mattify with Boscia

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With the weather warming up and the humidity rising, this means it’s time to switch up your daily skincare routine. As I’ve mentioned here and here, I have obnoxiously  oily skin and I’m always looking for ways to find balance. I’ve recently discovered this Green Tea Mattifying Hydrogel Mask from Boscia – it’s amazing! The Japanese green tea helps to reduce sebum production, acne-causing bacteria, and diminishes breakouts. It minimizes shine and excess oil with amino acids that contain antibacterial compounds. And it’s free of parabens, preservatives, sulfates and artificial aroma – another important factors when selecting any type of skincare. I’ve been using a mask 1-2 times a week and my face is feeling smoother, less irritated, less reactive, and less oily. Just in time for summer!

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spring layers

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blazer: Vince similar  // jeans: Old Navy // heels: Zara similar // shades: Céline 

It’s still chilly in Chicago, so I’m wearing layers and pretending it’s spring. All white always feels fresh and extra chic to me. I added a heel and pink lip to keep my look feeling extra feminine. Black shades and a blazer with clean lines for the win! Let’s get Monday started!

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spring wardrobe refresh

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1: Thierry Lasry // 2: Chanel // 3: J.Crew // 4: Madewell // 5: Vince // 6: Vince 

Here are a few items to make that transition into spring a whole lot easier. Accessories and a lip color are easy to refresh. And who doesn’t love a new lipstick? Neutrals are my go-to, so adding a few new staples and texture into the mix is a great way to build on an existing wardrobe. What are some of your favorite pieces and trends this spring?

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SALLY HANSEN MIRACLE GEL – VOYAGER COLLECTION

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Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel™ – Flushed Wanderer & Top Coat 

Who doesn’t love having a great manicure?! I especially love the shine and longevity of a gel manicure. However, making routine trips to the nail salon is time-consuming and can add up quickly. I was excited to try a few of the new Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel™ – Voyager Collection shades at home! The collection has pretty neutrals and a few pops of color. My at-home manicure was easy to apply and it dried quickly. Win-win! The gel manicure system is a no light needed application and comes with a Miracle Gel™ 2X Volume top coat. The plumping top coat should be used together with the Miracle Gel™ shades and can last up to 14 days! AND you can remove your mani with regular nail polish remover, so no trip the the salon. Check out more colors and the entire Voyager Collection here.

 

This post was a collaboration with Sally Hansen. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting collaborations with Taffeta and Cedar!

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H&M World Recycle Week + M.I.A.

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April 18-24 is World Recycle Week.  H&M around the globe will be accepting your unwanted clothes. Their goal is to collect 1,000 tons of clothing items to recycle, repurpose and reuse. This weekend is the perfect time to spring clean that closet. Read more about the ongoing garment recycle program at H&M here. Climate change is real, please do your part!

 

 

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silk panel top

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top: COS // denim: Vince // shades: Céline // heels: Zara // bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim

You can never go wrong when pairing black and dark denim together for a look. I love the layered panels and flow of this silk blouse from COS. They are so good at chic pieces with interesting details! A neutral bag and shoes add just the right amount of texture and subtle color. What are some of your go-to color combinations for Spring?

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