Monday, February 27, 2017

Anti-Aging with SkinCeuticals

A couple of years ago I read an article about the benefits of starting anti-aging products at a young age. I'm almost 20. That's way too young to be thinking about anti-aging products, right? (Disclaimer: I honestly almost cry every time I admit that I'm almost 20.) According to the New York Times, "A survey by the market research company Mintel found that 33 percent of French girls between 15 and 19 are already using anti-aging or anti-wrinkle creams."

"beauty has no age"
Picture via Pinterest

Unfortunately, my skin has given me trouble for years, and I couldn't imagine focusing on anti-aging products until I had my skin under control. Enter SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense...

When I was first introduced to this product, I was on the fence. Was this little bottle really worth the price tag? Thankfully I found it for a discounted price at and decided to take the plunge. (Sign up for their emails! They run discounts almost every week.)

This product takes care of my two biggest skincare concerns: anti-aging and breakouts. Right off the bat I noticed my skin tone seemed to be brighter. Which is saying a lot because my skin normally looks lifeless in the wintertime. 

I wouldn't say it's a miracle product, but I definitely did see results. This little product is so powerful that it started to peel the palm of hand where I place it before applying to my face. So definitely be sure to wash your hands after! All in all, it seems that almost everyone who tries the product loves it. Results vary depending on the user, but there were little to no bad reviews.  

Have you tried products from SkinCeuticals before? What's your favorite?

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Valentine's Day

Call me a hopeless romantic, but I love Valentine's Day. I seize any opportunity it's socially acceptable to be overly affectionate, and Valentine's Day is definitely one of those occasions. 

This year I teamed up with my friends, Claire and Kitty, to shoot some Valentine's Day looks! There's this cute coffee shop within walking distance from campus (Idego Coffee), and we decided it would be the perfect shoot location. Plus, they have incredible vanilla lattes! 

Just a little roomie love! 
I'm going to miss living with Claire so much next year! I couldn't have asked for a better roommate. She really is the best! 

Kitty's outfit was perfection! Isn't she so chic? 

I purchased this J. Crew blouse almost two years ago, and it's hands down the most colorful piece I own. It's so much fun and also looks super cute with jeans! This time around, however, I styled it with my white corduroy pants from Banana Republic, and J. Crew brown heeled boots. 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, January 23, 2017

The Travel Bug

When I was in middle school, my grandma gave me my first luggage set for Christmas. The suitcase and weekender bag were both the prettiest shade of purple and I was obsessed! Unfortunately, both pieces have seen better days. My weekender just recently tore along the seams while I was packing for the spring semester. I'm looking for a replacement, so I'm sharing some of my favorites below...

Picture via Harper's Bazaar