Bells of Holly

Totally living for this bell sleeved strapless top from Tobi!

It’s trendy, it’s easy to wear and it’s perfect for this time of year! Even with these bell sleeves it’s still super simple to throw on a jacket, like this metallic green one.

And of course I had to throw in the shorts for that Floridian style.

Bell Sleeve Top// Tobi

Jacket// Shein

Shoes// Steve Madden

Xoxoxo

Knowing When to Toss Your Makeup

It is easy to ignore the tiny symbols that are on your bottles, tubes, and containers of makeup. You probably have seen these markings hundreds of times as they appear on all of the products that you use. This includes toothpaste, shampoo, and nearly all of your makeup. However, as you are probably unaware of what it means, you tend to overlook it.

Actually, these little symbols are trying to tell us just how long we should use our makeup and beauty products for. Much like everything else, your makeup has an expiration date as well.

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Thanks to mightygoods.com for creating this helpful infograph!

Maybe it’s time to do a beauty product purge and get rid of those products you may not have known were out of date!

xoxo

Vasseur Skincare

Vasseur Skincare

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After trying countless skincare lines from brands such as Murad, Proactive, Clinique, Neutrogena and more, I have never came across a skincare line as good as Vasseur. I felt it would be selfish of me not to share this amazing brand with you all. Only after one day I noticed a major difference in the way my skin felt. I have normal to oily skin, and living in Florida the oily skin can get a bit crazy sometimes, but after using these products I noticed a dramatic difference in the amount of oily my skin produced, and my face was also incredibly soft.

I have been using these products for almost 2 months now, my skin has cleared up almost all the way. And my hyperpigmentation and red spots have also disappeared. I do not think I will ever use another skincare line again! Their products are on the more expensive side, for the amount of product you receive. But if you want clear skin, than it is worth the investment. (Shop here)

A little bit about their products:

  • They are made by hand and are never put in storage, so when you receive your products they will be as fresh as possible.
  • They are professional strength and highly concentrated. Their cosmetic chemist has over 30 years of skincare industry experience.
  • Their products are 100% toxin, paraben and chemical preservative free.
  • They are a creulty free company

 

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This oil cleanser is not something I would usually like because it does not sud up when rubbed in your skin, but it is amazing! This products is high in antioxidants, including vitamin E. And the olive oil helps protects the skin against aging as well as keeping your skin glowing. (Shop here)

 

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I always have to have a toner in  my skincare regimen, and this one seems to work great, and it also has a yummy fruity scent! The papaya enzyme helps to remove dead skin cells and deep clean skin. (Shop here)

 

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This little guy here is incredible! The benzoclear 5 is a less potent version of the benzoclear 10 they also have, but it is used for any breakouts you may have. I believe this product is why my breakouts have gone away! (Read and shop here)

 

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This would have to be the only product that I was not completely satisfied with. As I mentioned earlier I have oily skin, and this product did not seem to help with the oil at all. If you have dry skin this might be worth a try. (Shop here)
 
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Lastly the holy grail skincare product! This guy does everything, it brightens, smooths pores, anti-aging, filled with antioxidents, the list goes on. But this guy will never leave my side again. If you try anything from Vasseur this would be the thing to try. (Shop and read more here)

 

If you do decide to try out some of this amazing skincare let me know! You will not regret it. I have some more new products from them in the mail now and can not wait to try them out.

Happy New Year

xoxo

 

(I have no connection with Vasseur at all, I just happened upon the company and fell head over heels for their products)

Fun Tip Friday: Makeup Expiration Date

Fun Tip Friday: Makeup Expiration Date

Hi everyone! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas.

Today I am here with another Fun Tip Friday. This one will be fairly quick, but I hope it helps some of you out!

Recently I learned that makeup does in fact have specific expiration dates, so I went through my makeup and got rid of some products that were way past their recommend shelf life.

Most makeup products and beauty products have an expiration date, but not all. I have been checking everything! And it seems as if some beauty products do not have a date, but most makeup has a date.

Here are some quick images to help you locate the expiration date, and see if its time to throw your makeup out.

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This little image should be displayed on the back of your product. The number inside of the image is the number of months the product is good for, after you have opened the packaging.

 

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These dates may not apply to every single makeup product out there, but it is a good guideline for most.

I hope you enjoyed this Fun Tip Friday, and stay tuned this weekend for a skin care line that has been doing wonders for my skin.

xoxox

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Fun Tip Friday: Tips for Healthy Skin

Fun Tip Friday: Tips for Healthy Skin

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This weeks fun tip is about your skin!

My tips are usually based around our skin, and that is because having healthy skin  is important and it boosts confidence! I’m going to share a few tips that I have learned throughout the years that seem to help. 🙂

Tip 1:
Always wash your face in the morning and night. Do not sleep in your makeup ever! If you had a long night and are too lazy to wash your face with a cleanser, at least use a face wipe. I have learned from past experience that going to bed without washing your face can easily cause a breakout in the morning.

Tip 2:
Allow each serum to completely set before applying another. For my daily skin care routine I use a lot of different items. So if you apply multiple serums make sure to let each individual serum sit on your skin for at least a full minute before applying your moisturizer or another serum. This allows your skin to absorb more of the good stuff.

Tip 3:
Use a serum! If you do not use a serum, you should! They are great ways to target specific problem areas with your skin. I believe the serum is one of the most important parts to my skincare routine. I tend to use a brightening serum to reduce any discoloration on my skin. But they have serums to target any problem you may have with your skin.

Tip 4:
Everyone knows this, but always wear a SPF. I use SPF15 every single day, wether I am going to be outside or not. I have a fairly darker skin complexion so I tend to use a lower SPF, but any bit helps! Wearing SPF will help protect your fragile skin from the sun, and It helps protect your skin from aging as fast. ( I luckily do not have that problem yet)

I hope you found these tips helpful! I know a few may be some pretty common things heard around the beauty world, but they really do make a difference!

What other tips do you have?

xoxo
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Skin Saver

It is important that we are taking good care of our skin. Good skin = confidence. People should not rely on makeup to feel confident about themselves. But if you have blemish prone skin, it can lead people to feel like they need makeup to cover it up.
I am always looking to try new skin products and this week I invested in Rose Hip Seed Oil. I found mine at a Marshalls in the skin department and I have been loving it so far.

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I have normal to oily skin, so putting oil on you skin might seem a little scary. But I honestly can’t even tell its on my skin, as long and you don’t overload on oil.
I have had a little breakout this week, and this little guy have been saving my skin!

I highly recommend trying some!

You can find Rose Hip Seed Oil fairly cheap on amazon.com (here)

Xoxo

Fun Tip Friday: Beauty Benefits of Pineapple

Fun Tip Friday: Beauty Benefits of Pineapple

imagePineapple is one of my favorite fruits! But not only is it good to eat, but it’s good for you skin! This high Vitamin fruit is a good way to clear acne, you can just apply to your face like a mask or toner, let it sit and wash off with cold water!

Pineapple is also high in anti-oxidants, and we all know how good anti-oxidents are for us!

You can use pineapple for your body and not just your face! Cut your pineapple into wedges and use the pineapple as a loofah in your shower. Make sure to rise good after so you aren’t too sticky. This will give your skin all kinds of healthy benefits!

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Who knew a pineapple could do so much!

xoxo

Fun Tip Friday: How to Get Soft Plump Lips

Fun Tip Friday: How to Get Soft Plump Lips

No one enjoys having cracked, dry lips so I’ll share with you my secret on how I keep my lips moisturized and plump!

VASELINE! 

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I keep the largest sized tub of vaseline by my bedside and apply a large amount every night before bed.

It may seem kind of gross to apply so much vaseline to your lips, but as the night wears on the vaseline soaks in and you want to make sure that when you wake up there is still a light layer of vaseline on your lips. So be very generous with how much vaseline you use, it’s hard to use too much!

Then in the morning you can either take a toothbrush or just a rag and scrub or wipe your lips. I usually just use a towel/rag and scrub the excess vaseline off. And afterwards you should see a big difference!

Don’t forget to apply a chapstick or a small amount of vaseline on after you have scrubbed it all off.

If your lips are very dry it make take a couple days before they are looking and feeling fresh again.

 

Don’t forget to check out my small summer giveaway here

xoxo

Favorite Face Masks

Favorite Face Masks

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I am a girl who loves trying new skin care products, especially face masks.

And I have found two exceptionally great facial masks that I’ve incorporated into my skin routine for the past couple of months, and I have noticed a HUGE difference!

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The first facial mask was one I picked up at a Hand and Stone spa, the Rehab Mediterranean Detoxifying Mud Mask.

This mask is very strong, so I usually do not cover my whole face but rather I use it like a spot treatment. If I am having a few problem areas, I use this mask on the particular spot, once a day for ten minutes. After a few days the problem has completely disappeared! This product was $25, but since I use it more like a spot treatment, this could last for around 6 months.

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This next mask is one a few of you may be familiar with as it is one of The Body Shop’s top rated items. This tea tree face mask has such an amazing cooling effect on the skin and visibly reduces any redness on my skin instantly. I use this mask about twice a week, as it is perfect for those hot summer days when you want to cool down and relax.

I actually found out about this mask after purchasing a sample pack from the counter at Sephora. I love picking up a few small sample packs every time I stop by. It is a quick and cheap way to test out a product before deciding to purchase it.

 

 

Thanks!

xoxo AroonMelane

Starfish Accessories

Starfish Accessories

Who knew these cute little guys could be used as accessories!

If you have ever seen the kids movie “Aquamarine” then you will know where I got this idea from.

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Baby starfish earring

You know they are stuck to you when you feel the little tingle of their suction cups! hahaha

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Just having a little fun

 

PS. They were not harmed when taking these pictures and I let them go right away