My skincare routine

July 25, 2018

Hi everyone! You might have seen my video on IGTV or the link above for a quick review of the products I use on a daily basis. Here's a more in depth breakdown of what I use all the time. I like to keep my skincare routine minimal and I love using chemical-free and natural products. I did a skincare post years ago on the blog and I figured now was about time I update it. Now that I'm 27 I can notice significant changes in my skin's elasticity and texture and I have finally understood how beneficial it is to take care of my skin now while I'm young to prevent from early aging and wrinkles.

The first thing I want to mention before I get into the products is how important it is to drink water! I can iterate this enough. My skin looks so much better when I drink water consistently. I'll be the first one to admit that I don't drink enough water. I don't and I really should. They say drink about 64oz of water, daily, which is about 8 full cups of water and it helps get rid of toxins in the body and help detox. While it does help detox the body, it helps the skin look hydrate and super supple. Once you have that going for ya, the following products will be an added bonus to keep your skin looking fantastic!

Like I said I keep my skincare products to a minimum. I don't use many products but I use products that really work. I have oily/combination skin and in the winter my skin gets crazy dry.


MORNINGS: In the mornings I usually just rinse my face with water. I believe the less chemicals you put on your face, the better. So I rinse my face with water, pat dry it with a towel and moisturize with this moisturizer.

The CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30 is my favorite daily moisturizer at the moment. After trying many samples of this specific one, recommended to me by my dermatologist, I was thrilled with the results. It is a bit on the thicker side but only because it has sunscreen in it. Now I don't mind the sunscreen scent nor the texture because I'm getting hydration and protection from the sun. For me it's a win-win and it's only 1 product that I have to buy instead of 2. Another option is their Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face. Both are also great lightweight options. Sunscreen has also been a game changer for me! I was never one to apply sunscreen other than if I was going to the beach or the pool but I started to apply it before makeup rain or shine and my skin looks so radiant and healthy.

NIGHTS: After a long day, I can't wait to take off my makeup. Removing my makeup is honestly one of my favorite things to do. I love to wash off the day with my Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water. I'll take 2 cotton rounds and clean my face and after that I'll take an additional cotton round and take off any of the remain makeup off with my Thayers Natural Remedies Thayers Witch Hazel Alcohol Free Toner. It takes off every last bit of makeup and smells amazing!

After I shower I'll prep my skin for bed. I begin with a dry face and I'll continue and apply my under eye cream which is Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. It's literally a dream. After consistent use of this I've noticed my dark under eyes have lightened significantly! It's so hydrating and actually works.

I'll follow up with the BEST LANEIGE - Lip Sleeping Mask. It's the richest most hydrating lip mask and after wearing this at night, I wake up with hydrated, soft lips. Guaranteed. After that I'll add a few drops on either side of my face of the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate. I'll rub it in smaller circular motions on my cheeks, chin and forever - basically all over my face and then I'll moisturize with the CeraVe PM Face Moisturizer. It's significantly lighter of a consistency than the AM moisturizer but again it leaves my skin soft and ready for the final step.

Finally, I use a Jade Roller all over my face to add a little luxury to my night time routine and use of a Jade Roller help decrease inflammation and helps blood circulation on your face. I like to leave it in a cool place like the refrigerator or an air conditioned room and the chilled roller feels wonderful on your face. I have seen a difference after using it! My skin looks tighter and less puffy when I wake up in the morning.

Woo, what a long post! I hope you find these products helpful and love them as much as I do. Let me know some of your favorite skincare products down below!

Thanks so much for reading today's post!


Restyling your closet

July 17, 2018

I just thought this shot looked so pretty! The sun hit us just at the perfect spot!
This one too! I'm glowing :)
Happy Tuesday! So sorry this post is going up so late but today was so hectic. I've been so busy trying to blog, work my full time, job, style, have a social life, love on my boyfriend and family, workout and sleep -- literally trying to do it all, everyday is exhausting. My friend told me about Randi Zuckerberg's book Pick 3 and how it explains that while we try to have it all, all the time, it's impossible so if we can pick 3 things to accomplish each day, your days become a little bit more balanced. Between work, family, friends, fitness and sleep, pick 3 and there's a higher chance you'll actually achieve your daily goals! Ever since she mentioned the practice, I've been trying to incorporate it in my day to day. Life can get so hectic sometimes, hence why this post is going up a little late!

I wanted to talk about giving your wardrobe a little makeover. I shared with you all a couple weeks ago that I was starting up a business as a style consultant. I wanted to make my services available to everyone, regardless of budget and I wanted to show how it is possible to make style fit for you! One of my favorite ways to incorporate new outfits in my closet is restyling the pieces I already have. Every once in a while I do a major purge and donate things that I haven't worn in over a year. I love using Thread Up to donate my clean and undamaged items, and after doing a purge I like to revaluate what is left. I'm a fan of basics and neutrals so I also make sure to keep a couple neutral pieces in my closet (white t-shirt, beige blazer, black jeans, etc.), and I love to have some prints too! I begin by taking out casual wear first and rearranging tops with bottoms and I make sure to take pictures of the new outfits I've styled that way I can always go back and look when I think I have nothing to wear.

Everything in today's post are pieces that I've had for at least 6-8 months yet never wore them this way. I'll be sharing even more #restylejuly outfits throughout the end of the month, make sure to follow the hashtag and if you're looking for styling advice, shoot me an email at I'd love to help you!

Thanks so much for reading today's post!

My petite friendly picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

July 12, 2018

What a morning it's been! I was up super early to shop the best sale of the year! Anyone else to set an alarm to shop?! Well, let me tell you the craziness that was this morning. I was up bright an early to check out all the new fall pieces and I found so much that I absolutely love and that is petite friendly! As I finalized my cart and went to complete my order my cart emptied - twice! After checking Nordstrom's twitter I saw that clearly I wasn't the only one who was shopping this early in the morning. After many attempts I gave up, but when I went back to check my Nordstrom account it looks like my order went through - twice! Sigh, I couldn't help but laugh. The website is still a little glitchy so be patient, friends! Here is what I got and I cannot wait to style these pieces! 

1. Halogen Tweed Midi Skirt - I bought a size 6P.

10. Halogen Puff Sleeve Sweater - available in petite!

I also purchased this coat for winter, this turtleneck because you can never have enough and these slides!

Happy Shopping and thanks for reading today's post! 


Nordstrom Sale: Everything you need to know!

July 9, 2018

Happy Monday, everyone! As many of you already know the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts this week. It's one of my favorite sales of the year and I wanted break down every detail in today's post.

The officially sale starts on July 12th for cardmembers! Cardmembers get to exclusively shop pre-season styles for a full week from July 12th to the 19th before the sale opens up to the public. Starting on July 20th the public gets to shop the sale until August 5th when it ends.

My recommendations for the sale:

Get a Nordstrom Card: I got mine just in time for the sale two years ago and I haven't regretted it. I personally don't like getting store credit cards unless I really like shopping at that store and shop often. Getting a Nordstrom card has only been beneficial for me, especially during the Anniversary Sale. You get reward notes that you can use towards your purchases and an alteration credit. You also get to shop the sale a week before everyone else and before all the good items sell out!

Shop for classic pieces: If you've been eyeing a pair of designer denim, now would be the time to get them. Most items are nicely discounted which is awesome considering these are all fall pieces. I purchased my black leather jacket during the sale and I wore it all fall!

Shop luxury: Like I stated before this sale is truly one of a kind and the discounts are great. Most stores have sales once products have been available for a couple weeks but this sale gives you discounted rates before the fall season begins! Brands like Tory Burch, Vince Camuto, BlankNYC and Rebecca Minkoff are available and it's the perfect time to buy from these brands.

Buy many sizes: Since I'm a petite, I often order a variety of sizes when shopping. While I know my measurements, I like to get a few sizes to try on at home so that I can figure out which one fits best. I would recommend doing the same for this sale. A lot of items sell out quickly so it's best to buy a few different sizes just incase and return what doesn't fit,  instead of trying to find another size later on in the sale.

Happy shopping, friends and thanks so much for reading today's post!


Breaking News: I'm a stylist!

July 2, 2018

Jumpsuit: BP. c/o Nordstrom, Wedges: Steve Madden, Tote: Zara, (similar here), Earrings: old, (similar here)

My grandma always said dress up like you’re going to meet your future husband; while it’s no longer 1955 and I don’t feel the pressure to dress up for a man, I understand the sentiment behind what she said. Dress up like you’re meeting someone important, dress up like you’re meeting a potential client, or your future boss. Dress up like you’re representing yourself, which is at the end of the day is your brand. Style is important and it’s a reflection of you. It’s a reflection of how you’re feeling, how you feel about yourself and the message you are trying to portray to the world. I’m passionate about style and making it accessible to all.

Because my love for style is so strong, I’ve decided to pursue my passion and become a styling consultant. As a personal style blogger and as a petite discovering my style has been a journey all its own and I’m so excited to share my experience and knowledge with you ladies out there. Regardless of your body size, your budget or circumstance I’m ready to make style fit for you. I’ll be providing the following services and if you have any questions please feel free to email me at or visit the styling page on my blog!

Online Consulting - $50 (hourly) - 

Live outside of the Tri-State area? Looking for personal shopping assistance online? I'm happy to provide my styling consultant services online to all clients! Sometimes you just don't where to find what you're looking for and that's where I come in. Allow me to online shop for you and find the stylish pieces for your special event. After I will be able to provide clothing options from various retailers and then you can choose what best suits the occasion.

Wardrobe Redo - $150 (for 3 hours) - 

Allow me to restyle your current wardrobe. Together we can determine your style and go through your current wardrobe, and restyle pieces you already have and love. I can also assist in organizing your closet space making it easier for you to find your beautiful clothing and I can create a lookbook of outfits so you always have style options available.

Personal Shopping $225 (for 3 hours) - 

Whether you're looking for the dress of yours dream or looking for a whole new wardrobe, I can provide personal shopping assistance to help you find exactly what you're looking for. We can go over colors, fabrics and trends to get you the perfect look uniquely for you.

Thank you all for your continuous support!

I can’t wait to get started!
Xo, Maia

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