::Fashion Fridays - 3 Ways to Keep a Bit of Summer with you into Fall::

It’s official everyone! Summer has come to an end. Just because summer has ended, doesn’t mean your love for color has to, too! Before you begrudgingly start digging out your blue and black pieces, here are three ways to keep a bit of summer with you leading into fall.

1. Color, color, color - Fall and winter wear can still be colorful. Try to always include a colorful piece in your wardrobe. Necklaces, bracelets, shoes, tights, belts, etc. All of these can be worn with color to brighten up your outfit. Personally, a bit of color helps me better cope with the seasonal changes.

2. Layer Up - Summer clothing can still be worn. Be creative by wearing summer pieces and layer them. Tanks paired with blazers, light fabric pants (tights or leggings underneath) with boots, tunics with turtlenecks underneath, dresses with tights and blazers…you get the idea.

3. Heels are still GOOD - You don’t have to make that automatic switch to riding boots, or any boots just yet come fall. Though the weather might be chillier, you can pack your heels with you and change into them at the office. You can be cute at the office, but comfortable during your commute to work and to home. Fashionable yet practical.

Now you can put that bin away and keep some of those summer pieces rotating through your winter wardrobe.

Living Simplistically

::The Lazy Girl’s Review of the Magic Pads - Skin Care Edition::

Confession, I am lazy when it comes to my skin care. Why? Because it is too complex. You have your day cream, night cream, under eye cream, exfoliator, cleanser, moisturizer, base…I can’t. Seriously, I barely have time to blog, nonetheless create a skin care regime. #lesigh Let me get over myself, I know.

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I have been asked, what I do for my skin (apparently it looks good?) <shrugs shoulders> but the answer I have is pretty simple…NOTHING. Okay, that is a pretty simple and general answer, so I’ll be more specific. I use um…water and a washcloth. Save your judgmental thoughts about me until after you read my reasoning. I am afraid to use soap because it’s drying and because of the chemicals. I refuse to buy all of the items listed above because I would forget the sequence in which they should be used. Lastly, what do you think the women during the Neanderthal Era, or Paleolithic Era (you choose) used on their faces? I’m sure it wasn’t all of that above. I’m also pretty sure it was simple. Perhaps even applying the water with some medicinal leaves. Hey, I’m just saying.  Doing nothing has worked for me.

Enter in stage right, The Magic Pads. I receive these babies in the mail about a week and a half ago. Upon first look my judgmental eyes felt the container looked pretty basic. It didn’t’ look fancy. Quite frankly, it looked a little on the cheap side. Yes, hence my judgmental eyes. Anyway, I decided to try the pad and it was simple. I swiped, and wiped around my face and for the first couple days I thought nothing special about the pad. UNTIL ONE DAY…I flipped the pad over. What? It has an exfoliator side?! I was geeked. I looked at the pad and some unmentionable amount of dirt was held hostage on the pad. Something is happening and I think I like it.

Have you even heard of the Magic Pad? I know, me neither but it is a quality product, despite what my judgmental eyes initially told me. We have been trained to believe if something is wrapped up in some fancy packaging it has to be good. Or, if it is overpriced, it has to be good. That would be FALSE. 

My skin looks even, smooth, and dare I even say…FLAWLESS! I’d give this product 4 out of 5 cleansing pads. My judgmental eyes still can’t get over the packaging, but over all I’d suggest you give it a try.

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You can click here to read more about The Magic Pads.

Living Simplistically

::Hair Talk Tuesday:: What was/is your favorite hair style moment and why? Are you still rocking it? Guys can participate too! 😜

My favorite hair style moment is when I mastered my Bantu knots. The curls were poppin, my hair was BIG and I loved the volume. Bantu knots hands down are sexy, sultry and beautiful… if you get them right. I haven’t done Bantu knots in a long while because the last couple times I tried they looked a wretched mess😳 My hair was tangled for days. I felt like Busta Rhymes (seriously). Another favorite is the twist out. They are easy to do, pretty easy to get a hang of it and doesn’t require too much of a technique to get them right. Okay, maybe flat twists are tricky for some, but nothing like Bantu knots. Unraveling very carefully…

The photo of my Bantu knots really makes me want to give it another try. I’ll see because I am still traumatized by the last attempt.

Living Simplistically,

::Motivation Monday:: 

Is what you are doing today serving as the fuel to get you to where you want to be tomorrow? Yes? You are on the right path. No? Then figure out what obstacles or distractions are keeping you from doing so and plan accordingly. 

To reach the goals we set out to accomplish we have to stay focused, stay dedicated, and stay motivated.
Otherwise, we are just chasing a dream!

Living Simplistically #motivationmondays #motivation #goaldigger #lifestyleblogger #inspiration #achieve #succeed #livingsimplistically

::Motivation Monday::

Is what you are doing today serving as the fuel to get you to where you want to be tomorrow? Yes? You are on the right path. No? Then figure out what obstacles or distractions are keeping you from doing so and plan accordingly.

To reach the goals we set out to accomplish we have to stay focused, stay dedicated, and stay motivated.

Otherwise, we are just chasing a dream!

Living Simplistically #motivationmondays #motivation #goaldigger #lifestyleblogger #inspiration #achieve #succeed #livingsimplistically

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