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#RealAerie – Untouched Photos.

19 Jan

This ad campaign is really wonderful.  Seriously, after seeing this I paid a visit to Aerie’s website and I never would have before.  

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It’s amazing to see lingerie models that have stretch marks, tattoos and aren’t mega skinny.  In a society has made us feel like you have to be a size 2 to be beautiful and that size 8 is plus sized this campaign could have an impressive outcome. (aside from selling tons of bras, which Aerie gives free shipping and returns on, btw!)

In an interview with ABC News, Aerie style and fit expert Jenny Altman explained, “We left everything: beauty marks, tattoos. It’s a selling point because our customers represent this great demographic and they don’t get to see what girls their age really look like.” 

The website has been updated to show you a real person with your bra size wearing that bra.  So if you are a DD you will see a photo of someone with the same cup size modeling that bra.  You can view that HERE.  Their bra sizes range from 32AA to 40DD.

Also- let me take this time to tell everyone who has never had a bra fitting to go get one!  You can get fitted at most lingerie stores at your local mall or you can measure yourself at home using this handy guide.  It will change your life…urr boobs. 

I have yet to try anything from Aerie – anyone have experience with their products and want to weigh in on if I should?  

-k

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Repost: 8 Amazing Beauty Brands You Haven’t Tried.

15 Jan

 

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Some interesting items on this list.  Click the image above for the full list.

Kai, Fiat Soap and the vegan nail polish intrigue me the most!

Cold Weather Gear!

6 Jan

While on the topic of the insane winter chill occurring in Chicago-

In November I was traveling in NYC and stopped by the Uniqlo store in Soho.  Uniqlo makes some of the BEST cold weather gear – at affordable prices.

Their HeatTech line is excellent for creating a base layer when dealing with extreme weather.  I have a couple tank tops, leggings and tights and I have been living in them this winter.  

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The fabric is moisture wicking and retains body heat.  I guess the oils they weave into the fibers actually work with your own perspiration to help warm you.  Sounds expensive right?  Nope.   The socks are amazing.  They work almost as well as my incredibly thick SmartWool socks and feel like any normal, thin crew sock.  It’s space age magic! 

The Heattech leggings and tights are thin.  The leggings are see-thru so don’t expect them to cover your bum.  They are SUPER soft and cozy.  Great for wearing under pants or under skirts.

Thanks to Uniqlo, I now own the best leggings I have ever owned (aside from Black Milk, but that’s Apples to Oranges.) The Uniqlo Legging Pants are freaking amazing.  They look like jeans, but you can go to an all-you-can-eat Brazilian Steak House and still be comfortable wearing them after gorging yourself.  Trust me.  I know things.  Also, they are under $20.Image

 

-k

Review – Clearasil Daily Clear® Refreshing Superfruit Wash

16 Dec

I received a sample of this from Clearasil a while back, and liked it so much I bought a full size bottle.

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As you can see, I have put a good dent in it with regular use.

I personally really like drugstore cleansers.  I don’t think you need to spend major bucks on a cleanser, I think  better investments are creams and treatments.

Kassi’s and I could not have the most different skin.  This probably works well for the blog though 🙂  You lovelies get to read the woes of two very different girls.

My skin issues are that: 1) it’s crazy combination  – really oily on my forehead and really dry on cheeks and nose.  So dry it peels.  So I  exfoliate a lot. 2) I get blackheads and clogged pores really easily.  Dirt just likes me, yo.

So I look for cleansers that get rid of the gunk on a deeper level, especially on my nose.

Clearasil Daily Clear® Refreshing Superfruit Wash has been really good to my skin.  I was afraid it would be overly drying as the weather gets colder, but that is not the case. My skin still feels comfortable after a cleansing.  It also helps with keeping my nose free of blackheads.  I LIKE THIS A LOT.

I don’t repurchase cleansers super often because I am always searching for something new and/or better.   However, this may be the exception.  I am happy that it is still working for me through 2 different Seasons.   Normally, I can’t use the same product in summer that I do in winter.

HG?  Maybe!

~Anna

Have you tried Clearasil Daily Clear® Refreshing Superfruit Wash?

Best Red Lipsticks

12 Dec

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These beautiful reds range in price – between $6-$26!

The ones I want to try the most are the MAC – Russian Red, the Besume and the Tarte!

Want a $2 dupe of Russian Red – CLICK HERE

Product I Can’t Live Without in Winter…but wish I could.

12 Dec

Chicago is freaking FREEZING right now.  Which means everyone’s heat is set to “Tropical” and means my poor skin is super dry.

Like as in, so dry that I’m super itchy and am scratching myself raw while sleeping.  No lotion I own is helping and its been over a week.  So this means it’s that time of the year that I make my trip to the LUSH store.  Woe is me.  😛

The only thing that has ever helped me survive Winter is Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner.  It smells amazing (like roses) and it seriously makes my skin feel amazing and stops all the itching.  The problem – it’s $33 a 7.9oz Tub.  [LUSH has free shipping on everything until the end of the day, so act fast.]

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Here is the story:  LUSH product inventor Rowena made this decadent, rose-scented shower ‘lotion’. She noticed how much she liked the sultry soft feeling hair conditioner gives her hair, so she thought how nice it would be if she could have the same feeling for the body too. With scoops of cocoa butter, cupuacu butter, almond oil and Argan oils, and the fragrant scent of fresh rose petals, this is the most luxurious body softener that ever was (if we don’t say so ourselves!). After washing up, slather yourself all over with this new invention. Rinse, pat dry and revel in supremely soft, rose-scented skin.

An amazing way to use this product is to slather yourself with it before you take a bath and just soak away while it repairs your skin.

You can also use it to shave with…if you are rich.

What are your go-to Winter products?

Lime Crime -Vegan/Cruelty free lipstick in EVERY color.

9 Dec

These lip colors are not for the faint of heart.  They are bold, exciting and beautiful.

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Vaseline lotion – who knew it’s pretty great?

21 Nov

My skin is super dry in the winter, and it’s already starting to feel tight and itchy.  I’m always searching for a good heavy winter lotion, and this time I looked to my local grocery store.

I got this, and I love it – Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Radiant Rich Feeling Lotion

Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Radiant Rich Feeling Lotion

It’s really budget friendly at under $5.00 US.

It sinks in nicely, hydrates for a long time (almost all day unless you wash it off), and is even good on dry feet.

Treat yo’self!

~Anna

Style Guide – Hat Head!

14 Nov

We live in Chicago and this week has been so cold!  WINTER IS COMING.

Winter is a great time to grow out our hair and to train your hair to not need to be washed so frequently because you can wear hats!

I have often avoided hats because I feel like they aren’t cute but last year I embraced wearing hats!  Just find a few you love and you will thank me later.  For great, cheap hats try Target or H&m.

Pro tip: if you need to take your hat off (work, restaurant, etc) I recommend keeping dry shampoo on had to help make it look less dirty and less frizzy.  Also, wearing a braided style can help make you look done-up with minimal effort.

Here are some cute styling idea:

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chunky knit slouchy beanie with loose waves.

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Straight with volume and a statement hat.  Warm and cute!

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Beanie, Blazer and waves!  Chic!

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Slouchy beanie with side braid.  This would look fabulous with a fishtail braid!

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Beret with side braid.  Would look cute with pigtail braids!

Halloween Soaps!

24 Oct

Look at these adorable soaps made by Spooky Grrrl Bath and Body!

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Nag Champa Cocoa Butter

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Pink Grapefruit Batty For You Shea Butter and Aloe 

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Pink Glitter Sugar Kisses Bat