Vita Brillanti

bella ragazza. bella vita.

Weekly Inspo 1.14

These past few weeks have been going by pretty quickly, which is surprising since normally during the winter months the days drag. The exciting thing is that I have a lot to look forward to these next couple of months; my sisters bridal shower, her wedding in Mexico, and then we are having a party upstate at our house. In the meantime we will all be prepping and looking forward to the months to come.

This week I am inspired by neutral hues.

Cameo Ocean Dress / Top Shop SatchelFor the Love of Pretty /  Top Shop Faux Fur Vest  ( inspiration from GMG) / Colorblock Tunic  /  Nude Joe’s Jeans Heel

Basic Beauty Go 2’s

When it comes to my beauty regimen, it is very similar to my fashion style. Simple, yet solid.  I like quality products and the ones I have here are some of the constants that I’ve had in my make up bag for the last few years – especially the Fresh Sugar lip treatment.

The most recent addition to my bag was this Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick. I’ve used it a few times and am really liking it so far. I use it to contour on my nose, forehead and cheeks. I also use Laura Mercier’s Illuminating tinted moisture every morning, and apply my coverup on top along with the foundation stick. As far as my bronzer goes, I am pretty picky, I love the Too Faced Sun Bunny, I’ve been using this consistently for years, it goes well with my skin tone and isn’t too bronzed where I feel overdone – but just enough to bring my face to life.

My nightly routine lately has been revolving around Origins. When I use their skincare products I feel good about what I’m putting on my face, unlike other products I’ve used in the past. I use the Drink Up face mask three times a week after the shower. It’s to be used on a freshly cleansed face so I’ve found this routine works best for me. After I take it off I can notice the difference in my face’s moisture – I don’t even need to put face lotion on. I also use the Platscription anti – aging eye cream before bed. Yes, I am only 25, but I feel it is never too early to start prepping your skin for the years to come. I have a lot of smile lines, and don’t expect this cream to rid me of all my lines, but I do wake up looking more refreshed with softer lines around my eyes.

Two Thousand Fifteen

The past couple of weeks have given me a chance to reflect on what an amazing year 2014 was. It was truly one for the books! I married my best friend of 10 years,  I was able to plan the wedding of my dreams with my family throughout the year, and to top it off  we had a luxerious  honeymoon in Hawaii (Maui and Oahu), OH! and my sister got engaged to a great guy that I can’t wait to call my brother! A pretty spectacular year wouldn’t you say? You might think that with such an monumental year in the books, that I wouldn’t be as excited for any other year to start, though it is the total opposite. I am so anxious for all the good things to come in 2015, and as much fun as I had planning my wedding, it’s nice to know that I’m done. I am able to sit back and help my sister plan her wedding, and I am able to enjoy my marriage!

As far as New Year’s resolutions go, they are not my favorite, and I tend to not really make any resolutions that are too out stretched – I would hate to feel like a failure on 12/31/2015.

I like to set realistic goals for myself, focus less on changing everything I did that I was unhappy with in 2014, and focus more on doing things just bit better than I had in the past. This year I am focused on building up my confidence when it comes to VitaBrilanti, working on the site more, and making sure I am getting enough content up during the work week.  I love blogging, and I want to make sure I am giving it all the love it deserves. I’m also going to try and travel more. We have some vacations planed; Puerta Vallarta for my sisters wedding,  which is going to be an absolute blast! We are planning a vacation with Jordan’s family, and then I am hoping to take a trip just J and I to celebrate our first year of marriage. Another note I always have to make each year, which I think is the most important, is to set goals to be healthier, and I wish the same for everyone.

Cheers to 2015! I can not wait to see everything that you have in store <3