You want that blouse, but it’s too BIG! No Problem! I refuse to put a blouse back on the rack because it’s too big. There’s so much you can do with an oversize blouse, like, make it a dress, skirt, or an off-the-shoulder shirt (follow @goodgirlthrift on Instagram for suggestions). As for me, I turned this oversized top into a tie-up shirt and paired it with my ripped boyfriend jeans and tan wedges I found at the DSW clearance rack two years ago.
Blouse came from: Prime Thrift 3115 Sherwood Hall Lane Alexandria, VA 22306
Jeans came from: Goodwill of Greater Washington Retail Store 8228 Richmond Highway Alexandria, VA 22309
I am a lazy girl when it comes to putting on makeup; it can be time-consuming. I feel like a good moisturizer is all I need to achieve a radiant look. Applying Willing Beauty’s Daydream Illuminating Day Moisturizer every morning gives my skin the necessary hydration it needs to provide me with a natural glow. This product has a unique HY+5 COMPLEX formula that defends the skin against environmental aggressors such as pollutions and harsh climates known to cause wrinkles and discoloration. Each morning, I gently apply a dime-size amount on my face and then go about my day. My skin looked and felt soft. A little moisturizer goes a long way, and when I decide to put on makeup, I will use this moisturizer as a primer.
My Favorite Five Ingredients: Safflower Seed Oil- acts as a lubricant to gives the skin a smooth appearance. Shea Butter- protects against skin dryness. Vitamin C- helps to gently reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone. Prickly Pear Seed Oil- reduces skin inflammation as well as prevents skin damage and acne. Apple Fruit Extract – protects the skin from free radicals and helps it maintain youthful elasticity.
Sometimes a nice blouse is all you need for an effortless outfit. On a day out with friends at Busboys and Poets, I wore a Sara Stephen’s 80’s Vintage Blouse with dark blue denim jeans and tan mules. It was a simple yet cute outfit.
Blouse came from: Goodwill of Greater Washington Retail Store 8228 Richmond Highway Alexandria, VA 22309
What’s better than a good face mask? A great face mask with natural and vegan ingredients from J&L Naturals that works on oily and combination skin. Due to the dry climate, My skin has been dry and dull; and I needed a face mask that can restore moisture while maintaining the natural production of sebum on my skin. J&L Naturals Shine Face Mask has just four ingredients that are easy to pronounce, so I felt comfortable trying this product without skin irritation fears. After I cleanse my face, I used the wooden spoon found in the package to mix one scoop of face mask with one scoop of water and stirred until I got a clay consistency. I apply a nickel-size amount to my face for 20 minutes to allow the ingredients to penetrate my skin. Once I washed the face mask off using warm water, my skin felt smooth. I woke up the following morning with clear and radiant skin. There’s enough in this container to make 150 masks.
Face Masks Ingredients: Bentonite Clay – flushes out toxins and absorbs dirt and oil from your skin. Kaolin Clay– prevents breakouts and helps to restore skin that frequent outbreaks of acne have damaged. Beetroot powder– helps repair and prevents dry skin. Orange Peel Powder– contains vitamin C, which helps to form collagen and makes skin youthful and bright.
The weather is starting to get warmer, with the temperature being at a steady average of 70-degrees; this is the perfect weather to get away with wearing a nice leather jacket and black booties with no stockings. For a mid-week link-up with friends at happy hour, I will be wearing a black leather jacket, white oversized short sleeve collar blouse, and a blue knee-length skirt with black booties.
Leather Jacket Blouse came from: Goodwill of Greater Washington Retail Store 8228 Richmond Highway Alexandria, VA 22309
Skirt came from: Prime Thrift 3115 Sherwood Hall Lane Alexandria, VA 22306
Purse came from: B-Thrifty 4917 Allentown Road Camp Springs, MD 20746
Keeping up your hair between wash days with the wrong product is challenging. So, when you find the right product, Make sure to stock up on it! Camille Rose’s Curl Love Moisture Milk is the best product for wet and dry hair (hence: it’s always sold out). In between wash days, I use this milk to manage my curls. This hair milk has the perfect blend of Macadamia Nut, Avocado, and castor oil that restore moisture to my hair and prevents product build-up. I section my hair into eight sections, apply the curl milk at night from my roots to the ends, put my hair in Bantu knots at night, take them out in my morning and go about my day with a fresh hairstyle.
My Favorite Five Ingredients: Avocado Oil – strengthen the hair shaft and help prevent breakage. Castor Oil – helps moisturizes , hydrates, and reduce dandruff in hair. Macadamia Nut- helps add shine, strengthen, and nourish the hair follicles. Green Tea- improves hair growth, and acts as a humectant to moisturize and condition the hair and scalp. Rice Milk- nourish dry and damaged hair.