Monday, February 8, 2016

spring dreaming

i hope you all had a great weekend! thanks to all the snow we got on friday (i think we got close to 10 inches!), i kept low all weekend. i went out a few times to run some errands, but all in all it was a pretty relaxing weekend. did anyone watch the superbowl? i wasn't really rooting for one team in the particular, but i'm all about the commercials, half-time show, and appetizers!

here's a springtime outfit for you. although i can't wait to break out my favorite dresses, i'm equally excited for the day when i can get away with just wearing a sweater and scarf, no jacket! i'm getting a little sick and tired of my down puffer coat and pea coats...

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

tory burch resort 2016

monday's weather was so warm it felt like spring! a great way to start out february, although it's still one of my least favorite months of the year (with the exception of valentine's day. any holiday that includes chocolate is good in my book!).

i'd say i have a slight case of spring fever and i've already started bookmarking and pinning items i wish i could buy. tory burch has some gorgeous pieces in her resort collection, and the photos from the lookbook are beautiful! very pretty and relaxing, right? definitely makes me wish i had a beachy vacation planned in the next month or two.

you can check out the full collection here. my two favorites are this printed dress and these espadrille sandals!

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Friday, January 29, 2016

makeup favorites

as promised, here's a new beauty post! i'm by no means a professional, or even really passionate about makeup. i love to play with it, but most days it's just bb creme, concealer, mascara and i'm done. i could, however, watch makeup tutorials on youtube for hours on end, specifically lisa eldridge. she makes everything look so easy (and would it be strange to say i find her voice relaxing?...). this universally chic makeup tutorial is one of my favorites, i also love this one with alexa chung–no surprise there!

anyway, here are some of my current makeup favorites! have a wonderful weekend!


glossier priming moisturizer: i layer this over my daily moisturizer like a primer before i put on any makeup. it helps to plump the skin and prep it for foundation/bb creme/concealer. it's perfect for the sad winter months because it's an extra boost of moisture and keeps everything in place pretty well!

diorskin nude bb creme: i just started using this a few weeks ago and i LOVE it. for the past year or so i was switching between glossier's skin tint and bare minerals complexion rescue. both are great products that i still use occasionally. however, the skin tint didn't have a desirable amount of coverage for this time of year (good for "no makeup" days), and the complexion rescue could look a little chalky on the dryer parts of my face. this bb creme, however, offers enough coverage to hide most of my redness, and gives a really healthy glow to my complexion. it also adjusts really well to my skin tone!

nars creamy concealer in vanilla: i use this concealer to cover up breakouts, dark marks left behind from breakouts, and redness around my nose. it blends so easily! i like to apply a dab of it on the back of my hand and use a small brush to precisely apply it.

bare minerals stroke of light in luminous 1: this is my under eye concealer. it's a light pink peachy color and it really brightens up the whole under eye area. the consistency is very light and fluid, making it a dream to blend out with a damp beauty blender! sometimes during the winter my eye area can really dry out when makeup is applied so i'll apply a (light!) second coat of eye cream before dabbing this on. this prevents it from looking chalky and chunky throughout the day.

nars laguna bronzer: i don't really use this bronzer to contour as much as i use it to add some warmth back into my face. i definitely look a lot healthier with a bit of color on my face and neck!

becca highlighter in opal: oh baby, this is one of the most gorgeous highlighters out there! but be careful, just a light tap of the brush picks up enough product to highlight your cheekbone and browbone. i start by applying it to my cheekbone and blend upward towards my temple and brush the excess on my browbone. it catches the light so beautifully!


eyeko me & my shadow liner in topaz: eyeshadow sticks were made for people like me. pencil a little on and use your finger to blend out. done!

rimmel scandaleyes waterproof kohl liner in brown: over the past year or so i've strayed away from black eyeliner. between my dark hair, dark eyebrows, and dark lashes... it can look a little too harsh on me for daily wear. i love my brown pencil liner! after i glide this on i take a pencil brush to smudge it out and it stays put. there's a little shimmer in this liner that isn't noticeable, but i'd like to find a similar one without the shimmer!

benefit roller lash mascara: this mascara took me by surprise! i'm very lucky to have long and thick lashes naturally, and i feel like i get my most desired results with bristle mascara wands. i had read tons of raving reviews about this mascara and i had to try it out for myself. this mascara seriously lengthens your lashes! it also holds a curl really well.

anastasia brow gel: i don't fill in my eyebrows because they are already pretty full and dark, but i like to set them in place. i'll run a spoolie brush through them (i use these!), and use the gel to set them in place!


glossier balm dot com: i use this every morning when i get out of the shower and every night before bed. it's really hydrating and adds a sheen to the lips that isn't goopy or too glossy!

smith's rosebud salve balm: i haven't been using too many lip products this winter, but i love to use smith's lip balms for a little rosy color (i love the strawberry version too!). it soaks into the lips quickly and leaves behind a nice rosy color!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

tassel keychains

i discovered these tassel keychains through a post katie did a few weeks ago and fell in love! i definitely have a thing for tassels (look at this throwback post from years ago...), and these are gorgeous! there's a variety of materials to pick from, but the mini cheetah tassel might be my favorite of them all. i think it would be the perfect addition to my car keys :)

i also want to mention that i think it's great that this shop allows you to customize your hardware as well. all tassels come with the split ring, but you can also add a matching lobster clasp.

large gold dot tassel keychain / mini cheetah print tassel keychain / large metallic gold tassel keychain / black leather balloon tassel keychain / large calf hair tassel keychain

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