February 10, 2015

Fekkai PRx Reparatives



I have been dying to try Fekkai hair products and I finally got my hands on the PRx Reparatives Hair Shampoo and Conditioner system.  I was able to snag the Hair Masque in the same line because it was 50% off at my local CVS (so you know I had to grab it).  An added bonus, all of these products were a part of the Allure Best of Beauty Awards for 2014! 

Using the shampoo and conditioner was a definitely a treat. It felt luxurious in my semi dry hair and had this pleasant vanilla and creme scent that I have never smelt in a hair product before. Some great features of these products is they are infused with Argan which I love to add to my hair care regimen. Using the shampoo was pretty standard, massaged it through my scalp. For the conditioner, I just focused the product at the end of my hair and running the left overs through my scalp. I can definitely tell a bad shampoo and conditioner from a good one and I would have to say these are top-notch products!

The PRX Reparatives in Intensive Fortifying Masque has definitely been my favorite product from the Fekkai PRX Reparatives line. I like to use hair masques about once a week. Then I usually add in my pre styling hair products but with this product I felt like adding in all those extra products was unnecessary! The masque left my hair with a little extra shine that I do not usually see in my day-to-day hair.
 
If you have a little extra money to spend on hair care products, I definitely recommend checking these Fekkai products out!

UPDATE: Last blog post I mentioned an Aveeno Daily Moisturizer I have been using. After a month it has been making my skin burn right at application and plan on never buying it again. Just wanted to let all you pretties know, do not want to recommend products that hurt! ;)

Till Next Time,
Amanda 

February 4, 2015

Shifted

Lately all I've wanted to wear is my pajamas. I've begun to get tiresome of my constant schedule. Between working Monday-Friday as an admin assistant & constantly blogging on the weekends, I'm craving a break where I can just relax & not worry about what I look like or the clothes I'm wearing. Weird to hear from a fashion blogger, right? Weird or not, I'm still human & humans need a break every once in awhile. I'm hoping spring puts a little more pep in my step.
 
H+M jacket - love this
LF top - coveting this

February 2, 2015

Winter Woes

It's Monday once again, which means back to work. The weather here in NYC has been anything but pleasant. This morning I woke up to snow covered sidewalks & the unwelcoming sound of freezing rain hitting against my bedroom window.
Sadly, the groundhog has declared another six weeks of winter which I will admit has me pretty down. The cold & darkness has really given me a lack of inspiration & I'm feeling desperate for some sunlight & a warm summer breeze. I'm currently trying to figure out a way to get out of here, maybe take a trip to Miami or San Diego? I'll let you know what I end up unraveling.
 
Old Navy coat - similar here

January 29, 2015

New In: Prada

When Anthony surprised me with these shoes, I was stunned to say the least. I've always been a huge Prada fan due to the brand's modernity & ever-evolving style. Prior to these babies, the only Prada I owned were my overly worn cat-eye sunglasses I bought myself for my 23rd birthday last year.
 
For me, sunglasses have always been the way to go when it comes to getting your hands on your favorite designer goods. Yes they can be pricey but not as pricey in comparison to high-end designers' apparel & leather accessories. I remember jumping up & down with joy, as I had finally owned something Prada! Funny to think that when I received these stunning black pumps, all I could do was look back & fourth, from Anthony to my new-baby-Pradas, in awe & confusion. These definitely took owning Prada to a whole other level.
 

January 26, 2015

Wrapped

Anthony & I went to Pennsylvania to spend the weekend with two other couples from college. It was a nice break from the city, as the beautiful house was tucked in what seemed like never-ending woods. We even got several inches of snow. I forgot how beautiful snowfall can be, especially when it goes untouched for days. Now I'm back in New York, prepping for the huge snowstorm that's approaching - except this time I'm not nearly as excited!
 

January 23, 2015

New In: RM Paris Clutch

I love accessories; dainty necklaces, rings, shoes, purses.. but up until now I really didn't own a smaller-sized bag. Sure I have clutches for various occasions, but if you were to go in my closet you'd find more totes than anything. It was time to invest in a smaller shoulder bag that I could wear when running out the door to go shopping or catching up over brunch or dinner with one of my girlfriends.

I had originally wanted a DVF lip clutch. I waited a few months (I normally wait a little before splurging) but when I was ready, the bag was sold out. I couldn't get it out of my head! Until I saw this Rebecca Minkoff Paris Clutch on sale at Nordstrom Rack. The color is so different yet versatile, I love the gold hardware & the leather texture immediately reminded me of Louis Vuitton. Looking forward to styling this ASAP!



January 20, 2015

Moisturizers for Day & Night



Working in the aesthetics industry has heightened my interest in skincare. Recently I have been scoping out the moisturizer scene and see what will get my combination skin through this brutal NY Winter. Below are the two brands that I have been using and loving recently; both drug store and high end!

For Day:
Aveeno PositivelyRadiant Daily Moisturizer - It is so important to work any type of SPF into your skincare routine whether it be with actual sunscreen or in your moisturizer. Since I rather not have loads of products to apply to my puffy, tired skin in the morning before I head to work, I like to have my SPF in my moisturizer.

I love Aveeno products, they absorb into the skin nicely and will allow you to apply your makeup minutes after unlike other moisturizers I have tried that sit moist on your skin. Incorporating it in my routine leaves my skin feeling soft and is definitely one of my favorite moisturizers!

For Night:
Clinique DramaticallyDifferent Moisturizing Lotion – It may be excessive to have two moisturizers in your skincare routine but I felt like treating myself with this high-end lotion. This moisturizer actually has no SPF so that is why I rather not use it in the morning. Known as being a cult favorite, this lotion leaves me skin feeling smooth and soft. It is a light lotion but still moisturizing enough that it is a perfect for my nighttime routine!

If you are wanting the smoothest makeup application, you must moisturize amongst many other reasons why moisturizing is so important. What lotions do you incorporate into your skincare routine? Would love to hear what works for your skin!