Friday, October 24, 2014

A Lightweight Everyday Sunscreen



Although I’ve lived in Hawaii my whole life, I haven’t been an avid sunscreen user until recently. I know that protecting my skin from harmful rays is absolutely necessary in order to avoid sun damage and cancer, but it always seemed like an extra step in my routine that I didn’t need. After watching hours of YouTube skincare routines (involving daily SPF's of course) and reading blog posts about the importance of sun protection, I decided to pick up a face cream from Sephora. I reached for the Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen, which is a lightweight cream that completely protects my face on a day to day basis. It's only $21.50 for the amount of product given and provides both UVA and UVB protection! This cream is a good primer for makeup and doesn't make my base look sloppy or patchy. It's an overall great sunscreen that I'll definitely repurchase!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Cape Expedition





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If there's one clothing item I've been coveting for the fall time, it's a beautiful cape. Capes are often intertwined with superheros and other childlike celebrities, but they can also be chic and feminine. Capes are cozy and non-restricting- allowing the wearer to carry purses in the crook of the arm, and to do other mundane everyday tasks without feeling held back (literally). The beauty of a warm cape is the fact that it adds a bit of luxury to otherwise plain pieces. When worn over jeans and a turtleneck, the outfit automatically goes from a 6 to a 10 in terms of glamour. Capes are beautiful and can make a girl feel like a million bucks (see Rosie HW above). If I were rich, I would immediately purchase the coveted Burberry Checked Cape from the brand's A/W 2014 show (which is sold out EVERYWHERE)!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Farewell, Oscar

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Throughout the whole of my short lifetime, I've been obsessed with fashion. I wanted to be a fashion designer from the time I was in kindergarten, which showed through my (mostly outrageous) creative drawings. Because of my love for clothing and style, I constantly exposed myself to the world of fashion- including designers, stylists, celebrities, and fashion weeks. I first fell in love with Coco Chanel and the way she epitomized chic masculinity. Her creation of the little black dress and the reintroduction of women's pants were game changers in the ever-evolving world of clothes. I aspired to be a powerful woman worthy of wearing brands like Chanel, Dior, and the high fashion Oscar de la Renta gowns.

Yesterday, Mr. de la Renta sadly passed away from complications with cancer. He was battling the disease for the past eight years and passed peacefully in Connecticut surrounded by his loved ones. De la Renta was born in the Dominican Republic and later studied to be an American citizen after his first designs went public. He was trained by Cristobal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo and became an international powerhouse after he dressed Jacqueline Kennedy in the 1960's. De la Renta worked at many fashion houses such as Balmain, Lanvin and Arden before he made his own reputation as a haute couture designer. Mr. de la Renta dressed hundreds of celebrities and first ladies such as Jackie O, Hilary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Amal Clooney, Amy Adams, Taylor Swift, Anne Hathaway, etc. He will forever be remembered by his extravagant gowns and wedding dresses and for his kind, soft demeanor. Farewell, Oscar de la Renta.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Video | Fall Fashion & Beauty Haul



This week's video is a collective fall fashion and beauty haul filled with gorgeous pieces and products! After three weeks of 'Sunday hauls', I've finally put everything together to show all of you. I hope you enjoy the video and don't forget to like it and subscribe to my channel!
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