ICYMI – a NEWinstagram worthy experience has come to LA…Candytopia! Think Museum Of Ice Cream except dedicated to all things CANDY. From life-size art made out of everything from Twizzlers to gum drops to jelly beans + more to a pool filled with marshmallows to fun photo moment backdrops perfect for your insta feed, Candytopia has got it ALL! See some of my favorite photo opps below, along with details on the outfit I wore!
So I totally didn’t do this fun room justice because I am way too serious to do silly poses where it looks like you are falling down into a hole…the room was specifically designed for that but instead I stuck with the traditional blogger pose in front of a colored wall haha!!
What is better than living on a cloud? I LOVED this backdrop for a few reasons…OK maybe just one…it matches my Instagram feed perfectly haha!! (and my outfit :p)
If you are thinking of heading to Candytopia I highly suggest you purchase your tickets ahead of time online to reserve your spot, if you can try to go during the week during the day so you aren’t rushed during your photo opps AND be prepared to snack on tons of candy!!
P.S. I highly suggest you bring your camera, iPhone works great as well but there isn’t natural light so you may want to play with lighting settings on a DSLR for the best photo quality for posting 🙂
I hope ya’ll had a great weekend – I sure did minus my flu like symptoms coming back but hey I guess that’s just what’s happening this season. One thing that always cheers me up (even when feeling sick) is taking care of my skin. Every time I apply new products to my skin I get excited to see the results + I feel like I am giving myself mini spa treatments (as corny as that sounds). Being a beauty blogger comes with the perks of being able to test out new products all the time but not all of them are winners + I get hesitant when it comes to trying products on my face since I have sensitive skin (if you’ve been following my blog you know I struggle with acne prone combination skin).
Today I am sharing my feedback on Ebanel Laboratories Skincare line available on Amazon!
From face wash to acne treatments to moisturizer + more, Ebanel Skincare is a one line that I am currently obsessed with because they have great quality products at an affordable price. I have tried out a few of their products + wanted to share what I am loving about them with ya’ll so maybe you’ll take the chance + give them a whirl! Great skincare is always a good idea if you ask me!
I tend to experience breakouts quite often + am always on the hunt for new treatments that accurately treat acne but don’t dry out your skin…that’s why when I tried the Ebanel Skincare Acne Spot Treatment I was beyond excited because it reminded me of the Mario Badescu Dry Lotion which I have loved for years but sometimes it dries out my skin.
The treatment is amazing! Simply dab some of the product on any acne spots you may have (even if you feel a zit coming on – this always happens to me) it really gets rid of any acne spots! It’s fast and effective so it zaps those zits away so they don’t get in the way of any special moments to come!
I hope you are all getting some much needed rest + relaxation (and maybe a little sun depending where you are)! I am still in a vacay state-of-mind so I wanted to share a fun summer getaway inspired look to warm things up (it was actually pretty damn cold in LA yesterday + it made me desperately want to fly back to Florida haha). The best part about vacations (other than the fact you are on vacation) is all of the cute tropical inspired looks you can create.
I for one was all about straw accessories while away + still am…they are super cute + easy to style on vacation without worrying about getting them dirty with sand etc. Check out the full look below ♥
I lived in this chambray dress while in Florida. It’s super comfy + chambray is great for warm climates + matches with everything while away.
I linked to some of my favorite chambray dress options below!
As for my accessories – straw all the way! This floppy hat + tote have been my obsession…how can they not be? You look at them + just think vacation!
My wedges are an older style from Tory Burch (no longer available) but I linked to some similar new styles for the season below.
Struggling with winter skin problems? Yea, I feel ya. With winter months my combination skin is always acting up. One day it is oily + I am breaking out and the next day I have dry skin + am peeling…sometimes you can’t win…or can you? 😉 I found my magic potion to cure my #winterskinproblems! What is it you ask? Olay Whips!
So here is my constant struggle + from chatting with my girlfriends it seems to be quite common…moisturizers are essential to achieve healthy skin but sometimes they make your skin oily. With my combination skin, I am always searching for a moisturizer that helps hydrate my skin but does so without feeling heavy on my skin…that’s why when I discovered Olay Whips I was super excited to give it a go.
Olay Whips (available now at Walgreen’s) feel light as air and are delightfully whipped for instant absorption on your skin. The weightless formula leaves your skin feeling soft & smooth with a matte finish (making your skin smooth to the touch). Honestly what I love most about this product is that it almost acts as a primer too, applying your makeup after applying Olay Whips goes on beyond smooth.
If you are opting to go all natural with your beauty look + just go out with nothing but your moisturizer on, luckily Olay Whips has a brightening formula which helps even your skin tone + minimize the appearance of pores! This is a major win for me – I have been applying Olay Whips before the gym + I look like I am glowing while working up a sweat spinning.
With a price tag under $30, Olay Whips is a MUST to add to your skin routine. Check out the full line of whip options at Walgreen’s and you’ll see just what I’m talking about! Click HERE!
*thank you Olay for sponsoring this post – all opinions are my own*
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.
Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away + one of the things I love most about Valentine’s Day is surprising my boo with some sweet + sexy lingerie. I’ve always struggled to find pretty lingerie that I feel comfortable in but also sexy enough that Mike will like…but I found it…Seven ‘Til Midnight! Their lingerie is affordable, great quality + comes in a range of sizes from regular to plus size. Whether you are searching for a sexy lace bodysuit to wear with a nice skirt or jeans for date night dinner or a sexy robe or outfit to surprise your special someone with, Seven ‘Til Midnight has something for every gal.
Lingerie makes me feel sexy + confident and that’s something that I know my partner loves, it’s funny how a little lingerie can do that isn’t it? Whether you prefer to go risque or just simple + sweet, lingerie is a way for women to express themselves + share their personal style in the bedroom just like they do in every day life ♥
Ready to find the lingerie that makes you feel sexy in your skin?
Whether you will be hanging with your friends or spending the evening having date night with your boo, one thing is for sure…you will be dressed up for it! Traditionally when I had Galentine’s Day, I rocked some cozy PJs + curled up watching Netflix, but this year Mike + I will be celebrating Valentine’s Day early during our trip to Florida (only a few days away ahhh) so what will I be wearing? A little white dress! Yup – you heard me, I am swapping out the traditional LBD for this little white number. Want to know the best part? Some of my favorite white date night dresses are up to 50% OFF at AMI Clubwear!
I absolutely LOVE this dress! It’s sexy (yes a bit see through hehe :p) yet also sweet with it’s A-Line silhouette…making it the perfect date night go to. Best part? AMI Clubwear has the best date night dresses for under $20…yea no joke, that’s a STEAL!
Here are some of my favorite Little White Dresses from AMI Clubwear:
I kept my date night accessories simple…BLACK. How chic is white + black? I just love it.
I don’t know about you but with another birthday just around the corner and another year older, something I am fully committed to this year is taking care of my skin + making sure I am using the right products to do so. Let me give you some back story, I have been going to my favorite facial lady for almost a year now (if you are LA based it’s Beauty Mermaid Skin Spa in Pasadena) and every time I went, she would use these great smelling + feeling products throughout the treatment that I became obsessed with! I finally began examining everything she was using and discovered it was THALAC. I began researching + discovered all of the amazing products THALAC has + they come straight from France…only the best for my skin (that’s my new motto haha).
Being a blogger I have received countless mailers from skincare brands with tons of new products every week. While I love trying the newest + latest from all different brands, I tend to stick with what I love + know, so when it came to trying out THALAC I was excited to try out the whole line since I already knew I was a fan from using the products during my facials.
The THALAC line is filled with all good things for your skin…minerals + key ingredients extracted from algae make all of the products perfect for combatting any skin issue. Whether it is keeping your skin looking young, combatting acne or combination skin or adding extra hydration for dry skin, THALAC has products that are perfect for all types of skin.
While when I think ‘skincare‘ I automatically think about facial products, THALAC has products for the body as well. I have been struggling with acne on my chest + back and the exfoliation products have done just the trick!
My favorite face products from THALAC are their Marine Tonic Lotion + Fluid Cleansing Emulsion. These two products go hand in hand, making them the perfect cleansing duo for morning + night. I swapped out my go-to La Roche Posay with these babies + my skin is GLOWING. What I love most about these products is that they actually make your skin FEEL fresh. I find this to be the one thing I love most about all of THALAC’s products because with so many products on the market, the ones I tend to gravitate towards are the ones that I can feel immediate results from!
Ready to switch up your skincare routine?
Message me for more info on the products or to purchase! They aren’t available in stores yet but I can connect you with the brand directly!