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Elevate Your Skincare Regimen

"If you care about your upkeep but don't want a complicated regimen, consider my list of unisex skincare essentials that integrate seamlessly into your morning routine." FACE There are no shortage of facial cleansing and moisturizing products on the market all touting a variety of agents and benefits. My favorites are from brands with a simple and natural list of agents. I keep it simple with a gentle cleanser, toner, and moisturizer as well as a serum for wrinkles and under eye darkness. On a weekly basis I'll use an exfoliating tool for greater efficacy.  Aesop Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser   |  Aesop Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream   |  Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum   |  Berlin Skin Geranium & Rose Toner  ...

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9 Functional & Minimal Everyday Apps

" I have these iPhone apps on heavy rotation for their UX and usefulness. Bookmark this page as I'll frequently be adding to the list. " I'm a sucker for sleek interfaces, clean typography, and intuitive navigations. But even with the right design elements, an app still risks being deleted if it can't be integrated into my day-to-day.  These apps have it all – beauty, utility, and affordability (most are free) – and have managed to become a few of my favorite iPhone staples.  AMOUNT For any type of unit conversion this should be your go-to resource. As a frequent traveler I use it often for currency, temperature, and apparel size conversions. However the app has hundreds of other units...

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5 Minimalist Wellness Brands

" Here's my roundup of brands that combine fitness, style, grooming, and other areas of well-being, with outstanding design to help you make a fresh start for 2017. "   I should offer my personal definition of the word "wellness". To me, it is the general sense of being in good physical, mental (and emotional) health. Or, more specifically, the feeling that you are reaching your full potential across various lifestyle categories. Now for the list ...    Breathing  Awair Because they educate us about the air we breathe with a smart device that monitors our indoor environment, helping us track and eliminate toxins with personalized recommendations that improve air quality. Cleaning Tangent GC Because they elevate the mundane world...

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A Look at Minimalism

Minimalism: \ˈmi-nə-mə-ˌli-zəm\ noun “a style or technique (as in music, literature, or design) that is characterized by extreme sparseness and simplicity.” Minimalism is a way of life, it can encompass every aspect of who you are and what you do. To define yourself as a minimalist in fashion, “less is more”. Focus not just what is on the surface, but its entirety in the design process as well. Many people will describe minimalism as having a “Monet effect”, meaning that at first glance it may look simple, but with further examination, you can see a world of new things to discover. Minimalism is anything but boring—fashion icons strive to make statements in minimalistic styles, too. Black & white are your...

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Oliver's Minimal Style Guide for 2017

Hi guys happy new year! To start off your 2017 I created a simple and easy minimal wardrobe style guide for someone looking to add new aesthetically pleasing color palates to their wardrobe that can virtually go with just about anything. Try a simple color palate when layering and creating your daily outfit. Today's style guide features very workable colors that go great together such as white, grey, navy and black any way you want to pair these colors you'll find great success. Check out the visual style guide above to get a clear idea of some examples you can use to have a complete outfit, Enjoy!  

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