Monday, February 21, 2011

My Week in iPhone Pics

I saw the weekly iPhone posts on one of my favorite blogs I am Style-Ish, and thought it would be fun to try out. So here goes:

Last week was jam packed. Valentine's Day (which I don't make a huge fuss over, I'd rather have random gestures than one determined by the masses) was fairly quiet - just the way I like it. My favorite part is getting unusual flowers, I'm not a roses person so when the Mr. picked these up I was impressed, they both were part of our big-day at some point so it was a sweet thought :) 

I've also been up to my neck in studying for school, mid-terms are coming up soon and well, it is never fun! This is a glimpse into what I've been working on...when I'd rather be reading the the Rachel Zoe book.

Lastly, online shopping has become my new guilty pleasure. Don't get me wrong, I've always shopped online, but recently it's become my go-to place for instant pick-me-ups. Mostly because I've been working from home a lot + spending most of my nights in school, so the amount of time I actually get out of the house has been almost null. One of my recent favorite purchase was the the Dolce Vita Rope Wedges for their limited line with Target. I thought these would be a perfect addition for Spring. Now if ONLY the weather cooperated!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Project Skincare: Origins Ginzing Eye Cream

Staring off with my whole skincare effort, the first thing that I started with was eye cream. This had a lot do with the fact that I had been without one for well, way too long. 

I was looking for something that would help me look "awake" in the morning. I have a crazy schedule, as do some of you I think, and I hated waking up with puffy sleepy eyes.

After some careful thought and a few dozen visits to the beauty departments, I settled in Origin's Ginzing

 I've heard a lot of good things about the product, especially by a few YouTubers and when I was at the Origin's counter, the specialist there was raving about the product (while I was browsing) to her co workers. Little things like tend to "sell" me on the product :)


As for the actual product itself, its a very creamy light pink formula. It goes on really well, and is quite rich so a little goes a long way. It feels very cool when you apply it (due to the caffeine) so you feel it working instantaneously. 

It works best for people that are in need of de-puffing and "awkening" in the morning. It has very subtle light reflects that also add to that brightening effect. It's not really meant for dark circles, so if you have a combination, this may not be the ideal product for you.

I've used the product now for a few months without switching over, and in my book that is a success. It's really helped me in the early winter mornings, and the best word I can use to describe how I feel after I apply it in the morning is refreshed.

I'm not sure if it's my HG, but it is def one of my favorite products thus far. 

What are your favorite eye creams?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Project Skincare

Towards the end of last year, I woke up one morning and took a good look at myself in the mirror and I was not too pleased at what I saw. I suddenly realized that my skin looked really tired and dull.  This sort of caught me off guard, mainly because I had thought that I had taken so much time to "take care" of myself last year for the wedding. I just somehow forgot that all the treatments I pursued (Microderm and Peels) would eventually wear off, and I would be left with this dullness once again. 

So there I was, and with no real need to pursue the salon routine, and had a thought. What if I made 2011 My Project Skincare year? And that is exactly what I am doing :)

The last few years have been more about makeup, and I've enjoyed every little minute of it, but I think it's time for a slight change. I've settled on some great HG makeup items, a lot of things have evolved (and will continue to do so). 

With that, I took a drastic change in my skincare routine and after a few months of "testing" I thought it would be fun to share all of my experimental findings with all of you :)

I guess we can begin with what I was using BEFORE

2010 Skincare Routine (Used Regularly)

Face wash - Biore Pore Minimizing Cleanser / Cetaphil Cleanser
Moisturizer - Olay Regenerist Lotion
SPF - Elta MD SPF 46
Night Cream - Olay Regenerist Lotion
Eye Cream - Avon (if used at all)
Eye Treatment - Garnier Eye Roller Ball
Acne Treatment - Murad Spot Treatment
Peels - Skin Effects Glycolic Peel 2 step program
Makeup Remover - Neutrogena Wipes / Neutrogena Makeup Remover
Lip Treatment - Burt's Bees 
Exfoliator - Neutrogena Blackhead Removing Scrub
Face Mask - NONE

That is where I was...the next few posts will help you all see where I am now

Hope you enjoy this little adventure with me :) What are you doing this year??


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