Beauty Supply: Boscia Black Mask

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There are so many clean beauty products coming out these days, it is hard to keep up, but alas, I am trying. Recently, Elizabeth from The Note Passer, recommended the Boscia Black Mask in her Spring Clean Your Skin Care Routine post. After chatting about it with her over tea, and multiple texts about application and photos of me in the Boscia Black Mask, I added this to my weekly beauty routine. Elizabeth researched each ingredient on the package to make sure there were no harmful chemicals or additives to the product, thanks so much!

Now let’s get down to it, what is this mask all about? One of the only peel-off masks that show results without major damage to my sensitive skin, the Boscia Black Mask is effective without being too harsh. Pay close attention where you apply this mask, avoiding lip, eyebrow and hairline areas because when you peel it off, it might take some hair along with it. Be sure to apply the mask evenly and heavily. This will make it easier to peel off in the end.  As advertised, this mineral-rich mask purifies, detoxifies and brightens your skin. It does leave my face red, so I would recommend only using it at night. After peeling the mask away, I use my Binchotan Charcoal facial puff to get any residue out of my pores and then I apply Tata Harper’s Beautifying Face Oil. The redness is gone by morning and my face was left feeling soft and radiant. I now use the Boscia Black Mask two to three times a week.

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Rochelle Sara Swimwear

rochelle-sara-swimsuits-nyc-laeti-top-alex-bottom-desmittenThe weather here in New York may have you fooled, but Memorial Day weekend is upon us and I can’t help but dream of new summer swimsuits. A few months ago I stumbled upon New York based designer, Rochelle Sara’s instagram and her perfectly cut, minimally designed swimwear. I was initially drawn in by this chalky clay color, it feels fresh yet, timeless. Then I fell for the U-shaped neckline of the Laeti top. A flattering fit that you could easily wear surfing or swimming without worrying about coverage. Rochelle Sara swimwear is made of Italian fabric and constructed in New York. View the full collection of interchangeable separates to create your own bikini, or keep things simple in her ultra low back one-piece.

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Monday Mood: Nest Together

monday-mood-nest-together-desmittenOne of my favorite places for never-ending inspiration is Nest Together, an online journal focusing on thoughtful design. Together we gather. Created by Kara Town and Sanam Miremadi, Nest Together is a world that embodies inspiring design, art, interiors and architecture. A world that I get lost in for hours and I think you will too. Here are some of my favorite Nest Together features of the moment, assembled together to create my Monday mood. For even more inspiration, follow them on instagram and pinterest.
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1 // spaces // art // mood

2 // mood  // mood

3 // mood // architecture

4 // mood // mood

5 // spaces // art // spaces

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Best of Basics: RE/DONE Jeans

Over the past few years my denim silhouettes have started to relax a bit. I’ve tried on a lot of the high-waisted, straight leg jeans but always felt like the fit made me look like a 1980’s mom. If you follow me on snapchat (desmitten), you got a glimpse of what the oh-so-expensive and coveted Vêtements jeans looked like on me… mom city.

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I began to give up on the idea of rocking the high-waisted relaxed jeans, until now. I was lucky enough to get my hands on the perfect pair of high-waist cropped jeans from RE/DONE. I rarely buy pants online because fit issues are pretty much inevitable, but this wasn’t the case when I ordered my RE/DONE jeans. Not only do they have one of the most accurate and complete fit guides for each silhouette and size, they also accept returns and exchanges within 14 days.

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Let’s get down to the good stuff. RE/DONE is a movement, not just a brand. They pride themselves on providing a sustainable denim alternative, with true individuality. With hundreds of jeans already in existence, why create new? They take vintage Levi’s jeans and cut them into a modern fit, without losing the integrity of the vintage denim. Each jean is unique, with its own signs of wear and love. When you receive your new RE/DONE jeans, the label states the age of your denim. My jeans are 24 years old, only 6 years younger than me. I love the fit and the wash of my pair of RE/DONE jeans and I hope to add more signs of wear to them through the years.

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As you way have guessed, RE/DONE jeans sell out pretty quickly, but don’t worry, next week they are having their biggest restocking yet. Go here to be the first to view the new pieces as they become available. My advice: review the fit guides before the styles are restocked next week. That way you know exactly what size and style to shop for, all you have to do is choose the best wash/color that works for you.

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Wearing my high rise cropped RE/DONE jeans with Piamita top // KARA bag // Zero + Maria Cornejo sandals.

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