How to Wear Your High-Waisted Pants

Hello Lovelies,

Fashion tends to repeat itself, doesn’t it?! 30-40 years pass and we see the same trends show up. My auntie used to tell me this and I could not fathom it possible, but now I have lived enough and see that she was right indeed!! This week’s look is inspired by the high-waisted pants and in particular a plaid tapered version that caught my eye. It is funny to look back in time and remember laughing at mom’s jeans, thinking I would never wear such pants… Lo and behold, I sure am into those now–looking at my first pair of ripped mom jeans now and showing you this look whose main act is a pair of pants that sit right at my belly button!!

I saw the Plaid Tapered Pants With Strap and immediately thought: red booties, red top and a baker boy hat–chic, edgy and current with a twist of vintage! But these pants are so versatile that I decided to try two different looks, which can be achieved with a slight modification of accessories and a top to drive the ship either into a sophisticated or hip direction.

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The sophisticated – for this look, I chose to pair the pants with the Elastic Trumpet Cuff Bow Tied Blouse. The femininity and elegance of this top compliments the preppy feel of the pants to create an urbane outfit! The burgundy color of the top is very suitable and pops even against the strong multi-color plaid pattern–almost like PB and J–made for one another! Add some red booties, red-framed glasses, your favorite red lip color and this look can easily take you from a day to work to happy hour with your colleagues!

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Pants (sponsored) | Blouse (sponsored) | Booties | Sunglasses | Bag| Earrings

The hip – bring on the “old school cool!” This pairing is exactly what emerged in my head as soon as I say the pants. “I had a vision!” To bring it to life I kept the pants and added the Contrast Half Zip Bow Tied Bodysuit in Wine Red and my favorite baker boy hat. This bodysuit is among the most comfortable ones I own. The fabric is a cotton-poly blend–super soft against your skin–always a plus in my books! I also love the vintage feel the bow tied collar, the white contrasting trim and half-zipper front detail bring. Doesn’t is all come together to bring a modish look?!

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Pants (sponsored) | Bodysuit (sponsored, use code “LauraZF” for 10% off your Zaful order) | Booties | Baker Boy Hat | Bag | Earrings | Watch

Which look is your favorite? I would love to hear below in the comments!

Love Always,

Marieta

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Last Minute Valentine

Hi lovelies,

❤ Happy, happy Valentine’s day week! ❤ Whatever your relationship status may be, I hope cupid sits on your shoulder and you have a great time with the person/people you love! ❤

I decided to show you this look as it is not the traditional red dress, the lace beauty in pink or the sexy little black dress, but it spells elegant with an edge to me–perfect to make any girl feel confident or special for a Valentine’s or Galentine’s date. This outfit is very sentimental to me as it features a special item that has been in my family for three generations now. Can you guess which one it is?

Zaful The Half Buttoned Velvet Floral Bodysuit, Lucky Brand Leather Skrt, Spring Trends

Zaful The Half Buttoned Velvet Floral Bodysuit, Lucky Brand Leather Skrt, Zara Booties (10)

Zaful The Half Buttoned Velvet Floral Bodysuit, Lucky Brand Leather Skrt, ZAFUL Sounds Glasses (2)

The Half Buttoned Velvet Floral Bodysuit – where do I begin with this suit? The print is so unique and fresh. I love the flowers in dust pink and honey yellow with touches of Mediterranean blue and olive green. Those seem to pop, but in very gentle fashion, on the black velvet fabric. The wide sleeves with wide trim give this bodysuit a kimono feel and the v-neckline and small round-dome buttons on the front add to the dainty details that make this piece so charming and feminine. You can use code “LauraZF” on Zaful.com to receive 10% off your purchase!

Zaful The Half Buttoned Velvet Floral Bodysuit, Lucky Brand Leather Skrt, Zara Booties (2)

Zaful The Half Buttoned Velvet Floral Bodysuit, Lucky Brand Leather Skrt, Zaful Round Glasses

The leather skirt – I have owned this skirt for at least a year now and absolutely adore styling it as it instantly adds edge an outfit. I love the zip detail on the pockets and the asymmetrical split at the front. The leather is soft and lined, making this skirt a pleasure to wear.

Zaful The Half Buttoned Velvet Floral Bodysuit, Lucky Brand Leather Skrt, Zara Booties (12)

Zaful The Half Buttoned Velvet Floral Bodysuit, Lucky Brand Leather Skrt, Zara Booties (11)

The booties – these have my name on it. I am a huge fan of pointy toes, kitten heels and soft colors–put these together and you have a winning bootie in my books. Those are super comfy which is a HUGE plus.

Zaful The Half Buttoned Velvet Floral Bodysuit, Lucky Brand Leather Skrt, Zara Booties (3)

It’s the clutch – the sentimental piece, this clutch is very dear to my heart–it is the engagement present my grandpa made my grandma–how special is that. It is snakeskin and every detail is so eloquent and refined! “They don’t make them like this any more!” is a phrase fit for this situation! ❤

Zaful The Half Buttoned Velvet Floral Bodysuit, Lucky Brand Leather Skrt, Zara Booties (4)

The sunglasses – every lady needs to looks trough these cute, round, pink shades. They are so charming and so girly–a great spring accessory! You can use code “LauraZF” on Zaful.com to receive 10% off your purchase!

Zaful The Half Buttoned Velvet Floral Bodysuit, Lucky Brand Leather Skrt, ZAFUL Sounds Glasses (1)

For more Valentine’s day inspiration check out Zaful’s site and pick your love potion.

Enjoy your celebration, lovelies!

Love Always,

Marieta

How to Wear Your Tweed Overall Dress

Hello lovelies,

Hope your week has been going well. Mine is a tad bit crazy at work–longer hours, so this girl is feeling a slightly tired. However, I did not want to miss the opportunity to share with you my latest cute find – the SHEIN Fringe Detail Tweed Overall Dress!

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Tweed is a great fabric for winter, however this dress is so light that is would definitely make appearance in my spring outfits. I would wear it even during the summer, but I have to admit that it is a bit too short for me to feel comfortable wearing this cutie unless I am layering it over some leggings. I gravitated to this unique number, because it has the funnest black and white print that could pretty much fit anything and everything in your wardrobe. It looks amazing with a black top, but would also pear beautifully with a red or yellow one, even some black and white stripes would go hand in hand with this overall dress. I was also drawn to this tweed dress by its fringe details, which appear not just at the bottom and top hem, but also around the waist and pockets. Another charm of the dress is that you can wear the front in the back as vise versa–it makes sense in either direction! 😀 Oh, and did I mention it is under $15?!?

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Have you jumped on the tween band wagon this winter? What tweed items have caught your eye?

Have a great weekend everyone!

Love Always,

Marieta

 

 

 

Must-Have Sweaters

ZAFUL Cable Knit Pattern Drop Shoulder Sweater (6)Hello lovelies,

I was up in San Fransisco last weekend and I have to admit, we had a great time dancing, wine tasting, and chatting while admiring the flavors of brunch dishes at hip restaurants. The trip also reminded me how much warmer Los Angeles winters are. AND how important a good sweater is, so I wanted to dedicate this post to just that–the perfect sweaters!

ZAFUL Patched Fuzzy Bowknot Applique Sweater, Lucky Brand Leather Skirt, OTK Boots (4)

Patched Fuzzy Bowknot Applique Sweater – Can we talk about the cute applique flowers and leafs on this sweater?! I mean, those grabbed my eye immediately–they are made out of tulle and lace fabric–such a feminine touch <3!! I also gravitated to the cream color and the fuzzy texture of the sweater. It fits true to size and is a bit shorter at the front than at the back giving your lower back sufficient coverage–something your mom would be happy about (I know mine is)! This sweater is feminine and combines perfectly with a pair of jeans, tapered pants, a pencil plaid skirt or a leather one like mine. It also comes in grey, but you know me–I am a sucker for off-white!

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Sweater (sponsored) | Skirt | Boots | Similar Bag | Sunglasses | Watch | Earrings (sponsored)

Cable Knit Pattern Drop Shoulder Sweater – this sweater is just so cozy and as it is winter time, we have to think about comfort, style and WARMTH–I guess that is part of comfort during this season. The cable pattern adds texture and the drop shoulders give this beautiful cream sweater a unique cut with long enough sleeves to cover half your hands (I ❤ that part as I have a pet-peeve when it comes to long-sleeves that are short). It is one of those pieces that will never go out of style and you would be excited to pull back out as soon as the weather gets chilly. It is a “one-size” fits all. I generally wear a size small and you can see it has a slightly oversized vibe on me.

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Sweater (sponsored) | Pants | Boots | Bag | Sunglasses | Hat | Earrings

What are some of your favorite sweaters this winter? Are you a cream and white lover like me? Drop me a line and let me know.

Love Always,

Marieta

 

The Heavy and The Light Weight

Hello lovelies,

How was your weekend? Did you get to do anything exciting?

I have been thinking about what sort of dresses I like to wear during the winter time and since Los Angeles winters are not as harsh, we have to keep our wardrobes suitable for temperatures in the high 50s F as well as those in the high 80s F. So today, I offer you a light and a heavy winter dress option.

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The Heavy WeightCable-knit Turtleneck Sweater Dress – this beauty is SO warm it is sure to be the perfect partner for a snow storm or a freezing front moving your way. The material it is knit from is pretty thick and it also has the coziest turtleneck, which would keep you covered without the need to add a scarf. You can layer the dress over your leggings and undershirt, add OTK boots and a coat and you are ready to conquer a cold day in style. I also love the cable-skit patterns and this easy-to-fit-any-wardrobe mocha color. The day I wore the sweater dress was not super cold, so I was able to combine it with my boots and added a belt for some waist definition. This is a “one-size” item. I am 5’9 and it fits me well, but I had to close the side-slips as these were coming up a little too high on me, however if you are a bit shorter those would add some visual interest too!

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The Light WeightMarled Knit Cowl Neck Ribbed Pencil Dress – I had my eye on this dress for a couple of months and wondered whether it is thin or thick–now that I have it I can tell you that it it lighter and would be perfect for warmer winter days (accompanied with a coat, boots, and some tights), as well as most spring and fall days. I love how elegant the dress looks – it has a metallic streak running trough its knit, ribbed fabric and accentuates your curves with its fitted silhouette. The combination of a midi-length and cowl neck bring additional class to this garment. This past weekend was very warm, so I got to wear the dress with red pumps during the day and suede high boots in the evening.

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Dress (sponsored) | Heels | Bag | Glasses

Have you taken a look at the fun dresses ROMWE has to offer? Let me know if you do pick anything from their site–would love to see what caught your eye!

ROMWE Cable-knit Turtleneck Sweater Dress, Over-the-knee boots, Baker Boy Hat, Lucky brand Bag, WinterROMWE Marled Knit Cowl Neck Ribbed Pencil Dress, Chanel Bag, Mirrored Sunglasses, Winter 2018 (8)

Love Always,

Marieta

 

Hello, Valentine! <3

Happy Monday, Lovelies!

Hope your weekend was filled with relaxation, or adventures, better yet–both! It always passes super fast for me and I am glad we have the day off today, in celebration of MLK day, as I still have tons on my to-do list.

Since ❤ Valentine’s day ❤ is just around the corner, this week I decided to show you a “killer outfit” that is sure to “knock him dead” in the best way possible! It is sexy and classy, it is trendy and chic, an eye-catcher that would evoke the questions “who is she?” and the desire in girls to try out this look.

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I decided on an all-black leather-rich outfit, with a pop or red in the shoes, bag and, of course, the lips. So what are the piece that bring this look to life?

The main act: Black 3/4 Sleeve Women’s Co-Ords – where do I begin with this leather two-piece?! I have to say I adore the cat-woman feel it gives. The skirt is so classy with its tea length, high waist and pencil silhouette! The leather material gives it that extra oomph I crave to add to any of my outfits. It also had a bow belt, which could be tied in the back, as I have done, or at the front, as the model on the web site has, which gives you options to play with and diversifies the looks you can create. Let’s not forget about the corset top of this co-ord!! It fits to perfection and adds an unexpected twist to the outfit, doesn’t it?! It has panels of leather and suede, a golden-colored zip enclosure, and funky black and white straps. This top adds to the edginess and coolness of the look! You can use the code Marieta941 at us.vip.com to get $5 OFF on orders over $50.

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The supporting actor: Mesh Panel Faux Leather Jacket – this piece stole my heart away with its numerous beautiful details. Take a look at the scalloped neckline–isn’t is gorgeously unique!? And the mesh and leather sleeves add so much visual interest. But stay put, the amazing details do not stop at the front! The mesh detail and rounded edges are incorporated in the back of the jacket as well, where a gold plate accentuates a tighter waist to give you a slender figure. It is the perfect partner to the leather two-piece! You can use code LauraZF to receive 10% off  this jacket and your ZAFUL order.

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The supporting actress: Black Bell Sleeve Slim T-Shirt – you may remember this top from a few of my prior posts–it fits with so many different outfits as it is slender and does not steal the show, but rather adds to the charm of a look with its beautiful bell sleeves.

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The cherry on top: well I guess it is more the two cherries on top:

(a) this awesome Baker Boy Hat – I have always been a fan of hats and this one is riding on the cusp of the newspaper boy hat fashion front. It fits perfectly, it made of cotton, and has the cutest feather brooch feature.

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(b) the Full Rims Cat Eye Sunglasses – don’t know about you, but I always appreciate a good pair of sunglasses as my eyes are pretty sensitive and tend to tear, unless they are protected. This pair of cat eyes is not only fashion-forward, but also large enough to keep you well-guarded from the sun.

VIPshop Black Sleeve Women's Co-Ords, ROMWE Bell-Sleeve Top, Valentine's Dat 2018, Winter 2018 Trends

two-piece set (sponsored) | leather jacket (sponsored) | top | hat (sponsored) | glasses (sponsored) | pumps | similar bag

I hope I have inspired you to try something new this Valentine’s day and be the smart, classy and sexy woman your man fell in love with!

Love Always,

Marieta

 

Preppy in Black and White

Hello lovelies,

How was your weekend? Are you now of the belief that it is January 2018? I am finally getting used to the idea – ten days later! 🙂

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Today I want to show you my favorite preppy look, whose main act is the SHEIN Bow Tie Neck Frayed Trim Tweed Dress. I have been eyeing this piece since the summer and finally managed to get my hands on it while it was in stock–yay! You may ask, but how would a summer dress work at this time of the year?! Fear not, for I have the solution!! Since the dress is a light cream color, but has a pop of black in its tie neck portion pairing it with black leggings, a black undershirt, and black suede over-the-knee boots bring it to winter season in a heartbeat. Should the day be cool just throw a black,white, red or better yet, a coat combining these colors, and voila – you’ll look like you just walked out of Princeton’s campus in style.

Besides the bow tie neck, which by now I am sure you know I am a fan of, I love the frayed trim of this dress. It helps create a fun separation detail between the fitted top and the A-line bottom of the dress and highlights it’s edges for an added oomph. It is 100% cotton which would make it perfect for any season really… and priced at only $24 for an additional comfort to your pocket–hehe. 😉 My only warning is that you may have to use a lint roller as the dress sheds some threads in the beginning – hoping those would go away once it is washed.

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Dress (sponsored) | Leggings | Undershirt | OTK Boots | Sunglasses

What do you think–would you be preppy this winter? What piece would you use to achieve that look?

Love Always,

Marieta

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How to Wear Your Two-Piece

Hello lovelies,

Christmas is literally round the corner and I seem to be super busy this week. The weekend flew by so fast that I could not even get my photo shooting done… Have you been running abound like a buzzzy bee?

This week I have partnered with Shein to bring you this super versatile knit two-piece. There are so may details of both the top and the bottom that I truly enjoy and guess what this set looks great together as well as in a combo with other pieces you already have in your wardrobe.

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The top – it is knit and yet peplum, which gives one such a pretty line and waist definition. There is a little split at the bottom front which adds a unique feminine touch. The double V neckline is not super deep, so cold air is not going to rush in and make you feel the frost of winter. I have already worn this top as a stand alone sweater, with a pair of black jeans, a nice blush scarf and pointy toe boots!

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The skirt – It is just the right midi length and also has a split, but in the back, so it makes the skirt easy to walk in, yet appropriate length for the office. I also am a fan of the fact that it is a pencil skirt as that is the silhouette I tend to gravitate to. You can combine this skirt with a knit black turtleneck sweater or a purple tie neck silk shirt and it would fit beautifully with either!

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Overall perks – the grey color is neutral and pretty to combine with red, black, blue, white, purple, you name it! The material is super soft and comfy to wear, while being thick enough to keep you warm. The co-ord will give you a bang for your buck as you can wear the pieces together or as two separates, giving you endless possibilities for just $33!

Have you purchased a two-piece lately? I now own a few and have enjoyed their sheer versatility. Check out more two-piece ideas here.

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Two-piece (Sponsored)| Shoes | Bag | Watch | Glasses

Have a lovely week, ladies and gents and a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Love Always,
Marieta

 

Three Must-Have Dresses for Fall/Winter

Hi guys,

Hope you are ready to have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with delicious food, sweet family time, warmth in your hearts and happy memories to smile about! As usual, my mom and dad would be preparing turkey dinner and boy am I looking forward to it!?! Good thing we have three more days off to keep active and away from the desk chair–this food would need to burn, hehe!

Since Black Friday is upon us, and I have partnered with METISU once more, I thought I’d share with you three of the absolute must-have dresses for Fall 2017/Winter2018. They are all elegant and warm and will surely brings compliments your way.

Blue Printed Midi Dress With Corset Waist – this dress is so unique–it immediately grabbed my attention! The paisley print, the suede corset waist, the flared sleeves, the tee length, the fun slid in the back–all bring this swing style silhouette to life. The dress is a pleasure to wear as it is comprised of 65% cotton and 35% polyester. For this look, I paired the midi with a floppy hat, round glasses, pumps and a vintage inspired purse to bring some old-fashioned vibes to light!

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Dress (sponsored) | Hat | Pumps | Bag | Sunglasses

Green Wrap V-neck Knitted Rib Pleated Midi Dress – where do I begin with this knitted number?! It is so flattering to the figure. The dainty lace detail around the neckline and the pleated skirt add so much femininity and this jeweled tone makes me feel like a gem. Initially, I thought I would like this dress the least as I felt it is not my usual sheath dress silhouette, but I have to admit it quickly became my favorite as soon as I put it on! It is also very warm and super soft… Ahhh, I can go on and on!

METISU Green Wrap V-neck Knitted Rib Pleated Midi Dress, Velvet Flats, Rebecca Minkoff Handbag, Fall 2017 (4)METISU Green Wrap V-neck Knitted Rib Pleated Midi Dress, Velvet Flats, Rebecca Minkoff Handbag, Fall 2017 (17)METISU Green Wrap V-neck Knitted Rib Pleated Midi Dress, Velvet Flats, Rebecca Minkoff Handbag, Fall 2017 (6)METISU Green Wrap V-neck Knitted Rib Pleated Midi Dress, Velvet Flats, Rebecca Minkoff Handbag, Fall 2017 (11)METISU Green Wrap V-neck Knitted Rib Pleated Midi Dress, Velvet Flats, Rebecca Minkoff Handbag, Fall 2017 (7)

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Orange Flared Sleeve Ruffle Trim Midi Dress – this dress is perfect for Thanksgiving, for your company’s holiday party or a Christmas celebration with the family. It’s tie neck, flared sleeves, and ruffle trim add preppy flavor and the color and length make it very appropriate for the holiday season. Who does not want the comfort of a pumpkin spice latte with a pinch of Serena Celia van der Woodsen flavor!? This dress is currently out of stock, but here and here are a few similar options for you to enjoy.

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If you still need a holiday dress or just need to add a few to your fall and winter collection, I highly recommend METISU. You know I love their dresses and they are having an up to 70% off sale for Thanksgiving!!

Have a wonderful long weekend US friends and a successful reminder of the week to the rest of the world!

Love Always,

Marieta

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Favorite Korean Skin Care Products – Saranghae​ ​Review

Hello lovelies,

I know we typically talk about expressing yourself trough fashion here, however this week it is all about the part of our body that usually does not get an article of clothing to hide behind–our face! I recently partnered with the Korean Skin Care Company Saranghae and was offered to test their latest 5 Step Anti-Aging Routine. This opportunity could not have come at a better time! I have to admit–approaching a new decade is a bit scary, I believe in aging gracefully and would like how I feel on the inside to be reflected by how I look on the outside! In short, I could not wait to start pamper myself at home, while letting my face explore the benefits of Saranghae’s botanical ingredients.

OK, so how does this 5​ ​Step​ ​Routine work? Check out my video as well as the steps and advice below.

Saranghae Five-Step Routine, Korean Skincare, Saranghae Review, Holidays 2017 (7)Step1Saranghae Nourishing & Moisturizing Oil + Foam Cleanser – this cleanser combines none other but truffle extract & gold to prepare your face for the goodies to come after. Initially, I was a bit worried that it may not be sufficient to remove all the gunk from my face, so I would pre-wash it with water and soap to make sure my makeup is off. Then I decided to just give it a try and it sure does the trick all by itself–of course with the help of some warm water!

Saranghae Five-Step Routine, Korean Skincare, Saranghae Review, Holidays 2017 (6)Step2 – Now that your face is clean and ready to receive some pampering, you introduce the Saranghae Deep Radiance Essence + Serum. The first few times I applied this product to my face and neck–they both drunk it up as if there was no tomorrow!! Perhaps around day 5 my skin was trained not to hoard it in seconds.

Saranghae Five-Step Routine, Korean Skincare, Saranghae Review, Holidays 2017 (5)Step3 – Once you have given your skin a chance to absorb the serum, it is time for the Cellular Regeneration Cream. This cream is not thick in consistency, however it feels very rich and may even come across a bit oily. I find that only a small scoop is enough for my face and neck skin, so this cream would last me for a while.

Saranghae Five-Step Routine, Korean Skincare, Saranghae Review, Holidays 2017 (4)Step4 – Now that your face and neck have received moisture from step 2 and 3, the Focus Renewal Eye Cream gives special attention to the eyes. I feel like this product has helped my eyes appear brighter. I do have dark circles at times but have to report less so lately! I look forward to seeing the results once I am done with the full course of the routine.

Step5Saranghae Elemental Essence Mask – I have to admit, I have only used the mask once thus far, not for any other reasons but because it requires about 15-20 minutes and I truly have to do it when my little one is asleep or else I risk scaring her, haha! It did give me a very fresh feeling and provided enough product for me to rub into my neck and chest area after removing the sheet.

What worked for me best:

  1. Do the routine as soon as you come back from work – as a mama with a demanding full time job, I am generally pretty tired by the time I come home and want to see as much of my little bug as possible. However, I found that if I leave the routine “for later” I tend to fall asleep and skip it… So if you are a mama, involve your little one in the routine to make it fun for the two of you. I tend to make a silly song and give my bug a tad bit of the cream and she is one happy camper!
  2. If you cannot fit the mask into your evening  routine consider using it in the morning. Your face has already absorbed what it needs from the evening routine and is still clean and ready to receive the goodness of the Elemental Essence Mask.
  3. Don’t forget your neck – it is easy to concentrate on your face, but our neck is just as important and probably neglected more often.
  4. Be gentle – in applying all of these products use gentle movements, there is no need in “manning” the routine when a simple touch would do! 😉
  5. Have a hair band to keep the hair away from your face – you want all of your face to benefit and hair can only make that harder to achieve.

In summary, I have been using the Saranghae’s 5 Step Anti-Aging Routine for a little over 2 weeks and I am very happy to have dabbed in this Korean Skin Care pool of products! My skin feels fresh, and rejuvenated, well-moisturized and bright. Oh, and my mom told me it felt super soft after pinching my cheek the other day–YES, she still does that, hehe! I look forward to finishing the course and seeing the full results of this 5​ ​Step​ ​Routine!

Here is a bit more about Saranghae:
“Saranghae is an award winning Korean 5 Step Anti-Aging skin care routine that heals, regenerates and protects your skin. Saranghae’s focus on natural ingredients and highly effective products has helped them become the fastest growing Korean skin care brand in the United States. For more information please visit: www.lovesaranghae.com
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Love Always,

Marieta