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Crystal clear

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I know I've mentioned this many a time on Instagram, but I had to divulge further this great product here. Being a fan of theirs for some time now, I happily collaborated with Caudalie on a few posts featuring their Vinopure skin perfecting serum. I'm fortunate to be at a point where I am able to only partner up on products that I would actually utilize on and off screen, until the last drop. That being said, this post was not a requirement on my end; rather, I really just wanted to get back into being truly transparent with readers and lend my full support to products that are gentler on the environment.

Neon Blush, Caudalie Vinopure serum review, skincare reviews, product reviews, natural skincare, eco-friendlyI've been using this pretty frequently for the past two months now, and let me tell you- my skin is really happy about it. It's doing damage control with large pores, uneven texture, and blemishes in one go, and I've realized that I don't think I've ever found a product that effectively addressed all of these imbalances. The organic rose water in it regulates sebum, while the mixture of essential oils (a great symphony of spearmint, lavender, lemongrass, geranium, rosemary and lemon balm) helps keep bacteria and dirt at bay, too, and I love that they create a naturally pleasant scent. Thanks to the salicylic acid (also all natural, sourced from wintergreen!), my skin feels ultra clean but never stripped dry - it almost feels like I've got illuminated, baby taut skin again.

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How I apply it: I will usually take 2-3 pumps and spread it over my face (including my under-eye and eyelid areas) on a cleansed face at night before bed. I follow up with the usual suspects (eye cream, moisturizer or facial oil). If I apply it in the mornings, usually when I am experiencing oilier skin, I will apply as a spot corrector and dab it where I have pimples or large pores, e.g. t-zone, sides of nose, chin. I'll let it sit for a few minutes until it feels completely evaporated/matted before applying sunscreen.

- Not tested on animals
- No added fragrances
- Member of 1% For The Planet
- Mostly recyclable: glass bottle, paper packaging

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Outside the box

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There's something about the air in autumn that makes me want to go clad in all-black. Maybe it's caused by the changes in the light and the colors of the trees, or maybe it's the shift in attitude, a desire to finish the year strong while also harboring a sense of nostalgia that ultimately comes with shorter days and cooler nights. My mantra then, for my favorite season, is to be bold, go easy, and do more, but feel effortless. These pieces from the new Marc Jacobs collection do just that for me - the shift dress, undemanding but oversized and tucked in all the right places, with just the right amount of details, and the Box Bag's marbling effect that lends extra texture for good measure. I love the lunchbox shape of the bag especially - it surprisingly stores a ton of essentials and still maintains its smooth, eye catching shape. As someone who appreciates both art and form, I'm taking this bag with me wherever I go this season, day or night, for its understated look and genius utility. To go freely, to do things effortlessly.

I've rounded up some of my favorite styles from Marc Jacobs’ latest collection below:

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Matters of the heart

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As you guys know, I'm an ardent nester - being at home is the most freeing for me so I made it a priority to make it feel like my sanctuary. This would involve filling it with it a bunch of plants and adding unique furniture pieces that really highlighted the space and my personality. After months of scouring and multiple trips to various nurseries and flea markets, I'd inched closer to creating my ideal space. Still, it just didn't feel complete until I'd made the finishing touches with key pieces from Perigold - the pouf and marble accents were the perfect texture/look I didn't know I'd needed. This pouf/bean bag chair is the bean bag of my dreams and it sort of encapsulates me perfectly - relaxed and casual but a little posh at the same time. Best of all, Perigold offers a white glove service on large parcels, meaning they can deliver the package, unbox, assemble the piece(s) in a matter of minutes, clean it up and then be on their way. The ease definitely made up for all the times I had to lug huge plants and antique finds myself haha!

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Falling into place

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Though mentally I'm not quite ready to let go of summer, my body is more than happy to slip into the season of overcast mornings and crisp evenings. As always, my fall uniform will be kept simple and feel unfettered, much like this combo of shimmery silk and a plush mock-neck (made of other natural fibers!). As we inch closer to the season that precedes yet another new year, I can't help but become (prematurely?) reflective and hopeful for what's to come. This past year has been an eye-opener for me and I'm hoping I can start forging my new perspective in more ways than one, sooner than later.