Was lucky enough to be featured in the Summer Issue of Philocaly Mag starting on page 30!
Philocaly Mag – Issue 4 Summer
Jewelry: Mainstream Mavericks
Photo: Timothy Leon
Reload is a company that makes reloadable portable perfume sprayers and lets you sample different designer fragrances on the go. I am always traveling so small portable size items are my favorite. The thing that makes Reload unique is that not only can you choose sample fragrances in the travel size sprayer, but there is also a kit for you to be able to take your choice of fragrance at home and put it in the device as well.I chose Dahlia Divin by Givenchy as my first sample fragrance in my bottle. Then I attached the interchangeable metallic rhinestone case to make it look a bit more glam and customized. After that i just throw it in my purse or backpack while traveling so I can have my fragrance with me at all times and not have to worry about my bottle being too big in the airport. If you decide you like one of the designer fragrances you tried there is £5 coupon for you to use to buy it on the website. I think this is a great thing to try because you get a good size bottle and it gives you enough product to see if the fragrance really is for you or not. I have had plenty of times where I thought I loved a fragrance in store spent a good amount of money on it only to get home and decide it wasn’t for me. I will defiantly be continuing to use and try new samples with my adorable Reload sprayer.
Fragrance Samples: £ 5
Reloadable Refill : £9.90
Custom Sprayer Cases: Varies
Check Out Reload Here
Shorts: Zara x Shorts With Turn- Up Hem $25.90
Sunnies: Boohoo (Sold Out) x Similar x Sunglass Spot
Top 7 Summer Faves!
1. MINI BACKPACKS
Mini Backpacks have always been a favorite of mine, but especially in the summer. Going to music festivals and to the beach being handsfree is key. I personally have a collection of black mini backpacks but my favorite as of late has been my convertible one. It makes it so easy to carry by having so many ways to hold. As well as you being able to buy one bag and have so many options to mix up your style. The one I have is sadly sold out. But I will leave some similar options below.
2. JEWELRY LAYERING
Layering Chokers/ Silver Necklaces has been one of my favorites for a while now. I was lucky enough to come by Mainstream Mavericks which is a Detroit/ LA based Jewelry line and I have been non stop wearing a few of their pieces. A few of my favorites from her line are:
Make sure to give her a Follow @MainstreamMavericks on Instagram!
3. PERFECT FITTING SHORTS
I always have problems finding Jean shorts that fit me properly. Sadly we don’t have any Zara’s in Michigan so when I am out of town I always find the time to stop in. Luckily enough the first pair I grabbed (Zara x Shorts With Turn- Up Hem $25.90) fit me perfectly. They are the most comfortable pair of short I own and defiantly my go to from now on!
I am obsessed with Denim! A few Denim bits I picked up recently are:
Sunglasses are defiantly a staple in the summer time. I have become instantly obsessed with Sunglass Spot after discovering them on Instagram. They have pretty much every designer inspired style and they range from 5-10$ each. They are very good quality for the money so I decided to stock up! They all come with a little drawstring bag to keep them from getting scratched.
6. NKD SKN Pre Shower Tan
If you have a photoshoot or an upcoming event you want to have a summer glow for without sitting outside for hours then this is the perfect product for you. I cannot recommend the Pre Shower Tan enough. It gives me just the bit of glow I’m looking for without being orange, drying or applying patchy. All you do its apply it 10-15 minutes before you shower and you’re done. You’ll gradually see results 4-8 hours after. I picked my bottle up from Ulta after getting recommended it by a friend. It will be a essential of mine for all special events as well as when I’m looking for a little extra color.
7. WORKOUTS By Skimble (Free App)
This is by far my favorite free app of the past few months. Its not just any old workout app. It gives you 100’s of options of workouts and its very customizable to what area you want to focus on and how long. You also have options to purchase different workout plans if you choose. My favorite feature of the app is that I can pre choose what workouts I want to do and when during the week and it will send me reminders. Since I have such a busy schedule sometimes workouts can be something you forget to do or slack on so the reminders really help me to get the job done. I usually pre download a few workouts on my iPad and save them so when I’m in locations where I don’t have wifi or data I can still complete my workouts. I am currently on a 4 day workout plan which I usually do in about hour sessions starting with a pre yoga warm up and a post yoga cool down.
Workouts By Skimble x Available on both IOS & Android
Photographer: Timothy Leon x @TimothyLeon1
Vibriance is a company that combines skincare and science to create high quality skin products. I just received the Super C serum in the mail today and I have been so hyped to try it. I have always been interested in trying a Vitamin C serum, but never had the chance to get around to trying one until now. Vibriance’s state of the art Super C serum uses Acetyl Glucosamine, Synovea HR, Polyoprepolymer-2 and Ultra Filling Spheres™ to unlock
power of our highly potent and stabilized Vitamin C. Some of the benefits from using this product are reduced wrinkles, minimized sun damage, smoother complexion, hydration, increased skin elasticity as well as neutralizing free radicals reducing oxidative stress.
There are 5 key components to how this product works. 1. Super Booster Vitamin C 2. Ultra filling Spheres 3. N- Acetyle Glucosamine 4.Synovea HR 5. Polyoprepolymer – 2
How to Use: First I wash my face with a gentle cleanser then pat dry. Then I use my regular toner. I take a small amount of the Super C Serum and gently apply/ rub it into my face and neck areas. Once it dried I then added my normal moisturizer. ( It can be worn underneath makeup, but I have not tried it yet!)
This is only my second time using the product and I am excited to see what results come from prolonged use. I will defiantly be doing an updated product review coming soon!
You can buy the bottle in sets on 1, 2 or 3 bottles at a time. Starting at $64-$140.
If you would like any more more information about the Super C penetrating serum click here!
I was lucky enough to try most of the Color Kill Make Up Mega Matte Lipstick Range recently. I have always been a fan of the matte lip trend, but I’ve never been a fan of how drying they can be on your lips! Most of the ones I have tried applied patchy, did not have the lasting power, or have been overly drying so I was temporarily put off by similar products until I tried the Color Kill Mega Matte Liquid Lipstick Range. I was sent a few a while back and the first chance I got to use them was on a shoot. The first thing I noticed was how evenly the product applied and how pigmented the color was. After the shoot the lipstick still looked like i just applied it and it still sat comfortably on my lips. I highly rate this brand and especially this range for longevity, comfort of wear and color range. Another reason I am really drawn to this company is because Color Kill Makeup products are Paraben free/ Cruelty free/ Gluten free and 100% Vegan. The Mega Matte Liquid Lipsticks retail for 15.95 USD which is about mid range for a similar products on the market.
Colors (Left to Right) : Pink Gumballs, Sweet Salmon, Lotus Petal, Playmate, Love Thing, Ruby Bling (New) , Occult (New). Buy Here
Superfood Hair Masque Set : Set of 3 Includes [Manuka Honey & Coconut Oil x Acai Berry & Argan Oil x Macadamia Oil] Buy Here
Three step Superfood Hair treatment
Designed to bring your hair back to life, Superfood Hair Masques feed your hair with the essential nutrients found in the finest superfood ingredients. Treat your hair to a restorative three step treatment that delivers intense nourishment and the revitalization you’ve been longing for.
The Clearista Retexturizing Gel™ is a gentle resurfacing gel designed to reduce the appearance of a wide range of skin imperfections. Our gel provides unprecedented skin softening and smoothing benefits thought to be achievable only with chemical peels and expensive lasers, while reducing the appearance of the following skin imperfections. Target blemishes, skin bumps, rough or dry patches, fine lines, and sun-related lines and folding.
Our patented and scientifically proven formula also contains mild, biodegradable jojoba esters to enhance the resurfacing processes.
Looking to achieve the effects often contributed to moisturizers, masks, and serums? Well, we packed all that goodness into one stylish tube.
Nutribuddy Multivitamin : Buy Here
A blend of essential vitamins and minerals that support your general well being.
Also have some weight loss benefits, such as helping you burn off your food quicker and giving you more energy.
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NEW LIP COMBO: Valentine Pink x Summertime Peach
Lipstick: Valentine Pink
This natural lipstick leaves lips looking soft, creamy and smooth with a vivid color pay-off that ensures your lips make an entrance everywhere you go.
Our all-natural lipsticks are formulated with ingredients such as Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and skin-protecting Vitamin E, hydrating lips while adding a punchy pop to your pout. They come in a range of shades from a vibrant red to a flirty pink, versatile enough to take you from daytime chic to a fun-filled, sultry evening look. This lipstick comes in stunning earth-friendly bamboo packaging that not only looks good, but also results in a 60% reduction in plastic.
Lipgloss: Summertime Peach
Our glosses are all-natural and add a rich sheen with a pop of subtle color. Ingredients like Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter and antioxidant rich Vitamin E pack on the moisture to protect and soften the lips – a no-fuss way to add a little boost to a natural daytime look or pack on some luster for an edgier lip combo. This lip gloss comes in packaging made with beautiful, earth-friendly bamboo that not only looks good, but also results in a reduction plastic.