May 22, 2015

If You Are Missing My Planner Posts...

If you follow my Instagram, you know that I have been a bit obsessed with planner things lately! It's a fun and creative way to stay organized which I love. Planner posts were starting to take over my blog, so I have started a separate YouTube channel specifically for all planner-related things! Follow it over here and subscribe if you are obsessed as I am!

May 13, 2015

Current Skincare Routine

I've never had very problematic skin because my skin is normal and I have good genes (thanks mom!), but this is my routine to upkeep my skin and to prevent future problems. I don't want to have a billion different products since I am still trying to minimize the amount of things in my life, so a lot of the same products are used day and night.

I wash my face every night with the scrub and occasionally in the morning. After washing my face, I use the toner on a cotton pad. In the morning I put on my moisturizer after toning, but at night I put on my moisturizer after applying the serum with my hands. After I added serum to my routine, I could definitely see that my skin has become softer and more even. I apply eye cream after the serum and moisturizer in the evening (but this is a sample size, so looking for any eye cream recommendations!). I try to use the mask at least once a week, but I do want to find another one that is better at clearing my pores.

Let me know if you have any skincare recommendations or favorites!

May 11, 2015

Another Striped Spring Outfit

{striped shirt || denim shorts || statement earrings -- sign up for Rocksbox with the code "rachelmarkblogxoxo" for your first month free! || gold watch || apricot purse || lace-up sandals || oversized sunglasses || peachy lip gloss || liquid eye liner || coral blush}

There's something about striped shirts and denim shorts that make me think a good way. To feminize this look, I love wearing statement earrings and a girly purse. With simple outfits I also love to up the makeup with some cute pink blush and an almost natural looking shiny lip. Of course, with a Parisian inspired outfit like this one, winged eyeliner is a must. And sunnies are necessary to top off every Spring/Summer look.

What are you wearing this Spring?

May 5, 2015

Rocksbox Review: Premium Jewelry Subscription

I would say that my style is pretty basic. I usually wear wear the same pieces or similar outfits everyday because if I know what I like and what looks good on me, I won't stray far from it. Of course, this gets boring and repetitive after a while, so I always switch up my looks with different pieces of jewelry. One day I'll throw on a statement necklace and another day I'll wear some huge earrings. Either way, jewelry is super important to my style because it completes my outfits. Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription service that gives me the option to switch up my jewelry (and my outfits) with high quality pieces at amazing prices.

Rocksbox reached out to me to try out their monthly jewelry subscription. For only $19 a month you get designer pieces of jewelry mailed to you with the option to buy the pieces at discounted prices. Like most subscription services, you take a style quiz and then a stylist picks out jewelry pieces suited to you. In my box this month, I got two pairs of earrings and a delicate necklace.

I love how everything came packaged: it was like opening a little present! I love that the envelope was reusable and that the return shipping label was included because shipping is just a hassle that you don't have to deal with. All of the jewelry comes in individual care bags and packaged in pretty tissue paper. The box comes with a little card with your name on it with information inside about what pieces you received and how much you can buy them for through Rocksbox.

The most unique thing about this service is that you can try these pieces for as long as you'd like (keeping in mind that you will still be billed monthly). You can even send your pieces back as much as you want and they'll send out new pieces back out right away! Every piece that you receive is also thoroughly cleaned and sanitized (important for me since I got two earrings!) and inspected to avoid damage. If you find something you really love, then you can keep it and just send back what you don't want after marking your card! I'm debating on keeping my Perry Street Kara earrings ;)

Rocksbox was kind enough to give me a promo code for you all to try your first month free! Use the code "rachelmarkblogxoxo" when you sign up! Check out more FAQ here and let me know what pieces you try!

April 30, 2015

April '15 Favorites

Here are some new fashion and stationery things that I've been loving in April (and March). I haven't gotten any new things beauty-wise because I've been spending more money on my planner things... I've also been investing in my Spring 2015 capsule wardrobe since I basically started from scratch.

When I went on vacation to Florida in March, I lived in these three pieces (all in my capsule!) A sheer white shirt is the perfect casual but put together piece and this particular shirt has a wrap front and a long back creating a very flattering silhouette. Stripes are my go-to pattern anytime of the year, so this striped t-shirt dress was the perfect addition to my Spring wardrobe. Since I obviously do not wear a lot of color, I went for a fun bright bikini to sport on my beach trips. This one is a pushup enhancing your body subtly, but still super comfortable.

Of course I had to include some of my favorite planner things. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I am in love with planning and decorating my planner. These are a few shops and items that I've been loving recently so check them out! I did mention my new Erin Condren Life Planner before, but hopefully I'll have a detailed review of it up soon! (Use my link to sign up to get $10 off your first order!)

You all know that I love my planner stickers and KarolinasKrafts has a huge and amazing selection of them! I love using stickers in my planners because its a visual representation of what I'm doing or need to do for the day and they're also just super cute! Karolina was sweet enough to give me a coupon code for you all!

Use the code RACHMARK to get 10% off of any order over $10!

Some pretty new desk accessories never fail to brighten my day. I love this huge 20 oz. tumbler because it helps me drink more water and is also adorable. I've gotten a lot of questions and compliments about my floral keyboard cover and I got it on eBay for a few bucks!

Hope you enjoyed my monthly favorites!