Wanderlust with Skylar

Wanderlust with Skylar
Hello Loves!

This month’s Skylar scent is woody, dry, and smoky — very subtle for the soul. When I think of the woods, 3 words come to mind: quiet, calm, and peace. I love how this scent helps me experience a calming feeling without having to be outside all the time. Skylar perfumes are clean, hypoallergenic, and cruelty-free! Sign up for their scent club to be sent limited edition perfumes each month — the perfect way to experiment with new scents without paying a huge price.

Thank you for reading today’s quick post! Have a wonderful day!

love, gaonou

Natural-Certified Skincare Routine + Tips featuring Mary Kay Naturally™

Natural-Certified Skincare Routine + Tips featuring Mary Kay Naturally™

This post is sponsored by Mary Kay and the InfluenceHer Collective. All opinions are my own. #MKNaturally

Hello Loves!

Skincare is an important part of my daily routine since I tend to breakout easily and as a fashion blogger, a goal of mine is to always look fresh in all the photos I take. My skin is very sensitive, which is why I like to keep my skincare routine simple and natural. These past few weeks my skin has been feeling fresh and glowy due to Mary Kay’s natural-certified skincare line, Mary Kay Naturally™. The skincare line consists of four products: Mary Kay Naturally™ Purifying Cleanser, Moisturizing Stick, Exfoliating Powder, and Nourishing Oil. These products work so well on my sensitive skin, which is why I can’t wait to jump into the nitty gritty of why I love each product!

beauty blogger using Mary Kay Naturally

Mary Kay Naturally™ Purifying Cleanser is infused with skin-soothing cornflower floral water and sweet almond oil. The cleanser removes impurities and leaves my skin feeling nourished and soothed. For best results, I use the product with a cotton pad on damp skin.

Mary Kay Naturally™ Moisturizing Stick is made with candelilla wax and beeswax, which helps relieve my dry spots, especially with the changing seasons. The stick is suitable for face and body, however, if you plan to use the stick in multiple areas, I recommend having a separate stick dedicated to each area.

Mary Kay Naturally™ Exfoliating Powder gently exfoliates the skin by lifting away complexion-dulling dead skin cells. I use this product at least once a week!

Mary Kay Naturally™ Nourishing Oil leaves my skin feeling hydrated and contains a blend of sweet almond, olive and sesame oils. I apply this all over, including on the face, cuticles, elbows, even ends of my hair. This multiple purpose nourishing oil is a favorite!

At least 90% of ingredients in the collection are derived from natural sources, processed in accordance with the COSMOS standard, and all products are free of parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, synthetic dyes, SLS/SLES. All of these products are available for purchase on MaryKay.com, where you can connect with a local Independent Beauty Consultant.

beauty influencer using Mary Kay Naturally cleanser
beauty blogger using Mary Kay Naturally moisturizer stick

Here are 3 of my own personal skincare tips to avoid a facial breakout:

  1. Don’t touch your face. There was a point where I touched my face all the time a few months back and that caused a huge breakout that took weeks to heal from. Since we use our hands often, they collect dirt, oils, and germs that can cause major breakouts if placed on the face.
  2. Use warm water to cleanse the face before and after the cleanser step (this will open your pores to wash out the dirt and oil), however, before putting on moisturizer, wash your face once more with cold water to close your pores. This will help tighten your pores before putting on moisturizer.
  3. Eat healthier meals. I have noticed a difference in my skin when I started to make healthier choices with my meals. This doesn’t mean you can’t have a burger and fries once in a while, but to give your body the nutrients it needs to help sustain a healthy glow.

Now that I’ve shared how amazing each product is, I thought I’d give a little back story about Mary Kay and why I support this company. Mary Kay is a brand with purpose, built by women for women. I’m all for women empowerment and knowing that Mary Kay is always looking for ways to help women be the best version of themselves is truly amazing.

Thank you so much for reading today’s post! I hope Mary Kay can help you build your confidence in your own skin like it has done for me. Have a wonderful day!

love, gaonou

Pink Summer Dress | Revolve

Pink Summer Dress | Revolve
Hello Loves!

Today, I am giving my favorite summer dress one last hurrah before Fall Fashion swoops in! For all my girly gals out there, this is your kind of dress! I love the color — it screams The Glamour Pursuit and what is there not to love about a flirty mini dress with the perfect puffy sleeves and square neck-line, am I right?!

I will admit that being 5’1″, this dress is on the shorter side, however, I still love wearing it especially since shorter dresses elongate my short legs. The material is light weight, which is perfect for those hot summer days. I love how simple this dress is. You don’t need much to make it stand out! Also, it is versatile where you can dress it down with a pair of dad sneakers. This is the perfect picnic in the park kind of dress to give that frenchy vibe. This dress is definitely “The Glamour Pursuit” approved!

Thank you so much for reading today’s short post! Have a wonderful day!

love, gaonou

‘Back to College’ Morning Routine | Google Home Mini

‘Back to College’ Morning Routine | Google Home Mini

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WalmartBackToCollege #CollectiveBias

Hello Loves! College is almost in session! There is just one month left of personal freedom before textbooks and exams fall from the sky. However, I am ready to start the academic year on the right foot this time with the help of Walmart.

I bought this little nugget a few days ago at one of my favorite retailer stores – Walmart and it has made getting up early in the morning a lot more fun and bearable! Can you tell that it was love at first sight? I also picked up a few other goodies to help ease my ‘Back to College’ Morning Routine, so keep on reading to see! 

Walmart is my one stop shop for all my back to college needs from electronics (Google Home Mini) to food (RX Bars) to kitchen appliances (Keurig). Also, nothing beats Walmart’s Everyday Low Price, especially with a student’s budget. Walmart’s Back to College events are the perfect opportunity for students to purchase everything they need with a friendly price tag. It has everything you need to make going Back to College easier: low prices, great selection, and the convenience of online pickup. They will also be hosting Back To College Events across the US on the following dates: 8/17, 8/24, 8/31!

Wakey wakey! Who needs an alarm when the Google Home Mini can wake you up to your favorite song! I’m getting ready to check out Walmart’s Back to College in-store event, which makes back to college time easier for college students. I encourage you to attend the event (8/17, 8/24, 8/31) by checking Walmart.com for an event near you (or following the link in the image below). I can’t promise that you won’t buy everything at this event. 

I can’t leave the house without my essentials and Google Home Mini helps me stay on track by reciting my To-Do List when I can’t seem to remember everything I need to accomplish that day. What are your must have school supplies?

Not only does Google Home Mini help organize my life, but it also helps entertain me as I pucker up to look somewhat decent for the Back to College Event! Getting ready for the day has never been so fun! Let’s say I got into the groove of what Google Home Mini put on so I couldn’t help, but sing my heart out while getting ready for the big event!

But first coffee, am I right?! This Keurig makes preparing coffee so much easier! I mean I can literally make 3-4 cups of coffee in under 15 minutes. The perfect ‘pick me upper’ to kick start my school day, especially when I’m running on 4 hours of sleep.

I will admit, I’m addicted to my Roku! So you bet I’m sneaking in a show or two while getting ready for college. Roku is the perfect product for students like me who love to binge watch shows all in one area. I love that Roku is the ultimate streaming player that stores all of my favorite movies and shows. This is a must have for students who want to bring a little bit of home into their busy college life.

You can’t forget the snacks! These RX Peanut Butter & Berries bars and Maple Almond Butter spread have been my go to snacks for protein on the go. As a student, I don’t have the luxury to have mini breaks in between, so these goodies help keep me energize throughout the day.

Lastly, finishing up some projects and answering work emails before I head out the door to Walmart’s Back to College Event. The event dates are 8/17, 8/24, 8/31 and you can find an event near you here

Thank you so much for joining me as I get ready for Walmart’s Back to College Event!

love, gaonou

How to Style Neutral Bodysuit — Parisian Style

How to Style Neutral Bodysuit — Parisian Style
Hello Loves!

Happy Friday! Today I’m chit-chatting all about my favorite neutral bodysuit for that perfect parisian-inspired look. What I love about this neutral bodysuit is how light and soft the material is. Wear it by itself for a warm weather look or layer it up for a cozy feel, this is where the high-neck comes in handy.

Neutral hues take no effort to style because it is a safe choice. There is something luxurious about throwing together shades of cream, ivory, and beige. This neutral bodysuit is a timeless piece that can be worn throughout all seasons, especially during those uncertain style moments. I am always striving to look effortless, which is the core of a neutral wardrobe.

style blogger styling neutral bodysuit for a parisian inspired look
fashion blogger styling neutral, parisian-inspired look

It wouldn’t be a parisian-inspired look without a beret, am I right? Such a classic accessory! Also, I had to add a few luxe details with a classic designer handbag and my favorite magazine — Vogue! To keep the outfit casual, I paired the neutral tones with my favorite high-waisted mom jeans and kept a feminine touch with the pink block heels. This entire outfit is pretty inexpensive and stylish all at once!

how to style neutral hues for a parisian inspired look

Thank you so much for reading. I hoped this inspired your next Parisian look! Have a wonderful weekend!

love, gaonou