Natural Mask: Mint Skin

Once upon a time, there was an all natural, non-toxic skin product without the “too much to handle” price tag

This skin care product was cruelty free, never tested on animals

And it came with this cute, stylish brush applicator so you didn’t get your hands dirty

Except this is no longer a dream

I found a company that I’ve been so excited to share with you guys!

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Let me introduce you to “Mint Skin

Yes!

Mint Skin is all the above and more

They are based in Australia but their products got to me fairly quickly, with the cutest package

When I got home and saw their cute package last week- I knew

I had to try it right there and then

My face needed to look ALIVE

(I’m so done being sick)

I think most girls when they get sick need a “pick me up”

And this was definitely mine.

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I used their green “MUD” mask to purify, refine and balance my skin.

And the results were glorious.

Find more about their masks here.
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I can’t wait to try their “pink” mud mask to brighten, hydrate and restore my skin.

I couldn’t be happier with the results

This would make such a great girls night in, too.

Maybe that’ll be my next hosting party 🙂

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When doing a mask, don’t forget to use a moisturizer right after

If you are in search for a great all natural moisturizer, check out my latest post about mine here.

I’ve used that moisturizer and serum every day, twice a day and continue to swear by the results

Thank you again, Mint Skin for sending me these amazing masks!

CLICK HERE to check out their products ladies 🙂

Because beautiful skin in the winter takes constant care!

xoxo

BostonBloggers

-Talita

Gift Ideas For Him: Who’s your type?

Although, I don’t like to think of myself as an expert in this category

After speaking to a few folks, I’ve realized I’m better than I thought at gift shopping

So I want to share some creative ideas with you ladies

Because guys are so damn hard to shop for

Amen?

But before figuring out the gift, you gotta figure out the guy! 

What type of guy are you dating?

Is he the sentimental type? The materialistic type? The dgaf type? Laid back?

I’ll break it down by types for you, so don’t sweat it! I just need you to know which type we’re “dealing” with

Secondly, LISTEN to him

What is he complaining about lately? Or what’s something he’s been wanting to do or buy for a while?

If you think back to your conversations, I’m sure you will think of a thing or two he has mentioned in the past.

And FINALLY, don’t make this stressful on yourself.

PLAN AHEAD AND PLAN SMART!

Black Friday, Cyber Monday are great days to get some of that shopping out of the way without spending so much.

OK! So here we go!

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Sensitive Type:

Think memories

Last year I gave my boyfriend a desktop calendar, customized with our pictures from throughout the year

I also added quotes or notes under each picture to make it extra thoughtful.

I might have enjoyed that calendar more than him, but it’s so nice to look back and think about the future together.

Right now, you can make your own for less than $10 @ VISTAPRINT

(They have up to 60% OFF everything)

And maybe you will find other cute ideas from their website, as well. 🙂

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I also LOVE the idea of customized ORNAMENTS.

I got one last year and it was probably the sweetest, most thoughtful gift that I will cherish forever.

And isn’t that what Christmas is all about?!

And lastly, volunteering together.

Plan something you both can do to give back to the community you live in!

There’s no better gift than to give to those in need and experience that together.

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Materialistic Type:

So you’re dating “Mr. Burberry Benz

“Brand guys” are the most difficult to shop for

These guys normally have everything already.

If they want that new Burberry trench coat, they buy it.

Oh, the new iphone 8 is coming out, they’ve already pre-ordered it.

You may think it’s all about showing off with them but they just want to know you get them

So get them something small like the new Burberry fragrance, “Mr. Burberry Eau de Toilette

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And maybe a spa day in a resort to get his head out of work.

Because let’s face it, if he can afford what he wants- he’s working those long hours for it.

Show him you care about his well-being.

I live in New England, so a mountain view resort is probably the most relaxing winter destination I can think of.

Take a peek at this one > Mountain View Grand.

$179 a night for one of our top resort destinations.

He will thank you!

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Laid Back/DGAF Type:

These guys are the best! They don’t care either way.

Which doesn’t mean don’t put any thought into their gifts. But no need to stress over it either.

These are the guys you buy shirts, and socks for.

Wait, was that too harsh? haha!

But in all seriousness, it’s fact.

I’m a sentimental girl, so I always incorporate something like a picture of both of us framed.

Or his favorite video game (sorry, no clue what’s out right now- my guy doesn’t play video games)

But you get my point.

H&M would be IDEAL for guys clothing- They are stylish and have all you need 😉

And by the way, today they have huge discounts on mens wear!

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Whatever type your guy may be, I hope this was somewhat helpful or opened your mind up to something different.

And let’s not forget, Christmas is about giving back to those in need.

Incorporating a little something in between the festivities will make the World a better place.

xoxo

Happy Shopping babes!

BostonBloggers

-Talita

Get Warm & Cozy With Me!

You guys, I can’t believe Thanksgiving was last week

I hope you all had an amazing time with family and friends

I loved every minute of it 🙂

So… I have a confession to make

I’ve totally been behind on showing you more fun holiday outfits

And I am SO SO sorry about it

I’ve been so sick these past two weeks

It’s just a cold but since it’s freezing in Boston, I couldn’t really risk going out and taking photos

EXCEPT today

I couldn’t wait any longer for this cold to pass

I want you guys to take advantage of Cyber Monday!

So I wanted to share one of my “can’t take off my body” outfits.

Let me start by sharing this Plaid Midi Wool Skirt

P.S. It has side pockets, too!

I’ve gotten endless compliments on this skirt

It’s warm, stylish, and super flattering

CLICK HERE FOR DEATZ ON THE SKIRT

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I wore it many different ways

I have done the super casual flats look, high heel boots but I love this look the most

These buckle design short boots are so freaking adorable

It says, “I’m not trying too hard but you know I’m rocking this look”

haha!

CLICK HERE FOR DEATS ON THESE CUTIES

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I would definitely suggest getting a size up from your regular size

These shoes run small.

And as far as shirts go, I loved pairing this outfit with this lace up lucky top 😉

I’m all about comfort in the winter and I love the material and of course, you can’t go wrong with lace ups!

It’s so flirty and daring.

CLICK HERE FOR DEATS ON THIS DARING LACE UP

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The hat I bought in this cute store in Italy

It was surprisingly affordable but I see a lot of the same style hats in stores like “Love Culture” or “Forever 21”

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It definitely adds an extra sense of style to the outfit.

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I hope you guys enjoyed this week’s holiday inspired outfit!

TAKE A PEAK:

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LACE UP TOP

SHORT BOOTS

Have a wonderful week!

BostonBloggers

-Talita 

Holiday inspired outfit: Look of the week!

HOLY smack in the face

The holidays are around the corner

And as usual, I am not SLIGHTLY ready

Can anyone else relate?

I wish I could help you guys with gift ideas, but I am the worst gift buyer

But I can help you impress your guests with some lovely holiday outfits! Deal?

So let’s start with this beautiful, romantic floral dress

Because I always associate holidays with romance

I don’t know what it is about it but I mean, look at how beautiful the trees are this time of the year

And then closer to Christmas/Hanukkah, we have winter wonderland

I love our seasons here in Boston, they are MAGICAL.

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This spaghetti straps crochet flower cut out dress is perfection for hosting your guests

It’s elegant, beautiful, and extremely comfortable

But if you want a more laid-back look

Throw in this beautiful cardigan and you’ll be good to go!

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I love that it makes it a bit more casual but adds on to the romantic look.

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I paired this outfit with these lace up nude heels

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But you can style this outfit with flats, red, black or silver heels just as well.

When it comes to style, there is no right or wrong

The important thing is to make your personality come alive and have fun with it!

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Wearing something you won’t feel confident in is asking for a bad freaking night.

When you feel good, it shows!

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Wear your biggest smile this holiday season

Be grateful for all the little things, for they are DEFINITELY the big things

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And enjoy being the star of the party!

Love this look?

CLICK BELOW FOR DETAILS:

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And stay tuned for more holiday inspired outfits!

xoxo

BostonBloggers

-Talita

Let’s talk dry skin!

Let’s talk dry skin!

Wohoo!

Who’s excited?!

Notice how we always try to avoid the tough subjects?

I can’t say it’s 100% cold in Boston now, but our skin is definitely feeling the climate change

Or at least mine is!

About two weeks ago, I had my make-up professionally done at the mall

I was super nervous because anytime I get my make-up done, I end up either looking like a ghost or orange

Plus, I never normally wear a lot of make-up anyway. So anything DRASTIC freaks.me.out!

But this time around, Jackie (the make-up rep) really helped a sister out

She listened to my likes and dislikes, and she delivered.

Thank you, Jackie!

Any who, other than the occasional masks, I’m not the greatest at skin care.

But I think turning 29 really hit me hard

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And just in time, I received this amazing gift set from Oilah!

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Let me take a step back before I tell you guys about the above products

Jackie brought up a lot of skin concerns to me

She mentioned my skin is really dry.

She asked me a few questions about my skin care

How often I moisturize my skin, if I use foundation, oils and so forth…

I never really use foundation, I use BB Cream from MAC

So I asked her, what’s the difference between BB Cream and foundation?

Jackie replied, “BB cream has higher SPF protection, which is great. But BB cream doesn’t last all day long.

I had no idea that it didn’t last all day, that I had to apply it at least twice.

But I do like the SPF 35, specially since that’s the only way I’ll actually remember to protect my skin daily.

Another product you should apply daily is moisturizer, best on mornings and before bed.

So, I listened. And I started using Oilah products.

Oilah products are made fresh with pure botanical and organic ingredients.

Now- you all know for the past 6 months, I’ve started my all organic journey with skin care products and I love it.

Using plant based ingredients allow your skin to breath and protect it from the free radicals (an uncharged molecule)

Free radical, by the way, cause premature aging.

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So here’s what I did for about 2 weeks now that’s DRASTICALLY changed my skin for the better

YES!

TWO WEEKS!

In the morning, before applying make-up, I use Oilah’s Rose Face Mist

Rose Face Mist cleanses, hydrates and nourishes your skin.

Click on the link to find out how the roses in this product can help you further.

Their facial serum is HEAVEN SENT

It reduces fine lines, wrinkles, promotes healthy skin tone and skin tightening.

AND it’s loaded with essential oils and nutrients.

IT WORKS ladies!

The picture below was not photo-shopped

Around my eyes is where I am mostly concerned due to lack of sleep, wrinkles or fine lines

And it’s pretty much gone!

A bit of skin care goes a long way! 🙂

Below was literally the smile on my face when I saw my face

haha!

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I also love their travel clay mask

I LOVE to travel and I want to treat my skin fabulously from anywhere in the World

Because WHY NOT?!

What I love about their mask the most is it’s not messy like the others

It is so easy to use, you can read under “instructions” to understand what I mean by “it’s not messy”

I can’t get enough.

Here’s THE BEST PART:

As a treat to my readers and because I want you ALL to experience what I have

Until Dec 31st of 2016, you will get 15% OFF your ENTIRE purchase by using coupon code: #fearordinary

It’s a limited time offer, so don’t miss out!!

It also makes for a PERFECT holiday gift to your girlfriend, mom, aunt, guy that’s been complaining about their skin

Super freaking thoughtful!

Enjoy it guys! And please share your experience after using it with me!!

I can’t wait to hear all about it!!!

Click here to find out more about Oilah

Click here for Rose Mist

Click here for Reviving Serum

Click here for travel mask

BostonBloggers

-Talita

Get Holiday Inspired: All Things Red & Nude Please!

I want to start by saying a heartfelt THANK YOU to those who served and continue to serve our Country

I was not born in the U.S. but I take pride in being a U.S. Citizen

And with that, I try to learn as much as I can about its history.

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So here are some facts I’ve learned that you may or may not already know:

  • 2 million veterans are women
  • Of the 16 million Americans who served during WWII (1941-1945), about 620,000 are still alive
  • There are about 21 million military veterans in the United States

I also find it so important to thank our veterans regardless of what day of the year it is.

Whenever you meet a veteran, please thank them for their service.

It’s the least we can do to show our respect and appreciation.

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In banking, I’ve had the privilege to get to know so many people from various backgrounds

People from all over the world.

And out of those wonderful beings, I’ve had the pleasure of hearing many stories

Including stories from veterans.

And it saddens me so much to see the amount of HATRED we are seeing with this election

Because one party didn’t get their way.

The amount of VIOLENCE we are seeing

It’s truly embarrassing & shameful how this Country is dealing with the outcome of this election

I hope at one point, we can all come together as one to make this Country better than it already is

We have a lot of work to do

And one president will not solve it all. That’s for damn sure.

But TOGETHER, putting our differences aside…

We CAN make this Country one that our veterans would be PROUD of.

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Thankfully, I think we all want peace.

We just need to learn how to send that to others by our own actions.

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Honestly, a simple smile sometimes will do.

Other cultures that are being judged and many times “looked down” on, fear simply taking a walk on a Sunday

I always make it a point to smile and say “good morning!” to those who least expect it

And not surprisingly, they are always shocked by an act of kindness by hearing a simple “hello”

It’s so unusual today.

FEAR has taken over our hearts.

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Now, enough of me venting to you guys!

I’m sure you hear enough about this on Facebook 😉

Let’s get HOLIDAY inspired!

I was SO FREAKING EXCITED to share this look with you 🙂

This winter coat is EVERYTHING

And the red heels with a bowl? I mean, *insert jaw dropping reaction here*

I can’t deal.

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I wore this coat under faux leather leggings (YESS! Pleather is my newest obsession can’t.get.enough)

I think my cat woman outfit from Halloween is to blame. 😉

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Wear this if you want to make a bold statement this holiday season.

And please, spread love not hate.

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OUTFIT DETAILS:

CLICK HERE FOR COAT

CLICK HERE FOR RED SHOES

CLICK HERE FOR PLEATHER LEGGINGS

SHADES BY GUCCI

Have a great weekend loves!

BostonBloggers

-Talita

Not a jewelry girl? No problem!

Let me start by saying, I’m not a jewelry girl.

I go to work and I see co-workers that wear jewelry every-single-day

Their necklace matches their pants, or earrings match their necklace that then matches their shoes

You get the point.

And there’s nothing wrong with that!

But I just can’t do that every morning or any morning

Or night…..

Ok! You got me!

I just rather stick to wearing cute clothes and hoping that it’s good enough to show I look “put together” somehow

Until, I found Boston Baubles

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Their collection is so delicate that you can wear their pieces to your day-to-day tasks without having to think twice!

Take for instance, this gold necklace!

No more worrying about matching my lipstick, pants, or shirt. Plus, it’s personalized JUST FOR YOU.

Not to mention, it makes a perfect gift to that special someone. 🙂

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So if you are like me, and just don’t have time to look like “Ms. Put Together,” everyday.

This might be the answer for you too!

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P.S. How awesome is my personalized bracelet?

Thank you Boston Baubles for the best first birthday gift! 🙂

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By the way, how cute is this nude long sleeve crop top?

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Shop this look here:

Mock Neck Long Sleeve Cropped Sweater for less than $15!

Skirt was last season: White House Black Market

Necklace & Bracelet

xoxo

BostonBloggers

-Talita