No Make-Up, Make-Up

096c242934c580060dc99e4c2b2b5ca5As we’re heading into summer there are many changes that take place. Our pace slows a bit, closets get a re-vamp and beauty regimens are tweaked to accommodate oilier skin and frizzy hair. With the higher temps, make up tends to melt and become cumbersome, so the no make up, make up not only is ideal but almost necessary to not end up looking like a pancake face.

Trying to keep our skin clear of blemishes and controlling the oil is usually the goal. Finding an oil free cleanser and exfoliating at least twice a week is key. Once we find a cleansing programing that works, we want to enhance our complexion with a minimal amount of product. BB creams are the best choice over any heavy foundation. They even out complexions and add a healthful glow that works well when we’re carrying around a bit more sun. Finishing the look with mascara, a creme blush, and lip balm will enhance our natural beauty and carry us through august. Have a great week! xoxo

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Photo Cred// They all Hate Us, Tumbler

Black Out

228d6d7eda9c9cd8771649bf127cb6b3As we’re getting ready to start the process of building/remodeling, my closeted interior design side starts going into overdrive. There’s a lot of excitement living inside me right now, but I’d be lying if I told you my anxiety hasn’t kicked up a bit. I have to keep reminding myself that this is a slow process, so with that, enjoying the journey is my goal. Many changes have taken place since the beginning of the year and it looks like I’ll be living in a state a flux for a time to come. In the meantime, studying interiors and architecture will be my obsession. Who knows…Show and Tell Me Design could be brewing for the future. 😉  Happy Hump Day! xoxo

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Photo Cred// Amber Interiors, NYC&G, Life.Style

Fire it Up

balenciagaFor the last couple of seasons long, pointed, dragon like nails have been the shape of the moment. I personally cannot go there, not only because the safety of my child comes first, but being able to wipe my butt is important to me! Ridiculous trends come and go and I’m happy to see this one go. It looks like the more understated square/round shape is making it’s way back. Although I’m not sure it ever left, as you can never go wrong with a clean, classic line.

Whether you tend to keep your manicure neutral or like to add some color, my eye at the moment is loving a bright candy apple red. Polishes have gone under a big transformation in the last decade. Taking out formaldehyde and other toxic chemicals has been a priority.

RGB nail care has done just that in eliminating 5 toxins. No formaldehyde, No Toluene, No DBP, No camphor and No formaldehyde resin. They even go a step further by being vegan, cruelty free, gluten free and responsibly made in the U.S.A. Not only have they made their brand appealing to a thoughtful consumer, they also make a killer red. Check it out. Happy Hump Day! xoxo

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No, Not a Tourist

D525D9E9B8BD9CEBD6BE90A024It was once thought that you could spot an american tourist by their white sneakers. Today, that belief is obsolete. From Europe to the America’s, white sneakers are a full blown fashion statement. Stan Smith and shell toe Adidas have been seen on everyone from fashion editors to royalty, but now the big fashion houses Givenchy, Isabel Marant and even Alexander McQueen want in on the action. My suggestion, don’t run out and spend $800 on a white sneaker, you’re right in the mix with a $75 classic.  xoxo

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50 Shades…

studded-hearts-NYFW-Spring-Summer-2015-shows-streetstyle-mulesWhen you look in my closet there is very little color. Black, navy, grey and camel is pretty much it. Although color is important in the big scheme of things, I don’t see myself moving away from the neutral world. Different seasons bring on the “it” trends of the moment, but the neutrals keep on a keeping. Dressed up or down, they continue to be classic, chic and edgy all in one. I can write a whole thesis on what color does to our psyche, lol, but I think I’ll just continue living in my grey area.  xoxo

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