Oct 23, 2014

Key West Retinol Night Cream



Retinol is my best friend. I've raved about it's benefits before and how it helped turn back the clock when my NYC party lifestyle took its toll on my face in the worst way. I've been very loyal to Help Me by Philosophy but was eager to give another brand a try. When Key West Health & Beauty offered me the chance to give their retinol a try I jumped at the chance.

Now it's tough for me to say that this retinol did what all retinol treatment claim to do in a drastic way-which is diminish the signs of aging, reduce fine lines, get rid of dryness, and give a more youthful looking skin-because I never stopped using my old one but I will say that I haven't seen any signs of aging when I switched over. To me this could only mean that it's the real thing and is actually working.

If you're like me and want to keep those pesky signs of aging at bay I'd totally give this product a try. But just like any other retinol treatment make sure to read the label and start off with a small amount and space the usage until you know how much it will affect your sensitive skin.


***I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Mandelic Acid 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser


I've been using Vivant Skincare's 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser for a while and already love it. I find it really mild and already use it every day along with my Neutrogena Makeup Removing Cleanser to mildly exfoliate my skin and get the oil and makeup off my skin after a long day.

They warn that anyone wanting to use this start off using it every other day until they know for sure that their skin will react well to it but I started daily because my skin is the total opposite of sensitive!

So now I have some news! After receiving so many entries for my last giveaway Vivant Skincare is giving me the chance to give one of these babies to one lucky reader.

So enter below for your chance to get one!


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***I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Oct 14, 2014

Majestic Bombay Tweezer



So one may think that there isn't much to say about a tweezer but this one proves them wrong. This tweezer by Majestic Bombay is not only super sharp and precise but it's a super cute pink color than makes it easy to distinguish from the rest.

I like that it's a stainless steel and super sharp which means that on the rare occasions that I do use a tweezer on my brows I won't be doing too much damage. I think the secret is in the angles. Rounded tweezers always made me feel unseasy and ones that had short tips did as well. These tweezers by Majestic Bombay are perfection. Grab a set of these from Amazon ASAP! You won't regret it!




***I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Oct 10, 2014

iPhone Sports Armband



There's nothing crazy about an armband but this one is a bit different from the ones I've tried before. What I like about this armband is that not only does it work as a way to hold your phone while running but it's a super strong case as well. I've personally dropped my phone a few times (whoops!) and the case has held on amazingly.

Although my phone doesn't get encased in something that will totally prevent it from popping out this armband really holds on tight and I was relieved when I did some test jogs around my bed and never felt my phone get loose.

While I'm not a super fan of armbands because running in the LA sun will give me an insane tan if I was to use one because I maybe wasn't in the mood to use my running belt, this would be it.



***I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

160 LED Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Light



A few weeks ago I was given the chance to review this cool LED light by Chromo, Inc and was happy to get back into shooting with a fun toy. I haven't played with an external light in a while so it was fun to play with this one. The first thing that I noticed was that the LED light is super bright which was awesome. I had to use 6 AA batteries (or I can get a monster one) but luckily the light stays super bright without killing them fast.

Unlike an LED light that I used in the past this specific one not only comes with cool filters but it doesn't leave lines on the final product which is of course amazing.

Overall Chromo's LED light is really easy to use and is great for someone that likes to shoot things at home but don't have the best lighting.


***I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Oct 9, 2014

Fall 2014 Weekend Wear

Fall 2014 Weekend Wear

Fall 2014 Weekend Wear by theclosetfashionista-nyc 



Tweed shorts make me swoon! I love when the air gets a bit crisp and gives me the chance to wear one of my favorite pieces of clothing. Check out this set that I created using polyvore.com for The Closet Fashionista featuring my favorite piece of fall fashion with a soft romantic touch. 

Sheer top
modcloth.com



Givenchy brown purse
$1,920 - farfetch.com


Charlotte Russe beads charm
charlotterusse.com