Beauty, LifeStyle

DIY Citrus Facial Scrub!

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Pampering yourself doesn’t mean you have to spend your hard earned cash at pricey spas or on expensive products. Although I do enjoy the luxury of purchasing these things, its not quite a necessity. I must admit, I am super guilty of being a major product junkie. I’m sure some of you reading this can relate as well. There is something that seems to always bring me back to creating my personal scrubs the good ole fashion way. You can create your very own DIY beauty recipes right in he comfort of your own home with products you may probably already own in your kitchen. One recipe I personally enjoy creating, is a “Citrus Facial Scrub” (yummm). Below, I have listed a few ingredients you will need to create this natural citrus facial scrub. 

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The Benefits:

Yogurt – Soothes and can lessen the visibility of blemishes and moles, make freckles disappear, and lighten suntanned skin.

Oatmeal – Acts as a exfoliant, will lock in moisture, and acts as a natural remedy to acne.

Honey – Is great for acne treatment & prevention. Moisturizes and soothes. full of antioxidants which will slow down aging. 

Lemon or Citrus Juice – Helps brighten, soften and refresh rough or dried skin. The citrus fruits will also lighten the skin color and reduce freckles, discoloration and scars.

Citrus Scrub

  1. 1 teaspoon of lemon juice (or other citrus juice)
  2. 2 Teaspoons Honey
  3. 6 ounces plain yogurt
  4. 1/4 cup ground oatmeal

Blend all the ingredients together and apply it to clean skin in circular motions. Allow for the mixture to to dry. Leave mask on for 10-15 minutes and rinse it off with warm water. This all natural facial mask is suitable for sensitive, normal, and dry skin types. This regimen can be used once a week as needed.

I hope you found this “DIY Citrus Facial Scrub,” post quite informative. I would love for you guys to try it, and let me know what you think. Please do leave your comments below, if you have any questions and or concerns. Until next time lovelies, Happy Scrubbing!  

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PLAID & LEATHER!


Sooo sad to see summer go, it was a wonderful one nonetheless. Fall has officially made its debut. In NYC, the weather has been quite drastic, not much of a transition between the two seasons. I literally went from tanks & shorts to sweaters & leather jackets. Ughhh the struggle (sighs). On the plus side, this season is perfect for layering. One combo you can’t go wrong with for this fall season is “Plaid & Leather” paired together. I love combining these two together as the casualness of the plaid balances out the polished look of leather.

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IMG_20151006_093110I decided to pair a men’s thrifted plaid top, layering it with my faux leather jacket, along with a DIY black pair of skinny jeans. Too complete the look I wore high heeled booties and a wide brimmed fedora hat.IMG_20151007_041605

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I hope you enjoyed my “Plaid & Leather” post until, next time my lovelies!

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Culottes 3 Ways!

Ahhhh, Hello my lovelies. Did you miss me? Sorry I have been on a major hiatus lately, and yes I know its been a while since I’ve last posted. No worries, I’m back in action now. Culottes are huge right now, and to be quite honest, they’re not particularly flattering on every body. The key to wearing culottes is balancing the proportions of your top and bottom half — because culottes are so voluminous, you could wear them tucked in or with a cropped top. I’m all about comfort and finding new ways to wear basic pieces. Culottes have been my current faves, their so chic yet so versatile. How many pairs of pants do you own that are casual, trendy yet appropriate for the office and a night out? FYI, these pants are great for transitioning into summer to fall. Below, I have demonstrated 3 ways to style culottes.

Culottes (Office Attire)

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Casual Culottes

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Screenshot_2015-09-12-08-58-02_1Jacket & Shoes: H&M/ Shirt & Pants: Forever 21/ Purse: Shoe Dazzle/ Accessories: Top Shop/ Hat: Urban Outfitters

Culottes ( Night Out)

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Screenshot_2015-09-12-08-56-23_1Top & Bottoms: Forever 21/ Shoes: Just Fab/ Clutch: Zara

Photos by: Visio Creatix

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Hello December!

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Hope you all had a wonderful holiday week/weekend. We are officially in December. We went through a week where the weather was frigid. Seems as if the weather may have had a change of heart being that its hit high 50’s here in New York City. No complaints here on my end, I am far from a winter baby. So my outfit choice I decided to play with a bit of color ahhh yes a shocker I know, being that I’m always in black. Here I kept my outfit quite comfortable yet chic.

MOD OOTDIm all about comfort, so here I’m wearing a cream long sleeve button down topped with a mustard yellow crop. For my bottoms I wore a pair of faded skinny jeans, with a chunky platformed boot. Since the weather was a bit warmer I topped off the look with a short belted faux fur jacket, and for a bit of flair I added a cheetah print faux fur head band. This was the perfect outfit to kick off December. 😉

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Coat: HM / Cream button down & Crop Top: HM / Jeans: Express / Boots: Nine West / Faux Headband: NYC Local Boutique

Hope you enjoyed my “Hello December” outfit post, until next time lovelies!

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Prabal Gurung Collaborates with MAC Cosmetics!


In a twist that we probably all saw coming, Prabal Gurung is finally launching a cosmetics collection with MAC Cosmetics, which was announced a few weeks back. The designer has worked with the beauty brand during fashion week for years now, and he has been one of the most watched shows by beauty junkies for his love of color and a great look. The collaboration will launch on November 26 as a 14-unit spring collection.  I am always excited to see new launches, and from what Ive seen so far, I must say I’m loving the bold vibrant red/berry colors let alone the gorgeous packaging.

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Prabal also noted that his relationship with MAC is clearly a great one, and the collaboration with the brand just makes sense as well, due to their longstanding partnership. “When they came to me with this opportunity, I jumped at the chance. I’m really sensitive and emotional, so I really need to feel that connection with a brand. And MAC has a philosophy I believe in. The one universal truth I really believe in is that every woman – no matter her shape, size or race – wants to look beautiful. I wanted to create that.” I totally agree with his statement, and am looking forward to this launch. I sure the packaging of and quality of his product will be just as beautiful as his luxurious clothing line. What do you guys think? Are you just excited as I am?


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Image Via Elle Magazine

Check out the Prabal Gurung makeup line, I would love to hear your thoughts on the new collection.

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Black Friday with a Pop of Print!


Hello Beauties Happy Friday. Although it’s a short week for me coming back from my mini getaway from Miami, I’m glad the week is over. Winter is right around the corner. So its time to bring out those heavy coats. Well at least I can say at least for now, who know with this inconsistent NYC weather. Today I wanted to share a quick post on what I wore. I’m sure by now you know all know I tend to gravitate towards black and cheetah print. I’m sure in my past life, I was a feline hehe. I wanted to keep my outfit quite simple, playful yet office friendly. My dress I wore a satin Zara cheetah printed dress, I paired that with black thick hues tights. On my feet I wore my black lace up Altuzarra booties which, I personally adore. Its the perfect booties for dressing up and down. My coat is a by Bebe, which I love. Its a super warm and trendy robed jacket perfect for this frigid weather. Check out my simple feminine, yet chic “Black Friday with a Pop of Print” ensemble.


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This is my everyday basic makeup look. A thin layer of liner a touch of blush and a natural soft pink lip topped with gloss.

Coat: Bebe/ Dress: Zara/ Boots: Altuzarra / Tights: Hues

I hope you enjoyed my quick outfit of the day, “Black Friday with a Pop of Print.

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October Beauty Favorites 2014!


Hello beauties, I am known to be a product junkie, so I decided to share my “October Favorites 2014.” As you may know we are in full swing of fall and I’m always in transition with my beauty products. Here are a few items listed below that I’m currently in love with.


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Obey Your BodyGentle Facial Peeling Gel /Dead Sea Moisturizing Day Cream  

I purchased this item last month and I can totally say it was worth the splurge. The gentle facial peeling gel exfoliates and deeply cleanses the skin in order to promote natural skin renewal. It removes oil residues, unclogs pores and helps prevent the build up of dead and dry cells on the skin re-surface.

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Vivo Per Lei Dead Sea Minerals Moisturizer

The dead sea moisturizer is very soothing and light weight on the skin. This product is fragrance free, which is perfect for some of you who may have sensitive skin. Use a dime sized amount and apply it your face, trust me a little goes a long way.   

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 Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser

Cetaphil is is my favorite everyday facial cleanser.  It is very gentle; it doesn’t dry the skin out and it clears any dark spots or pimples before they even appear. Also leaving the skin feeling refreshed. Cetaphil doesn’t clog pores nor does it strip the skin of its natural oils. I am absolutely obsessed with it. I highly recommend that you purchase this product.  Try a small bottle (about $4) and see how you like it.

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 Chanel Nail Polish 

We all have our favorite go to nail polishes. This month I like Chanel’s red polish in #677 which is ohhh so sexy. I love a red nail polish, just as much as I do a red lip. Chanel’s polish is perfect especially since the holidays are just around the corner. If your searching for a true red nail polish, Chanel is it.

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 Makeup Forever Foundation

I own a lot of liquid foundations, but I can say recently this has been one of my faves. Makeup Forever HD Foundation is super light weight and one pump is normally all I need. The amount of coverage you desire  will determine how many pumps you will need. This product is perfect for flash photography and everyday wear.

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 Tom Ford Lipstick 

Ahhhh Oh how I love Tom Ford. A friend purchased  a Tom Ford lipstick “Indian Rose” #4  for me a while back and I’ve been in love with Tom Ford lipsticks ever since. I recently purchased “Violet Fatale #17” a gorgeous pinkish/purple color, something other than red which I normally gravitate towards. Tom ford lipsticks are so creamy and last all day without having to reapply. Its a bit of a splurge, but totally worth it.

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Organic Coconut Oil

There are so many benefits to using organic coconut oil. Coconut oil can be used for cooking, hair, skin, teeth just to name a few. This a a staple item used in my daily beauty regimen. When in contact with skin, the product turns into a liquid, its super light and absorbing. I also use it for the ends of my hair to prevent split ends/breakage.

I Hope you beauties enjoyed my “October Beauty Favorites 2014,” I would love to know if any of these items are incorporated in your daily beauty regimens as well.

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