A Little La Mer, A Lot of Kora



Two posts in one day?  Like Regina George said, “What is happening to the world?”

While I had planned to watch Netflix for the rest of the afternoon after coming home from work, I decided to do a face mask instead and then felt inspired to create content for GGS.  There is something about beauty products that really inspires me, whether it be the packaging or the scent of all of the good-for-you organic ingredients, I absolutely love them.  Especially with Kora Organics, where there is a positive word on the back of each product and all of the products are filtered through rose quartz crystal.  According to the Kora Organics website, “Rose quartz is pink-coloured crystal gemstone that is believed to carry a very gentle, soothing energy to encourage self-love, self-esteem and forgiveness. It is also said to have vibrations that can help heal and protect the heart. By incorporating rose quartz as an ingredient, we hope to infuse a vibration of self-love into all our products.”

This Summer, I am planning on shopping around to find healing and meditative crystals that I can keep on my bathroom counter, bedside table, and in my purse.  I really believe in their healing properties and their ability to shift energy.  Do any of you use crystals?

I am also sharing a peak onto my bathroom counter today, with a few mini samples of La Mer and a lot of Kora Organics products.  Last night, I finally finished unpacking all of my beauty products (since moving out of my dorm last week, I had been living out of travel cosmetic bags).  In the picture, I have applied their Hydrating Mask, which you can read my full review of here.

Thank you for stopping by!

Carly xx


Kora Organics Hydrating Mask



One of my favorite things to do to relax is put on a face mask, and the Kora Organics Hydrating Mask has been my tried and true favorite for years.  While the bottle says to let the mask set for 5-10 minutes, I love leaving mine on for hours while I drink a cup of tea and read or watch a movie.  It is my favorite kind of “me time,” and taking this time out to not think about homework, or the little things that I sometimes let get to me, always leaves me feeling happier and centered.  I talk about Kora Organics again and again, simply because it is my favorite line of skincare and their products are an integral part of my everyday self-care routine.  They’ve recently changed the look of some of their products, as well as redesigned their website.  In addition to that, I noticed the prices have been lowered, making the products so much more affordable (and me a very happy college student).

The Kora Organics Hydrating Mask contains Noni Extract, vitamins, and minerals to clean, hydrate, restore, and protect the skin.  This mask has really made a difference in my skin, especially when it comes to preventing irritation from environmental factors.  I see a noticeable difference when I am using the Hydrating Mask on a regular basis, and it leaves my skin incredibly smooth and fresh feeling.

In this post, I also chose to include a picture of the back of the product, because the different positive words on each Kora Organics product are a part of why I believe they make such a huge difference in my skin (besides the lovely, certified organic formulations of course).  The positive words are inspiring and uplifting, and remind me that self-love plays an important role in the care of your skin.

❤ Positive words = positive energy

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, and I would love to know if any of you decide to try the Hydrating Mask!

Much love,

Carly xx

Diary: my weekend and Sunday evening routine



Hi, I hope you all had a lovely weekend!  On Saturday, I went to barre class in the morning, and then went to work in the afternoon.  I feel so lucky to be able to work in a beautiful gift shop!  My mom and I decided to get an early start on Sunday so that we could check out the Anniversary Sale at Nordstrom and grab a late brunch.

After shopping, I went to another barre class (I love barre!).  By Sunday evening, I couldn’t wait to do a little skin prep for the week ahead.  I’ve shared before how much I love to do a face mask every Sunday night, but I realized yesterday that I forgot to emphasize a very important step: exfoliating!  Before I apply a face mask, I always always always use the Kora Organics Exfoliating Cream to create a smooth canvas.  It is a must have product!

❤ Sensitive Skin Tip: For beautiful hands, use this exfoliator on your hands before applying moisturizer.

This week, I used the Kora Organics Hydrating Mask.  I am currently out of the full size product, which explains why it is not pictured above.  Usually, I have sample packets of my favorite products, and luckily I happened to have a sample of the Hydrating Mask! ❤

I left the mask on for quite a long time, because I find it to be so much more relaxing that way.  Generally, I leave the mask on while I watch my favorite Sunday night tv shows!  Reality tv is my guilty pleasure, and right now both Keeping Up With the Kardashians and The Real Housewives of New Jersey air on Sunday nights.

 After my shows are over, I remove the mask and apply my Kora Organics Soothing Day and Night Cream and then the Kora Organics Luxurious Rosehip Oil overtop to lock in all of the nourishing ingredients.

I would love to know if you decide to try any of these products!  Please leave your comments below, and thank you so much for reading. ❤

xo, Carly