Friday, January 30, 2015

Black and White {Collab}

I am beyond excited to post my first ever collaboration with two lovely ladies!  We all put together a black and white look for you.  I hope you like my mostly white look (this post was pre-blizzard so I'm not totally camouflaged), I added black boots and bag to break it up a bit!

I will link the other ladies' posts below for you!  Hope you enjoy!










Shirt: Kohl's - Old (similar here in blue) / Sweater: T.J. Maxx (similar here) / Jeans: Old Navy / Boots: L.L. Bean - Old (similar option)  / Purse: Tory Burch


Please check out the posts from these beautiful ladies also, the links to their blogs are below!



XXOO, Kristina 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Night and Day Skincare


I've had a few questions about my skincare and daily makeup lately so I thought I would show you what I've been loving this winter to keep my skin looking hydrated and healthy.  For me, I struggle with my skin more in the winter.  My t-zone will stay oily but my cheeks become extremely dry.  I think I have finally figured out what I need to do to keep it looking respectable!

Night

At night, I start off by removing my makeup with a cleansing wipe (this isn't totally necessary but I feel like it helps get off that top layer of makeup).  If I use a wipe, it's usually these by Neutrogena.

Moving on to the more important steps!  I will always use my Clarisonic Mia 2 at night, every single night religiously.  I truly believe that this brush is a miracle worker.  When I started using it a year ago it changed by skin drastically for the better.  It's 100% worth the investment.  I use a gentle, simple cleanser with it at night.  My absolute favorite is the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser which I discovered when I first bought my Clarisonic as it came with it in the package.  It's a simple, clean wash that really gets the job done with the Clarisonic.

After I cleanse, with the Clarisonic and Fresh Cleanser, I put on the Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream.  It's very hydrating, never breaks me out and I feel like it has helped with some fine lines on my forehead.  Then, I put on the Fresh Lotus Eye Gel for a little extra under eye moisture to help with any aging.  Last, I use my EOS Lip Balm in Coconut Milk which smells delish and is a great moisturizer.

Day

Every morning I wash my face with Clean and Clear Morning Burst.  It gives your face a fresh, awake feeling which is great in the AM!  It has small, little bursting beads that give a very gentle exfoliation.  Most mornings, I won't use my Clarisonic.  I find it's too much morning and night on most days but if my skin is looking really drab or dry I will use it in the morning too!

On to morning moisture!  I put a VERY small amount of Aveeno Eczema Therapy on my cheeks and any dry patches.  I find that this really helps my dry cheeks and looks so smooth under makeup when it's dried.  Last, I put on my EOS!

At this point, I wait for everything to sink in and then do my makeup!  I will have an everyday makeup routine video up soon so you all can see what I do!  I hope you enjoyed and you are safe and warm if you're in the middle of this blizzard like I am!

XXOO,  Kristina



Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Registering Pink

I'm back today in neutrals with a POP of pink! If you follow me in Instagram it's no secret that I'm a little obsessed with my new pink bag from Target.  I picked it up for a steal at the end of last week and have been using it ever since.

Yesterday, this was the outfit I put together for registering with my fiance!  (Beware: there is a lot of Target in this post ; D )It was so much fun to pick out all the goodies you hope to have for your life together.  We still have a little more to do much but yesterday was a great start.  There is just so much that goes into wedding planning that you don't think about until you have to do it!  (But it really is fun!!!) I hope you all have a great day and I'll talk to you soon!

XXOO, Kristina





Sweater: Target / Vest: J.Crew-No Longer Available / Scarf: Forever 21 - Old (similar here) / Leggings: Target / Booties: DSW - Old (similar here) / Purse: Target

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Preppy Girl Tag!

I filmed another YouTube video and thought you all might like to see it!  Enjoy!

XXOO, Kristina


Saturday, January 10, 2015

I'm All About That Cape

Hi again!  I took a short break due to the bitter cold we have been having here in MA!  I like to take my pictures outside and it was just unbearable...but I'm back!  I picked up this cape recently at Francesca's Collection and I love it!  I hope you all enjoy.  Happy Weekend!

XXOO, Kristina









Cape: Francesca's Collection  / Sweater: Old Navy / Jeans: A&F / Purse: Kate Spade - Old / Boots: Hunter / Socks: Dubarry / Necklace: Personalized From Me To You / Bracelet: KJP 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Christmas Haul Video

Hi everyone!  I hope your Monday went well.  I just uploaded my Christmas Haul to YouTube and wanted to post it here so you all could check it out!  I love watching these videos and thought you guys might too.  Enjoy!

XXOO, Kristina





Thursday, January 1, 2015

Cheers to 2015!

Happy New Year everyone!  Here's what I'm wearing today.  I had to incorporate these adorable shoes!  All the best to you in the new year.

XXOO, Kristina







Turtleneck: Old Navy / Cape: Old Navy - no longer available (similar here) / Jeans: A&F / Shoes: J.Crew Factory