I hosted my first annual Galentine’s Day Slumber Party a couple of weeks ago for four of my girlfriends. The theme for this year’s festivities was “Self Care.” I wanted to convey how important it is to take time out for yourself. I partnered with Shanny B’s interior design to create a safe place for girlfriends to come together to eat, drink, play games, and talk shit. We enjoyed custom handcrafted sangrias by Lexi Sangria, Fried Chicken, salad, and freshly-baked cookies. Each individual received a gift bag with Self Care essentials such as Pacifica Kale Detox Deep Cleaning Face Wash, Hand in Hand Sugar Scrub, and Holler and Glow Facial Mask.
Thank you, Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar, for gifting us with a $50 gift card for brunch. This Peruvian inspired restaurant is a two-minute walk from the AC Hotel Marriott Downtown. I must say that this place has the best empanadas, and their French Toast is amazing. Click Here to reserve your spot for brunch.
FYI: I was too busy enjoying myself and forgot to take pictures.
Coat, Hat, and long sleeves are all perfect remedies to surviving the winter. I lucked out in finding a 100% long wool coat to pair with a vintage Asian print Chico Design blouse and a fedora hat. See, it is possible to be stylish while staying warm!
Wool Coat, Vintage Blouse, and Fedora Hat came from: 2nd Ave Value Stores 13770 Smoketown Road Woodbridge, VA 22192
In everyday makeup, you will find toxic ingredients that are linked to allergies, irritation, harming your reproductive system, or even causing cancer. Now in days, makeup brands are becoming more conscious of what they put in their products. But be mindful of products claiming to be vegan, but still have ingredients that cause harm to your body. I prefer a brand that prides itself on product safety and organic ingredients like ILIA does. Their True Skin Serum Concealer is a favorite product of mines. This lightweight creamy concealer has a serum texture that adds moisture while perfectly blending into the skin to brighten the dark circles under the eye. It is best to apply this concealer under the eye before blending your foundation. According to Bobbi Brown, you should find a concealer with a yellow tone that is one to two shades lighter than your skin to lighten the dark circles under the eyes.
I’ve listed two safe ingredients that give this product an advantage over the concealers that are currently in the market right now:
Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract– protects collagen and elastin, and reduces the signs of under-eye bags, dark circles, and a dull complexion. Tetrabexyldecyl Ascorbate– is a very stable oil-soluble Vitamin C that has an antioxidant activity that helps stimulate collagen production as well as clarifying and brightening the skin.