IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Make Up Melting Balm

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing BalmIT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm, $38

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Make Up Melting Balm

We don’t feature many beauty products. I am not at all a beauty expert, and only have my unique experience with a product to go on. When I need real advice, I turn to the professionals, like my dear friend, Beke Beau.  Beke’s word is the authority on beauty for the grown up crowd. Follow her and do as she says.

Think of these posts as suggestions from your trusted friend, instead of a professional recommendation. I had been looking for a strong, yet gentle makeup remover for quiet some time. I’ve tried many over that last few years. Some left my skin red and dry. Others didn’t remove all of my eye make up.  Many were a disappointing mix of both.

Enter IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup Melting Balm. It’s like old fashioned Ponds Cold Cream, with extra goodness mixed in. It quickly removes every stitch of makeup and doesn’t strip your skin of moisture. Skin is left smooth, clean and hydrated.  Because I have sensitive skin, I was even more thrilled to discover I wasn’t left red or irritated either.

I don’t use this every day because I don’t wear a lot (if any) makeup. However, on the days when I have a full face I use this before bed to ensure every last drop is gone.  What’s great about it is that on those occasions,  I don’t have to use an additional face wash.  I just apply the balm as directed, wipe off with a warm cloth and apply my night time cream.


How to Wear a Chambray Shirt to Work

How to wear a chambray shirt to work

Working in a casual or creative office can allow for more variety in your wardrobe. So often we hear clients tell us they are in a rut, wearing the same old pieces every day. Today, I’m shaking things up the slightest bit by replacing the classic white button down and showing you how to wear a chambray shirt to work. The simple switch makes a bit impact and kicks up the style factor. When paired with polished pieces, this casual staple can go into just about any office with a business casual dress code.

How to Dress for Fall When It’s Warm Out

How to Dress for Fall when it's still Warm

We’ve received many questions in the past few weeks about how to dress for fall when it’s warm out. Learning how to dress in layers is helpful for when the season changes. It’s also important if you spend time in an office with temperatures that range from Dante’s Inferno to Elsa’s Ice Castle on any given day.

The biggest mistake I see women make when trying to get dressed in varying temperatures is using the wrong kind of layers. Either the layers are too thin, too thick, or inappropriate for the current season. Let’s start with the latter, because it’s the easiest to understand and fix.

This Season’s Most Affordable Fall Coats

Affordable Fall Coats

With busy schedules and changing weather, we need more fall coat options than any other time of year. In my rotation I have: a casual barn coat, a field jacket, a classic trench, a sporty waterproof option, a denim jacket, and a vest. Once the weather gets cold, I like having a pea coat, 3/4 length dress coat, and a serious, all weather puffer.

For today, we’ll focus on the fall, featuring my favorite, affordable options currently available in stores, all under $200.