Hello again, everyone!

I am so excited to be doing a long overdue blog post featuring Z Natural Life‘s new skincare collection! Now, you that follow me on Instagram, or the ones that may have seen this blog post know that I am a big fan of their deodorants and still use them to this day. When they emailed me and let me know that they were coming out with a skincare collection, I truly knew immediately that I would love it. Let me tell ya, they did not disappoint. I have been using them for the last month and I wanted to wait a while before posting this to make sure I had solid reviews for each product and told you everything that you need to know. Let’s get into the review, shall we?

Z Natural Life Facial Care Collection Review Z Natural Life Facial Care Collection Review

The Hydrating Overnight Mask is the product that I was most excited about before receiving the products. I love anything that is going to rejuvenate my skin overnight. I feel like evenings are the most crucial time for a solid skincare routine because your skin gathers so much build up from dirt and oil throughout the day and using a great cleanser (this is my favorite) and applying a highly moisturizing product right before bed does wonders. I apply a layer of this overnight mask to my face immediately after cleansing my face. The texture is actually my favorite thing about this product. It is incredibly silky and lightweight, which are two things that are rare with overnight treatments, for they are usually very thick. This mask also has a very light pleasant scent, which makes it perfect for most people!

After letting my skin drink up the amazing ingredients in this mask overnight, I wake up with smooth, hydrated, glowing skin. I’m happy to say that I have zero complaints about this product and since it is priced at only $19.99, it is very affordable for natural, vegan skincare! And with ingredients like olive squalane (balances moisture), sodium hyaluronate (deeply hydrates skin), avocado oil (absorbs quickly) and more, you truly can’t go wrong.

Z Natural Life Facial Care Collection Review

The Revitalizing Facial Serum is without doubt, my favorite product from the three and so far, my most-used. I love facial oils, but sometimes they tend to be heavy and end up clogging your pores. This is the perfect mix between a serum and an oil consistency. It is extremely lightweight and I love how it sinks into my skin SO fast. Those are the exact things I look for in a daily moisturizer and this one has been my go-to for the last few weeks. I have even recommended it to some of my friends!

I use about four drops for my face and neck combined and sometimes I apply this before applying the overnight mask for an extra boost of hydration. Some of it’s key ingredients are olive squalane, jojoba oil, hemp oil, rosehip fruit oil, and of course more incredibly moisturizing ingredients and some filled with antioxidants and omega rich fatty acids. This serum is only $24.99 and I truly recommend you trying it out.

Z Natural Life Facial Care Collection Review

The last product we have to talk about is the Energizing Facial Mask. This product is made to cater to ALL skin types and I believe it does just that. It is a brown color and has a pleasant scent that is fairly light. I love masks that combat a lot of skin issues at one time. This mask is moisturizing, energizing, and detoxifying! Now this contains some INCREDIBLE ingredients and my skin absolutely loves this mask. Some of the ingredients are Pelavie Black Silt, kaolin and bentonite clay, vitamin C, green tea and licorice extracts, and sodium hyaluronate. If you aren’t familiar with those ingredients, basically… they’re all amazing skin-loving and will provide actual results. I apply a light layer of this mask onto my skin and let it sit for around 20 minutes and then of course wash off with warm water.

You may be thinking, “I have dry skin and typically can’t use detoxifying masks!” Well, I hear ya. I have dry, sensitive skin and most detoxifying masks leave my face very red and that kiiiiind of scares me, but this one didn’t at all. Since it uses mainly kaolin clay to draw out those toxins in your skin, you don’t have to worry because it is extremely gentle while still being effective.

This mask is also $19.99 and really is a great product if you just want to bring life back into your skin! That is all I have to share with you at the moment, but I hope you found this post helpful and if you decide to try any of these products out, please let me know how they work for you!



*Thank you to Z Natural Life for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

1. Grey Ribbed Cardigan $60 (size down) | 2.Barefoot Dreams Cardigan $75 (tts) | 3. Kenneth Cole Cardigan/Coat $130 (size down for a fitted sleeve, order regular size if you want the sleeves loose) | 4. Dreamers Plum Tunic Sweater $30 (tts)  5. Grey Bell Sleeve Sweater $40 (bought in cream and it is even prettier in person– size down) | 6. Bow Shirt $50 (can be worn so many different ways and I ordered a medium) | 7. Ruffle Hem Skirt $60 (true to size) | 8UGG Boots $165 (tts, but go up a half size if you wear thick socks) | 9. Le Specs Aviator Glasses $60 (so cool in person) | 10. Halogen Leather Slides $60 (I ordered my regular size, but some say to size up) | 11. Blush Velvet Heels $80 (definitely run big- order a half size down) | 12. Grey Slides $50 (tts and SO comfortable) | 13. Plush Throw $26 (comes in several colors and is THE SOFTEST blanket I own)


TTS means true to size if you are wondering. 😉


The NSALE is FINALLY open to the public, so I wanted to do one more post sharing with everyone the items that I bought that are still in stock (the majority) and how the sizing runs. I hope you all enjoyed this post! I save up for this sale every year because it is the perfect time to stock up on new season fall attire at a discounted price! I haven’t gotten everything in yet, but what I am most excited about so far is the Kenneth Cole coat and the Halogen Leather Slides! Both are going to be perfect for fall and I can’t wait to wear some of these pieces on my trip to Italyyyyy. 😉 If you have your eye on something, make sure to act fast! The sale items sell out SO quickly. Have a wonderful day everyone, and happy shopping!


It is that time of year again, when my favorite sale of the year makes it’s debut and the money I have been saving suddenly vanishes.

This sale includes mostly brand new high-quality fall arrivals at fantastic prices. I take advantage of the sale by purchasing mostly boots, cardigans, and coats! The sale started July 13th for cardholders (you can apply here) and will open to the general public on July 21st and ends August 6th. All of the item’s prices will go up on August 7th, so if you see something you really love, I definitely recommend purchasing it now, because you may regret it later when it is full price. 😉

Let’s go ahead and see my favorites from the sale!


Cardigans + Coats





That’s it for today, but I will be back soon with try-ons featuring my NSALE purchases. Have a great rest of your day!


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You know everyone talks about the fact that every girl needs a “little black dress” in their wardrobe? That concept is great and all, except for the fact that it is nearly impossible to find one with sleeves and that pass the knee. Today, I wanted to share with you all my version of the little black dress. This stunning black formal dress is from Shop Freidy. She is a fashion blogger and designer, and she hit the nail on the head with this one.

This dress has these beautiful chiffon layers in the back and not only is it completely modest, but so chic as well. I am just in love. Also, I appreciate the fact that this dress was made to flatter curves, so that it isn’t too form fitting. The dress would be perfect for a wedding, cruise, and if needed, a funeral. You can leave these chiffon layers hanging down like I did, or you could tie them in an adorable bow.

My heels are from Aldo (can also buy here), and my bag is YSL. I purchased it from Poshmark and got an incredible deal. HERE is one that is similar! That is all I have to share today, but I’ll be back soon with a post all about my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale favorites! Have a wonderful rest of your day, everyone!

Wedding Planning Update + My Tips!

Wedding Planning Update + My Tips!

Hello again, everyone! I am so excited for today’s post because I can officially let you all in on some finalized details for our wedding! Our big day is only 109 days away, which is insane! I am beyond excited for all of the celebrations to begin. We will be getting married at OHEKA Castle in New York. This is absolutely my dream venue, but one that I never thought possible. When we did some research online, we just knew that it would be entirely too expensive, but when we found out having our wedding on a week day instead of a weekend would be more than half the price of a weekend date, our minds were made up. 😉 The day of the week didn’t matter to us that much since it will be a destination wedding, so it worked out perfectly.

The price we paid for OHEKA includes tables, chairs, catering (SO MUCH FOOD), and the wedding cake as well. SO much has already been taken care of by securing the venue! Also, the staff at OHEKA are the kindest people and are so willing to work with you whether it be on your budget, or just the wedding day details. We are renting the castle for two nights and will have the 30 hotel rooms in the castle filled with family and friends. I truly believe we are going to have the best time and I can’t WAIT to celebrate with everyone we love. I know that our incredible photographer, Donny Zavala, will document the important time perfectly.

Finding and securing your venue is always the #1 priority especially if you are getting married in a “peak” time like the Fall. One tip that I have is to research possible venues and vendors on WeddingWire.com. There are lots of websites you can research vendors on, but WeddingWire has proven to be the most helpful for me throughout my wedding planning process! Not only can you find reviews on venues in your desired area, but you can research photographers, bakeries, florists, create a wedding website, work on seating charts, and figure your budget all in one website. You can also customize snapchat filters for all of your wedding activities, which I will DEFINITELY be using. As you can imagine, it is an incredible website to have access to, and I’m very thankful I didn’t have to plan my wedding before the days of technology. 😉

Wedding Planning Update + My Tips! Wedding Planning Update + My Tips!

The next tip I have is all about Pinterest. I believe that Pinterest can be a major blessing and it can also be a curse. It has definitely raised every girl’s expectations about what their future wedding day will look like, but of course it can be such a helpful tool as well. I have two wedding boards that I pin to (of course I keep them secret ;)). I have a general wedding ideas board and then a “Finalized Wedding” board that contains pictures of the floral arrangements that I want, my dress, my bridesmaid dresses, bouquets, and more.

When I met with my lovely wedding planner, Cortney of Linen + Rust Event Design, I was so relieved to have all of my important pictures in one place, and it made our meeting go so smooth. She is the sweetest person you will ever find, and caught my vision immediately. I want our day to be French inspired with a unique touch, and she understood perfectly. Having a wedding planner has already lifted a huge load off of our backs and I know it was the right decision.

Wedding Planning Update + My Tips!

I am so honored to be working with WeddingWire throughout the next few months to bring you all my wedding planning activities and adventures. Stay tuned for more!