

2. Add dry brushing to your skin regimine:

Dry brushing has many benefits; it buffs away dry skin, it helps with cellulite, it boosts circulation and helps rid the body of toxins.  When looking for a brush find one with natural bristles, preferbly vegetable-derived. The bristles should be somewhat stiff, but not too hard.  You want one with a long handle so you can reach all parts of your body.
 

Dry brushing can be done on the daily basis; I would do it atleast once a week.  It should be done right before you shower.  Make sure that both skin and brush is dry.  You never want to get your dry brush wet. 

When dry brushing the body always brush towards the heart. 
Use long sweeps, not circles or back and forth.  Start at your feet and brush up the legs on both sides.  Work from arms brushing towards your chest.  On the stomach direct brush counter-clockwise and brush upwards toward chest.  On your back, start by the buttocks and brush upwards.  Don't brush too hard; your skin should feel stimulated and not irritated. 

3. Add regular exfoliation to your skin regimine:


Regular exfoliation is another way to keep skin clear of dead skin and looking soft and glowy.  There are a few ways to accomplish this: you can use a loofah sponge, exfoliating bath gloves, or an oscillating body brush.  I like to exfoliate 2-3 times a week and I like to use my own handmade sugar scrub with a pair of exfoliating bath gloves. 
There are many store bought exfoliating body washes that you can use in this process. 

4. Check your temperature:

When showering or bathing, you want to ensure that your water isn't too hot.  Hot water dries out the skin.  Make sure that your water is lukewarm. 

5. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize:

While your skin is still damp from the shower, you want to moisturize your skin.  I make my own homemade body oils and body butters for my skin. 
You want to stick to a moisturizer that is clean and natural for your skin.  Stay away from synthetic lotions and creams. 

I will talk more about my all natural, handmade hair and body products in a future blog post. 

February 26, 2014
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Makeup Brushes 101

Nitra B does a great job explaining many different brushes in this video. This is perfect for makeup beginners.
February 10, 2014
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Love of the LRD (Little Red Dress)

US-FASHION-THE RED DRESS COLLECTION


eDressMe Private Collection Red Sexy Jersey Dresses

$50.00

at eDressMe


Jason Wu Paneled crepe dress

$1,950.00$682.50
by Jason Wu
at theOutnet


David Meister Lady in Red Dress

$30.00
by David Meister
at Rent The Runway


Mikael Aghal Beaded silk peplum dress

$695.00$243.25
by Mikael
at theOutnet


Luck Be A Lady Dress in Red

$74.99

at ModCloth


David Koma Curved Neck Dress in Red

$1,390.00$695.00
by David Koma
at STYLEBOP.com


Rag & Bone Geneva Dress in Red Hot

$285.00
by Rag and Bone
at STYLEBOP.com

I am a huge fan of the LRD. Red is the color of love, sex, and passion. So one can't help but to feel powerful and sexy in a nice little red dress. It has always been said that every woman should own a LBD; I agree but I think a little red dress is just as important. Now is the perfect time to pick up a LRD with Valentine's Day only a few days away. It can be worn casually or more formally depending on the style and accessories put with it. Red is a color that usually looks good on everyone.

January 24, 2014
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New Year, New You: Healthy Body

January 08, 2014
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Currently Obsessed

Alexander Wang Racketeer Satchel

December 21, 2013
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New Years Eve Outfit Ideas

November 19, 2013
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Ready to Get Naked

I was just looking at Urban Decay's web site and was excited to see that a new Naked palette will be coming soon. It did not give an exact date of arrival, but I am looking forward to seeing it up close. Other than my Lorac Pro Palette, the Naked palette and Naked 2 are my favorite palettes. This new palette is different because of the beautiful rose colored neutrals it contains. These colors look good on all eye colors and I already can think of a few eye looks I would love to try.

November 19, 2013
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Obsessed


ASOS CURVE Body-Conscious Dress With Shard Embellishment

$67.63$47.16

at Asos

This dress is my new obsession. It is simple, beautiful, and sexy. It will be my next purchase. I have a true love for many of Asos' dresses. I really love the cute shoulder detail. I plan to rock this on a night on the town. This dress would look good at many of the holiday parties coming up. I can see me pairing this with a moto style leather jacket, opaque tights and a cute pair of ankle booties.

November 12, 2013
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Plus Size Leather Skirts




Calvin Klein Plus Size Faux-Leather Eyelet-Cutout A-Line Skirt

This is a great alternative to a full on leather skirt. Forever 21+

Ashley Stewart Ashley Stewart

Kami Shade Kami Shade

Jibri Jibri

Leather Pleated skirt by Jibri Jibri

Leather is all the range this season. It was seen all over the runways and blogs. I have always been a fan of leather skirts, but never thought I could wear one. They always seemed too tight and too short for my body type. I am plus sized and carry most of my weight in my bottom half, so I hate tight and short skirts. However, recently I have seen numerous plus size bloggers and vloggers rocking the leather skirt look and it has renewed my interest in giving them a try. So now I am on the search for the perfect leather/ faux leather skirt.

November 10, 2013
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My Fave Lipsticks for Winter

I am a lipstick girl. I own many lipsticks in a variety of shades, colors, and formulas. I really love intense colors and tend to wear them all year long. During the summer months I stick to nudes, pinks, light purples and corals. I also love red lipstick. It is one of those universal colors that I wear all year; hot or cold. But for the colder months I go for deeper colors like deeper reds, burgundies, plums, deep purples and darker oranges.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Gorgeous Cosmetics Man Trap

Nars Scarlet Empress

MAC All Out Gorgeous

Revlon Crimson

CoverGirl Tempt Seduction and Embrace

Maybelline Deepest Cherry

MAC Rebel

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