Lovely Skin with Lumixyl


I'm a beauty product junkie. It's an addiction that I have no intention of treating. My issue is not  problem skin; it's that I'm so fickle, I never have a chance to see what's really making a difference with my skin before I switch to something new. That is until I began using Lumixyl Trifecting Night Cream.

So what's so special about Lumixyl? Well, it's ingenious formula combines skin brightening, anti-aging, and anti-blemish technology into one insanely effective night creamLumixyl Trifecting Night Cream addresses major skin issues that are typically too difficult to tackle with a simple cream: Hyperpigmentation (dark spots, sun spots, pregnancy mask, melasma, etc.), fine lines & wrinkles, blemishes (mild to moderate instances of acne), and overall skin tone, texture and smoothness. So instead of using a drawer full of lotions and potions, Lumixyl Trifecting Night Cream takes care of it all! 

Intense face products everywhere right now. Large in part because people feel that they need to use products containing harsh ingredients in order to achieve results. One of the great things about Lumixyl's technology is that it provides results with a gentle application, and without having to visit a demonologist.  I've been using it nightly for weeks and already see positive effects.  My skin feels more moisturized, which says a lot during these dry winter months. The product claims that results will be visible after twelve weeks of use, but I'm thrilled at what I'm seeing after just two! 

Lumixyl has a special deal for Try It On Me readers! They are offering 25% off the wildly popular  Lumixyl Trifecting Night Cream (click the link and the discount will automatically apply- super easy). Here's to gorgeous skin!

Post sponsored by Lumixyl 

Get The Holiday Look: Radiant Snow Kissed Skin


There's no time of the year that I love more than the holiday season. While most things are merry and bright these days, come winter my skin is quite the opposite. It's nothing by dry and dull. So when I visited Ulta recently, and was offered a free energizing facial by Bliss, how could I say no? 

The Bliss girls used a plethora of products from their energizing lines on my poor pores. When they were finished, I was glowing. LITERALLY glowing. Two of my favorites were their Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Cleansing Foam and the Triple Oxygen Energizing Vitamin C Day Cream. Not only do these products leave my skin radiant, but they smell fantastic! 

In addition to discovering skin care products to help achieve a glowing face, I've also found two makeup products that take it one step further. We all know that primer is a MUST to help makeup stay all day, so I recently fell in love with Benefit's 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer. Just like the name, it seriously brightens your skin and helps give my foundation a much needed glow.  I finish things off with an old favorite, Benefit's Watt's Up! Cream-to-Powder HighlighterBenefit doesn't lie when they say that this soft focus product helps to highlighter turns on "watt" ya got with a delicate champagne glow that's gorgeous! These makeup products help achieve a subtle, "snow kissed" effect, perfect for any holiday party! 

Shop these fantastic products here:  Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Cleansing Foam / Bliss Triple Oxygen Energizing Vitamin C Day Cream / BENEFIT COSMETICS 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer / BENEFIT COSMETICS Watt's Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter

Post sponsored by Ulta Beauty

Holiday Hustiln' with Between The Lines Shoppe


Shopping for my squad is one of my favorite hobbies. And there is no better place to find something for all of the girls in your gang than Between the Lines Shoppe! is an online shop for all things girlie, gorgeous, and #girlboss; Selling lifestyle accessories like totes, mugs, art, and stationary, meant to inspire. Their products boast motivational musings with a feminine twist, leaving you with a daily does of motivation to make it happen!  You may remember seeing my Beyoncé tote here. BTL sells irresistible  goodies for yourself and everyone from your bestie, bridesmaids, to even your boss.

These are a few of my favorite things... From BTL Shoppe! A special treat for TIOM readers- use code TRYITONME  for 15% off your order! Happy Holidays and happy shopping! xo

Wooden It Be Nice


What I'm wearing: Club Monaco sweater and shorts, Cuyana tote, Zara flats, watch c/o JORD

More than any other accessory, I love watches. No outfit is every truly complete without one. I'm an old fashioned girl who relies on my wrist, rather than my cell, for telling time. Truthfully without a one, I would probably always be late. 

So when I discovered JORD wooden watches earlier this summer, I was instantly smitten. JORD watches are a playful take on this class piece of arm candy. In this case, my wooden timepiece offers the perfect compliment to a relaxed weekend look. The neutral band and face are handcrafted out of wood, and despite the substantial size, these watches are as light as a feather. Available in a rainbow of shades, each boasts a stand-out design with a bit of nature charm. It's a nice departure from a traditional metallic watch, no?

Shop more of JORD's wooden watches here!  

Photos taken by Rachel Schrader

Fresh Flowers


Sunday marked one of my favorite days of the year. Flag Day! Kidding! But it was the first day of our neighborhood farmer's market! My fiancé and I look forward to the Wicker Park farmer's market every Sunday during the summer and early fall. Upon arriving, he made a beeline for the apple wood chunks and the gorgeous, rainbow of produce. But my first stop is always the flower vendor. Especially right now as it's peony season, which like every other warm blooded female, is my favorite season. 

Most say diamonds are a girl's best friend, but really, isn't it flowers? Flowers have the ability to instantly lift your mood. Flowers exude a similar effect when it comes to an outfit too; the power to instantly brighten it up! This time of year there is no more perfect print. 

Photos by Rachel Schrader

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Wedding Guest


What I'm wearing: Nanette Lepore lace open back sheath (rent it here or buy it here), Rebecca Minkoff clutch, Zara strappy sandals

If you're like me, then your refrigerator is currently decorated with save the dates and your calendar is filled to the brim with weddings. Well 'tis the season! Over the next year we will attend numerous nuptials, each completely different in location and theme, but with one consistent similarity: the requirement to dress up!

As a boring / non- celebrity / regular person, the opportunities to get fancy are few and far between, so I welcome the chance to be a wedding guest! The job of a wedding guest is simple and clear: Don't wear white, drink too much, make the day all about yourself, or do anything else that could piss off the bride. On the flip side, we should, eat, drink, and be merry!

I chose this Nanette Lepore frock for my fiancé's cousin's big day because lace is such a romantic fabric, making it perfect for weddings. The halter top and back (not seen, but amazing) were insanely flattering. And in the freak chance the bride forgot her something blue, I could be right be her side!

Regardless of the dress code, a wedding is special, so your outfit should reflect that. I've rounded five dresses perfect suited for this season of love and celebration!

Rent The Runway... A Love Story


I'm what you would call an emotional decision maker. Just ask my fiancé, who is hands down the most logical human being on the planet. He's working hard to break me of this habit, as it lands me in trouble more times than I'd like to admit. However, I am oddly logical and practical when it comes to my wardrobe. I have to love, adore, not be able to survive without a dress or pair of shoes in order for me to make the purchase. I obsess if they are worth the money, and often have to sleep on it before making a decision. So when I discovered Rent The Runway several years ago, and realized that I could wear the best designers, without much of a commitment, or paying the designer price, I thought "Sign me up!" 

I’ve been a fan and frequent customer of Rent The Runway since its infancy. RTR has become my go-to destination for finding that perfect outfit for memorable occasions like weddings, special events, even my engagement party. Any event that you anticipate will have an abundance of photo ops, is ideal for a rental. Not to sound like a diva, but let's be honest, nobody likes being seen in the same dress over and over again. As a member of RTR, you have access to a closet that’s boundless, allowing you to be the most stylish version of yourself!

When you log on to RTR, it's a dream. Fun and formal dresses and accessories at every price point, at your disposal. For you non- shoppers, you're spoiled with lists of hand picked dresses depending on the occasion. For you fashionistas, you can literally spend hours perusing RTR's selection. RTR offers you the perfect opportunity to step out of your fashion comfort zone, and try a dress (or accessory) that you typically would not. With your rental you are sent two sizes of said dress, for four or eight days, along with all of the return shipping materials. To some this may sound anxiety provoking, or just too good to be true, but their customer service is incredible making it essentially risk free. If you're lucky enough (like us Chicago girls) to live in a city with a brick and mortar RTR store, you can and try on and return dresses on site (they will style you too). 

I rented this sassy BCBG number for my birthday last week. I was drawn to this dress because it's demure with a twist. The triangular front cutout and asymmetrical slit give this conservative silhouette a dose of drama. While I truly loved this dress, it's not exactly something that I would typically buy, thus making it absolutely perfect to rent! 

Throw wardrobe practicality out the window and join me in embracing the rental game! 

Photos by Rachel Schrader

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