In Masking We Love

I’ve been using Leahlani’s Mermaid Mask for four weeks now, two times a week and I absolutely love it! I’ll admit, I never got into masking or skin care products before. As I got older, however, I realized it’s not only super beneficial for my skin, but I also really enjoy the me time and doing something for myself.

What first caught my attention with Leahlani’s products is that they are all natural! If you follow them on Instagram you will fall in love with not only the beauty that they live in, but the beauty in their products!

“Leahlani Skincare is a Hawaii based artisanal skincare line made from fresh Hawaiian nectars, potent and vibrant botanical actives and luxurious, tropical beauty oils. Our products are blended fresh weekly in intimate batches in our private studio on the lush North Shore of Kauai Island.” – Leahlani

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The Mermaid Mask is perfect if you are a first time user because it’s easy to use & gentle on your skin. My skin has always been sensitive to lotions, makeup products, etc. and I haven’t had an issue. – Also, two problem spots I wanted to work on were the dark circles under my eyes & my greasy forehead. I have noticed a HUGE improvement in both areas!

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The best part is you don’t need a lot either when applying. I know for me when I was looking online at products the containers looked really small – this is not the case. It’s super affordable and the sizes are perfect. Like I said, I’ve been using it for a month now and I still have a full jar. It comes with a little spoon as well so you don’t have to guess how much to scoop out.

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Just add a little bit of water and apply! Most times I leave mine on for 15-20 mins, but there really is no wrong answer. Enjoy it with a glass of wine, or while you clean the house, up to you! I think it’s beneficial to not only do something good for your skin, but to take time out of your busy day to do something for YOU. It may seem like a little thing to do for yourself, but the first thing to get pushed to the side is our own personal health. If masking two nights a week helps you feel better -DO IT. Everyone benefits.

Thanks for hanging out with me and I hope you enjoyed my quick little review! I’ll be sure to update you with more products and routines in the future! I’d love to hear what products you use and love in the comments or head over to my Instagram & let me know there!

Always,

– Tara

 

3 Kerastase Products I Can’t Live Without

Jumping on here to share a little more with you about the Kerastase Line that I use. I posted on Instagram ( @ifyouseektara) recently about the line and a lot of you shared how you either have been wanting to try it or use it and LOVE it as well!

A little back ground for you, I have been using Resistance // Extentioniste shampoo & conditioner because I am looking for length and have some damage to my hair. I have been highlighting my hair since I was sixteen! Blonde Blonde & more blonde! ( not to mention the RED I had for a brief second) So, as you can imagine my hair has decided to break up with me, and I’m trying to win it back! – Lol

Some of you asked if you have to be a blonde to use it – the answer is absolutely not! Anyone looking to add length & strength should try it out! Also, I would suggest asking your hair stylist for suggestions as well since they are the ones working on your hair. My hair stylist and Friend @Hannahpricebeauty suggested this line because blondes generally have weakened/damaged ends due to the chemicals used to lighten the hair.

The serum therapiste that I HIGHLY recommend is a fiber renewing serum that adds strength and elasticity. Heat protection up to 450 degrees. – Personally, I love my straightener and curling my hair so this is needed! I generally use it on damp hair before I blow dry, but you can also use a little on dry ends for finishing touches!

Now, I obviously asked a professional and did some research, so I strongly suggest you do the same. No one knows your hair like you do! If you are looking to invest in better hair care I would recommend jumping in and doing it. – There are a ton of hair care products out there, you just have to find what works for you!

Always,

Tara

Halloween Vibes

Hey everyone!

Can you believe that it’s already November?! I don’t know about you, but I’m already starting to feel the pressure. Getting the house ready, food menus, and of course hanging with FAMILY. 🙂 I know too much, right?

Don’t worry we have some time still. For right now, lets grab ourselves a drink and enjoy each other’s company. 🙂

So Halloween was not that long ago, and I wanted to jump on here real quick and share my DIY Costume I did this year! I always dress up, which could be because I bartender for seven years, and well… you dress up in a bar! ( Tips, ya know)

Anyway, now I work in an office, so my costume choices have changed to say the least, but I still enjoy it. So this year I decided to be Mary Poppins!

I went with the bag instead of the umbrella.

I did eventually decorate my hat, which I think made a big difference!

It was super cute and fun to do! I also posted some fun boomerangs and video’s on my Instagram! ( So if you missed it, make sure to go FOLLOW me on there!)

I bought all the pieces separately, which I am going to link below for you! The shoes I already had, which are from DSW!

Top – @HM

Skirt – @AMAZON

Hat – @AMAZON

Bow tie – @AMAZON

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Hey Y’all! You know what is right around the corner?! FALL! I would be lying if I said I was not excited. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer BBQ’s, Fireworks, and longer days , but there is just something about fall here in Michigan that I have always adored.

My perfect fall day would consist of a cool breeze, leaves on the ground and a light rain (of course with coffee in hand). This perfect day would end with pizza and a scary movie. Ahh, I can see it now. Any who, as I was day dreaming about the season I remembered what may be my ultimate favorite part of it all….. the fashion! That’s right, the basic, yet perfect fashion that makes everyone look great. So in honor of this I came up with my five fall accessories that everyone should have and that I can’t live without. Let’s get started!

The Jacket.

I live for jackets! I always have and probably always will. Brown or black little leather jackets are essentials for cute fall fashion. Not only will they keep you sort of warm, I tend to find jackets are good at slimming you down. Of course, any jacket you buy MUST have pockets! I mean, no explanation needed.

The Scarf.

Now, scarfs are cute and all but if we’re being honest, we’re only wearing it because the jacket we have on isn’t thick enough & we are secretly freezing. Ha! Am I right? (If you live in Michigan you know what I’m talking about) But on a serious note, scarfs enhance our very basic look.

The Boots.

Ahh yes, the boots. Now if you’re like me and shorter than short, boots are your best friend. Get the bootie style with a little wedge and you are golden! Again, we need to be honest…. the real reason we need boots is because of the leggings we are wearing (insert honorable mention: Leggings).

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The Earrings.

Now, some of you may be going, earrings? That’s odd. Is it though? Most of the time I know I wear little makeup, sometimes even none. On top of that, I wear my hair in the craziest bun directly on top of my head. Earrings help keep direct eye contact off your face. They just make you look better.

The Flannel.

Last but certainly not least, the flannel shirt. If you want to scream basic thirty-something year old fall fashionista, go get yourself one girl! I won’t lie to you, I own more than I would like to admit. ( of course I have a favorite, which my boyfriend calls my “go to shirt”. However, do you know how cute and festive I look in it?! Looking like a fall snack honey!

Always

Tara