Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pore Be Gone with Neutrogena

Today's post is sponsored by Neutrogena and Latina Bloggers Connect - thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible! And as always, all opinions are my own.

Here's my week with Neutrogena by my side. Can I get a #YASSSS to brighter and younger looking skin! The full Neutrogena Pore Refining set includes: Daily Cleanser, Exfoliating Cleanser, Toner and Moisturizer. Stick with the full set to see better results. 

Day 1
Excited to try out the Neutrogena Pore Refining Line, mostly because my skin has been looking a little dull (and fugly). Dull skin could be caused by a multitude of things, but in my case, it's because my pores are little too large. Time to shrink those suckers down.

Day 2
Neutrogena's line includes two sorts of face wash, the daily cleanser and the exfoliating cleanser. I'm using both since my skin tends to get oily during the summertime. After cleansing my skin I make sure to do a final rinse with warm water - it cleanses better than cold water if you're wondering why.

Day 3
My boyfriend has joined me in the fight to shrink pores. We get into small quibbles over who's hogging the toner. In the end we're both winning. The toner sweeps away dry skin without drying my skin which is pretty important since dry skin can make for very oily skin later (in my case). Very important that you let the toner dry before applying the Neutrogena Pore Refining Moisturizer. 

Day 4
I'm starting to notice that my dark spots are fading (Hallelujah!). The Neutrogena Pore Refining Moisturizer contains Beta Hydroxy Acid and Retinol which in turn is helping my skin go from Nay to Yay. 

Day 5
Skin is starting to look brighter and noticeably younger which is always a plus plus. I've also made my night time cleaning regime become me time. It's pretty soothing setting yourself up for a good night's rest. 

Day 6
In case you're wondering what makes pores look larger, it's the dirt that gets trapped inside them. To be honest, this morning was a "snooze repeater." Could not get up for the life of me, but had to makes sure I got my pores taken care of aka skipped the exfoliator and went for the daily cleanser. It was no biggie really since it still penetrated deep into my pores to get that ultimate clean.

Day 7 
Boyfriend is swearing by toner and my pup is happy that my skin feels just as soft as his fur if not softer. I can totally understand why this collection is back by popular demand, it makes anyone who comes across it look uh-mazing. I'm going to keep at it with the full set, and implore you guys to do the same :)

In the end my secret to smooth and younger-looking skin (and pores be gone) has to be Neutrogena's Pore Refining line. And anything that minimizes my previous blemish scars is a godsend. 

Now excuse me, it's time to take my I woke up like dis selfie.

Get the full line here.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Office Edition | How to Rock a White Tee

The White Tee | Office Edition

Shop the skirt look: Electric Gaza Bib by Bauble Bar, Biker Jacket by H&M, Mini Perry Tote by Rebecca Minkoff, Nextstar Booties by Steve Madden, Paisley Pencil Skirt by J.Crew     
Shop the pants' look: Rainbow Crystal Cord Pendant by Bauble Bar, Suede Pointed Heels by Asos, Textured Blazer by Mango, York Small Buckle Tote by Tory Burch, Leather Skinnies by J.Crew  
White tee by Vince

For next month I've decided to challenge myself to post more "creative-office" friendly looks. Not that I've been dressing inappropriate or anything, just feel like there's been a serious dearth over in this space of the interwebs. No, actually I lied... My office is pretty busy with client meetings and I'm starting to feel like I shouldn't be wearing crop tops and denim cut-offs to work. 

So there's that.

Also, fell in love with The Classy Cubicle when doing research for a client. Totally recommend for those nine-to-fivers who aim to look chic during the work day.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lips | Pop of Color

Now, that I've gotten that sun-kissed glow thanks to a few handy-dandy tips it's time to have a little bit of fun. With our faces taking shield behind cute sunnies and large floppy hats we can still have fun with a bright lip color. Yep, now is the perfect time to experiment, and the brighter the better. If you fear that your lipstick will melt off the second you reapply it, have no fear and apply a lip-stain. My current go-tos is a tangerine shade since it goes so well with my "tan." 

Here are a few of my favorite lip poppers:

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Sisterhood of Traveling Stripes

Yep, it's the denim jacket again. Told ya it was life-changing. 

Dress: c/o Buckley K  Necklace: c/o Capwell + Co  Denim Jacket: Zara  
Clutch: Express (old but is amaze!)  Heels: Chinese Laundry  LipstickHeatwave by Nars

But, what is really life-changing are cute striped dresses that don't wrinkle when in-flight. Yep, this Buckley K dress made it through Swim Week and back without a single wrinkle or need to be steamed. Now that's a feat in itself, but probably why Buckley K's instagram tag is #weartowander.

What I love most about the dress is that I could dress it up or down (as seen with the denim jacket). Not to mention everyone at the office loved the look and applauded me on looking "client ready." Honestly, such an easy piece it should be a classic aka the little striped dress hehe.

Stay tuned for my Miami Swim Week recap, it was a hot and extremely sweaty one. 

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

Shop the look:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Moto Diaries

If y'all haven't heard about the Zara mega sale happening now, you need to, HAVE to go. It's kind of life-changing. Like oversized denim jacket life-changing.

Sunglasses: Target x Peter Pilloto  Dress: Lanston (but love this)  Necklace: c/o Athra Luxe  Denim Jacket: Zara  
Purse: Tory Burch (old but is amaze!)  Boots: c/o The Sak  LipstickHeatwave by Nars

Wearing this little open-back number to ward off all the back-to-school fall promotions that are currently happening. Working in the ad world... I totally get it, but being a summer obsessed individual I freaking hate it. It just makes me feel like it's over before it barely started :(

So to keep the summer spirit alive and well (albeit not office appropriate) I worn this backless dress and these moto boots from The Sak. I always tend to balance my sexier pieces with more rugged items, it helps keep my ying and yang vibes alive. 

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

Shop the look:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

INSPIRATION: Looks I Love (Pt. 6)

Trop Rouge
Always Judging
The Darling Detail
Capture Fashion
For July I'm loving summer whites, separates or jumpsuits, just give me a clean blanc state. There is honestly nothing more chic than all white during this intense humidity. I must admit, I own virtually zero pieces of white but guess now is the time to start. And when I do start wearing an all white ensemble I'll make sure to be no where near red wine. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Edit: Off the Shoulder Tops

This month's edit might heavily be influenced by dirty dancing and my girl... okay a lot. But these tops are way cute, so it's not all bad. Something about ruffled off-the-shoulder tops are equal parts sexy and girl next door that I would love to spend the rest of summer cruising in them. Unfortunately rent needs to get paid and these might be a little to risqué for work sooooo.... weekends it is!

Which one is your fave?

Bare your shoulders with me!
Remember if you like any of the tops shown above just click it for more info (price, store, etc.).