BEAUTY, FACE

My “I’m turning thirty” Skin Care Routine

October 29, 2014

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In just a week and half more, I will be turning 30….crazy, crazy crazy. Sometimes I look in the mirror and ask myself, “Shit, when did this happen??” – Time flys, people change, and so should your skin care routine as you get older. To help, I decided to put together a little guide that I have been using lately, and what’s been working with my skin. Lucky for you, I have both dry and oily skin…

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Washing my Face:

The first change I’ve recently made is how I remove my makeup and wash my face. Using face wash in the morning and at night just isn’t cutting it, especially because I always end up with my mascara and eyeliner running under my eyes. So after some research, and endless YouTube reviews, I decided to invest in the Clarisonic Mia,  and after just one use, I was blown away. It is INSANE just how much makeup and dirt was removed even after using makeup remover. I literally had a “Biore Strip-Flashback” moment, and  sat there staring like, “Ew…I was going to go to bed with all that on my face!? Gross!” However, I will say this…although it works amazing, the Olay Pro-X  My Im turning thirty Skin Care Routineworks JUST as well, and we’re talking a $80 price difference.

Exfoliating:

In my 20’s I would use facial scrubs that claimed to “exfoliate”, and once and awhile I would get those “Mud” Masks that you find at CVS for .99 cents…You know which ones I’m talking about…The ones you would get for when you had sleepovers in middle school. Do these My Im turning thirty Skin Care Routine look familiar? However, now at 30…I exfoliate in a more advanced kind of way…That’s right, I’ll say it, loud and proud, I SHAVE MY FACE. Laugh if you may, comment below if you’re horrified, but you know what? My skin is SUPER SMOOTH, and my foundation looks like I’ve air brushed it on. There are ton’s of YouTube videos on it, my favorite is this one here, and this one is also hilarious. Now, if you want to try this, please know that A.) It won’t hurt, B.) No, your hair will not grow back thicker, and C.) You have to, have to, have to get the ones by the brand Tinkle  (Why would they name a product that??)- Everyone gets them from Amazon, here My Im turning thirty Skin Care Routine, and as you can see by the reviews, they are the best ones. I promise you, once you shave your face, you will never, ever, ever turn back.

Once I’m done shaving, I then like to go in with the NARS Double Refining Exfoliator My Im turning thirty Skin Care Routine just to deep clean my pores. I like to concentrate the product on my t-zone, where my biggest pores tend to be, and massage it in for a good 5 minutes. The reason I do this after I shave is, because the Clarisonic removed all the dead skin, and now any “deep cleansing”  product can really get in to my pores and help restore and minimize them. **Warning** You might break out the following day – Don’t be alarmed. It just means that everything that was build up in your pores, is coming out, causing your skin to become slightly irritated.

MOISTURIZER

Since I’m getting older, I now make it a point to give my skin a break, and wear little to no makeup at all on my days off. Needless to say, the Stila HD Illuminating Beauty Balm is my GO-TO product. I always have one in my purse and one in my bathroom, especially because it’s small enough to fit a clutch, and perfect enough to serve as a tinted moisturizer when I need it to. It’s basically a BB cream, but this one really gives your face a smooth, satin finish with a subtle, but luminous glow. It’s also great if you have red undertones like myself, because it reduces the appearance dramatically. The formula is light, and feels more like a moisturizer as opposed to a foundation. It goes on very, very sheer, and spreads easily. Just a little dime size amount, and you are good to go all day long. --The one mentioned above has an SPF 30, however, it does comes with out, here .

I also like using the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer My Im turning thirty Skin Care Routine for when I’m feeling pale, but don’t feel like doing a full face of foundation and heavy contouring. Instead, I have this in 2 shades (Available in 11 shades) My Im turning thirty Skin Care Routine. One that’s my natural skin tone, and one that’s 2 shades darker, to achieve a more “natural” and “lighter” contoured look.

LIP CARE

Last but not least, is lip care. When I was in my early 20’s, I was all about the kissable lips, the glossy lips, the bright lip, the red lip, you name it, I probably had a shade in it. But the older I’m getting, the more I feel like “Ain’t nobody got time for that”. I’m always on the go, and I can’t stand having my hair stick to my lips, or having to constantly re-apply…but that’s just me. The one thing I have noticed though, is how dry my lips are becoming. In the morning, I’ll yawn and split my lip on either side. If you look at the photo above, you can see the redness on the corners of my lips, and believe me, it hurts like hell. That is why now, I always apply some sort of lip balms all over my lips just before I go to bed. Just after one day of doing that, I immediately saw results. My lips look hydrated, and seem to be getting even in color. Any lip balm will do, but I personally love the Chanel Lip Balm because of the packaging.  Yes, I’m a label whore, but if I can’t afford a Chanel bag, then at least let me have Chanel Lip Balm. My Im turning thirty Skin Care Routine..

 My Im turning thirty Skin Care RoutineSo tell me…Are you going to shave that face!??

Express your thought in the comments below…-xoxo, O

FASHION

#NOFILTER T-SHIRT

October 29, 2014
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The Chic Street Journal is proud to announce that we are running our very first #NOFILTER T-Shirt Campaign, teaching young girls that inner beauty is true beauty, and, well, .that’s something that will never need a filter! So help us spread the word, and really put the hashtag to action (and let the haters, hate….)

Available now for a limited time only,  you can get our #NOFILTER T-Shirt, right, HERE for just $25! The tees will be printed on American Apparel tees, and look super chic with just a leather jacket, some Chuck Taylors (on sale, here), and denim cut-offs, (available, here)  like we’ve paired in the look above… Super cute, right!?

We decided to run this campaign, because lately I have seen some insane photos on Instagram…and I’m not talking about filters…I’m talking about girls who are probably no older than 8 years old, showing cleavage, 6 second clips of twerking, and one little girl even posted a photo with her tongue against her cheek, if you know what I’m saying…

It boogles my mind that the younger they get, the more skewed their perception gets of what it truly means to be yourself, and respect yourself. Now, I don’t want to sound like a grandma, because we were all that age once where looking and being cool was aourre be all, end all. But with the growing amount of readers this blog has, I have to convey a message, and a serious one at that. Plus, it’s a really cute tee too!

Have a great #Humpday tomorrow, and hope you join us in spreading the word!

xoxo, O

LOOKS FOR LESS

GET THE LOOK; Sincerely Jules

October 27, 2014

Sincerely Jules Look for Less GET THE LOOK; Sincerely Jules

Get the Look:

Raw-Edge Blue T-Shirt  (similar, herehere, and here)  // Denim Jacket (similar herehere, and here) // Pencil Skirt  // Rockstar Studded Flats GET THE LOOK; Sincerely Jules (similar here GET THE LOOK; Sincerely Jules, here GET THE LOOK; Sincerely Jules, and hereI also had to mention these and these, because I’m in love with them, and they’re on sale!!  //  Optional Arm Candy: Cute, cutercutest, and adorable! (These also make great gifts for the holidays)


It’s pretty obvious at this point that I absolutely love Sincerely, Jules just as much as I love Sheryl from WalkinWonderland, (Who by the way is the sweetest person ever!) Their style is undoubtably incredible, and those two know how to make us want everything they’re wearing. However, lately there has been a lot of “talk” about how fashion bloggers who seem to be growing popular at a rapid rate, seem to also have grown their closets, and are featuring more and more designer labels. Now, I completely understand what some readers are talking about. Not too long ago, there was an article written about how Leandra Medine, (Fashion blogger and founder of the Man Repeller) went from wearing expensive pieces, to some extremely expensive pieces. I don’t remember where I read it, and wish I had the link (I know, kill me now), but the jist of it was basically how, the second fashion bloggers get “big”, they leave their bargain shopping ways, and swap their Steve Madden Leopard Slide on Sneakers, for the Givenchy ones –Which by the way, does anyone see a different between those two, or is it just me?

Did I agree with article? Yes, and no. You can’t sit there, and tell me that when your blog becomes a business that you can profit from, which will allow to splurge on the labels, that you won’t also shop the labels. We all love to splurge in moderation. With that said, my two fav bloggers always mix it up for us, and if they can buy what we lust, then good for them. I know, that from my own experience with my blog, that they work extremely, extremely hard, but I want to hear from you guys…

Do you guys agree that fashion bloggers should stick to afforable labels, or splurge as you see fit? Let me know in your comments below, and I hope you guys have a great week! If you want to see more looks for less, or have a specific request, you can always tag me on instagram (@thechicst) or, leave a comment below!

Also, you guys can check out Jules’s original post, here!

xoxo, O

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