Sooth eczema with Gentle Jane’s CBD based products

Hey there! How are you? I hope you’re staying well and sane amidst this roller coaster of a year.

2020 has been really stressful and mentally draining for all of us. And If you’re anything like me, stress starts to show on your skin in the form of unexpected acne and eczema flare ups. I have been struggling to keep my hand eczema from flaring up again and again, constant hand washing and sanitizing make the matters worse.

Having heard about the amazing benefits of CBD based products, I was very excited when Gentle Jane reached out to me and offered me their soothing products to try. After using them for 2-3 weeks, I have my thoughts gathered on their comfort cream and their glow oil. I’ll be listing them in the form of product aspects and my opinions on those aspects.

Ingredients and claims:

Please remember that I’m no expert in ingredients and I’m only stating the ingredients for your information. The Gentle Jane Superfood+CBD comfort cream and glow oil both contain 500 mg CBD. The comfort cream claims to create and restore moisture barrier while the glow oil claims to brighten and plump your skin. I’m always on the hunt for products to give me relief from itchy and scaly skin around my palms and fingers and comfort cream has been really effective because it’s so nourishing. I apply it before going to bed and wake up with smooth hands.

The glow oil is very intensely hydrating. I have very oily skin so I use it only 1-2 times a week which is pretty normal for my skin as I can’t use facial oils every night because If I do, my skin starts to break out and I develop tiny bumps around my cheeks and chin. The glow oil really leaves my skin glowing and soft and if you’re looking for something for dry skin then I highly recommend trying this one.

Texture and Quantity:

The comfort cream has a very buttery texture and I love how it melts into my skin. Since the cream has a lot of oils as main ingredients, it does leave your skin a little greasy but I find that very helpful for my eczema spots. Since the texture is so thick, a little goes a long way. I do wish that the cream had some kind of subtle fragrance to it so that it’s pleasant to the senses.

Now the oil is very luxurious and it has a very subtle fragrance which reminds me of the kinds of oils used in expensive spas. It’s a very relaxing ritual to apply the oil and massage it into my skin with my Gua Sha tool after the end of a tiring day. And since it’s very rich in consistency, you only need 3-4 drops so the bottle will last you a long time.

Packaging and Price:

I love that their products come in sturdy and luxurious glass packaging. The 2.0 oz. jar of comfort cream is priced at $50 and the 1.0 Oz. bottle of glow oil is prized at $70. I do wish that the oil was less expensive because it’s a little steep for 1 oz.

Overall, I’m very happy with the products and I recommend checking out their products if you struggle with eczema and dry skin. You can use my code “Trulyangieblog” to save 15% off your first order 🙂

Tips to Dress up Skinny as a Curvy Petite Woman

Hello Beautiful People! Long time no see I know 😁

Past month was crazy busy at work and then I took a vacation to Florida. It was honestly really nice to take a break from social media and not care about blogging for a while.

Since a couple of you asked me to do a dedicated post on styling tips for curvy women, I decided to compile all my tips in a single post and break it down by the style you actually wear on regular basis. So Grab some snacks or a cup of coffee and read the tips which have worked for me and might come handy the next time you go shopping!

Styling Tips for Dress Lovers:

Petite in White Midi Dress
  • Say Bye Bye to Baggy Clothes: The first thing to remember is to avoid wearing baggy clothes! I know it’s very tempting to hide ourselves in oversized clothing when we are uncomfortable showing certain parts of our bodies. But wearing baggy clothing is only going to make you appear looking sloppy.
  • Go for Wrap Dresses: I’ve personally struggled with concealing my tummy area and heavy thighs and I’ve found that a wrap dress seems to work wonders to solve both of these problems for me. Today you’ll find tons of wrap dresses styles to choose from; from solid neutrals to feminine floral patterns, there are so many styles to experiment with.
  • Opt for smaller prints/patterns: If you love wearing patterns in your clothing, opt for tiny prints because they create an illusion of leaner figure.
Dress up skinny in dresses
  • Choose the right shoes: you have probably heard this before but it’s a tip which makes a big difference! Look for pointed and Nude shoes whether it’s heels, flats, sandals etc. because it really elongates your legs.
  • Choose the right neckline: I feel like this tip is so underrated but it’s really crucial if want to dress leaner. I used to love scoop necks and off shoulder necklines until I saw my pictures wearing them and saw how wide it made my shoulders look! Now I only choose v-necks/ sweetheart necklines or square necks. The important thing is to choose something which doesn’t cover a lot of skin around your neck (avoid high necks/halter necks/boat necks etc) and choosing a shape which doesn’t widen your shoulders.
Short white eyelet dress for summer

Tips for Jeans Lover:

  • Always Opt for High Waisted Jeans and Pants: I can’t stress enough how much of a difference high waisted jeans make when you’re a petite and on the curvy side. Nobody can tell if I have a food baby when I’m wearing high waisted jeans because it helps me conceal my tummy while creating an illusion of smaller waist.
  • Experiment with Jeans Shapes: I never knew I would love flare jeans and mom jeans until I saw how effectively it minimized my heavy thighs. There are tons of styles to experiment with like boot cut jeans, flare jeans, boyfriend jeans and mom jeans. Just remember to choose the right length for example I’m short and I always like to go for crop jeans no matter what style it is.
High waisted Flare crop jeans
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  • Keep your outfit balanced: This tip circles back to avoiding baggy clothes. There’s no harm in wearing loose clothing as long as you keep it balanced. For example if I’m wearing a flare jeans, I would always tuck in my top or belt it to define my waist. If you’re wearing an oversized top, opt for body hugging bottom like a skinny jeans or fitted skirt.
High waisted mom jeans

So that’s it for my list of tips to dress skinny! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post! I truly appreciate it ♥️♥️I’d love to hear any suggestions/requests from you @trulyangieblog

How to Style All Black Outfits

Hello Beautiful People!

A few weeks ago, I got a very special request asking for some tips to style all black outfits! Thanks to @Partiallychic for sending in this request!

Never have I ever met a person who doesn’t own black color clothing. There’s just something about it that’s so classy and effortless. Even though it’s effortless, styling all black attire can sometimes be very confusing! So below are a few easy tips which may come handy the next time you think of Black on Black fashion.

Tip 1) Choose Your Accessories Carefully

The biggest advice I can give you is to choose your accessories with all black outfit with caution. It’s true that accessories can either make or break your outfit. Let your accessories set the tone for your outfit as casual or dressy. For example: For my outfit 1, I’m wearing a black top with black ripped jeans along with burgundy pumps. Swatch the heels with sneakers and add a denim/utility jacket and your outfit will instantly become casual.

Tip 2) Decide on a color palette

Think of a color palette when you’re styling all black clothing. I personally like to go for a minimalistic look because I believe black can make a strong statement on its own.

Some of my essentials are nude lock heels,

a white classic watch, this one is a recent addition to my wardrobe and it’s from Eila Cherie which is a female focused brand and represents a community based approach to female entrepreneurship. Also while adding jewelry to your outfit, stick to one tone and don’t mix gold/silver or rose gold because it can end up looking a bit inexpensive.

Tip 3) What’s your element of surprise

Decide on what’s going to be the one thing that’s going to be an extra ordinary element in your outfit. If you look at my outfit in the below picture, I wouldn’t add another statement piece because one shoulder itself is a great detail in this dress which I want to emphasize. For this outfit, I have worn a very delicate necklace. I wish I had a good bangle or bracelet coz my outfit kinda looks incomplete without one haha!

This tip kinda circles back to my tip 1. If your clothing is simple, make sure to add an extraordinary element like a popping pair of shoes, or a statement belt, or a statement pieces of jewelry.

So these were my 3 tips to remember when you’re planning to slay an all black outfit. I hope you found this post helpful. Which look was your favorite? 😊

Shaving Routine to Avoid Ingrown hair

Hello Beautiful People!

In today’s post, we are getting real! I’m pretty sure a lot of girls struggle with it and go through this pain so I’m hoping this post helps you out.

As you already know from the title, it’s all about shaving!! How many of us hate shaving and thinks it’s a tedious job?? You’re amazing if you don’t!!

As much as I hate shaving, it’s the potential aftermath of itchy ingrown hair that I hate more. Fortunately, for the past 2 years my ingrown hair has reduced tremendously because of my shaving routine and the combination of products I use. Find all the details below ⬇⬇

Step 1: Prep your skin

It makes a big difference when you prep your skin for shaving instead of hopping in your bath tub and just start dragging razor across your legs with no moisture or no prepping what so ever! Please be kind to your skin and let your skin soak in water for at least 5 minutes and then proceed to apply some shaving gel. I personally love using Tend skin’s Air Shave Gel for my sensitive skin. I love that Air shave Gel doesn’t lather up because the foam actually dries out my skin. It goes on clear and instantly softens my skin. Bonus tip: Shave the most sensitive areas AKA areas more prone to ingrown hair very last like for me it’s my under arms so I leave the shaving gel there for the longest time and shave it at the very end.

Best Products to avoid Ingrown hair

Step 2: Use a good quality razor

Use a razor which has at least 3 or 5 blades to shave the hard to reach areas like around your ankles or any curvy area like your knees. I prefer Schick or Billie razors over Venus because I have found they are easier to maneuver if it makes sense LOL.

Step 3: Apply Tend skin’s solution to avoid razor bumps and ingrown hair

shaving tips to avoid ingrown hair

I cannot emphasize how important this step is! You remember that auntie asking you if you need Aloe vera gel after you get your eye brows done?? It’s because you need to close the pores after hair removal (there might be some other technical explanation or science behind that but this is just my understanding so let’s roll with it)

tend skin skin solution
Look at how abused my last bottle is!!

Simply put, you need to show some love to your skin after making it go through the torture of razors and avoid razor bumps/ingrown hair. I have been using The Skin Care solution by Tend Skin for past 2 years (you can see how abused my last bottle is) 😂😂 I take cotton rounds to apply this solution all across my shaved areas, especially my underarms. Remember to do a patch test on your hand before using it on your legs or any delicate area.

Last step: Drench your skin with moisturizer

This is pretty self explanatory, isn’t it!

And that’s it! You’re all set to wrap yourself in the blanket with a bucket of gelato and game of thrones, just me? Oh well 🤣🤣