|Over the years, I have been guilty of riding the waves of numerous fads...BB creams, blue mascara, glitter eyeshadow, Noxzema (remember that?)...you get the picture.|
However, I have finally found a new obsession that will not only stick but will leave me thanking myself years from now. I have stopped being lazy about my skincare regime and started making the investment in preventing my potential future saggy and wrinkly face.
I can say, with some certainty, I will be a bag of bones and wrinkles if I don't actively start working towards some type of preventative anti-aging movement. 28 years of sun exposure and several of those years living in Florida equals bad new bears.
Lately, I've noticed my concealer gets caught in my fines lines under and around my eyes. I blamed it solely on my concealer. So, back to Sephora I went...numerous concealers later and I had to face the facts. My skin has lost a bit of elasticity around my eyes.
So, naturally I started frantically Googling what my favorite celebrities are doing to make their skin look like they just hopped out of the fountain of youth. I mean, is Jen Aniston 21 or 41? No one would know. So, after probably 75 different articles and interviews read, I knew I had to add to existing routine some Vitamin C (and other serums...to come in future posts).
I'm not trying to just think something is going to do miracles for me and waste money and then in a month from now notice that the bottle has collected dust. This is the new "anti-clutter" Kacey speaking, of course. Plus, when I step into the skincare aisles of Sephora, I'm overwhelmed by the immediate over-stimulation of what seems like millions of products and price tags that I'd have to hide from my husband (oh yeah, forgot to mention... I got married).
So, let me make this simple for you. If you don't have Vitamin C in your current face product rotation, step up your game. Here's why...as we age, our body's collagen breaks down and the collagen production minimizes. This is where the the devil's work (wrinkles) come in. Vitamin C serums pack their biggest punch by increasing the production of collagen, which means increasing your skin's elasticity. And boom, we are fighting wrinkles before they start OR helping to decrease wrinkles that have already formed.
If you're like me, you enjoy researching a gazillion products before making a purchase. I like to make sure I'm getting a good product at the right price. I won't overspend just for a certain brand name. It HAS to work. So, on to Amazon I went after scouring Sephora's site. Along came Eve Hansen products. I'd, personally, never heard of this brand but with hundreds upon hundreds of reviews, I felt confident giving it a whirl. For a 2 ounce bottle of Vitamin C, you're looking at a price tag over under $18 on Amazon. Compare this to the $60-$80 you could be spending elsewhere.
Bottom line...you can't argue with the science. This product is 100% vegan, fights free-radical damage, sun damage (YES!), improves pigmentation issues, improves skin tone AND texture and is good for all skin types. A few drops massaged and patted into your skin twice a day!
Call me when you're 65 and you can thank me then.
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|So, it's technically spring outside but today I had a coat on and my nose was running so it's safe to say we aren't in the clear yet, Chicago...With that in mind, it is still time to be transitioning into spring trends and soon - summer!!I find this dress, from ASOS, is the perfect transition piece. Plus, it's on sale for $35! Wear it with a leather jacket to give it a little edge, a white blazer, a denim jacket for daytime or a white long sleeve under the dress for a work day.|
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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|Everyone's first fashion blogger crush has her own line now. Does this mean we will all look as fly as her if we throw on this donut tank? We can dream...we can dream. Shop the options here! Sincerely Jules, we love you!|
Spring is here and it's finally getting warm enough for perhaps a....weekend getaway? I'd like to think so. I always stress about what to wear on a weekend trip so if you're like me, maybe give the above outfit a go (or your version of it). This particular outfit was made to stay on the low end of a budget.
These boyfriend jeans are $17...yes, $17 on www.sheinside.com - woo! The backpack (since I've been seeing them everywhere) is from Target and totally affordable...not to mention - SUPER practical. These leopard print flats are basically a neutral..AMIRIGHT? Plus, they are under $25. This top, by Enza Costa, could be replicated by basically any store. This would be the perfect $10 tee from H&M in my experience.
Voila - cute, casual and comfortable! Road trip, here you come!