April 25, 2015

How To Avoid Breakouts

I know I've mentioned Lauren Conrad's beauty & fashion books before, so today I though I would share some insights that she gives in her beauty book. I thought Face Mapping was an interesting concept when I read about it. Basically by Face Mapping you can know what causes certain areas of your face to break out. Cool, right!?

Here are what your breakouts are telling you in 5 different areas of your face:

1. Forehead. Breakouts across your forehead are most often triggered by little sleep or stress. Getting at least 7 hours of sleep will help clear this up.

2. Above the brow. The immune system affects the above the brow area so if you are breaking out in this area it may be because a recent cold or flu.

3. Between the brows. Breakouts may be caused here from too much unhealthy food intake. By cutting back on sugar, dairy and rich food it will help clear up the brow area.

4. Cheeks. Cheeks are linked to your respiratory system. Breathing polluted air or smoking can cause breakouts here. LC said when she was in India she experienced breakouts because of the poor air quality.

5. Side of chin. Interestingly enough the sides of your chin are affected by hormones, so breakouts tend to happen in this are during your period. Depending on which ovary is ovulating that month, one side of your chin may be broken out than the other.

Do you have any tips to help with clear skin?

April 24, 2015

What Fashionista Inspires Me || Alexandrea Garza

Welcome once again to What Fashionista Inspires Me. Today's fashionista is a Licensed Cosmetologist & Makeup Artist as well as a successful Youtuber. She is also busy with planning her upcoming wedding in June 2015. So without further ado, lets welcome my fashion + beauty  inspiration Alexandrea Garza!

I would definitely say that Alex's style is what I aspire to be. Classy, preppy, and sophisticated. I admire how she is able to wear enough Lilly to be "preppy" but still wear other styles to create her own classy.

Her warmer weather style is absolutely perfect! I mean just look at that Lilly P. romper! 

I love white jeans for warmer weather and Alex definitely wears white well.

One aspect of Alex's style that I love is how she's not afraid to wear brighter colors in both the summer and winter. Adding a pop of color with either whites or neutrals really pulls an outfit together.

There is SO much preppiness in this picture I can't even handle it!!! Seriously, this whole outfit needs to be in my closet!

Alex's makeup routine is on point! I love the soft glowy look to it. It make a statement without being overly dramatic.

And of course I have to include a pic of the happy couple!!
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