Not only do I love Friday's because it means that the end of the work week is finally here, but also because my company allows Casual Friday's! I really wanted the leopard cardigan print to stand out so I left all other pieces of the outfit minimal. I hope you all have a great weekend!
Face oils or face creams? That's the debate I've been having lately. I walked into Sephora a couple of weeks ago and was convinced to buy the Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil (retails $50.00 for 1.7oz or $18.50 for 0.5oz get it here) instead of what I had initially gone in for which was the Lancome Energie De Vie Dullness Relief & Energy Recharge Daily Cream (see my review here). How did that happen and why did I change my mind?!
Why are face oils better than creams? Face oils come without chemicals, toxins, and all the bad ingredients that creams can contain. Oils have been around for many years - but how is that we as a society have just discovered them? Most people are under the impression that oils can cause breakouts, are pore-clogging and make our skin look and feel greasy. But that's not really the case.
Your skin certainly needs a certain amount of oil. Oils can transform your skin and keep it healthy. Facial oils are also a fantastic base for makeup because they plump fine lines, even texture and can give the appearance of dewy skin.
This face oil in particular is made with Seaberry Oil. Seaberry oil (also known as seabuckthorn oil) is an antioxidant which is rich in moisturizing omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9. Seaberry oil is also noted for protecting the skin from aging free radicals.
According to the the Fresh website, those individuals that used the Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil felt the following:
- Proven to provide 24-hour hydration
- 100% felt their skin was immediately nourished
- 100% reported their skin was supple
- 97% said their skin was immediately hydrated
- 85% felt it decreased roughness on contact
The Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil comes in a thick glass bottle filled and a dropper.
How do I use the Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil? I use this product by taking the dropper and placing a drop or two on my face. Then I take my finger tips and massage the face oil on my face and into my skin. The oil feels lightweight and my skin doesn't look oily after.
So how did I feel after using this product for three weeks? My skin felt smoother and hydrated then it was before. Especially during the winter months when the weather is dry I pay extra attention to my skin.
The only complaint I had about the product was that it does have a strong smell. If you can get past the smell of the product then you'll love it!
Will you be trying this product? If so let me know your thoughts!
Last night at the 2014 Oscars, celebrities packed on the glitz, glamour, and their best outfits. Many celebrities graced the red carpet of the 86th Academy Awards and looked oh so fabulous! I would have to say that I love watching all the award shows, especially the Academy Awards, just to see what all the stars are wearing. Here are My Golden Beauty's Top Three Academy Awards picks!
Picture Source: Vogue.com
Lupita Nyong'o has once again gotten the nail on the head. In a stunning baby blue Prada dress and a diamond studded headband, Lupita looked beautiful! I would have to say that Lupita is definitely on a red hot red carpet streak.
Up next is the beautiful Kate Hudson who always looks stunning on the red carpet. This year Kate Hudson rocked a plunging neckline Atelier Versace gown.
Last, but not least, I felt that Camilla Avles in a peach colored Dolce & Gabbana dress looked amazing!
This weekend my fiancé and I celebrated Valentine's Day. We got massages in the morning and then went out to dinner to one of our favorite sushi places. It was a really nice relaxing day (and much needed too)! For the dinner date I wanted to wear something pink and girly - I thought my pink sweater dress from BCBG Max Azria (the Elandra Pleated Ottoman-Stitch Dress) would be PERFECT for the occasion!
The dress is a short sleeve sweater dress with pleats. The dress is super comfy yet chic!
How amazing is this belt? I love the beautiful stone work and the details. Also, as an added bonus (and why I love this belt so much) is that this belt is adjustable!
With Valentine's Day just a couple of days away, there's so much last minute planning to do! The fact that Valentine's Day falls on a Friday this year makes it SO much better. Once your dinner and late night plans are set - from a romantic dinner to two, low-key dinner at home, or getting the girls together, the next question is.. What will you be wearing?! Here are My Golden Beauty's 3 Outfit Ideas for Valentine's Day!
1. The classic Little Red Dress with a Modern Twist
I've been obsessed lately with finding the perfect highlighter. I came across the Watt's Up! by Benefit Cosmetics (retails $30.00 for 0.33 oz retails at Sephora) which comes in a luminous champagne color. I was going to buy the actual size which comes with a blender on the other side, however, when I got to the checkout line I asked for my birthday gift and viola! Sephora was offering a small size of the Watt's Up! by Benefit Cosmetics along with the They're Real! Mascara by Benefit (check out my review here on the They're Real! Mascara by Benefit). I just HAD to try the Watt's Up! by Benefit Cosmetics before purchasing the actual size and let me just say - I was pleasantly surprised.
I like the Watt's Up! by Benefit Cosmetics application because it's in stick form. I can throw it easily in my bag or makeup bag and don't have to be afraid of shattering the case by it slipping out of my hands onto the ground.
The highlighter is such a pretty, shimmery color.
The highlighter is designed to work on all complexions. Benefit Cosmetics suggests applying the highlighter to your cheek and brow bones, while using the soft blender to sculpt and then blend the product onto your skin. The highlighter can be used on its own or over existing makeup.
Here is how the product looks on my skin... It's pretty shimmery however, when it's blended out it works so well against skin and doesn't look caky.
Here's the product blended out. It's such a shimmery beautiful color! It results in a beautiful, glowy sheen that’s super luminous.