Monday, October 19, 2015

Skin Care Routine: Sensitive Skin

Hello! It's been a while since I last posted but I've been feeling inspired and decided why not?

I wanted to mention some of my favorite products for sensitive/acne prone skin. You can watch me mention everything I currently use here:  YOUTUBE: MLOVELY

However, I thought I'd blog and mention my two most favorite of the bunch (pictured above).

Bare Minerals: Purifying Facial Cleanser
I love this stuff because not only does it leave my skin feeling fresh and clean but it does not leave my skin dry. This is very important as I have combo skin as well and this is very gentle on my skin. I use it day and night and I absolutely love it.

I love that it contains Active Soil Complex: according to the website it "Supports natural cell turnover and antioxidant protection; a unique electrolyte delivery system moisturizes and helps skin retain moisture, resulting in smoother, healthier-looking skin."

St. Ives: Green Tea Scrub
I use this scrub everyday and it is gentle enough on my skin and although it has Acne Medication it does not dry out my skin. I love it because it's strong enough to keep my skin clear without the harsh effects that most Acne products tend to have. 

I also want to mention that I seem to have a better outcome from using products with Salicylic Acid as opposed to Benzyl Peroxide. I think it's highly important to distinguish which ingredients work better with your skin as we are all different. However, I feel like that made the difference for me when it came to clearing up my skin.

I hope this post helped and if you currently use any of the products mentioned here or on youtube video do let me know.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I know it's been a while since I've updated! I used to love blogging and discovering new blogs but ever since I discovered instagram I usually get my daily dose of fashion and all things beauty through there. However, I made it my New Years resolution to get back into blogging. So here I am this is my first outfit of 2013! I hope you enjoy and follow but you can see more through my instagrams @mlovely (personal) and @lovelyobsessions (Business)
 {Jumper: Forever21, Bag: Zara, Booties: Steve Madden, Liquid Leggings: Forever21}
{Lipstick: Rimmel 109 Nails: Essie: Red-Y Set Ex}

Monday, October 8, 2012

Review: Alexander Wang Rockie

I bought the Alexander Wang Rockie black soft pebbled leather bag with light golden harware. This basically is the mini version of the rocco duffle bag. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it and I am so happy I kept it. I initially wanted the Rocco but I'm 5'2" and the Rocco felt too much like a gym bag on my petite frame! The Rockie is perfect if you are petite like me and it's hands down the perfect fall/winter bag I wear it all the time!
Pros: Sturdy, great quality, has a cross body strap, spacious enough to fit all my necessities, perfect for petite frames and can be worn with practically anything.

Cons: Can get heavy if you over pack it or wear it all day, double zipper can get annoying and hard to open and close other than that I am in love with this bag! you can get yours HERE and see how it looks on me HERE

Friday, October 5, 2012

Plaid & Leather

Hey lovelies! I thought I'd do a quick outfit post! Sorry for the bad quality they're a little blurry but I thought I'd share anyways! I'm loving fall and all the dark colors! I love layering and mixing fabrics let me know what you think! xo
{Tops: Target, Liquid Leggings: Forever 21, Booties: Forever 21, Bag: Alexander Wang, Jewelry: Lovely Obsessions}

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Review: Shoemint Melissa Bootie

Hey Loves! I wanted to share with you my first ever SHOEMINT purchase. I was a little skeptical to sign up but I wanted to see what the rave was all about. FYI you can sign up and view their shoe selection without the obligation to make a purchase, you will not be charged monthly until you make your first purchase. Monthly subscription is $79.98 and the great thing is that you can skip as many months as you'd like if you don't see something you like and you can cancel your membership at any time. Anyways back to my experience! I was drawn to the brand because of the gorgeous Rachel Bilson and other bloggers/instagramers who have raved about it. As soon as I signed up I got an email offering 50% OFF my first purchase and thats really what sold me. I immediately fell in love with the Melissa bootie and knew I had to have it.

Shoe Review: The shoe is true to size, it is real leather hence the price, and the color has burgundy tones but my camera made it look kind of brown. The shoe is a little stiff but not uncomfortable and I know I will wear them non stop this fall/winter season. It can literally be worn with anything from skirts, shorts, jeans, dresses the possibilities are endless! In my opinion they are worth the price but the perk of getting them for 50% off was AMAZING! I will definitely purchase again theres this studded combat boots that I just have to have! A perk of SHOEMINT is that they ship really fast and customer service was great answering my questions and concerns. I'd recommend that you sign up and browse through their selection and take advantage of their 50% off coupon if you're a new customer! 

Here's an outfit I created with polyvore of how I would style my new booties. xo