Beauty Spotlight: June Edition {& Giveaway!}

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c/o Belmondo The Cloud Face Cream $52  //  Words cannot express how much I love this face cream!  It certainly rivals my beloved La Mer soft cream for a mere fraction of the price.  The texture is oh-so reminiscent of its name — it’s bouncy and perfectly hydrating — without being too heavy or sticky.  It basically leaves my skin glowing for 8 hours.  Really cannot rave enough about this product.  It’s an A+!

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c/o Captain Blankenship Golden Waves Shimmer Texturing Spray $28  //  I was recently sent this sea salt spray and it couldn’t have arrived any quicker. It’s the perfect texturizing spray for summer .  It even imparts a beautiful golden glow — which is perfect for channeling your inner Grecian goddess.  Simply spray it all over your damp or dry hair and scrunch away.  Easy peasy beach hair, guaranteed.

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c/o Good Earth Beauty ice cream flavored lip scrub trio $22  //  This yummy and super effective lip scrub set is amazing!  The flavors smell delicious and make me hungry for a Neapolitan ice cream sundae!  The scrubs pack a one-two punch while naturally exfoliating and providing a lingering hydration.  Also, I love how all of the ingredients are natural and almost completely organic.  Strawberry is my favorite!

Giveaway alert — you can win this set for yourself by following Partial to Pink and Good Earth Beauty on Instagram and tagging a friend.  Giveaway ends on July 2nd.  Winner must be a U.S. resident.  I will announce the winner on Instagram on July 3rd — Good luck!!

Embroidered Scarf

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Embroidered scarf (40% off!)  //  Vineyard Vines blue sheer tunic sweater (old) similar look here  //  Straight white denim jeans in 29 inch inseam (only $44!!) I’m 5’4″ for reference and these fit perfectly — also available in 31 inch inseam and 33 inch inseam  //  Jack Rogers circle monogram sandals in navy (get 15% off with code JR41516) shoes run half size small, so order up  //  Quay Australia Isabell sunglasses (also available here on sale)

Happy Father’s Day!  I can’t get over the beautiful warm sunshine lately.  This weekend, I visited my parents at the shore, and I couldn’t have asked for better weather.  What better way to enjoy a four-day weekend than with boats, sunshine, and rosé!  *insert champs bottle and raise-hands emojis*

This embroidered scarf is the perfect compliment to any summer ensemble, and I think that it looks exceptionally smart paired with crisp, white denim.  I definitely get chilly when the temperature dips at night, and this is a great shawl to drape over my shoulders.  It’s so lightweight and easy to throw in your bag.  And how amazing are the colors?!  Now if only it could transport me to my dream Mexican vacation…

 

Recent Beauty Faves: Micellar Water & Frownies

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One of my greatest interests outside of the fashion world is beauty and skincare.  Every month, you can usually find my nose buried in the latest issue of Allure magazine.  I love scouring the pages for the latest and greatest products and dermatological advances.

So when Bioderma, a French pharmaceutical company, which specializes in the treatment of sensitive skin and other dermatological conditions, reached out to me about their micellar water, I was so excited.  I’ve heard the recent buzz about the unique benefits of makeup removal from this formula, which actually dates back to 1913.  The formula is comprised of micelles, which are tiny oil molecules suspended in water.  Micelles are attracted to dirt, makeup, and oil, and they draw out impurities without drying out your skin.  The solution differs from typical face washes in that rather than containing a foamy solution that strips your skin of moisture, micelles cling on to the dirt and makeup on your skin and dissolve them while leaving behind a glowy, hydrated finish.

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My experience with the Bioderma Micellar Water is extremely positive.  My favorite products are the Hydrabio micellar water for dry and dehydrated skin and the Hydrabio serum for dehyrated skin.  The serum is super hydrating, doesn’t break me out, or feel sticky or heavy.  While I prefer a two-step cleaning technique — makeup remover and face wash — the micellar water is an excellent cost effective alternative to makeup removal cloths.  The micellar water removed my hard to remove mascara like a dream!

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Another product I’m excited to review is Frownies, an anti-wrinkle topical patch.  These patches are applied to the forehead between the eyes (the glabella), as well as the crows feet (corners of the eyes), and around the mouth to gently re-educate the underlying muscles to assume their correct, relaxed, and natural appearance.  As a person who is normally concentrating for most of the day, I’m prone to the 11s — the vertical forehead lines between the brows, which are also referred to as the glabella area.

These patches are activated using the rose water spray and applied directly to the treatment area.  It’s advised to keep the patches on overnight or a minimum of 3 hours to relax and retrain the muscles.  Having used the patches approximately three times weekly for the past month, I have noticed a softening of my 11-lines.  I tried using them on my crow’s feet, but I found the patches to be rough on my delicate under-eye area.  In terms of a non-pharmacological treatment for forehead and glabella lines, I found Frownies to be an excellent treatment option.

 

Disclosure:  Bioderma and Frownies products were provided for review, however all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the partnerships that keep my blog up and running.

Off The Shoulder Top

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J.Crew Off the shoulder top in Vivid Lemon (30% with code WEEKEND) wearing a size 6  //  Distressed boyfriend jeans (old), but I love this updated version for only $39!  //  J.Crew Factory Margo leather mules – Fit is TTS, to slightly big. I sized down from my usual size 8 to a 7.5 — they’re only $55!  //  Sunglasses: Celine

Hope you have a happy & safe Memorial Day Weekend! XO

Figs Scrubs Review

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FIGS Catarina one pocket scrub top c/o in deep royal blue – sized up  //  FIGS Livingston scrub pants c/o in deep royal blue – fit is TTS  //  Dansko Sonja clogs in Espresso Oiled – fit is TTS

Chances are if you work in the medical field, you know how difficult it is to find a great fitting set of scrubs.  The unisex cotton, scratchy, and often faded and mismatched brand the hospital provides are just not glamorous.  Factor in a 12 hour overnight shift in uncomfortable “pajamas”, and you’re practically dreaming about changing into the real deal come the morning.

When FIGS, an online retailer supplying high quality, tailored medical apparel, reached out to me, I had no idea that comfortable scrubs existed.  As I researched the brand, I discovered that the brand was created by a fellow Heather and inspired by the founder’s friend — a nurse practitioner.  FIGS is specifically designed with the hardworking medical professional in mind.  Their technical designs are made with antimicrobial, wrinkle resistant, and durable fabrics that are also supremely soft, lightweight, and breathable.

In terms of sizing, the scrubs are definitely more fitted than the traditional unisex style provided by the hospital.  They are super soft and stretchy.  I found that I needed to size up in the top for a roomier fit.  The pants are sooo comfortable!  The fit is inspired by yoga pants and features a wide yoga waistband with contrasting draw-cord.  The fit is true to size and the perfect length for me — I’m 5’4″ for reference.  I absolutely love these pants, and I don’t think I could rave enough about them!  The color is rich and vibrant, and the scrub set washes beautifully.  There’s barely any need for ironing.  They’re truly wash and go!

Disclosure:  Scrubs provided by FIGS for review, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting the partnerships that keep my blog up and running!