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

February Letter


Cheer to February: the month of love, and the month that incorporates two of my favorite colors (pink and red of course!).

These last couple weeks have been a whirlwind, but I cannot wait to blog this month.  I have received a few requests for a post about organic beauty products on a budget, and this month I will be sharing all of my organic tips, tricks, and favorite wallet friendly products. In addition to that, I will be sharing a couple projects that I have been working on recently.

This is just a small peek into what’s in store this February, but I have much planned to share.  And in the photo for today’s  post is a glimpse into my world as of late: reading, keeping up with my New Year promise to take care of myself by using organic beauty products like Kora, and a fashion illustration I drew and then painted with watercolors.  I have known that I want to be a fashion designer for a few years now, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized just how much I love creating fashion illustrations.  Have any of you discovered a new interest recently?

Much love,

Carly xx

Three Things


Happy Friday beauties!  I cannot believe it has been a week since my last post.  Time really does fly by, but at the same time, here in Savannah the weather is so beautiful that time seems like it is standing still.  To walk through the park in January and see flowers blooming or wear sundresses before Easter is something I have only dreamed of.  I love warm weather, and feel so grateful that I get to attend college is such a lovely city.

There are three things that I want to share with all of you today.  The first is an affirmation that I love and find so inspiring, perfect to take you through the rest of the first month of the new year.

❤ “I am grateful for everybody and everything in my life!  I am so blessed with abundance, joy, health, and contentment.”  – Miranda Kerr

In addition to the affirmation card pictured, I also have the two Kora Organics products that came in a gift set I received for Christmas.  If you’ve read my blog before, then you know how much I love the Kora Organics Vitamin Enhanced Lip Balm.  And now, I have the most adorable compact mirror to carry alongside it.  I have found that when I feel enthusiastic about the little things, I feel more grateful for them.

Thank you so much for reading,

Carly xx