Monday, July 27, 2009

Fruit for Better Skin!

Hey everyone!

For years, I have been struggling with acne. It is a pain! I have tried soooo many things, topical gels, facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, etc. What do you do for your skin care regimen?

Glamour magazine offers us daily, inexpensive rituals that can cleanse and beautify our skin from the inside out. Here are two that I took note of:

(1) “Lemons help your body detox by supporting your liver and kidneys,” says Peter Lamas, founder of Lamas Beauty. Cleaner insides = Cleaner/Clearer outside... So.... Lemon water is great for detoxing (as well as water with orange slices). Kiwi is also a great fruit to help with a better complexion.

(2) PAPAYA!!! Yumm.... Papaya is said to help with enhancing your skin tone for a glowing complexion. Papaya and other tropical fruits are filled with Vitamin C and flavanoids.

Happy Eating/Drinking! Visit Glamour Magazine's website for more info!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Hey world!

So right now I'm in Baltimore, MD for the weekend for a family reunion. It's been a lot of fun, especially shopping/walking around along the Baltimore harbor (and spending time with my family... of course)!!

But... after being in Durham, NC for three years, it was almost a culture shock to be back in the area and experience the unique fashion of B-more... I am originally from the DC area which has a totally different vibe from B-more (fashion, music, accents/slang, etc.) but I would definitely love to explore the B-more area more than I have in the past... Which is why I'll be attending Baltimore fashion week in August... If any of you are interested, it's coming up soon so check it out! I know I'll be there : )

Visit the site for more info:

Baltimore Fashion Week at The Baltimore Museum of Industry

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

A lot of my time lately has been spent on this site:

This site allows you to create looks and browse looks that others have put together using a model and a really big closet of name brand clothes. Some of the pieces on the site are way out of my price range... but just by playing around on it, I've gotten soooo many wardrobe ideas. And you'll be suprised, some of the pieces are very affordable. Each item is described in detail and a link is given so that you can easily access it if you decide you want to buy it.

Sign up!!! Caution: IT'S ADDICTIVE.

First Entry!

Hey everyone,

So... Why am I starting this blog?? Plenty of reasons... The first, and probably most important, is that I've never explored my passion for fashion and cosmetics until now. I've always had a huge interest in it but have never really done anything about it. BUT... I recently had a little inspiration from a special person and now I've decided to share my love for beauty with others. Also, being a Biology student while working and doing a ton of extra-curricular activities, I tend to lose sight of what I really enjoy. This blog will allow me to free my mind of all the everyday stresses of studying, test-taking, annoying professors, and so on. I hope I can inspire people to feel good about themselves no matter what their budget is and to, more importantly, take their health and beauty (inside and out) seriously!

~ Alessandra : )