Friday, April 24, 2015

No Matter How hard You Try... The Sun Tells All

Unlocking Nature's Secrets

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   In our artificially obsessed world where everyone enjoys a quick fix; if you have any wisdom at all you know how fleeting and artificial those fixes are. You may look nice now but fast-forwards 10-15 years and (insert cheesy thriller music here ___). Yes it will be that scary. I've personally seen before and after results. Greatness never comes without work Dolls and Dukes!- and most importantly it's never achieved through shortcuts.
  So I know what you're asking now; where are you going with this...Well its simple. I'm talking about something that's essential to every pinup girl, rockabilly queen, and greaser. A great palette. Or to say it plainer great skin. Look we all know this isn't just a look for us its a lifestyle therefore we're all conscious of how we present ourselves.
Great skin is one of the top ingredients on that list, if your skins not great nothing else is. (no matter how hard you try concealer doesn't hide but so much.) The sun tells all Dolls. So stick around I got some great tips, plus some D.I.Y.'s that are natural, won't break the bank and are guaranteed to have you looking great.




The Big not so Grand Reveal LoL

    First and foremost great skin starts on the inside not on the out. Believe it or not but the state of your skin is actually a reflection of state of ones health. For example with good health the skin is bright , will have a youthful glow and clear.  All of the things we do want our skin to be.
However with bad health skin will generally appear dull, lifeless, prone to
breakouts and other stress related skin diseases. Now this isn't set in stone its a general statement you will find that these things will go both ways depending on the person. In the end it depends on the work you put in.
   As I said you can't begin skincare with taking care of the body first, and water is one of the best things for that. if you're not already drinking it you should be drinking at least 8 glasses a day. Or more. If you're a person that suffers from dry skin, eczema (which i do), acne or anything like that; drinking an abundance of water will do wonders for. As well as detoxing. On the weekends take a lemon and squeeze it into a gallon of water. Then proceed to drink 2 gallons over the weekend, it will flush out your system from the inside out.
   One thing you always learn starting from grade school is K.I.S.S. keep it simple stupid well the same goes for your skin. An Anti-aging should be incorporated into your rĂ©gime at all ages (if you expect to be a silver minx later, you need to have it together now), also complicated skin routines confuse the skin and often produce the opposite effect you'd been hoping for. God gave us everything we need to sustain ourselves found right within nature itself. The chemicals and byproducts that are put in our beauty products today are astounding, using natural products is both great for the environment but your pocket as well. You can find a subsequent replacement for each store brought product with essential oils, fruits, veggies and just about anything in your kitchen. You'll find yourself replacing a wealth of everyday items from moisturizers, to exfoliators, and even sunscreen. (if you have a allergy do not use the subsequent essential oil/ organic oil of the nut, fruit, etc..., replace the oil for something of your own preference.)

   A good skincare regime should consist of an alternation between a gentle preferably creamy or soap cleanser and an exfoliant. I know you hear and read all the time about 'toners' but here's my opinion-you don't need them. A lot of times they actually do the reverse in what you think they're doing. D.I.Y. products are amazing and the best way to go. Its a great way to luxuriate; plus you'll be surprised how both cost efficient and what great gifts they make. So grab your paper and pen cause I'm sharing all of my favorite at home skincare recipes. Also I'm giving you,  your shopping list for all you're future at home skincare endeavors.

* I have and do use all recipes that I have shared. So no worries that I am just experimenting on you guys lol*

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

OOTD: 'A Day at the Doctor's', With a touch of Gab

 
Art by Joie Cuentista

   Hey there Dolls and Dukesđź‘„. I've missed you all; I know I haven't posted in awhile but there's a reason.  We all know how life can jump up and kick us in the Kobus sometimes. Things haven't been all loco ,First I've had a birthday (on the fourth of march), which was great; an amazing vintage bag was procured during this venture which will be included in a future post. But the other two were not so good. My nana's not doing so well health wise so I've been spending time with her and if you follow me on Facebook (the bane of all our existence) you might have heard me talk about my recent Lupus flare ups (it ain't easy living lupie Dolls).

   Anyway on to happy things Today we've got a supper cute OOTD. Our destination is a trip to the doc's office and nice day out after. I'm sure we all have these days, however I know all too well what that usual Doctor visit go-to consist of. Well I have two things to say to that. One a lady should never walk out in sweats and two there is never a reason not look your best...especially a trip to the doctor.







OOTD:



Dress:
Vintage Asian print shirt waist dress Sorry guys I can't give you a go-to for this one. It's from Asia I brought it from an estate sale.


Accessories:
Grey pashmina Boscov's this place is great you can get a beautiful pashmina in virtually any color or pattern for about $4.99. For you Doll's and Dukes that are fans of Boscov's second level like me lol... they're having a sale soon
Black waist belt: to add some definition to the dress I added every pinups staple a black waist belt. But to give it a little something extra instead of wearing my flower in my hair I clipped it onto the side of my belt. flowergirl belt
Combat Boots:  I got these black combat boot surprisingly from charlotte ruse. Now they don't have these any more. But this pair is super cute Belted Lug Boots

turquoise teardrop: wire wrap earrings by Unexpected Things my own accessory line.

Hair ,Makeup:
Hair:  For this look we're going with side parted victory rolls. With silver bow hairclips from modcloth  as accents.
Makeup: 
I don't wear foundation as you well know so I'm sorry but i can't help you with that department. However, this Dame never leaves la casa without some Red lipstick. For todays look I tried out  Rimmel Alarm . For Bronzer I used ELF Baked Bronzer.

Well that's all for today darlings tell next time...