Grateful For The Versatile Blogger Award Nomination!


Thank you Fashion & Style Guru for the nomination!

“The Versatile Blogger Award” Rules Are:

1. Add the award to your blog

2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you

3. Mention seven random things about yourself

4. List the rules

5. Award to fifteen or more bloggers

Seven Random Things About Me:

1. Vintage shopping is thrilling to me as I seek out hidden treasures

2. Taking photos makes me happy

3. Learning about the traditions of other cultures fascinates me

4. Singing brings me joy unspeakable

5. Dreaming big fuels me… next up, an all expense paid business or leisure trip to Paris, France

6. Simplifying my life has been healthy

7. Focusing on the “big picture” helps me stay free and clear of distractions and drama

My 15 Blogger Nominees:


Laura Notor

Things to Cherish

Print and Pattern

Sinem Karisir

Yasmin Cruz


Le Zoe Musings

Sadie and Dasie

As Time Goes Buy

Chocolates and Raspberries

Brown Ponytail


Mosaic Gardens

Larissa Tyler

Giorgio Armani Face Fabric SPF 12

When it comes to foundation, I have always invested significantly more than I would on shadows, lipsticks, etc.  Because foundation sits on the skin, if high quality ingredients are not used, there is a higher chance of clogging the pores and encouraging breakouts.  Giorgio Armani Face Fabric is like a second skin, it uses a 3D micro-fil technology which, simply put means, it looks invisible on the skin while delivering coverage, and is light in consistency.

The texture is like none I’ve ever tried, as it is applied it seems to melt into the skin.  It’s difficult to discern where the foundation is applied once it is on because it blends so beautifully.  The product was formulated to accommodate those instances when layering for fuller coverage may be necessary, and even then the results are simply radiant, fresh and natural looking skin.  The product contains an SPF of 12, which is less than I typically use, however, layering the foundation over my sunscreen makes no difference in the overall amazing results.

Available at or Neiman Marcus and other fine retailers $49

Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Liquid Soap

Dr. Bronner’s soaps have been around since 1858, soap-making is simply in the blood of this family, as the tradition continues over 100 years after being birthed.  I have a great appreciation for organic and natural products like Dr. Bronner’s, as they are so effective on the skin without the addition of harsh sulfates and other ingredients proven to be unkind to the skin.  The only challenge is the packaging, like most natural products, is a bit bland.  However, transferring the product to more appealing packaging adds pizazz to your sink and vanity, while allowing you to keep those creative juices flowing.

It seems so much more sensible to pay less for natural, quality products that work, versus a small fortune for packaging and brand.  Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Liquid Soap is a staple in my cleansing routine, it can be used on the body, face and even for laundering since it is au naturale.  It is eco-friendly, refreshing, versatile and chock full of certified fair trade ingredients, as well as certified organic oils & essential oils.  This product is most economical at Trader Joe’s if there is one in your area, otherwise Whole Foods stocks it and of course it is available online.