FOSTER GRANT SUNGLASSES: HOT TRENDS FOR $20

Hi. I’m super excited to share my recent collab with Foster Grant sunglasses. I’ve always had trouble finding sunnies that fit my face because 1) I’m petite, 2) I’m Asian (blessed with a nonexistent [ie, FLAT] nose bridge and round face 🙄), and 3) I’m picky! But this summer I’ve gotten kind of obsessed with these Foster Grants because the fit and the price are just right.

I received four gorgeous pairs of Foster Grant sunglasses, which all have a different shape, fit, and style. I was surprised that they all fit me perfectly. I’m including info about the size of the sunglasses too (which I pulled directly from the FG website).

Foster Grant sunglasses styles

Heidi ($20)

Eye size: 52
Bridge size: 19.5
Temple length: 138

foster grant sunglasses heidi pink

I love the Heidi shades. The semi-rimless pink frames are perfect for summer and the rosy copper-colored lenses look great with metallic accessories. These shades are lightweight yet sturdy and provide 100% protection from UVA/UVB radiation, which a lot of other popularly priced sunnies do not! Don’t risk your eye health!

And hooray for adjustable nosepads! They fit perfectly and are so comfortable.

pink wall summer outfit foster grant sunglasses

Tyra ($20)

Bridge size: 22.3
Temple length: 141.5

I’ve never worn sunglasses with this type of fully round shape or bold style before. And when I first saw the Tyra sunnies I wasn’t so sure they were right for me. But I was so wrong…as these are now definitely one of my faves. I also received a lot of terrific comments about them on Instagram! ☺️ Thank you, thank you, thank you… *bows*

foster grant sunglasses tyra

The round black frames are super elegant, especially with the gold accents at the bridge and temples. These are the perfect shades for an elevated look. I can hardly believe the price too.

black shirt floral shorts outfit

These frames are also very lightweight, but sturdy. They are scratch resistant and yep, they block out harmful rays too.

Foster Grant sunglasses Tyra

Feeling super fancy in the Tyra shades.

CB 24 ($20)

Eye size: 49
Bridge size: 21
Temple length: 135

The tortoise shell CB 24 are small, cute, and boho. These are the lightest and thinnest of the bunch, which make them comfortable to wear, and easy to carry inside my mini Chloe bag when I’m indoors. Not sure why these don’t have a supermodel name, but I’ll just pretend CB is a reminder for fits in Chloe bag…

foster grant sunglasses tortoise round CB 24

I love the rosiness of the mirrored lenses. I also like that the lenses are round, but not completely circular like full-on hippie glasses.

floral top black shorts outfit foster grant cb 24

A little bit boho. Always city chic.

CF 22 ($20)

Eye size: 53
Bridge size: 20
Temple length: 150

foster grant sunglasses cf 22

Another one of my faves! These CF 22 Foster Grant sunglasses are super cool because the frames are clear and the lenses are flat and mirrored. Oh, so futuristic, I love them.

I like wearing these with my streetstyle looks, activewear, and messy bun/ponytails. Even though they don’t have adjustable nosepads, they fit me without resting uncomfortably on my cheeks (I was shocked and super duper pleased).

These particular frames were featured in Elle, Cosmo, and Marie Claire, and now they’re sold out ☹️. But don’t worry, I’ll link to a very similar style below.

foster grant sunglasses cf 22 clear

Thanks for stopping by and supporting my new obsession! You really can’t beat these prices for this kind of style and UV protection.

And huge thanks to Foster Grant sunglasses for sponsoring this post.*

Be sure to use code FG020 for 20% off your purchase at Foster Grant!

Heidi
Tyra
CB 24
CF 22 (sold out; similar here)

*This was a paid sponsorship.

 

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Category: FASHION


REVIEW: DECORTE SLIM & FIRM CONCENTRATE MULTI-ACTION FACE MASK

Although turning 40 has been pretty awesome so far, I have to admit I’ve been forced (by nature) to be more conscious about taking better care of my skin. Today I’m talking about the Decorte Slim & Firm Concentrate Multi-Action Face Mask that I received for testing purposes from Decorte and Preen.me.

decorte slim & firm concentrate multi-action face mask

I had heard of Decorte and knew it mostly as a “luxury” skincare line (it’s sold exclusively at Saks), and it wasn’t until I held the products in my hand and saw the labeling that I realized this is a Japanese beauty line. Yay, I’m a fan of the ingredients and technology Asian skincare brands are using these days. The box that I received contained the following:

Decorte Clean & Pure Foam Wash ($55)
Decorte Slim & Firm Concentrate Mask ($35)
Decorte Vi-Fusion Essence Serum ($180)

Decorte Vi-Fusion Essence Serum

I was excited to receive the entire regimen, since I thought that I was just going to be testing the sheet masks only. I couldn’t wait to try the Decorte Vi-Fusion Serum. It’s a watery serum that promises to strengthen, regenerate, and empower the skin by forming a breathable barrier to retain moisture and increase resilience. As directed, I applied 2 to 3 pumps on my face and neck on clean, dry skin morning and night.

decorte vi fusion essence serum

I actually really like this product. It makes my face look really smooth, dewy, and even glassy. And my pores appear smaller. Immediately after applying it, my skin feels tight and protected. If I happen to skip on it for a night, I feel like I’m missing something. This is a great adjunct to my normal routine.

Decorte Slim & Firm Concentrate Multi-Action Face Mask

Before using the Decorte Slim & Firm Concentrate Multi-Action Face Mask, it’s important to know that this sheet mask comes in two pieces–the upper mask in the gold package and the lower mask in the black package. It’s easiest to remove both masks from their wrappers (with dry hands!) first. The top mask is easy to apply, and stays in place very well. The bottom mask has these extensions for your chin and neck areas. Make sure to pull the extensions up toward your jaw to get some lift and to cover your neck as much as possible. I found that the extensions don’t really stay in place unless you’re lying down.

Here’s a quick video (my first vid! thanks for watching! 🙂) that Eddie shot of me demonstrating how I applied the mask:

This mask is extremely hydrating. The serum treatment is thick and a little bit sticky. I kept the mask on for 15 minutes (I wanted to keep it on longer for maximum effects, but I had things to do around the house).

My skin felt so hydrated, supple, and smooth. This treatment has been recommended to use to liven up your skin before an event, and I can see why. I was glad to use it as my newly-40 skin booster. I would especially recommend this if you have dry skin.

Decorte Clean & Pure Foam Wash

And finally, just a few quick words about the Decorte Clean & Pure Foam Wash. My everyday face wash is Clean & Clear ($5), so when I get a chance to use a high-end cleanser, I tend to love it. But I’m not so sure I love this one for summer time. It contains the same ingredients as the Vi-Fusion serum, and it’s very hydrating. Maybe a bit too hydrating and conditioning for my type of skin. My face tends to dry out during winter time so I think I’ll hold on to this until the cold season, when my skin really needs that extra moisture boost.

Overall, this is a very effective, luxurious, and extremely hydrating treatment regimen. I would definitely recommend this for skin that needs a boost after too much sun exposure, before an important event, or for winter moisturization. Big thanks to Decorte and Preen.me for generously sponsoring this post!

 


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Category: BEAUTY


NAVY FLORAL ROMPER AND ARMY VEST C/O MODCLOTH

Hello. I hope you guys are doing awesome. I’ve been doing great…you know, enjoying being 40 and all 🤗. I’m so excited to talk about my outfit collaboration with ModCloth, and to share how I styled out this cute navy floral romper that I received from them.

navy floral romper and army vest outfit

navy floral romper modcloth

Honestly, I haven’t worn a romper or jumpsuit since I was in elementary school. I see them all over the blogosphere and they are almost always cute, sexy, and youthful, I just always figured them to be hugely inconvenient when having to go to the ladies’ room. But the truth is, there’s really nothing to it (just takes a few extra seconds). So if I’m not at the bar chugging pints of beer and having to pee every 10 minutes, then a romper works out just fine for me. A whole new world of cute outfits just opened up for me.

The navy floral romper that I chose is so pretty and feminine, and the sleeves have this really cute ruffle detail. I wanted to add a little bit of an edge to the entire look so I decided to layer up with an army vest (also provided by ModCloth) and camo belt.

navy floral romper and army vest modcloth

I’m wearing the navy floral romper in size XS, but selected the army vest in size XXS. I wanted the vest to be a more fitted layer, and it worked out perfectly. I love how ModCloth offers a full range of sizes (XXS to 4XL), compared to most other retailers. It’s so rare to see pieces offered in size XXS, and even rarer when the pieces fit true to size and can accommodate all of our beautiful body shapes and sizes.

navy floral romper modcloth

ModCloth wasn’t a brand or site that I was too familiar with, but after spending a lot more time browsing their web, I can see it being a go-to for vintage-inspired dresses for all occasions, work tops, and swimsuits. So fun to mix and match their colorful pieces and pretty patterns.

navy floral romper army vest outfit modcloth

pink triangle necklace

I finished off the look with a handcrafted pink enamel necklace by Beijo Brasil.

chloe marcie bag and side-split boots

These side-split booties are the perfect Jeffrey Campbell dupes. I wear them all the time.

Huge thanks to ModCloth for sponsoring this post!

Romper :: c/o ModCloth (also available in black but I prefer the navy!)
Utility vest :: c/o ModCloth
Necklace :: Beijo Brasil c/o ModCloth
Shoes :: Found ’em on Amazon
Bag :: Chloe (my birthday gift from Eddie! ♥️  See my cost-conscious picks below!)



BOHO LACE DRESS: BIRTHDAY OUTFIT (MY 40th!)

Having such a fun and busy birthday weekend, that I’m finally getting around to posting my birthday outfit–this really pretty Free People-style boho lace dress.

I scrambled online at the last minute to find a dress to wear to my birthday dinner. I checked ASOS (my usual go-to for petite-sized dresses), but I didn’t see anything that I liked. So I turned to the best place for a large selection of dresses, and the fastest shipping–Amazon.

Birthday outfit Boho lace dress r.vivimos

A while ago I saw a lady’s Instagram post that said something like, “Women over 30 should not wear mini-skirts.” That’s utter hogwash to me. I seriously was so happy to find a dress short enough to show some leg on my short 5’1″ frame.

Birthday outfit Boho lace dress r.vivimos

Just recently I started opening up to wearing more boho-style trends. And I have to say I love the flowiness and the feminine free spirit of the style.

I love the details on this boho lace dress. The upper part of the dress is all lace, so I wore a black bralette for appropriate coverage. There’s also lace at the upper part of the skirt at the waist, so I wore black slip-shorts underneath the dress. It looks purplish in the photos, but the color I selected and received is brown. It also comes in black, orange, pink, and white…and they all look beautiful. Especially for $24.99!

Free People style boho lace dress r.vivimons

My favorite detail on the dress is the choker neckline.

lace sleeve and chloe marcie bag

Also love the pretty bell sleeves.

boho lace dress

It feels crazy weird and also pretty darn great to turn 40. As I mentioned on IG, I felt as though I needed to hide my real age when I first started style blogging. But after a while, you realize there’s no point in it if you can’t show your true self. So yes, I’m totally embracing the start of this new decade. And thanks to all who left me the sweetest comments and compliments (and if you weren’t pulling my leg about wanting “beauty secrets”…I have none…but I do have a Beauty page.) ☺️

boho lace dress

Thanks so much for reading!

Boho lace dress :: R.Vivimos
Bralette :: Similar here
Bag :: Chloe (Budget-savvy choice here)
Shoes :: Givenchy
(Or shop preowned Givenchy sandals and save big!)
Slip shorts :: Similar here



BROOK & YORK JEWELRY: PERSONALIZED NAMEPLATE CHOKER AND BAR NECKLACE

Hi! Hope you guys are doing great. I’m enjoying the fantastic summer heat and gearing up for my birthday. Yay. I wanted to share a couple of new pieces that I received from Brook & York Jewelry, an east coast company that specializes in customizable, high-quality jewelry. I’m a lady who loves personalization, especially nameplate necklaces, so I was so stoked to finally get an adorably badass choker to represent my blog.

brook and york choker and bar enamel necklace

I customized the Brook & York Sofia Mini Nameplate Choker to highlight my blog brand. Yeah, “stmdna” kinda reads out like “saint madonna” instead of  “street madonna,” but if you know you know! And I know you know. I also discovered that wearing the choker necklace is a great way to get people in the know. When someone asks, “What does your necklace mean?” I get full licensure to tell them where to see my fun outfit idea posts and beauty reviews, as well as talk about all the blood, sweat, and tears that my Instagram husband (I love you, Eddie) and I shed on the daily. Yes, it’s a great way to promote your blog!

I paired the nameplate choker with the Brook & York Madison Bar Enamel Necklace in blush pink. It’s a delicate and pretty piece that I can wear with my everyday casual style, or on days when I want to doll it up. These American-inspired and American-crafted accessories make a classic duo.

I’d like to thank Brook & York for sponsoring this post! They have so many beautiful pieces and different styles (including rings!) that can be personalized or monogrammed for yourself, your blog or brand, or as a gift for someone awesome. I’m even thinking about creating a choker in silver metal (rose gold also available!) that has the name of a certain white rapper who I happen to love.

For a limited time, use the coupon code STMDNA to receive 10% off your order with free shipping. Personalization is free too!

Madison Bar Enamel Necklace

Sofia Mini Nameplate Choker

Shop other pieces that I love:

Top :: Forever 21
Shorts :: ASOS (old; similar here)
Shoes :: Kaitlyn Pan
Bag :: c/o DeFuria Beverly Hills
Sunnies :: Quay Australia
Watch :: Casio Baby G