Fun Summer Shorts & Skirts #summerstyle #zara #shopbop #nordstrom #bcbg #admasm

After being slapped in the face by the heat in NYC (yes, I know I live in the Cayman Islands), I'm back and still recovering.  With the heat wave, summer style was definitely on display.  Below are my pics for fun summer shorts and skirts.  Some are on sale so you may want to snap them up!

Tales of a Skincare Junkie: Himalaya Acne-n-Pimple Cream #admasm #skincare #himalayaherbs #acne

The next step after I apply my eye cream is applying Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion 10% Glycolic AHA Anti-Wrinkle  which I blogged about in a previous post My Favorite Skincare Product.

I follow that with Himalaya Acne-n-Pimple Cream.  A product I apply mostly to my T-zone and pretty much anywhere else on my face that I feel necessary.  I apply it every day regardless of whether I have a pimple or not.  I first started using it years ago when my facialist recommended it and I have not looked back since.  Now I'm not promising that you will never get a pimple but I really do find it did do wonders for my skin.  

Why it works

  • Silk Cotton Tree - The silk cotton tree bark contains s-sitosterol with its D- glucoside and lupeol. It is used for healing and also as a styptic. The gum of this tree is used as an astringent as well as a tonic.
  • Lentil - Lentils contain flavonoids as well as saccharides which provides a cleansing effect on the face.
  • Aloe Vera - The gel of this herb contains polysacharrides and other skin nutrients which provide an antibacterial as well as antifungal properties. Apart from that, aloe vera also contains natural sunscreen.
  • Five Leaved Chaste Tree - It contains crysophenol, casticin, isoorientation, luteolin, D-fructose, crysophenol D. The gas in terms of the leaves of this tree contains analgesic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
  • Read more: Natural Herbal Cure For Acne and Pimples From Himalaya http://www.sooperarticles.com/health-fitness-articles/skin-care-articles/natural-herbal-cure-acne-pimples-himalaya-1044997.html#ixzz2Xwmgd1gZ

     Cost:  Approximately $5-6USD. 

    Where to buy:  Himalaya store in the Cayman Islands, Wholefoods, Various Natural Health Food Stores, OnlineHerbs.com.

     

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    Tales of a Skincare Junkie: Eye Cream Dilemma #admasm #skincare #eyecream #roc #omorovicza

    Chapter 3.....After I apply the toner my next is applying eye cream. Now this is the one area where I don't think I have found "the one". I have tried a few and some give me small pumps especially ones that have Hydroquinone which is essentially a skin lightener that is supposed to diminish dark circles.  

    For the last year, I have been using RoC Eye Correxion Cream. I can't tell if it has been doing the trick but I haven't had an allergic reaction so that's why I continue to use it.   A friend of mine has recommended Omorovicza which is a Hungarian brand carried at Neiman Marcus-  this will be my next experiment.  

    if you have any recommendations for eye creams that target dark circles and wrinkles, please let me know!!

    Stunning Summer Wedding Guest Outfits #admasm #wedding #summer #dress #statement #style

    It's that time of year.....some of you are bombarded with wedding invitations and in search of the right outfit.  They key is to look chic and beautiful without overshadowing the bride.  In my book, black is too somber so color is definitely the way to go.  

    Below are my picks that can work for more casual outdoor weddings all the way to a formal affair - it all depends on how you accessorize!    I'm literally salivating over all the statement shoes , Ted Baker Silver Sequen Dress, and tassel earrings!!!  I have also included more casual shoe options for outdoor weddings or if you need a cute backup pair of flats.

    Click on the items for details of where to purchase.

     

    Tales of a Skincare Junkie: Toner Pick #admasm #thebodyshopusa #skincare #seaweed #toner

    Chapter 2......Whether a toner is really necessary has been debated by dermatologists but in my book it is a must!!  The only time I do not use a toner is when I use face wipes but if I use a face wash then I'm definitely using a toner afterwards.  My combination skin responds well to this alcohol free toner and did not dry it out.  

     ***TONER PICK*** 

    The Body shop Seaweed Clarifying Toner

     

     Benefits of Seaweed

    • Seaweed is a pure concentration of sea water and like sea water it's similar in composition to human plasma. So the skin can be rehydrated by this "sister substance," making it "plump, smooth, without wrinkles."
    • Seaweed's anti-inflammatory properties can be helpful with acne and rosacea.
    • Excellent source of over 12 minerals, especially sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc and manganese. 

    Source: LA Times  & Aromantic

     

    Tales of a Skincare Junkie: Face Wash Pick #baumanncosmetics #admasm #facewash #phisoderm

    Chapter 1...........As a self professed skincare product junkie, many people have asked me about the products I use so I decided it was time to write about it. Over the years, I have switched up my skin care regime a few times and settled on few great and mostly inexpensive products.    Over the next few weeks I am going to share each product with you.  It's important to note that I have combination and somewhat sensitive skin so these products may not work for everyone.  

    The most important thing is always to research a product before you use it, read the reviews and check out the main ingredients.  I recommend reading a book called The Skin Type Solution by Leslie Baumann.  I also follow her posts on Yahoo! Health called The Skin Guru.   

    ***FACE WASH PICK***   Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Face Wash 

     I have been using this particular face wash now for several years and it never fails me.  The key ingredient is 2% salicylic acid which essentially acts as an exfoliant. 

    Salicylic Acid (Source: About.com) 

    Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid commonly used to treat comedonal or non-inflamed acne.   It helps correct the abnormal desquamation process that occurs in acne-prone skin. It works as an exfoliant, promoting the sloughing away of dead skin cells.

    Salicylic acid is especially helpful in treating acne because of its ability to penetrate the follicle. It encourages the shedding of dead skin cells from within the follicle, helping keep the pores clear of cellular debris. In this way, it reduces the number of pore blockages and breakouts on the skin.

     

    Designer-gasm at Cayman Islands Fashion Week #admasm #caymanislandsfw # romerobryan #indashio #nadinemerabi #varoin #trefleswimwear

    I cannot believe a month has passed since Cayman Islands Fashion Week!  I have been a bit behind on my blogging but I'm back on track.   I wanted to share with you some of the amazing designers that were featured in the runway show.      

    Romero Bryan

    Koketso

    Indashio

    Trefle

    Nadine Merabi

    Man vs Machine

    Varoin Marwah

    Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor

    Roger Gary

    Gabz & Gabz

    Andrew Harris Jr.

    Cannes Glam-Chic #cannes #admasm

    Chic. Delicate. Pretty. Glamorous.   

    I have to say that out of all the red carpet events for the year Cannes has to be one of my absolute favorites!  Two days in, can it get any better?  Guess we will have to wait and see....after all you're supposed to save the best for last.