3 of the Best Rose Skin Care Products Ever

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These three rose skin care products are a few of my current favorites.  I’m on the second bottle of each one.  That speaks volumes because I don’t buy very many products over and over again.  Searching for the next greatest skin care product keeps me from repeat purchases.  But, these three have been worth a second go around.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray is a heavenly smelling rosewater.  I like to spray all over my face and neck after I’ve washed my face at night.  The aroma is so soft and gentle.  It is a relaxing treat at the end of a long day.  I’ve also used it randomly during the day, when at home.  It soothes dehydrated and rough skin, leaving a dewy glow all over.  I honestly can’t even describe it, you just have to try it!

I started using Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel because I was in search of a toner that was alcohol-free.  I had tried so many toners, and all of them would dry out my skin.  I finally figured out that they all had one thing in common, alcohol.  When I tried this product I was surprised at the pleasant smell of roses and aloe.  I use it only a few times a week when I feel I need a little extra cleansing.  An added bonus to is that some of the ingredients are certified organic, and paraben and phthalate free.

Last, but definitely not least, is the Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Moroccan Beauty Oil.  Andalou Naturals is a natural skin care line that I discovered a few years back.  I’ve tried a number of their products, and this one is my favorite so far.  I tried it because of the beauty oil trend.  I’m the first to admit that I didn’t buy into the trend at first.  I didn’t think that putting oil on my face would be a good thing, especially being that I have combination skin.  I don’t use this every day, and I use it very sparingly when I do use it.  The smell is a little strong, it smells like…well, 1000 roses in a little bottle.  Seriously, a tiny bit is all you need.  Just a dab all over the face and body leaves skin soft and glowing.

With the fall and winter months around the corner, the wonderful rosy smell of these three skin care products will keep spring and summer alive in your bathroom.  You can find these products here:  Mario Badescu Facial Spray, Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel, and Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Moroccan Beauty Oil.

xo, Maria

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loft-dress-perfect-for-work LOFT dress (sold out, LOVE these two on SALE here & here)  |  Black Heeled Sandals  |  Cross Stitch Chain Handbag (under $30!!!)  |  Ray Ban Sunglasses

 

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Rebecca-Minkoff-Gladiator-S Stripe Dress c/o Dorothy Perkins  |  Rebecca Minkoff Clutch (current season)  |  Michael Kors Watch  |   Rebecca Minkoff Sandals (These are disappearing! If size sold out, also available here & here)

 

Hope everyone is having a fabulous #tuesdayshoesday .  Just thought I’d share some of my recent Instagram posts.

xo, Maria

The One Item You’ll Wear All Year Long

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Halogen Vest  |  Loft Shirt |  Loft Skinny Jeans (sold out, love these and these  |  Necklace (LOVE this one)  |  Alex & Ani Bracelets  |  Chinese Laundry Heels (I’m obsessing over these and these are under $50!)  |  Ray Ban Sunglasses  |  Clare V Leopard Clutch

 A vest is a must have in your wardrobe.  I bought this vest during the Nordstrom anniversary sale a few weeks back.  It has become my favorite item, and I’ve worn it over and over again.  See how I styled it in this post.  A classic vest like this one, can be worn casual or dressed up, but more importantly it can be worn through the seasons.  That is a tall order for one item.  Seriously.  The love I have for this pretty piece is real, and its possibilities are endless!

xo, Maria

 

I Love Rainy Days

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It’s been raining almost everyday in the evenings.  The storm clouds and thunder are soothing.  Although, my miniature Schnauzer Bailey would disagree.  He fears the sounds so much that he jumps on me, trembling in absolute fear.  Is it bad that I like it because I get to cuddle with him?  Unfortunately for him, Florida is not letting up with its dramatic rain storms.  And, while he fears it, I embrace it.  The hypnotic sounds of the drops hitting the house, and steam that rises after the rain subsides is relaxing and therapeutic.  It is exactly what I need while I’m recovering.

I hope you have a wonderful day, and get to enjoy something that soothes your soul.

xo, Maria

Blue on Blue

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outfit-of-the-day-pinterest-inspired-street-style-ann-taylor-loft-clare-vivier-leopard-fold-over-clutch-1 Make + Model Tee  |  Loft Skinny Jeans (sold out, LOVE THESE and THESE)  |  Clare V Leopard Clutch  |  Sunglasses  |  Alex & Ani Bracelets  |  Layered Necklace (similar here)  |  Belt c/o Linea Pelle  |  Loft Sandals (on sale under $15!!!)

I love the color blue.  If you’ve followed my blog for a bit you’ll have seen shades of blue over and over again.  Sorry, but I can’t help it!  I gravitate towards it.  I was always hesitant to wear a blue tee and jeans together.  Over the weekend I wore this outfit.  I think it worked by keeping it simple, and adding some classic accessories.  My belt and sandals were a perfect match.  The sandals are on sale right now under $15, but hurry before they sell out!  And, to finish the look, my favorite clutch.

On a more personal note, for those of you wondering how my recovery from hand surgery is going, I’m healing very well.  All the bruising and swelling is almost gone.  I still struggle with gripping and holding things.  I also have a lot of stiffness.  All that is normal and can take months to completely fade.  I am very thankful that everything seems to be moving along, and pretty soon I’ll be better than new!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a lovely day!

xo, Maria

 

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Casual in Camo

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outfit-of-the-day-camo-pants-and-a-white-shirt-with-wedges-street-style-3Shirt (Hurry! On clearance just under $7!) | Camo Pants (sold out, similar here, here, & here) |  Sunglasses  |  Wedges  |  Crossbody Handbag c/o Linea Pelle

Happy Friday!  Can you say messy hair just don’t care?  Obviously I can!  I’m still recovering slowly from surgery, and had five stitches removed from the palm of my hand last week.  When this look was shot I still couldn’t do simple things very well (like wash or comb my hair).  Mike actually had to comb & put up my hair.  I give him an A for effort!

It was also pretty tough getting dressed.  So, I’ve opted for really casual, simple outfits.  This eyelet shirt is one of my favorites lately.  It is on clearance under $7, and is still available in all sizes (not for long)!  I’ve also put away some of my larger handbags, and have stuck to this light weight Linea Pelle crossbody.  I’m really obsessed with it because of how lightweight and versatile it is.

I’d love to hear about some of your casual go to looks.  Please feel free to share what casual looks you’re loving.

xo, Maria