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Friday, September 16, 2016

Fall Colors + Leather Jacket

Fall Colors + Leather Jacket

The autumn season is quickly approaching which means it is time to start transitioning your wardrobe. We all think we have to go out and purchase NEW items but today I will give you my #1 tip on how to wear those summer maxi dresses, skirts, and shorts. Honestly, you can wear all of your favorite summer items -except swimsuits- in the autumn season.

Are you ready?....my number one tip is: ADD LAYERS! Super easy right?  However, many forget and pack those cute dresses, skirts and shorts way. 

If you are like me you have that one dress you cannot get enough of. Don't worry throw on a jacket, scarf, cute booties and wear it this fall season. Remember you are a natural fashionista...break the rules in fashion!!

Make sure to check out my tips on how to Makeover Your Closet for Fall before you start throwing out or packing up old items.

How do you plan to wear your Summer favorites in this Fall? Let me know below or on Facebook and/or Twitter

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Until next time stay Lux... XOXO

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Natural Acne Daytime Facial Routine

Natural Acne Daytime Facial Routine

Hey hey hey babe! So about a month ago in the PinkLux Babes Facebook group (if you haven't joined head over it's free $0.99)  we chatted up about skincare and taking care of your skin in the live broadcast. You expressed your issues and advice was given on which products to use. Today I am sharing my skin routine, natural products and journey with you. I made some great decisions and not so great decisions due to panicking.

Let's take it back a year real quick. I turned 25 and the beginning of my acne prone skin started. I never - seriously- had acne on my face as a teenager.

Not when it was that time of the month.
Not the occasional zit.
Not when I was nervous.
Like never!

So now you know my skin history in a nut shell let's discuss the start of my acne....

Zits slowly started to pop up on my forehead and then I slowly had zits pop up on my higher cheek bones. Oh it wasn't 1 or 2 zits popping up it was a group just hanging out on my skin. Like "hello we are here to ruin your selfies." Ugh...

I was going crazy trying almost every product at the drugstore, Sephora, and Ulta. I finally got super annoyed and made an appointment to see my dermatologist.

That was my best idea, not sure why I didn't do that in the first place....lesson learned.

In my head I thought I had a few bumps no biggie....WRONG. My doctor said I had a massive acne outbreak. Which is something I did not want to hear to be honest. He prescribed me to use the LHA Cleansing Gel to cleanse my face twice daily. OMG! The LHA Cleansing Gel gives a open pore feeling that makes it feel like it is working immediately.

Only using the LHA Cleansing Gel a week I started to notice my zits going away. I am not going to say they are all gone but majority are cleared up on my skin.

The other two products that have helped my skin tremendously are organic rose water and organic jojoba oil. After doing some long research about products to help acne naturally these two products where at the top of the list.

Affordable, Effective and Proven.

The benefits of using rose water include:

  • Restoring, toning and moisturizing skin
  • Anti-aging and rejuvenating the skin
  • Balances skin Ph levels 
  • Anti-inflammatory, acne-preventing (totally works)  
  • Protects and purifies skin 

The benefits of using jojoba oil include:

  • Makeup remover
  • Skin moisturizer
  • Softens hands & feet
  • Clearing acne
  • Reducing the appearance of stretch marks

My routine:

Step 1. Clean face using LHA Cleansing Gel + clarisonic for 1 minute.
Step 2. I use the organic rose water as a toner to calm the skin after using the cleansing gel.
Step 3. Once the face has dried completely, I apply a pea size amount of jojoba oil all over the face in buffing motions. The organic jojoba oil is used as a moisturizer and acne healer.

With using the combination of the three products my skin has cleared up significantly.

You are probably wondering why I didn't take the prescribed medical route. The reason is I did't want alot of harsh chemicals on my skin. If the natural products continue to work they will continue to be used- "If it is not broke don't fix it" right?

I want to hear from you! Are you struggling with acne? What products have you used that worked? How about products you used that didn't work? Share your story below! Cheers to clear skin!

*Please note that my skin is combination so using an oil as an moisturizer works for MY skin. My acne routine may not work for all skin types. Please consult with your dermatologist or physician before using any products mentioned. :)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Stripes + Leopard Basics

Stripes + Leopard Basics

::Outfit Details::
Target Top //Forever 21+ Jeans// 
Steve Madden Leopard Heels (similar)// Necklace (similar)

Hey hey hey babe! So let's talk about the basics- wardrobe basics. Some hate the term basic but when it comes to your wardrobe they are the pieces that form an outfit effortlessly. My basics may not be the same as your basics and that's what makes us unique. I love wearing basics together and adding a pop of jewelry or color for a feminine touch. 

My basics consist of:
  • Pink
  • Leopard
  • Stripes
  • Metallic's
  • White - YES even after labor day
  • 4 3/4 heels

Lately, I have been trying to find great jeans for the fall. Being an inbetweenie makes finding jeans a fun treasure hunt because they are always to tight in the thigh area, or too large in the stomach area...ugh. Brands are paying attention and starting to get it right for a curvy chica. I found these dark washed jeans in Forever21+ in size 12! I thought my days for shopping in Forever 21 where over once I didn't fit a size 8 or didn't fit into a size 16. They are now starting their sizing at size 12 which has made me one happy customer. The pants are a little long but being 5'3 I am totally used to it! :) 

I have been trying so hard to not buy anything on sale and focus on building my wardrobe for fall. As my girl Jeniese of The Jenesaiqoui says you don't need everything that ends in .97 or .98. I hear those words every time I pass the clearance rack. lol. Instead I have been using my list and budget to stay focused to prepare for fall.

What's on your list for fall? Have you created your budget? If not I invite you to my live FREE webinar going down on September 27th more info >>HERE<<

Monday, September 5, 2016

NEW Miliani Amore Matte Lip Crème + 17 Hour Matte Eyeliner Review

NEW Miliani Amore Matte Lip Crème + 17 Hour Matte Eyeliner Review

Hey hey babes!!! How was your Labor Day? I have to admit I did a lot of labor during the holiday weekend. I was blessed to spend the weekend doing makeup artistry on a beautiful bride and her bridesmaids; styling a photo shoot; cleaning my house and spending time with family.

Over the last couple of weeks I have been using the new Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème’s and 17 Hour Matte Eyeliners to insure the best review. If you follow me on Instagram (you should @pinkluxpl) or attended my broadcast on Periscope (@pinkluxpl) I wore a vibrant purple matte lipstick- for the record I never wear purple- but I have to admit I am IN LOVE with the lip crème’s. 

I have tried soooooo many different matte lipsticks that I am kinda picky.

To pass my test the matte liquid lipsticks must do the following:
  1. Must be matte. I have tried so many that are labeled matte but are NOT matte...ugh
  2. Stay in place. 
  3. Don't transfer.
  4. Non-drying.
  5. Non-streaking. 

I first discovered Miliani cosmetics years ago when I wanted a beautiful nude lipstick for my skin tone. This is before all the new companies and the millions of nude lipstick choices. I instantly feel in love with all of their lipsticks and the delicious smell. At the time all the lipsticks smelled like wax or where none scented. A few years later Milani came out with one of the best drugstore full coverage foundations I have tried. Now they have raised the bar with the matte lip crèmes and very pigmented 17 hour matte eyeliners. I have to admit they are in my top 3 favorite drugstores list. I can always count on them to have my shade and deliver great quality products.

Milani was kind to send me two of the new lip crème shades –Obsession and Precious- and all of the shades of the matte eyeliners. The green and blue are perfect for fall makeup looks. (Stay tuned to see some fall inspired look tutorials) Below are my swatches and review. If you purchase a shade please tag me so I can see how you rock your look. Xoxo

  • Last up to 3 hours (without drinking anything)
  • Under $8.00
  • Smells delicious
  • Soft matte finish
  • Double-sided applicator
  • Flexible applicator to help line lips
  • Non-sticky
  • Semi transfer resistant
  • Available at main drugstores: Walmart, Walgreens & Target
  • Cruelty free
  • Comes in 18 shades- nude to deep purple. Great for all skin tones. 
  • Sturdy packaging
  • Very pigmented with only one dip of product
  • Non-streaky

  • Breaks up when drinking out of water bottle. 
  • Can be rubbed off. 
  • Flakes on lips after 2-3 hours.

Planning on trying one of the new Milani cosmetics products? Let me know below in the comments section. 

If you have already tried a product let me know how you enjoyed or didn’t enjoy the product in the comments section below. 

XOXO Christina 

Be Unique, Be You! 

*sponsored* All opinions are 100% my own and have not been altered by the brand. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

PinkLux: September Inbetweenie Spotlight

PinkLux: September Inbetweenie Spotlight

The inbetweenie spotlight was created to showcase inbetweenies who love beauty, fashion or nominated showing strong confidence. If you would like to be or nominate an inbetweenie please email pink.lux.pl@gmail.com.

The September Inbetweenie Spotlight goes to fashion blogger Francis of YOU ME N FASHION I have been following Francis for some time now and she is just so cute! She was recently in a large jean campaign that you can see more about HERE.

Here's a little about Francis:

Tell us a little about your blog? How do you use it to influence others? 

My blog happened organically after posting #ootd's on IG. I had people asking the same questions over and over again so it felt natural to have a place where they could find the answers and more. I like to think of it as a resource for others and a little journal of style for myself. I can only wish I influence my readers to be themselves proudly to experiment with fashion, and to dream big!

Can you give us three to five tips on how to dress your body no matter the shape or size? 

In fashion there's a lot of do's & don't's. But like in anything rules are meant to broken! My number 1 tip is to dress to size. Take the time to try things on and know your size, never wear anything too big or small. Knowing your body type always helps but I highly recommend going outside of the norm and comfort zone once in a while. Its not only liberating but can really pay off!

Where do you get your style inspiration and confidence to rock your personal style? 
What advice would you give to young ladies and women struggling in this area? 

Celebrity wise, JLO! She's a fashion chameleon and can never go wrong! Major inspiration. I'm not sure when I woke up and decided that being free and 100% myself was the most beautiful thing I've ever done but I do remember never going back. My advice for girls and women is to look within. Nobody will love, appreciate, understand, and encourage you more than YOU.

What are the essentials you believe every inbetweenie curvy/woman should have in her wardrobe? 

I love being an inbetweenie! You really get the best of both worlds. I think a great pair of jeans that hug all of the right places, a white button up or blouse for endless versatility, and a variety of accessories that can easily take you from day to night and from casual to glam.

What have you enjoyed most about being a fashion blogger and body positive influencer?  

My all time favorite thing about being a fashion blogger and body positive influencer is being a part of a community. I really enjoy getting to meet other bloggers/influencers/trail blazers. I never had a support system like these girls growing up and hope the younger generation feels we're relatable and feel accepted like most of us never did.

See more of Francis on IG @youmenfashion 

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