I love the holidays and what better way to get prepared for the holiday shopping madness than dressing up in red and decorating the shop with snowflakes and trees?
Tunics, sweaters, fringe vests and leggings continue to be the hottest sellers here at Evie. We now have a collection of winter accessories like hats, gloves, scarves and head wraps. You can find cute little gifts and stocking stuffers here so stock up!
I am wearing a cranberry colored tunic with denim leggings accessorized with this cute winter hat and gold layered necklace. It is all about being comfortable yet still looking fashionable.
I have noticed a growing popularity of ruana's as I have been ordering for our store but what exactly is a ruana and what makes it different from a poncho or sweater?
A ruana is basically a very soft and warm rectangular or square blanket with an opening in the center for the head to go through with a slit down the front to the hem. A ruana may or may not come with a hood to cover the head.
These are excellent choices of clothing to wear in cold temperatures like at a football game or over a winter jacket but are still stylish enough to wear inside your home or out shopping.
Our ruana featured below is reversible (black and white) and a must have for our cold New York winters. My take on ruana's: I'm in love with how easy it is to put on to complete a stylish look as well as being warmer and cozier on these colder days.
Up until I turned 18 years old, I had perfect flawless skin. Just when I was starting my college career and met my future husband, I began to break out on my face like I have never thought possible. I panicked and immediately started using Proactiv. I used Proactiv for 8 years daily and still suffered from deep cystic breakouts. About two years ago, I learned how unhealthy it is to use body products containing chemicals like parabens so I attempted to try natural products off the shelf instead of using Proactiv. I used these products for a year and they did not help me as I was still suffering from breakouts and cystic acne. Once I became engaged, I returned to Proactiv in hopes that it would clear my face in time for my wedding day. Let's just say that my makeup artist did a very good job at hiding what I had on my forehead that day.
After the honeymoon, I came home as a newlywed with a face full of acne. Due to the fact that the ingredients used in Proactiv make my skin sensitive to the sun, I decided not to use it all week on my honeymoon because I did not want to give up my time spent in the Jamaican sun. I was still using Proactiv routinely for the next few months but without seeing any major results.
Frustrated and confused, I decided to try a new product that my mom and I had been introduced to at a trade show. It is called Mindful Minerals and made with all natural ingredients. I was definitely skeptical because I had tried other options before which did not help my skin. After one use of the mud bar on my face, I saw a decrease in redness and my breakouts were disappearing by the end of the week. I couldn't believe the immediate results I was experiencing. After a couple weeks, I started to see an irritation on my skin and I asked the owner of Mindful Minerals what could be happening and she suggested that I stop using the Proactiv toner and use the Mindful Minerals cranberry toner. I was nervous to give up using all the Proactiv products because I had been so reliant on them for so long.
I finally decided to take a leap of faith by stopping my use of the Proactiv products. I started using the products shown below and the irritation faded away. I have had clear skin for six months now with help from Mindful Minerals. I currently use the "Just Get Dirty" mud bar in the morning and night. Then I use the "Get Clear" cranberry toner in the morning and night with one spray on a cotton ball. Two to three times a week I will exfoliate my face with the "Get Even" exfoliating cleanser. It is easy to use and set up just like Proactiv was but now I know I am using all natural ingredients. Since I began using Mindful Minerals 6 months ago, I have had only one pimple! I am so excited to share this skincare line with you and hope that it works as well for you as it has for me.
Mindful Minerals doesn't only treat acne but also rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and anti-aging. We carry all of the products that can help you in any of these areas. One of my personal makeup favorites is the BBCC cream which is hydrating and gives me a natural glow. I use this each morning after applying the "Get Carded" peptide moisturizer and before I start applying makeup.
My mom and I use so many of the products daily and we would love to talk to you about them if you have any questions. Please stop in the store at 1778 Empire Blvd. Webster, NY 14580 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can suggest the products that you should try. When in doubt, order the "Just Get Dirty" mud bar. It's only $6 and works wonders.