Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Leather Love

Leather Love
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Leather anyone? 
Whether it's faux or reel I've been obsessing over the texture and look of this material recently. I think it all started out with me falling head over heels in love with black. Black jeans, black tees, black booties; all noir everything. It was only a matter of time that my obsession with the shade would lead to a romance with black (p)leather.

What really gets me excited is how leather has been incorporated into many recent trends. How amazing are those H&M quilted slip-ons? Reminds me of how much I dream to have a Chanel flap bag one day. And those lugly (an oxymoron combo for lovely and ugly) Zara sandals, a trendier alternative to birkenstocks, and an affordable twist on the Celine criss cross sandal. Lets not forget about sports luxe now. While this trend has simmered down a bit, (I say due to the blistering winds of old man winter) this Le Chateau leather look baseball cap puts a basic cotton cap to shame and also keeps your noggin toasty.

I had walked into Topshop the other day and found the most amazing pair of leather pants.  Up until then it's been super hard to find a pair that didn't crop on me, have a super low rise, or was all loosey goosey in the knee area. After almost caving into the Wilfred Free pair, I was super happy to stumble across this one for less than half the price. Sadly There was none in my size so I shall be hunting down every Topshop in the city for them. It's all good though, I love a good fashion chase. As it's super satisfying when you finally leap towards the item and realize it's what you've been looking for (then you let out a little shriek and look around to see if anyone has noticed your actions).

Are you in Love with (p)leather?

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Body Shop Haul

For the past few months I've been taking my skincare routine pretty seriously. I recently had an epiphany which made me realize that I should be taking better care of my skin in order to wear less makeup (no duh Tennille..). This was clearly not as obvious to me because I was getting carried away with how much fun makeup can be. From all the concealing and highlighting I did, it was just so fascinating to enhance what my mama gave me. So why continuously correct those dark under eye circles with a CC cream when you can get to the root of the problem and fix it!

So I am proud to say that I have found the perfect routine for my combination/oily skin and have already made some repurchases! Predominantly my routine is from The Body Shop because I've been through many drugstore products which I haven't loved, and just don't feel like forking up the cash for high end skincare. Therefore The Body Shop is that perfect median between the two by having a reasonable price point and partially natural ingredients.

Targeted to combination/oily skin is The Body Shop's Seaweed line. I love how well the gel cleanser cleans without being over moisturizing. Alongside how well the Seaweed day moisturizer sinks into my skin without any residue. Another repurchase is the Vitammin E night cream. This is hands down my favourite step of my routine. When I wake up the morning after applying this, my skin feel so nourished and soft. This cream has reminded me that even oily skin needs nourishing moisture as well.

I'm looking forward to trying out the seaweed clay mask as I love that feeling of deep cleansing your pores. The Associate also recommended this camomile makeup remover as it takes off mascara well without over rubbing your lashes. They also have a mini version of this eye makeup remover and another one targeted towards waterproof mascara.

I can't wait to dive into these goodies! If you plan on purchasing at The Body Shop, definitely become a card member and sign up for their emails as they are always having a sale!

What is your fav line of skincare?

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