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December 2015

Beauty

My Favorite Oils

Have you ever gone shopping for skincare/body products on Amazon? I can assure you that what might seem like a quick research and purchase can quickly spiral out of control, as you click from one recommended product to the next (1000+ 5 star reviews? No more wrinkles, ever? Click, click, and click).

Oils

That’s what happened to me a few months ago, when I went to complete what I thought would be a quick re-order of coconut oil. I ended up reading a few reviews touting all the fantastic benefits and unique uses, and then found a reviewer stating how coconut oil was her favorite oil….that was, after almond oil.

After about an hour of browsing (which is an eternity when you have a baby and your other options include sleeping), I somehow ended up with about ten oils in my shopping cart. Ten! But even ten oils is way less than a single bottle of SK-II.

Rosehip Seed Oil: This has become my nightly use oil, and I layer it over whatever regular moisturizer/cream I happen to be using for the night. I haven’t noticed any miraculous benefits, but it moisturzes my face nicely, without breaking it out or clogging any pores, and its all organic. The oil itself is a bright orange color which worried me a bit – was I going to turn into an Oompa Loompa? But I only use a few drops anyway, and I haven’t seen any discoloration. Also, note that there is no lovely rosy scent to this – it just smells a bit earthy. Continue Reading

Life

Weekend Update

1. Hello! I hope that you all are having a wonderful holiday season. We had our Christmas here at home in California. It was baby’s first Christmas and we had a wonderful time with him. I felt so bad as…

Style

Favorites of 2015

It’s almost the year end, so before it’s too late, I decided to put together my favorites of 2015. As I was writing this post, I realized that many of my picks were from the second half of the…

Life

Weekend Update

1. I feel like I’ve been harping about the great sales for the past few weeks – is it only me? Has anyone else been seeing some great sale deals? I haven’t had the best of luck the past…

Style

Cashmere Reviews – Brora and Everlane

As a true cashmere addict, I’m always on the lookout for new go-to brands of my favorite material. So this season, I decided to branch out and try some new cashmere items. There had been two companies in particular which…

Life

Weekend Update

1. Every sale season, it feels like I end up doing what I like to refer to as the “crossing fingers for more reductions and my size still being in stock” waiting game. The whole saga begins when I…

Style

Holiday Gifts: 2015

Since the holiday season is approaching very quickly, I thought I would share some of my favorite gifts for the year. These are all items that I’ve selected and purchased for others (and myself…ha), and hope they might help…