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Thursday, November 13, 2014

The VS Daily Legging

Ok so since the beginning of the legging evolution I have been on the hunt for a really nice legging in a length long enough to actually go to my ankles. Tall girl problem #7: Every pair of leggings I own are cropped length or practically capri length limiting my shoe and outfit choices immensely.
Until today! My bestie told me about a flash sale was having and so I went a browsing. After a bit of window shopping it was as if the VS legging angels had heard my plea and there they were - VS 'Daily Legging' in Long length on sale.
I added them to my cart and received them today! Out of the package they looked like they ran a bit small but after I put them on they stretched and fit perfect. The length was perfect and are mid rise so they don't roll down.
The cotton fabric is thicker than your run of the mill legging every store has but still aren't thick enough to be considered pants or not wearing with a longer length top.
They are going to be so perfect for layering this winter! I will probably end up purchasing another pair at some point. They do also come in short, crop, regular, and of course long length as well as a few other color choices.

Body Merry Hyaluronic Acid Serum + 2.5% Retinol Serum Review

You can purchase body merry's 2.5% retinol serum at amazon
You can read my verified amazon review here

You can purchase body merry's hyaluronic acid serum at amazon
You can read my verified amazon review here

I was lucky enough to get to try 2 more body merry products thanks to tomoson and body merry. The Hyaluronic Acid Serum and 2.5% Retinol Serum. These both have eyedropper lids so you never need to worry about pouring out too much product. The consistency is that like a gel or very thick serum so it sinks right into your skin and doesn't leave any residue or stickiness. It's great to apply morning or night as you can layer your moisturizer and makeup right over the top.
I really liked using the Hyaluronic dewy serum in the morning and the 2.5% retinol serum at night but you can use them morning or night or alternate them.

When using these products I definitely noticed a difference in my skin. It was brighter and looked moisturized. My skin tone looked more even and it overall made a dramatic change in my skin. I'm in my 20's so I don't have any fine lines or wrinkles but even so my skin looked amazingly better using this product. I told my mom who is in her 60's to try it out, unbenonst to me she started using both products and after about a week she didn't have any makeup on and I complimented her on how pretty her face was. She told me she had been using the bottles of Hyaluronic Acid Serum + 2.5% Retinol Serum under her moisturizer and she couldn't believe the difference they had made in such a short amount of time. We are now both big fans of body merry products and will continue with more of their products in the future!
In conclusion, every [body merry] product I've had the opportunity to try has simply been fantastic and I recommend this brand to everyone looking for a quality skincare system.

Body Merry Hyaluronic Acid Serum

DEWY RADIANCE: Nurture your skin with this superior hydrating serum and your skin will respond with an almost instant glow (minus the oily 'shine'). Made for those who are looking to rejuvenate their skin and give it a fresh start!
•NOT JUST HYDRATION: This professional grade VEGAN hyaluronic acid serum not only moisturizes and nourishes your skin, but also provides superior anti-aging benefits by tackling wrinkles and fine lines head on. Body Merry's Hyaluronic Dew Serum is the perfect anti-aging moisture rich product - formulated for all skin types, free of any potential irritants.
•NATURAL & ORGANIC: Plant derived Hyaluronic Acid is cushioned and supported by powerful antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Green Tea and Organic Jojoba Oil, to give your skin a youthful, bright and even complexion. Free from harsh chemicals such as Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates. No fragrances or alcohol.
•MADE IN USA + CRUELTY FREE: The serum is made in the USA in an FDA registered and GMP compliant facility. It is not tested on animals.
•MANUFACTURER GUARANTEE: Body Merry's products are backed with a 90 Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don't like this serum, just contact us and get a full refund. You don't even need to return the bottle.

2.5% Retinol Serum

MAXIMUM STRENGTH RETINOL: This 2.5% retinol serum will let your skin truly sink in all the goodness and power of Vitamin A. It effectively addresses wrinkles, fine lines and spots, while also improving the overall texture and tone of your skin.
•NATURAL & ORGANIC: The addition of Plant Derived Hyaluronic Acid provides the much needed hydration so you can reap the benefits of Retinol, without having to suffer any dryness or irritation. Organic Green Tea works its charm as a powerful antioxidant.
•NO HARSH CHEMICALS: The formula does not contain any harsh chemicals such as Parabens, Sulphates or Phthalates. No fragrances or alcohol.
•MADE IN USA + CRUELTY FREE: The serum is made in the USA in an FDA registered and GMP compliant facility. It is not tested on animals.
•MANUFACTURER GUARANTEE: Body Merry's products are backed with a 90 Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don't like this serum, just contact us and get a full refund. You don't even need to return the bottle.

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

Saturday, November 1, 2014

how will i know

loveeee - sam smith's gorgeous cover of whitney houston's [how will I know]

Oh it's you I know, you're the one I dream of
Looks into my eyes, takes me to the clouds above
Oh I lose control, can not seem to get enough
When I wake from a dream, tell me is it really love

How Will I Know if you really love me
I say a prayer with every heart beat
I fall in love Whenever we meet
I'm asking you what you know about These Things

How Will I Know if you're thinking of me
I try to case, but I'm too shy (can not speak)
Falling in love is so bittersweet
This love is strong, why do I feel weak

Oh, wake me, I'm shaking, wish I had you near me now,
Said there's no mistaking, what I feel is really love

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Good Witch Inspired Fall Wardrobe

Over the past 7 years Hallmark has been airing a series of 'Good Witch' tv movies starring Catherine Bell. The 7th 'Good Witch' movie [The Good Witch's Wonder] comes out this weekend and inspired this blog post. It also sent me on a journey to find some of my favorite of her outfits to share.
'The Good Witchs' style is the perfect inspiration of an amazing fall and winter wardrobe with the layers of crystal necklaces and the deep amethyst, emerald, and winter white colors. As well as the use of prints, textures, and layers of velvet and long cardigans.
Catherine was able to wear all these gorgeous things without crossing the line into being 'too witchy' looking and she turned out looking lovely every year. I can't wait to see what she'll be wearing in the newest sequel.

the good witch


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Day by Day Beauty Vitamin C Serum Review

Thanks to tomoson and day by day beauty I had the opportunity to try day by day's Vitamin C Serum with vitamin e & hyaluronic acid.
First of all, I was very pleased with the packaging. The pretty blue bottle with simple label was very spa like and looks nice sitting out. I also really love when beauty products have a pump attached to the lid as I don't have to worry about pouring out too much or wasting any.
The serum has a thick consistency that your skin just absorbs right up.  It nourishes your skin with antioxidants and rich hydrating ingredients. It helps to reduce fine lines and is perfect for sensitive skin as it is as organic and eco friendly.

Since receiving I've used it by itself as well as under my normal moisturizer and it has worked wonderfully. I could really see a difference in my face being moisturized and little lines on my forehead disappeared.
Just looking at the ingredients you can see all the good oils and extracts that are helping your skin. I definitely recommend if you are looking for a step up from just your plain moisturizer.
You can purchase at

IngredientsIngredients: Deionized Aqua (Water), Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Carbomer, Arginine, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Phenoxy- ethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola Extract), Organic Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Plant Extract), Organic Pelagonium Gravoleons (Geranium Extract), Organic Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Extract).

Simply apply a small amount of Day By Day Vitamin C Serum with fingertips to freshly cleansed face, neck and d├ęcolletage areas while avoiding direct contact with eyes. Give your skin a few minutes to absorb all the natural goodness before applying moisturizer.

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

Thursday, October 2, 2014

the jumpsuit

jumpsuit - plastic island
purse- 90s vintage
scarf - vintage
belt/jewelry - vintage
lipstick - kate moss #20

This has been one of the only jumpsuits that has been long enough and fit comfortably on me. I really love the slinky fabric and the skinny straps. Did I mention pockets. It totally has pockets.
I found the vintage aztec eagle belt on ebay and luckily won the high bid. It is definitely my new favorite and goes with literally everything in my closet. My mom saw me wearing the belt, looked at it and said, "I have a pin that is the exact same and matches!" So funny that pieces over the decades find their way back together again. Head scarf was also a recent ebay purchase I've been finding some really cool stuff lately on there! I'm trying to take advantage of the last of the summer weather with this but I think this would be equally as cool with a leather jacket for fall.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Australian Tea Tree Oil Review

Thanks so apothecary extracts and tomoson I was able to test and review a bottle of Australian tea tree oil.
First of all, I just love the look of the bottle. It looks like a vintage pharmacy bottle and it looks quite nice sitting out. I've used various brands of tea tree oil over the years and noticed that not one bottle I had ever purchased was 100% tea tree oil. It was always a mixture of various lower grade oils such as mineral oil along with a small amount of tea tree. It also had artificial fragrances and other undesirable additives I didn't want to be putting on my face. This bottle is 100% pure tea tree oil and it's effectiveness is proof. If you've tried tea tree in the past without any results you should take a chance on this bottle! There are so many uses it's a wonderful addition to any household. I use it on my face, hair, and hands to wonderful results. It's moisturizing and helps with breakouts. It's also wonderful for hair and dry scalp. It's a perfect cuticle oil as well and keeps your nails looking healthy.  I definitely recommend this brand.

Product Description:
One of the most versatile essential oils. Naturally fight Acne, Toenail Fungus, Lice, Yeast Infections, Skin Tags, Cold Sores, Dandruff, Ringworm, Fleas, Warts, Psoriasis, and More.
Use to make your own Shampoo, Lotion, Soap, Face Cleaner, Body Wash, and Toothpaste.
Stop polluting your home and make all natural Household Cleaners, Detergents, Shower Sprays, Bathroom Disinfectants, and Kitchen Sprays.
Every large 4 ounce bottle comes with a FREE 100 PAGE GUIDE. We provide you with all the ways to use tea tree oil to improve your life, and replace harmful cleaners around the house.
Many essential oils are diluted to cut costs. We insist on the absolute best quality. We Have the Tests to Prove Our Tea Tree Oil's Purity and Potency
IndicationsContemporary Uses: Tea Tree Essential Oil is best known as a very powerful immune stimulant. It can help to fight all three categories of infectious organisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses), and there is evidence that Tea Tree Oil massages prior to an operation may help to fortify the body and reduce post-operative shock. Used in vapor therapy, Tea Tree Oil can help with colds, measles, sinusitis and viral infections. For skin and hair, Tea Tree has been used to combat acne, oily skin, head lice, dandruff, toenail fungus, yeast infections, skin tags, cold sores, dandruff, and ringworm.
It is 100% pure and unadulterated. No fillers, additives, bases or carriers added.
History: Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil is a pure oil culled from the leaves of a tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) native to Australia. The aboriginal people of Australia have long used Tea tree oil. The Aborigines would bathe in medicinal pools of water where the tea tree leaves had naturally settled. In World War Two, the producers and the cutters of Tea Tree were exempt from military service until enough essential oil had been accumulated. The oil was a highly valued product as it was issued to each soldier and sailor as part of their kit in order to treat tropical infections and infected wounds. Description: The Tea Tree is a small tree or shrub with needle-like leaves. It can grow up to 7 meters (20 feet) in height and thrives in marshy areas, though it is now cultivated in plantations. The Tea Tree is very robust; it is ready for cutting only two years after its' previous harvest. General Information: Packaged in dark amber glass bottle with euro style dropper. | Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia | Plant Part: Leaves | Extraction Method: Steam Distilled | Origin: Australia | Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.| Aromatic Scent: Tee Tree Essential Oil has a fresh, antiseptic and medicinal scent. It also has characteristic mint and spice back-notes. | Strength of Aroma: Medium | Blends well with: Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Rosewood, Rosemary and Thyme. |

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