Timeless and trendy all at once.
You’ve probably even read the benefits of putting it on your skin. If you’ve managed to remain unaware of its magical properties, however, because you live under a rock, crawl out, open up those peepers, and take this all in.
- Caffeine, in addition to picking you up when you’re down, is a natural antioxidant. This means it packs a whopping cancer-fighting punch directly to your skin, fighting free-radicals and damage that reflect as age spots and wrinkles. Caffeine is also a vasodilator, constricting blood vessels which firms skin and aids in improved skin texture.
BONUS! Dark circles under your eyes? It will help diminish the appearance of those, too.
- This one is really obvious, but exfoliation. As a mechanical exfoliant (opposed to a chemical one), coffee will improve circulation, remove residual dirt and dead skin, and allow you to absorb more moisture. You can also expect the general act of exfoliating to help release toxins and speed up healing, yay!
- Aromatherapy. A happy little perk of coffee is the smell. It’s been noted to help clear the mind, combat depression, and rid feelings of nausea. So breathe deeply, savor it, and know that it’s not just working on the outside.
Heaven has manifest itself in this long sleeved maxi from Knot Sisters.
Alas, if only I could have this dress in a million variations.
It’s long and it’s flowy in the best of ways. With a plunging neckline (perfect for my fellow IBTC members) and a buttery jersey knit, it’s basically the comfiest thing I’ve ever had draped across my body.
Before I get into how magical this shoot was, let me tell you that this guy right here, Mark, my other half, reeeeeally isn’t the biggest fan of being photographed. He’s a cinematographer and spends most of his time around cameras or reading about cameras or looking at pictures of cameras or talking about cameras, but I assure you he will never be the first person to volunteer to be in front of one. That being said, he was a bonafide gangster for this shoot with Voz Collective x Yellow Wallpaper HM.
A few months ago I was a part of a photography workshop. It was held in this incredible Victorian home, tucked away innocently in a less than savory neighborhood. I walk in the door and there’s this rack of unbelievable wardrobe lovingly curated by LA based Recycle 2 Riches. It’s got some mod, some modern, and a smattering of killer pieces from all the eras in between. Alright, I’m feeling this.
Well. It’s been like a year since I’ve paid attention to this. I really regret that.
So much has happened over the past several months. A handful of films, some great trips, and the little baby plunge into my fledgling, part-time modeling career. I’ve been so fortunate to have been a part of oodles of really great shoots with super talented creatives and some very cool brands. I don’t often share more than one or two shots from any given shoot on social media, and that’s a shame. A damn shame, I tell you! So, in efforts to bring myself up to speed, I’ll be sharing a lot of my past images along with more recent ones. This is the first set from a lookbook shot a week or two ago for Livin’ Freely | Rica Boutique, and is part of a larger Glamping inspired lookbook by the cool kids over at B.Rose. I truly loved shooting this.
So without further ado, here are some words about it all.
Ah! It’s been so long since my last post. Mark and I have been seriously busy these past few weeks as we wrapped production on Frankenstein: Heart of a champion, our most recent project that was conceived and created by wonderful friends and a talented crew. (Check the hashtag! #frankensteinheartofachampion).
Now, after spending nearly six months in the Pittsburgh area, we’re headed out this Saturday for what will be the next on our ever-growing list of adventures.
I’ll be counting down the days by sharing my tips, picks, and assorted road trip thoughts. I’m kicking this off with a rambling list of my beauty essentials. Twelve in all, below are the only beauty products I bring with me on trips for an effortless look that stays put all day.