I love clutter. I don’t know why, but too much emptiness freaks me out. Unless there is crap everywhere it just doesn’t feel like home.
I used to just throw my bracelets and rings into random perfume boxes or baskets and call it a day. When I saw this jewelry tree on sale at Target I decided it was a sign to grow up and actually display my things in a nice manner.
I’m also a big fan of hanging things on the wall and throwing things into old bowls. I feel like there isn’t a need to elaborate here. A normal person would buy matching display racks and cups from Ikea, but my lack of free time forces me to get creative.
I can’t wait to eventually have a real jewelry box and a place for everything to be stored nicely without getting dusty. Until then, clutter for the win. Happy Hump Day!
It’s pretty obvious to anyone who steps into our apartment that I have a thing for purses. It’s a dead giveaway seeing that I have two bookshelves, plus the whole back of my closet dedicated to my collection. In the new year, I’m desperately trying to save more and spend much less. So here’s a post to remind me how beautiful all my current bags are. Hopefully this can dissuade me from buying any more in the future!
Happy New Year!
I’ve been complaining about the weird acne I’ve been getting since the beginning of this summer (which feels like ages ago thanks to this winter weather). I don’t have the deep pockets for a fancy expensive acne skincare system, and I didn’t feel like this was so intense that Proactiv was needed. When my regular cleansers stopped doing their trick I initially switched from my favorite cream acne cleansers to oil-free. My skin would clear up for about a day, and then resume with this new and stupid acne phase.
I reached out to an old friend who is a consultant for Mary Kay and asked her for some much needed skin care advice. She provided me with the answer: The Clear Proof acne system with cleansing gel, toner, acne spot treatment, and a moisturizer.
Step One: Do the whole routine twice a day. Truth? I usually only wash my face in the morning, followed by a makeup removing wipe at night. That was probably my first problem.
Step Two: Use all the products. More truth? I have a toner, but it isn’t the same brand or skin care line as my cleanser. And I almost always skip over it. It makes my skin feel tight and cutting that step out always gave me an extra 5-8 minutes in the morning. Oops.
Armed with this new information and the handy little acne system sample, I was tested out Mary Kay’s Clear Proof for two weeks. The conclusion? It not only completely turned my skin around, but also made me realize what a jerk I was being to my poor face. Pretty basic stuff, right? Cleanse twice a day and have a full regimen complete with toner. But I guess these are the things that slip your mind when you’re a busy bee!
The whole kit was gentle on my skin, but was fast to work and left my skin clear of all acne. Plus, at a price of only $20 for the 7 day mini kit, we can all afford to try it out. A dream come true!