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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.
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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.

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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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Monday, September 29, 2014


Shirt - Beauty & the Beast NY Broadway Souvenir-t
Skirt - Vintage Prophecy
Shoes - Urban Works

I haven't posted an ootd blog in so long. I really have missed doing it and to tell you the truth I haven't been putting together many outfits lately. I've been doing a lot of painting/diy projects and have been wearing  a lot uninspiring shorts and tshirts... However, I was inspired by my recent find on ebay to create this look. I love looking through vintage clothing and I found this purple rose skirt. My first thought was, oh my gosh that rose looks just like the rose in the beginning of beauty and the beast... I scrolled down and the seller had said it was one of her fav skirts and it reminded her of... beauty and the beast. Needless to say I had to have it and knew it would be perfect with my beauty and the beast tshirt. I had found it in the kids section at a local thrift shop along with these killer 90s black and white brogues I got new for 99 cents. That was one great shopping day. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Adovia Dead Sea Minerals Facial Moisturizing Day Cream Review

Adovia Dead Sea Minerals Facial Moisturizing Day Cream Review

Thanks to Tomoson an Adovia I was able to test and review their Dead Sea Minerals Facial Moisturizer. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to do so otherwise I would never have found this amazing moisturizer! It's hypoallergenic and is for all skin types! My verified amazon review can be found here

Directions: Apply daily to dry, clean, skin in circular motions until absorbed. Ideal as a make up base.

I didn't realize how GOOD of a makeup base!
I use several different mineral powder foundations and before this my skin always looks a little matte and drab. With this my skin looks moisturized, cared for, and beautifully dewy! It's practically near impossible to have even a semblance of dewiness when using a mineral powder foundation! People started complimenting my complexion and my face no longer felt tight or dry. I don't even have to exfoliate as often. I must say that in my complete honest opinion this is the BEST moisturizing day cream I've ever used.
I use this in combination with the Adovia Dead Sea Facial Cleansing Bar and the exfoliating dead sea salts and it's a great combo. Adovia has some pretty amazing products and I simply can't wait to build on my collection of their skin products!! All their products are available at just do a simple search for Adovia and you'll find them!

THE MOISTURIZER: Moisturize and protect your skin with Adovia's quick absorbing and non-greasy, daily face moisturizer. Contains an active complex of Dead Sea Minerals from Dead Sea Salt for natural moisture balance. Contains natural oils and aloe vera gel for a deep hydration that lasts all day.
  • THE BENEFITS: Quenches your skin's thirst with natural, deep hydration that lasts all day giving you a more radiant complexion. People will wonder why your skin has than new, natural "glow". Great moisturizer for men and women.
  • THE COMPANY: Adovia Mineral Skin Care has been producing skin care products for ten years with thousands of satisfied customers and a proven track record. Our formulation experts specialize in hair & skin care products made from Dead Sea Mud and Dead Sea Salt. Our products are 100% CRUELTY FREE and Never Tested on Animals.
  • THE GUARANTEE: Buy Risk Free with our 1 YEAR 100%, Unconditional, No Questions Asked, Money Back Guarantee! We are so confident that you will love this daily moisturizer that if you are not satisfied please contact us for a complete refund.

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    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Body Merry Age Defense Eye Cream

    Body Merry Age Defense Eye Cream

    I'm in my mid 20s and have been using eyecreams and moisturizers since my early 20s to help prevent signs of aging. I've used some that were sticky, heavy, melted into my eyes, and overall didn't have any effect until I tried Body Merry's. I really love the pump. It's easy to use and prevents getting too much. It's light, cooling, and refreshing. I have been using morning and night and it actually works really well under makeup. I would continue to buy this for the many benefits and healthy components. I definitely recommend if you are in need of a light eye cream that's great for day wear and doesn't melt into your eyes.

    EASY ON YOUR EYES: This lightweight formula is a gentle and effective solution for all your eye woes including Dark Circles, Wrinkles and Puffiness. You can now let your eyes express everything but your age!
    •70+ POWER PACKED INGREDIENTS: The only eye cream on the market that has over 70 power packed ingredients including: Vitamins C + E + B5, Peptide Complex, Amino Acid Emulsification, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, Antioxidants, MSM and many many more!
    •NATURAL & ORGANIC COMPONENTS: It has potent natural and organic ingredients such as Aloe, Rose Hip Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Cranberry, Licorice, Sunflower Oil, Borage Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Lavender, Calendula, Chamomile, Witch Hazel, Cocoa Butter, Cucumber, Green Tea - to name just a few! No harsh chemicals such as Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.
    •MADE IN USA + CRUELTY FREE: The cream is made in the USA in an advanced 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 cream, just contact us and get a full refund. Best of all, you don't even need to return the bottle.

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