It’s almost Valentine’s Day and all I’m thinking about are roses. I normally don’t like any specific type of flowers accept the one I really love, peonies. They are absolutely my fave.
Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner and the most famous flowers for this occasion is rose. I thought why not talk about a few rose beauty products that I’m currently loving and have enjoyed using them these day. I want to use this special occasion to share some rose-love with you.
Before I show you what are in my rose beauty and skincare collection, let’s talk about the benefits of rose for a little. You might already know that rose helps rejuvenate and replenish skin that’s why a lot of products on the market now incorporate rose as an ingredient.
Rose has antioxidants and antibacterial properties that can help regenerate skin tissue and heal scars. Rose water helps to hydrate, moisturize and maintain its PH balance in your skin. It also helps fight free radicals.
The scent of roses can also help lift up your emotion if you are feeling down.
Now, at my house we always pick up roses and I have realized that every time we have flowers around the house they really pick up everyone’s mood. I encourage you to have flowers around your place to make your space more lively and for your emotional wellbeing.
Those are some benefits of the rose. There are still more, just easily search on Google you will find a tons of them
By the way, at the end of this post, I’m announcing the winner of our #GOODVIBESGIFTING contest of January 2019. Check it out if you are one of the 6 winners who will receive a $25 Starbucks gift card and one surprise gift from me. 🙂
If you’re ready let’s get into my mini reviews on each of my favorite rose beauty and skincare products.
What I like about this mask is that it is so refreshing every time I use it. My skin turns out super soft and smooth. I love that the scent is not over powerful, it’s a beautiful rose scent. The texture of this mask is jelly-like and very easy to apply. No mess, no drip while using it.
The fun part of this mask is that you can refrigerate it and use it as an overnight mask as well. It’s one of my favorite face masks I tried recently.
I have a blog post about my favorite face masks for all concerns if you would like to check it out.
Pixi by Petra Rose Collection
I had a chance to try the whole rose collection of Pixi by Petra and have been loving these four products so far.
This rose oil, I’m on bottle number 3. I love how quick this oil absorb into skin. I don’t feel too oily after applying this oil on. This oil gives a healthy glow look to my skin and moistens up my skin very well. It has a light rose scent which I like because it’s good when layering more rose products on.
I have been using face tonic for quite sometime and this one is my new favorite. I guess I have to give credit to Pixi by Petra that came out with products that provide comfort to skin.
This tonic is very gentle and again quick to absorb into my skin just like the other products I mentioned earlier. The beauty benefits of this rose tonic is to help with skin tone improvement, brightening, moisturizing and color correction.
My acne scares and blemishes on my face are starting to clear out slowly after using this tonic for about 2 weeks.
I’m into face mists lately and this one is so divine even my husband likes to use it. It’s very soothing when spraying onto my face. It also helps moisturize and hydrate your skin.
It’s like you are spraying rose water on your face without the oily affect afterwards. If you’re looking for a glowy and to illuminate your skin, I do not recommend using this mist because you will only get a natural looking glow from this product.
What I like the most about face mist is that you can apply it anytime you’d like.
My oh mind! This highlighting luminous powder is so gorgeous! I’m absolutely in love with the rose design. It gives such a beautiful glow once you apply a small amount to the top of your cheekbones, center of your chin, bridge of your nose, and center of your forehead.
I love that I can use it dry or damp for an intense look. It doesn’t make my skin feel and look cakey at all.
I was afraid to use it at first because it’s too pretty and I did not want to ruin the beauty of it. But now I just can’t stop using this highlighter.
The only down side about this product is the high price point ($60), but it’s totally worthy it. 🙂
This roller is by far the cheapest one from a well-known brand I saw on the market not including the ones that you can buy from amazon.
I have been using face roller for over 6 months now and have been loving the feel and results it gives to my skin. I have different types of stones, white jade, black jade, amethyst (I broke it the other day!) and this rose quartz one.
What I love about them is that they are from nature, won’t harm your skin and have specific healing powers and meanings behind them.
For skin benefits, the stone helps depuff and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It supports blood circulation. I see my pores are getting smaller as well.
My husband and I are switching to an aluminum-free deodorants since last year and this one is our favorite.
It doesn’t smell like roses but it does smell pleasant. It doesn’t stain on cloths and it’s non-sticky which make us love using it. My underarm area feels very comfortable and dry all day.
If you are a first time user of a non aluminum deodorant, you might want to put it on every few hours just to make sure you won’t stink others! LOL! You will need sometime to adjust and let your body detox all the bad before your underarm area gets used to a chemical free product.
The one I have here is the Vanilla + Air for Creativity: awaken the mind and unleash your creative energy with violet, rose, and vanilla.
Those are all of my rose faves at the moment. If you’re looking to buy rose products for yourself or gifting it this Valentine’s Day, don’t hesitate to check some of this products out.
Feel free to share your current favorite skincare products with me in the comments. I’m looking to try something new! 🙂
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I will be back and share more of my beauty favorites soon.
Have a wonderful day!
Be good to your skin. You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life – Renée Rouleau.
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I heard of this brand about a month ago via Instagram through their ads. Their bags are ver pretty and sturdy which made me want to check them out. Friday by JW PEI is a sister brand of JW PEI. They are selling luxury vegan handbags just like JW PEI but they offer affordably priced bags. They come out with new styles every Friday, I think that’s the reason why they branded themself Friday by JW PEI.
The Micro Top Handle
The vegan handbag I got is a micro top handle bag in pink. I got another one in beige too. It’s a cute little bag with a dimension of 7.9”W × 3.3”D × 5.5″H. The bag is made with vegan leather and 100% recycled plastic bottle for the lining. It comes in 8 different colors, beige, black, blue, fuchsia pink, grey, pink, red and silver.
What I like about this bag are the color and its simplicity. You can use it as a crossbody or a top handle style. If you’re following along my vegan handbag blog posts since the start, you might have noticed that I love small bags, so the size of this bag is just right for me.
The only thing I wish this bag has was an inside zipper pocket but there were no zippers or card holder pockets in there.
The price of this style of bag is $59.
How I Style This Bag
Since it’s getting closer to Spring and practically feeling like Spring here in Arizona, I’m going for a bright color to get ready to welcome the new season. I don’t want to use too many colors so I went with monochromatic color schemes today, all pink everything.
Pink is one of the positive colors that represents love, compassion, feminine and naturing. It’s a color that can comfort and calm your emotional energies, (source).
Wearing pink can help uplift your overall emotional level. Before I really never liked pink as much as I do now, but every time I pick to wear pink I can feel joy and love coming out of me just because of the color of my outfit.
For this look, I want to keep everything simple just like the design of the bag, so my dress and boots have no patterns on them, only different textures of the ribbed and suede fabrics that make each of the items interesting in its own way.
This look will be good for a Valentine’s Day date too, to keep your day as sweet as the pink and as classy as the simple style.
Overall I love this cute little vegan handbag and how easy it was to try to pair with my pink dress and boots but if you’re not a fan of pink, you don’t need to wear it with all pink like me.
You can choose to wear this pink bag with black and white outfits. Or if you want to have more fun with your look, you can incorporate contrasting colors like green to the look.
Share with me:
What color do you like to wear during Spring?
That’s it for today. Stay tuned for more vegan handbags in the upcoming weeks.
If you missed my other posts, you can click The V Armoire to quickly navigate to my blog posts about my vegan handbag collection.
Almost forgot to mention about our #GOODVIBESGIFTING series this month. Feel free to share your thoughts at the end of each blog post with us in the comments below and answer some fun questions on my Instagram posts for a chance to win a $25 Starbucks gift card and one surprise gift from me. The number of the winners will be the same as the number of my blog posts I come out in January. Right now I have 5 posts live, that means we will now have 5 winners at this point.
Winner of this post will be announced at the end of the month, January 31st, 2019, here on allaboutgoodvibes.com. Good luck!
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. See you again soon, love!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
Happy Friday! In today’s post I’m going to talk about my 3 sources of inspiration for flat lay photography. #FlatLayFriday
For me personally, it’s so hard sometimes to come up with some fresh flat lay ideas especially when I’m working for my own blog or project. I found it a lot easier when working with brands because they will give me more details and let me know exactly what they want or are looking for.
Since it’s quite hard to get my thoughts put together I found myself ending up in these 3 places I’m about to tell you.
If you are ready, let’s dive into our topic today “3 Inspiration Sources for Flat Lay Photography“.
#1 Source: Pinterest
As of now, you might already knew that Pinterest works like a search engine just like google. But the different between them is that Pinterest is the place where you can find all kinds of beautiful pictures once you search on their search bar. Instead of the name of the article thats pops up, you will see either the photos that are included in the article or you will see the photo with the topic of the article coming up. It’s a super convenient source for all kinds of topics.
I used to use Pinterest for wedding inspirations, food and interior design. Now I am using Pinterest for everything that you can think of, especially gathering flat lay ideas for new projects.
How I use Pinterest are explained in the below tips:
Using search bar and search words like “Flat Lay“, FlatLay, FlatLay Ideas“, “FlatLay Inspo” and etc.. For this, you will see a lot of flat lay photos popping up.
If you want to be more specific on what you’re looking for, you can put the niche word in front of the word flat lay. For example, travel flatlay, beauty flatlay,fashion flatlay and many more.
You can now search using hashtags as well.
Follow people who have FlatLay boards. I have one here that you can follow and get some new ideas from.
To search for boards, you have to use the search bar, type in the same keyword “FlatLay” once you press enter, you will see the options of the search types next to the search bar. Now you can then change from “all pins” to “board” or “people”. Then follow the ones that inspired you the most.
Now every time you visit your Pinterest homepage, all of the new pins from people and boards you are following will show up to inspire you.
Create your own Flat Lay board and start collecting your own pins. This way you will be able to go back and see what types and feels of flat lay photos you like. I even created my own Flat Lay Guide board to collect online article tips from other people.
Pinterest definitely my number one go to source for Flat Lay inspiration.
#2 Source: Books and Magazines
Books and magazines are my number two source when it comes to flat lay photography, not only do they show beautiful photography but also provide details in them.
For magazines, I mostly look for color palettes and items that will go well as props in my photos.
For books, there are many of them on the market now that will teach you about how to style your flat lay photos. I have 4 books that I like and there are parts of them that teach you about flat lay photography.
As much as I don’t use Instagram stalking people like how I use Facebook (LOL), I LOVE using Instagram as my inspiration source, connecting with all cool people and of course sharing my stories with you. It’s my third place to take a look when I’m running out of ideas.
Because instagram has so many people who’re sharing their passion through pictures, that would be a no brainer not to take a look around on this platform.
Here’s how I would recommend you to do.
This is kind of similar to Pinterest, you can search #flatlay photos through hashtags like, #flatlay, #flatlays, #flatlaystyle, #flatlayforever, #flatlaytoday, #flatlayoftheday, #flatlaylove, #flatlaythenation and more.
I created a list of Flat Lay Hashtags and you can download it below.
Follow accounts and hashtags
After you are done searching for beautiful photo using #flatlay keywords, you should find some interesting accounts to follow now. I only follow people who truly inspire me. I recommend you to do the same. 🙂
You now have a choice to follow hashtags as well so take advantage of it and follow the hashtags you find that interests you most.
Share with me in the comments:
What do you struggle with most when it comes to Flat Lay?
I hope you enjoyed this post and got a few ideas on where to find your next source of inspiration before taking your new flat lay photos.
Before we say good bye today, don’t forget to leave your comment below this blog post and answer some fun questions on my Instagram posts for a chance to win a $25 Starbucks gift card and one surprise gift from me.
This is a part of our #GOODVIBESGIFTING series I’m carrying on from last year. All winners will be announced at the end of the month, January 31st, 2019, here on allaboutgoodvibes.com. For more details on how to enter the giveaway, visit this blog post.
Thank you for stopping by All About Good Vibes today. I will be sharing tons of flat lay tips and tricks here in my future posts. Hope to see you again soon.
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“Vibe high and the magic around you will unfold.” ― Akilnathan Logeswaran
It’s #VeganWednesday and I’m going to talk about this ADELE crossbody bag from Melie Bianco that I added to my vegan handbag collection (aka The V Armoire) today. If you missed my first vegan handbag blog post from last week, feel free to check it out here.
Thank you all for sharing your thoughts about Vegan HandBags on my last post. You’re welcome to share your thoughts withy us today at the end of this post. 🙂
Alright, let’s get into today’s topic, shall we?
I knew of Melie Bianco from one of my Instagram collaborations last year and I have been loving their design, quality and price. This brand is approved by PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, so you are sure that when buying products from them there were no animal cruelty happening behind the scenes.
I got my mother-in-law and sisters-in-law vegan bags from this brand as Christmas presents and they all love them. I got myself so many bags from Melie Bianco too which means I will be sharing with you tons of bags from them later down the road.
Talking about this pretty ADELE crossbody, it’s made with semi gloss vegan leather. It has a magnetic closure and an inner zipper pocket inside. This bag is perfect for a quick errand running kind of day or a night out with your girlfriends because of its size. I really love the wristlet handle detail and the bag shape. That makes the bag not only stylish but also has its own uniqueness in it. The gold chain strap adds some conveniency and beautiful contrast to its black leather.
The size of the bag is 9″L x 1″W x 7″H with a long strap drops at about 22″.
This vegan handbag style comes in two color, black and burgundy. The price is $58.80.
With the bag being so sleek, simple and classy, you can go for a minimal look or a loud look, either style will look great with this bag. It’s a perfect bag for any occasion that requires minimal items to carry with you. Because of the wristlet handle and gold chain strap make it a plus for this bag to be a perfect day-to-night bag in my opinion.
Share with me your thoughts:
What bag shape and size do you like most?
Stay tuned for more vegan bags next week. You can click The V Armoire to quickly navigate to my blog posts about my vegan handbag collection and don’t forget to join our #GOODVIBESGIFTING series by sharing your thoughts with us in the comments below and answer some fun questions on my Instagram posts for a chance to win a $25 Starbucks gift card and one surprise gift from me.
Winner of this post will be announced at the end of the month, January 31st, 2019, here on allaboutgoodvibes.com.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. See you again soon, love!
Enjoy the rest of your week! 🙂
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”– George Bernard Shaw
Introducing you to my new style series today, “The V Armoire” – a collection of vegan handbags I started collecting since late 2018. I added “The V Armoire” to my fashion categories on this blog and I’m so excited to be sharing all of my vegan bags I collect with you here every/ (or every other) Wednesday. #VeganWednesday
Introducing you to my new style series today, “The V Armoire” – a collection of vegan handbags I started collecting since late 2018. I added “The V Armoire” to my fashion categories on this blog and I’m so excited to be sharing all of my vegan bags I collect with you here every/ (or every other) Wednesday. #VeganWednesday A little bit of a story behind the name picking here. I picked “The V Armoire” to go along with my social account name, “The Vibes Closet”. Instead of “Vibes” I only use V which stands for Vegan.
And instead of “Closet”, I use “Armoire”. It sounds very classy to me which I really love. Before we get into what bag I have to share with you today, I have to let you know first that I’m still using non-vegan products. But this is a good start and I’m proud of it. What I like most about vegan bags are the affordable price point. I can buy 10-20 bags for a price of one luxury leather handbag. Seriously I got about 10+ vegan handbags from all the holiday sales last year.
I really love the size of this bag, it is not too big or not too small. The bag dimensions are approximately about 8″H x 8″W x 2.5″D. As you can see from my photos, the luggage tag accent is adding a really fun detail to it. This bag comes with an adjustable strap, (strap drop: 25 inches). I love a zipper closure as well. It has 2 interior pockets: 1 slip and 1 zipper pocket.
Overall, this bag is very cute and functional.
HOW I STYLE THIS BAG
I picked this bag to go with my plum fit and flare dress. Because the bag is white, I’m playing with white accessories like beret, sunglasses and ankle boots to match with the color of the bag. I really love the contrasting color of the dress and my accessories but I want to make this look a lot more of a statement so I added some cool patterns like leopard. With the texture of leopard print tights it makes the look a lot more fun and interesting. You can definitely pull this look together for a Valentine’s day date or a special date night. A round bag shape would pretty much be an appropriate match with any style of cloths.
Share with me your thoughts on vegan handbags:
Do you think it’s a trend or it will be a permanent part of our way of living?
I hope you enjoy this blog post and considered looking into adopting vegan products into your lifestyle.
Stay tuned for more vegan bags next week. You can click The V Armoire to quickly navigate to my blog posts about my vegan handbag collection.
Btw, don’t forget to join our #GOODVIBESGIFTING series by sharing your thoughts with us in the comments below and answer some fun questions on my Instagram posts for a chance to win a $25 Starbucks gift card and one surprise gift from me. Winner of this post will be announced at the end of the month, January 31st, 2019, here on allaboutgoodvibes.com. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. See you again soon! Have a wonderful day!
Molly Larsen is the creator of All About Good Vibes—a feel-good destination that inspires women to love, care and be themselves. Growing up she loved dressing up, taking care of her skin and helped supporting others. She believes in positivity and seeing good in all situations. Her biggest achievement of the day is putting her babies to sleep early, relaxing and watching her favorite shows with her husband.