I had a conversation with a dear friend the other day about how the effects of aging are starting to catch up to us. We commiserated about how much less effort it used to take to get out the door in the morning when we were ten years younger, bright eyed with wrinkle free skin. Those were the good old days, weren’t they?
All things considered, I have very much enjoyed entering my thirties and embarking upon the next adventure-filled decade of my life. What’s not to like? I’m happy at home, my career is on track and my life is overflowing with friends, love and puppies. One thing I have not enjoyed, however, are the physical effects of aging, particularly when it comes to the delicate skin around my eyes. Thankfully, I have a secret weapon in my arsenal, VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream O3.0, to help me look awake and ready to go, even when I’m the exact opposite of that.
Weekend One of Coachella is a mere 21 days away, not that I’m counting. Okay, I’m 100% counting but can you blame me? Music festivals, Coachella specifically, are my happy place so the fact that my favorite festival of them all is just three weeks away is quite exciting.
One of my favorite parts of Coachella is how into the whole scene people get when it comes to fashion and beauty. Hardcore music festival goers go WAY OUT for Coachella, to the point that attending Weekend One can feel a bit like taking in a bohemian-leaning fashion week. It’s a fascinating and inspiring scene all at the same time.
While I don’t have any pretenses about being a style blogger, or even that stylish of an individual, I am definitely a DIY-enthusiast, particularly when it comes to festival-related projects like the DIY gemstone choker I’m sharing with you today. This quick and easy music festival DIY is the perfect way to add a bit of unique personality and bohemian flair to any of your spring and summer looks.
If you’re a regular visitor to Musings on Momentum, you know that I strive to use natural skincare products whenever possible. One such brand that I have become acquainted with is DERMA E. You can find their GMO and cruelty-free lotions and potions at local retailers like Whole Foods, Sprouts and Ulta Beauty, meaning that their products are exceedingly easy to get your hands on here in the States.
DERMA E has a long history of making sustainable, natural products and have managed to stay at the top of their game and evolve as decades have passed. The company’s latest evolution comes in the form of their packaging which they recently revamped. I had the opportunity to take an early look at it and absolutely adore their simplified new look. Not only are DERMA E’s vegan skincare products top of their line, their packaging is now as well.
I don’t want to age myself but I have to admit that I was really excited to turn 30 this past January. My 20s were, how shall I put it…challenging. Years 20–29 were full of uncertainty and what felt like an endless amount of searching for who I wanted to become. You know, the normal growing pains every 20-something-year-old feels. Suffice it to say that I was more than ready to leave that period of my life behind and embrace the shiny new decade full of promise that 30 offered.
What I failed to consider were the ways in which I’d start seeing that decade. Joints that never gave me problems now ache, I can no longer stare at a computer all day without getting a migraine, and when I get out of bed in the morning I sometimes want to stiffly stretch in the same awkward, pained manner as my middle-aged dog. See what all of you bright and chipper 20-somethings have to look forward to?
My skin also appears to have gotten the memo about the ticking clock and has significantly changed in both texture and in terms of what it requires to stay looking plump and moisturized. Lucky for me, ARK Age Aware Skincare, a British skincare brand that treats skin concerns by age, reached out to me and offered to help ease my skin’s transition into this new decade.