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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Talkin' About Tiffany's

It seems as if lately I've been talking a lot about my obsessions (that's how you know I haven't been shopping! Haha) but I couldn't resist not making a post about Tiffany & Co. There's just something so dreamy about the place filled with sparkly diamonds and silver jewelry glistening in the light. It's paradise for every fashionista out there and who doesn't like to treat themselves to a little luxury once in a while?

My first time in Tiffany's was in Las Vegas, inside the Bellagio hotel back when I was 16 and sadly my parents didn't buy me anything no matter how much I begged. Where I live, we don't have a Tiffany's and many people don't know about it since its a city that sadly doesn't have a wide variety of stores so I savoured my first time being there and promised myself that I would buy Tiffany's when I was older. Then when I was 18, I visited New York City which is the nearest Tiffany's to where I live (and that's still a 6 hour trip!) and purchased my first Tiffany bracelet. I wanted to start off with something small so I bought the silver beaded bracelet with the mini heart tag on it. It's a great way to start off my future collection and is a great layering piece that I usually pair with a watch (dont get me started on watches, another love of myn!) and it's dainty enough to pair with any outfit to wear every day.


In August, I'll be headed to Washington, DC where I heard there's another Tiffany's and will hopefully be snagging one of these beauties that I've been eyeing for a while now. What I love most about the jewelry is how timeless they are and that's it worth it to spend money on since they last so long. Personally, it's not about the label but always about the quality and Tiffany's delivers each time. 

Current wish list: 





Until next time lovelies, 

-Ruya 
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Friday, June 28, 2013

Nails of the Day: Gel Nails

Gel nails have been around for quite a while now but it wasn't up until a few months ago that I took an interest in them. I'm usually someone who gets acrylic nails done just for special occasions yet hate the way my nails look after I get them removed: rough, damaged, thin and brittle! On top of it I have short, square nails so there isn't much I can do with my nails other than acrylics which give them a bit more length. My love for gel nails actually started on PurseForum (or forum.purseblog.com) where ladies were posting pictures of their gel nails which were super shiny, long-lasting, and didn't damage (or look tacky!) like acrylic nails did. The best part is that it doesn't chip which is my biggest pet peeve! I was hooked and even contemplated buying my own UV or LED lamp and doing gel nails at home until I realized something: I've never actually gotten it done before so how would I know what it's like? I'm judging it all based on pictures! So my friend and I decided to go visit my nail lady and I couldn't be happier with the results: 


The photo above is actually a picture she took for her facebook album since she decided to experiment with my nails today. I wanted a silver-glittery gel polish on my ring finger and thumb but she was out of it so she decided to mix silver powder glitter and clear gel to make her own. In case you're wondering the pink color is Gelish's Sugar and Spice, perfect for every girly-girl out there!


As you can see, the silver is extremely shiny and eye-catching and I love how smooth gel nails are! She said it would last 2 weeks for me and once it's taken off, it would actually leave my nails stronger so we'll see how it goes! For my first experience I'm defiantly impressed and left with wanting more!

Until next time, lovelies!

-Ruya
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Current Obsession: Lydia Martin's Style

One of my favorite shows to watch is MTV's Teen Wolf and not just because it has an interesting storyline or that the actors are freaking hot (although that plays an important part!). I actually watch it because of Holland Roden's character Lydia Martin and her amazing style! Her style can be described as sophisticated and girly with a preppy edge at times. What I also love about her clothes is that they're affordable since Macy's sponsors the show and most of her outfits consists of items that an average girl (or a broke college girl such as myself) can afford or find similar versions of at their local mall. I always catch myself wishing that I dressed like her back in high school or had the guts to today! Most people in my small city, typically don't dress fashionable so when I do dress nice people tend to stare or ask if it's a special occasion! haha. Here are a few of my favorite outfits of hers:




If you'd like to know more about her outfits and where to find similar styles, check out teenwolfoutfits.tumblr.com which is where I usually go to and found the pictures at!

Until next time lovelies, 

-Ruya
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Monday, June 24, 2013

Face of the Day + Lorac's Delight

I've been noticing lately when it comes to my makeup collection...I've never really hit pan or finish any of it unless it's expired or dried up. It's literally come to a point where I have so much makeup that I can't even use anything up! On top of that, I always end up wanting to buy new stuff since it's just so tempting. These days, I'm trying to save up more money so I decided to stop buying new makeup for a while and use up everything that I already have (I know, boring!). Going through my collection, I'm discovering products that I totally forgot about and it's actually a lot of fun to be able to decide how to incorporate each product into my makeup routine. I decided to rotate each product and use something different every day and here's one of my results!



Today's face of the day is featuring this gorgeous Lorac eye shadow that is on my list of items that I've been neglecting in my collection and decided to use again. I'm pretty sure this one has been discontinued since I'm not seeing it on the Sephora website anymore, but it's Lorac's single eye shadow in Delight. It may seem intimidating to wear purple eye shadow to work but I managed to pull it off with neutral colors surrounding it to lessen the drama with Mac's Lady Grey palette which I bought at a Cosmetics Company Outlet a few months back. 


I wouldn't even call it a purple color but more of a cool-toned magenta that has a duo chrome of blue when reflected in the light. I patted it onto the middle of my eye and contoured with Lady Grey and Hazy Day and patted All Races into the inner corners of my eyes, all from Mac's Lady Grey quad. I would highly recommend this look for people with blue or green eyes since purple seems to bring out their eye colors so well! 

Face
-Lush Eau Roma Toner Water
-Mac Pro Long Wear Foundation (not all over) 
-Bobbi Brown Concealer in Beige
-Dior Original Tan Bronzer in Healthy Tan 01

Eyebrows
-Anastasia Brows in Bloom Palette

Eyes
-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Mac Lady Grey Quad
-Lorac eye shadow in Delight
-Sephora 12 Hr Liquid Eyeliner in Black
-Scandal Queen Fairy Drops Mascara

Lips
-Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss in Naked

I think that sums it all up...are you guys trying to stop buying too much makeup like I am? Do you make sure to use all your makeup? Are you hoarding makeup? haha.

Until next time lovelies,

-Ruya 
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Saturday, June 22, 2013

"Cause When I Shop The World Gets Better"



Here's an interesting article that I read today that someone had posted on PurseForum.com, talking about why some people (aka me!) shop for expensive things not because of the item but because of the experience of shopping altogether. It was one of the most truest things I've ever read and it hit close to home. Now I do have a bit more control over my shopaholic tendencies then most fashionistas out there, but I have realized after reading this article that I do get some sort of "high" from shopping. I love taking trips to Sephora, looking through the whole store, trying out new lipsticks and coming home with a striped bag filled with goodies, but until now I never thought about how much I enjoyed the experience...


Here's my case: I slave away at my part-time job and save up money for weeks to buy something that I convince myself that I need (typically clothes and makeup) and usually plan a shopping trip with my friends in order to buy all these things. We plan the day and I wait anxiously, making a list of things that I'm going to buy that day and finally the big day comes. I'm in a fancy store all excited and finally purchase what I've been wanting and flaunt my shopping bag all around the mall. I come home and use the product and slowly the feeling of happiness begins to fade away each time I use/wear it. Sounds familiar right? So again and again we try to recreate that feeling. The only thing different is the reason behind why we're doing it. We just might be materialistic because we want that moment of happiness when we're experiencing the feeling of shopping. Not because we just bought that new pair of shoes (Well okay at times, yeah!). Personally, it's the anticipation I get when I know I've worked hard and can treat myself, that makes me love shopping. I used to remember having these strange feelings while I'm shopping and thinking to myself that I'm searching for something specific but I don't know what...I keep buying and buying and I don't know what I'm looking for. Strange isn't it? I keep buying new things yet feeling empty after I have these new things.

The point of the story is that "the experience of shopping and buying" makes us happy. Not the items. For me, this changes up the game entirely and made me realize a little bit more about myself. I'm not just a shopaholic, it's not that simple. Maybe that's why so many people especially women and young girls around my age are addicted to shopping. We don't need another new pair of shoes, but another moment where we can feel the happiness of buying them over and over again.

Until next time lovelies, 

-Ruya

P.S. the title of this post was quoted from Confessions of a Shopaholic, love that movie!
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Friday, June 21, 2013

Organix Renewing Argan Oil Moisturizing Treatment



Hair masks are one of the best things ever created yet for some reason not all of them are this amazing AND cheap. I discovered this Organix Argan Oil Moisturizing Treatment last summer and ever since then I've been hooked! It's such a steal for only $7-$8 at Ulta (and most drugstores where Organix is sold) and is one of my holy grail products for hair! Since I have naturally wavy/curly hair, my hair is always dry and I've been dying my hair for a couple years now so the dryness has increased but this totally saves my hair every time! I tend to use it more in the summertime since my hair sees more sunlight and keeps fading and going lighter because of my dark blonde highlights.

I typically use it once a week and leave it on for a half hour with a shower cap, but for more damaged hair, twice a week would be recommended. I normally just shampoo my hair and skip conditioner and use this and I find my hair to be smoother, shiny, and moisturized without weighing it down or having it look oily (my pet peeve!).


It does have a light fruity smell which for some reason reminds me of Hawaii and obviously you can smell a little bit of the argan oil but overall it's not bothersome. It is a cream formula and luckily doesn't make a mess in the shower when putting it on your hair and you can literally feel it melting and penetrating each strand. I highly recommend this for damaged hair that you can't get a comb through because it de-tangles hair so easily after washing it out. Basically after using this I can just let it air-dry and walk out the door since my hair looks THAT fabulous.

What are some hair masks for damaged hair that you guys have been trying? Have you tried any of the hair masks from the Organix line? 

Until next time lovelies,

-Ruya
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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Prada Infusion D'Iris Perfume


I was at Sephora yesterday and came across this Prada perfume that I've never had the opportunity to try before and now I'm wishing I had a long time ago! I think I've just discovered my new signature scent and that says a lot for someone who smells different perfumes every day for a living! At the perfume shop that I work at, we never have Prada perfumes coming in and I remember this being advertised a few years back so I thought I'd try it out. 

It smells absolutely incredible and so unique compared to all the other perfumes I've tried and I can't stop smelling myself! I'm usually very picky with scents and tend to go for the more citrus or floral scents but this one smelled so fresh I couldn't resist! The first thing I thought when smelling it was baby powder surprisingly but in a more sophisticated way if that makes sense (haha). 

Obviously one of the top notes would be the iris flower but I detected mandarin oranges and orange blossom as the top notes. I also thought it had a note of cedarwood since over time the scent changes due to your body's chemistry. It's defiantly original and not something you smell on a teenager or a college girl for that matter. If you're someone who likes fresh, crisp scents and you're a fan of the bestseller Dolce and Gabbana's Light Blue, then I think you should try this one out! 

The only thing I wish was different was the design of the bottle. Very plain and simple, with just a silver Prada Milano logo and a pastel green cap. I'm someone who likes to display my perfume on my vanity so I was kinda disappointed but it's defiantly worth it for the scent!

I bought the smallest bottle since I didn't know if I would like it in a few hours once the scent changes on my skin (like I said body chemistry) and now I'm planning on buying the biggest bottle once I'm done with this! I picked up the 1.0 fluid ounce eau de parfum and retails for $62 at Sephora.

Until next time lovelies,

-Ruya
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lush Stepping Stone Review



As much as I love the summer time, I hate having dry, cracked feet that you just can't show in sandals or flip flops so I decided to test out Stepping Stone which I saw in Lush the other day. I couldn't resist the adorable foot shaped stone and for only $4.50 I thought it was a good deal. It's made out of sea salt and pumice and has a fresh smell which reminds me of lemons and limes. To all the people who get headaches from fragrances easily, this one fades away after you use the scrub on your feet so you won't have to worry too much about it.

I recommend using this in the bathtub (where else!?) because it does start melting once it hits water and it does make quite a mess (just like most Lush products!). I first broke off a piece and soaked my feet in water and slowly scrubbed it into my feet noticing that the scrub didn't contain rough particles in it but melted to more of a paste. It almost felt as if it wasn't going to work because I'm so used to foot scrubs having small yet rough particles to help get rid of dead skin cells. It just simply melted and I found that I had to break off more pieces in order to cover my whole foot. I highly recommend doing it this way because if you expose the whole thing into the water it will just melt and disappear which I thought was a bit disappointing. 

After I washed off the scrub I noticed my feet felt smoother and was left with a creamy residue which isn't really that noticeable or bothersome but I knew it was because of the cocoa butter and jojoba oil that the description online says it has. It did get rid of some of my dead skin but didn't create much of a difference other than softness and a more healthier, moisturized look. I wouldn't really even call it a foot scrub because it didn't seem to do enough work on my rough feet and I don't recommend this for people who plays sports or wear heels all the time and have damaged feet. Perhaps over time, with good use it might get rid of more of my trouble areas but I was expecting to have good results the first time around. Also, I don't think the stone will last that long because you keep having to break off pieces and using large amounts to cover your whole foot. Overall, I wouldn't say this product was terrible but it didn't really do what a foot scrub is supposed to do...very disappointed in you Lush!

P.S. I wish I posted before and after photos but I thought it would be weird to be posting pictures of my gross feet on here so just use your imaginations!

Until next time lovelies, 

-Ruya
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Nails of the Day - The Bold Rush


To tell ya the truth...I HATE Sally Hansen nail strips yet couldn't resist buying these sparkly, ombre ones that I saw at Ulta. I'll admit the patterns are amazing but I just hate how thin they are and how easily they rip compared to other nail strips. It's almost as if the strips are made out of paper and typically last for a short period of time. I think the longest they've ever lasted on me without chipping or peeling is 3 days. The ones that I'm wearing today are called 285 The Bold Rush and they are quite eye-catching! It's a gold and plum ombre and shine beautifully in the light. I added a top coat after applying the strips in order to give them more shine and have them stay on my nails a bit longer.

Personally, I prefer Kiss Nail Dress nail strips because they come in more unique designs with rhinestones and have a gel-like quality to the strips that make them stick onto your nails better and last longer. No matter how much you stretch them, they don't rip and a few strips come in a "accent" nail design that you could mix and match with. I don't think it's worth it to pay $7-$8 for nail strips that don't even last a week long but with Kiss I always have had good results.


Once in a while, I do think it's nice to splurge on a few nails strips and take a break from painting my nails so much and on top of it, I have short, squarish, curved nails so I tend to have more nail problems than most people (Ugh!)

What do you guys think of the Sally Hansen nail strips? Any other brands you guys like? 

Until next time lovelies,

-Ruya
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Well, Hello Gorgeous!


         Earlier today I was at the Victoria's Secret semi-annual sale (with just about the rest of the world) and as I was avoiding the millions of body sprays that were on sale, I came across this amazing perfume called Gorgeous. At first, what attracted me was the vintage style bottle with the diffuser at the top but then I was sucked into buying it when I first smelled the light, sweet, feminine scent which is a must-have for every girly-girl out there. I bought the biggest size which is 3.4oz for only $35 (a bargain!) and it's an eau de parfum so I know it lasts a long time. Describing a scent over the web is kinda difficult but I could detect notes of strawberry, jasmine, and some sandalwood. It's light enough to wear every day during the summer and doesn't have that fruity, generic smell that some fragrances have at Victoria's Secret. Unfortunately, I'm assuming that this fragrance is going to be discontinued since I couldn't find it on the website and many fragrances do typically discontinue after the semi-annual sale. I always have the habit of choosing perfumes that are going to be discontinued after I discover them. Oh well...
(An up-close view of the bottle)

   The fragrance isn't too unique and mind-blowing but what I liked about it the most was that it's sweet AND light. It doesn't give me a headache like other sweet fragrances and it doesn't smell cheap or sugary. It's the perfect blend and hopefully I'll be able to find something to replace this after I used it all up (which won't take long at all!). I usually gravitate towards more citrus or fresh scents but to me this made me rethink my fragrance choices. Sometimes it's nice to try some new things even if it's something as little as the perfume you wear. 

Hope you enjoyed this post, until next time!

-Ruya
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Face of the Day + Nars Oasis

Hey lovelies! How's everyone's week going? The weather's been so gloomy lately and for some reason I thought wearing more makeup then usual to work today would cheer me up (Note to self: high winds and lip gloss do not mix!). Instead of a typical smokey eye I decided to go with plums and browns and a more nude lip which I rarely do. What I'm really loving right now is my Nars Oasis blush (I'm a Nars addict!) and it's become my go-to color for the summer. I'm surprised no one ever talks about this one!



Face
-Lush Imperalis Moisturizer
-Loreal Magic Perfecting Base 
-Mac Pro Long Wear Foundation
-Bobbi Brown Concealer

Eyebrows 
-Anastasia Brows in Bloom Palette 

 Eyes
-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Makeup Forever Aqua Shadow Stick in 20E
-Lancome Sensational Effects Shadows in Click, Mochaccino, and Lezard
-Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Black 
-Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara

Blush
-Nars Oasis

Lips
-Nars Greek Holiday 

Here are some better pictures of Nars Oasis along with a swatch and the one thing I love about all Nars blushes is how pigmented they are! This one is a more muted plum color with some gold shimmer reflecting off of it which seems to disappear once I put it on my skin. I would recommend this blush for people with more yellow tones and it would look even more amazing on people with medium skin tones and tans but of course you can always pair it with some bronzer and I'm sure you would get the same effect. 

(with flash)

 (without flash, in natural daylight)


That's it for today! What are your favorite products for the summer? 

Until next time, 

-Ruya

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Perfume Basics & Tips

Hello lovelies! So as some of you may or may not know but I actually work in a perfume shop part-time for about a year now and have actually become an expert (self-proclaimed of course) on the do's and don'ts of perfume. Before working at the shop, I actually didn't know much about perfume other than those Victoria's Secret body splashes and luckily have learned so much since then. So here are the basics...


First and foremost, there are actually different formulas of perfume out there and these are the most popular:

1.) Perfume or Perfume Extract - The most expensive type of fragrance you can buy and contains anywhere from 15% to 40% perfume concentrate. The higher the perfume concentration, the longer it will last so obviously this is the highest you can get and generally lasts for 6-7 hours. 

2.) Eau De Parfum or EDP - Second heaviest, found in all perfume shops, and is the one that customers ask for the most because they know it lasts for a good amount of time (5 to 6 hours). Contains 7% to 15% perfume concentration and is still quite expensive but not as much as Extract Perfume. 

3.) Eau De Toilette or EDT - I usually hate saying this one outloud because most people get confused and think I'm saying toilet *rolls eyes*. This one contains 1% to 6% perfume concentration and I recommend this one for people who get headaches easily from perfume as it's lighter and lasts for 2-3 hours at most. It's also more affordable and lasts longer than body splash. 

4.) Body Splash or Body Spray - I'm sure you're all familiar with this one since it seems to be the most popular with teenagers. Personally I think it's a waste of money because the scent doesn't last long (sometimes it feels like a few minutes) and you have to keep reapplying throughout the day. I would only recommend this for the gym or traveling on a plane...

Tips for choosing a new perfume:
-When choosing a new perfume I recommend not testing more than three perfumes at a time since the human nose can only smell a certain amount of fragrances before it gets stuffed up. Most perfume stores have coffee beans on the counters to help clear the scent palette of the nose to avoid this from happening.

-Most perfume counters will give you test strips and that's what I give to customers but if a scent has really interested you then I recommend spraying it on your wrist because scent tends to change and smell slightly different on an individual and overtime can settle or even smell heavier on your skin due to body chemistry. 

-Come back a few hours later or the next day to smell the perfume again and to know for sure if you really want to buy it. I've had so many customers want to return a fragrance because they didn't like it the next day or it "just didn't smell the same". 

-Buy a small bottle or a small rollerball (Sephora has such a wide variety!) when choosing a new fragrance since in a few months you might get sick of the scent or not like it as much and this way you could save money and not feel as guilty for it being a waste. 

That's it for now, I tried keeping it short and simple but if you guys are interested in learning more then I'd be glad to make more posts about perfume! Until next time, lovelies! 

-Ruya
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Monday, June 3, 2013

Label Addiction: Marchesa

Today I'm going to share one of my obsessions with you guys and that's the label Marchesa! If there is one label that I could wear for the rest of my life this would be it. The intricate designs, the draped fabrics, and historic-inspired looks is a girly girl's dream come true! In a way, the designs represent everything that I am: a girl with fantasies about glamour and royality and wanting to bring that magic into every day life. I don't think I would ever be able to afford my own Marchesa dress in this lifetime but it's nice to know that Georgina Chapman (one of the designers of Marchesa) designed a cheaper line for JCPenny. Although I did like a few pieces from that collection, it's just not the same.

Here's a few of my favorites:





Although the JCPenny collection had a few good pieces, it wasn't elegant enough for me and certain pieces seemed sorta of tacky to me. It goes to show that with some things you just can't sell it cheaper. A lot of times cheap = bad quality and although you can find good alternatives, with this brand you can't. I think I'll stick to my daydreams...



Until next time lovelies,
-Ruya
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Sunday, June 2, 2013

My Skincare Routine

Back in high school, a lot of people used to ask me how my skin is always clear and how I could go without wearing foundation everyday. At times I do blame it on genetics yet I have noticed over the years that using certain products and eating more healthier foods helped my skin to improve. There's no secret and not every method works for every individual, unfortunately you just have to test out many products (oh boy...) and see what works for you.

Let's get started! One of the most important things you can do for your skin is to wash off your makeup at night! I know it seems simple but a lot of people actually go to bed with makeup on because they're too tired or lazy to take it off. Believe me, it can make the biggest difference when you take off all that makeup that's been on your skin the whole day and actually let it breathe at night!

I used to use makeup wipes to take it off but I realized that I was spending so much money because I kept running out of them all the time (25 sheets is not enough!) plus I woke up in the morning and still found traces of makeup on my eyes! I decided to switch to Purity by Philsophy which is a face wash and even though it's pricier (I got a big bottle for $30), it lasts a long time and takes off EVERYTHING in one wash (including lash glue!). I bought myn from Sephora but it's also sold at Ulta and QVC.


Last year, I went into my local Lush store (there's only one where I live and it's 20 minutes away! ugh.) and was talking to one of the sales associate about my skin problems. I have combination skin (which is oily spots on the nose and forehead area and the rest being dry) and was stuck trying to find products that could hydrate my skin while at the same time, taking away the oil that seems to build up during the day (yes it's gross, lets move on...). Before Lush I was using drugstore products such as Aveeno and wanted to take a more organic approach to skincare products since I noticed my skin felt better when I stopped using harsh chemicals.

The products that the sales associate recommended (which I surprisingly loved and changed my skin dramatically!) was Angels on Bare Skin (cleanser), Eau Roma Water (Toner), and Imperalis (moisturizer). The only thing different about my routine was that now I was using a toner which I never used before and thought was pointless but it's actually the best product out of all three of them!

When she first showed me Angels on Bare Skin I thought it was a scrub and knew that I couldn't use it everyday since it would dry out my already dry areas yet she insisted that I could since it was a gentle cleanser. She was right, right when I took it home to use after mixing it with some water it softened and went on my skin so easily! It made my skin feel so smooth and took away the redness on my cheeks and I've been hooked eversince! 

Before Eau Roma Water, I never used toner and skipped to moisturizer instead yet my skin always felt greasy and over-hydrated (is that even possible? haha) and I found that after cleansing my skin, using toner helped to moisturize the dry areas of my skin yet I didn't get that greasy feel! I use it a lot during the summertime because it's so refreshing on the skin and before putting on foundation since makeup looks better on hydrated skin. It's defiantly my holy grail product! 
Lastly, Imperalis which is a basic moisturizer for dry skin that I only dab onto my cheeks and nose after I sprayed some toner on my face and still noticed some dry areas. The toner defiantly helps the moisturizer to sink in better and I've noticed I've had to use less of it because of the toner. I wouldn't say this is something you need from Lush since basic moisturizers are sold everywhere but this one didn't break me out and has no sparkles, weird scents, and doesn't leave my skin greasy like other drugstore moisturizers have in the past.


That's my basic skincare routine, but other than those products I use a face mask which helps to get rid of build-up and whiteheads (which I get a lot since I have dry skin) and am using Elizabeth Arden's Deep Cleansing Mask for years now and can't find anything better that could remove whiteheads so easily. I use it once a week or every other week and sometimes only dab it on my whiteheads if I feel like the rest of my skin doesn't need to be cleansed.

So that's it! If you're looking for some good drugstore alternatives I would highly recommend Aveeno and St. Ives which have less harsh chemicals in them similar to these products. Aside from skincare products, I try to eat less junk foods which can sometimes break me out (because of all that oil and grease!) and try to eat more vegetables and fruits. Until next time, lovelies!

-Ruya
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Saturday, June 1, 2013

About Ruya


"Clothes aren't going to change the world. The women who wear them will" -Anne Klein


In 2013, I was the typical lost college student. Countless times I caught myself staring out the window of my classroom, wishing that I was living a different life. I had doubts that the kind of career I wanted had even existed. Why couldn't I try on different careers the same way that I try on dresses and see which one fits best? Yet a small step in the right direction was all it took to change my life and that was by starting my own blog.

After a few short months, I was able to monetize and began partnering with some incredible brands which developed my passion for online storytelling. This motivated me to switch my major halfway through my college career and graduate with a Bachelor's in Media Management. Over time, I was able to build a platform where I shared my love for fashion and my personal journey and most importantly build relationships with some incredible readers and bloggers everyday.

Blogging has taught me so many important lessons but one of the biggest ones was that in life, not everything that you're after can be purchased. It can only be earned through hard work and courage. I hope this blog encourages everyone to stop living in their heads and to create a new reality that is better than your dreams and to dress beautifully along the way. 

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