9/29/14

Swing Shorts

 BCBG V-Neck Tee
Chanel Bag


 My go-to when I need to rush out the house? An all-black outfit because let's be real. Black is chic and will probably be the only color that will work head to toe always no matter the time frame or season. 

When I put together an all black outfit though, I love pairing different textures and cuts together. The icing on the cake for this outfit? Obv the swing shorts. I love that when I have them on it's not super clear at first if I have on a skirt or a pair of shorts. Oh and the design sewn into it? It feels a bit moroccan to me, and I absolutely love it.

xx


Oh and a reminder to enter my giveaway with Neutrogena--which ends today! See post below for details:
http://www.starringsamantha.com/2014/09/unseenacne-giveaway.html

Good luck!

9/25/14

Transparent Sleeves

Blouse--borrowed from mom
H&M skirt

It's been a crazy two weeks at work lately, and I'm feeling inspired to share with you all my corporate work style. If you saw my previous post, I try to find the balance between appropriate attire and adding in my own style. This blouse was stolen from my mom's closet (aren't those the best, really?),  and it was perfect to wear to work--it's conservative with a bold design on the sleeves. I paired it with my favorite work skirt (I own it in black too--that's when you know I love it because I refuse to  buy two of the same things), and a classic pair of black heels and you're good to go!

xx


9/22/14

#UnseenAcne + GIVEAWAY!

Happy Monday all! I'm starting this week strong! I've teamed up with Neutrogena to give away a set of products to help fight unseen acne.

Did you guys know...?
  • Acne actually starts forming under your skin weeks before you see it--hence "Unseen Acne"
  • Just because your skin looks clear, doesn't mean acne isn't already forming
  • Neutrogena scientists have discovered a way to see this "unseen acne", through a proprietary Clinical Skin Imager. The high-tech camera reveals clogged pores that aren't visible to the naked eye
  • In order to have clearer skin in weeks, you need to have a clear skin routine now
  • Only Neutrogena has cleansers (and makeup) with MicroClear® which pushes acne medicine deep down to the source of breakouts

Here's a before + after photo!


As you can see, my skin has definitely cleared up a bit. 
Honestly, using the products above for the past two weeks has made my skin feeling SO good, especially since my skin tends to get a bit oily around my T-zone, and usually when I break out, I get HUGE pimples. Using these products have kept my skin super clear, especially during the time I need it the most--trust me guys, it's been kind of stressful at work, and stress = break outs. 
Oh and can we talk about this grapefruit smell they have going on in all the products? Best. Smell. Ever. 

Also, if any of you follow me on instagram (@samanthanie), you'll know that I'm huge on selfies. Here's a few tips to help you guys with the selfie you'll need to take in order to enter this giveaway!
  • Take a selfie from a higher angle, it shows your features off best
  • Standing facing away from the sun always provides the perfect lighting
  • Make sure you wash your face before putting on makeup...nobody likes cakey make up on top of make up!
  • The more eyeliner you have, the bigger your eyes is a myth. Try wearing eyeliner on the waterline of your eye, and keeping your lid bare!
  • Be confident, relaxed, and act natural! Selfies come out best when you're yourself!

Anyway, here's the rules to the GIVEAWAY.
1. Follow me on instagram @samanthanie
2. Take a selfie using the tips above and hashtag #unseenacne #neutrogenaselfie, and tag me in it so I know you entered!
3. Have fun! 

The giveaway will end next Monday, September 29th. There will be two winners who will get a nice package of the above Neutrogena products!
Good luck!