#MASKOFTHEMONTH

Happy Monday, friends! I wanted to introduce you to a new feature we'll be doing every month here at MOGBLOG. Introducing #MASKOFTHEMONTH. Each month, I'm going to share with you my favorite face mask of-the-moment, dealing with a specific skin concern, and targeted to that time of year.

For March, we're in for a Doozy - a double #maskofthemonth! Coming out of winter and into spring, our skin can get pretty nasty. We have dullness and dryness, un-lovingly paired with oiliness and blemishes. (I'm using the royal "we" here... meaning, I. I have nasty skin in March. Anyway...)

Enter: Glossier. Recently, this cult beauty brand has been taking the world by storm - and with their gorgeous packaging and penchant for social media, how couldn't they? (Oh, and their masks work wonders, too!) Designed to be used together, or separately, the pair addresses any skin concern this transitional season can throw at you.

The Mega Greens Galaxy Pack, filled with green vegetables and natural clay, is billed as a "juice cleanse for the face". It clears pores and cleanses the skin from blemishes, without stripping it of moisture. Follow it with the Moisturizing Moon Mask  - a delicious, creamy moisturizer, that despite its richness, never feels heavy or oily. I mean, your skin literally eats it up. Like, its gone by the time to go to watch it off. Its witchcraft.

So, give these masks a try. I promise you won't regret it. Use them one at a time, or together. But really, there's no wrong way to do it. I'd love to hear about your Glossier experience in the comments below - or tip me off to your favorite face mask. Maybe it'll be featured as next month's #MASKOFTHEMONTH!

What to Wear When It's 90 Degrees in March

So. It's March 26th. And 90 degrees (and climbing).

I dunno about all of you, but I could use at least a couple more weeks of Spring before we dive headfirst into summer. When it's this hot out, I like to keep my outfits really simple. And always carry a water bottle with me. Hello - we live in a desert, you know?

For me, the key to beating the heat is wearing easy, breezy pieces. I love an oversized shirt- like this grey pocket tee from Engineered Garments. It's a little stiff, which is nice, because it hangs away from the body, and lets me breathe a bit underneath. As for the jeans- the more rips and tears the better. This pair from Madewell is cropped, and has holes in the knees. All about airing out those Knees and ankles, amirite? Pair it with a classic sneaker - like mine from NEW BALANCE and you're sure to beat the heat, while still looking chic. (Or at least without looking like a melted popsicle.)

Check out my hot-weather look, with credits and links for purchase below.

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Credits: Shirt by Engineered Garments, Jeans by Madewell, Bracelet by Madewell, Hair Tie by Emi Jay, Water Bottle by Crate and Barrel, Sneakers by New Balance. Sunglasses are Vintage.

Skincare Review: Kiehl's

Good morning, everyone! How are you all adjusting to this week? I'm still getting into the swing of things, myself. And whenever I feel restless in a weary world, I turn to skincare. Recently, I found myself in desperate need to stock up on the basics... so I headed to Kiehl's.

Lucky for me, from now until March 23rd, Kiehl's is running a promotion: 4 Deluxe Samples for any $65 purchase. (Unlucky for me, my night cream alone costs $62...but thats a different story.)

Let me tell you. These samples are worth it. See below for a review on each, with links for purchase. And, as always, don't forget to Subscribe to #MOGBLOG - if you aren't yet, you'll want to. Trust me. Big announcement coming this week!

Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate This stuff is the real deal. Loaded with 10.5% Vitamin C concentrate, you can actually feel it working on your skin. (Its a slight warming sensation, which I find pleasant. Just don't say I didn't warn you.)

Midnight Recovery Concentrate Let me take this time to note that I realize that most of the things on this list are anti-aging, but hey! I'm all about preventative, rather than reactive, skincare. Amirite?? Anyway. This serum is a sheer oil formula that smells heavenly and makes your skin feel like a dream.

Super Multi-Corrective Cream This rich, luxurious cream is actually what I use on my skin nightly. Its blend of ingredients is formulated to increase fullness, fight loss of elasticity, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. What's not to love?

Ultra Facial Cleanser Another product that I use on the daily. Just a really nice face cleanser - perfect if you have combination skin like me. Other cleansers leave me too oily or too dry, but this one is like Goldilocks - just right.

*BONUS* In-Flight Refreshing Facial Mist Okay, so this one wasn't a free sample, but I couldn't post a review on Kiehl's without writing about this. This is like the fountain of youth in a spray bottle. Designed to be a skin refresher mid-flight (which I've certainly used on that long cross-country flight home) I use it every day, throughout the day. Perfect when your skin is feeling dry, dull, oily, shiny, lackluster or just plain blah - basically, it'll cure what ails ya. It leaves your skin with a healthy, dewy finish. And, it smells incredible.

So thats it! Let me know if you get the chance to give any of these products a try. I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Ides of March Heatwave

I dunno about the rest of the country, but here in LA it has been HOT all weekend. We were above 90 degrees the past couple of days. In march. Like, what? (At the risk of sounding unsympathetic... I realize that it is still quite chilly in many places. I did grew up on the east coast, you know. I get it.)

Here's my #OOTD solution for those in-between days. Easy. Relaxed. Casual. It'll keep you cool. (or warm, if need be.) Check below for links! And don't forget to Subscribe to #MOGBLOG with the link at the bottom of this post! exciting stuff planned this week!