Sunday, September 14, 2014

$300 Fall Visa Giveaway!


Happy Monday amigos! Hope you all had a fun and relaxing weekend, filled with lots of fabulous fall things! 

Speaking of...I've teamed up with a few of my favorite Chicago bloggers to do a sweet $300 Visa giveaway! Since we're all feeling the pressure of updating our wardrobe for fall, we thought it would be fun to help you out with your own shopping. Sweet deal, right?

Enter below via Rafflecopter and we'll choose a lucky winner by September 24th! Unfortunately, this giveaway is for U.S. residents only, but hopefully next time we'll be able to appeal to everyone ;) Good luck, and most importantly, happy shopping! xx




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Friday, September 12, 2014

currently v.17. Soraya of Chic Flavours

Happy Happy Friday Friends! I wish I could say the week flew by, but this one was particularly slow moving {like a giant, sad, sleepy slug - that's really the best analogy for it}. But I'm gearing up for the weekend and a fun surprise on Monday - so I've got quite a lot to look forward to :) 

To kick off the weekend right, I'm introducing {or re-introducing!} you to one of my favorite Chicago bloggers, Soraya of Chic Flavours! She's one of the most stylish ladies I know, and she's truly got a heart of gold. Unfortunately for us Chicagoans, she's moving across the country to Abu Dhabi this week, so we'll all have to follow her globetrotting adventures as she enjoys the land of no snow & winters. Yes, I'm a little jealous already....

Here's what Soraya is loving Currently: 

Loving: The fifth season of Pretty Little Liars -  yesss, I watch it. (CS: As do we all!)

 Munching: peanuts from Lush Gourmets

In Your Makeup Bag: Bobbie Brown concealer and Chanel romance lipstick

Stalking: Kendall Jenner! I mean, the girl is beautiful! 

Dreaming of: Christmas in Aruba with the rest of my family. 

On Heavy Rotation: My Rebecca Minkoff hot pink tote bag! I love how it adds a pop of color to any outfit, and it pretty much fits everything I need. 

Have a good weekend friends - and make sure to get some much needed R&R!
xx,
Maya 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

all natural skincare with whole foods.

Why hello there friends! As you all know, there's nothing that gets me more excited than all natural skincare {maybe cupcakes, but it's a very close call...} So when Whole Foods sent me a little note asking if I wanted to try some of their all-time faves, I was more than happy to oblige - and do the biggest happy dance of all time. 
Usually when I think about Whole Foods, I come to two natural conclusions: 1) It's the extra fancy place that I go to when I'm back home & grocery shopping with my parents {thanks, guys}, and 2) Everything they sell there is straight up magical. 

While I would love to stop by every week and gasp in awe at all the amazing things - my trips to Whole Foods are a little few and far between. But now that I've become straight up addicted to the products they sent my way, I know I'll be making my rounds much more frequently. 

Here are a few of my new faves in the bunch! 
Radical Wrinkle Complex: Although I don't have too many wrinkles yet, a girl can never be too prepared, right? Besides fighting wrinkles, the complex helps promote new cell growth - so it's great for anyone of any age. 
Rose Day Cream: Packed with essential oils and rose goodness- this day cream is crazy-good addictive. It smooths, nourishes, and is my new go-to in the morning! 
Trilogy Rosehip Oil: My new favorite facial oil, this oil does everything you need to make your skin glow! It evens, reduces fine lines, and smalls ah-mah-zing. 
Derma E Microdermabraison Scrub:  This baby buffs away dead skin to reveal beautiful glowing skin - which is especially appreciated during the coldest months of the year!
Perfect C Serum: I've tried my fair share of Vitamin C serums, but MyChelle's version is one of my new faves. It smells amazing and works like a charm - win win! 
Green Apple Peel: I'm probably the last person in the world to admit this, but I've never tried a facial peel! For my maiden journey, I tested out this amazing green apple peel that's perfect for sensitive skin {aka moi!}. My skin actually brightened right after using it, and I loved how pain free it was to use. 

So there you have it friends! If you're a all natural beauty junkie like me, swing on by your nearest Whole Foods and try some of these goodies out for yourself! Pinkie promise you won't be disappointed. 
All goodies c/o Whole Foods 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

diy all natural margarita scrub.

Is it 5 o'clock yet? It may be a bit too early, but I'm already craving the weekend and an ice cold margarita! To cool you over until Friday night rolls around, I whipped up a diy margarita scrub that includes actual tequila (with a legit reason for it too!) Make sure to swing by Beauty Bets here to get the full recipe - and let me know if you happen to give it a try! 

Monday, September 8, 2014

pickin' wildflowers.

Happy Monday friends! I'm still playing a mad game of catch up from the last few weeks, so apologies for the sporadic posts. Hopefully I'll have some time to catch up in the next few days - wishful thinking, eh? I'm sure you can all relate!

A few weekends back, I spent my Saturday picking wildflowers with my main squeeze in Northern Wisconsin. Clearly, I dressed appropriately for the north woods (kidding...), but it was the perfect summer weather to bust out my favorite romper I scored at TJ Maxx. Paired with a little lace cover-up, I was extra comfy for weekend adventures around the woods. Well, mostly comfy - the mosquitoes seemed to reaaaaally like my romper, and the fact that my legs were there for the taking. Ouch. 

Have a good week friends, and I'll catch up with you all soon :) xx
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