Thursday, October 20, 2011

All About Face - Organic Skincare

All women want gorgeous glowing skin and spend the majority of their lives attempting to achieve it through thousands of dollars spent on esthetician visits and various product purchases. Images of picture perfect woman in the media cause us to grow insecure about our skin issues, but let’s face it, Halle Berry has a very high disposable income unlike us everyday Fabs, and can afford a renown dermatologist. And let’s not forget about genetics. Genetics play quite a huge factor in determining our skin-types and the way we react to certain products. My mother has combination skin with larger pores, and consequently I too have combination skin with larger pores. However upon moving to LA earlier this year, I acquired a new skin condition – discoloration from previous breakouts. After attempting many products featured in fancy ad campaigns featuring celebrities and not getting the results I seeked, I opted to try an all-natural remedy. My research led me to Eucalypto Organics – Skin Essentials Oil Free Facial Moisturizer. This product was appealing to me mainly because I could pronounce, and was familiar with every product listed in the ingredients. How rare is this! The certified organic moisturizer consists of (in this order):

Aloe Vera - Lightens dark spots on the face and reduces the intensity of pigmentation

Witch Hazel - Often used as a cleanser or toner to reduce pore size and for the treatment of acne

Neroli - Helps to stimulate the cells and improve the look of the skin

Lavender - Stimulates cell growth, reduces inflammation, prevents scarring and balances the production of oil

Ylang Ylang - Reduces oil production and fights bacteria to reduce and prevent the appearance of blemishes and acne

Blood Orange - Serves as a detoxifier, boosts immunity, and is very good for maintaining healthy, smooth and glamorous skin

Grapefruit - Has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, applying it topically can promote exfoliation

Sandlewood - Battles the bacteria and oil that block pores and cause blackheads and pimples

Chamomile - Softening agent for rough or irritated skin, anti-inflammatory & antiseptic

I have been using it for a few weeks now and can see a gradual improvement. I haven't experienced any irritation or adverse affects. Incorporate it into your skin care gradually if you are apprehensive about using it generously. Eucalypto Organics - Skin Essentials Oil Free Facial Moisturizer can be purchased online -

Remember that there are plethoras of skin types and it is important that we learn to treat our own uniquely. What works for your sister or best friend may not work for you. DO YOUR RESEARCH. Find out which products irritate your personal skin type before failing to victim to the Neutrogena commercials! Be FABULOUS in the skin you’re in.


PS. I also recently started taking Biotin daily to improve the condition of my skin, nails & hair. What other dietary supplements work phenomenally?

We Found Love

My best friend Kim forwarded me the link for Rihanna's new music video "We Found Love" and I literally DIED when I saw it. This video is TRUE ART! I am an avid RiRi fan and am obsessed with her strong sense of individuality and free spirit, not to mention everything about her is Fabulous. I posted the video below. Enjoy!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fabulous Fringe

Happy Tuesday Beautiful people! I absolutely LOVE this time of the year. The seasons have officially changed (even for us LA folks) and gorgeous Fall is finally upon us. GET EXCITED! One of the major reasons I have for being obsessed with Fall is the amazing fashion and makeup that the season brings. From dark vampy lipsticks to knee high suede boots to beautiful knit scarves, I LOVE it ALL. This year in particular I have been infatuated with fringe and incorporating into my wardrobe on a pretty regular basis. My two favorite fringe pieces are my mustard yellow cable knit fringe scarf from Forever 21 and my Go Make Noise grey cropped sweater with fringe tassles. The scarf is extremely versatile and is the perfect accessory to any look, while the sweater can be dressed up or down depending on your personal style and/or mood. Fringe adds personality to any piece of clothing and gives your total ensemble a bit of edge. Always remember to take any trend and make it your own. Stay true to your personal style.

**Thrift Stores & Flea Market are great places to find bargains on fabulous fringe finds. My Fave spots in LA are Wasteland on Melrose & the Fairfax Flea Market.

Reverse Kaftan with Fringing and Cut Out Back -

ASOS Premium Leather Fringe Beaded Weave Clutch Bag -

Isabel Marant Manly Suede and Leather knee boots -

Mustard Cable Knit Scarf -

Moschino Cheap and Chic
Fringed Leather Jacket -

Asos Oversized Hoop Earring With Fringed Tassle -