Thursday, July 27, 2017

H & M


This is such a good discovery I had to share.  I can’t really wear sweaters – no matter how cold it is because I’m always hot.  But I'm really into the look of an oversized loose weave sweater.  I finally found the perfect one that feels and breathes like cotton – it’s almost seasonless (well, probably only if you live in Cali) but you get the idea.  In Sept. I could definitely throw it on with cutoffs and be comfy.

Brochu Walker makes killer ones but they’re definitely an investment at around $400 a pop.  So I fell down the Instagram rabbit hole & decided to give an H&M one I spotted on the cutest real life local  blogger a try.  They ring up at a cool $17.99.

Y’all I’m OBSESSED & literally cannot wait for Fall.  I ordered a camel one in a large, think super slouchy, off the shoulder.  Then went back & snagged a charcoal one in a medium.  Keep in mind when ordering that while I’m thin I’m almost 6 foot.  If you’re under 5’8 get the medium for that slouchy off the shoulder look I described above.  Or, go for a tunic style look & let it cover your tush in cashmere leggings for a cozy, yet totally functional chic mom-proof outfit. #nobuyjuly ends in a few days -- GO CRAZY!  Jk Jk


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Retinol (eye roll)

I’m retinol intolerant – I try & I try but I cannot get over that retinol hump (prescription or store bought) that most people get over around the 2- 4 week mark.  I just remain slightly red, flaky & irritated and earlier this year I just said F it.  Turns out, there are a lot of others like me…

THOUGH I can tolerate this particular retinol pad packed with moisturizing ferulic acid very well (and yes, I obvi layered moisturizer over my retinol in the past).  Enter one of my holy grail products – the Denis Gross Ferulic Retinol Recovery Peel – I do it once or twice a week for exfoliation & glow.  Seriously, the affect it has on my forehead and t-zone is nothing short of spectacular.

You truly wake up from your slumber with fine lines and pores minimized, skin tone even (ta-ta redness) & texture so smooth.  Sephora will give you a sample if you want to check how your skin tolerates!  These convenient little pads are especially key to remove all that gross product build-up during these humid summer months like sunblock & sweat.