~ San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge & Lombard St. ~

on
Thursday, August 21, 2014
We actually went to these two sites on separate days but I decided to put them within the same post. The Golden Gate Bridge was one of those things where I felt like I had to do since I was there. It was windiest (and coldest) by the bridge so I'm  glad I didn't wear a dress!




Many people walked across the bridge but we just admired from afar.





Taking the cable car to Lombard st.!

Apparently tour buses and the like aren't allowed to drive down anymore due to complaints from local residences. If you want to go down you need to get here yourself (cable car, taxi, public transit, walk etc.) and walk.


I feel in love with this house!


I thought the cars peeking through while coming down the street were adorable.


Lombard street wasn't in our "planned" itinerary but I enjoyed it a lot! I wish it was longer though and the cable car ride was super bumpy but fun!

~ one love organics ~

on
Sunday, August 17, 2014
I've been on the venture for more natural, "greener", animal friendly skincare and beauty related products for a while now. I think it started about two years ago and it's been a great long journey since. I've experimented with many products from skincare to make up and I am currently on the journey for an amazing moisturizer.

During my search for new products I came across this company called One Love Organics. This was when first impressions really counted, I was immediately attracted to them solely for their packaging. I hunted down a few of their items that I was interested in and read some great reviews about them. 

I decided to order their travel kit since it seemed to have a bit of everything and I also ordered the Morning Glory Brightening Complexion Booster separately to qualify for the free shipping from Fresh Faced. Since I'm here I might as well tell you that I love Fresh Faced, they ship fast and so far has always included nice samples with each order. Of course you can always order from One Love Organics directly.


One Love Organics Travel Kit
Includes: (left to right)
Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm
Brand New Day Microderma Scrub and Mask
My New Best Friend Skin Shammy
Easy Does it Foaming Cleanser

There was also a card with details on using the products.
Everything was well packaged!

The pouch is adorable too. I never tire of them because they come in quite handy for many occasions (usually travel).

 Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm 
This balm smells just like orange tictacs, which I personally don't mind but it might be an issue for those who are sensitive to fragrances. The website claims it could be both a moisturizer and makeup remover but I personally prefer using it for the former. It does have a light balmy texture and while I liked it, I think I just prefer a more cream based moisturizer. 

Brand New Day Microderma Scrub and Mask 
I managed to received two of these because at the time they were having a promotion where they gave one as a sample and the other came with the travel pack. I really love this scrub and mask, it smells like oatmeal and slowly disappears as you rub it in. 

Easy Does it Foaming Cleanser
This sample lasted me quite a while, I did try using it with the shammy but I preferred just putting some on my hands and using my fingers to massage it around my face. At the time I was using olive oil as a makeup remover and then I followed up with this. It was able to wash off all the olive oil without stripping my skin. 

Morning Glory Brightening Complexion Booster

This was the first time I tried a facial oil. I had heard all the hype about it but was skeptical, especially since my skin was oily when I was a teen. Now I would place myself towards a normal skin range and maybe combination. I used olive oil as a make up remover but it never felt too oily since I followed up with a cleanser.

But I am so glad I tried this. In fact I just ordered my second bottle. I apply this in the morning before my sunscreen and moisturizer. It's only a bit oily right upon application but sinks into my skin within a few minutes! In fact on my good days I would only wear this with my sunscreen and when I told my friend I was using facial oil she said my face looked matte! (In a good way of course.)

As for the shammy, I used it in the mornings and it's super soft.

The generous samples provided by Fresh Faced, in fact it's through their samples that I've found the  cleanser I'm using now, it was in that small bottle to the left.

Every morning I look forward to using my morning glory complexion booster, it makes me happy and my skin has been better because of it. Also I just wanted to note that I am not in any way, shape or form endorsed by Fresh Faced or One Love Organics. I've been using these products for long enough to finally write this ''review''. If you're looking to try some new skincare products give these a try!