Visual Diary of my 22nd Birthday.
Summer is here and I'm obsessing over bags. And who isn't? It seems like summer is the time to express yourself through your accessories, however odd that may sound, and I'm doing it!
I've been wanting to get a chic, stylish backpack in my post-grad life and I found this lovely yellow one from Zara. So cute! Thank goodness I finally graduated and don't have to break my back with a bag full of books and supplies. This one is small, but not too small, and my back can now rest easy.
The black and white outfit is really key in this look. Summer is usually all about color, but since I typically wear a monochromatic color palette I like to continue that through the hotter seasons. For this outfit, this is what makes the backpack POP.
What do you think of the bright backpack style? Here are some favorites for you to complete your pop of color look.
This skincare journey that I'm on has me buying new products constantly. I feel the need to try everything! I'm currently trying to save my money, but when I saw the deal at Ulta for The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil box-set, I had to buy. It is such a deal! I recently started using The Body Shop body lotion and I really liked that they aim to have more natural ingredients, and they are cruelty-free, which is exactly what I look for in a brand. They seem like a genuine company, and I appreciate that. Also, have you seen the photos Cole Sprouse takes for them? That's kind of a bonus.
This 5-step skincare regimen includes face wash, toner, pure tea tree oil, moisturizer, and clay face mask. I was excited to try this because I know my skin loves tea tree oil. I usually put just the essential oil on when I'm having a breakout, but now I can incorporate it into my whole regimen. Initially trying it, it felt very tingly. There is menthol in the product, which takes a minute to get used to. I like that the line is mattifying because I feel that my skin is usually too oily. It did feel a little too drying at first, but I think it's about finding a balance of the toner and moisturizer to match your skin type. My skin is currently breaking out, but I'm happy to say I woke up with calmer, soothed skin! Overall I think this skincare routine is perfect for skin that is currently breaking out, overly oily, or needs soothing. I recommend it!