THRIFT STORE FINDS: GROOVY BABY

THRIFT STORE FINDS: GROOVY BABY

The weather is getting warmer, but not warm enough for me to wear shorts. So on my way to brunch on an 88-degree day, I wore a spaghetti strap cami top with wide-leg jeans, tan suede wedges, and a cream color bookbag purse to carry my belongings. This 70’s inspired outfit was a show stopper and a great transition from a hot day to a cozy night in late spring.

Sidenote: You notice that I tend to go to brunch a lot, but that is all it is to do during a pandemic.

Cami Top, Wide-Leg Jean, and Purse came from:
Goodwill of Greater Washington Retail Store

6136 Arlington Boulevard
Falls Church, VA 22044

Goodwill of Greater Washington – Transforming Lives and Communities (dcgoodwill.org)

OH MY GOODNESS, OH MY GARDEN, THIS IS GOOD!

OH MY GOODNESS, OH MY GARDEN, THIS IS GOOD!

Recently, I went to the hairdresser this past weekend to get a ponytail for my recent photoshoot, and Boy, was it laid! My stylist used Got2BGlue hair spray to accomplish this slick look. And I did not have to worry about frizz or flyaways. Got2BGlue got the job done, but my hair was stiff, crunchy, and flaky after a couple of days. For the first time in my life, I tried out this Shampoo Bar from Oh My Garden to get my hair back to normal. Although, I was skeptical at first because I am use to using shampoo out of a bottle. After looking at the ingredients, I realize that it wouldn’t hurt to try it—Friday morning after an excellent workout. I gently rubbed the shampoo in a circular motion until it lathers in my hair and massage the ingredients into my scalp and repeat a couple of times until I felt comfortable washing the product out of my hair and following up Deep Conditioner; my hair felt squicky clean. This shampoo bar dismantled any flakiness I received from the Got2BGlue hair spray and added shine to my hair.

And Viola, my hair is back to its natural state, and I love it! I would recommend this shampoo bar solely based on its ingredients. OH, MY GARDEN is made with organic ingredients that don’t dry out your hair and gently cleanses and nourishes the hair and scalp.

My Favorite five ingredients
Macadamia See Oil – helps add shine, strengthens, and nourish hair follicles. fights hair loss
Mango Seed Butter – softens dry hair, reduces breakage, and smooths split ends.
Coconut Oil – moisturizes hair and reduces breakage.
Chamomile Extract – strengthens hair and protects it from easy damage.
Tea Tree Leaf Oil- soothes an itchy scalp, reduces dandruff, prevents excess oil production, and stimulates the hair growth.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON OH MY GARDEN SHAMPOO BAR

THRIFT STORE FINDS: 80’s Baby

THRIFT STORE FINDS: 80’s Baby

On Friday, we celebrated an 80’s baby birthday. While the rest of us were trying to find loopholes in hanging out during the pandemic, this 80’s baby has safely been quarantining with her family all year long. So when she said that she wanted to have a Birthday dinner, none of us hesitated to come out to celebrate her born day. In honor of this great 80’s baby prodigy’s Birthday, I wore baggy yellow high-waisted harem pants with a multicolor mock-neck crop top and block heels and added a red purse to finish the look.

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Harem Pants and Crop Top came from:
Prime Thrift Georgia Avenue
6101 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20011

DERMA-E MICRODERMABRASION SCRUB

DERMA-E MICRODERMABRASION SCRUB

I can’t stress enough how important it is to exfoliate twice a week. I reviewed top-of-the-line exfoliators, and it’s safe to add Derma-E Microdermabrasion scrub to your “products to try” list. Some of you may be familiar with the benefits of exfoliation. If not, here it is; Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and promotes skin regeneration. Derma- E Microdermabrasion Scrub is unique because it buffs the skin and reduces the appearance of acne scars. This product comes in handy for those who struggle with oily skin, primarily through the warmer months when you are more than likely to experience breakouts. It’s amazing how this product includes prominent ingredients found in your kitchen cabinet, like dead sea salt to slough off dead skin cells and removes toxins from the skin, while the Grape Seed Oil kicks in to revive the skin’s complexion. After one night of using this product, I woke up the following day to smooth and silky skin. I gently apply the scrub in a circular motion to cleansed skin for one minute, then wash it off with lukewarm water, and apply Mad Hippies Vitamin A Serum to close my pores.

My Favorite Five Ingredients:
Kaolin- removes impurities from the skin and absorbs excess oil to help reduce breakouts.
Grape Seed Oil- nourishes the skin.
Sweet Almond Oil- Soothes and conditions the skin.
Jojoba Seed Oil- moisturizes the skin.
Dead Sea Salt – exfoliates and buffs away dead skin. Detoxes the skin leaving it feeling smooth and renewed.

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THRIFT STORE FINDS: OVERSIZE BLOUSE

THRIFT STORE FINDS: OVERSIZE BLOUSE

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

WILLING BEAUTY’S DAYDREAM ILLUMINATING MOISTURIZER

WILLING BEAUTY’S DAYDREAM ILLUMINATING MOISTURIZER

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.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WILLING BEAUTY’S DAYDREAM ILLUMINATING MOISTURIZER

THRIFT STORE FINDS: 80’S VINTAGE BLOUSE

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

J&L Natural Shine Face Mask

J&L Natural Shine Face Mask

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.

J&L Natural Shine Face Masks Results

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THRIFT STORE FINDS: Beginning of Spring Edge

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

IN BETWEEN WASH DAYS!

IN BETWEEN WASH DAYS!

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.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE CAMILLE ROSE’S CURL LOVE MOISTURE MILK