Monday, November 17, 2014

How to Mix Metals (Ring Edition)

I don't know about you, but I have a lot of rings.  But they are the most random shades of metallic.  At first glance, they would not go together, but with some clever tips and tricks, you can save a few dollars and start mixing metals from your jewelry collection.

The first trick is location.  I like to put bronze and antique gold pieces between my gold and silver rings.  So, there is no harsh contrast between one ring and another.  Mixed metals in stackable rings make the perfect combination because whether it be spikes or any similar design, the design will make the rings look like a set rather than individual pieces.

The mixed metal rings don't have to be boring.  They can have shape, size, and even jewels.  There are five tips you should follow to create the perfect balanced look.

Don't overcrowd your fingers.  If you have a large ring on your index finger, then don't put a large ring on your middle finger. Basically, don't put two large rings side by side.  You can balance out the heaviness of the index finger with a large ring on your ring finger.  Try to alternate the size and shape of the rings.

Don't feel the need to put a ring on every finger.  I like to leave my middle finger and pinky finger bare because I don't like the sound of the rings clinking together.

Play with height.  You can add knuckle rings to the mix to play with height and shape.

Be creative when mixing metals and you might be surprised at what might be your favorite combination.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Beauty Product Review: Monat Global Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive

Nothing makes coming home from work on a Saturday better, than having a beautiful package waiting for you at home.  I received the Monat Global Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive free to review on my blog.  After using this oil for three weeks, I have found that my skin is no longer flaky and dry.  I don't know about you, but with the colder weather coming and the heat pumping in my house, areas around my forehead and nose and eyes tend to get a bit dry.

Since this product is an oil, breakouts are inevitable.  Like many serums, people who are prone to break outs will break out slightly as a result of the change in products.  I have some very small red bumps on my forehead, but nothing too serious.  The bumps are starting to go away and the benefits outweigh the negative for me because my nose a few weeks ago was dry and peeling and very uncomfortable.  Honestly, I never thought I would love an oil.  But I cannot live without it now.

I use the Monat Global Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive every night as my moisturizer.  I don't recommend using the oil in the day because there is no SPF.  After using this product for a few weeks, I have seen a noticeable difference in the texture of my skin.  My skin feels softer and smoother.  The oil is very thick and when rubbed on to the skin, it is quickly absorbed and leaves the skin soft and supple.  The oil has a great citrus scent like a fresh orange peel.

This product can also be used on hair, but my hair is not dry, so I didn't rub the oil in to my hair.  If you do want to moisturize your dry ends, I recommend only rubbing a little bit of this oil from the mid shaft of your hair down because you do not want your roots to become oily.  This oil could tame flyaways and prevent your hair from getting reacting to all the static from sweaters.  (Does this only happen to me? My hair needs to be in a bun if I wear a fuzzy sweater.)

Anyway this is a great product that I would recommend to anyone with dry skin.  After applying this serum, I feel like my oily skin is no longer oily because the oil and the moisture is actually absorbed in to my skin rather than sitting on top of it.

**I was given this product free to review from IFabbo.  
Everything in this post is my honest opinion**

Friday, November 7, 2014

HUGE Pre-Christmas Haul featuring Sephora, ULTA, Aeropostale, and Ebay

Hello Everybody, I don't know about you but Holiday collections are seriously killing my paycheck because I need to BUY IT ALL! I'm thinking about getting the LORAC royal eyeshadow palette from ULTA. I saw the colors and I need it! Anyway, this haul features things from Ebay, ULTA, Sephora, and Aeropostale. I hope you enjoy it!

Outfit Details:
T-shirt: Forever 21
Blazer: thrifted
Hat: Ebay
Lips: NYX butter lip balm Ladyfingers