Fashion / April 20, 2017

Coach Spring Collection || Swagger 21

That’s right… Coach designed a bag they call “Swagger.” And if you were going to name any bag “Swagger,” I think this one is it… It’s not often that “glam” and “bad ass” intertwine so effortlessly. And I, for one, have quite the appreciation for it.

I’ve got a few favorite things about this bag, so let’s start with the color. I am real into olive, if you couldn’t tell. No matter what season it is. In my opinion, it’s a neutral. AKA it goes with EVERYTHING! And then there’s the rivets…the OMBRE rivets. Ombre seems to go in and out of style, but incorporating the trend using scale instead of color just blew my mind and afforded an internal “yasss.” And lastly, the size. I was surprised that I fell in love with the size, if I’m being honest. When it arrived in the mail I thought “not sure all my crap will fit in there…” But, y’all, it did. Like, perfectly. {Mind. Blown.} I carry a decently large wallet (for all my money – lol, yeah right), always a pair of lip gloss or two, sunglasses, iPhone 7 Plus, and obviously my camera. What’s a blogger without her camera? And for real, it all fit perfectly. Like a glove honestly. I was thrilled. A++, Coach.

So tell me, with all this insider information, are you drooling over this bag yet? It seriously is what I never knew I always wanted. Coach making dreams come true. Feel free to leave any unanswered questions in the comments below!



A huge “thank you” to Coach for sponsoring this post!

Beauty / June 20, 2017

Real Oil’s Essential Oil Beauty Kit

Now this product is one I have been wanting to share with y’all for a while! But as we all know, sometimes life gets ahead of us. Nonetheless, I’m doing it now…and I am just as ecstatic as ever, let me tell you!

The company is called Real Oil and my obsession is their Real Beauty Kit. This kit just fell into my lap (or my e-mail inbox) exactly when I needed it most. Which is also when my skin decided instead of being oily (like it always has been) it wants to dry out. Like, a lot. And it wants to peel and itch too. Ugh, the misery.

After searching high and low, online and in store, everywhere you could imagine, Real Oil found me. And I am thanking the heavens because I don’t know what I would have done without it! So for starters, here’s a quick “need-to-know” about this product:

  • It comes in three different “ready-to-apply” essential oil blends to give you brilliant, resilient, and youthful skin
  • Between the three blends, you have the ability to reduce the appearance of scars, blemishes and lines; to tone, tighten and nourish your skin; and to soothe irritation or sensitivity
  • The essential oils are 100% pure and of therapeutic quality
  • Each oil in this collection comes pre-diluted at a 3% dilution (the proper amount for adult daily use) in a base of Jojoba and Rosehip oil, which are nutrient dense and moisturizing for the skin

And here is what I LOVE based on my personal trial and experience:

  • With the roll-on packaging, application is simple and quick
  • THE SCENTS are so soothing – I typically apply before bed and I am out like a light
  • When I wake up my skin feels nourished and hydrated and truly has a youthful, healthy glow about it
  • You can wear it under makeup!!! Not recommended under a very finished look, but I will apply it under my everyday coverage for a little extra skin lovin’

Now, let’s get down to the nitty gritty… I’m talkin’ what you need to do to see results! Or at least, I’ll tell you what I did that I felt made all the difference. It’s really pretty simple!

  • Before you apply, wash your face! Get rid of all of that dirt and make up and give this oil it’s best chance at success!
  • Roll it on! This packaging was created for a reason… Not only are you giving your face it’s own little massage, but you are simplifying the application process and saving yourself time! Lord knows we all need more of that.
  • Next, rub it in. Very gently, though! Just make sure the oil extends to all areas of your face.
  • Finally, pat pat pat! This is my favorite part. As you slowly press the oils into your skin I swear you can feel it drinking it up. The hydration is unreal, and your face will sigh as it thanks you.

In case you are interested, I’ve provided a breakdown of all of the ingredients in each of the blends. As we’ve all heard, less is more. And Real Oil provides the ultimate, natural skincare by applying this concept across the board.

  • Brilliant Skin | For daily use and general skincare | Frankincense, Helichrysum, Geranium in Jojoba and Rosehip
  • Resilient Skin | For addressing problem areas and blemishes | Helichrysum, Lavender, Cypress, Lemongrass, Geranium, Rosemary, Camphore in Jojoba and Rosehip
  • Youthful Skin | For tightening and toning the skin | Lavender, Myrrh, Patchouli, Frankincense in Jojoba and Rosehip

The results I have seen in my few months of trial guarantee that I will be a long-term customer. The smoothness and radiance of my skin is unbelievable, but the increase in evenness is what will keep me coming back. Go on…explore the possibilities -> Real Oil // Real Beauty Kit

Working on becoming a healthier you? Maybe loving your body just a little bit harder? You may want to check out one of these posts -> Sun Salutation A // Arctic Zero Ice Cream