Green Beauty

Hello dolls!

For a while now I have been using natural beauty products, either organic, natural, and/or a mix of the two.  I want to share some of my favorites with you in this post. But first let me just give you a bit of my background. I am a cancer survivor who was pumped full of chemicals. NOT complaining! I feel very blessed to be with you.  I have mature, combination skin.  If you are of certain age, you know what a pain this is.

Here are some of my top favorite green beauty products:

Yes To Cucumbers Calming Micellar Water which you can find here http://www.target.com/p/yes-to-174-cucumbers-calming-micellar-water-3-3-oz.

I decided to try this after seeing it at Walgreens . I knew the Yes To line was well liked so I decided to give it was worth looking into.

YES TO Cucs

Pros: It very gently removes makeup and leaves my skin feeling cool and refreshed. Besides that I love it because it is moisturizing. Bye bye breakouts!!

Gabriel Cosmetics/Zuzu. I can not say enough about this company and their cosmetic line. I have tried mascara, eye shadows, blush and lipsticks. All of their makeups are mineral based. I have a bad reaction to MOST  eye shadows. My eye lids actually bubble up and itch like the dickens. But I have not had any trouble with this brand. Hallelujah! The mascara wears nicely. It’s not clumpy like some cheap drug store brands and is easy to remove with soap and water. Their lipsticks wear like a dream. I DO like to wear a lip gloss underneath as my lips are naturally dry.  Their blush is whisper soft. And it does not break me out. I’ve been using a tester (of the original size) and it lasts a good long time. I just bought my first blusher to replace it. I also received some ZuZu shadows. The pigments are beautiful! They are very smooth and apply easily and  come in a wonderful assortment of colors.AmmunitionPalette ZuZu

Gabriel TeaRose lipstick

 

I buy my makeup directly from their website…http://www.gabrielcosmetics.com. It does take a wee bit of time to receive but it’s definately worth the wait.

 

The last brand I want to share with you is the Shea Moisture line. Another super moisturizer!! I use their soaps. Coconut & Hibiscus is a lovely fragrance. It lathers very well and caresses your skin. This gentle line leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft. A gentle scent is left behind which adds to a luxe experience.  The line itself comes in a large variety of fragrances and products. I’ve also tried their makeup line. I purchased a Shea Moisture face powder to try (I needed to replace a line I had previously used). I am pretty happy with the results even if it doesn’t contain any SPF. Also, you may want to buy it in a shade slighter darker than your complextion.

Target Shea Moisture

 

These are just a couple of my favorite lines. I am not being paid to give this review by any of these companies. I just wanted to share what works for me. Do you have a favorite natural beauty product you’d like to share? Please do in the comments section below. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Style Pretty!!

Debra

 

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Summer Style Tips

Hey loves!!!

I hope you’ve been enjoying some gorgeous weather. When the temps rise, the first thing I think is what  can I wear that will keep me cool? So today I want to share some summer style tips with you to keep you looking cool as a cucumber.

Style Tip 1:  Wear loose clothing. Think flowing dresses, maxi skirts, A line tops. Cool colors verses darks. I say reach for cool colors during the day & save your darks for the evenings. Cool colors do not absorb heat and thus will keep you feeling refreshed.

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Style Tip 2: Wear natural fibers. Invest in cottons, silks, or linens for summer months. They let your skin breath.

Style Tip 3: Break out those open toed shoes and sandals. I can’t wait for summer to arrive so I can wear my favorite shoes!!

Style Tip 4: Stay hydrated. I know this seems like a no brainer, but sometimes we get busy and forget to drink enough water. It is especially important to get enough water during warmer weather to keep our skin and complexions healthy.

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Style Tip 5: Sunscreen. Wear it! I am the first to admit, I do not slather the stuff on like I should and some day it WILL catch up to me. Skin cancer is NOT pretty and I know all my girls want to stay pretty.

Style Tip 6: Protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses. Believe it or not, squinting due to bright sunlight, increases your chance of fine lines around the eye area.

Style Tip 7: Go easy of the fragrances.  Just a spritz during warm months is enough because as your body temperature rises your fragrance will grow stronger.

Hope these little tips help to keep you nice and cool this summer. Have your own summer style tip to share? Leave it in the comment section below to share.

Love,

Debra

Bohemian Rhapsody

Hello lovelies!!

I have this fascination with all things bohemian. I really thought I would outgrow this “phase”,  but it has definitely stuck with me.  To me the bohemian lifestyle represents a carefree world, one full of adventures and the unpredictable. A life of letting go of all our burdens and embracing what we already have.

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The above photo was found on pinterest and shows a full on bohemian setting. Rich fabrics, printed textiles and fringe are key elements of this room.

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Another way to add a hint of bohemian chic is to hang interesting lanterns in different shapes, styles and colors. These can live anywhere in your home. From your living room or bedroom to an outdoor balcony or porch.

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Pillows and cushions featuring festive embroideries add a nice element to a living room sofa and chairs. If you have a small home, large floor cushions add extra seating for guests as well as look pretty.

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If you are a do-it-yourself type of girl, there are a lot of really amazing crochet patterns online via ravelry as well as personal web sites. The Sophie’s Universe rug has been all the rage among crocheters since Dedri shared her pattern in 2015. Here’s a link to her site to learn more…

Sophies Universe

Here is just a sampling of ways to bring this look into your own home. Do you have a favorite bohemian item or decorating tip? I would love to hear from you.

Debra

*photos found on pinterest and Look At What I Made and are not my own.

Pantone’s Greenery

Hello dolls,

As you may already know,  the color authorities Pantone, announced Greenery as the color of 2017. This vibrant yellow green invokes images of nature’s first foliage. Use it as a neutral and mix with other spring colors or alone and it becomes the showstopper.

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At first I was intimidated by this color wondering how in the world was I going to wear it? Mr. Michael Kors leaves nothing to guesswork. This gorgeous printed dress below in shades of green, white and blue are all I needed for inspiration. I love the belted vest!

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What if you are still leery of wearing such a bold color? You can simply incorporate it into your wardrobe via nail polish or accessories.  Essie Nail Polish is one of my personal favorites because it is 5 Free which makes it safer for you as well as the earth.

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Maybe you would like to bring the outdoors into your home. Home decor has a great variety of ways to add Greenery to your home.

Greenery livingroom

Greenery door

Pantone says Greenery is “symbolic of new beginnings” and indeed Spring to me represents a fresh new world full of beautiful possibilities. I hope my post inspires you to embrace this color and would love to know how you are using it in your own life. As for myself, I few surprises up my sleeve. But you will have to return to see how I am using Greenery.

Debra

*All photos found on Pinterest

I joining my friend Jess at her blog for a link up. Feel free to take a look at her style as well as the other lovely ladies who joined the link party.

Turning Heads Tuesday on Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Temperly London

Hello darlings!

I am so excited about the recent Spring collection from Temperley London. With a bohemian vibe it boasts billowing frocks in bright, cheerful colors and rich embroideries. Sleeves were full and frilly.

3ea6231537e08db021c1a85cacd4a536This halter styled dress screams 1970s.

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temperley_london_spring_summer_2017_collection_london_fashion_week8Pastels and volumes of rich fabrics.

temperley-london-springsummer-2017For all those funky Nicole Richie girls out there. This one fits the bill.

The last one is my personal favorite.From the print to the colors, it is perfection. Which is your favorite?

Photos found at Pop Sugar, Philosophy of Fashion, Pinterest, and Fashionisers.