Fighting Winter Skin with Dermalogica.

    The winter months can be so harsh on your skin. Your complexion can get dry, irritated and for some people, the winter months mean an increase in breakouts. Why does our skin act this way in the cold? You would think that it would be calmer now than in the summer because you aren’t sweating and creating all of that skin congestion! Well, in fact during these cold months you are still getting skin congestion but it doesn’t clear up as fast because the sun isn’t out as much. Vitamin D actually helps relieve breakouts. Who Knew Right?!?! After learning this information and with my being super sick all last week the LAST thing I’d want is to somehow be MORE congested than I already am!! lol

    Thankfully my friends over at Dermalogica sent over some of their skin care staples to help me get thru these blustery winter months with even better skin than I had coming into it! I’ve been using these products for about 2 weeks now and I can honestly tell you that my skin feels so clean after using them. It’s an easy 5 steps regime that has completely helped keep my skin in check during this polar vortex. 

Step 1: The Pre Cleanse 

I have been pre-cleansing for years! How are you supposed to get the benefits from a great cleanser if you don’t take your makeup fully off first! If you don’t pre-cleanse and remove all of your makeup than all you are doing is just rubbing it around your face and not actually cleaning anything! 

This is super easy to use because you first apply it on a dry face and then after massaging it all over you then add water! After you add the water you it transforms from an oil based feel to a gentle lather and you after a quick rinse you are ready for step 2! 

 

Step 2: Special Cleansing Gel 

Now that you make up is all removed it is time to actually cleanse the skin. This gel cleanser is super gentile and a little goes a LONG way. Use this as you would any other facial cleanser. 

 

Step 3: The Daily Microfoliant 

This is my favorite of all of the products. I’m sure that you have been told at some point that you shouldn’t exfoliate every day. Well, this Microfoliant is gentle enough to use every day to ensure that you have smooth skin, combat that wintery dry, flakey skin and also helps fight signs of aging. I only use this one during my night time routine before bed. 

What makes this product so cool is that its actually a powder! Just a little dash of the powder, mix with a bit of water in your hands and start scrubbing. 

 

Step 4: Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 

This broad spectrum anti-aging moisturizer is perfect to add to your morning routine. It’s a fantastic moisturizer that isn’t too sticky to thick for daytime wear and the SPF 50 is perfect to layer under your makeup. I use this one in the morning only and use thicker moisturizing creams and oils for at night.

 

Step 5: Stress Positive Eye Lift 

With the late nights and early mornings of working on the blog, this product has been a life saver for me. It decreases dark circles and de-puff tired, stressed eyes! 

 

 

** Dermalogica did gift me all of these products, but this post and reviews are not sponsored at all! All of the opinions are my own. 

 

 

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Pajama Rama 


When I first saw this pajama trend, I admit, I was skeptical. I knew I wanted to try it out but I also knew that there was a definite fine line between chic and rolled out of bed vibes to this look. Then the Victoria Beckham line preview came out at Target and there it was. This amazing pajama suit with these gorgeous lillies on it. I instantly knew this was meant for me. 

The day finally arrived and where the collection launched and I was in Las Vegas drinking bottomless mimosas, ordering practically the entire line but making sure that I got multiple sizes of this suit! I was so nervous that the fit would be off and then it would be sold out when I returned it. And I’m so glad I did! The top fits true to size but I had to go up 2 sizes in the pants due to the fit of these. Plus the whole suit was under $80!!! 

Now I wear this Look whenever I want to look ultra chic. Or I wear them as separates for so many different looks! The versatility is endless. 

Here I paired it with satin mules and a bracelet bag for an all around fabulous look. 

Pants: target

Shirt: Target

Bag: Target

Shoes: Akira

Sunnies: Quay

The perfect foundation


One of the keys to having a great outfit is having solid foundation pieces underneath the outfit. The right bras, panties or shape wear can make out break a look. How many times do you see a cute outfit but can tell that the bra doesn’t fit right or just creates that awful back roll because the band rolls?!?!! I see this so many times and let me tell you some amazing news. You don’t have to suffer from that anymore, thanks to Soma! I’ve partnered with Soma Intimates to showcase the new vanishing back bra. 

This bra comes in 3 different styles wireless, front closure and full coverage. They come in so many adorable colors and a wide range of sizes. This bra has been my saving grace for many outfits because of its wide back smoothing panels to eliminate that dreaded back fat. 

Make sure you check it out and get yours today so that you have the perfect foundation to all of your outfits:) 

Bras: 

1. Mint: Wireless

2. Coral: Front closure

3. Periwinkle: Full coverage

Kimono: Forever 21 (old) Similar

Flowers for Dreams 


Flowers for Dreams has come to Milwaukee and I couldn’t be more excited! Flowers for Dreams has been a staple floral delivery service in Chicago for the past few years and they are expanding their market to the Milwaukee area. What is so great about this amazing company is that all the flowers are locally crafted, they wrap the flowers in recyclable cloth, the vases are all made of reclaimed materials, the delivery is free and the bouquets are only $35! But the best part about them is that a part of every bouquet sales goes to support a local charity right here in the Milwaukee! How awesome is that! 

Last week I was invited to attend an event thrown by Flowers for Dreams for Milwaukee Influencers to learn about the company and connect with the CEO. The passion behind this company is so inspiring and the bouquets they have are simply stunning. I cannot wait to send these flowers to everyone I know! 🙂

Click the link To order flowers or learn even more about this amazing company Flowers for Dreams 
Outfit details: 

Jacket and jeans: c/o Dia and co

Top and shoes: c/o Torrid

Hair makeover with Roots Salon

 I have to admit, I have let my hair take a backseat priority recently. Which is not ok! But we have all been there,life just gets in the way sometimes and we don’t have time for pampering ourselves. When I let my hair go it get BAD, since I’m a natural blonde, my roots end up looking like grey hair and the ombre turned brassy. So when Roots Salon opened their new salon in Oak Creek in the Drexel Towne Square, I knew I had to run over there and get my hair back in check. 

So when I first arrived at the salon, the girl at the front desk was so friendly, and gave me a tour of the full salon. She offered me something to drink while I browsed some of the top of the line hair care and makeup products for they have for sale. Then it was Autumn to the rescue! She was amazing, I showed her my inspiration pics of a bronde color ( a brown blonde). And she gave me realistic expectations. She was so friendly, funny and made the whole experience fun! 

The results are amazing! The ombre is blended so perfectly, the color is stunning and I love my hair again! Thanks to Autumn and Roots salon for sponsoring my hair change and for helping me to find a new salon home that I will be going to for many times to come. 

Unique pieces 


I love having unique pieces in my wardrobe as well as giving them as gifts. Something that stands out and makes a statement. Well this whole outfit is full of unique details. These lace illusion leggings are stunning and super sexy without showing too much. Paired with a tuxedo jacket and some sassy accessories makes the perfect look. To complete this outfit I added some bracelets and a necklace from Little Blueberryy! Not only can you shop their stamped jewelry but you can also get a custom piece ( like my “blogger bitch”one) They are perfect for a gift or to add to your wardrobe:) 
Outfit: 

Leggings: Express

Top: black is sold out similar c/o Torrid

Jacket: sold out similar Here

Shoes: c/o Torrid

Necklace 1:  c/o Stella and dot

Necklace 2 and bracelets: c/o Little Blueberryy

Spring time trend: Floral featuring Torrid 


Spring is officially here, which means one thing: patio day drinking is right around the corner! Lol sorry, sometimes the Wisconsin girl  in me comes out pretty strong. Moving right along, spring also means it is time to break in my new spring wardrobe pieces from Torrid! This looks is perfect to go from the office to happy hour with the crew. The floral culottes are chic, comfortable and freaking adorable. Pair it with a navy tank, blazer and some nude suede booties makes it a great look to transition into spring perfectly. 

This entire look is c/o Torrid 

Culottes:sold out ( Similar

Tank: Torrid

Blazer: Torrid

Booties:Torrid

Necklace:Torrid

Sunglasses:Torrid