Happy 2018!


This outfit is inspired by a mix of leftover holiday cheer and the anticipation of Valentine’s Day. For the first time in years, I’m in a solid relationship and am actually looking forward to spending time with the one I love. The star of this look is a periwinkle crushed velvet mini dress. The sweetheart-esque neckline with ruched detailing and short sleeves bring out a romantic feeling appropriate for date night out.




I’ve paired the dress with velvet stilettos for the utmost height and fun rectangular earrings to contrast.




Do you have any go-to date night outfits?

Dress: UO Maeve Crushed Velvet Ruched Dress, Urban Outfitters
Heels: Black Velvet Stilettos, Steve Madden
Earrings: Silver Rectangular Earrings, Canal Street Market

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Kakadu C Amethyst Clay Detox Mask by DERMAdoctor


It’s my first beauty post, and I’ve decided that going with the theme of firsts, I’m going to share my very first mask experience with you guys!

Sephora’s this massive playground for all things beauty, and while it can be tons of fun, if you have no idea what you’re looking for, it can also be very overwhelming.

Honestly, it’s only been half a year since I’ve ventured into the world of skincare, so stepping into the shop, I had no flipping clue what I was even aiming for. Luckily, the saleslady was very understanding as I blabbered out a string of adjectives that went something along the lines of this: rejuvenating…calming…moisturizing…healthy…brightening…(?!)


The Kakadu C Amethyst Clay Detox Mask is indeed all of those descriptors.


It consists of “magnesium rich amethyst clay [that] absorbs impurities and detoxifies without removing natural oils,” and is enriched with vitamin C from the Kakadu plum. Additionally, it contains no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates and was not tested on animals. Yes!


The mask comes in a cute amethyst box (a nod to its main ingredient) and upon opening it, the underside is printed with a cheerful concentric design. The packaging is very pretty. Good job, y’all!


The product itself is lavender-grey and creamy. The scent is sweet, mellow, comforting, and vaguely reminds me of almond pudding. I used my fingers to apply it smoothly to dry skin and washed it off with warm water after 15 minutes. After the initial 10 minutes, the product dried and I felt my skin tightening.


Afterwards, my skin definitely looked brighter and felt softer. The Kakadu mask was indeed what I was looking for in a well-rounded mask. Although the results faded throughout the day, it is recommended that you use the mask up to three times a week for optimal results and perhaps that would provide more lasting outcomes.


Overall, I really enjoyed this mask and felt that it would be great as a quick boost for special occasions, but at $58 a pot with the suggested application frequency of three times a week, it is a bit of a pricey and indulgent investment. Thoughts?

Kakadu C Amethyst Clay Detox Mask, Sephora

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