Steve Madden: The Basics

Nothing better than a little evening retail therapy, Steve Madden edition. Lucky for you, I’ve taken care of the dirty work for you, so grab a glass of cabernet and your AmEx! I’m *drooling* over all six pairs of these wardrobe staples. In fact, with the addition of a pair of Nike running shoes, these could carry you all the way to 2018. I chose nude and black shades for you to shop that can be mixed and matched to cater to any outfit, any season. Continue Reading

The Scout Report | January Edit

It goes without question that my look has evolved over time – this year being no exception. Now being on the “wrong” side of 25, I’ve hit a watershed moment where I’m completely comfortable with what I like wearing and feel confident in. I’m investing in well-tailored pieces that still allow me to pay rent each month and hauling my Forever 21 mini-skirts to the nearest Salvation Army. If you resolved to be more stylish in 2017, I’m super excited to share with you all of my January favorites to kick off the new year.

I’ve found that spending the extra money for quality products that stand the test of time is far more important than a quick deal that will likely end up in a donation bin next season. I went through my closet *three* times in the past month to continue to curate down to styles that I love wearing. I went through each item one by one. If I haven’t worn it in over a year, begone to a new home. Every outfit should feel like your favorite outfit! While I’m still pretty far away from having a capsule wardrobe – let’s be real, won’t ever happen – I have de-cluttered my wardrobe and freed up room for my style to continue to evolve.

I’m lusting over every item on this list. If “budget” wasn’t in my vocabulary, they would all be on my doorstep in 3-5 business days.

my january favorites

 

 

My Skincare Experience with Enza Essentials by Rucker MD

I was admittedly skeptical to switch skin products when Enza Essentials first approached me to try their line. My skin is more sensitive than most, and while it has been years since I have struggled with breakouts, I still am very particular about everything that goes on my skin out of sheer paranoia. I couldn’t be happier to have partnered with Enza – as my skin looks and feels better than ever.

Enza Essentials

The Enza Essentials products are formulated by Dr. Joseph Rucker, board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Rucker has worked on beautifying skin of all types for over 30 years, has appeared in New Beauty magazine, Lifetime’s The Balancing Act, The Doctors TV, Arizona Sports and Lifestyle, and has acted as celebrity skin consultant at the Academy Awards right here in sunny Los Angeles.

Enza consulted with me to put together a perfect tailored regimen for my lifestyle, skin type, and ethnicity based on my primary concerns around my skin. While breakouts aren’t at the top of my list of woes, I still battle with hyperpigmentation and “tired” looking skin in the morning. My goal was to find a product that gave me that bright, dewy, well-rested complexion and would erase past skin damage.

my personalized enza skincare regimen

Sustaining Cleanser

Cool Sustaining Toner

Fine Facial Polish

Glycolic Serum

Vitamin C Serum

Advanced Protection SPF 30

My favorite products are the glycolic serum and the advanced protection sunscreen. I use both on a daily basis and can absolutely tell a difference in how my skin looks and feels. I use the cleanser and toner both morning and night, the vitamin C serum and sunscreen only in the morning before applying makeup, and the glycolic serum right before bed. After using the Enza products for going on 12 weeks now, I am officially a believer and couldn’t be happier with my results so far. This could be the first product suite I’ve used that has actually resulted in a noticeable difference in my skin. I’m so looking forward to trying more of their products!