Tuesday, November 4, 2014


So, um, yeah.  It's starting to get a bit nippy here in Kansas lately.  I've started pulling out my sweaters now (for real this time).  This sweater was a Forever 21 clearance find. I might have paid 10 bucks.  Might.  I'd bought it last year when I was experiencing my very first Midwest winter after over 10 years, and I probably bought about 15+ clearance sweaters from F21, H&M, and any other cheap retailer. I ain't ashamed to admit that. *smile*

Friday, October 24, 2014

More on skincare...

So, I just wanted to update you guys on my "everyday" skincare routine.  Well, basically fill you in on the products I use.  I use the word "routine" loosely, as I won't even pretend like I have some day and night time ritual that I follow religiously.  I don't.  If follow it about 75% of the time, I'm happy.

Anyway, the picture above basically what I use on my skin on a daily (or almost daily) basis.  I'm all out of the face wash that I've been using the most recently, which is this one.  So, I've been using a liquid African black soap that I'd gotten at my local health food store.  I use the facial cleanser with my Clariasonic Mia 2 once or twice a day.  After cleansing my face, I use this Valentia Even Glow Vitamin C serum that was sent to me months ago to try.  This serum is suppose to even skin tone, increase glow & radiance, and reduce fine lines.  I can't attribute all my skin improvements on this Valentia serum, but I can say that it has done well as part of my line up.  So, after the serum, I apply a moisturizer to my face, neck, and decolletage.  At night, I apply the Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair moisturizer--of which I can't rave enough about.  This stuff works WONDERS!  Seriously, if you're over 30 years old and are not using a moisturizer at night that contains retinol, you are doing a disservice to yourself.  It totally makes the skin look younger, gives it a glow and definitely reduces fine lines and wrinkles.  This is the one product that I do make sure to use almost every night.  Now, in the mornings after cleansing my face, I moisturize with the Neutrogena Oil-Free moisturizer that has SPF 35.  If you do use a moisturizer that contains retinol, it is imperative that you use a moisturizer during the day that has at least an SPF 30.  I won't go into why here.  Just trust me on this.

Non-edited photo.
Oh and I've still been using the Exuviance peel about once every couple weeks.  This has made a big difference in the texture of my skin as well.

So that my friends is my current skincare routine in a nutshell.  Feel free to ask me any questions if you have. Be sure to check out more Valentia products HERE.

Have a great weekend!

This is a sponsored post. Vitamin Serum provided by Valentia.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stephen Webster Jewelry

stephen webster magnipheasant tivol

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the launch of Steven Webster's new jewelry line. I had a great time. He told us his story on how he got started and showed us a few pieces from his new line, Magnipheasant

stephen webster magnipheasant tivol

stephen webster magnipheasant tivol

By the way, he has designed pieces for several celebrities.  To name a couple Madonna and Elizabeth Taylor have worn his jewelry. 

You can find his jewelry at Tivol here in Kansas City and I believe Neiman Marcus carries him as well.

Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Printed Pants

These pants were a random TJ Maxx find from a month or so ago.  I'd forgotten all about them until I was packing for my Vegas trip.  So I tossed them in my suitcase, and went.  I fell in love with them in Vegas.  I love the elasticized hem which gives them a casual "jogging pant" style.  I've gotta get more of these in some heavier material for the winter!

Happy Hump Day!

Shirt - Target
Tank - Bebe
Pants - TJ Maxx (similar, similar)
Shoes - Nine West

Friday, October 3, 2014

Mom of 2...

...and 45 years old.

Jennifer Lopez
Photo via justjared.com

Jennifer Lopez is my idol. haha

Happy Friday!

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