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Friday Fab Finds

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Envelope Clutch

I have been on the hunt for a fabulous envelope clutch and thought I share the ones that I am eyeing.

  1. Merona envelope clutch

  2. Asos Metal Frame clutch

  3. Aldo Fabiank clutch
  4. Express quilted clutch

  5. BCBG Sequin clutch (splurge but cute for evening)

Thursday Treat

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Bloat – AWAY!!

Below are few things that will help you get rid of the balloon in your stomach aka bloating.

  1. Drink plenty of water because it flushes out the excess sodium and also helps keep you regular.  Fruits and veggies that have high water content can also do the same as water so eat lots of watermelon, cucumber, pineapples and tomatoes.
  2. Yogurt has probiotics or good bacteria which helps get rid of gas and again helps keep you regular (constipation comes with its BFF bloating).
  3. Fiber can also get rid of bloating so try eating fruits and veggies with high fiber content like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, apples, pears and veggies like peas and artichokes.
  4. Bananas, avocados, orange juice, quinoa and pistachios are high in potassium which regulates sodium level thus keeping your belly flat.
  5. Pineapple (again), grapefruit and papaya (I hate papayas so I’ll be eating the other two) have digestive enzymes that break down protein in our system which makes digestion easier.
  6. Salmon has omega-3 fatty acids with reduces inflammation in the body and can help reduce bloating associated with GI distress.

 

 

 

 

 

Info: redbookmag.com

What-To-Do Wednesday: How to combat oily skin

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I recently got a message asking for info on how to get rid of oily skin.  I think if you are born with oily skin, you can never escape it but you can definitely tone down the shine.  Below are few helpful tips on what you can do to combat oily face.

  1. Wash face with the right cleanser even if you don’t breakout, use a clearance with 2% salicylic acid which helps fight zits and also keeps skin matte.  I like DDF’s blemish control cleanser but drugstore brand Clean & Clear also has great ones like the 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser, Continuous Control Acne Cleanser and new one just for oily skin, Advantage Oil Absorbing Cream Cleanser.
  2. Now that you have picked the right cleanser, make sure to use the right tool to wash your face.  Use a face brush like Clarisonic or the Olay brush to wash your face.  Not only do they get rid of all the dirt, they also help exfoliate.
  3. Use an alcohol based astringent to oily areas only; it will help eliminate the extra oils throughout the day.
  4. A fast and cheap home mask is egg yolk.  Dip a cotton ball in egg yolk and apply to oily areas, leave it on for 15 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
  5.  Use a face mask at least once a week that has clay or salicylic acid; both of these temporarily reduce oil production in your skin. I like Boots Botanics Conditioning Clay Mask.
  6. Be mindful of what you put on your face before you go to bed.  If you are using a cream and it’s making your skin oily, then switch to a lotion if it’s still oily, then use hydrating serum.  But make sure that your moisturizer has salicylic acid to reduce oil production or caffeine which minimizes pores for a matte face.
  7. If you wear foundation everyday, make sure to buy a water based formula and always opt for oil free options.  I myself wear tinted moisturizer or BB cream everyday and only wear foundation for special occasions.
  8. Keep blotting papers with you at all times, Clean & Clear has great one at an affordable price.  Blot away the excess oil instead of powdering the face; it will keep your face looking matte and fresh instead of cakey.
  9. Stop touching your face too much, oils from your hand will transfer on to your face and make the matter even worse.  Oily hair and oily skin goes together so if you are seeing too much shine on your face, keep your hair pulled back.
  10. Lastly, watch what you eat and drink.  Increase your intake of water to flush out your body of all the impurities and eat more spinach and carrots.  Both of these are high in Vitamin A which slows down oil production.

Tuesday Trendy

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Metallic Heels

I am seeing these a lot and must say I really, really like it.  From chunky to slim heels, these look super chic and sexy!!  These are a must have for fall.

Shoes (on sale, yay!)

Ankle boots (on sale)

Cap Toe shoes (available in store)

Knee boots (available in store)

Slingbacks (perfect for work)

Peep toe

Booties

Monday Madness

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Tassels
I am really into tassels now; I love the little fringe of it and also that it dangles, lol, weird but I am loving it!  I love it most on accessories like shoes and jewelry.  I like that its great for street chic or ultra glam, you can find it at any price range and it’s a great way to add a little fun into your outfit. Below are few things with tassels that I am eyeing right now.

Shoes
Earrings
Necklace

Saturday Splurge vs. Steal

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Fall Boots/Booties

I don’t spend too much money on shoes because I wear them out fast and also I don’t like spending money on an item that I know for a fact will get dirty.  Season is changing which means time to buy new boots.  Here are some steal options for major splurge ones.

Riding boots:

Splurge:
Cole Haan 'Air Daelin' Boot

 

Steal:
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GoJane $32.70

 

Heeled tall boots:

 

Splurge
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Steal
ShoeDazzle $49.95 – still available but need to have a ShoeDazzle account

 

Western:

Splurge
Old Gringo 'Sora Orix' Boot
Old Gringo $549.95

 

Steal

 

Fringe:

 

Splurge
SACHET Ankle boots - Item 44415670

 

Steal
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Asos $36.22

 

Leather bootie:

 

Splurge:

 

Steal:
HAYDEN

 

Lace-up:

Splurge:

 

Steal:
 
Forever21 $29.80

 

Wedge:

Splurge
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Joie $295

 

Steal

 

Rocker:

 

Splurge
Valentino $1495

 

Steal

 

Cap Toe:

 

Splurge

 

Steal
Patent Cap Toe Bootie Arden B
Arden B. $59 -

 

Bows:

 

Splurge

 

Steal

 

Metal Heel:

 

Splurge

 

Steal

ShoeDazzle $39.95 – available now for ShoeDazzle account holders
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