I am a strong believer in investing in makeup staples before exploring more creative options. As I have been transitioning to natural products finding the perfect black eyeliner was a priority to have in my beauty toolbox. Once I started using ZuZu Eyeliner (by Gabriel Cosmetics) I knew I had to look no further. I can safely say this is the best liquid eyeliner I have ever used and it just happens to be natural and non-irritating to the skin. As shown on my Instagram makeup look yesterday, it is part of my daily routine.
You can start with a dashes along the lash line and build up, creating a cat-eye, a simple line or any other design effortlessly. The handle is easy to hold and maneuver, the color goes on solid and if you mess up it easily slides off (just grab your q-tip and water immediately). After a few minutes the eyeliner dries for a long-lasting formula that will stay all day into the night.
I love the effortless and classic style of ELLE Accessories Director, Maria Dueñas Jacobs. Even after years of following her, she consistently inspires me with her simple yet striking combinations. This was one of my top picks worn during Milan Fashion Week. As always her attention to detail completely transforms the outfit taking denim-on-denim and pairing it with a striped sweater, a neck scarf, white boots and fringe bucket bag leaving me excited to re-create this look immediately.
A few years ago I noticed myself in the mindset of getting stuck in life’s difficult moments, unable to see past my own situation. To help shift my perspective, I started beginning and ending my day by writing all that I was thankful for. From my health, friends and family to the act of making tea in the morning or the joy I experienced being creative. This small act helped me to see past the current circumstance and brought loving energy into my day, which quickly extended into all areas of my life. It soon became a habit and is now a crucial part of my well-being. The act of gratitude is a force that has the power to transform our lives.
Despite the fact snow is in the forecast today I couldn’t be happier to welcome the first day of spring. There is so much to look forward to from long walks through Central Park, new adventures, eating outside, less clothing & experimenting in the kitchen with seasonal ingredients.
I also want to take a moment to say thank you for following me on this journey. I have so much to share & I am infinitely appreciative to have you as part of the Jewels of a Dreamer tribe!
I always plan on washing my hair twice a week but inevitably something comes up (read: I get lazy or would rather do something else) where I just need to stretch it one more day. Dry shampoo to the rescue! I have tried a variety of brands throughout the years (both natural and not) and this one is my absolute favorite by far. I sprinkle a few shakes throughout my roots and blend it in starting the second day post-wash. It is lightweight, absorbs the oil quickly and has a wonderful gardenia scent. It also gives my hair volume/lift at the root which I love and a texture that makes styling that much easier. I finish with whatever look I am going for that day and my hair is done in under 10 minutes.