Ruffles and Velvet

texture: |teks-cher| -noun 1.the visual and especially tactile quality of a surface details: Boots: Musse and Cloud Miracle Boot || Sweater: Zara Favorite, similar here || Skirt: Vintage Velvet, similar here Earrings: Aldo Classic, similar Here || Bag: Coach Photography: IamJOS Save Save Save

Aveda Giveaway

Happy New Year! I want to start the new year off with an exciting giveaway to get your focused on great skin and great hair in 2017! Aveda is known for harnessing the power of nature into beauty and hair care products for all ages and skin types. For this giveaway, I am giving one…

3 Ways I Go Comfy In My Cuddl Duds

As a busy mom and blogger, there are times when I want to throw on something comfortable to chill in besides an old t-shirt. One of the main reasons I love Cuddl Duds is they marry style with comfort by using soft jersey fabrics in beautiful prints and colors. Cuddl Duds is all about layering…

Tips for Amazing Skin

One of the questions I get asked the most is how I take care of my skin tips to achieve amazing skin. Using products from the eco friendly skin skin care line Derma E, I will give you my 4 beauty blogger tips for amazing skin. Tip 1: Remove Makeup One of the biggest causes…

Favorite Coach Pieces for Under $200

My favorite aspect of the Coach Fall collection in their use of texture and hardware. The collection is filled with pebbled leathers and sleek embellishments. While there are many investments pieces to love, there are 10 pieces under $200 that fit any budget. Be prepared to fall in love. Coated Canvas Daisy Print Cosmetic Bag…

By Far, My Favorite Fall Outfit Combination

Plaid and Leopard: Both classic prints that look amazing together. Details Jumpsuit: Banana Republic Blazer: Five 13 Studio Shoes: New Direction – Fur trim DIY’d by me Hat: Jack + Lucy Save Save Save

Healthy Snack Alternative

Recently, I have been sharing my journey to eating cleaner and being more conscious of the food I put in my body. As a former lover of a juicy hamburger and fries, my initial thoughts on eating clean were bleak, but since then I have discovered so many foods that are not only delicious but…

Cara Delevingne at the New York Premiere of Suicide Squad

The Inspiration: Celebrity Makeup Artist Romy Soleimani wanted the actress, supermodel and Rimmel London Ambassador to look like a movie star and a rockstar – going with dramatic eyes and a bold lip for the premiere. How to Get the Look: SKIN To begin, Romy applied Rimmel London BB Cream in Medium to even out…

What I Am Loving: Trades of Hope

I love fashion that gives back and my newest obsession is Trades of Hope. The Trades of Hope team works with over 6,000 artisans (mostly women) from around the globe by helping them start and maintain small business. Shopping on Trades of Hope is like a shopping trip around the world right from your phone,…

Activated Charcoal Toothpaste Is Your Next Beauty Must Have

Curaprox Activated Charcoal Toothpaste I’m sure when you read the title, you were thinking “What is Alea trying next??” Well, that’s what I am here for; to try new beauty products and give you the scoop so that you can become as obsessed as I am. Now, let chat about Curaprox Activated Charcoal Toothpaste. When…

Generation Kind

I am super excited to partner with Compassion Brands to talk about their new line of tees: Generation Kind. Compassion Brands is the first fashion company to launch retail collections that stand up to bullying. The 10 piece collection of super soft cotton tees features positive phrases such as “Born to be Nice”, “Mind Over…

How to Contour the Easy Way

Over the past few years contouring has become the “must know” beauty advice bloggers and brands have been trying to teach us to master. Being the natural beauty advocate I am paired with the fact that there always seemed to be too many “steps” to get a perfect contour, it was something that I never…