Red Dress is All You Need

I always thought that red is not my color… that, no matter what shade of red I’m wearing, it just does not look good on me. Because of that, I had only a few red garments in my closet for many years, and didn’t wear them often at all.

Well, this red dress from ZARA proved me wrong. Red is a very attractive color, especially when paired with black! I like how this color gives life to the outfit, and of course makes the dress the main focal point of the whole look. Thanks to the very high black heels by Jessica Simpson, the dress doesn’t look baggy and I look tall! -)

Here is another best part… the MidoriLinea bracelets! They add a sophisticated and delicate touch to the look, making it perfection.

Visit Midori Linea by Sakura, and see their beautiful handmade jewelry from handchains, bracelets, earrings to trendy chokers.

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Red Dress from ZARA

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Black and White Outfit with Overall

I love pencil skirts, and have them in many colors in my closet. I prefer pairing them with dressy tops, blazers, and even t-shirts. Pencil skirt can dress up any look, especially if worn with high heels, or it can be dress down when pairing with sneakers.

Today I am wearing a pencil skirt, but as an overall. The overall is from ASOS (similar here), the heels are by Jessica Simpson, the white top is from Dillards and the jewelry is from Ettika.

A special promotion from Ettika.

Buy any piece of jewelry using CODE: olyacreative, and get 15% OFF.

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If You Own a Cat, Read This

My post today is a little different from the ones I’ve been writing, as today I will write about my cat…to be more specific, I will write about something that’s important to have if you own a cat. -)

LitterGenie

If you are a cat’s owner, you know how odor from soiled cat litter can take over your home. Litter Genie® brings you a hassle-free compact cat litter disposal system. The Litter Genie® Pail holds up to two weeks of cat litter (for one cat) and with the seven-layer refill bags, it helps lock stinky germs and odors away too. So, you can forget about those constant trips to the trash!

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I love this product! It’s basically “Diaper Genie” for cats.

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Simple design that allows you to scoop away waste without any smells! And then carry it out to the trash whenever it’s full. Comes with a tube of plastic bag which are also sold as refills.

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The more scooping you have to do, the more you will appreciate this system and love it as much as I do.

Litter Genie® is available in Petco, Pet Smart, Target, Walmart, Amazon.com, Chewy.com and other retailers where pet products are sold.

You can also find Litter Genie on facebook, instagram, and twitter.

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Spring Renewal with Jan Marini’s most recent product launch, Hyla3D!

A few weeks ago, I got Hyla3D skincare product in my mail. I was very excited to try it out!

Hyla3D is Jan Marini’s most recent product that takes a 3-dimensional approach to restore skin’s hydration, youthful volume, smoothness, and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Jan Marini Hyla3D

I started using it routinely twice a day in the morning and in the evening. In the morning, I wash my face and moisturize it. Then it’s time for Hyla3D! I only use 2-3 pumps to apply it to my entire face and neck.

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When in the evening, I apply it after all my makeup is off and my face is well moisturized. My skin feels great, as the product absorbs quickly and doesn’t dry it.

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So far I am happy with the product, but I am not done using it. It looks like the more I use it, the more results I get. -)

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“Locate a Spring Renewal National Event and enter for a chance to win weekly prizes!”

Thank you Jan Marini for letting me try this great skincare product!

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Necklace as an Inspiration

This beautiful necklace from Ettika was my inspiration to style the elegant and feminine look I wore today. This unique-style necklace made me think of the midi skirt I bought from ASOS a while ago, but had no idea what to wear it with. So, for whatever reason, I felt like these two items would go together perfectly. I hope I was right! -)

Ettika Necklace as an Inspiration

The Ettika necklace is so pretty! You will see me wearing it quite often, as it goes with so many looks. Visit Ettika online store to see an amazing collection of jewelry they have. There is lots of amazing pieces to choose from.

Even better, if you decide to buy this necklace or anything else you like from their collection, I give you a special code to get 15% OFF of your purchase!!! It’s even better isn’t it?! -)

The code isolyacreative (15% OFF)

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I wore:

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Ole Henriksen Balance Kit Review

After receiving and trying this full size kit from Ole Henrikson (received through Influenster), I have written my honest review in this post about each one of the three products received. The kit includes the Balance Oil Control Cleanser, Balance Oil Control Tone, and Balance Oil Control Hydrator.

IMG_9882   First of all, I love the sleek and modern packaging the products came in, and that shade of green is my favorite. It’s earthy and fresh. -)

Ole Henriksen Balancing Force™ Oil Control Toner

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The toner is great. The minty scent gives you the refreshing and cooling sense.

When applying it, you feel a little bit of tingling sensation, but it’s not an uncomfortable feeling, it just feels like the toner is doing its job. It tightens up your face and minimizes pores and blackheads. I definitely see noticeable improvements on my face. My pores are almost invisible on my nose! -)

My skin feels cleaner and smoother after applying it!

 Ole Henriksen Find Your Balance™ Oil Control Cleanser

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The cleanser has a creamy consistency that forms into a gentle lather when applied to a damp face. At first my skin feels cool and tingly for a couple of minutes, and then the minty scent has a cooling effect which feels extremely revitalizing. My skin feels fresh and clean after I use this. I like how it doesn’t leave my face overly dry, instead it makes it feel very smooth. I highly recommend this cleanser!

Ole HenriksenCounter Balance™ Oil Control Hydrator

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This hydrator is my favorite product of them all. I love how my skin feels light and just smooth. It absorbs super quickly, so you don’t have to worry about getting moisturizer everywhere if you put it on before bed. It also doesn’t make my skin feel oily, instead it has a perfect matte finish. I love the minty smell of the toner, as well as the other two products. I find it cooling and very refreshing. This moisturizer is very pleasant to use.

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It was amazing to be able to try all these three products for free through Influenster. I am excited to continue using them!

#OleGlow #Sponsored  @inflenster

GIVEAWAY! Win All 4 Products from The Hush collection!…and the Winner Is…

Have you read my previous post? Did you like the result? …

Then it’s time to try out the product for yourself!

Insta Giveaway

Participate in my GIVEAWAY for a chance to WIN all 4 products from the HUSH Collection!

The GIVEAWAY is on Instagram!

To ENTER, follow a few very easy steps:

  1. Follow me on instagram! @olyacreative
  2. Like my Giveaway photo!
  3. Tag your friend in the comments!

That’s ALL!

Hurry! The giveaway ends in 2 days!

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Thank you All who participated in this Giveaway!!! We have the WINNER!

It’s Ashley @ashanderson316 

Winner  for SoCozy

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SoCozy’s NEW Sensitive Hair Care Products for Kids

Look what we found at Target a few weeks ago!!! Let me tell you why I was so excited about these products. -)

SoCozy Hair Products

My daughter’s hair has always been on the dry side. As she was growing up, and her hair was getting longer, we learned that it needed some extra conditioning. And so we are always on the lookout for the hair products that are specifically made for dry hair and sensitive scalp. That’s why I was so excited to see SoCozy brand, the salon-quality hair care products developed for kids, at Target. Their new HUSH collection by SoCozy is designed to treat dry hair for children with sensitive skin. It includes HUSH Sensitive Scalp Serum, Sensitive Foam, Sensitive 2in1, and Sensitive Detangler.

Here is what my daughter’s hair looks like very morning after she brushes it. Obviously, it needs some conditioning. So, let’d start testing the HUSH collection, and see if it does what it promises.

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First, we used the Sensitive Scalp Serum. It’s a non-greasy, leave-in formula that helps calm an irritated scalp, while reducing dry flakes.

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The best way to use it is to part her hair in small sections, apply directly to scalp and massage gently.

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Then I sprayed it with the detangler. I am very impressed how well conditioned, smooth and soft her hair was. It was very easy to brush through.

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I could definitely see the benefits of using it every morning. It will get the tangles out with no problem. See the result below.

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Next, we washed her hair with the shampoo+conditioner.

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The brush on the tube was a nice feature for applying shampoo on her hair.

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The product foamed very nicely as we worked it through her hair.

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However, when my daughter rinsed it out, it didn’t just feel dry…it looked dry. As you see on the photo, her hair still needed some conditioning.

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To be fair, I have to mention again that my daughter’s scalp and her hair always needed extra conditioning. For whatever reason, the product made little difference for her hair.

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To fix the problem, we immediately sprayed the detangler on it, and again it worked its magic. Her hair became soft and easy to brush.

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To make her hair looking fuller and to add more volume, I used Sensitive Styling Foam.

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I let it dry naturally, and really loved the end result. Judge for yourself!

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To summarize my review, I will definitely be buying SoCozy detangler, foam, and scalp serum in the future. All these products work very well with dry hair. Each one of them contributed to my daughter’s hair looking softer, shinier, and healthier. I strongly recommend all three of these products.

However, I can’t say the same about the shampoo+conditioner, as it didn’t work for my daughter’s hair. It may work well with your kid’s hair, but that’s just my experience. And, keep in mind, her hair is really dry.

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If you like the result, get ready to participate in a GIVEAWAY very soon!!! The WINNER will be getting all 4 hair products from HUSH Collection! Watch out for my next post! -) 

(Sponsored post, but the opinion is mine and honest)

Dressy Casual StreetStyle

If you follow my posts, you know by now that I like playing with different styles…mixing and matching dressy and comfortable, expensive and cheap…it’s my fun and creative way to dress up that somehow when all put together makes it looks stylish and complete. It’s like a game!

Today I am layering a black dressy top and a military jacket with a tan pencil skirt. Heels, clutch, and curls add a feminine touch.

Dressy Casual StreetStyle

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Sharing with you a similar outfit layout:

Dressy Casual Streetstyle

 


Print blouse
rotita.com

Winser London beige skirt
$110 – johnlewis.com

Rupert Sanderson leather pumps
$215 – fashionette.co.uk

River Island beige handbag
$18 – riverisland.com

Office Look

I stay home most of the time, as I home-school my kids, and am very happy to do so! -) However, somehow my closet includes many office-style outfits. Pencil skirts are one of my favorite garments, and it’s one of the main pieces that creates a perfect office-style look.1 (2).fMjpgIMG_6859f

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My Office Look Layout

Office Look

 


Helen McAlinden brown pencil skirt
$95 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Pointy toe shoes
rosegal.com

Furla top handle handbag
$430 – fashionette.co.uk

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