January 19, 2016

LUSH


Pink Lens Clubmasters c/o Freyrs, Faux Leather Jacket from BCBGeneration, Dainty Star Necklace c/o Katie Dean Jewelry, White Lace Maxi Dress from Love + Haight


I found my little respite from the winter, here by these luscious plants and under this kiss of sunshine! I've always gravitated towards summer clothes year round, and the winter is no exception. So key pieces like a skin-tight jacket and floor length dresses are key for keeping that summer look in the winter time! 

Skin tight jackets are a great "summer in winter" piece because they prevent cold air from going up your sleeves while still defining your body quite well. With floor length dresses, you can easily layer thermal tights underneath, and if your dress is slightly transparent like this one, nude tights work wonders too! You'll definitely need to layer up if you live somewhere that actually gets quite cold like New York, but for a mild California winter, you should be good!

Throw on a pair of colorful sunglasses like these awesome pink ones from Freyrs, and add a bright lip color, and you've got a full-on summer look, even in the middle of winter :)

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a lovely start to your week! xo

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January 13, 2016

2016 SKINCARE W/ PEACH & LILY




Both c/o Peach & Lily

One of my resolutions for 2016 was to boost up my skincare regimen beyond from just cleanser and moisturizer, and today I'd like to share a review of two new products I had the chance to try out from Peach & Lily! Peach & Lily is an e-commerce site that carries innovate and cult-favorite Korean and Japanese beauty and skincare products. What I like about them is they also have a team of licensed cosmetologists and estheticians to give you personalized skin consultations and product recommendations! 

As I'm not an expert on skincare products and where to start, it was awesome to be able to express my main skin concerns to them, and have them recommend what I should try out! I wanted to start an anti-aging/wrinkle prevention regimen as well as a product to lessen the appearance of my pores, with both products being sensitive-skin friendly. They recommended the Aromatica Argan Intensive Hydrating Serum and the Caolion "Where is Pore" Original Pack.

Though these products were sent to me to try out, my review is my honest opinion :)

Aromatica Argan Intensive Hydrating Serum — This serum containing pure, organic argan oil is said to have anti-aging, brightening, and hydrating properties. First of all, no skin irritation when I apply it, so yay! It does contain pure oil, but it absorbed quickly and did not clog my pores (even as someone with skin on the oily side). Since starting it, my skin does look more full/firm (especially noticeable for me as my left eye only, has an under eye bag, and that area looks more "filled in" now and even to the right eye!) and I've also started breaking out far less on my cheeks and the sides of my forehead. I really love this product and will continue using it in my routine!

Caolion Pore Original Pack — This is a deep cleansing and pore minimizing mask that also removes impurities, and is ideal for oily skin. It does have a cooling effect but even as someone with sensitive skin, it did not irritate my skin. I do believe you have to be careful not to apply it too thickly at first or the cooling effect may feel too strong for some people (as this was the case of my sister who also tried the pore mask with me!) But I applied a thin layer and all was good! After washing the mask off, which I applied to my nose and cheek area, my pores right away did look smaller! So it does work and you see the effects right after, just make sure to slowly build upon the thickness when you apply it in the beginning so you can gage the feeling of the cooling effect! :)

Hope you guys enjoyed the review and if you have any questions specifically about the products, feel free to leave me a question in the comments! <3 

January 4, 2016

ON THE ROAD


Blue Ombre Aviators c/o Freyrs, Free People Denim Jacket (Thrifted), Lace Eyelet Top c/o Her Velvet Vase, Lasercut Faux Suede Skirt c/o Her Velvet Vase, Eyelet Bucket Bag c/o Her Velvet Vase,  Fringe Ankle Boots c/o LaModa101

Use code artinourblood35 for 35% off your Her Velvet Vase order!

Photos by Unbearably Stylish

The last time I was obsessed with denim jackets was in high school when I went through my grunge fashion phase. My love for them has been revived once more after thrifting this beautiful cropped denim jacket from Crossroads! I absolutely love the fit of this jacket and the variation in hues of the wash :)

Again, the inspiration for this outfit was the mood for adventure! This eyelet top, faux suede skirt, and bucket bag, all from Her Velvet Vase, could not have fit the mood better. While the top and skirt add a western fashion inspired flair, the bag adds a nice gypsy girl touch—all styles that call me to the outdoors wanting to go out and explore. 

These unique ombre aviators are from Freyrs and they add such a dreamy feel to this outfit! Plus, I have a particular love for colored lens sunnies after seeing how well my favorite actor, Robert Downey Jr rocks them! I finished the look with some slouchy over the knee socks (forever my favorite style of socks) and some beige ankle boots.

And of course, happy 2016! 2015 was rocky for me but I hope to make 2016 far better :) Thank you for reading and stopping by!