derma e is one of the largest natural facial brands in the US. I love discovering brands that are truly all natural since I feel like everything we use now a days is filled with chemicals and harmful ingredients. I have heard how great charcoal masks in general were so I was really excited to try out derma e’s Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask.

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First, I love that this is a mask and scrub in 1. I have sensitive skin so I try to limit the amount of products I put on my face so this is perfect. This is one of those products that a little goes a long way. After applying it dried rather quickly and I left it on for a few minutes before wetting my face, massaging the product in for 30 seconds and wiping off.

The formula is suppose to purge pores of deeply rooted toxins and exfoliate away micro pollutants to make your skin glow. Natural clays infused with Kimarine Wakame, Bladerwrack and Activated Charcoal lift out dirt, oil and bacteria to decongest pores as the mask dries. Apricot Seed Powder exfoliates away dead skin cells and captured debris upon removal. Kaolin and Bentonite Clays absorb excess oils and impurities, relieving skin congestion. Kimarine Wakame is a potassium-rich, magnesium-rich seaweed that is clinically proven to protect skin against environmental pollutants (exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, heavy metals). Bladderwrack is an antioxidant-rich, mineral-rich seaweed known for its water-binding properties, supporting healthy skin hydration and nourishment. Activated Charcoal, known for absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, purges pores of deeply rooted toxins, then Apricot Seed Powder gently exfoliates away micropollutants.

Overall I love the results of this Charcoal Mask. My skin felt instantly cleaner and super soft. While drying you could literally see the pores being purified. I’ve been using this mask for a few months now and everytime I use it I feel as I wake up with my skin smoother, brighter and visibly clearer.

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Philosophy has launched their newest product line – Take A Deep Breath Collection.

This collection creates an oxygen reservoir on the skin, allowing the oxygen to help absorb the key essentials in the product being applied. Philosophy’s new oxygen line leaves the skin to breathe freely, combatting signs of aging from a busy lifestyle. With barley leaf extract there is also a patented 8 aox blend which protects from 99% free radicals.

Philosophy’s Take a Deep Breath Collection includes:

1aoil-free oxygenating gel cream

2broad spectrum spf 30 oil-free moisturizer

3oxygenating eye gel cream

4cushion foundation / available in 8 shades

5cushion color for cheeks / available in 4 shades

6sheer liquid sunshine

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Philosophy has also teamed up with Under Armour!

To mark the launch of Philosophy’s Take a Deep Breath oxygenating gel cream and the Under Armour Breathe Bra, the two wellbeing brands join forces to inspire a movement reminding women that breathing can change everything, so #dontforgettobreathe.

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I’ve never liked combining black with certain colors. For example, yellow or blue, but as time goes on I am learning ways to incorporate these shades that I normally stay away from. A good way to mix blue with black is to use a lighter shade. Not only does it contrast great against black but it really makes the outfit pop.

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Duster: boohoo.com (similar) // Top: Lulus (similar) // Jeans: Target // Boots: Lulus (similar) // Bag: Louis Vuitton // Bag Pom Pom: ShopSosie

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Trumpette is a children’s apparel brand and they basically have the most adorable socks that you will find for your little one.

Here’s how Baby Victor stays in style with Trumpette.

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Since Spring is only a few weeks away, I have teamed up with Trumpette for a GIVEAWAY to keep your little ones toes not only warm but fashionable. One lucky winner will receive two 6-packs of 0-12 socks. (Value: $50+) Head over to my Instagram [ @pearls_and_paris ] to find out how to enter!

Here’s a look at some of the styles that you can win!

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Remember to head over to @pearls_and_paris on IG to see how you can enter!

GOOD LUCK xo

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How adorable is this vest? My favorite color is black and I wear it daily so I love being able to throw on a strong print to accent my outfit. You can instantly turn a boring and dull outfit into something that pops with color or a print.

This vest is from ShopSosie.com and is still available in a few sizes, so get it while you can!