December 8th //
Have you ever noticed a common ingredient in many of your daily skin care products? Witch hazel has been a staple skin care product for years – it’s natural, effective and inexpensive – and found in many of the products we already use! Take a look below for the benefits of witch hazel for skincare.
Witch Hazel for Skin Care: 8 Benefits
- Great for reducing puffy eyes. It’s known to de-puff and tighten skin.
- Moisturize! Even though witch hazel reduces oil, it also locks in moisture.
- Tighten pores and get rid of impurities. A quick swipe of witch hazel over your skin will leave you feeling refreshed and on your way to smaller pores.
- Helps with the appearance of varicose veins. Witch hazel’s tannins can reduce inflammation and constrict blood vessels.
- Helps with the appearance of psoriasis and eczema.
- Help heal sunburn and razor burn. Just spritz or swipe over the affected area.
- Speed up the healing process of bruises. The tannins will help heal bruised skin.
- Fights acne. It’s a natural astringent – add to your daily routine like you would toner.
Even though witch hazel has been around for years – we sometimes forget that the simplest products work the best. Can you believe all these benefits of witch hazel for skin care? Have you ever used witch hazel as part of your skin care routine?
December 7th //
I was so thrilled to see Nicole Richie’s curated collection for Joss & Main! I love Nicole’s sense of classic glam and I couldn’t be more excited that she’s showing off her interior design aesthetic too. Her picks for the Joss & MainHolidays in Style collection range from Moroccan poufs to luxurious fabrics and modern mirrors. Mixed in with the classic pieces like velvet side chairs and ikat rugs, is a nod to her playful, witty side with owl statues.
Arriving just in time for the holidays and playing on Nicole’s love of hosting a good party, the collection was handpicked by the celeb herself. Nicole’s fab style is evident in her fashion lines for House of Harlow 1960 and Winter Kate, and that boho-chic style is mimicked in her curated collection for Joss & Main. “Our house is the one people come to hang,” she told InStyle – and it’s obvious through the comfy couches, clean lines and touches of glam. Have you checked out Nicole’s curated collection for Joss & Main?
Nicole Richie for Joss & Main
December 6th //
So excited to start adding Pantone’s Color of the Year into my wardrobe! The color authority announced yesterday that 2014′s It shade is Radiant Orchid, a stunning purple with pink undertones. LOVE this girly hue so much – shop a few of my picks in radiant orchid that are perfect for your closet or couch xo
Shop Pantone’s Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid
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December 6th //
There’s something lovely about the way Kate Middleton restyled her nude Roland Mouret gown that was simple but still fabulous. The new mom hit the red carpet for the Dec. 5th premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (may he rest in peace) rocking a stunning $35 statement necklace from Zara, showing it off even more so by wearing a glamorous ponytail. Hair envy, anyone?
The 31-year-old Duchess’ accessory is currently sold out but the retailer does offer two similar options – here and here - that would be the perfect addition to your holiday frock.
Kate Middleton Wears Zara Necklace to Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Do you love when royalty wears affordable pieces?
December 5th //
It’s an absolute thrill to see Marilyn Monroe as the new face of Chanel No. 5! The blonde bombshell was quoted years ago, saying that the fragrance was the only thing she wore to bed, and from that moment on, it was Chanel No. 5 and Marilyn forever. Fifty-one years later, the sex symbol has become the new face of the fragrance.
Marilyn Monroe: The New Face of Chanel No. 5
“You know, they ask me questions. Just an example: ‘What do you wear to bed? A pajama top? The bottoms of the pajamas? A nightgown?’ So I said, ‘Chanel No. 5,’ because it’s the truth… And yet, I don’t want to say ‘nude’. But it’s the truth!”
In a short commercial, Chanel has tied beautiful vintage footage with the sound of her voice, showing the LIFE photoshoot that made Chanel No. 5 as popular as it is today. Accessing lost audio footage, Marilyn’s interviews were the inspiration behind this lovely campaign.
What do you think of Marilyn Monroe as the face of this classic fragrance?