Chilly in the City

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Winter sure looks beautiful!

Winter is near! Christmas decorations, beautiful coats,and the festivity is amazing!There is a setback, however. I'm going to be blunt: my face hurts! Haha, it sounds funny, even in text; to me at least. Lately the weather has been killing me. The weather is so bipolar, sometimes I can't even trust the forecast (it promised me a sunnier day). It has been freezing, and apparently a storm is imminent!


 *Shudders, literally cause I don't turn the heat on*

I love the cold season, I love the festive holidays and the beautiful falling snow. I love the cozy nights cuddled up by the fireplace, and I love the energy of attempting to build a snowman! However, I do hate the slushy snow, the gusty wind, the terrible hair days, and the dry skin! Dry skin is a huge deal for me, because when my skin is dry, it resembles a snake peeling. Not.Cute. When my skin starts to peel, or crack, I give myself a "mini- routine change," and it helps!

Moisturize:

First,before I leave the house for school or work, I always moisturize. In the spring/fall, my moisturizer is mainly "water based," but as the season changes, so does my moisturizer. In the winter, I always look for a moisturizer that is "Oil-based" since it would provide an extra layer of protection for your skin :)

TIP: Look for "nonclogging" oils, like avocado oil, mineral oil, primrose oil, or almond oil.

Cold baths:

Super hot baths can further damage skin,as I recently found out :( Luke warm baths should be fine though! 
My favorites are cold baths, not "igloo cold" but cold enough without getting sick. Cold baths are known to "tighten" skin, and it is also known that a splash of cold water to freshly washed hair would "tame" the frizziness in hair! 

Humidify:

Humidifiers get more moisture in the air, which helps prevent your skin from drying out. I currently do not have a humidifier in my house, and once a week I would boil water and carefully position myself above the pot with a towel on my head, to capture all the steam.

I hoped I helped, have fun this winter and be safe! Stay warm! 

Festive Red

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Things I Cann't Live Without

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Things I Can't Live Without




1. Bows

I absolutely cannot live without bows! I love having them in my hair, I love having them on my clothes, I love having them everywhere!

2. Frat Co

The "Pam" pattern sweatshirt is my favorite sweater now! I've been wearing it for days now, I wash it at night to avoid any fumes. The sweater is just so comfortable and cozy and warm and amazing!
I've grown into it now!

3. My iPhone/ Kate Spade case

Need I say more? I love the iPhone and I love Kate Spade. Perfect just got perfect!

4. Nike® Flex Run 2013 Womens Running Shoes

I consider myself athletic, since I play a couple of sports and run a couple of miles weekly. It is kinda hard for me to find running shoes since I am extremely picky about the shoes I wear, especially when it comes to sneakers. These shoes are so lightweight and amazing! I love how they fit, and I love the flexibility of the shoe itself. I'm starting to run again, and soon competing in a marathon, I need all the help I can get!

What are some things you can't live without right now? 

Kate Spade Holidays 2013 Product Pickouts!

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Just in time for the Holidays! Kate Spade had once again proved to never disappoint! I went through the entire new arrivals sets, and must I say, it is dashing! I gasp at every piece, every single one is so darling! I love the collection! I adore Kate Spade's simple yet timeless and classy pieces, with just a dash of color, a small collection of details, and a fun loving nature, her pieces never fails to turn heads and collect compliments! Kudos to you, Mrs. Spade! 

Below I have gathered a set of products I absolutely lust for myself. I know what I'm asking Santa for Christmas ;) 

Kate Spade Holidays 2013 Product Pickouts!


Happy Birthday Lilly Pulitzer!

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Lilly Pulitzer's birthday is tomorrow, and this weekend there is a huge party in honor of it! In stores and online, you can get presents for purchasing! What a great way to celebrate the Amazing Lilly Pulitzer! She always loved to celebrate in big ways!





It is the perfect time to go shopping! With any purchases you can get an awesome Compact Mirror, when you spend $250 you can get a Make-Up Case, when you spend $500 you can get a Leopard Bangle, and when you spend $1000 you get a Carry-all Tote! Have fun shopping!



"It all started with a juice stand" Happy 82th Birthday, Lilly!


Fried Spiced Eggplant

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Fried Spiced Eggplant 


Pictured are my absolute favorite snack/appetizer of all time: the almighty eggplant! Eggplants are great for your brain, since they protect cell membranes; they also contain plenty of antioxidants, and they are great for cardiovascular health! What a load for a purple vegetable to pack! I'm very health conscious, I run marathons and I watch what I eat. I love being "fit" and energetic! However, with a sweet tooth and a slight addiction to chocolate, the quest to eating healthy becomes a struggle sometimes. :(

But, who says healthy foods can't taste good? I found a recipe for eggplants and I fell in love! It is absolutely guilt free and delicious at the same time! Cooking is good for the soul, and stomach, so check out the recipe below and get your pans out! :)

Recipe Here 




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