I love October for a few reasons. The rain begins (in California at least), it’s my anniversary month, birthday month, and the holiday season is around the corner. In a previous post, I mentioned that Kamal and I were planning to take a vacation. We finalized on going to Tahoe! I can’t wait to share photos with you guys. Since both my anniversary and birthday fall on October 30, I get 2 gifts! I get to pick at least one gift and Kamal gets to decide the other. Picking a gift seems like a lot of fun but this time, it was so difficult! I feel like the older I get, the harder it’s getting to pick gifts. This year, I didn’t want to choose something random but rather a gift that I truly want and will cherish. I picked a few options for my birthday wishlist. You will have to wait until October 30th to find out what it is!
Crossbody bags are my favorite. I can dress them down or up and most importantly, I don’t have to continuously carry it on my arm. However, the price tag on some of these bags is in-sane. We want the expensive, luxury handbags for special occasions, but also have to take extra good care of them. I would definitely not take a luxury bag to the movies. Affordable crossbody bags are what every girl needs; a bag we can quickly throw on and head out. I’ve put together some cute and affordable crossbody bags all under $100, that you can stock up on!
The skincare industry is enormous and there are heaps of products for us all. While some of us have 50 products, the others may only have moisturizer. I didn’t start taking skin care seriously until about 6 months ago. I started to analyze my skin and realized that I wasn’t happy with the overall complexion. I’m not sure why I waited until 24 years old to start a proper skincare routine. I went in for a chemical peel to clear up my hyperpigmentation around my mouth. (FYI, this was the very first skin appointment in my life.) Along with the chemical peels, I was given a rigorous skincare routine with multiple steps that my esthetician recommended and within 2 months, my skin looked amazing! I was so happy with my skin that I decreased how much makeup I wore on my skin. Rather than covering up marks on my skin with makeup, I wanted to show off my skin, without makeup. I want to share with you guys, a routine that has worked for and may also work for you!
We all wash our hair, but do we actually look at the ingredients or what we should and shouldn’t be using? My mom is a salon owner and I’ve always used professional brands that she recommends. I feel as if the general population only looks for a shampoo that smells good and visually appealing packaging. Recently I was introduced to a brand called Maple Holistics. Their products are cruelty-free and sulfate free. Don’t know what sulfate free means and why it’s important? Check out this article. I tried the Degrease organic shampoo since I have an oily scalp and love how gentle it was on my scalp.
It’s almost my birthday and I am SO excited to be planning a vacation with Kamal. Due to his job in law enforcement, it’s quite tough to get days off. We always have to opt for a staycation. He was finally able to get off an entire week and now it’s my job to figure out how to fill up each of those days!