Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tis The Season

Affordable and cute holiday decorations can be hard to find. However, after doing some research on Pinterest I found a budget friendly Thanksgiving centerpiece. This centerpiece caught my eye, it is cute and unbelievably easy to make. 

  • Simply paint a pumpkin with chalkboard paint (available at hardware and home improvement stores) and then use the pumpkin to write holiday messages!

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Comfy Cute Sweater Style

Who says an over-sized sweater cannot be stylish? "When the temperature drops, the ideal way to warm up is with a cozy, blanket-like sweater. Thank goodness for a retro revival! Now it's totally acceptable to throw on an over-sized, nubby knit that you may or may not have just taken a nap in or borrowed from your grandmother (Teen Vogue)." I am loving the large sweater style!

Urban Outfitters- Sparkle & Fade Cross-Back Sweater

Shop Bop- Free People Sequin Stripe Sweater

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Vitamin E Oil Benefits

Vitamin E can be used for so much! It is inexpensive, and can be found basically everywhere! My favorite is from Trader Joe's. 

Here are some of Vitamin E's Benefits-
Vitamin E oil has an amazing anti-aging effect on skin. Lack of proper skin care regime, and habits like excessive intake of alcohol and smoking, often trigger the onset of signs of aging before time. Topical application of almond oil promotes production of two important protein components namely, collagen and elastin that improves skin elasticity. This in turn reduces the appearances of the visible age spots, fine lines or wrinkles, and gives you a younger-looking skin. Its antioxidant properties further fight off damaging effects of free radicals, and minimizes the chances of appearances of new wrinkles. For this reason, Vitamin E is used as a key ingredient in several anti-aging creams and lotions that are available in the market.
Vitamin E prevents water loss from the skin, and helps it to retain its natural moisture. Thus, it makes dull, dry skin look healthy and well-moisturized. If it is used for the purpose of deep pore cleansing of dry skin on a regular basis, it restores the normal oil balance of the skin.
Vitamin E oil is popularly used to treat minor sunburns. When applied topically, it is readily absorbed by the epidermis layer of the skin, and it heals the damages caused by ultraviolet radiation. Thus you get relief from pain. It can also provide protection to the skin from sun damage. So, it is added to sunscreen lotion of various brands, to improve its sun protection quality.
Vitamin E is useful for removing scars from the skin. When it is applied on acne scars or any other forms of scars caused due to some bruises, burns, etc., it first softens up the skin of the affected area, and then lightens the mark in a few weeks. Eventually, the scar will fade out within a few months. Vitamin E speeds up the process of regeneration of skin cells and the dead, damaged skin cells are replaced with new ones. This way, it helps to get rid of the scar tissue. However, it may not be that effective for surgical scars.
Stretch Marks:
This oil is equally effective on stretch marks. Pregnant women should start applying vitamin E oil on the abdomen, when the belly starts expanding. This will not only bring relief from the itching sensation caused by the stretching of the skin, but also prevent stretch marks. Those who have already developed stretch marks should apply the oil to get rid of them. It increases the growth of new skin cells in the area, and also helps to restore the natural elastic properties of the skin. Thus regular application helps to eliminate the ugly stretch marks.
Any Other Skin Issues:
A number of skin conditions can be treated with Vitamin E oil. Psoriasis is one such condition where the skin turns dry, scaly, and red patches appear on it. Vitamin E oil repairs the skin damage and brings about improvement in the condition. It can also be used for the treatment of eczema, where its antioxidant qualities bring down the skin inflammation. It also relieves the itchiness and moisturizes the dry skin really well.
Nails/Cuticle Problems: 
Vitamin E oil is known to maintain the health of nails. A few drops of the oil can help reduce breakage of the nails, and poorly kept nails can be brought back to health, if it is used regularly.
And obviously don’t forget to use it to remove makeup!

*The Skinny Confidential Lifestyle Blog

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Big Apple Style

After a wonderful weekend at Teen Vogue's Fashion U, I could not help but notice the unique style New York City has! A huge trend I noticed around the city was leather skirts, plaid skirts, infinity scarves, and military green jackets. These stylish pieces can be dressed up or down!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Think Pink

October is breast cancer awareness month. Show support by picking the color pink!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tory Burch Beauty

I did not think it was possible for Tory Burch to get any more perfect! However, her brand proved me wrong. Recently, she introduced her new beauty line. I am obsessing over her new fragrance! The scent is chic, fresh, and very floral! The line is available online at Bloomingdales and on the designer's website, Tory Burch. Hope you enjoy!

Fall into Fall Fashion

1. Leather Jackets
2. Sparkles
3. Leather Leggings
4. Over sized Blouses
5. Patterned Scarves