Monday, July 16, 2012

Makeup Monday...Argan Oil

So I totally have an obsession with beauty products, like many of you ladies out there and while I don't really trust Groupon for beauty advice, I was piqued when they were selling Argan Oil for a serious discount.

To be precise the advertisement stated the following:


Pura D'or Pure and Organic oil rehabilitated the condition and appearance of hair, skin, and nails without a drop of chemical additives. The natural substance imbues hair with more moisture and shine than a polished stick of butter, softening the skin and helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks, and scars. The healing and nourishing substance has also been used to alleviate the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. Pura Dor Pure and Organic argan oil is imported via carrier dolphins from southwestern Morocco. 

Intrigued by this 100% natural oil I went ahead and purchased 1 bottle and began using immediately. I was pleased that while an oil, once on my skin the product did not feel "oily". After 3 days of use I noticed my always dry cuticles were more nourished than ever and also noticed that the ashiness I had been experiencing with this summer weather was no longer noticeable. 

I give this product a 10. Although much more expensive than a bottle of lotion (4 oz cost $25 with this groupon deal but typically it runs for $48/ bottle) Pura D'or Pure & Organic Argan Oil (4 fl. oz.) it seems to be more effective.

Has anyone else made the switch to Argan Pi

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wild for on Wednesday...Have to Have

so I am going to go out on a limb and assume all of you have heard of Pinterest and more importantly have used Pinterest. Pinterest point blank is pretty fab. BUT,  as much as I love Pinterest, I find it has not been so efficient when it comes to shopping. It is great for coming up with outfit ideas, but as far as making purchases....just not doing it for me. 

Last week when I was in the Hamptons I had the pleasure of meeting Carla Holtze, the fabulous co-founder of Have to Have. Where have you been all my life Carla and furthermore, Have to Have, how have you gone under my radar for SO long???

Wow. This website is mind blowing. Its goal summarized briefly is to steam line online perusing, saving you money in the process. Similar to pinterest you save items you want into your folder, and even better, the site contacts you when that item goes on sale (similar to the Shopbop wishlist which I am obsessed with, except this reaches any online retailer you may choose to peruse). GENIUS. 


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Trend Tuesday....Light & Airy Dresses

This past weekend I attended a charity event in the Hamptons and realized right as the driver was arriving to pick us up that I had packed all the wrong types of dresses (my leopard print mini was vetoed by all the boys in the house who said wearing animal print to the Nature Conservancy was taboo). What I really needed was a "light and airy" dress that looks absolutely dashing with wedges, since you know, must summer events are outside on the lawn, and heels just help aerate the lawn while making it impossible to walk. 

These dresses are perfect for the hot summer months and simultaneously conservative enough to wear to more formal events. They key is to pick a dress that resembles a tunic/ caftan, then adds some fun jewelry, nude wedges, a clutch and you are set for the night.