December 21, 2014

Beauty Sales Week of December 21st

Gilt:
  • Pro Beauty Buys: Up to 80% Off (Sale begins 9pm ET 12/21)
  • Anti-Aging Treatments Feat. Cosmo Skin Solutions (Sale begins Noon ET 12/22)

HauteLook:
  • Corioliss Hair Tools, POP Beauty (Sales begin 8am PT 12/21)
  • #ManiMonday: LVX Vegan Nail Lacquer, Stila (Sales begin 8am PT 12/22)
  • Skin & Co. Roma, Smashbox Smoke & Mirrors Set (Sales begin 8am PT 12/23)
  • Argan Magic Haircare, Edward Bess Cosmetics (Sales begin 8am PT 12/24)

  • Last-Minute Gifts: Haircare, Skincare & Makeup (Sale begins 9am PT 12/21)
  • Spa Day At Home: Skincare & More Feat. Avani (Sale begins 9am PT 12/22)

December 20, 2014

Link Love: December 14-20


If American Girl Dolls Were Real [Lauren Ireland]


How to Manage Holiday Stress [Levo League]

Nutella Hot Chocolate with Hazelnut Liqueur [Saveur]

Rent the Runway Raises Another $60 Million to Open More Stores [Fashionista]

The R29 Transparency Awards: 10 Brands Truly Worth Gifting [Refinery 29]

These Are, Hands Down, The Best 14 Outfits From 2014 [Huff Post Style]

December 19, 2014

Traveling Blogging Beauty Review: Sassoon Salon in Boston, MA

Just before my event that I co-hosted last Thursday, I headed to the Sassoon Salon for a blow-out and style. I very rarely get my hair done before events because I never feel like there's much to do with it.

Before // After

My stylist was Lena Vinnitsky, Assistant Creative Director for Sassoon Salon Boston and she was amazing as was everyone else at the salon! We had a great time chatting while she curled my hair to perfection. I asked for tighter curls since the time of my appointment was a few hours before the event, so I knew they would fall to softer waves by the event.

Lena used amazing products by Kérastase (one of my favorite brands) on my hair that all worked so well and my hair lasted well into the next day. Stop by Sassoon Salon for your holiday hair appointment!

Sassoon Salon
399 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

P.S. Need a last minute gift? Sassoon's holiday gift offer is amazing! For every $100 gift card purchase, receive a $20 savings voucher as a bonus gift to give away, or keep it for yourself. Use it towards a future haircut, color, blow-dry, or treatment! (Some restrictions apply- see your local Sassoon Salon for details)

The service at Sassoon was complimentary to me in exchange for an honest review of their services. All thoughts are my own. 

December 17, 2014

Envious Events: Magical Mondays at Chestnut Hill Square


On Monday evening, I headed out to Chestnut Hill Square in Chestnut Hill, MA for an evening of pampering at drybar followed by dinner at Seasons 52. I had never been to either location so I was especially excited for the evening!


First, we headed to drybar and were welcomed with champagne, cheese & crackers to enjoy while perusing what the blow-out only salon had to offer. I decided to go with the Cosmo-Tai! I never wear my hair wavy so this was a lot of fun to try out!


Next, we headed over to Seasons 52 just across the Square for an amazingly decadent dinner which all of us could barely finish! We were greater by amazing goodie bags (highlights: Starbucks reusable mug, Anthropologie socks, Starbucks gift card, Sweet cupcakes, & more!) and an amazing server Josh who took amazing care of us! The highlight of the meal was the fifth course and main entree- the surf and turf!


Six decadent courses later, we all headed out for the evening, with fabulous hair and a fabulously full stomach after a rich meal. I had an amazing time and definitely recommend checking out Seasons 52 and drybar at Chestnut Hill Square!

Everything mentioned above was complimentary, all opinions are my own.

December 15, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: The Boy

While I don't have a man in my life (besides my dad), I love styling imaginary boys in my life (embarrassing I know). Hope this helps for those of you with a man in your life!
Woodlore Tie & Belt Hanger: Just as women need a box of sorts for jewelry, this will help clear up major space in your man's closet.

J.W. Hulme Co. iPhone Wallet: A sleek leather wallet and phone case combo that will prevent unsightly wallet creases in jeans.

Guy 001 Guy Stuff Pouch: Help him jet set in style and organization with this quirky pouch.

Deus Ex Machina Klopmus Keychain: A chic and antique inspired lobster clasp keychain.

The Leading Man Fragrance Sampler For Him: This kit includes 4 colognes & 1 shaving cream for the leading man in your life, plus a voucher for a free full size cologne of his favorite from the set.

December 14, 2014

Beauty Sales Week of December 14th

Gilt:
  • Beauty Gifts: Sets & Fragrances (Sale begins 9pm ET 12/14)
  • Makeup We Love Feat. Koh Gen Do (Sale begins Noon ET 12/16)

HauteLook:
  • NuTika HairTools (Sale begins 8am PT 12/14)
  • #ManiMonday: Orly Gel Nails, Bioelements Skincare, jane iredale Cosmetics, L'Artisan Parfumeur (Sales begin 8am PT 12/15)
  • Dermovia Anti-Aging Systems, Mirenesse Australia, Topganic Professional Hair Care (Sales begin 8am PT 12/16)
  • AVIVA Hair Revitalizer, Fusion Beauty, Penhaligons London (Sales begin 8am PT 12/17)
  • Best Teeth Bleaching, Fragrance and Atomizers (Sales begin 8am PT 12/18)
  • Murad Skincare, Nest Fragrances (Sales begin 8am PT 12/19)
  • Color Me Professional Temporary Hair Color, Donna Bella 24K & Caviar Skincare (Sales begin 8am PT 12/20)

  • Beauty & Grooming Gifts, NuFace Skincare Treatments, Skincare Gifts Feat. Freeze 24-7 (Sales begins 9am PT 12/17)
  • $25 & Up: Winter Hair Secret Weapons (Sale begins 9am PT 12/18)
  • New Markdowns: Beauty Gifts From Favorite Brands (Sale begins 9am PT 12/19)
  • Best Bets: Beauty & Grooming (Sale begins 9am PT 12/20)

  • Mini Fragrances Make the Best Stocking Stuffers (Sale begins 11am ET 12/19)

December 13, 2014