NEW YEAR, NEW ME

1.28.2015
Because I have very sensitive skin, I have long been a fan of mineral makeup. It's the only kind of makeup that doesn't irritate my skin or leave it feeling parched. One of my New Year resolutions has been to simplify in all aspects of my life from my wardrobe to my daily beauty routine. I wanted to really start thinking about what I put on my skin. So, when I was asked to try bareMineral's Complexion Rescue, a tinted hydrating gel cream, I was ecstatic. I've read so many great things about the brand, like how they use ingredients that are good for your skin and their products are formulated without oil, silicone or parabens. After trying it, I have noticed a drastic improvement in my skin's hydration and texture. Also, it's so easy to apply, using the Smoothing Face Brush for natural coverage. It instantly has become my go-to!! More info after the break...

DIY INSPO | TERRARIUMS AT HOME

1.25.2015
Now that I am living in downtown LA, a concrete jungle, I am finding myself aching for greenery in my home. I love adding a little touch of nature inside my space to create a calm environment. Here are some interior inspiration photos that I have collected. Stay tuned for a easy to follow DIY tutorial on how to create a terrarium. More after the break...

DIY | MARBLE CELL PHONE CASE

1.18.2015
If you follow me on Instagram (@swellmayde), you may have noticed my obsession with marble. It all started when I first visited Bottega Louie, a chic restaurant in downtown Los Angeles, fully decorated in marble. I was completely in awe at how it evoked such a beautiful sense of elegance. Personally, I would love to add marble everywhere in my life, from my home to my tech accessories. If you feel the same, here’s how to start it off.

MY STYLE | TRAVEL BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

1.11.2015
Ever since HP reached to out to try Sprout, their new creative workstation, I have been having a blast and experimenting with its capabilities. You can utilize it as a dual touchscreen computer and as a 2D and 3D scanner. I used it to create a playful DIY tutorial (here) a few weeks ago. After returning from a short vacay, I have been wanting to share my go-to travel beauty essentials and thought using HP's Sprout would be so perfect to create a collage. See how I used HP's Sprout after the break...

MY STYLE | MORNING WORKOUT

1.05.2015
I love to wake up a little early and start the day with a healthy light meal, like a green juice and oatmeal. Then, I go on my morning run around the Arts District in downtown LA. Taking the time to work out in the morning makes me feel energized and motivated to take on the day. Being from LA, where the weather is never too dramatic, my winter workout style consists of light layers. Here, I wore my favorite outfit. I paired a long sleeve hooded striped top with striped leggings for a subtle mismatched look, along with my go to trainers. What’s your winter workout style?
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