is simplicity here to stay?

During quarantine (or qtine, as I endearingly refer to it), I’ve taken a significantly scaled back approach to my wardrobe. Gone are the days of coordinating pencil skirts with my lipstick, the right sneaker with a bold minidress. For the last 6 months, I’ve been a creature of comfort in a palette of neutrals. While I have embraced this simplistic style and seriously putting my statement earring inventory into healthy rotation, I started wondering this week: is simplicity here to stay? Are we ready to have a wardrobe dedicated to classic and pared down pieces? Part of me says yes, absolutely. The other part is internally weeping for the collection of gowns, heels, and handbags that I coveted for years that now sit gathering dust.

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get your glow on with hydrafacial

Note: the HydraFacial treatment was offered to me as a courtesy, but my review and thoughts are completely my own.

Recently, I had the pleasure of experiencing HydraFacial, a skin health treatment that uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate, leaving the skin fresh and glowy. I experienced my treatment at BayPointe Dermatology here in Miami, and the team there had so much great information to share about skincare, the HydraFacial procedure, and how to get into a regimen of monthly HydraFacial treatments to keep pores clean.

I am always exploring new ways to keep my skin clean, get a little extra glow, fight aging, and indulge in a little self-care. Lately, I felt like my skin texture was looking rather dull, so I was on the hunt for a procedure that was non-invasive but also pampering. After a little research, I realized HydraFacial was exactly what I needed.

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sustainability + examining your habits

I’ve always tried to be aware of my footprint on the world – from my diet to my trash to my consumerism etc. It can be…overwhelming for a lack of a better word, but worth the fuss, I think. Since becoming a mom, it’s actually amplified – I have a tendency to not just read labels, but to scan them with certain apps to measure toxicity. I research companies and their social impact before purchasing something as simple as say, deodorant. I buy shower gel from independent brands that advertise building schools in Africa vs. brands that have marketed to me my entire life. The millenial crush, from a commercial standpoint, is a brand who tells you your purchases are more than what you’re taking home –they pay it forward, they do good down the line that justifies you buying whatever xyz is.

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