Weekend, I'm Coming

This week //



Made lots of bracelets. Shipped lots of bracelets. (yay!)

Frequented the doc's office a few times. (not yay)

Spent time with my favorites (double yay!)

T-minus 2 hours until it's the weekend.....



Hope you all had a lovely week and have an even lovelier weekend!

Bag // Michael Kors - Kicks //  Forever21 - Jeans // American Eagle

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Valentia Vitamin C Skin Glow Serum Review

I'm not a fan of generalizations, but I'm pretty convinced every single girl on this planet wants glowing radiant skin. I know I do. Life can be super harsh on our bodies and skin, and over time things really take a toll on our skin and it shows. That's when a girl could use some help. Help in the form of this pretty little bottle of delicious citrus smelling serum.

I was gifted this bottle of vitamin c serum for face by Valentia to try and share my opinion with you all, and let's just say I'm VERY impressed with the results I'm seeing so far. I've been using it for almost 2 weeks, applying it twice a day; morning and night, on clean dry skin (4 drops each time).

I didn't take a before/after photo of my skin as I don't think the results are dramatic enough to show on a photograph, but I can CLEARLY see the difference in my skin. It's brighter, much softer and I see a HUGE difference the size of my pores (yay!).

The ingredients are quite impressive! 

Here's a bit more about this game-changer serum and it's benefits:

Vitamin C: With a 20% concentration does more than boost the body’s immune system; it also provides many benefits to keep the skin tight, smooth and looking ageless. Vitamin C has been scientifically proven to reduces the effects of sun exposure on the skin, including sunburn, sun spots, redness and wrinkles.

In addition to helping reduce the signs of aging, Vitamin C is essential for everyday maintenance to strengthen and smooth out the skin, as well as neutralizing free radicals before they can damage the skin. 

***Our additional Key Ingredients below were all selected for their ability to enhance and support Vitamin C's effect on the skin. 

ORGANIC ROSEHIP SEED OIL & ORGANIC SEA BUCKTHORN OIL - These oils promote skin hydration and lock in moisture to protect your skin from signs of aging and improve its beauty and youthfulness. Rosehip Oil specifically has been used in medical communities around the world for those with serious skin ailments and only recently has North America learned to embrace natural solutions from our ancestors. These two organic oils are full of antioxidants and therefore act as the perfect supporting cast for our best friend - Vitamin C

RESISTEM (Plant Stem Cells) - This provides the perfect mix of protection from stress-related aging and promotes skin detoxification. Resistem will help your skin regenerate faster while protecting it from environmental stressors.

HYALURONIC ACID(Botanical) - Holding up to 1000 times its weight in water and drawing moisture out of the environment and onto the surface of your skin ,there is not a more effective moisturizing agent on the market today. Penetrates deeply, and actives collagen production for a fresher, younger, firmer, and brighter complexion

GREEN TEA EXTRACT- The catechins in green tea are a potent antioxidant which also contribute to the overall anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant benefits of this ancient health and beauty secret.


98% Natural Ingredients (see below for a description of our Key Ingredients chosen specifically to enchance Vitamin C efficacy on the skin)

EVENS SKIN TONE: Vanquish dark spots and skin discoloration with this new generation Vitamin C Serum. Quickly refresh uneven and ill-textured skin with smooth, wrinkle-free skin that leaves you looking flawless and ageless.

Revitalize your skin with essential fatty acids that leave skin smooth and visibly brighter. Smooth skin capable of reflecting light will give your skin a youthful glow and a brilliant shine for that well-rested and refreshed look.

Moisturizes skin due to the capacity of the hyaluronic acid to absorb water, thereby increasing fluid between cells, giving your skin a smoother and younger appearance. This intense water absorption means no more dry, peeling or cracked skin, even in extreme weather.

The presence of Organic Rosehip Seed oil to support Vitamin C increases collagen production so your skin retains the elasticity responsible for a youthful appearance and prevents skin sagging associated with aging. Enjoy smooth and supple skin that takes years off your appearance.

Reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles with the help of our foundation 20 % Vitamin C. Special ingredients such us Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Sea Buckthorn oil work to plump up the skin, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles in the skin so it is smoother, clearer and younger.

If you're looking for a product to brighten and renew your skin naturally I highly recommend you check out and try Valentia. I'm really thrilled with the results I see so far! I can't wait to continue to use it and see even more results!

Find Valentia here -------> Amazon.com //  Valentiaskincare.com

FTC Disclosure: The product was provided by VALENTIA. However, all opinions are my own. 

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STAY WILD - New Bracelets in the Etsy Shop!

Is it me or is summer flying by?


In other news //

Although my job in public health is incredibly rewarding it's equally demanding and stressful at times, so I'm really trying my best to spend my time after work outside doing things I love, with people I love. 
I guess that's all we can ever do; our best. Our best at keeping all the things in our lives balanced and healthy and just enjoy every single moment.

In other other news //

New bracelets in the etsy shop!
Shop them here

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New Bracelets in the Etsy Shop!

Hi lovelies!

Just a quick hello & post to let you know new bracelets have been added to the Etsy shop! 

Woo hoo!
Happy shopping babes!

And don't forget this set I told you about the other day....obsessed!


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One Direction Makeup Review!

I was recently asked to review the new limited edition makeup collection created by ONE DIRECTION, and let's just say I was more than happy to, and even more happy with the makeup.

There are 3 collections.

The collection I received is the "Up All Night" set.
It comes in a sturdy tin case with application ideas and photos on the inside lid.

It also came with a little pack of stencils which can be used anywhere on anything (shown above)


Below is a snapshot of everything that's included!
//  Hot pink lipgloss with glitter
//  Bubblegum pink lipstick
//  Mascara
//  Blue nail polish
//  Eye shadow pallet
//  Navy blue eyeshadow/eyeliner crayon
//  Stencils

My favorites were the lip products! The lipstick is my handsdown fav. It's a punchy really saturated bubblegum color. The color builds the more coats you apply, so a little goes a long way!

 The gloss is such a gorgeous intense color and I loved the touch of glitter! 

My next favorite was the eye-shadow palette. The light blue shimmer color is SO pretty and fool-proof to apply. I also really loved the brown/taupe color. It's a perfect wear everyday color.

The blue glitter eye-shadows were pretty too, but definitely something to save for a night out!

While I don't typically wear blue nail polish I found this to be really really pretty, it reminds me of the ocean and the beach so I was pretty much instantly smitten! :)

The navy blue eyeliner/eye-shadow crayon was my least. I'm not sure if it was just my skin-tone not being a good match for the color, or how I applied it, but I tried several ways and it just looked wrong.

Overall I really love the products and recommend checking out all 3 collections at the retailers below!

The line will be available worldwide starting in the U.S. 

Macy's - August 11th
Stage Stores – August 25th
Dillards – August 25th
Beauty Brands – August 25th
Lord and Taylor - August 25th

*International release dates coming soon. We'll keep you posted!

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New Outfit Post & Win A Gorgeous Clutch!

Vanessa Stripe Dress - Necessary Clothing  //  Jacket - Old Navy  //  Coated jeans - H&M  //  Ankle boots - Old Navy  // Pink Aviator Sunglasses - ShineBrightForGood

I don't know about you but I'm a clutch girl....I LOVE them. 
Don't get me wrong, I love my other purses too, there's just something carefree, less fussy and unpretentious about a clutch. Essentially effortless.

I recently discovered the fabulous luciloue. She creates the most gorgeous clutches in tons of colors and patterns that mix-and-match with outfits seamlessly.

I received this baby a couple weeks ago and have been carrying it non-stop. I get tons of compliments, it's just so unique and beautiful. It's also surprisingly roomy! 

The generous and fabulous Kristina of luciloue has sponsored a giveaway for the gorgeous clutch below! 

Entering is easy peasy.
1 // Follow both luci_loue & kaizenfashion on Instagram
2 // Post a comment below saying you complete step #1

Told ya. 

Giveaway is open to US residents ONLY (sorry international babes). Winner is chosen randomly. Giveaway closes 8/18/2014 at 12:00PM PST.

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