ZARA SALE PICKS!!

Zara sale is here!!! I always try so hard not to buy anything during the year because every year the items I bought full price make it to the sale!! Here are some of my top picks this year, I thought I’d share! Hurry, hurry before everything you want is sold out! Click on the picture to check out the price or purchase!

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My Favorite Hair Products.

Hello 🌞! I’ve been wanting to share my haircare routine because I have discovered so many new amazing products that actually do what they say! So let’s get right into it! I’ve organized it by numbers/colors to make it easier!

1. Hairburst vitamins. I must say I have noticed a big difference in my hair since taking them. My hair seems fuller and keeps getting longer! 🤗 I really don’t like my hair too long but I do like it full so these are doing it’s thang! 👍🏻 $56 for pack of two! (Direct Link Here)

2. Moroccan oil deep hydration mask (for colored hair). 💆🏼 This literally smells like everything that makes me happy! Vacation on a beach, sipping on a coconut 🌴 on an outside spa getting a massage. It smells Dee-Vineeee!! It also leaves my hair feeling so soft and the smell lingers in your hair! I always repurchase this baby! It’s my twice a month mask splurge! $43 (Direct Link Here)

3. It’s a 10 leave in conditioner. The texture of my hair definitely changes. I don’t have super fine hair but I definitely don’t have thick hair so every time I use this I feel like my hair is more thicker and stronger. I only use this a few times a week because this has a lot of keratin which could be damaging to your hair in large amounts according to my hair stylist. Regardless it’s an amazing product! 👌🏻$25 (Direct Link Here)

4. Schwarzkopf leave in conditioner. Another leave in conditioner I love! I switch from #3 to this one daily! This product smells amazing and makes my hair soft. Overall the price point is a lot lower which is always nice! $10 (Direct Link Here)

5. Proganix. Shampoo and conditioner. I am in love with this brand. Everything is made from natural ingredients. I’ve tried a few different sets of shampoo/conditioner they all smell different and sooo good! I’m not sure of an actual store you can buy them in but if you have amazon prime you’re all set for any you want to try! $13 for both! (Direct Link Here)

6. Proganix flat iron hydration. I got this one to try with the shampoo/conditioner. I don’t straighten my hair too often but when I did this product does what it says! 🙂🙃 It also smells good and the ingredients are just impressive! $19 (Direct Link Here)

7. Proganix anti-fade. This little bottle is my fifth one and how my obsession with this brand developed. A very good friend from work (Michelle😏 Asian bae) gifted it to me on my birthday and as soon as I tried it I basically went to hair heaven! I’ll shower, comb my hair, spray this magical spray, air dry and viola!!!!!! No frizz and it works even better when you blow dry your hair! After I’m done styling I’ll even spray some more because it’s not heavy on the hair and does not leave it oily at all!! I’m seriously head over heels for this little spray! 🤗🙏🏼 It’s my everyday product. $7 (Direct Link Here)

8. Proganix repair serum.  This is serum, a little goes a long way. This adds shine  and adds hydration to your hair instantly! I’m in love with it and I repurchase every time I’m running low because it’s an everyday item for me!!
Every item I’m sharing I use and love! I’ve seen results and continue to purchase them because of that. If you try any I know you won’t be disappointed! 💁🏼 $6 (Direct Link Here)

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Elle! 💛

Skin Care Routine

I have been wanting to put together my skin care routine but to be completely honest it changes every time I run out of a product so I wasn’t sure what to share. I need to constantly change up the products I use or else I tend to break out, I know so weird but it does, so once I run out of a product I go for another one. Everyone’s skin is different so I have found that this works for me and my skin. I usually stick to certain brands for my everyday routine so I thought I’d share my current skin care products I’m using right now.  Simply go to the number/color to read what I think about the product or to purchase!

 

EVERYDAY PRODUCTS

  1. Olay Regenerating cream facial cleanser. I use this to take off my makeup every single night! I am a crazy person when it comes to taking off my makeup every single night and I can’t sleep until I do! I can actually say I never sleep with my makeup on. I think it is the most important thing you could ever do for your skin especially your face! It’s pretty disgusting to leave all the makeup overnight or if you don’t wear makeup then all the oil and dirt from the day! I can not stress enough how important it is. That was always one thing I would do even as a little girl with my mom, wash the face. This cleanser does the trick for me, I use a small amount and do two facial washes to make sure all my makeup is off my face.$7 (Direct Link Here)
  2. Olay Oil Minimizing Clean Toner. I use this right after I wash my makeup off and usually brush my teeth while I wait for it to dry, it doesn’t take long. I apply this with a cotton ball and it removes any excess dirt or simply confirms I removed all my makeup. It removes impurities and evens the skin tone without stripping the skin from any essential moisture. I am actually loving this toner because once it dries my face still feels hydrated, some toners I’ve used leave my face feeling dry and in need of moisturizer. $5 (Direct Link Here)

  3.   Boots Expert Sensitive Hydrating Moisturizer. Simple moisturizer that never seems to run out. A little amount goes a long way and I always carry the product down to my neck. I purchased it at Target and since then I have not seen this brand there and I can’t seem to find it anywhere!!! I remember a Target beauty person was telling me it was a popular UK brand so maybe the UK decided to stop sharing it with us. .. Not sure how much, maybe they’ll restock.

  4. Mario Badescu, facial spray with aloe, herbs and rosewater. I love, loveeee this product!!! I spray it after I apply my lotion, after a face mask, after I shower, when I’ve had a long tiring day (with makeup on!). Seriously love how fresh my face feels and the smell takes me to a facial spa day! Highly recommend this product! It was a gift from a sweet friend of mine and I need to thank her for gifting it to me because I’m obsessed!!! $7 (Direct Link Here)
  5. Olay Regenerist Detoxifying Pore Scrub Cleanser. This stays in my shower and I love how fresh it smells and how fresh my face feels after. I take hot showers so the steam opens up my pores and then I use this scrub, it’s like I’m giving myself my very own facial in my shower. I don’t do this every single day I shower but maybe just three times a week.  $7 (Direct Link Here)

  6. Equate beauty night-time firming cream. I use this at night to replace my moisturizer, or sometimes I use both! I’m not sure if it’s firming but it does feel good on my face so that’s good! M night time creams always run out fast and I’m constantly trying out new ones! $9 (Direct Link Here)
  7. Blistex DCT Daily Conditioning Treatment SPF 20. I use this all the time and it leaves my lips feeling so soft. I also get easily sunburned and sometimes my lips too! It’s an issue I’ve always struggled with, I remember waking up to cracked, bleeding lips that hurt even after I applied chapstick. In highschool my mom would take me to the dermatologist for pimple cream and she recommended this chapstick because she said my lips were getting sunburned and since then I have the cure! $5 (Direct Link Here)

PRODUCTS USED ONCE A WEEK.

  1. Aura Cacia Organic Skin Care Castor Oil.  I hardly use this because I hate how sticky it feels on my face but sometime I’ll put it in the ends of my hair and and all over my face almost as a mask and shower it off. It’s supposed to be a replacement for your regular lotion but I just can’t. I do use it after wash off masks because this oil seems more moisturizing. If you have any tips on using this product send them my way! $4 (Direct Link Here)
  2. Mint Julep Masque. I love this mask! It smells amazing so that’s always a plus. It’s supposed to absorb any excess oils from the skin, when I wash it off it definitely feels very drying which is easily fixed by applying moisturizer. I love trying face masks in those small packets that you can find at Target, Forever 21, Homegoods, many stores have them in the beauty section! My favorite are the peel off masks because it does not require me to wash it off, less mess in my bathroom counter! $4 (Direct Link Here)
  3. Aivye black mask. This is for the nose and only the nose!!! I learned the hard way, I applied it way too close to my under eye area and cheek, I was crying trying to take it off! It works every time I use it it cleans my nose up and leaves it feeling super soft! $14 (Direct Link Here)
  4. ‘ExfoliKate’ Intensive Exfoliating Treatment. Oh my goodness, I got this as a sample from one of the Nordstrom Gals and I was warned that it was intense, I was shocked!! This seriously leaves my skin feeling so clean after, even moisturized! This does however sting a tiny bit on the face which is why I never rub aggressively. I have annoyingly sensitive skin and even bruise easily on my face if I scratch too hard or try to pop a pimple so when I first used this product my face was left like a irritated red tomato. Since then I scrub it in softly, it still leaves my cheeks a bit red but it goes away overnight. This scrub also dries any pimples I’ve popped! It’s amazing, just don’t overuse it because i’m pretty sure it scrubs off a layer of skin! $24 (Direct Link Here) Worth every penny!!
  5. Mario Badescu whitening mask. This mask does not literally whiten your skin, it brightens up the color of your skin so it reduces uneven skin tones. It also cleans and tightens pores having a mild clay based formulation. I always repurchase this mask because it works! I think I need to try all of Mario Badescu’s products because I have a feeling I’ll love them all! $24 (Direct Link Here)

Thanks for stopping by! Love, Elle!

Also, Book of the month, Southernmost, continuing the love story of Southern Solstice. My boyfriend got it for me and it makes it that more special! I adore this love story and I recommend it to all of you hopeless romantics out there! So throw on a facial mask and cozy up to read this book! Hope you enjoy! Purchase here!

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Summer outfit!

Hello everyone💙 I am seriously in love with these shots with little Monaco. He’s so crazy and full of energy it’s hard to ever have a shoot with him but this day was a major success! Shooting by the carousel I thought this dress fit in perfectly with the vibrant colors of the horses. I actually don’t own any cobalt blue items and I got this one at ZARA’s big sale but I just think this color and style of dress is the perfect edition to your spring/summer wardrobe. I paired my dress with a yellow bandana scarf and my hot pink bag keeping my shoes nude. This is a perfect look for the fair simply switch out the shoes for some cute little sneakers and you’re all set! Monaco’s accessories are all from Henri Bendel because I adore their cute doggy accessories! 🙊😍 That completes today’s look!

Love, Elle.

Dress- Sold out Cute sleeveless blue chambray dress. + Spaghetti strap, flowy dress. + Flared mini dress, a little more dressy. + Collar dress with beautiful details, splurge!

Shoes- Hinge

Scarf- Amazon

Bag- Henri Bendel all sold out.

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Cancun, Mexico

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I’m finally sharing my Cancun adventure. It was my first time heading out to Cancun and it definitely did not disappoint. I’ve been to Mexico plenty of times before with my family since my dad is from Acapulco. My dad lived literally a few feet away from the water in a three story house full of seven children, surfing and eating seafood all day…(my dream life minus the surfing). So, coming here my expectations were high especially since I know what Mexico can be like. I wanted this trip to be pure relaxation and didn’t plan a single activity besides laying by the beach and that’s mostly what I did. The last few days we actually went out to explore and shop! So, here are some things you can do while you’re in Cancun.

  1. Obviously you’ll be by the beach!! Cancun is one long strip with both sides facing the water so you can’t go wrong with where you stay!  I would grab my book of the month and just lay and relax, eat a pizza, drink my piña coladas and sleep. Even got a massage by the beach for around 15 bucks!

2. Staying in a resort with all inclusive is the best!!! There are a million out there so just look through to see what you like best.

2. We went out to shop, they have a few main shopping malls with stores that I love but don’t have in the States so it was nice to be able to shop there.

3. Xcaret is basically a natural beauty with animals all over, restaurants, water rides or activities, shows and the beautiful beach!! This was the only activity we did and it was so beautiful. There are a million other things to do as well though. 

 

3 1/2 Xcaret also has pretty amazing shows, including a 2 hour long  folkloric show at the very end. This show includes dances from every region in Mexico including a fùtbol game where the Aztecs used to hit the ball with their hip and even one game where they light a ball on fire and hit it with sticks, yes they light the ball of fire!! It was pretty intense.

 

4. The last night we went out to see a show downtown..(we weren’t planning on heading downtown because we were all a little too scared but I felt safe the whole time. Cancun is just one long strip so it’s really hard to get lost. The last day there, it was as if Cancun knew because it was beautiful. Well…that’s what we did while we were there and I’d highly recommend the few things we did but there is seriously so much to choose from while visiting.DSC_2536

 

Marie Antoinette Would Approve!

Hi everyone! Today’s outfit is involving jeans, which I don’t usually wear. If you scroll through my recent posts here on Elle’s Adventure there are pretty much only dresses. I’ve said it before but I just love my dresses. I don’t have many jeans, only the essentials so I like to splurge a little bit more on those jeans! Every now and then I pull out my good old denim jeans and go for a casual look and what better way than to incorporate an OTS blouse! It was a lazy day today and I ran around looking for supplies for my upcoming blog posts that I have planned so I wanted something comfortable. These shoes have such a beautiful embroidery, I think if Marie Antoinette were here she’d approve of them! They remind me of some of her fabulous shoes or maybe even a fabric she’d wear for a dress, have as a curtain, put on a chair, or anywhere in her castle!  As for my hair….well let’s just say I’m trying to give my hair a break. I’ve been searching pinterest for fun braids to try so that I don’t curl it for a few days, so this hairstyle was created from an overnight braid and a half braid (semi achieved after the second attempt).

Shoes- Zara

Choker- Forever 21 (Mine is sold out) Similar one here!

Bag- Everly Oak

Jeans- Joe’s

Blouse- Zara (Super Old) Bell sleeved one from Make Me Chic! + Simple one from J.Crew (on sale!) + Feminine, flirty one from Forever 21! + Red ruffled OTS dress from Forever21! + Red OTS Bell Sleeve dress from Asos (Favv one!)

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Down By The Sea

Here’s another look from when I was down by the sea…wearing a fun print once again. This little two piece set is my favorite recent addition to my wardrobe honestly because there are so many ways I can wear them paired with different pieces of clothing. I wore this to a show our resort was having that night and felt like a tropical princess. I also went for the same accessories I wore basically the whole time I was there. My hat is probably the cutest find ever perfect for sunbathing, boating, walking around town, picnicking… the list could go on. That’s basically it for my outfit, I’m hoping to add a few more two piece sets to my collection. Thanks for stopping by!

LOVE, ELLE.

Set: Make me chic

Earrings: Baublebar

Shoes: JustFAb

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Prints Charming!

Hi gals!

Today I’m sharing another look from my little getaway! I’m totally obsessed with fun prints for summer… palm leaves, lemons, strawberries… you name it!!! I think it’s such a fun way to add something different to your wardrobe and even more perfect if you’re going on vacation! 😍 I’ve had this dress for a few years and I always bust it out every year! It’s been worn so many different ways and this trend always comes around every year so finding an item with this print is probably well worth your money! I paired my dress with this fun clutch from Henri Bendel that actually comes with two other sizes and a fun phone protector case! I love the white with brown stripes making it so simple and easy to pair with! My earrings are from target a collection from Baublebar, one of my favorite spots to shop for accessories at an affordable price! Then for the shoes of course I hard to grab my incredibly comfortable and super cute wedges!! Thanks for reading!

Love, Elle.

Bag: Henri Bendel

Shoes: JustFab

Earrings: Baublebar

Dress: Topshop super old! I found so many cute ones online though! Here’s a maxi! Wide legged jumpsuit! Short summer dress! Major splurge here!

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