As I mentioned in a previous post, I have never bought so much loungewear in my life as I have recently! I usually just wear a big shirt to sleep but I have changed up my content to reflect the time. Click on the product images for a direct link to where to buy.
I recently did a review on SKIMS which you can see HERE but, this is one of my top places for a sleek look that is super put together. The only issue is that it is usually always sold out.
Another go-to for cute loungewear has always been Forever 21. If you want a cute pj set with eggs and bacon or come smiling avocados, F21 is your place. But what I have really been wanting for the absolute longest time is terrycloth shorts. These are the typical shorts you have for so long you forgot where you even bought them. I love the color and they even have pockets.
Lastly, I did a DIY on this set as you can probably tell! I took a plain pair of black joggers from Walmart and bleached them, then cut them up to create shorts and a top that I saw Brittany Xavier create on Tik Tok. It’s a fun and easy DIY.
Let me start off by staying I have been buying more loungewear than I ever have in my entire life during this quarantine time period. (I’ll be doing a round-up of that ASAP) I wanted to do a quick review of the two pieces that I ordered from SKIMS. First off, can I just say how good that name is?! I definitely am a huge Kardashian fan even though that is a very loaded statement as there are lots of things that I do not particularly agree with. But when it comes to fashion and style and showing face, their stylists, decorators and publicity team got it down.
Back to Skims… I did not have high or low expectations but I knew I would get use out of this set because my first impression is they are cute and easy to just throw on after a post-workout shower because when I put on a matching set, I automatically feel more put together.
I purchased both of these items for a total of $82.27. The bralette was $36 and the boxers were $35 and you have to add in taxes and shipping. I do think that the final cost is a bit pricey, but this collection always sells out FAST! They do restock, so sign up for emails because that is how I got my set.
My opinion is only on this set of course, but based on the quality I really love what I received! The package came in a thick brown envelope and the garments come in a biodegradable package that clearly states that it is NOT plastic. Now thinking back, I am a bit happier to pay for the extra taxes and shipping if the company is making more sustainability efforts. (I’m so glad fashion as a whole is slowly taking an eco-friendly stance.)
I love the quality and I highly recommend. I love how the material is quality and thick, but not too thick to where you feel constrained in any way. It is so comfortable and such a soft material, it truly is the perfect loungewear.
I have been seeing so many random gadgets from Amazon that everyone is discovering during quarantine that make your life just a bit easier. I thought I would share a few of my favorite finds below that I found interesting!
What gadgets have you found or what are you looking out for?
Pulla Hair Straightener and Crimper 4-in-1 $25
Hair Crimping has definitely come back into style and this is an inexpensive must try for that 90’s look
Tinkle Eye Brow Razer Pack $4.50
Your eyebrow lady will thank you when you come back and have kept up with your brows!
Hair Scalp Massager $8
Who doesn’t need this in your life?! This is a must especially when taking a rejuvenating bath
16 oz Amber Glass Bottles $19.98
These are perfect for holding your homemade face and hair mists that you have made during quarantine!
Doughnut-shaped travel humidifier $7.19
How cute is this?! It’s the little things in life that just make the biggest difference and this is one of them.
Throw Pillow Cover Case $9.98
Tiger King amiright? I actually love a good decorative pillow.. and yes I know that is a lion.
Small Macrame Plant Hangers $9
Boho up your space boo xx
So I finally got a mini beauty fridge (thanks Easter Bunny)! I did not want to fill it with all of my products as they would not all fit, so I put a few of the ones that I use the most.
Here are the products listed:
- Eye Mask : gotta keep these cool so they can work their very best and depuff the area around your skin
- Lip Mask : same goes for this one, these keep your lips plump, but I think mostly its just a self-care patch to apply anywhere on your face that needs to depuff
- Bye Bye Undereye Cream : This is one of my favorite products since I feel like my dark circles are so prominent
- Exfoliating energy facial with enzymes : Youth to the People created this mask that I have been trying a few times a week and I love it! I am still testing it out in my mini-fridge
- Jade Roller : I have heard mixed things about jade rollers and recently it’s not very good, but for a quick depuff in the morning it actually works for me
- Firming Mask : Kiehl’s ginger left and hibiscus firming mask just feels better when it is cooler and makes my skin feel rejuvenated
What areyour go-to beauty products?
The thing I love about LA is there is always a pop-up or something fun around the corner. I work nearby a building where there are frequent pop-ups. I have seen Lulu’s, gym shark and now Gucci take vacancy in the space.
Gucci’s pop-up I actually would have had no idea about! But we stumbled upon it and my co-worker found out it is open to the public. It was a photo op experience, which I had no idea about until I got inside. I remember the door man telling us the tags for all of the pictures we take and I said, oh I won’t be taking pictures because I don’t look great, I just came from work. He probably thought, “well she’s in the wrong place”.
Luckily they had beauty touch ups with their new lipsticks and mascara so the photos did not come out absolutely terrible.. however if I had known it was a photo op I definitely would have prepared a bit more!
I love the color of the lipstick the I tried, it was a rusty colored red and let me tell you, the mascara is EVERYTHING! Not going to lie, I didn’t think that mascara’s were too different other than the brushes that were used. BUT, the best mascara’s I have ever used on their own have been Chanel and now Gucci. I definitely would recommend as they are super splurge worthy.
All in all, I am so happy I went and I would say wherever you are based to check out the places that are always right under your nose.
I started reading three articles a day over the holiday break. Most days I read only 1 or 2 but I always shot to read at least three. I never really use my twitter but I decided to start using it for finding articles to check out regarding fashion, celebrities, beauty, and trends.
Social media is always a tricky one as there are so many things it can be used for; showing off, investigating, news, etc. I choose to use each platform differently, and until now, I never really had a purpose for going on twitter every day. I use the discover page to learn about news in general as well as find out more about big breaking stories in the media. I always scroll all the way down to fashion and beauty and the bigger publications have their most recent stories posted.
- Influencers over the age of 60
- Fashion Trends Analytics of 2019
- Florence Pugh on her age gap relationship
- Latinx-owned beauty brands as mentioned by Nylon
- Have you heard of Kevyn Aucoin’s new Glass Glow Face product? You should!
- Greta Thunberg on Climate change as told by British Vogue
Got a favorite publication? What is it?
Thanksgiving is such a special holiday, and of course, right afterward comes black Friday! What’s better than treating yourself (or your girlfriends) to some holiday nails?!
If you live in LA you know all about Olive and June! They are my go-to place for some super cute nails and the aesthetic of the salon is a whole experience on its own. I was able to collab with them on this blog post and wanted to share their NINE new polish colors for the holiday season.
Six of the jewel tones are named for the women who inspired them to be good to ourselves and the three metallics celebrate the ultimate moment in self-care: an O&J mani.
Inside my Holiday Studio box was everything I need to give myself the perfect mani at home. They thought of everything from the nail clippers to the cuticle serum, The Poppy (O&J’s patented painting tool) nail file, and a buffer.
I try to keep my nails in check and pamper myself by getting them done so this was ideal for me! The perfect gift to share for the holidays!
What are you giving out this year?
For cyber week, Olive and June is offering 25% off site wide from 11/24 – 12/2 which means this Treat Yourself Box can be snagged for only $75!