August 22, 2018

The Best Bucket Bags for All Price Points

I'm loving all things bucket bags at the moment, this unique take on the traditional handbag has been popping up every where with all the brands both high and low making their own versions. For this post I picked bucket bags at different price points (below $100, between $100-$500 and above $1,000). If things are a little tight money wise, check out the bags under $100. If you have the extra change to splurge a little, check out the bags that are priced between $100-$500. For the those who are in the mood to treat yourself and spend all the $$$$ check out the bags over $1000. 

1. Vegan Leather Bucket Bag
2. Mango Net Bag $79.99
5. Mango Bucket Bag $59.99
 6. ZARA Crochet Shopper $49.90
3. Kate Spade Flamingo Bucket Bag (Sold out, Similar here + here)

4. Fendi Mon Tresor $1,690
5. Celine Large Studs Satinated Bucket Bag (Similar style, here + here)
7. Chanel Bucket Bag $3,600


August 8, 2018

10 Skin Care Sticks You Have To Try

I'm a sucker for unique skincare products, I've recently become obsessed with makeup and skin care products that are in stick form. Korean skin care and cleansing sticks have taken the beauty world by storm, with their innovativeness and ease of use. Now all your favorite beauty brands have been clamoring to make some of their best selling products into stick form. Much to my delight there are so many options of skin care products in stick form. They are fun new ways to simply cleanse your face and to apply your daily skin care. I had the hardest time limiting the products I would like to try to just 10 (#productjunkie), checks my picks below. 

1. Josie Maran Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick - The moisturizing stick balm is infused with argan oil that can be applied to your skin, hair, and nails. Argan oil has conditioning and anti-aging benefits thats supposed to help nourish and revitalize skin and hair. I think the moisturizer stick would be perfect to keep in your purse and apply it whenever your skin feels dry. $22

2. Supergoop Glow Stick Sunscreen SPF 50 - I love the idea of a sunscreen in stick form. This sunscreen stick offers boosting hydration and broad-spectrum UV protection. While out in the sun you can apply to it your cheeks, bridge of the nose, chest, shoulders or anywhere else to keep you protected from the sun. $25

3. Julep Big Dream Nightly Renewal Pressed Serum with BHA - A combo nighttime serum and moisturizer that claims to deeply hydrate and gently exfoliate to unveil smoother, more refined skin overnight. The serum contains salicylic acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid) which helps lifts and loosen dead skin cells and purges the pores of impurities to improve skin's clarity, tone, and texture. The stick applicator allows you to easily swipe the pressed serum stick on to your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin then gently massage in with fingers. Its recommended to use the serum as the last step in your nightly skincare routine. $36

4. Yes To Grapefruit Snapmask Stick - The Yes To is a brightening face mask stick. Formulated with vitamin C and grapefruit extract the face mask stick is supposed to help diminish dull and uneven skin. You use the product by applying the mask onto damp or dry skin. After creating an even layer you leave the mask on for five minutes then rinse with warm water. The Yes To snapmask is paraben free, cruelty free, and vegan friendly. $14

 5. E.L.F. Active Hydration Stick - This sweat resistant balm is infused with shea butter, cocoa, and aloe. To use the stick, you twist up the product then glide the stick across your face, neck, and arms to cool down and boost the skin. The hydration stick looks like it would be perfect to apply right before you workout or before any activity that involves any sweating. $8

6. MAC Prep + Prime Pore Refiner Stick - The MAC oil-controlling stick claims to blur the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. The silicone-free formula is supposed to refine skin and absorb oil to leave a smooth and matte finish with a non-tacky feel. You apply directly to the skin in short, swift strokes then blend with fingertips. You can use the product before makeup application or to touch up makeup as needed throughout the day. I think this would be such an easy to apply primer before I put my makeup on every morning. $27

7. Clinique Take The Day Off Eye Make Up Remover Stick - The Clinique take the day off cleansing balm is a staple in most beauty lovers cabinets. Now in a cool stick form, the take the day off stick claims to dissolve all traces of eye makeup. The cleansing balm is in a slim, twist-up stick, thats ideal for touch-ups and on-the-go makeup removal. The formula is silky, greaseless and claims to gently dissolve long-wearing eye makeup. $18.50

8. St. Ives Apricot & Manuka Honey Cleansing Stick - Made with 100% coconut oil this travel friendly solid easily dissolves away daily grime while leaving your face feeling healthy and soft.  The manuka honey refreshes dull skin, the coconut oil boost hydration and the apricot fruit extract adds fragrance. $7.50

9. Julep Love Your Bare Face Detoxifying Cleansing Balm Stick - The Julep cleansing stick contains rice bran oil to deeply remove dirt, excess oil, and impurities while it exfoliates the skin. Your supposed to apply the balm to your wet face or hands and work into a gentle lather with water. I like how easy to use this product seems to be. $28

10. H2O Plus Beauty Eye Balm - The H2O eye balm is supposed to visibly reduce dark circles,  puffiness and make your eyes appear more awake. You apply the balm to the outer to inner corner of the eye throughout the day as needed. As a dark under-eye sufferer I think this product would do wonders to help me look less tired and more youthful. $28


August 1, 2018

Brand Alert: My Favorites From Staud

Staud was founded in downtown Los Angeles in 2015 by Sarah Staudinger and partner George Augusto. The vintage-inspired women’s clothing brand offers a chic, clean and classic design aesthetic. Staud's mission is to bring made-to-order clothing and accessories to a wider audience. For Staud's clothing, you can choose from a selection of standard silhouettes and then customize certain aspects to suit your taste and shape. I find this business concept so unique, plus add the affordable price points, and Staud is a home run for me. As a handbag lover I'm always looking for new brands that offer refreshing takes on a item that I carry everyday. For this wishlist I picked eight bags from Staud's collection that made my heart sing. I love the boldness of the Minnow and Britt bags. As a bucket bag fan the Vitti, Bissett, and Moreau bag are perfect examples of how practical the bucket bag style is. Finally the Shirley bag incorporates the trendy translucent silhouette while adding their own flair  and a sense of bag privacy with the bag in a bag design.

1. Moreau Bucket Bag | 2. Minnow Bag | 3. Vitti Bag | 4. Bissett Bag (Petal & Green) | 
5. Bissett Bag (Striped)  | 6. Shirley Bag  | 7. Grace Bag | 8. Britt Bag 

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