My Favorite Face Masks

My Favorite Face Masks-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

I’ve been making self-care more of a priority these days, and one of my favorite self-care techniques lately is doing a face mask before bed. I’m not a big fan of sheet masks because they always just slide off my face, and instead I’ve been loving face masks that you apply and then rinse off. Here are the two face masks that I’ve been using lately:

Beauty Pie 5 Minute Facial:

After I cleanse and use a toner, I’ll use Beauty Pie’s 5 Minute Facial once or twice a week. You use a grape size amount and massage it all of your face, leave it on for five minutes, and then rinse it off. I always feel like my face is so smooth after using this mask because of the little beads that help exfoliate your skin, and it isn’t messy at all.

Indian Healing Clay Mask:
My sister kept telling me about this clay face mask, and I should have tried it sooner! It is seriously amazing and it’s less than $10 on Amazon. The first time I tried it I was a little freaked out because it does make your face pulsate a little, however this mask is really great for breakouts and it clears them up by the next morning. I like using it once or twice a week as well, but it is a little messy which is the only downside.

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Sweater Blazer

I went to Kohl’s with my mother-in-law recently, and we couldn’t get over all their selection of sweaters! I picked up this sweater blazer which has been one of my favorite pieces lately, especially for the office. It also pairs with these flats from Secret Celebrity, which are so comfortable and are very versatile. The color of these flats is also perfect for fall, and I love them for both the work week and the weekend with a dress or pair of jeans.

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Elle sweater blazer | Old Navy jeans and tank | c/o Secret Celebrity flats | BaubleBar earrings | Kate Spade bag

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Photos by GloryRoze Photography

Natural Deodorant Journey

Natural Deodorant Journey-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

…and what a journey it has been! I decided that I wanted to switch to a deodorant that was aluminum free because of some things that I heard, and breast cancer runs in my family so I don’t want to take any chances. The one thing that I didn’t realize is that you go through a detox and adjustment period that can last about 4 weeks (you might experience an increase in sweat and odor so bring along deodorant with you during the day). During this time, I tried 4 different deodorants and here’s my take on each one of them:

1. Dove: I used Dove deodorant before, so I thought that I would like their aluminum deodorant as well. For me, it just doesn’t hold up for longer than a few hours and I had to reapply several times throughout the day. However, I did like the smell, that it went on smoothly, and the price tag.

2. KopariThis is the second one that I tried and I picked it up at Ulta. My co-worker loves this deodorant, but this is when I noticed a lot of redness and wondered if I was having a reaction to something in this deodorant so I decided to make a change. I did like that it lasted all day without having to reapply, but also the scent was a little over powering for me.

3. Megababe: After Kopari, I decided to try Megababe and see if would help the redness that I was experiencing. I was still just as red when I tried this deodorant, I had to reapply each afternoon, and it felt rough when I was applying it. It had an amazing lemon smell though, and I was able to pick it up at Target which was a bonus.

4. Lume: My other co-worker recommended this one, and it’s the winner for me! I figured out that I have some type of an allergy to coconut oil, and this deodorant doesn’t have that as an ingredient where most others do. What I loved about this one is that all of my redness went away after using this one for a couple days, the smell is amazing, it lasts all day, and I was able to order it on Amazon. Just a side note, the application of Lume is a little different and it’s similar to a gel deodorant so you need to make sure that it dries before you get dressed.

Natural Deodorant Journey-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Have you tried natural deodorant?

Photos by GloryRoze Photography

5 Fall Essentials

It has been a little while I shared my fall essentials (you can see my last post here), so I wanted to share my updated list today!

1. Army jacket

This is the perfect lightweight layering piece for the fall! I love pairing it with a pair of jeans or a dress.

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2. Ankle boots

Ankle boots are my go-to shoe to wear during the fall because they go with everything! My biggest tip when wearing them with jeans is to cuff your pants so you can see some of your ankle. It looks  a little more polished than having your jeans be too baggy around your ankle boots.

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3. Scarf

Nothing is better or cozier than wearing a scarf in the fall. My go to is a plaid or camo blanket scarf.

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4. Leggings

I love a good pair of leggings with a tunic or an oversized sweater. I like having a classic cotton pair of leggings as well as a pair of faux leather leggings.

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5. Long cardigan

Another great layering piece is a long cardigan (especially for the office). I love wearing them with just about everything in the fall.

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What are your fall essentials?