Peter Thomas Roth: Peeling Gel


Keeping up with my skin care obsession, this Peter Thomas Roth Peeling Gel is a favorite that I’ve been using for the past year. It has truly changed how I exfoliate my face. I am prone to getting white heads from dead skin build up, especially on my forehead. Exfoliating clears that right up, but physical exfoliants, such as ones that have micro-beads in them, can be too harsh on my sensitive skin. I decided to look into using chemical exfoliants, but was not yet ready to dive in to the AHA/BHA market just yet. At Sephora, one of the reps suggested I try using an exfoliant with fruit enzymes and recommended this PTR one. He placed a small amount on my hand and I began to rub it into my skin; within a couple of seconds, dry skin started to flake off (gross, I know). As soon as I rinsed my hand, it revealed softer, brighter skin. I love seeing instant results, so obviously had to buy it!


I’m so glad I purchased this product – I have backups for my backup! I use it once to twice a week and my skin feels soft and gently exfoliated every time. I’ve heard the Juice Beauty Apple Peel one is also really good. I might try out their sensitive skin version. What do you use to exfoliate your face?

xx, Aria



Sweater Poncho + Trench Coat


It’s getting cold and rainy here in East Texas! On these days I prefer layering, so I can easily adjust from being outside to inside. This sweater poncho and trench coat combo is perfect for that. The poncho is short-sleeved, so I can wear a long sleeve shirt underneath for colder days, or just a tank top when it’s a little warmer. Since the trench coat is lightweight, it doesn’t make me feel or look bulky with the layers underneath. I also styled them with my favorite ankle boots by Sam Edelman and my Tory Burch crossbody bag.





What is your go-to layering outfit for this season? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to subscribe!

xx, Aria

sweater poncho | from Gap, similar here, here, and here

trench coat | from Banana Republic, similar here, here, and here


ankle boots