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Skin food

2/22/15

Neon Blush, skin care products, Mario Badescu rose face spray, Moroccanoil treatment oil, Koh Gen Do facial lotion, Goldfaden MD bright eyes, Le Labo Jasmin 17 fragrance oil, Jurlique Herbal Recovery serum, Jurlique Balancing Face Oil, Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin ReliefL-R: Koh Gen Do liquid lotion, Moroccanoil treatment, Goldfaden MD bright eyes, Mario Badescu facial spray, Le Labo perfume oil, Jurlique herbal recovery serum and balancing face oil, Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins face mask

It's true what they say, you discover what really matters when you look at what you take first to settle into a new place. I didn't realize how much skincare product I had until I started packing up my belongings for the move. These products I've been using for some time now and they made the final cut, easy. I definitely had to have them the first few nights in my empty apartment. Here are some stand outs as part of my nightly regimen:

Koh Gen Do liquid lotion: sometimes I'll use this alone at night, and other times I'll use it in the mornings before I apply BB cream/SPF. It's refreshing and light, and I feel like my skin appears more even-toned after application. A few dabs on a cotton pad is good for the entire face.

Goldfaden MD bright eyes: for the night owls who stay up way past midnight and for those who also have to rise early, Bright Eyes is a godsend. Throughout high school and college I had pretty prominent dark circles and going into my twenties I believed that I just had to face the fact that they'd become an indefinite part of my appearance. And believe me, I'd tried so many eye creams claiming the reduction of stubborn dark circles... none really seemed to do the job until Goldfaden MD's.

Jurlique serum and face oil: I use the serum as my nightly regimen, and then in conjunction with the face oil every other or two days to really moisturize my skin. I'll apply the serum all over after patting my under eyes with Goldfaden MD, and then I'll use a cotton pad and dab the face oil on my face, with a few extra pats on drier spots. I've seen a big difference in luminance after continually using the serum- love how light and refreshing it is. I use the face oil just to lock in and retain the moisture. My skin always-always feels amazing the morning after.

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins face mask: for a quick refresh, this mega-mushroom skin relief face mask is a good one to go with. After just five or so minutes, you can just wipe the mask off with a wet paper towel. It visibly reduces redness and it is so easy to put on and take off- love that.

29

Take two

2/17/15

Neon Blush, Style Saint Take-two semi-sheer black top, SIWY denim boyfriend jeans, ShoeMint strappy sandals, Balenciaga Classic City bagNeon Blush, Style Saint Take-two semi-sheer black top, SIWY denim boyfriend jeans, ShoeMint strappy sandals, Balenciaga Classic City bagNeon Blush, Style Saint Take-two semi-sheer black top, SIWY denim boyfriend jeans, ShoeMint strappy sandals, Balenciaga Classic City bagStyle Saint top, For Love & Lemons bralette, SIWY boyfriend jeans, ShoeMint sandals, Balenciaga bag, Céline sunglasses

I'm in the middle of settling into my new home and living out of boxes marked with extraneous labels has been pretty daunting. Other than wearing my sleep wear out, I haven't really had the energy to rummage through the boxes to find the right clothes. As of late I've been glued to this top, the Take-Two from Style Saint (on sale, grabbed from the pop-up I hosted last weekend), for its versatility. I've worn it over bralettes and camis, under leather jackets and as peek-a-boo sleeve details- I love the fact that I can switch the top around and wear it either as a high-neck or a low v-neck. Thankful to have something multifaceted enough to add some nuance to my styling choices as I try to figure out my life in boxes.

Neon Blush, Style Saint Take-two semi-sheer black top, SIWY denim boyfriend jeans, ShoeMint strappy sandals, Balenciaga Classic City bag

10

Be a saint

2/10/15

Neon Blush, Style Saint, pop-up shops DTLA, Daily Dose Cafe, ethical fashion, socially conscious and environmentally friendly brandsStyle Saint wrap dress

Hi guys - I'm hosting a pop-up shop with Style Saint, a brand I've the utmost respect for, this Thursday the 12th and Friday the 13th in the Arts District of DTLA. I'd love for any local readers to come by and say hi, shop some of my favorite silk and lace pieces and/or grab a bite or coffee. I was introduced to the brand personally by Allison some time last year and since then it's been hard to stay away- Allison's inspirational drive and love for the cause make my frequent visits seem second nature.

So a little bit about Style Saint: the brand strives to make ethical and sustainable fashion happen without sacrificing quality or style. In every part of the process, from fabric to finished product, Style Saint carefully considers purpose and impact. Not only does each piece save hundreds of gallons of water (than your usual garment) and create ethical labor for American factory workers, Style Saint keeps costs low by selling directly to consumers like us, and serves us beautiful pieces that pass the test of time. So, what better idea than to throw a pop-up so you can see the beautiful pieces in person?

Neon Blush x Style Saint pop-up

2/12 Thursday, 4-7 pm
2/13 Friday, 11-4 pm

Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial St, Los Angeles

*Receive a free drip coffee when you order "The Neon Blush"

P.s. my friends over at Daily Dose have graciously named a dish after my blog. "The Neon Blush", a three-egg omelette, is made with brie cheese, braised leeks and jalapeño + a side of mashed Okinawa yam, topped with pico de gallo made with heirloom tomatoes. Also comes with baby arugula salad and toast with cold butter and pear jam. No bias here- it's really good and filling! Hope to see you there :)

Neon Blush, Style Saint, pop-up shops DTLA, Daily Dose Cafe, ethical fashion, socially conscious and environmentally friendly brandsNeon Blush, Style Saint, pop-up shops DTLA, Daily Dose Cafe, ethical fashion, socially conscious and environmentally friendly brands