La Mer. Is the high price tag worth it?



I don’t believe hype. I believe results. Specially when the product comes with such a high price tag (310$+tax). I have combination skin (oily T-zone), acne, and now wrinkles. I have tried so many products for acne with various moisturizers (prescription and over the counter) with no results. Either the moisturizers caused me to breakout or left even more shine. Out of sheer desperation, I tried a sample of La Mer moisturizing gel for two weeks. I was impressed right away with the initial results. It felt hydrating and soothing when I applied it to my skin. My skin seemed softer and had a bit of a glow almost right away. After a week of use I noticed my dry patches and texture issues were improving. My adult acne and redness also improved. I decided to purchase The Moisturizing Gel Cream in a full size. It really turned out to be a miracle product for my skin.


If you always wanted to purchase La Mer product but was not sure, I can say for sure that La Mer the moisturizing gel cream worth every cent.



The Refining Facial does everything it promises. Leaves behind a rich moisture barrier because of the beautiful oils it contains. A lot of other facial buffers are really harsh and make microtears in the skin. Particularly coffee scrubs and nut-based scrubs! This La Mer facial buffer is very gentle, it smells amazing, and your face feels fresh, not scoured or red. Definitely worth the seemingly steep price (95$+tax) because you use so little each time. I only use it twice a week. I’ve recently become a La Mer convert and I’m loving the newest addition to my collection!

Tip: I leave it on to dry for 5-10 minutes and it comes off so easily. My skin is left feeling smoother and looking brighter and more awake than ever!

“investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. it will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.”

Can moving make you happier?

I was always curious as to what others think about this issue. There are many people out there who become sick and tired of living in the same place for years and years, and eventually decide that they want to move to become happier, as if it will solve their problems for good.


With parts of the United States approaching record snowfall this season, there are probably thousands of people at this very second questioning whether the bad weather is making them miserable. At first glance, it certainly seems like terrible weather should have a significant impact on emotional wellbeing. After all, who wants to freeze their toes off, shovel their car out from under the snow, and be stuck indoors for days on end? So, I ask, does moving to a new place usually solve one’s problems and make them happier?


From my experience, the answer is yes. I was born in Russia, and since my childhood, I knew that I did’t belong there. Don’t get me wrong, I love the country where I was born and grew up. I’m thankful for all opportunities that it gave me, but sometimes you just don’t feel 100% happy. So after I moved to Chicago my happiness level increased but only for a short amount of time.



When I moved from Chicago to Florida, I knew I’d miss a lot of things about living on the Midwest. After all, I was leaving behind my friends, good memories, and my beloved city life. But if there was one part of leaving Chicago that I was most excited about, it was definitely the change in weather. You see, I’m not what you’d call a “winter person.” So when the time came to leave the snow and ice behind and settle in under some palm trees along the beach, it seemed like an easy trade to make.



The place where you are living doesn’t make us happy, but it helps when you move to a sunny, healthy, developing and clean place. Staying in the same space without change creates boredom and boredom is the beginning of all problems. Staying active and involved in the community and being open to other cultures helps with happiness levels. Moving to a new place away from a place that reminds you of bad experiences helps a lot. Change is the essence of life, look at yourself in the mirror and you will see life change everyday. Never forget, wherever you will go you will take yourself with you. Don’t move to run away from your problems, solve them first and start from the beginning! Good luck! xoxo


Dress: French Connection

Sunnies: Gucci

Flats: Adrienne Vittadini

Michael Kors The Gold Fragrance Collection.


Michael Kors announces the next chapter of the Michael Kors Collection fragrances: The Gold Collection. Each of the three individual scents was designed to reflect the opulence and luxury of the highly prized metal- from white, to 24K, to rose gold.

Why gold? Because it embodies the luxe glamour of the Michael Kors woman and has become a hallmark of Michael’s world- from lustrous fabrics and sun-kissed skin to high-shine hardware and gilded jewelry.

“There is nothing sexier than a woman with a beautiful glow after an amazing vacation- and nothing complements that glow better than shimmering gold jewelry and a hint of fragrance that feels just as opulent and glamorous.” – Michael Kors



The three distinctive fragrances at the heart of this collection were each carefully chosen and constructed with the Michael Kors woman in mind, offering a scent for every occasion, mood and personal aesthetic.

  • WHITE LUMINOUS GOLD: Sparkling and sensuous, White Luminous Gold is an intoxicating burst of pear, jasmine and amber in a bright and exotic signature.
  • 24K BRILLIANT GOLD: Feminine and seductive, 24K Brilliant Gold shimmers with orange mandarin, voluptuous florals and a rousing spark of woodiness.
  • ROSE RADIANT GOLD: Tantalizing and hypnotic, Rose Radiant Gold entices with a spotlight on sparkling fruits, textured with a charming femininity of rich florals and soft musks.

Michael Kors The Gold Collection Fragrances

I am a big fan of Michael Kors in general, and I was very excited about the collaboration with such an amazing brand. Honestly, I never tried Michael Kors fragrance collections before. For the fall season, I chose for myself 24K Brilliant Gold and I was absolutely amazed. Citrus and wood scents make me fill so cozy, feminine and confident. Now I use it every day. It is suitable any season and occasion! If you are like me and never tried it before please give it a chance and  you will be satisfied. You can get it at any beauty store and