Thursday, October 2, 2014

THE BODY SHOP | Skincare Haul

Skincare products are probably my favorite things to experiment with, next to makeup. Although makeup is super fun to play with because you can practically create any look and transform into a completely different person, skincare is the thing that's going to keep your largest organ--and the foundation of your makeup-- looking its finest. I'm always in search of the "next best thing" when it comes to moisturizers and serums. Even though I'm only 24 and I don't have any signs of severe aging (i.e, wrinkles, lines, age spots), I feel that it's never too late to begin a good skincare regimen. If you start now, your skin will look 10x better in 10 years than if you never started in the first place! Okay, now I don't know if that's true, BUT it's a really good idea to start early as a preventative for aging! :)

I recently picked up a few things from The Body Shop because I had a Groupon and they were doing their Buy 3 Get 3 Sale (my favorite promos)! I love The Body Shop products because they're gentle, but effective. Their body butters are my favorite and every scent smells amazing. My favorite is Pink Grapefruit, but this time I got Honeymania (it smells amazing!). I also picked up the Wild Rose Hand Cream, which smells like a bouquet of roses.  The scent is quite intense and may almost be borderline granny-ish to some folks, but I actually love rose scents, so it's perfect!

The rest of the products are geared toward my skincare regime.  I was in need of a serum, so I got Drops of Youth (in the green packaging) and the Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil.  I've been using Drops of Youth for the past week and I'll be doing a review sometime this month.  The Vitamin E serum was packaged with the Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream, so once I'm done using my current  evening serum and moisturizer, I'll be using that next.  I also got the Blue Corn 3-in-1 Deep Cleansing Mask and the Vitamin C Microdermabrasion.

Wild Rose Hand Cream | Blue Corn 3-in-1 Deep Cleansing Mask | Drops of Youth | Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil | Vitamin C Microdermabrasion | Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream | Honeymania Body Butter

I'm very excited to try these products and review them! What are some of your favorite Body Shop products? and what are your favorite skincare products from other brands? Let me know in the comments because I'd love to try some of it out!

Thank you for taking the time to read today's post! Have a lovely day! :)

xo,
Amy

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

OOTD | Leather Weather

This year is seriously flying by! Although, September seemed like one of the slowest months day-by-day, it went by rather quickly at the same time, because I honestly cannot believe it is already October.  We'll be seeing holiday stuff pop up here and there soon enough.  In fact, I was in Target the other day and I couldn't believe my eyes, but it was true-- there were Christmas lights for sale.  I'm just not ready for that now...

Even though we are well into the Fall season, it has been rather warm in the Midwest.  I'm still sporting some of my neutral dresses from the summer, but to make it more Fall appropriate, I usually add a cardigan, plaid shirt, or some other button-down to throw on top.  Here is a recent ensemble that I wore last month featuring a leather A-line skirt from Marshall's, leather jacket from Forever 21 (which I scored for a whopping $18, I might add!), sleeveless collared blouse from H&M, and sheer black tights from Target.  Fall and Winter are my favorite seasons to break out leather apparel. I love how clean this outfit turned out, yet it's still edgy and draws interest because of the leather-on-leather.

Top // H&M
Leather Skirt // Marshall's
Leather Jacket // Forever 21
Sheer Tights // Target

What are some trends you like experimenting with during Fall? Let me know in a comment below! :)

As always, thank you for taking the time to read today's post! 

xo,
Amy

Monday, September 15, 2014

OOTD | Blushing Maxi Skirt

Happy Monday, friends!

It's officially the last week of summer and I am struggling to break out all the summer dresses and skirts that I've accumulated this season before it ends. #thestruggleisreal. True life of a shopaholic. I'm still finding stuff in my closet with the tags on them!

Moving on to the real reason for today's post. I wanted to share with you all a recent outfit that I wore to work last week, featuring this gorgeous blush maxi skirt from Francesca's. I am in love with the beautiful floral design and I am head over heels for anything blush-toned.  It's super comfy and you can simply throw it on with a solid top, as I did below!