Yearly Archives: 2017

4 Skincare Products Worth Trying Out

Skincare Product Review | Beauty Product Review | Best Skincare Products | Anti-aging beauty products | Lady in Violet | Houston Beauty Blogger

Hello Hello!  It’s been a hot minute since I did a beauty post, but I have a good reason. Remember that Whole 30 thing I did during March?  I wanted to see the true impact it had on my skin, so I tried zero new products during the month of March.  While I was half tempted to immediately try all the new skincare products when it was over, I knew I needed to give them each their own try out time so I could see their exact results, not a combo of multiple products.

From what I have tried lately, these are the 4 skincare products worth trying out right now.  All 4 will leave your skin glowing, looking smoother, and hydrated.  Now, let’s get on to the individual reviews.

c/o DERMALOGICA STRESS POSITIVE EYE LIFT –  The purpose of this product is to reduce the signs of stress like puffiness and dark circles and firm the skin around the eye for a lifted effect.  I will say this product does what it promises.  I love to apply in the morning after my shower. You apply it around your eye, let it set for a few minutes (while I make my coffee/breakfast), and then fully massage into the skin.

Even with one use, you can start seeing improvements in dark circles.  My favorite thing about this product is that it made my eyes look more awake.  I love to use this after late nights to look way more awake than I might feel.

KIEHLS MIDNIGHT RECOVERY CONCENTRATE – I’ve been dying to try this product for awhile now because of all the amazing hype it receives.  This product is a blend of essential oils used to smooth and repair damage leaving you looking younger, smoother, and glowing.  I love this product and think it lives up to the hype.  My skin looks younger, healthier, and glowing in the morning.  Forehead wrinkles seem banished for the day.

Since this is an essential oil blend, it has a strong fragrance smell.  I run oil diffusers all day, so the smell doesn’t bother me.  If you are sensitive to strong smells, I would head to a Kiehls, Sephora, or Nordstrom to smell before purchasing.  As much as I love this product, I’m 90% sure it’s been causing a few minor breakouts, so I probably will not buy again.  I’m still testing to see if I’m 100% sure before I write it off, and I definitely plan on finishing the bottle!

c/o TATCHA THE ESSENCE – This product was extremely intriguing to me.  It’s basically like water (but filled with goodness) that you apply to your face. It promises anti-aging benefits, smoothing, and hydrating.  I’m used to applying thick moisturizers and oils, so this thin water like products was very different from my normal.  I was a little skeptical, but I actually really like it.

I try out most skincare products at night, so they can work their magic while I sleep.  Plus, I think how your skin looks in the morning when it’s been free of makeup and environmental factors can really help to evaluate how well a product is doing it’s job.  I definitely noticed a more hydrated, smooth look after using this product.  It mentions it will plump your skin which is basically reducing fine lines.  After a few days of use I did notice improvement in this area.  It’s quick and easy to apply too.  I think it’s great for those nights when you don’t want a long drawn out routine, just a quick few seconds and done.

c/o COSMEDIX RESTORE FACE MASK – I’m closing out with this AMAZING moisture mask.  I mean I can’t do a skincare post without a face mask. I’m too obsessed with them.  This one is a litle different though.  It’s more like super thick moisturizer.  You apply like a mask, let set, and then lightly rinse off or blot away excess.  I would compare it kind of to a leave in conditioner.

This hydrating mask is perfect right before bed.  It’s super hydrating and moisture rich as described.  After the 10-15 minutes are up,  I notice a major improvement in fine lines, my skin was glowing, and was so soft.  I will definitely be adding this little gem into my regular rotation, especially on days when my skin feels dry.

THE PRODUCTS

Have you tried any of these yet?  Thinking about trying one out?  I would love to hear your results.  I find products work different for everyone, so I am always curious to hear about others experinces.

You didn’t think I was going to not mention all the AMAZING Memorial Day Sales, did you?!?  Ya’ll, you know I love a good sale.  I’m working on a round up of my favorite picks from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale, so I will probably have that one up this weekend.  If you want me to share the best of a certain area like jeans, sandals, workwear, let me know in the comments and I can include it.

And here are a few more of my can’t miss fashion sales of the weekend:

BAUBLEBAR – Up to 70% off select styles
ANN TAYLOR – 40% off full priced styles & 50% off sale code SUMMER
LOFT – 40% off everthing code VACAY
MODCLOTH – 15-30% off based on what you spend
NINE WEST – 30% off everything
SWEATY BETTY  – 20% off everything code: MDAY20

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend, and don’t forget to take a moment to give thanks to those who lost their lives defending our freedom and country.  Thanks for stopping by, make it a GREAT Day!

Chic in Black + My Comfortable Black Heels & Link Up

Date Night Outfit | Statement Necklace | All black outfit | Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Chic Black Outfit | Baublebar Statement Necklace | Silver Bracelet | Black Blouse | lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit | Comfortable Black Heels | Black Skinny Jeans | Statement Necklace | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Spring Outfit | All Black Outfit | Black Skinny jeans | Statement Necklace | Black D'orsay Heels | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Dressed Up Casual Outfit | Chic Black Outfit | Baublebar Statement Necklace | Black Clutch | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Comfortable Black Heels under $100 | Black Skinny Jeans | Date Night Outfit | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

All Black Outfit | Silver Statement Necklace | Black Skinny Jeans | Gigi NY clutch | Jessica Simpson Heels | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Chic Outfit Idea | Baublebar Vivienne Pendant Necklace | Silver Bangles | Black Clutch | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

How to Wear All Black | Statement Necklace | D'Orsay Heels | Black Super Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Date Night Outfit | Black Blouse | Black Skinny Jeans | D'Orsay Heels | Silver Chain Statement Necklace | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

| OUTFIT DETAILS |
Black Blouse  (Color sold out, so here is a super similar one!)|  c/o Black Skinny Jeans  |  Black D’Orsay Heels (40% off!)|  c/o Vivienne Pendant Necklace |  Black Clutch  |  Silver Tima Studs  |  Cuff Bracelet  |  Silver Bangle  | Pave Bangle  |  Silver Mirror Aviators | Nails: Essie Master Plan

Hello Ladies!  I’m sharing a look today that you can probably recreate from items already found in your closet.  I feel like you can never go wrong with a chic all black outfit.  I have mentioned it before, it’s one of my go to ensembles when I’m not sure what to wear.

You can go two ways with this one and either add in small pops of color or add some striking metal statement jewelry.  This necklace is the same chain material and color as my statement fave bib (previously seen here), but this one is lighter and a little less intense.  The large pendant at the bottom is some fun added sparkle to the necklace.  It really gives it that gorgeous chic look.  This is a great statement necklace to pair with a plain solid color tee and jeans or a crew neck dress too.

Also, I have to talk about these shoes.  They are crazy comfortable!!  I bought them because I needed a new black work pump.  I love the chic sophistication of a pointy toe d’orsay heel, and this pair was on major sale.  You can’t see it in the photos, but they have a really cool laser cut detailing to them.  I think this detail is also what makes them so comfy.  It allows the material to stretch a bit for comfort without being to loose. If you need a new black pump, I highly recommend these comfortable black heels. The fit for me was true to size, and they also come in pink.

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And now it’s time for the fashion link up!!  All my blogging babes be sure to scroll down and share your latest outfit post, and thanks to everyone who joined in last week


Floral Kimono + Distressed Shorts under $40

Summer Outfit | Casual Outfit | Floral Kimono | Distressed Shorts | Peep Toe Booties | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Casual Summer Outfit | Distressed Shorts under $40 | Floral Kimono | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Summer Outfit | Distressed Shorts under $40 | Peep Toe Booties | Saddle Bag | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Casual Outfit | Summer Outfit | Distressed Shorts | VNeck Tee | Floral Kimono | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Boho Outfit | Floral Kimono | Brown Tee | Jean Shorts | Blue Mirrored Aviators | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Summer Casual Outfit | Distressed Shorts under $40 | Floral Kimono | VNeck Tee | Long Pendant Necklace | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Outfit | Distressed Jean Shorts that aren't too short | Floral Kimono | Lady in Violet | Houston Blogger

Boho Chic | Summer Outfit | Brown Peep Toe Booties | Distressed Jean Shorts | Floral Kimono | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Casual Outfit | Floral Kimono | Distressed Jean Shorts | Tshirt | Kendra Scott Rae Necklace | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Casual Weekend Outfit | Floral Kimono | Distressed Jean Shorts | Brown Booties | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Casual Summer Outfit | Distressed Shorts | Floral Kimono | Boho Chic Style | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

| OUTFIT DETAILS |
Floral Kimono (Similar)  |  VNeck Tee  |  Distressed Shorts  |  Peep Toe Booties *on sale |  Rebecca Minkoff Bag (Same Bag, Different Color)  |  c/o Rae Long Necklace  | Gold Drop Earrings  | Mika Short Necklace  |  Bourbon & Bowties Bracelets (similar one and similar two)  |  Blue Mirrored Aviators *25% off with code SHADESON17 | Nails: Essie Blanc

Hello friends! Are you ready for the weekend?!?!? It’s expected to rain most of the weekend here which normally is kind of a bummer, but we decided a cozy relaxing weekend in sounds really nice.  We’ve been pretty busy lately, and I think the break is a welcome one.

Summer is slowly creeping up on us, so I wanted to share a go to look of mine for warmer days.  I love the look of distressed shorts, but I find most pairs are too short for my liking.  My daisy dukes days are long over my friends. 🙂  I spotted this pair at Nordstrom for only $39 and loved not only the length, but the minimal distressing too.  It’s just enough to be on trend, but not so much that you can see all that’s underneath them.  They come in a few other colors, and I’m currently debating on buying a white pair too. I mean you can’t pass up on a comfy pair of distressed shorts under $40!

Sizing Note: I went one size up because I like a looser fit to my shorts. I did try on my normal size too, and they did fit but not the more comfortable loose look I prefer for shorts.

Kimonos are one of my favorite items to pair with shorts.  They give off a boho vibe and can provide a little extra coverage on the back side.  Plus, they really make your plain old tee and shorts combo look super chic and effortless.  I kept with my boho vibe and paired this look with my peep toe booties, but wedges or flat sandals would work too.

I hope ya’ll have a fabulous weekend, and thanks for taking some time out of your week to stop by and visit.

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Gray Striped Top + White Jeans & LINK UP

Spring Outfit | Casual Outfit | Striped Sleevleess Top | White Jeans | Black Tote Bag | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Casual Outfit | Summer Outfit | Gray Striped Sleeveless Top | White Jeans | Long Silver Necklace | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Casual Summer Outfit | White Skinny Jeans | Jeffrey Campbell Wedges | Silver Bangles | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Casual Spring Outfit | Striped Sleeveless Blouse | White Jeans | Nude Wedges | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Spring Outfit | Casual Weekend Outfit | Gray and White Striped Top | Kendra Scott Jewelry | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Spring Outfit | White Skinny Jeans | Nude Caged Wedges | Striped Sleeveless Top | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Outfit | Oneill Striped Top | Nordstrom Outfit | White Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Spring Outfit | Jeffrey Campbell Rayos Wedges | White Skinny Jeans | Black Tote Bag | Casual Outfit | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Spring Casual Outfit | Striped Sleeveless Top | White Skinny Jeans | Wedge Sandals | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Hello Ladies!

Hands down this gray striped top is one of my favorite purchases of late.  I love the gray and white color combo, and the elongating (aka makes me look thinner and taller) vertical stripes.  Each side also has cute button detailing on the bottom portion.  The length work for me too.  It provides the right amount of coverage  with my skinny jeans and tucks perfectly into shorts (as seen here on Insta).

Heads up, if you are loving this top and want to purchase, it has been going in and out of stock since it arrived on my doorstep.  So if it is out of stock or your size is unavailable, keep checking back because the stock level and sizes available is different everyday. I had to do that for a few days before ordering, and ya’ll it was worth it because it’s cute and comfy!

Shopping Tip: I will wish list the item in the size available, so I can easily find it when I want to check available sizes. This also works when you want to keep an eye on a higher priced item for a markdown sale.

Last but not least, I am officially launching my Style File blogger linkup today!  You can find it here every Tuesday.  Fashion bloggers feel free to share your latest fashion post. If you are just stopping by for a little outfit inspiration, scroll down for more!

Thanks for stopping by and ya’ll have a great week ahead!

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