Standout Beauty :: Radiant skin & Holiday favorites

The first day of snow… we embrace this day with open arms and walk around the city in complete awe and amazement!  Even our kitties get excited!  They sit and stare out the window for hours.

Ready, set, snow!

The change in season also brings about positive change in other areas.  And in my humble opinion, conversations in one particular industry is changing for the better.  The skincare industry.  The shift away from anti-aging to self-embracing is one that truly promotes living the best version of ourselves.  In the last couple of years and seeing the full impact this year, skincare conversations shifted to the need for hydration, protection, and brightening rather than the desire for products with anti-aging properties.  I don’t necessarily want to look younger, I just want to look the best version of me, at any age.  And I find that this sentiment is echoed across women from all around the world.  A more radiant, dewy skin has a youthful look, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I want to look the youngest version of myself.  The pressure of looking younger is slowly being replaced with the desire to look rested and glowing, which reflects the youthfulness that we feel inside and it reinforces the best version of how we look on the outside.  Not even Botox or fillers can give that desired dewy, luminous glow.  Only a thoughtful skincare regime can achieve this.  And I can confidently say… using Biossance in the last two years has changed the destiny of my skin.  My skin is softer, smoother, and more radiant.  And this is a result of putting more emphasis on hydration.

I use the 100% Squalane Oil and Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil (I use them interchangeably) everyday, twice a day, morning and night for the last two years.  It deeply hydrates my skin without causing breaking outs and it improves my overall skin tone and texture, leaving my skin radiant and dewy.  I’m also a huge fan of the Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel and Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer.  The eye gel reduces puffiness while the gel moisturizer reduces redness and brightens my skin.  And I carry the travel size everywhere I go.  Moreover, what I love is that Biossance has heart.  Ever since the beginning, they’ve contributed and donated to nonprofit organizations that envision a malaria-free world (their holiday initiative is these beautiful aromatherapy blends where proceeds from sales of these limited-edition Squalane + Essential Oils goes to Zagaya’s Drops for Life Program).

The perfect stocking stuffers and holiday gifts (code ‘WENDY15OFF‘ for 15% off!):

Under $20 :: Weightless Wonders travel kit | 100% Squalane Oil 12mL | Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer 10mL

Under $65 :: Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil  | Squalane + Peptide Eye GelSqualane + Essential Oils

Biossance is always on the top of my list of gifts to give for the holidays and beyond.  It’s a gift of clean beauty… they go beyond the European standard and have banned over 2000 ingredients, whereas the U.S. has only banned 11 ingredients, of sustainable beauty… their hero ingredient Squalane is sustainably derived from sugarcane which is a renewable resource, and their packaging is also sustainably made from sugarcane paper and is compostable, and of true inner beauty… their consistent and continuous support of organizations that aim to eradicate malaria.

Thank you so much for reading and happy holidays everyone!  And a very special thank you to Biossance  for partnering on this post!

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Shades of Gray :: Faux fur coat & Suede boots

Happy Monday everyone!  Shades of gray today with a faux fur coat, gray jeans, and over-the-knee boots.  This is one of the softest faux fur coats I’ve ever felt!  This Lost Ink faux fur coat is incredibly soft to the touch, the coloring is very natural, and it’s thick.  It has a fluffy texture with a teddy coat style.  This is a great cold weather piece (that will actually keep you warm!) for those days that you don’t want to think about what to wear… a black turtleneck, black jeans, black boots, and this faux fur coat = done, a lighter color palette with a white lace top, gray skinny jeans, slate gray tall boots, and this faux fur coat = check.

Hope you had a great weekend and thank you so much for reading!  And special thanks to Nordstrom for partnering on this post!

:: Outfit ::

Top :: Lost Ink faux fur coat | Isabel Marant top (old, similar Catherine Malandrino)
Bottom :: Topshop
Shoes :: Stuart Weitzman (similar Linea Paolo, under $260)
Bag :: Fendi
Accessories :: Karen Walker sunglasses | David Yurman ring | Burberry ‘No. 05 Fawn’ lip color

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