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Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Skincare Feels As Light As A Cloud

Peter Thomas Roth water drench cloud serum cream

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you already know my love for good skincare. It’s become an obsession. The older I get, the more I find myself gravitating towards skincare over makeup. So when Peter Thomas Roth sent me their new Water Drench skincare collection I was ecstatic to give it a try. I’m already a user of several hyaluronic products so I wasn’t sure if this collection would excite me. But boy, was I wrong. This stuff is good. I mean, shut-up-and-take-my-money good. Trust me, when a product or collection is almost sold out everywhere, you know it’s good.

So what makes the Water Drench collection so magical? The “it” skincare ingredient, of course. Hyaluronic acid has been dubbed “the fountain of youth” by some beauty experts. With powerful anti-aging properties, it is one of the premier hydrating ingredients for skin, even for oily, sensitive, or breakout-prone skin. Hyaluronic acid actually attracts and retains up to 1,000 times its weight in water from moisture in the atmosphere! One of the qualities of youthful skin is its ability to hold water and retain a balanced amount of moisture. Ah, to be young. But as we age, our skin loses the ability to maintain moisture as it once did resulting in, well, wrinkles. Not to mention fine lines and roughness. The Hyaluronic Cloud Cream has 30% concentrated hyaluronic acid that transforms atmospheric vapor into water from the clouds, providing your skin with intense hydration that lasts up to 72 hours. In other words, bye bye wrinkles and hello fresh, supple looking skin.

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum Cream

I’ve been using the Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum and Hyaluronic Cloud Cream daily for the past few weeks. While they can be used for day or night, I actually prefer them for the daytime. Both of these products are so incredibly light on the skin. The name really does speak for itself! They also feel incredibly luxurious on the skin. You know how some products just feel more luxurious than others? Will these both fall under that category. Especially the Cloud Cream. Every morning before applying my makeup, I first use an eye cream, then apply the Cloud Serum, followed by the Cloud Cream and it leaves my face looking so incredibly plump and hydrated without that sticky feeling, and never leaving my skin greasy.

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum Cream

I could literally shout my love for this collection from the mountain tops. It is so, so good. I’ve been alternating between so many different hyaluronic-based products for the past year but none come close to the Water Drench collection. Light, airy and effective. What more could you ask for in your skincare?

Have any of you tried any of the Peter Thomas Roth products? After loving this collection so much, I’m dying to try this, this and this!

Thank you to Peter Thomas Roth for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.


Style

Why You Need A Pink Draped Trench For Spring

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FOREVER 21 Trench  •  FOREVER 21 Bodysuit (Obsessed with these! I have it in every color!)   LEVEL 99 Jeans  •  FOREVER 21 Belt  •  ZARA Booties (similar here + here)  •  COACH Dinky Bag  •  RAY-BAN Aviators


The surprising new neutral for spring? Pink! Err, let’s go with rose to stay in my comfort zone. I’m not really a “pink” kind of girl. Rose (or blush, mauve… whatever is your preference) is the hot new neutral this season. Case in point, this pink draped trench. It’s surprisingly easy to wear with almost anything. I find myself throwing it over pretty much every outfit lately and have been loving the way it looks with denim shorts and a tank! It’s so light-weight making it easy to wear in spring adding just enough coverage for those breezy days.

I’m currently writing in this in New York where it luckily isn’t nearly as cold as I had originally anticipated. Thank god I just barely missed the blizzard weather. Wishing I brought this drape trench with me since I mostly brought heavy coats and found myself carrying them around more often than wearing it. In my defense, the weather report said it was going to be 8 degrees when I flew in. 8?! Thankfully it’s been in the fifties. I can deal with that. No big. But this trench would have been great to have to throw on over a sweater with jeans. Nothing beats a good casual look and this trench is just so effortless to wear. Just throw on and go! How simple is that? I call it lazy chic 😜

Hope everyone’s week is going well!


Beauty Videos

T3 Single Pass Luxe Styling Iron Review + Demo

T3 single pass luxe hair straightenerT3 Hair Straightener  •  OUAI Texturizing Spray  •  VERB Ghost Oil


I finally got around to editing this video. I had filmed it a few weeks after purchasing the T3 Single Pass Luxe Hair Straightener because I was completely obsessed. Several months later… I’m still obsessed! Hands down the best hair straightener I have ever used. Not to mention that’s it’s easy on the eyes.

This straightener is so well made, maintains high heat with controllable settings so I don’t fry my hair and it adds shine. This one tool has basically replaced all of my other hair tools! I haven’t even touched any of my curling irons or wands since purchasing it. Effortless waves, tighter curls, pin-straight hair – this styling iron does it all. I’ve been using the Verb Ghost Oil before styling my hair with the straightener to reduce frizz and act as a heat barrier and I love the results. Shiny, frizz free and perfectly styled. This one is also a great budget-friendly option that I’ve used for years.

But because I’m not really one for perfectly polished hair, I tousle the waves with Ouai Texturizing Spray to add a bit of definition and texture. It also adds quite a bit of volume! I’ve also started using this dry texture spray and it’s quickly become a fave.

Want to see it in action? Watch my full, in depth review below and see the T3 Single Pass Luxe demo creating my every day loose, effortless waves. Also, amazing news!! The T3 Single Pass Luxe is currently on sale!!! Click here to get this straightener for 15% off. That’s almost $30 off the original price tag!!

Have you tried any of the T3 products? Let me know in a comment below! I’d love to know what you think of them!


DIY Style

DIY Name Patch Denim Jacket

diy name patch denim jacketMADEWELL Jacket  •  ETSY Name Patch  •  FOREVER 21 Sweater  •  PAIGE Jeans  •  RAY-BAN Sunglasses  •  GUCCI Mule Flats (designer dupes here•  H&M Necklace


I had been eyeing this custom Rails LA jacket for months. Tossing back and forth on how I could justify this purchase and how often I’d actually wear it. I was obsessed, but not quite ready to pull the trigger. And then I thought, hello. Easy DIY alert! So I began my search for custom name patches on Etsy and filtered through hundreds of hundreds of styles until I finally came across this one. Sold. So there you have it. The easiest DIY name patch denim jacket ever created. And for a fraction of the designer version. 😉

So what do you need for this super easy DIY? A denim jacket, custom embroidered name patch, and an iron. I used my favorite Madewell denim jacket because the fit is the best I’ve ever found. Being petite makes it difficult to find good fitting jackets. But this and this are also amazing options. Lay out the jacket on a flat surface and decide where the patch looks best. I wanted it to resemble the Rails LA version, so I smacked it right in the middle. But it would also look cool higher up towards the collar!

Once you know where you want the patch, grab a pillowcase and place over the patch. Grab your heated iron and iron over the pillow case. Press the iron down and hold over the patch for about 20 seconds. I then heated the iron up to about 375 degrees, then flipped the denim jacket over, placed the pillow case over where the patch area was, then ironed over the patch area from the back just to ensure the patch adhered to the jacket properly.

And there you have it – an easy DIY name patch denim jacket! Wait for the jacket to cool, drape it over your shoulders and go on with your bad self. 👊🏼 Just be prepared for everyone to know your name now. 😂

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Style

A Sweater Dress at Bar Belmont

sweater dressTREASURE&BOND Dress  •  ZARA Booties (similar here and here)  •  COACH Bag (w/ chain strap) •  RAY-BAN Sunglasses

I can’t get enough of this sweater dress. I also recently bought this one and I’m obsessed. You may have already seen this distressed version a few weeks ago on the blog, but this turtleneck sweater dress is one of my favorites. It seems silly to wear a turtleneck dress when the sun is out, but it’s perfect for those in between temps when spring is just around the corner. I prefer shorter sweater dress versions this time of year so I don’t overheat and I tend to pair them with booties to dress it up, or these mules for a laid back look.

If you live in Dallas, you have to check out Bar Belmont. Officially one of my favorite places in the city. The bar, inside the Belmont Hotel, looks straight out of the 70s complete with mid-century lamps and a pink velvet couch. What’s not to love? They also host live music all the time with some really cool bands. Just in case, you’re ever in the Dallas area 😉

And back to reality today…well, technically it was back to reality on Monday just in time for the LIKEtoKNOW.it App launch. This weekend was rough. If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have noticed my grandmother passed last week. So Steven and I immediately hopped on a plane to fly home and be with family. It’s crazy how things like this bring people together. My family from New York/Jersey flew in and I even got to see some California family members that I hadn’t seen in years, if not decades. My grandmother lived in Palm Springs so it was rather strange to be there without her. I love Palm Springs, as well. It’s one of my favorite cities in California. The palm trees, bougainvillea, cactus and never ending sunshine make it heaven on earth. I even took a ride in her golf cart for old times sake. My grandfather actually taught me how to drive on that thing! It was sad to say goodbye and heartbreaking to know I’d never be back at that Palm Springs house again. But it was time.

My grandmother was one hell of a woman. She didn’t take shit from anybody and she always spoke her mind. A woman ahead of her time is what my family always said. She did things her way, and her passing was on her own terms. She was done and she let everyone know it. She ripped off her oxygen mask and said enough was enough. Not much you can argue with that.

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