Stripes make me happy. Color makes me happy. Combine these two elements and you've got one of my favorite "uniforms." Make it a dress and I'm in fashion heaven (example: this floor-skimming maxi dress, above). And to add a little something unexpected, I would pair this outfit with my beloved summer staple. How about you? Do you love stripes as much as me? Or are you more of a polka dot girl? Bold prints? Neutrals? Black?
I've had bangs for quite some time now (going on 10 years) and I'm always on the lookout for a good hair spray to keep them in place. I hate sprays that make your hair feel like a helmet. And the ones that don't do the job feel like a waste of money. But a few years ago I met my perfect match. This one is a maximum hold spray that isn't sticky, isn't flaky, contains sunscreen (bonus points!) and smells like lavender-bergamot-rose. May the Force be with you.
When you take off all of your makeup, how do you know you got everything? I recently added cleansing oil to my nighttime routine and it's revolutionizing my skin. After reading this insightful article about Korean skincare (and recommendations from my BFF) I thought, "What do I have to lose? I'm 41 and STILL breaking out like a teenager." It seems counter-intuitive to add oil to your face. But I'm telling you, it works. Cleansing oil is the perfect pre-cleansing step. Here's my revised 6-step nighttime routine: 1) First, I take off my eye makeup using this waterproof remover. Then I use a baby wipe all over my face to remove foundation, concealer, etc. 2) Next is cleansing oil, which I use dry (I find it's more effective). After massaging into my face, I use warm water to rinse off. 3) Then I use a gentle cleanser (I like this one) with my Clarisonic Mia brush (this product changed my life!). 4) Toner. Always use toner. 5) Don't forget those delicate areas. 6) Finish with a nourishing face oil. This one is my favorite. I've been following this regimen for about a week now and I'm seeing results. Fewer breakouts, clearer skin, more even tone and a brighter and happier complexion overall. Give it a go and let me know if you had similar results. love, -j.
How many pairs of jeans do you have? I think I've got six pairs in my closet. Skinnies, boyfriend, boot cut. And now I must add this wonderful pair of nautical-inspired sailor jeans. I love the flattering higher-rise waist and worn with leopard print pointy-toe heels is just the cat's meow.